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by sizzlemeister
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Early 1950s Jenny Ondioline Tube Synth Restoration Blog
Replies: 18
Views: 5297

Re: Early 1950s Jenny Ondioline Tube Synth Restoration Blog

Absolutely fascinating thread! I'm all into these kinds of rebuilds, and while I can rebuild a tube amp, I don't know if I could do a tube synth.

The clips and pictures are marvelous! The sound one of these ancient synths puts out must be hypnotic in person.

Keep it coming!
by sizzlemeister
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 309345

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

And I had an exemplary transaction with Sir Ruff! Great communication, prompt payment!
by sizzlemeister
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did
Replies: 143
Views: 25853

Re: Why the V-Synth is the best thing Roland ever did

As a VA I think the V-Synth is awful. I believe it shares the same V engine as the JP 8000, but IMO it sounds a lot worse. As a machine for manipulating samples, it still shines 10 years later. Yes, Melodyne may be 'more transparent', but Melodyne gives me RSI with all the clicking. I will agree wi...
by sizzlemeister
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's the deal with the Roland JD-800?
Replies: 31
Views: 3452

Re: What's the deal with the Roland JD-800?

get the jd990 instead. we've got a couple jd800s with that horrible glue problem and the keyboards are unusable. add this to the 80017 on the list of flawed roland designs. anyone got any others? The fix for the glue is so easy it's not even funny. It just takes a little time depending on the sever...
by sizzlemeister
Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 309345

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

electronicpulse is a great buyer. Communicated well, and was a gentleman through and through.
by sizzlemeister
Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?
Replies: 17
Views: 1801

Re: Do any analog synths < $1000 have a HPF with Resonance?

Ooooooooh, the Neptune 2 does look rather interesting, doesn't it? =P~ There doesn't seem to be that much info out on the Web about them, though. Any thoughts on the reliability of Spectral Audio's products? There seems to be multiple comments to the effect that the build quality is a little suspec...
by sizzlemeister
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NEW REAL OBERHEIM! Don Buchla! Dave Smith! Roger Linn!
Replies: 117
Views: 11383

Re: NEW REAL OBERHEIM! Don Buchla! Dave Smith! Roger Linn!

Dave looks fit as a fiddle. God bless him.

Nice to hear Tom Oberheim has been bitten by the bug again. Hope he brings something to the market.
by sizzlemeister
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Moog Rogue and Concertmate MG-1
Replies: 16
Views: 5227

Re: Moog Rogue and Concertmate MG-1

You have to be kidding me - "not Moog oscillators". The entire thing was made in the Williamsville Moog factory. How can it not be anything but all Moog - unless you think non-Bob Moog designs aren't Moogs. The MG1 sounds fabulous.
by sizzlemeister
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 309345

Re: VSE - Good trader thread

Had a smooth, good deal with smallsynth. Thanks!
by sizzlemeister
Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Where can i get Curtis filters from?
Replies: 26
Views: 2174

Re: Where can i get Curtis filters from?

i wonder what it would cost to remanufacture some of these. thats something we may not be opposed to investing in... anyone ever think about that? mini If you're the same minime who posts to the AH list then you've no doubt seen this discussed numerous times. Also, I would search the HC KSS archive...
by sizzlemeister
Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Where can i get Curtis filters from?
Replies: 26
Views: 2174

Re:

Not just CEM based stuff, ALL parts are becoming hard to source. I was talking to my synth tech this week, he is VERY well respected, and he was saying how he had to repair a Jupiter 8 that beed 2 new EG's and these were almost impossible to find. Vibtage gear is great, it certainly has something a...
by sizzlemeister
Sun May 25, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: New.
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Thanks for the input. I'll put up the vocal-less version when I get a minute. It's amazing, though, how much a single vocal line fills in the cracks in a piece.

As it is I'm ranking #10 with it on the Soundclick Industrial chart. Who would have thunk it?
by sizzlemeister
Sat May 24, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: New.
Replies: 3
Views: 302

New.

Now that I'm done with it, I don't know what to think. I'm not sure if the genre is totally my thing. I was hearkening back to late late '80s early early '90s goth/industrial stuff and decided to give it a go myself.

The Manual

If the vocals are too annoying, I'll deploy a version sans vocals.
by sizzlemeister
Fri May 23, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: retro 80s electro techno kind of :)
Replies: 7
Views: 598

I rarely program in controller data or patch changes. Usually if a sound evolves it's due to some effects, live parameter/controller manipulation during performance (and I mean parameter knobs plus controllers like AT, mod wheels, etc), or it's just the way the patch is programmed. But the real thin...
by sizzlemeister
Fri May 23, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: New Track: "Universal Binary"
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Very nice! Really well executed. I've been pondering lately using video instead of lyrics as a way to augment the music, and you've pretty much nailed it home for me with this. Excellent video work and the sound design has several brilliant moments. 3 thumbs up!