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by V301H
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface CS, Korg Microkorg, JD-Xi and JU-06a vintage sound shopping!
Replies: 8
Views: 3451

Re: Yamaha Reface CS, Korg Microkorg, JD-Xi and JU-06a vintage sound shopping!

If you are a big Ultravox fan your first Synth should be an Odyssey. The Behringer version seems to have the most features at the lowest price but Korg also makes reproductions including a module version.
by V301H
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What is close to ARP PRO SOLOIST sounds.
Replies: 10
Views: 8807

Re: What is close to ARP PRO SOLOIST sounds.

The Behringer Deepmind 6 could make a good modern substitute for a Pro Soloist. It has the same key-range and aftertouch. There is more than enough synth power to emulate Pro Soloist-type sounds.
by V301H
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Genesis keyboard patches
Replies: 3
Views: 6129

Re: Genesis keyboard patches

You might want to Include a Hohner Pianet N VST. https://www.modartt.com/hohner_collection . This collection also includes the extremely rare Hohner Electra-Piano which was prominently used by Led Zeppelin on some of their best-known recordings. There is also this collection which is strictly Pianet...
by V301H
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Sequential Prophet-5 Rev. 4
Replies: 12
Views: 6065

Re: New Sequential Prophet-5 Rev. 4

Time to think about selling my P5 rev. 2 and getting the P10. The operating system is so antiquated on the original rev. 2. It would have been nice to update a few more functions in the new models but it seems to be faithful to the original for the most part. Keyboard Tracking is now Off/Half/Full r...
by V301H
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Eddie Van Halen is Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

Re: Eddie Van Halen is Dead

Things might have been different if Eddie's Prophet 10 had worked properly. He wrote "Jump" on the Prophet but had a problem with it and also with the replacement P10 he purchased. A friend suggested he get an OBXa and the rest is history.
by V301H
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 70s Style Analog Chorus Effect For Synths
Replies: 3
Views: 5787

Re: 70s Style Analog Chorus Effect For Synths

Another option is the Electro-Harmonix Small Clone which was first introduced in the 70s and is reasonably priced. The Analog Man Standard Chorus is a much more expensive handmade boutique version of the Small Clone. Analog Man also makes other highly regarded chorus pedals. TC Electronic makes seve...
by V301H
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 70s Style Analog Chorus Effect For Synths
Replies: 3
Views: 5787

Re: 70s Style Analog Chorus Effect For Synths

The Boss CE-2W Waza Craft is a re-creation of the CE-2 with the addition of stereo outputs and also re-creates the legendary 1970s CE-1 with the addition of depth control. In addition to the Waza Craft option for much less money there are mod kits available for the CE-2B designed to enhance it's per...
by V301H
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novation K-Station: Tremolo ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3729

Re: Novation K-Station: Tremolo ?

None of the original Sequential Circuits Prophets have VCA Modulation which is surprising since these were high-end Synths. I have had a Pro-One since it was new and didn't notice this until I got a Prophet 5 and wanted to do a repeat effect. The Pro-One does have a dedicated Repeat as does the ARP ...
by V301H
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novation K-Station: Tremolo ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3729

Re: Novation K-Station: Tremolo ?

VCA Modulation can be a useful feature for creating various repeat effects including Tremolo. With a full-featured LFO you can use Sine/Triangle, Square, Sawtooth/Reverse-Sawtooth, or S&H for interesting cycling effects. To simulate Tremolo without VCA Modulation you might try Pulse-Width Modulation...
by V301H
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Pratt & Read keyboards
Replies: 4
Views: 4997

Re: Pratt & Read keyboards

I have had several instruments with Pratt-Read keyboards over the years. The only ones that the keystops (bushing holding bars) broke on are my two Gibson organs. The metal is a light gray color while later Pratt-Read keyframes are painted black. Possibly the metal used on the Gibson 60s Pratt-Read ...
by V301H
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pitch wheel adjust
Replies: 4
Views: 1987

Re: Pitch wheel adjust

I have tried several keyboards as MIDI controllers for the Model D with the Korg being the perfect match. Yes the Poly-800 front panel pitch bend range slider really does work with the Model D. I tried a Casio PX-5S 88-note velocity keyboard first. The pitch bend wheel bent the Model D a whole step ...
by V301H
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pitch wheel adjust
Replies: 4
Views: 1987

Re: Pitch wheel adjust

Some MIDI controller keyboards will allow you to adjust pitch bend range. I'm using an ancient Korg Poly-800 as a controller for my Model D. The pitch bend slider on the Poly-800 will adjust the bend range from zero to an octave up and down. A few pluses to using the Poly-800 as a controller are tha...
by V301H
Mon May 25, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland synths price point back in the day
Replies: 5
Views: 3469

Re: Roland synths price point back in the day

In the 80s you could usually get a pretty good discount on higher-end musical gear if you paid cash. I went to Guitar Center to buy a Jupiter 6. I offered $2700 cash out the door for a Jupiter 6, Anvil ATA case, and Ultimate Support 3-tier A-frame stand and they took it.
by V301H
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators
Replies: 33
Views: 16334

Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

The Jupiter 6 with Europa has extensive Arpeggiator capabilities. Beginning on page 30 there are twelve pages of the Europa manual dedicated to Arpeggiator operation.

http://www.synthcom.com/Europa/support/ ... deV1.0.pdf
by V301H
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Decent amp for a beginner?
Replies: 6
Views: 7158

Re: Decent amp for a beginner?

Consider the Vox Pathfinder 15R. Loud enough for rehearsals and has Tremolo and Spring Reverb.

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