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by clusterchord
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 71
Views: 40243

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

1) The synth that made you want to play music: Hammond X5 my older brother had 2) Your first synth: Korg Poly 800 3) The synth that has surprised you most: PPG Wave 2 4) The synth that has disappointed you most: Oberheim Xpander and Elka Synthex 5) The synth you love most: Jupiter 8 6) The synth you...
by clusterchord
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: E-MU EMULATOR II+ Work Log
Replies: 48
Views: 26139

Re: E-MU EMULATOR II+ Work Log

what a fantastic thread. great job so far, with the whole refurbishing adventure. always great to see such dedication bringing a beautiful instrument back to life. and thanks to all for sharing. fact is, every emulator owner will need as much info and resources to keep it going, sooner or later. i f...
by clusterchord
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)
Replies: 136
Views: 84853

Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

phaser: Small Stone rev3 flanger: Boss BF-1 filter: MXR Envelope Filter - hardwired to my Rhodes muff/fuzz: SUF Tri-Muff V6 72, Hudson Broadcast, MI Neo Fuzz (Ge) delay: EHX DMM '79, Timefactor, El Cap reverb: Space eyeing some of the following: Kingsley Bard tube tremolo, Kingsley Page tube boost,...
by clusterchord
Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! (Like Darth Vader)
Replies: 28
Views: 2044

Re: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! (Like Darth Vad

im sorry to hear that, i feel like total s**t whenever i find just about the smallest malfunction on one of my synths. nothing screws up your day, or week, like that. i hope you get it fixed soon. PS i must admit when i first read the title of the thread, a thought rushed thru my head that your Moog...
by clusterchord
Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft
Replies: 24
Views: 1647

Re: hi again. has everyone gone a little soft

hi and welcome back ;) with me nothing much has changed, i still use VSTi only for samples i.e. orchestra, ethnic, acoustic drums and percussion. everything synthesis is hardware, and/or real instruments recorded like guitar, rhodes, bass etc. i still mix ITB as deadlines are always short, and total...
by clusterchord
Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most physically attractive synths
Replies: 133
Views: 10448

Re: Most physically attractive synths

Roland Jupiter 6 - absolute best looking SCI Prophet 5 - can't get more classic than that. of all the synths with wood, this is it. Waldorf XTk - i know i know but can't resist orange, one of my favorite colours Oberheim Matrix 12 - cold, clean, perfect moog source - space age beauty Roland Jupiter ...
by clusterchord
Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: WHATEVER...
Replies: 52
Views: 2500

Re: WHATEVER...

Moog Prodigy
Oberheim SEM original
Waldorf Microwave
Eminent Solina
Juno 60
by clusterchord
Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Macbeth Proto
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: Macbeth Proto

it has a transistor ladder filter, that can self oscillate and do sine. this is sort of a mini version of minimoog - VCO3 can be switched to LOW, send to filter or other VCOs. but there are extras: it has both individal CV IN for each VCO (!!), and individual VCO outputs. there's a lot of options wi...
by clusterchord
Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PWMing sound examples?
Replies: 36
Views: 1699

Re: PWMing sound examples?

here's a cpl of examples: sh2, first one then two oscillators, introducing PWM, switching octaves, and finally tweakin filter cutoff: http://www.babic.com/SYN/SH-2/clc_SH-2_square-pw-pwmseq.mp3 slow PWM on trident mk1, w filter env: http://www.babic.com/SYN/TRIDENT/Tri1_ResoPWM-Strgs.mp3 fast PWM on...
by clusterchord
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?
Replies: 124
Views: 14791

Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

Yamaha YS200 http://www.deepsonic.ch/deep/htm/ys200.php So ugly I think it actually has gone full circle and now looks kinda appealing in a mad 80s toy kinda way. :lol: yesss i thought of this one soon as i saw the title of this thread. absolutely hideous. as for Roland Gaia, i don't find it ugly. ...
by clusterchord
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Envelope Followers
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: Envelope Followers

there are circuits that act as pitch-to-CV followers. yet only a handful of synths feature this. like Korg MS-20, and Roland P/V Synth SPV-555. tracking is of course monophonic, and not dead accurate or lightning quick, but works. as for envelope followers, besides extracting the amplitude, some of ...
by clusterchord
Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequentix Cirklon pre-order!
Replies: 40
Views: 3722

Re: Sequentix Cirklon pre-order!

that's good news :D . ive corresponded with Colin about this few yrs back, just when he discontinued P3, asking him to please go CV in his next design.
by clusterchord
Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequentix Cirklon pre-order!
Replies: 40
Views: 3722

Re: Sequentix Cirklon pre-order!

it looks marvelous. i sincerely hope its CV implementation will be substantial. not just an after-thought. i don't really sequence midi gear when i perform anymore. only analog CV gear via Kenton Pro2000mk2 midi-cv converter, which is bloody innacurate and late soon as you have more than one track g...
by clusterchord
Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage Keyboard Studio now launched
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: Vintage Keyboard Studio now launched

you got nice selection of vintages, and a very nice Neotek console. that im most jelous of. ;) if i may, id like to suggest a few things you might improve /add in the future, to make this a serious tracking facility for, as u say, ppl looking for analog touch/warmth/etc, or at least what id love to ...
by clusterchord
Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 2 Pole Poll Round 2
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: 2 Pole Poll Round 2

Oberheim SEM (original w CA3080) - still the best and unmatched, even by crapload of clones that emerged over the years and decades. close second is 12dB filter in Obrheim OBXa, derived from SEM circuit to acomodate CEM3320. third place would have to be a tie btwn CS-50/60/80 and Jupiter 8 looking a...