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by j fish
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Albums made mainly with Softsynths
Replies: 45
Views: 7706

Re: Albums made mainly with Softsynths

Don't know if there are any fellow progrock-fans on here but Martin Orford used a lot of soft-synths on IQ's 2004-album "Dark Matter" (especially for the Mellotron-sounds).

:geek:
by j fish
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Rhodes
Replies: 13
Views: 2025

Re: Rhodes

I'm using mda epiano for ages, as it's free but I'd like to change for something else... MrRay73 Mark II sounds interesting? Do you find MrRay73 Mark II better comparing to mda epiano? Mr. Ray (both versions) are definitely better than MDA EPiano IMHO. I really like Lounge Lizard, which I use frequ...
by j fish
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Workstations?
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Workstations?

Hugo,

I've had the M3 in mind also.
I feel I need to spend some time in the music stores checking the different possibilities out.
Anyone had any first hand experience with the Korg M3?

Thanks.
by j fish
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Workstations?
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Workstations?

Thanks a lot for your help!
I will definitely give the Motif a closer look.

Cheers!
by j fish
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Workstations?
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Workstations?

I'm hoping you knowledgeable people of the VSE-forum might be able to help me. I'm a guitarplaying songwriter with a great love for synthesizers. I'm no synth-expert but I'm not a hopeless case either... :wink: I guess I'm a bit neanderthal when it comes to how I write and record music. I'm using my...
by j fish
Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock
Replies: 53
Views: 10579

Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

But I think that he had the Mellotron on that tour, with the PPG Wave and Minimoog on top. I have to check the Loreley-DVD but I don't think he had the Mellotron then. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that he sold it before the first tour already (to the keyboard player of Pallas IIRC). I'll check.
by j fish
Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock
Replies: 53
Views: 10579

Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

That is indeed a great setup. If you have seen the DVD from the "Live from Loreley" show in Germany during the Clutching At Straws tour in 1987, that rig includes Minimoog, Pro-One, PPG Wave 2.3, Jupiter-8, MKS-100 electric piano, DX-7 and more! Yup, Kelly's setup from the mid 80's was pretty aweso...
by j fish
Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock
Replies: 53
Views: 10579

Re: Keyboards and synthesizers in Progressive Rock

Two prog keyboardists who I don't think ever get the credit they deserve are John Evan and Eddie Jobson. I agree, especially about John Evan. Marvelous keyboard-player! Jethro Tull is one of my absolute favorite bands! =D> Wakeman, Emerson and Tony Banks are all major influences for me but one of m...
by j fish
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia and prog-rock
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Arturia and prog-rock

With the minimoog V you can definitely get close to some of the classic Wakeman-sounds. I've come really close (At least to my ears :wink: ) starting with a preset and then just some "random" twisting and turning. You don't have to be an experienced programmer (God knows I'm not!), just a good set o...
by j fish
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Cheeze Machine-free string plugin
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: Cheeze Machine-free string plugin

I really like the Cheeze Machine in all it's simplicity.
Great warm and rich sound.
What are your thoughts on the other freeware stringers (Crazy diamonds, Stringer etc.)?
Would be curious to know how you rank them...

8)
by j fish
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: any good softsynth clonewheels?(hammond emulator)
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: any good softsynth clonewheels?(hammond emulator)

Another vote for Native Instruments B4II. The best friggin' Hammond-clone VST I've heard.
Happy hunting! :D
by j fish
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Newbie to virtual
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

I use VST's almost exclusively these days. They are just so good now. As for what to choose, it depends what you need of course. One thing though, the Arturia Analog Factory has presets from all of their highly successful emulations (Minimoog, Moog Modular, Prophet V, Prophet VS, ARP2600 and Jupiter...
by j fish
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite synth-choir poll
Replies: 40
Views: 5065

Mellotron M400 choir, all the way! :)
by j fish
Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Has anyone tried the SampleMoog yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 2425

Has anyone tried the SampleMoog yet?

Has anyone had a chance to try IK Multimedia's SampleMoog yet?

I'm a huge fan of GMedia's Minimonstra and Arturia's MinimoogV and Moog Modular V and I'm curious how the SampleMoog stands up to the other Moog emulations.
by j fish
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Cleaning out my VST closet
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

I've got the VST-bug pretty severly but I've finally managed to cut down on the freebies. I have a lot of commercial VST's and I use them all but I went through a phase of downloading almost all freebies I could get my hands on. I've cut it down to maybe 20 or 25 free VST's which is still a lot but ...