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by ZeeOne
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help me choose a midrange workstation
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: Help me choose a midrange workstation

How important is the sampling function to you? The trend for at least the last 5 years is to remove multisampling from workstations, but allow multisample import . Yamaha even offers free auto-sampling tools to owners for this purpose. Sample and edit on the computer, load into the keyboard for per...
by ZeeOne
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help me choose a midrange workstation
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: Help me choose a midrange workstation

-Korg KROSS 2 -Roland FA-06 Sampling limited to one-shots and loops (i.e. focusing on drums) for both of these. No multismapling. -Yamaha MOXF6 (also looked at the MODX6 but I don't think it has sampling) Both have sample playback from flash memory (built-in fro MODX, optional fro MOXF), but neithe...
by ZeeOne
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help me choose a midrange workstation
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Help me choose a midrange workstation

So right now the only keyboard instrument I have is an M-Audio Code 49 that I use with the virtual instrument plugins that come with Pro Tools (XPand!2 and Vacuum mostly, though the piano and B3 sims are nice). It's annoying to have to restart my computer and wait for PT to load if I want to play an...
by ZeeOne
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What happened to Kurzweil?
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: What happened to Kurzweil?

But I do agree it is kind of a shame they don't make a 61 key, or better (for me) a rack version. I would like a K2500R :) To be fair, they do have two versions of the PC3 that have 61-key models. But neither the Forte nor the PC4 have 61-key versions, though the latter is fairly new so maybe a 61-...
by ZeeOne
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What happened to Kurzweil?
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

What happened to Kurzweil?

Back in the 90s/early 2000s these guys were like the Rolls Royce/Bentley of the keyboard world, but now all of their stuff seems dated. They've never used touchscreens and even their website looked like something out of the early to mid 2000s until recently. VAST, to the best of my knowledge, is sti...
by ZeeOne
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer's clone army
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Behringer's clone army

How does this community (and for those with contacts in the vintage synthesizer community, as a whole) feel about Behringer's vintage clones? They've got an Odyssey, a Roland VP-330, a few different Moogs...I saw over on Gearslutz ( :lol: ) that they've got a Solina in the works as well as patent fi...
by ZeeOne
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Musicianship and electronic music
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Re: Musicianship and electronic music

one thing I don't like is that it's given synth makers an excuse to skip having a keyboard. I see this differently. My preference is to have one decent weighted keyboard for actual playing. You can spend money on a good action that you like, and not wastefully duplicate it for every synth. I like t...
by ZeeOne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: which is the best roland JX to get?
Replies: 12
Views: 2524

Re: which is the best roland JX to get?

Why someone would pay more for a JX3P than a JX-10 is beyond me. I know, but it's a fashion thing. People pay more now for CZ-101's than CZ1's. Seriously! The same is true for DX100 over something like a DX11. And probably why SH-101's are still going for around a grand. £1000+ for a damn SH-101 - ...
by ZeeOne
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Musicianship and electronic music
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Musicianship and electronic music

I won't deny the usefulness of MIDI, but one thing I don't like is that it's given synth makers an excuse to skip having a keyboard. I get that having a keyboard adds expense and for people with smaller studios, takes up space, but I feel it's allowed electronic musicians to get away from musiciansh...
by ZeeOne
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth
Replies: 39
Views: 8434

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: 82233

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: 5053

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: 4645

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: 2893

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: 7447

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...