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by ronP
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 71
Views: 37848

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

Questions: 1) The synth that made you want to play music: OBERHEIM OB-Xa . . . When I saw this synth being played on early Mtv videos, I knew what position I wanted to play in the band. 2) Your first synth: CASIO MT-70 3) The synth that has surprised you most: KORG Electribe EA-1 mkII . . . 10 years...
by ronP
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARTURIA MICROBRUTE
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: ARTURIA MICROBRUTE

. Hello, all. I have had my ARTURIA Microbrute for a month now. Very solid piece of kit both in quality of build and power of sound. The oscillator is enormous and diverse and the ability to mix waveforms allows for a baker's recipe approach to root sound creation. The filter is not unlike a KORG MS...
by ronP
Wed May 11, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A V Synth album: Things Buried (Richard Barbieri)
Replies: 4
Views: 2678

Re: A V Synth album: Things Buried (Richard Barbieri)

. Good post, as I, too, listen to all I am able of Richard Barbieri's solo work. His V-Synth leads live scream and whisper with the dynamic phrasing prowess of a trained human voice. This after as we all know well his maximum use of Oberheim and Roland System 700 with Japan. His solo beats are quite...
by ronP
Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg Electribe vs OP-1
Replies: 3
Views: 10671

Re: Korg Electribe vs OP-1

Korg Electrive with volcas or Teenage Engineering OP-1, whic one is best? Any Electribe, like my antiquated mkII version, is solid kit and can create new musical worlds every time the switch is flicked on. There is something to the layout and physical feel slightly more akin to"traditional modular"...
by ronP
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf
Replies: 125
Views: 44832

Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

. :) :) Timbre Wolf clever and dope of name. I perceive a Mono/Poly for this generation on what may be a 2.0 kind of sonic instrumentation wave where AKAI seeks to position in 2015 where KORG and the Mono/Poly were in 1981. Promising. The complexity of contrast and color scheme and knob layout adds ...
by ronP
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: RIP Richard Wright
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: RIP Richard Wright

. "Dogs" from ANIMALS is eighteen minutes time's worth of thin, floating, analog chords and Minimoog solos set more distant than in the mixes of WISH YOU WERE HERE and DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. p.s. Regarding one of the solos on "Dogs" . . . that second sounds exactly as if Billy Currie guests using hi...
by ronP
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Let's Dissect Geddy Lee's Use of Synthesizers; '82 - 84'
Replies: 64
Views: 21453

Re: Let's Dissect Geddy Lee's Use of Synthesizers; '82 - 84'

. Additional commentary on this topic from me: There was a brief time, 1978-1986, when one line of pop experimentation consisted of performing live on polysynths played like pianos. The Oberheim Eight-Voice was perhaps the first such player's dream - two minor seventh block chords sustained at the s...
by ronP
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MOOG Minifooger(s)!
Replies: 13
Views: 1873

MOOG Minifooger(s)!

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MOOG, perhaps, has been influenced by KORG . . .

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2013/ ... ries-leak/

. . . in the size dept.



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by ronP
Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Geddy Lee/Rush synths
Replies: 15
Views: 15218

Re: Geddy Lee/Rush synths

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One fact is true . . . Today (July 29) Geddy Lee turns SIXTY (60!)



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by ronP
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Building my system
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: Building my system

. You have a good base to start from with the Fantom, which can be used to introduce yourself to the basics of synth sound creation, sampling, beat making, and scratch composition all in one box. Your best next step is a monophonic analog with a knob per function design. A contemporary Moog or Dave ...
by ronP
Wed May 22, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Geoff Downes 1980s Keyboard rig
Replies: 28
Views: 16229

Re: Geoff Downes 1980s Keyboard rig

I'm pretty sure that each double-manual instrument was counted as 2 keyboards and that the Taurus pedals and Grand piano were included in the total number of keyboards. In the Live in Japan clip posted above I spotted at least two keyboards that I haven't managed to identify due to the grainy pictu...
by ronP
Sat May 18, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Microstation - Manuals now online
Replies: 12
Views: 1227

Re: Korg Microstation - Manuals now online

. I picked a microSTATION earlier today. Very satisfied! I have never owned a rompler until now and live in a Manhattan co-op, so the sound set matched with size factor was a plus. The quality of the build is better than I expected; more solid than the micro-X, which feels almost hollow in compariso...
by ronP
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Synth?
Replies: 73
Views: 16157

Re: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Sy

on a tangentally-related note- I read an article where Neil Peart said he was no longer enamoured with the writings of Ayn Rand. Like a lot of folks, that stuff really resonated with him when he was younger but no longer holds any fascination for him. In the article he described himself as a "bleed...
by ronP
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Synth?
Replies: 73
Views: 16157

Re: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Sy

I was under the impression that it was the rest of the band that pushed to do away with the synths. Apparently poor Alex thought they were burying the guitar. :lol: Yeah, and now his heavily-effected guitar layers bury the band's sound more than the synths ever did. His current racks dwarf Geddy's ...
by ronP
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Synth?
Replies: 73
Views: 16157

Re: What ever happened to Geddy Lee's giant Oberheim/Moog Sy

. Geddy Lee worked hard to play every synth part live back in the GUP and PW days. Arpeggiated basslines and simple melodic sequences were his only cheats. However, on the current CA tour, he triggers a note on the ROLAND Fantom to perform the resonate chords on "Camera Eye" and so forth. Only the l...