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by redchapterjubilee
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Songs Using The Alesis HR-16 Drum Machine
Replies: 20
Views: 12285

Re: Songs Using The Alesis HR-16 Drum Machine

A year or so ago Billy Corgan auctioned off a bunch of his old Smashing Pumpkins junk and one of the things he auctioned was an HR-16 that he used on "1979". It doesn't sound like it to me because the drum machine track(s) are affected and Jimmy Chamberlain plays over it at times, but supposedly it'...
by redchapterjubilee
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is the Behringer Model D Finally Shipping?
Replies: 15
Views: 6617

Re: Is the Behringer Model D Finally Shipping?

Yup. Mine will be here tomorrow.
by redchapterjubilee
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is the Behringer Model D Finally Shipping?
Replies: 15
Views: 6617

Re: Is the Behringer Model D Finally Shipping?

Musicians Friend says they have them. I called, since often times they will list it available on the website but not actually have it. Well, they actually have them. Sweetwater, on the other hand, have no idea when they are getting theirs, only that Behringer told them "any day now". Thinking of can...
by redchapterjubilee
Tue May 03, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do you rate Prince on synths?
Replies: 12
Views: 3497

Re: How do you rate Prince on synths?

I think he pretty much used stock presets on most of the synths he's used, though his use has become iconic. It's hard to lay hands on an Oberheim and not want to play Prince licks. I think he was more a trendsetter in how he programmed drum machines. His rhythms weren't always outlandish or showy (...
by redchapterjubilee
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synth
Replies: 153
Views: 36191

Re: Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synth

I ordered from Sweetwater in January and will make payment #3 on the no interest plan next month...for something that still hasn't been delivered to me!
by redchapterjubilee
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Questions about the modular fascination
Replies: 49
Views: 4878

Re: Questions about the modular fascination

I've been able to successfully avoid the modular money trap (at least so far, knock on wood) for two major reasons: the first being that it is a bit of an investment $$$-wise and my friends who do modular are forever spending money and time trading modules in and out; the second, and probably most i...
by redchapterjubilee
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer
Replies: 31
Views: 15057

Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

Very excited about this. I've had a Mono Lancet since they were released and that is still my main analog monosynth. I love the sound (it's the closest to Moog of anything I've had that isn't Moog) and I was able to get mine brand new well below $600. The Lancet doesn't have oscillator sync and you ...
by redchapterjubilee
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?
Replies: 44
Views: 4812

Re: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?

Hey, even Hans Zimmer has to orchestrate "in the box" before he gets permission to record with a *real* orchestra. Yup. I used to work with a guy that ran a production company with Zimmer and got to talk to him a bit about his process. As he scores he uses samplers and MIDI to play for the client b...
by redchapterjubilee
Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How is the MFB Synth II fairing these days?
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: How is the MFB Synth II fairing these days?

I wouldn't say it sounded anemic, it just didn't have the largess of tone that I thought it should. Clean. I'd say more Japanese in tone than American. Reminds me a lot of Juno 6/60/106 with a tad more girth.
by redchapterjubilee
Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How is the MFB Synth II fairing these days?
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: How is the MFB Synth II fairing these days?

It's a very clean sound. I thought the filter was pretty weak. But I liked the design of it and as long as you used sounds that didn't have any radical filter movements it sounded quite nice. I had two over the years. The first wouldn't hold tune very well; the second was much better.
by redchapterjubilee
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Geddy Lee/Rush synths
Replies: 15
Views: 15866

Re: Geddy Lee/Rush synths



Just found this posted on another forum and thought I'd share. It's an interview with Jack Secret, GEd's longtime keyboard tech, from a couple of years back on the Clockwork Angels tour. They have quite the setup and still rely a lot on mid '80s era samplers.
by redchapterjubilee
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone here burned out on modern analog?
Replies: 74
Views: 9777

Re: Anyone here burned out on modern analog?

For the most part I went in the other direction. When I first started programming electronic music 11 years ago there wasn't any affordable new analog, so I had to buy used vintage and I got tired of buying synths that were either half (or completely) broken or a compromise in functionality. Once ne...
by redchapterjubilee
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what's up with my moog slim phatty being out of tune?
Replies: 9
Views: 8444

Re: what's up with my moog slim phatty being out of tune?

I had a Little Phatty with a bad 2nd VCO. It would never 100% track accurately. Not even a full octave. It was painful to have the oscillators tuned just right at middle C for a little bit of movement between the two then have it go sharp with every half-step beyond that. Moog eventually had to repl...
by redchapterjubilee
Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Using nothing but samples to create music
Replies: 79
Views: 11025

Re: Using nothing but samples to create music

Last week I was watching this funk documentary on VH1 Classics that Nelson George produced, with ?uestlove narrating. They interviewed Marcus Miller, famed bassist with who knows who all (I know him from playing with and producing Miles Davis in the '80s). Miller, when questioned about the lack of l...
by redchapterjubilee
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Streichfett
Replies: 132
Views: 28181

Re: Waldorf Streichfett

There's a Sound On Sound video that Matrixsynth linked to last night. I watched it this morning and was seriously underwhelmed. Sounded more like a 1990 era ROMpler's string piano patch than an analog divide down stringer. Of course, that's Musikmesse and it wasn't plugged in straight to the camera....