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by Dave Bryce
Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MacBeth M5 Synthesizers
Replies: 54
Views: 6771

Re: MacBeth M5 Synthsizers

I have one. Fabulous piece. 8-)
nadafarms wrote: it's lame that Ken never made a manual or any documention.
+1. :roll:

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by Dave Bryce
Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many Andromedas have been produced thus far?
Replies: 34
Views: 3926

Re: How many Andromedas have been produced thus far?

Howdy, gents - Got a PM from a few of you asking if I knew how many Andys have been made/if I had any idea how to tell from the serial numbers. Sadly, I have no idea...but my educated guess would be well into the thousands. Heck. there are 250 of my "birthday" units (the ones with the red overlay) a...
by Dave Bryce
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Prophet with the Hairy Chest.
Replies: 31
Views: 4134

Hossinfeffa wrote:I think the 3rd is the Roland D-50.
I believe that is correct.

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by Dave Bryce
Sun May 04, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths That Never Were.
Replies: 74
Views: 15276

Designs existed for a five space rack-mount/tabletop version of Andromeda that was never built. Most of the knobs 'n buttons were there, except there was only one set each of the osc, filter and envelope controls with a toggle to switch them between destinations. There was also a scaled down eight v...
by Dave Bryce
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fattest polysynth ever made
Replies: 78
Views: 13398

radiospace wrote:It certainly might be the heaviest polyphonic synth ever made...
GX-1 wins that award, I think. :idea:

Might be more accurate to say that CS-80 is probably the heaviest polysynth that any of us stand a chance of ever owning. ;)

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by Dave Bryce
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Genesis - Wind and Wuthering
Replies: 109
Views: 19908

clusterchord wrote:my fav track is "One For The Wine", a positively monumenthal song. also "All In a Mouse's Night" and "Eleventh Earl Of Mar". sometimes i play "Blood On The Rooftops" on the piano, just to relax..
My fave on that record is also One For The Vine. That's the one I still play on the piano.

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by Dave Bryce
Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If the PO8 is a big market hit...
Replies: 48
Views: 8918

That's some massive sample wrangling, to fit a piano into less than 2MB!!! If memory serves, the original Kurzweil PC88/Micropiano was less - around 1 MB, I believe. The A6 is definitely not the reason Alesis sunk. There were extremely expensive unreleased products, parts overstock issues, overconf...
by Dave Bryce
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A few sounds I've programmed on the Prophet '08
Replies: 62
Views: 10312

Ski wrote:
carbon111 wrote:Ski, that apostrophe breaks your links on this forum :(
Yeah, I know. But dB :twisted: put the fear of God in me with regards to EVER seeing the name of this synth WITHOUT the apostrophe! :shock:
C'mon, Ski - even I wouldn't bust yer chops if it breaks a link... :roll: :wink:

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by Dave Bryce
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Andromeda A6 signal path is really ALL analog?
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

I believe the effects are side-chained into Andromeda's signal path in the analog domain.

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by Dave Bryce
Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Anyone using a Speakeasy Vintage Rackmount Stereo Tube Pre?
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

gd wrote:Have you both kept the stock tubes in it?
I have so far, but sooner or later I'll probably try it with some Groove Tubes...

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by Dave Bryce
Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Anyone using a Speakeasy Vintage Rackmount Stereo Tube Pre?
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

I have one. It's really great for warming up ROMplers - it spends most of it's time strapped across the outputs of my ES8, but lately it's been closer to my M3. It's also been seen in the vicinity of my JD990 and V-Synth, and occasionally even does some drum track duty... 8) Funny thing is I don't u...
by Dave Bryce
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Origin of the "Solina Phaze" sound on Kurzweil K20
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

IIRC, that program was part of a set of patches written by Andrew Schlesinger called Analog Synths. It was some of the best use of the VAST engine for subtractive sounds that I've heard. 8)

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by Dave Bryce
Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If the PO8 is a big market hit...
Replies: 48
Views: 8918

I think someone in Japan is working on one. Japan has an interesting way of targeting and securing market share amongst Japnese owned businesses, so I'd say at least one of them is working on a polyphonic analog. I doubt that's it's anything like the new Prophet with it's all analog signal path, bu...
by Dave Bryce
Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Dave Smith Instruments site
Replies: 97
Views: 14567

yo DB, was DS going crazy last week? Usually he responds promptly to emails but I've sent him two a week apart and nothing from him yet. I can understand, obviously, things were probably whacko for him at DSI World HQ, but I hope nothing is amiss. Nah. He was on vacation last week, and as you have ...
by Dave Bryce
Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Dave Smith Instruments site
Replies: 97
Views: 14567

tallowwaters wrote: err...actually it was a joke because DB's post was doubled.
I wuz a victim of our good friend the Critical Error screen... :?

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