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by syncretism
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: pain in the a*s synths (frustration)
Replies: 42
Views: 2634

Re: pain in the a*s synths (frustration)

I bought the XBase 999 and Spectralis in a single transaction. I've never regretted an internet purchase more. I sold the Spectralis at a steep loss and will hold on to the 999 out of sheer spite if I can't get my asking price. I guess I'm spoiled by the Elektrons and monosynths, which basically get...
by syncretism
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Xpander Vs SunSyn vs ???
Replies: 36
Views: 3832

Re: Xpander Vs SunSyn vs ???

I wish Droolmaster0 were here; he's owned both.
by syncretism
Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Xpander Vs SunSyn vs ???
Replies: 36
Views: 3832

Re: Xpander Vs SunSyn vs ???

Also, all this talk makes me want to buy an Xpander. Damn it.
by syncretism
Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Xpander Vs SunSyn vs ???
Replies: 36
Views: 3832

Re: Xpander Vs SunSyn vs ???

In use, the Sunsyn's a treat. It's not very deeply modal - most of the analogue functions can be edited with pots on the generous front panel, and the digital (LFOs, RCOs, MIDI)/additional routing components (CC, VCAs for routing elements) are for the most part only one or two button-presses away. T...
by syncretism
Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Xpander Vs SunSyn vs ???
Replies: 36
Views: 3832

Re: Xpander Vs SunSyn vs ???

Well, there's a favorable testimonial from someone who owns one. That's worth more than my hearsay. I'm not inclined to mention other polysynths, because I haven't used that many. The Omega/CODE series is capable and fun to play with, but, as everyone knows, costs a lot of money. The Xpander was tre...
by syncretism
Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Xpander Vs SunSyn vs ???
Replies: 36
Views: 3832

Re: Xpander Vs SunSyn vs ???

I own a Sunsyn, but haven't logged much time in front of an Xpander. I've heard and read sufficiently unfavorable accounts about the Xpander's reliability and attendant total cost of ownership to swear it off, but perhaps those problems have been overstated. The Sunsyn's OS is robust, and it finally...
by syncretism
Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:10 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Rote Genre Exercises with the Yamaha CS30
Replies: 0
Views: 2260

Rote Genre Exercises with the Yamaha CS30

I spent a little spare time today playing with the CS30's sequencer. It's limited, but can be a lot of fun to use. You can track one oscillator's pitch with the sequencer and lay the other with the keyboard, as I did here: http://is.gd/5xKxh (in retrospect, I should have dedicated a keyboard-trigger...
by syncretism
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: One is not enough!
Replies: 72
Views: 6794

Re: One is not enough!

In the past, I have had multiple Monomachines and Microwaves XT/k, because one was a keyboard unit and the other a rackmount. I did briefly own two Sunsyns, but that's because one was overseas for repair. For a short while, I owned two Mutators and two KSP-8s, but I don't think I own multiples of an...
by syncretism
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: One is not enough!
Replies: 72
Views: 6794

Re: One is not enough!

The Pentaphonic came my way about 3 or 4 years ago. No way I could pass up the chance to own one. Now if there's anyone with two of those I'd be impressed... God damn, where in Ireland are ye, hi? When I move back again, I'll bring all my studio, and we'll make an awful racket altogether. You've lo...
by syncretism
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what is the best synthesizer from the 2000's (2000-2010) ?
Replies: 89
Views: 7766

Re: what is the best synthesizer from the 2000's (2000-2010) ?

analog: Andromeda. without a shadow of a doubt. the fact it has been produced in original, unaltered form for almost 10 years, speaks for itself. no other analog has accomplished that. it just surpassed minimoog as well. not even digitals, cept if you count in those that got altered/updated in the ...
by syncretism
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what is the best synthesizer from the 2000's (2000-2010) ?
Replies: 89
Views: 7766

Re: what is the best synthesizer from the 2000's (2000-2010) ?

The Andromeda? The Sunsyn? Omega 8 w/ the full complement of filters? Q+? Rozzbox V2? Voyager? S1 Mk2? The hundreds of remarkable modular environments built over the years as that scene, especially the Eurorack crowd, has exploded in popularity? I suspect that one can make a compelling case for any ...
by syncretism
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling
Replies: 120
Views: 10952

Re: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling

I guess I regret buying the Cwejman S1 Mk2, and I guess I regret selling it, as well.
by syncretism
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: New modular SEMblance by A Solutions... thoughts?
Replies: 20
Views: 1891

Re: New modular SEMblance by A Solutions... thoughts?

I wonder if it sounds anything like the SEMtex - or even the SEM, for that matter, for I've never played with one.
by syncretism
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do Audio Demos Affect Your Purchases?
Replies: 35
Views: 1365

Re: Do Audio Demos Affect Your Purchases?

That's why I started making video demos... to give eBay buyers some idea of the sound and functionality of the synths they were looking to purchase. I recently found your Mono/Poly videos on YouTube, and yeah, I kinda want it. Your enthusiasm's a total turn-on. I've been talking to a favored vendor...
by syncretism
Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Oxford Synthesizer Co....Oscar
Replies: 12
Views: 1006

Re: Oxford Synthesizer Co....Oscar

Nice demo reel, JMP. That sequenced/arpeggiated bit starting 'round 30 seconds in is just perfect new wave.

Edit, damn it, now I want one again.