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by SWAN
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 332270

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

Hi - I sold an OB8 here:

http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... =9&t=96972

To user: thetalkinghorse

He was friendly and good to deal with. Everything done nicely and officially with signed receipts and contact details. Cheers mate hope you take good care of her!
by SWAN
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB8 vs u-he Diva
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Oberheim OB8 vs u-he Diva

I thought the VSE crowd may be interested in a test I did recently. Ive spent a lot of time looking at u-he Diva and seeing if I can make it sound like my OB8. I got quite close but can you tell which is Synth A and which is B? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca-vd1qwctY https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by SWAN
Sat May 03, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg TR Rack editor...for mac
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Re: Korg TR Rack editor...for mac

looks like there isnt anything...damn....
by SWAN
Fri May 02, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg TR Rack editor...for mac
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Korg TR Rack editor...for mac

Does anyone know of an editor I can use for the TR Rack? I need something to be able to get in and change the Oscillators - seeing as you cant do that from the panel... I dont need anything sophisticated - just to work on patches... I dont want to go the MIDIQuest route as Ive heard it hardly ever w...
by SWAN
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 808/909 Handclap Clones
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: 808/909 Handclap Clones

also have the clap in the MFB 522...
by SWAN
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Polysynth Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 9953

Re: Polysynth Recommendations

chroma polaris, mks80 rack or Prophet 600 best lower end choices with Oberheim Matrix 6/1000 close behind...

Then you have the DSI stuff - Mopho x4, tetra and Prophet 08
by SWAN
Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Arturia Minibrute vs Roland SH-2....RAW SAWTOOTH
Replies: 9
Views: 2793

Re: Arturia Minibrute vs Roland SH-2....RAW SAWTOOTH

the SH2 has a more vintage tone than the brute-I think its prob a bit 'fatter'. I think the brute does sound more raw than the mopho tho...seems to have quite an edgy sound. Ive had an SH2 and mopho but not a brute. Personally I dont like the sound of it - seems a bit edgy to me - but some love it a...
by SWAN
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Need a Dirty Sounding Poly VCO Synth.
Replies: 40
Views: 6175

Re: Need a Dirty Sounding Poly VCO Synth.

you could run your P08 through a Culture Vulture...or some kind of old Pre amp etc...or another synth
by SWAN
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Analog Solutions Leipzig VS. Arturia MiniBrute
Replies: 18
Views: 6553

Re: Analog Solutions Leipzig VS. Arturia MiniBrute

Yeah the Leipzig is a dual VCO synth. It's a great sounding synthesizer with a lot of punch and low tones to die for. The Leipzig also has a great LFO that you can detune to at minimum and maximum setting it bumps up and down one octave. Kinda cool in my opinion. It's filter is sweet too. Great LPF...
by SWAN
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Polysix, Prophet 600, Jupiter 6; (most like Prophet 5?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Polysix, Prophet 600, Jupiter 6; (most like Prophet 5?)

Prophet 600...closest you can get to the P5 - but its more brash and the envelopes are slow. The others arent really like a P5 at all.

Others worth considering are a OB8 or a Prophet 08. However - only a P5 will really sound like a P5...but you can start with one of these...
by SWAN
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: DSI Prophet '08 vs. Oberheim OB-8
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Re: DSI Prophet '08 vs. Oberheim OB-8

I have an OB8 and have tried/owned the DSI stuff a fair amount. Its a decision that is dependent on what sort of analogue sound you like - and how highly you value versatility and options... The OB8 to me has a more vintage tone which is preferable to me. It also sounds more organic. The MIDI isnt a...
by SWAN
Wed May 04, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MFB Dominion X
Replies: 17
Views: 2367

Re: MFB Dominion X

but what about that awful noise in the Soundcloud demo? The kraftzwerg also had a dose of noise in the signal path...
by SWAN
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My polysynth is finally finished :D
Replies: 179
Views: 39025

Re: My polysynth is finally finished :D

sounds just how a nice analogue poly should...goes to show it can be done! Man that would be cool to build your own poly...
by SWAN
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim Xpander - "slow" envelope rectification
Replies: 8
Views: 2381

Re: Oberheim Xpander - "slow" envelope rectification

Having been convinced, and having convinced myself that the Xpander will always have eternally slow envelopes, I thought I'd give it a whirl and see how "fast" I could make them. The key is cutting out as much modulation as possible and even using one envelope for both filter and amp (later I used ...
by SWAN
Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: analog on a budget
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: analog on a budget

Get an MFB synth (SYnth 2, Nanozwerg, Microzwerg) - they are quite dirty and good for a sort of LCD Soundsystem sound...but thats 1 note at a time...team it up with a Oberheim Matrix 1000 and you have a nice cheap proper analogue set-up...dont go near any Virtual analogue - probably too clean and di...