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by LWG
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: R.I.P. Kevin Lightner
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

R.I.P. Kevin Lightner

Hello!

My condolences go out to his wife, Monica, his extended family and friends.
Also, a big thanks to him for the time and energy he put into sharing such a vast
body of technical information and experience an all things synth.
May he rest in peace.

Regards,


-L
by LWG
Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Can someone ID this synth? ARP Solina String?
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

Re: STNTH ID? Modified Arp Solina?

Hello! You would have to find out who posted the image and ask them. Just a guess, but it looks like an ARP SE, with the synth section from an Omni transplanted into the SE''s cabinet. The Omni' 1 and 2 synth board is in the same location. One or two of the pots would be to mix audio from the two se...
by LWG
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: George Duke R.I.P.
Replies: 1
Views: 358

George Duke R.I.P.

New York Times writeup:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/arts/ ... .html?_r=0


Thank you for the many years of music and inspiration, Mr. Duke. You will be missed. R.I.P.

Regards,

-L
by LWG
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Omni-2
Replies: 11
Views: 3567

Re: Omni-2

smsayre65,

Do you have the removable keybed access plate(s) on the underside of the cabinet?


Regards

-L
by LWG
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Clavinet sound
Replies: 29
Views: 8855

Re: Clavinet sound

If that is the case I stand corrected , Yes Max Middleton sure was a funky player , I forgot about him. Later: Yes that is in fact the case , excuse my mistake, I just rechecked the album sleeve note & all these years I thought Jan Hammer was playing clav, but the sleeve notes clearly state Max Mid...
by LWG
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Omni-2
Replies: 11
Views: 3567

Re: Omni-2

smsayre65, If you don't mind my asking, whats the serial number on your unit? You've piqued my curiosity, as the Omni-2 in ARP's product catalog from the late 70's has the black button version. I may be off about the order in which the two versions appear, but I do remember that the black button ver...
by LWG
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Clavinet sound
Replies: 29
Views: 8855

Re: Clavinet sound

Tony's clav had the whammy bar installed at the factory. They made probably less than 100 but there were aftermarket ones as well. Hello! Iirc, all of the Castlebar clavinets were aftermarket upgrades. Buddy Castle designed and implemented the mod in the late 70's for a short period, as the cost of...
by LWG
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Clavinet sound
Replies: 29
Views: 8855

Re: Clavinet sound

Favorite Clavinet players & moments would include Jan Hammer's funky playing, especially when with Jeff Beck & especially on 'Wired'. Hello! I don't remember Jan Hammer being much of a clav guy. The clavinet parts on "Wired" tracks like, "Play With Me" were played by keyboardist, Max Middleton. Reg...
by LWG
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: David Sancious's comment on vintage gear (keyboard mag)
Replies: 37
Views: 6059

Re: David Sancious's comment on vintage gear (keyboard mag)

FYI David Sancious kicks the everliving snot out of 99,9% of the keyboard players. The Minimoog and Polymoog work on tracks like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELm3ZprM-iw and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jW1Rt60XcE is astounding. Pretty much the entire discography is on Youtube (good thing his ...
by LWG
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Omni-2
Replies: 11
Views: 3567

Re: Omni-2

Hi I have an ARP Omni-2 and it has all black buttons. I've searched all over, including here, and can't find anything about it. Every pic I've seen they have the orange and cream colored buttons. Anyone ever heard of an Omni-2 with all black buttons?? Hello! Yes, iirc, they're the last production v...
by LWG
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The "Fake" PWM method
Replies: 26
Views: 13265

Re: The "Fake" PWM method

All you could ever want to know about pwm http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Mar03/articles/synthsecrets47.asp Came in handy for the esq1 /sq 80 too. Hello! With all due respect to the Gordon Reid article, this technique was known to some ESQ-1/SQ-80 heads, as it was explored back in the early 90's in...
by LWG
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The "Fake" PWM method
Replies: 26
Views: 13265

Re: The "Fake" PWM method

I always thought that PWM was a trick for making a single oscillator sound like two beating against each other, so making a sound like PWM with two oscs should be easy. The osc sync would make sure you wouldn't have phase cancellation between the two except when you wanted it, ie it would replicate...
by LWG
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rod Temperton Synths?
Replies: 13
Views: 4086

Re: Rod Temperton Synths?

Okay so I basically just found out Rod Temperton (Heatwave) was behind a lot of songs that are pretty classic. Songs that I thought were all by different groups. "Always and Forever", "Groove Line", "Boogie Nights". Add to that some of the classic Michael Jackson. Anyone have a clue what synths he ...
by LWG
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: R.I.P. Dave Brubeck
Replies: 0
Views: 321

R.I.P. Dave Brubeck

Hello, From the 78 album, The New Brubeck Quartet "A Cut Above". Remakes of earlier classics with his sons. I remember that selections from the release were performed on a PBS special back then. The album also got some ink in what was then called Contemporary Keyboard magazine. Dave and son, Darius ...
by LWG
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hypnotic pad sound in "Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It" (1986)
Replies: 8
Views: 4529

Re: Hypnotic pad sound in "Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It" (19

Hello,

As far as analog machines, Larry Heard also used an Oberheim Matrix-6R.


Regards,

-L