-- synclavier® enthusiast and musician michael turner-craig has uncovered the rosetta stone for the synclavier® ii timbre language check out this enjoyable video featuring arturia’s synclavier v layered with an original synclavier® ii release g system.
Synclavier did'nt use a whole sample for frame based resynthesis it extracted calculated waveforms like you can read in the pdf in the post you said was well put by koshdukai and in other places including in the availble posts and material in the forum about the subject. The synclavier also used what was called a timbre frame, which arturia has renamed timbre slice with synclavier v, you can sequence up to 50 timbre slices for complex, evolving sounds and textures the key to understanding the synclavier v's simple-yet-complex synthesis engine is in how the additive and fm components work together.
The synclavier v is a software emulation of the synclavier digital synthesizer, combining additive, fm (frequency modulation) and timbre frame synthesis yeah i'm saying exactly that that's what we have now: additive (harmonic drawing) and fm (modulator editing) on a timeline.
(nb: this document describes the original synclavier ii, later models were significantly enhanced) these are the original timbre banks supplied with the synclavier ii. In particular, the timbre frame panel will let you create complex textures in no time throatdrone (paul schilling) this demo was made exclusively with the synclavier v.
The synclavier is something like the rolls royce of vintage synthesizer heritage some lower-end versions are not capable of using the 'timbre-frame' timbral scanning programming method the company created after the fall of new england digital in 1992 additional service and support can also be found at synhouse and synclavier european.
Of course, the synclavier is not primarily a synthesiser any more, and the timbre frames and resynthesis capabilities (explained below) were not present in those early days now the system can accommodate up to 96 voices of synthesised sound, but the basic means of creating a sound have remained essentially the same. I'm selling a 16-voice synclavier ii system it is one of the super rare 2% of synclaviers which has the timbre frame resynthesis capability another rarity is the black ork keyboard the system has a lot of sound disks, the realtime software disks, etc comes with manual, extra floppy drive, etc. Thanks for the explanation but the sampling/resynthesis is as much of a part of the soul of the synclavier 2 as the additive and fm synthesis.