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by keb
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The great official thread of the Prophet-5
Replies: 45
Views: 4670

Re: The great official thread of the Prophet-5

I once knew this friend of a friend, and one day we were talking synths (he plays and had a nice collection going) he was saying "oh yeah.. I've got this old Prophet 5 I don't really want anymore... hey tell you what, I'll fix it up [he was a bit of an electronics whiz who designed/built his own eff...
by keb
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DX7 manufacture date by serial number?
Replies: 12
Views: 5727

Re: DX7 manufacture date by serial number?

My IID has a KM87 sticker on it. I'd always suspected it was *probably* built sometime in 1987, as when I do a reset on it, the firmware copyright date is January 1987, and from what I remember my firmware is the first revision... though have no idea on the dates the various revisions were released....
by keb
Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg X3
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Korg X3

We had an X2 (the big brother to the X3) in our school's main studio control room when I was there back in the early-mid 90s. It tended to get a little over-used since it was a handy preset-machine right there in the control room (it had the M1 Universe preset among others)... I remember our instruc...
by keb
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What can I do with an Apple IIe?
Replies: 12
Views: 736

Re: What can I do with an Apple IIe?

Apple IIe... oh man that brings back memories. 300 baud BBSes and Karateka ftw! Anywho, you can grab some sequencing proggies... I remember back in the day, in our old music lab at school, we had an Apple IIe MIDIed up to a DX7IIFD. For the life of me I can't remember which sequencer it was though, ...
by keb
Mon May 25, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?
Replies: 181
Views: 7600

Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

My Taurus pedals... the little QA sheet that's still attached inside after all these decades gives a manufacturing date of June 1976.
by keb
Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the complete dx7 II - howard massey
Replies: 14
Views: 1566

Re: the complete dx7 II - howard massey

+infinity

I'm interested too! [-o<
by keb
Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Taurus Pedals
Replies: 53
Views: 2547

Re: New Taurus Pedals

Ohhh great news! You know, I just had the feeling Moog was up to something; earlier this year, I was poking around a trademark registration website and had noticed that Moog Music had recently registered the Taurus name. I hope demand for these is strong enough to warrant more than a 1000-unit produ...
by keb
Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Complete DX7 by Howard Massey
Replies: 132
Views: 28528

Re: The Complete DX7 by Howard Massey

I'd also be interested... even more interested if someone had The Complete DX7II book he also wrote! [-o<
by keb
Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: LEAVE analogs POWERED on ... ???
Replies: 40
Views: 3848

Yes, it probably is best to check on those batteries anyway... when I got my DX7IID earlier this year, the battery (which seemed to be the factory original) was not only very very dead but it had just started to leak a little, with just a little corrosion c**p forming around the leads. I changed the...
by keb
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night
Replies: 42
Views: 3575

Was there any keyboard on that? Its been a long time since I've heard it. Its not as if we haven't had threads on "unhip" music before. How many electrons went into trying to figure out what was used on "Take On Me?" Doug Johnson of Loverboy got a 2 page thread on his gear. It's fun reading these t...
by keb
Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Saw Rush last night... and a Little Phatty
Replies: 28
Views: 2002

He's pretty modest about his keyboard skills... I remember many years ago he won some magazine award/poll for best rock keyboardist (or something) and though he said he was honored, he couldn't quite understand it because he didn't think he was that great of a keyboard player.
by keb
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Saw Rush last night... and a Little Phatty
Replies: 28
Views: 2002

Geddy and Alex Lifeson both have some old Korg MIDI bass pedals at their disposal (which supplanted the Taurus pedals they used to use, one of them modded with CV outs to trigger Geddy's various Oberheims in the old days)... they use those to trigger sequences and whatnot. Neil Peart also gets into ...
by keb
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ion discontinued
Replies: 113
Views: 7402

Looks like the aging QS synths have finally been put out to pasture as well...
by keb
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Saga - Worlds Apart
Replies: 50
Views: 7679

"Word Apart" was most likely recorded with the CS-80, Polymoog, Moog Taurus pedals, Minimoog, Multimoog, Micromoog, CP-70 (?) and PPG Wave 2. Can definitely hear some Taurus pedals here and there, particularly on Framed, The Interview, and Conversations. Also, I must say I'm digging listening to th...
by keb
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Saga - Worlds Apart
Replies: 50
Views: 7679

And to go against the consensus in this thread I like Heads or Tales . As for the bright sound of that album I wonder if that isn't a Rupert Hine trademark, as Rush's Presto is kind of like that. Yeah, it is pretty much a Rupert Hine trademark. Just about everything I've heard that he's produced (a...