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by bill H.
Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Maxikorg vs Korg 800DV
Replies: 31
Views: 19325

The caps are plastic, if that's what you are asking. And I'm missing a couple unfortunately. I purchased mine new. Yeah I'm that old. It was originally a "three badge" version but to avoid embarrassment I took the Univox plate off the back as soon as I got it. Univox was not associated with pro qual...
by bill H.
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best piano, organ combo keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 2048

I agree on the Motif. A used Motif ES6 can be found without much effort at all for $800 or sometimes less. It does a good job at the things you are interested in plus a lot more.
by bill H.
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I Love my Prophet 5, but need an alternative...
Replies: 29
Views: 5932

Having played both a rev3 P-5 and a T-8 together a number of years ago, I would certainly not characterize the P-5 as having a "bigger" sound. I would put it the other way around actually. If the T-8 is in layer mode, there's no contest. :eek: Envelopes are another matter however. But... for a sugge...
by bill H.
Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: prophet5 vs. p600
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

I think the P600 is actually fatter at moderate to high filter resonance settings, or if you kick in both triangle waves in combination with saws or pulses in VCO. There are a host of other ways it doesn't measure up to a Prophet 5 though... all well documented.
by bill H.
Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Simple quick question about Nord Lead 1
Replies: 10
Views: 1826

I'd call it a safe buy because you can always sell it for that later on if you want to. And it's about as good as you can get in a VA for $400, so it makes sense sound-wise too.
by bill H.
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I have need of a warm pad sound for DX7
Replies: 16
Views: 7986

I don't think your two examples have any DX7...Enya was really into the D-50 in the early days and "Time After Time" sounds analog, although it could be a DX7 with heavy processing. You'll need at least chorus for that.
by bill H.
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Used Nord Lead 2 or new Roland SH201?
Replies: 12
Views: 8572

Both are great synths to learn on. They are both set up pretty much just like an analog synth. I like the sound of both, but would advise getting the Nord. It will hold it's value far better than the more mass-produced Roland. If you do decide to sell down the line it you probably won't lose anything.
by bill H.
Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cv\Gate on a Korg 800DV
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

To answer the original question, there is no way to control CV/gate using the accessory jacks. My own Maxi-Korg, and several others I've seen over the years, have accessory jacks. I think they're all that way. I've never seen one where they've been replaced with CV/gates. I think that this is an int...
by bill H.
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most overpriced synths of all-time?
Replies: 152
Views: 27937

Over a year ago when this thread started I went high with the Kurzweil 250. This time I'll go low. Arp Axxe and Moog Micromoog. So called "budget" synths from two companies with practically no competition at the time. And it showed with these guys. Budget in features for sure, and when you opened 'e...
by bill H.
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's a good affordable analog bass synth
Replies: 20
Views: 3904

Question: How about an Evolver? Don't have one. That's why I'm asking, for my personal knowledge also.
by bill H.
Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are there any DX7 Mods?
Replies: 13
Views: 3550

The two most common internal mods when the DX7 was current was E! and a backlit display.
by bill H.
Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Multitimberal Synthesizer Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 2294

Something "different and unique" is something you have taken the time to program your own sounds on. It can really be even the most common things. Potentially the most powerful synth for around $1000 right now is a used Motif ES6. Seriously. 18 filter types. Over 1500 waveforms. Sophisticated effect...
by bill H.
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rackmount Alesis Ion?
Replies: 42
Views: 8214

I highly doubt that there will be any more Ions produced, let alone a new product like an Ion Rack. Alesis's new owners Numark seem to have no interest in the synth line of the old company. It's just dying. They apparently bought the company for it's other assets.
by bill H.
Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JV-1080 or Jv-1010 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 8922

Villi wrote:Is there an reason to get the xv-2020 instead of the jv-1010? What are the improvements?
XV soundset. Basically that's the JV/XP waveforms + additional ones, many from the Pop and Session SRJV boards.

SRV reverb.

Drumkit that will let you layer two waves on each note for velocity crossfades.
by bill H.
Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JV-1080 or Jv-1010 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 8922

The JV-1010 has a better piano and better sampled strings. That's because it has the "Session" expansion board built in and these sounds are stronger in Session than in the native JV/XP ROM (that they both share). The JV-1010 must be edited via computer because most functions are unavailable from th...