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Can the Dixie 2+ get FAT?

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Hey guys, right now my “bread and butter” analog osc is a Erica Synths Fusion VCO 2. I love how fat it can get with the sub and detune knobs (but even with those CCW it’s Thhhhick).

However, do to space constraints, I’m considering flipping it and my BIA for a Dixie and a Generate 3. I’ve been searching for examples online of the Dixie in action but haven’t found anything that shows how and if it can bring the beef I love with the Fusion VCO 2. I know it’s not one to one with these two oscillators, but would love to hear your thoughts on how the Dixie can be driven in this regard.
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Re: Can the Dixie 2+ get FAT?

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I mean, it has a sub osc so yeah, and it sounds like any other good analog osc when tuned low. The difference is the Fusion is a very different VCO from Dixie (and almost everything else) because of the tube - if it happens to be that it's really the tube sound that you like, Dixie nor basically anything else will not replace it. However, the Fusion's 3340 chip is found in a lot of other oscs nowadays; you could get something like an Electrosmith 3340 osc and it's literally the same chip as the Fusion, just no tube.

Also, I never thought that the Generate 3 sounds particularly fat either, just saying... It's very versatile but I wouldn't say is a specialist in low freqs. I'd say Rubicon 2 is my favorite low-range analog osc because the warp circuit sounds awesome at low ranges + 3 types of PWM (PWM can be important at low range IMO), but that's a really big osc in HP. Possibly the Ts-L would be my suggestion here as it's the same size as the Dixie but also has a variable-shape PWM (and a folder) so it can do a lot more interesting stuff at low freqs. By variable shape I don't mean it just opens and closes but rather develops a staircase-like pattern inside the wave, which sounds IMO far cooler under modulation than regular PWM.
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nios wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:31 pm I mean, it has a sub osc so yeah, and it sounds like any other good analog osc when tuned low. The difference is the Fusion is a very different VCO from Dixie (and almost everything else) because of the tube - if it happens to be that it's really the tube sound that you like, Dixie nor basically anything else will not replace it.
Yeah, I think you’re spot on. I just wish the VCO 2 had a few more options for modulation (being able to CV the detune to be specific). As for the Gen 3, I’m not thinking it’d replace the VCO 2 in any way, but rather the BIA. I find myself preferring my other NE voices over the BIA, and for what the BIA can do there’s a pretty narrow palette I like in it. Any how, the modular puzzle continues.
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Re: Can the Dixie 2+ get FAT?

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What about a Noise Reap Paradox?

I’ve got a Dixie 2+, mixing PWM and sub osc produces some fairy decent sounding bass

But recently got the Paradox, and it coupled with WMD C4RBN is an interesting combo especially when wave folding is on
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Put the Dixie 2+ thruogh a distortion/saturation module and it will get FAT.
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andyd wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:56 pm What about a Noise Reap Paradox?

I’ve got a Dixie 2+, mixing PWM and sub osc produces some fairy decent sounding bass

But recently got the Paradox, and it coupled with WMD C4RBN is an interesting combo especially when wave folding is on
Yeah, the Paradox caught my eye too. Good to hear an endorsement. And I have C4RBN so might be worth checking out.
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Re: Can the Dixie 2+ get FAT?

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Nano ONA is great, small, and inexpensive
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