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Isometric Dub Siren

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11 hours ago, A_B_C said:

Very nice drawing! And what does this piece of gear actually do? :)

 

Yeah i have the same question! I bet it’s some kind of nuclear button ) But looks cool anyway

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Bonjour.

 

S'il y a un potentiomètre de volume, l'appareil doit certainement générer des sons (de la musique ou peut-être des bruits?).

Peut-être que je suis stupide !!

 

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Yeah, it's a pretty obscure item. It's called a dub siren, because it's used predominantly in reggae and dub music. It's a cheap synthesizer, similar to those used in old toy guns to generate different type of laser-like noises.

 

I don't have the DS-01 anymore (hence the isometric homage, I was saying good bye to it lol) because I got the new one, but is similar enough. So here's a short demo.

 

Cheers!

dub siren demo.MP4.00.mp4

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Hi Ros,

 

Nice job there, how did you do the red tint, was it done with curves or a transparent layer?

 

I love vintage synths, the more knobs, sliders and patch leads the better (I'm looking at you ARP 2600), there's a truly nerdy site that deals with the hardware and emulators. https://www.arturia.com/products

 

Even though I did Music Tech in the 90's, I don't recognise the box itself, but the sounds are very familiar.

 

There's an app for that...http://www.dubsiren.com/index.html

 

Meanwhile over on Youtube...

 

Edited by peter
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22 hours ago, peter said:

Nice job there, how did you do the red tint, was it done with curves or a transparent layer?

 

 

Hi @peter, it's a blurred pixel layer, as you can see here:

 

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22 hours ago, peter said:

I don't recognise the box itself, but the sounds are very familiar.

 

Dub sirens have always been handmade by indie manufacturers, so there are tons of different designs since the '70s. Even Benidub's products are handcrafted one by one, but with an unprecedented attention to design, materials and construction.

 

Most dub sirens used to look like this:

 

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The closest thing on the regular market would be Korg's Monotron / Monotribe:

 

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