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One of my favorite machines is, did you guess it, Geonik's "PrimiFun" generator.
Why? You can do an awesome lot of things with it! (check out the example files)
But what exactly is so wonderful about it?
In its simplicity, its few parameters are very well shaped - as stated by Geonik
in the helpfile coming with PrimiFun, its cutoff filter's resonance follows the
amplitude. That, together with the FULL control over the whole ADSR curve makes
it possible to create sounds from 101/303 style quality to slowly rising fat pads
(that often only require few additional effects for a very good sound). While I was
creating the example files, I found that I could even create a somewhat (well)
And, the best thing about it, while its playing lets say a long single note, you can
change any of the parameters, and PrimiFun reacts immediately and changes the sound
while its playing the note. Tweaking the pulsewidth and/or cutoff and/or resonance
while it plays, you can create CONTROLLED effects and set accents to one single note...
I can imagine you can even create some sort of digeridoo like sound with it when routing
it thru a vocal filter or something - try it yourself and let me know! :)
One advice: use a compressor with a very high compression ratio (limiter) when you want
to tweak PrimiFun heavily. You can create sounds of very (very!) high impact, so be careful
and... Buzz on!
OK here 'tis... somehow the example files are NOT what I wanted them to be (except the
ElecBass example which I find very nice), when I use PrimiFun in my own songs its just
wonderful and the examples are... well, not bad, but not good, and far from wonderful. :)
I hope it inspires you people to play around with the machine, because that's the biggest
fun of it all.
|Attached File: primifundemo.zip
|I'd never really thought about the Primifun as a synth I'd take too seriously, but those examples showed me how truly wrong I was. Thanks! 2001-05-25 by jts
|The Primifun has been one of favorite machines ever since I've been using buzz (which has been about a year). I find that it especially sounds good in the bass range, but gets a little thin and chirpy at the top. It also doesn't tend to harmonize well in my experience so I use it more for effects and colouring than for chords. I really enjoy setting it through a reverb with a reeeeeally long decay rate and letting it play extended organ point notes. I've also made some really weird hissing percussive noises uses a primifun with a raverb. Good machine. 2001-05-25 by Eidolon Named Night