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by gallant steve
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which modern analog synth should i buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 2549

For your modern analog at that range I'd go for a used Andromeda or Prophet 08. Diff'rent synths with different strengths, so I'd try and test them both out, listen to a lot of demos, see which suits you.
by gallant steve
Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jazz Fusion Synthesiser techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 3282

first up, those pseudo-violin sounds you're hearing on lonnie liston smith and herbie hancock records...'tis the sound of vintage 70s analog string machines that never really sounded like violins much, but had that nice warm vibe. The Solina 's the most famous for this ( but not the best in my book)...
by gallant steve
Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jazz Fusion Synthesiser techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 3282

Hi Halo, nice to see another 70s jazz-funk and fusion fan ;) I'll have a think about what you're after and be back..
by gallant steve
Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Prophet 8
Replies: 289
Views: 45023

if only my setup was as tidy as that .. Happy new year everyone ;)
by gallant steve
Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sound of Prophet5 rev2
Replies: 45
Views: 9642

~obviously more 'size' and space with the P5, but equally the P8 actually sounds punchier and more aggressive to me.
by gallant steve
Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sound of Prophet5 rev2
Replies: 45
Views: 9642

'Twasn't envisaged as a p5 replica to begin with, though ~ it's a different synth.
by gallant steve
Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Memo to Tom Oberheim
Replies: 30
Views: 4555

i'd love to see a new synth from both tom oberheim and alan perlman of ARP. ..& from what I understand they're both still interested in the field =).
by gallant steve
Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Solaris
Replies: 201
Views: 43819

great collection of posters you get o' this site - the synth's designer himself on this time, the keyboardist from "billy jean " on the other thread, half the staff of DSI plus the original Andromeda techs earlier the year....;)
by gallant steve
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Solaris
Replies: 201
Views: 43819

in some kind of way, this has a 'british' sound that reminds me of the EMS synths. looking forward to more:

http://www.johnbowen.com/MP3demos/MiniLP+OBNotch2.wav
by gallant steve
Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was your gateway drug into synthesis?
Replies: 177
Views: 21578

The 80 's! Yeah, all the music of that time... Particularly Harold Faltermeyer's "Axel F." That and Jan Hammer's "Crockett's Theme" and the rest of the Miami Vice music. Also, can't forget Van Halen & Depeche Mode. :) it's weird , but synths were much more 'in the public consciousness' on the cusp ...
by gallant steve
Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Prophet 8
Replies: 289
Views: 45023

carbon111 wrote: Steve, just buy one already. :D

well.....OK :D
by gallant steve
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Prophet 8
Replies: 289
Views: 45023

megawatt wrote:still?
sorry, know it's already been covered but just thought others would want to hear ;)

any more new demos from docT ?
by gallant steve
Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP Centaur
Replies: 41
Views: 7448

re ARP , I always reckon it's sad that alan perlman hasn't got some of the credit he deserves. Lots of uncanny paralells with moog .. both of them started innovating with electronic sounds at exactly the same point way back in the early 50s, both from the same New York-jewish background, etc...
by gallant steve
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I finally got a JP-8000!
Replies: 65
Views: 8317

its sound might not be as current now as was, but in a funny sort'o way, I've always found this synth to have more of its own 'character' than plenty of other VAs . The viruses , nords & ions of this world sound much more like jack-of-all trade 'imitators' next to it, to me anyway.
by gallant steve
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was your gateway drug into synthesis?
Replies: 177
Views: 21578

> The 80's!

>Yeah, all the music of that time... Particularly Harold Faltermeyer's "Axel >F." That and Jan Hammer's "Crockett's Theme" and the rest of the Miami >Vice music.

now, that brings it all back - made an impression on me at that age too.