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by realtrance
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the Roland JD-XA?
Replies: 16
Views: 12759

Re: Thoughts on the Roland JD-XA?

Absolutely gorgeous sound, completely extensive architecture. Consider it a Roland true analogue (DCO) integrated with the sound engine of the Jupiter 80/Integra 7 (just four tones with three partials each, though, not the 256-voice polyphony of the other two). The PCM waves are not hard to get to i...
by realtrance
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: sw threatening hw value?
Replies: 43
Views: 5725

Re: sw threatening hw value?

I know you're just limiting your discussion to FM, hw vs. sw, but let's just say, I trust my ears, my musical training over many years, my deep study of electronic synthesis, and my own interests and abilities more than I trust any debates on the internet. The debates are just fun, and sometimes, yo...
by realtrance
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Expanded Synths vs Standard Models
Replies: 13
Views: 1562

Re: Expanded Synths vs Standard Models

I remember thinking about this when I went for my very first (new) synth rack module (still have it), the Microwave XT. There was a voice upgrade option that had to be done at the factory, seemed rather pricey. I learned to live with the "limited" number of voices I had. It turned out to be fine. Mo...
by realtrance
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Preloaded Perfect Presets
Replies: 27
Views: 4026

Re: Preloaded Perfect Presets

I always liked the Taurus-style preset on the A6.
by realtrance
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth sadness: overworked and underplayed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1578

Re: Synth sadness: overworked and underplayed.

I just waited for the economy to go bad and my company to go under.

Worked like a charm! ;)
by realtrance
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Moog apparently...
Replies: 141
Views: 51223

Re: New Moog apparently...

Man, if this sounds anything remotely like the old Moog Taurus.... I'd buy it in an instant if I had the discretionary income to do so! ;)
by realtrance
Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What We Talk About When We Talk About Synths
Replies: 29
Views: 2694

Re: What We Talk About When We Talk About Synths

[quote="meatballfulton"]Every musical instrument has it's pros and cons and what is a deal-killer for one person is a who-cares for another. That's [b][i]all [/i][/b]instruments, not just synths. Still there is a lot of[b][i] holy-grail BS[/i][/b] flying around all the time. I am amazed at people cl...
by realtrance
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Virus TI such a big deal
Replies: 39
Views: 3999

Re: Virus TI such a big deal

The specs, and the build quality. It has a quality keybed. It has quality knobs, lots of them. It has high-quality electronics, DACs, S/PDIF. It has lots of I/O, both digital _and_ analogue, that all work next to each other (extremely hard to engineer into a form that's reliable and consistent in I/...
by realtrance
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What We Talk About When We Talk About Synths
Replies: 29
Views: 2694

Re: What We Talk About When We Talk About Synths

I have to believe a lot of the "this is better than that.... you'll never be able to do that with this synth" stuff on the internet is mainly people using synth forums to try to market what they have up on craigslist or ebay. :) The reality is, as in all the arts, constraints are good. Let what you ...
by realtrance
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you been using a lot lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4602

Re: What synth have you been using a lot lately?

[quote="DLovas"]I've owned my JV1080 for nearly a YEAR now, and only recently its been getting a lot of studio use! I love its continental sounds if you know what i mean - I feel like certain patches give my music the feel of being from brazil, or spain, or china, or japan - followin me? Ill post wh...
by realtrance
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Moog new "Little Secret"
Replies: 219
Views: 25901

Re: Moog new "Little Secret"

I consider myself a musician who loves all instruments. Nothing is endless, and nothing is perfect and the ultimate do-everything instrument. My desire is to make use of what's to hand, to bring out the music that's inherently possible within the logic of an instrument's constraints. Each instrument...
by realtrance
Fri May 06, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I tried a Virus. Finally.
Replies: 21
Views: 2615

Re: So I tried a Virus. Finally.

[quote="soundxplorer"][quote="tekkentool"]If that's your dealbreaker maybe it's not the synth for you in the first place[/quote] I'm looking at the situation from the outside in, without any bias towards a name brand. What I really meant was that I'd LOVE to have a synth that treats user samples as ...
by realtrance
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Connect - Countdown!
Replies: 255
Views: 33823

Re: Roland Connect - Countdown!

Me, I still like the MicroComposer-909. It allows for great MicroCompositions. :)
by realtrance
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cheapest synth with movable filters
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: Cheapest synth with movable filters

Actually if you're looking for cheap and you already have an iPad, the Korg iMS-20 softsynth is rather good, and hundreds of dollars cheaper than any hardware device you'd find. But that's only if you already have an iPad. :)
by realtrance
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg and Roland -- old again
Replies: 70
Views: 6778

Re: Korg and Roland -- old again

Master's, definitely. Go all the way to Ph.D. if you can. There's no better kind of freedom out there, especially these days. Put off turning into a debt slave as long as you can.