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by BluMunk
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cheap way to set up a room of people with synths
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Cheap way to set up a room of people with synths

I have an opportunity to do a small class for an "education" day that my work does. I was thinking that doing a hands-on (subtractive) synth workshop might be really cool. The idea would be (I haven't actually worked through this yet; just my initial thoughts): 1. Small history lesson (with audio ex...
by BluMunk
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novation Peak
Replies: 14
Views: 7329

Re: Novation Peak

by BluMunk
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Announces New REV2 16-Voice Analog Poly Synth!
Replies: 31
Views: 7348

Re: DSI Announces New REV2 16-Voice Analog Poly Synth!

The REV2 has a projected ship date of April 2017 with a MAP of $1499 for the 8-voice version and $1999 for the 16-voice version. Clearly this must be some sort of typo. A DSI synth that lists for under $2000? YEAH RIGHT! In the video he does say that this is intended to be a cheaper synth than the ...
by BluMunk
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Quality MIDI keyboard controllers still available?
Replies: 30
Views: 14635

Re: Quality MIDI keyboard controllers still available?

Maybe find a used Kurzweil pc361? More expensive than just a controller, but it'll certainly control anything you want, plus have the added benefit of being a powerful instrument in its own right.
by BluMunk
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 161
Views: 76289

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Maybe it's cheesy, but man, I can't get enough of the bass line on Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror. Smooth, and so in the groove. It's a master class on playing, in my opinion.


by BluMunk
Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Raffle for minimoog signed by Gary Numan
Replies: 88
Views: 12370

Re: Raffle for minimoog signed by Gary Numan

Yeah, I'm in. $20 for a 1/1200 chance? I can afford that gamble.
by BluMunk
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland JV-2080
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Re: Roland JV-2080

I've got a fully expanded 2080. It's awesome, and probably ended up costing me around $800 over the course of a few years. I got some good deals on expansion cards which, like lots of 2nd-hand purchases, was about hitting the right purchase at the right time. I use it all the time for live gigging. ...
by BluMunk
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis QS7.1 - Thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Alesis QS7.1 - Thoughts?

I've had a 7.1 since they came out (replaced my 7.0 that got stolen out of my living room). It's the one piece of gear I've owned the longest. It's super reliable, jam packed full of of usable patches (I also have some QCards), and building "Mixes" for live use is very easy. Also, the menu-diving fo...
by BluMunk
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 346474

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/FI ... 84996.html


A Fizmo on goodwill's site. "Not tested, as is," but currently going for $700.
by BluMunk
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Kurzweil pc3x vs.....something cheaper
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Kurzweil pc3x vs.....something cheaper

If you love the action and the piano sound, and you're not desperate for cash, then keep it. You never know how that used 12-15 year old board has been treated, what fader/pot/output is on the verge of giving out, etc etc. I think that the #1 rule of Gear Acquisition ought to be: "If it is a regular...
by BluMunk
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Small-format board
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Small-format board

Cool, thanks for the feedback. Rick N Boogie , I'd totally go for the Blofeld, but it's a little out of my budget for what I'm looking for (not to mention the Virus). Ultranova it is . . . but first I'll wait and see what happens at Christmas . . . and then NAMM is just around the corner so maybe I ...
by BluMunk
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Small-format board
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Small-format board

I'm working on fine-tuning my live rig, and am looking to get a small keyboard to add to it. Basically, I'm looking for something that I can: Carry easily under one arm Place on top of a Rhodes, piano, table, amp, or any other relatively small, flat surface Is polyphonic, and can provide its own int...
by BluMunk
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How far out of your way have you gone to get a synth?
Replies: 49
Views: 4239

Re: How far out of your way have you gone to get a synth?

I've driven to Montreal to buy gear, which, while not the farthest, is international, so that's got to count for something. I (sadly) drove to the Albany area to sell an OB8 that had some issues (all voices worked, but about half of them were not outputting at the same level as the others) for $500....
by BluMunk
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Moog Voyager v/s MacBeth M5
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: Moog Voyager v/s MacBeth M5

Which do you play more?
by BluMunk
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Pulse 2
Replies: 21
Views: 5547

Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

paraphonic means that instead of 8 voice of polyphony (VCO-VCF-VCA per voice) you have 8 stages of VCO but only one stage of the rest. For example, a synth with 1VCO, 1VCF and 1VCA, if its 4 voice polyphonic, it means that all voices have 1VCO, 1VCF and 1VCA stages, if its 4 voice paraphonic, it me...