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#2923702 - 04/27/18 09:32 AM New synth: DSI Sequential X
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Dave Smith Instruments just posted this teaser video on their facebook page - DSI Sequential X (link to facebook)

Synthtopia has an extremely brief writeup with screenshots.

edit: teaser now on youtube as well:


X Trailer

Consider me intrigued!


Edited by RichieP_MechE (04/27/18 10:46 AM)

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#2923705 - 04/27/18 10:11 AM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: RichieP_MechE]
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Intrigued, also.
Looks like something very different is coming from DSI. Looking forward to it.
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#2923706 - 04/27/18 11:16 AM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: ChiefDanG]
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Looks like fun. Used to be, you needed drugs to make stuff sound like that.
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#2923707 - 04/27/18 11:21 AM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: Bobby Simons]
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#2923709 - 04/27/18 11:31 AM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: vonnor]
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Ooooohhhhh!!! To quote Monty Python, "my nipples explode with delight!"

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#2923714 - 04/27/18 12:13 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: AWkeys]
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Appears to be something hybrid with samping options. A bit like a Nord wave maybe.
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#2923715 - 04/27/18 12:31 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: RudyS]
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I think I am suffering DSI burnout. Too many synths in a short period.
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#2923716 - 04/27/18 12:33 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: RABid]
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Originally Posted By: RABid
I think I am suffering DSI burnout. Too many synths in a short period.


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#2923720 - 04/27/18 01:03 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: RABid]
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I think I am suffering DSI burnout. Too many synths in a short period.


And they all pretty much sound the same. Thin. At least this will have a piano.

It's a shame that Dave can't reproduce the magic of the P5 or the 600. They just sound so much better and have a weight and presence to them that the DSI stuff is lacking.

With the stuff he is putting out now, you're better off going with a plugin. I don't hear any benefit to getting DSI hardware at this point.

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#2923727 - 04/27/18 01:24 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: MojoGuyPan]
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#2923731 - 04/27/18 01:48 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: Markyboard]
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The 8Dio logo in the corner has been confirmed to mean a partnership with them. Seems like this thing will have some sample playback possibilities. I'm intrigued.

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#2923732 - 04/27/18 01:49 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: Markyboard]
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Originally Posted By: Markyboard

Looks a bit like a next gen PEK.

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#2923735 - 04/27/18 02:10 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce

Looks a bit like a next gen PEK.

dB


Yup - my thoughts exactly. And it may just generates a few more sales when potential customers ask to hear the piano.

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Edited by Markyboard (04/27/18 02:11 PM)

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#2923737 - 04/27/18 02:15 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: Markyboard]
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I'm intrigued. I like DSI.

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#2923739 - 04/27/18 02:17 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: dsetto]
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What goes away? I like everything in their current stable.
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#2923741 - 04/27/18 02:23 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: CEB]
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#2923742 - 04/27/18 02:48 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: Markyboard]
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#2923767 - 04/27/18 07:15 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: MojoGuyPan]
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Originally Posted By: MojoGuyPan
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I think I am suffering DSI burnout. Too many synths in a short period.


And they all pretty much sound the same. Thin. At least this will have a piano.


Disagree, a lot. The P6 and Pro2 have a completely different filter structures than anything else Dave builds and they sound different and much warmer.
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#2923773 - 04/27/18 08:20 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: mate stubb]
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Hmmm...two wave tables and two analog oscillators? Has the analogue resurgence peaked? Is it time for new and interesting developments with digital...again? Will the analogue market plummet...again? Perhaps we'll experience a five-year run on trends instead of the several decades of this recent technological renaissance?
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#2923777 - 04/27/18 08:44 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: brenner13]
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Originally Posted By: brenner13
Hmmm...two wave tables and two analog oscillators? Has the analogue resurgence peaked? Is it time for new and interesting developments with digital...again? Will the analogue market plummet...again? Perhaps we'll experience a five-year run on trends instead of the several decades of this recent technological renaissance?


The answer is hybrid... keep the good things from both analogue and digital and unite them

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#2923789 - 04/27/18 10:42 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: KorgyPorky]
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Like styles, it'll keep as it's been for a while now - all generally concurrent. (Or not.)
To me, the wild card is computing. (As discussed here.) But to me, the day computing supplants purpose-built all-in-one machines for the majority is far off.

Based on the track record, this X will be interesting & useful. It will be too simple for some; not enough of something for others. But, I feel like I can rely on the likelihood it's gonna have a good composite of fundamentals that'll make it a fun, cohesive, musical performance instrument. And compelling for its time. Smart move.

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#2923798 - 04/28/18 01:37 AM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: dsetto]
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Those sounds I can do without. Why is everybody all of a sudden lost in space ?


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#2923805 - 04/28/18 03:58 AM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: Theo Verelst]
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One thing sadly missing from the Prophet 12 is the 10 key program select key pad.

Edit: This assumes it has program patch memory smirk


Edited by Markyboard (04/28/18 04:01 AM)

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#2923812 - 04/28/18 05:27 AM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: RudyS]
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Those sounds I can do without. Why is everybody all of a sudden lost in space ?

I'd say it's not about the sounds per se (after al, what can you say about the sounds of any synth in a demo that lasts under a minute?), it's about the prospects of the kinds of manipulations you can do and real-time control of them. And...

Originally Posted By: RudyS
Appears to be something hybrid with sampling options. A bit like a Nord wave maybe.

Yes, sample manipulation is cool, I think it's one reason the Nord Wave has so many fans (though I guess not enough for Nord to keep it in production), and is a really nice aspect of the synth in the Nord Stage 2/3. There aren't too many synths that are geared to do this kind of thing. Studiologic Sledge, I think. Or on a whole different level of sample manipulation, the Roland V-Synths. I'm curious to see what this new DSI will do.
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#2923867 - 04/28/18 11:05 AM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: AnotherScott]
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The only bone I have to pick with certain DSI offerings is the lack of being able to get to patches quickly. Deal-breaker in a live performance. cool
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#2923868 - 04/28/18 11:15 AM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: Dave Bryce]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Bryce

Looks a bit like a next gen PEK.


If that's what it turns out to be, a Poly Evolver with sampling, I'm really gonna want one.

Assuming it has aftertouch, the only thing missing would be the extra fifteen keys.
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#2923897 - 04/28/18 01:29 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: zephonic]
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#2923898 - 04/28/18 01:31 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: zephonic]
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You lost me on the 15 keys Z. But we really don't know very much at this point including oscillator/instrument assignment to mono/stereo channel architecture, feedback paths and maybe a few other goodies offered by the Polyevolver. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely excited about this.

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#2923903 - 04/28/18 01:49 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: Markyboard]
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Originally Posted By: Markyboard
You lost me on the 15 keys Z. But we really don't know very much at this point including oscillator/instrument assignment to mono/stereo channel architecture, feedback paths and maybe a few other goodies offered by the Polyevolver. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely excited about this.



Lol, I meant I'd like a 76-key version, ideally.

But yeah, I once played the PEK at dB's place and it was super-nice. If some of that mojo makes it back into this thing, I'm definitely interested. If it adds rompler capabilities or user sampling, OMG.
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#2923913 - 04/28/18 02:49 PM Re: New synth: DSI Sequential X [Re: MojoGuyPan]
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Originally Posted By: MojoGuyPan
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I think I am suffering DSI burnout. Too many synths in a short period.


And they all pretty much sound the same. Thin.


It's those Curtis filters; never been a fan. OB-6 and P6 sound so much better....

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