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by MarkM
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Step Sequencer VST
Replies: 22
Views: 3663

Re: Step Sequencer VST

Sugarbyte's Thesys is the best step sequencer VST I have found.
http://www.sugar-bytes.de/content/produ ... hp?lang=en
by MarkM
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Mark Mahoney "Winter's Dream" Set
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Mark Mahoney "Winter's Dream" Set

My one hour live performance is available for download. I would categorize it as progressive ambient. I used a Moog Voyager, Korg ESX-1. Ableton Live, and an Akai MPK 49 midi controller. Absynth 5 and Reaktor are used in Ableton. You can copy and paste the following link to your browser and get the ...
by MarkM
Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: MIDI-out for Propellerhead's Record
Replies: 17
Views: 1508

Re: MIDI-out for Propellerhead's Record

A very good vst with midi out (and in) is Sugarbyte's Thesys. It's a step sequencer but has some other features as well which can send out a sequence to any CC number. Don't know if this is exactly what you are looking for, but you might want to check it out. I love it. http://www.sugar-bytes.de/ind...
by MarkM
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Does such a sequencer exist?
Replies: 25
Views: 1874

Re: Does such a sequencer exist?

http://www.sugar-bytes.de/content/produ ... hp?lang=en

Would this do the trick? I love it.
by MarkM
Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Much reason to get a Little Phatty if you've got Minimoog?
Replies: 33
Views: 1705

Re: Much reason to get a Little Phatty if you've got Minimoog?

I own the Voyager and the Phatty. There is a sonic difference between the two; the Voyager is more refined and the Phatty is ballsier. However, despite not having RAC or an arp, the Voyager is the keyboard I keep coming back to. To my ears, the Voyager has a wider sonic palette and is easier to twea...
by MarkM
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: controller for my waldorf microwave xt
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: controller for my waldorf microwave xt

A great controller for the XT is the Akai MPK 49. That's what I use.
by MarkM
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why the alesis micron gets no respect ??
Replies: 32
Views: 2297

Re: Why the alesis micron gets no respect ??

Wouldn't it be nice if Akai repackaged the Micron in a knobby 49 key version. I can see Microns becoming sought after classics 10-15 years from now. Especially if soft synths become even more predominant.
by MarkM
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The thing that bothers me about the Little Phatty...
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: The thing that bothers me about the Little Phatty...

The Moog Voyager has a CV input for volume. You could use the VX351 and input the Voyager's own LFO into it, as well as any other CV source.
by MarkM
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?

I would interpret "lost feel" as not having the keyboard and the controls as one. The Voyager is extremely hands on and begs to be tweaked. I think it's like that for a lot of rack gear; even with a nice knobby midi controller, there's a oneness with the instrument that seems lost (at least to me.) ...
by MarkM
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why Aren't More Classic Synths Produced Today?
Replies: 47
Views: 15496

Re: Why Aren't More Classic Synths Produced Today?

I think there are plenty of classics being produced. As mentioned above it will take time for them to be designated "Classic." I think the following are just a few future classics: Alesis Ion, Roland V Synth, Waldorf Q, Waldorf XT, Waldorf Pulse, Novation Nova and KS series, Virus series, etc.
by MarkM
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have presets killed control once more?
Replies: 57
Views: 2653

Re: Have presets killed control once more?

The small MoPhos, Snows, Blofelds, etc. are probably the money makers for small companies. If that keeps them profitable, then they can produce the bigger and more tweakable synths for the serious sound designer.
by MarkM
Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Moog MF-104Z Analogue delay
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: Moog MF-104Z Analogue delay

It really is a great device. It has a warm darkness that others don't. One of my fave Moogers is the 102 ring modulator. It produces great tremolo as well as the signature ring mod weirdness. It also has an LFO out.
by MarkM
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is your live set up?
Replies: 150
Views: 15287

Re: What is your live set up?

A great collection of gear! If I am not mistaken, that appears to be the WXPN-FM studio.
by MarkM
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog Music interview with Amos Gaynes Applications Engineer
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Moog Music interview with Amos Gaynes Applications Engineer

Glyph, I absolutely love your Avatar. Who is that guy? Was that video taken in the little park in the center of Asheville?