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by Z
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware Synth prices and VSTs.
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Hardware Synth prices and VSTs.

Ugh, here we go again. I guess the OP grew up with VSTs. I grew up with hardware. Hardware was EXPENSIVE in the 80s & 90s. $500 didn't get you squat back then and adjusted for inflation, $500 back then is like a grand today. Today, for $500, you've got your pick of TONS of high quality electronic in...
by Z
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The 2600
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: The 2600

Supply versus demand.

There are other options: TTSH & Behringer 2600. I'll probably get the latter - all their other synths have been very faithful to the originals.
by Z
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: The Cars "Let's Go" Brass sound
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: The Cars "Let's Go" Brass sound

Sounds like the strings sound on the ARP Omni to me.
by Z
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Reason to get external sequencer?
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Reason to get external sequencer?

I LOVE the sequencer on the JD-Xi. I was hoping the JD-XA's sequencer (and synth) would be double that of the Xi, but it isn't really. Sequencers built into synths started in the early 80, but were very limited. With the popularity of MIDI, external sequencers are much more powerful and by the mid 8...
by Z
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need identification of this keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Need identification of this keyboard

It's a pretty small image, but it looks like it says "N5" on the rear which could mean it's a Korg N5.

Can you post a larger image and/or link to the video?
by Z
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What keyboard / sequencer / arpeggiator was used in Song X?
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: What keyboard / sequencer / arpeggiator was used in Song X?

I know nothing about DAWs (I've been "DAWless" since getting into this game in the late 80s), but as you can tell from watching the video, they're using the Jupiter 8's arpeggiator. The sound isn't anything special and could probably be recreated on most subtractive synthesizers, hardware or software.
by Z
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What keyboard / sequencer / arpeggiator was used in Song X?
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: What keyboard / sequencer / arpeggiator was used in Song X?

If by "Song X" you mean the names of specific songs, people post that sort of question here all the time. Many times someone will actually know and reply. Other times people will guess and lively conversations ensue. OK, so a simple one to start with....Las Palabras de Amor by Queen? Video shows a ...
by Z
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jarre rendez vous
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Jarre rendez vous

According to the liner notes in the CD, the following instruments were used on "Fourth Rendez-Vous": Jarre: (Elka) Synthex, (EMS) AKS, (Oberheim) OB-X, (Yamaha) DX100, Matrisequencer, (Roland) TR-808, Linn 9000 Geiss: ARP 2600, Eminent (probably the 310U organ) To me, the "robot voices" you speak of...
by Z
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Oberheim DX - Old Program Cassettes - WAV to MIDI?
Replies: 4
Views: 1931

Re: Oberheim DX - Old Program Cassettes - WAV to MIDI?

I own a DX (and a DMX). I'd love to get hold of the audio data to load into my machine. I'll happily post a video showing the patterns and/or songs that are in the audio data. You can record them into your computer and save them as WAV or MP3 files. I guess you would need to upload them to some sort...
by Z
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone recognize this synth from Go West 1987?
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: Anyone recognize this synth from Go West 1987?

Roland JX-10 Super JX. Roland's flagship synth after the Jupiter 8 was discontinued.
by Z
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Digital Drumkits vs Analog Synth Drums
Replies: 47
Views: 11358

Re: Digital Drumkits vs Analog Synth Drums

I'm putting my money on the Kelly Marie track using a Simmons kit. Maybe the Musicaid SDS-3 or SDS-4, but not the famous Simmons SDSV. I still think it's just a synthesizer. very easy to create. Warren Cann gets overlooked as an early drum machine pioneer but he may have been the first to circuit b...
by Z
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Digital Drumkits vs Analog Synth Drums
Replies: 47
Views: 11358

Re: Digital Drumkits vs Analog Synth Drums

Hiya talking drums could you help with my question please? I'm interested in electronic drum noises such as the noises in Ultravox - Vienna (the bit that sounds like thunder) 0.10 Any syntheiszer with noise can make this sound. The "echo" might be an EG or LFO, or could even be an actual echo. Kick...
by Z
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: restoring a synth
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Re: restoring a synth

Look on CraigsList, OfferUp, eBay, your local newspaper classifieds, thrift stores and pawn shops.
by Z
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What effect is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: What effect is this?

Sounds like portamento on a polyphonic synthesizer