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by Johnny Lenin
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: VCO1: The VSE Compilation Submission Guidelines
Replies: 101
Views: 4967

Re: VCO1: The VSE Compilation Submission Guidelines

novielo wrote:won't he need the wav format?
Yep...
by Johnny Lenin
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: VCO1: The VSE Compilation Submission Guidelines
Replies: 101
Views: 4967

Re: VCO1: The VSE Compilation Submission Guidelines

Again, I apologize. My life kind of imploded over the last couple of weeks. In addition to my illness(es), my 83-year-old father was hospitalized for a few days for a heart problem (he's out now and feeling better), and my girlfriend left me. I really haven't had a lot of headroom on top of all that...
by Johnny Lenin
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: VCO1: The VSE Compilation Submission Guidelines
Replies: 101
Views: 4967

Re: VCO1: The VSE Compilation Submission Guidelines

Hey everyone... I'm sorry to have dropped out of sight for a week. I was sick, and then the board was down, and then I was sick again...

I'll be sending out the agreement to the finalists tomorrow, and getting this this back on track.

Very sorry for the delay.
by Johnny Lenin
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg DW8000 are they that good ? (4.7/5 rated) ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2423

Re: Korg DW8000 are they that good ? (4.7/5 rated) ?

For $125, it's a great synth. Actually, it's quite good. It uses sampled waveforms but has an analog filter and a really cool onboard delay. It also has six-stage envelopes, which can be a lot of fun. It can produce some very nice percussive tones and bright pads. In unison mode, the leads are just ...
by Johnny Lenin
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: JD-800 or Juno-G for ambient?
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: JD-800 or Juno-G for ambient?

The JG is a great bread and butter board. It has a fine range of acoustic patches -- great pianos and organs -- and some pretty good synth patches. Of the latter, the pads are better than the leads, which would good for ambient music. Having said that, it's not the most amenable synth for getting in...
by Johnny Lenin
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: 7th of March
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: 7th of March

hfinn wrote:I kind of like it...
So do I.
by Johnny Lenin
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: "The Owls Are Not What They Seem EP" free 5 track download
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: "The Owls Are Not What They Seem EP" free 5 track download

Downloaded and loaded on my iPod for my 15 km run tomorrow.
by Johnny Lenin
Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Beginner's Synth?
Replies: 23
Views: 1720

Re: Beginner's Synth?

Truth is that, if this is your first synth, you shouldn't obsess over getting the best synth. Get something with knobs. Don't spend a lot. Save up, because this will NOT be our last synth. For a first synth, I think there's a lot to be said for getting a polyphonic VA with MIDI [SH-201, MicroKorg, M...
by Johnny Lenin
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Is it me or has the overuse of reverb hit new highs?
Replies: 27
Views: 3301

Re: Is it me or has the overuse of reverb hit new highs?

BTW I've just noticed you're from NJ!, although I'm now in GB/UK I'm originally from Summit, NJ :) Hey Summit! Ice-T's old 'hood! [I teach at Rutgers Newark for my Jersey bona fides.] The dry synth sound was very much the sound of the 80s, don't you think? Like dr. sine, I also use a fair bit of re...
by Johnny Lenin
Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Beginner's Synth?
Replies: 23
Views: 1720

Re: Beginner's Synth?

The SH-201 isn't a GREAT synth, but it's a good one. There's a certain amount of noticeable aliasing and it tends to sound a bit harsh to my ears [rather than thin], though this can be mitigated with the onboard reverb. It's main drawbacks are a fairly cheap-feeling build quality [but it's light!] a...
by Johnny Lenin
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: VCO1: The VSE Compilation Submission Guidelines
Replies: 101
Views: 4967

Re: VCO1: The VSE Compilation Submission Guidelines

I will have a press release for when it's released. I plan to post it pretty much everywhere and send it to the editorial folks at Harmony Central, Sonic State, etc. All suggestions are welcomed.

And... of course, we should promote the h**l out of it on MySpace, Facebook, etc.
by Johnny Lenin
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vote on your faves for the VSE compilation album
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Vote on your faves for the VSE compilation album

Thanks, JW. Should've done this myself! :oops:
by Johnny Lenin
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: VCO1: The VSE Compilation Submission Guidelines
Replies: 101
Views: 4967

Re: VCO1: The VSE Compilation Submission Guidelines

Not to worry. I'll have everything up tonight.