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by ZeeOne
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth
Replies: 39
Views: 6187

Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

Knight Rider 2000 was a TV movie from 1991 that reunited David Hasselhoff (Michael Knight), Edward Mulhare (Devon) and for whatever reason an uncredited William Daniels (the original voice of KITT) in a futuristic update of the classic TV series. Also, a pre-X Files Mitch Pileggi played the primary...
by ZeeOne
Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 61661

Re: Yamaha Reface

He's joking guys... The image was worked up by a person offering up an open suggestion/plea to Yamaha as to what they should do next with the Reface series. Would be a nice thing though. Would make me look a bit harder at a Reface. No, what they should do next is combine all 4 engines into one 61-k...
by ZeeOne
Tue May 26, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Novation X-Station 49 vs. M-Audio Venom
Replies: 3
Views: 4355

Novation X-Station 49 vs. M-Audio Venom

I need a synth that can double as a MIDI controller via USB. It needs to be somewhat compact (since I plan on gigging it) but still have at least 44 keys (since I plan on playing it). These two seem to be the ones that suit me best. Venoms are a dime a dozen on eBay, but it requires the software edi...
by ZeeOne
Sat May 23, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why are organs so easy to synthesize?
Replies: 11
Views: 3848

Why are organs so easy to synthesize?

It seems of all "real instrument" sounds, the easiest to create without the use of any sampling are organ sounds. Pipe organs, electric organs, etc...they sound very spot-on to my ears. Strings and brass retain an electronic flavor and plucked instrument sounds (such as guitars) always sound...well,...
by ZeeOne
Fri May 22, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MusicRadar 10 Greatest Synths all time....
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

Re: MusicRadar 10 Greatest Synths all time....

These days website publishers have finally figured out people hate click-through slideshows and offer an all-in-one view.

Back when this article was published, though....
by ZeeOne
Mon May 18, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize next?
Replies: 45
Views: 5095

Re: What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize n

To be honest, what I'd really like to see is Korg slap together 2 or 3 Volca Keyses, add a couple more waveforms, and put them into some surplus MS2000 or Radias shells and give us a full size analog poly for around 900 USD...
by ZeeOne
Mon May 18, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize next?
Replies: 45
Views: 5095

What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize next?

I'd like to see a Mono/Poly mini, or perhaps a MaxiKorg 800DV (MiniKorg 800DV?)...
by ZeeOne
Fri May 15, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just how far have synths come in the last 20 years?
Replies: 33
Views: 3345

Re: Just how far have synths come in the last 20 years?

Computer integration: onboard audio and MIDI Over USB, VST editors, Silent Way (sample accurate CV), etc. See, this is the main thing that throws me off when thinking about buying pre-USB synths. My brain goes: Synths have computer chips, making them computers USB is the standard for computers A sy...
by ZeeOne
Fri May 15, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just how far have synths come in the last 20 years?
Replies: 33
Views: 3345

Re: Just how far have synths come in the last 20 years?

...don't underplay the contribution of the ROMpler as a synthesis innovation -- especially if you generalize the basic principle underpinning the ROMpler: stitching together pre-recorded audio pieces to make sound. In this generalized viewpoint are a whole pile of innovations, includeing wavetable ...
by ZeeOne
Thu May 14, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just how far have synths come in the last 20 years?
Replies: 33
Views: 3345

Re: Just how far have synths come in the last 20 years?

I guess the question I'm really asking the forum is whether is not the fundamental nature of synthesizers themselves has changed enough that I should feel odd investing in equipment that's not 100% up to date. For example, let's look at guitars for a moment: a modern Schecter Blackjack ATX C-1 FR at...
by ZeeOne
Tue May 12, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just how far have synths come in the last 20 years?
Replies: 33
Views: 3345

Just how far have synths come in the last 20 years?

So I've been window shopping for a new (or just new to me) keyboard. In the past, I had a Korg Z1 and a Roland JP-8000. I ditched the Z1 because I got tired of all the menu-diving involved in editing and I parted with the JP because I started feeling weird playing a piece of technology over 15 years...
by ZeeOne
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: "Affordable" Modern Synth Showdown
Replies: 10
Views: 4332

Re: "Affordable" Modern Synth Showdown

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I know nearly everyone here has said the Blofeld, but I think I might scratch that one off the list. From the demo videos I've seen, it seems like a lot of menu diving is involved in crafting sounds, even though the most commonly used parameters are editable rig...
by ZeeOne
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: "Affordable" Modern Synth Showdown
Replies: 10
Views: 4332

"Affordable" Modern Synth Showdown

I want to buy a new(er) keyboard but since Roland insist that they can't sell the JD-Xa for less than 2 grand and/or make a budget version with adult-size keys and DSI can't make a poly without semi-weighted keys and wooden end pieces, I'm forced to look at VAs and the like. Here's what I've been lo...
by ZeeOne
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Musikmeese 2015 is next week...
Replies: 8
Views: 941

Musikmeese 2015 is next week...

What new gear are you hoping to see?

Banking on the Roland JD-Xa myself, but that's probably wishful thinking...
by ZeeOne
Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI PRO 2
Replies: 165
Views: 33108

Re: DSI PRO 2

If they'd just forego the semi-weighted keys and real wood ends, they could probably sell this for less, and as a result, sell more of them. Just sayin'. The race is on for a true analog that can play chords for under a grand...whomever is willing to do this will sell so many their losses will quick...