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by Taxidermy
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Drum machine machinedrum stopgap
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Drum machine machinedrum stopgap

I'd be picking an ESX-1 over the earlier ones, you might be able to find one for $200 if you look around. Also the E-Mu command stations can do a lot of the stuff the machinedrum can like recording knob tweaks to the sequencer, and can be had really cheaply although they're very deep and the contro...
by Taxidermy
Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Drum machine machinedrum stopgap
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Drum machine machinedrum stopgap

I want to get a machinedrum to pair with the monomachine I bought last month. Thinking of an er/es-1. Want to pay less than 200, and keep it simple. Eventually I am going to be buying a machinedrum, thats why I want to buy one of those electribes, they will be a cheap stopgap. Anyone else got a sugg...
by Taxidermy
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?
Replies: 81
Views: 4067

Re: What Is the Sexiest-Looking Synth?

Image

This is about as sexy as it gets.
by Taxidermy
Sat May 22, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Should I Buy an Alesis Micron???
Replies: 29
Views: 1723

Re: Should I Buy an Alesis Micron???

Another suggestion I could make would be the novation x-station. It will keep you within your budget, its a fantastic starter synth, it has a nice keyboard, and it kind of acts as a studio swiss army knife, giving you an audio interface and midi router on top of a decent sounding synthesizer.
by Taxidermy
Fri May 21, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Should I Buy an Alesis Micron???
Replies: 29
Views: 1723

Re: Should I Buy an Alesis Micron???

I am going to chime in here because I have noticed a lot of people suggesting the microkorg instead of the ion. This really seems to be another kind of mac vs pc or coke vs pepsi debate. Do some research and listen to a lot of demos. Something about the microkorg sound really bugged me, but some peo...
by Taxidermy
Sat May 08, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Pros and Cons of Going To VST With Midi
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Pros and Cons of Going To VST With Midi

Yeah, most of the files that shouldn't be a problem. Well, I know you can do it on a PC, but macs are a bit funny.

Some things to keep in mind; regardless of where you install it their will be some data going onto your primary drive, and plugins run best off your primary drive.
by Taxidermy
Fri May 07, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Pros and Cons of Going To VST With Midi
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: Pros and Cons of Going To VST With Midi

Two things you need to know that I would think are important; Make sure you keep your instances of software open to what you can safely run while playing live. It doesn't matter, mac, pc, linux. All os's will have their bugs, and you don't want to encounter one while playing live or recording. The m...
by Taxidermy
Sat May 01, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Suggestions for nearfield monitors
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Suggestions for nearfield monitors

So far there seem to be a lot of good suggestions in this thread. Kind of lined up with other things I had researched off the internet. A couple of notes; I also auditioned the Adam A7s, which sounded great, but they seemed to make EVERYTHING sound great--even recordings with flaws. The Genelecs see...
by Taxidermy
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analog Bass Synth - which one?
Replies: 30
Views: 1667

Re: Analog Bass Synth - which one?

I can speak first had towards the mopho; Great synthesizer, a little brite at times but otherwise sounds fantastic. Very classic.

If your looking for an acid box, why not look at a future-retro revolution?
by Taxidermy
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Suggestions for nearfield monitors
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Suggestions for nearfield monitors

I am about to move from an apartment that leaks sound to all the surrounding neighbors to one that is composed of concrete and should be relatively soundproof. I have decided that my next investment is going to be some decent nearfield monitors. I used to own a pair of edirol monitors. I didn't like...
by Taxidermy
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: FM8. Better than DX7?? Save me some money...
Replies: 19
Views: 2696

Re: FM8. Better than DX7?? Save me some money...

The keyboard on the DX7 is good. The interface isn't nearly as difficult as people give it credit for, however, the native instruments interface is much more efficient. And they both sound as good as eachother (soundcard depending). SY22 on the other hand, is a great synthesizer to play with and has...
by Taxidermy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Novation X-Station/XIO
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Novation X-Station/XIO

The x-station has much nicer keys and a better interface. On top of the stuff already mentioned above, the x-station has some really nice midi routing options; you can use it as a mini midi patchbay (its got one midi in and two midi outs on top of the USB midi interface). The xio does not have a mid...
by Taxidermy
Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland SH-201 or Alesis Ion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1519

Re: Roland SH-201 or Alesis Ion?

I have owned both. 201 has a more aggressive sound and can do strings better. The ion is more rounded as well as having better filter options. The 201 will only take you a few seconds to learn like the back of your hand. The ion is a much more sophisticated instrument and a lot of features are hidde...
by Taxidermy
Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha DX-7
Replies: 26
Views: 2476

Re: Yamaha DX-7

Its not nearly as hard to program as people give it credit for. Its just kind of awkward with the membrane buttons and all, but I was expecting something much worse (however all I heard was people saying how difficult it was to program). Oh yeah, it's definitely easier to program than, say, a D-50 ...
by Taxidermy
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha DX-7
Replies: 26
Views: 2476

Re: Yamaha DX-7

Its not nearly as hard to program as people give it credit for. Its just kind of awkward with the membrane buttons and all, but I was expecting something much worse (however all I heard was people saying how difficult it was to program).