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by bsh
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Dave Smith Poly Evolver
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: Dave Smith Poly Evolver

If you don't use the extra digital oscillators and signal processing, it's more or less a prophet 8 with half the voices. Yes, a few minor differences, but no warmer or more analog sounding and made from mostly the same parts. So unless you really need 8 voices, you get a lot more functionality. I f...
by bsh
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?
Replies: 116
Views: 11264

Re: What Vintage Synth Would You Like to See Back in Production?

if they didnt intend to do it if someone requested it, why should they put up a price on it? but, as you said, maybe the page is not really up to date... not at all, i recently contacted ems to know if they were still doing vcs3. the answer was yes but at a significantly higher price then advertise...
by bsh
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 5, no legato when controlling 1 voice via CV/gate
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Re: Prophet 5, no legato when controlling 1 voice via CV/gate

I had this same problem with my Kenton Pro 2000 mk II and P5. Multi-trigger, single trigger, every option I tried, nothing seemed to matter. Then I switched from the "main" channel A gate out to one of the aux. outputs (set to "gate") and it worked. I have absolutely no idea why. The aux channels ha...
by bsh
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:46 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Moog OS vs. Voyager [Poll]
Replies: 25
Views: 3365

Re: Moog OS vs. Voyager [Poll]

For 2.2K, don't waste your money on a voyager old school, save your money a little longer and get a real minimoog D. It's a no brainer. Or, if that's still too much, an MS-20, Odyssey, or any of a number of great vintage synths that can be had in good shape for less than 2 Grand. Don't be fooled by ...
by bsh
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Modulars: Dotcom vs. Macbeth M5?
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Re: Modulars: Dotcom vs. Macbeth M5?

The envelopes aren't quite like a Minimoog, but then what is. There's certainly room for improvement in anything, but compared to the .com I don't think it has any deficiencies. The M5's 12 db isn't bad, and rather nice at high Q, but the 24db is definitely the classic one, and much more fun than th...
by bsh
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Modulars: Dotcom vs. Macbeth M5?
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Re: Modulars: Dotcom vs. Macbeth M5?

I have both. If you're asking what sounds better, it's all subjective, but in my opinion the M5 sounds more "vintage" and yes, quite a bit fatter. They both sound Moogy and both sound better than a Voyager, but the M5 is more interesting. I don't think they're really different worlds. The M5 is more...
by bsh
Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 17111

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

It lacks some of the...er... Mojo? Is mojo ok? Ok? ...It lacks some of the mojo that an original Model D has, but I'm rather happy with my Midimini for that sound. - CM likes Motown as well Sorry, Mojo is offensive too. Fortunately I've been set straight on this now so I can explain: synths have no...
by bsh
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 17111

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

In my purely personal opinion, they DO sound like Minimoogs, in fact they sound JUST like Minimoogs, just weirdly clean and well behaved. It's not like it's another flavor of sound to add to your arsenal. It is the stepford-wife Minimoog. It stays in tune perfectly, it's dead quiet, you don't get d...
by bsh
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 17111

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

If I buy a modern synth, it's going to be an OS. I don't care that it doesn't sound like a Minimoog. I am merely attracted to having a solidly built nice sounding modern analog synth. I have to echo everyone who has said "if you don't like yours... you can send it to me... [paraphrased]) Is it just...
by bsh
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 17111

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

Not an OS, but I regretted getting my Electric blue voyager even though I only paid 2100 for it, NIB (no joke, green tag sale). So I took it back, paid my 10% restocking fee and found a midimini. I am completely happy. You can get a minimoog these days for not much more than a VOS. You don't get pat...
by bsh
Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Poly Evolver filter sweep... unconvinced
Replies: 12
Views: 1707

Re: Poly Evolver filter sweep... unconvinced

Incidentally, the filter cutoff on the PolyEvolver is extra sensitive (or unsensitive?) to minimize stepping. Which is a pain when you want rapid changes, but it does result in filter sweeps that are roughly one million times smoother than my Prophet 600. But yeah, the 600 sounds pretty damn good ot...
by bsh
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: midimoog instructions needed..
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: midimoog instructions needed..

Hey this thing sounds great!

Yeah, all this sounds right, I'm having trouble with the modulation stuff as I don't have a proper modern midi controller at the moment, but it makes sense so far.

Thanks again
by bsh
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Andromeda A6 vs Minimoog
Replies: 58
Views: 14609

Re: Andromeda A6 vs Minimoog

Incidentally, I got my Midimini today, and all I can say is that the rumors of the demise of the humble minimoog are greatly exaggerated. The ratio of time you spend dicking around with the controls trying to get something to sound "right", and the time you're actually making music is the only measu...
by bsh
Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dead keys on Prophet 600, seeing a pattern
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Dead keys on Prophet 600, seeing a pattern

The first 8 keys C-G have not worked or sent midi for a while now (the notes sound if sent midi from another keyboard). However now, quite inexplicably, first 8 keys of the third octave are not working as well. Again, C-G- the exact same eight keys as the first octave. Is this ringing any bells for ...
by bsh
Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Andromeda A6 vs Minimoog
Replies: 58
Views: 14609

Re: Andromeda A6 vs Minimoog

I read when they did the chips they based the designs of the VCOs and filters quite specifically on the modular moogs. So let's hear it do a 2600 now :) Anyways, he should have done it pepsi challenge style. That would have been a lot of fun, though I know *I* would have always liked the real moog t...