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by gryphon
Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Joys of Hardware Sequencers (Story/Rant/Endorsement)
Replies: 64
Views: 4900

i think using the evolver's sequencer to make textures/odd bassline type things is really gratifying as the first sounds to get down over some drums. even if it's just some weird atonal noisy bit that doesn't fit in the finished song, it gets some s**t going. i like it better than dropping in some l...
by gryphon
Thu May 22, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: favorite phrases from litterature about synths (manuals, www
Replies: 34
Views: 2253

I think the manual for one of those roland msq's says

"error may be caused by idiotic operation."

doesn't really seem like they have much faith in their customers...
by gryphon
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Market for analog synths up sharply ?
Replies: 77
Views: 4960

wretch machine (tube driven synth) i think hot chip has a generally very VA sound, plasticky and smooth. I think they have an sh-101 and you can hear the difference between the microkorg and the analog machines clear as day, but it doesn't seem to matter much. I think the key is that they play all t...
by gryphon
Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "French Touch Bass"-examples included
Replies: 10
Views: 1675

yeah that bass on both tracks is so completely an electric bass that using a synth to do the line would be a bit tacky... it would have a very different vibe, even if you were exhaustive about the sound design. a vibe like you can't play the bass guitar, which could actually be useful in some scenar...
by gryphon
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Drumtraks board quote
Replies: 12
Views: 2978

i'll check....
by gryphon
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What instruments are Daft Punk using at the Grammys?
Replies: 54
Views: 3831

Oh ,. and Justice is a lunchable version of French house... C+ to the max. You're music can only be as good as the substance... production only matters so much... Can you define substance? I feel like production could matter more to some people, less to others. Maybe it should matter more to some p...
by gryphon
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In defense of the Korg MS2000.
Replies: 5
Views: 687

that's sick.
by gryphon
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: For those who have MS2K + other VA
Replies: 70
Views: 4676

I have never really needed to use the ms2000 to make exeptionally analog sounds. I think it's just a musical workhorse. I've used it for basslines, leads, arp things and crazy modulations, and it has a really specific sound that seems to blend just fine with other instruments. I think of many analog...
by gryphon
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synth buy suggestions-poly
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

i hadn't considered the 600. good idea, we'll try to look for one. the jx series seem cool but finding the controller is a liability. if anyone else has some bright ideas (other than the buyer's guide) i'm all ears. cheers
by gryphon
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synth buy suggestions-poly
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

synth buy suggestions-poly

My friend is looking for an analog polysynth in the $500-ish range. Any suggestions? Preferably not a Juno-106 or an AX-60, as we have access to these if needed to some degree. I've been racking my brain for a while and am out of ideas. Thanks in advance!
by gryphon
Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: For those of you with more than 4 synths...Studio Setup?
Replies: 37
Views: 3386

I really think using any unnecessary cables or mixer, etc. needlessly colors the sound (although that may be what you're going for, especially as most cheap mixer EQ's don't have a bypass (much less true bypass) and sound thin and unmusical at best. (Having tried it both ways with my 70's Tapco boar...
by gryphon
Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai AX 60
Replies: 24
Views: 1633

it controls how much the mod wheel affects filter cutoff. to turn on the modwheel, hit the button closest to it on the panel, i think it's underneath the arpeggiator and unison buttons. Then the knob actually does something.
by gryphon
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: R U ON MYSPACE?
Replies: 107
Views: 7680

http://www.myspace.com/kosovopascal

dark electro pop- computer, but lots of hardware/playing

http://www.myspace.com/heylalaonline

light electro pop- mostly computer


http://www.myspace.com/yatsuzaki

different- Oberheim DX Stretch, PolyEvolver, Juno-106, AX-60, Crumar Trilogy
by gryphon
Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: new track- electro pop with ambient middle
Replies: 1
Views: 267

new track- electro pop with ambient middle

I hope you guys enjoy. It's called sohcahtoa, and it's on this myspace for my band Kosovo. Lots of evolver for the bass and fx type sounds, and the drums are a lot of samples from different drum machines. I think the rest is live instruments (or samples derived from them). thanks a lot! http://www.m...
by gryphon
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was your gateway drug into synthesis?
Replies: 177
Views: 11584

the first synth i played was my friend's juno-60. i couldn't understand what anything did (except the arp) and it seemed so overwhelming but I lost several days of my life trying to understand. but as far as synth music it had to be like kraftwerk and some space invader stuff, plus video game music ...