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by gunark
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone own Moog Rogue serial number 3289 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3285

Re: Anyone own Moog Rogue serial number 3289 ?

This could start a new trend... vintage boxes . Guitarists will already pay ridiculous amounts for a period-correct case to match their vintage guitar, so why not? Maybe it was the virgin cardboard that made the old synths sound so good ;) We all know vintage boxes, with their discreet components l...
by gunark
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Alpha Juno 1/2? or best to save?
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Alpha Juno 1/2? or best to save?

I really like my AJ, its oft ignored and full of surprises (saw width modulation anyone?!). While it can't self oscillate, it is very 'wet' at higher Res. Does great pads, can beastly with the chord memory and does a great Terrorist type wobble Jungle bass. Its also the Hoover machine. Also it has a...
by gunark
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Juno 106 vs Jupiter 4 vs Jupiter 6
Replies: 23
Views: 6100

Re: Juno 106 vs Jupiter 4 vs Jupiter 6

I'm liking my mophetra more and more actually, referring to the P08. Weirdly it seems my medication might have clouded my judgement to it! I considered manning up and going for an Andy as they do sound awesome but the price and the interface are a little daunting! The 3p may be the way then, save a ...
by gunark
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Roland VP9000 to make those monos turn poly?
Replies: 6
Views: 4466

Re: Roland VP9000 to make those monos turn poly?

Stab Frenzy wrote:I guess 'relatively cheap' is relative. ;)
Ah I thought I put the price on! Getting old...
by gunark
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Roland VP9000 to make those monos turn poly?
Replies: 6
Views: 4466

Re: Roland VP9000 to make those monos turn poly?

Stab Frenzy wrote:
gunark wrote:Seeing as VP9000s are relatively cheap but still unique in their elastic sampling (in hardware anyway)
Actually all three V-Synths have hardware elastic sampling too.
Sadly though they don't turn up for £100 or so :(
by gunark
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Roland VP9000 to make those monos turn poly?
Replies: 6
Views: 4466

Roland VP9000 to make those monos turn poly?

Hello, Seeing as VP9000s are relatively cheap but still unique in their elastic sampling (in hardware anyway), has anyone tried using one to sample their monos to be able to play them in a form of polyphony? I know you can multisample it in a regular sampler but I was curious if anyone has done it t...
by gunark
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Juno 106 vs Jupiter 4 vs Jupiter 6
Replies: 23
Views: 6100

Re: Juno 106 vs Jupiter 4 vs Jupiter 6

I have considered the Kiwi upgrade and a PG 200 combo actually. I got the Organix one for my previous 3P but never got round to installing it, but I might just pay someone to do it this time! I know it'll bring the synth into a pseudo Jupiter class and that really floats my boat as I love the sound ...
by gunark
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Juno 106 vs Jupiter 4 vs Jupiter 6
Replies: 23
Views: 6100

Re: Juno 106 vs Jupiter 4 vs Jupiter 6

JP4 > JP6 > 106 The 106 is highly overrated, the interface is good but apart from that you might as well have an Ion. JP4s rule the school. Actually I do like it more than I did my ion though its not as flexible obviously. I'm leaning to the JP4 but their relative fragility combined with not even C...
by gunark
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Juno 106 vs Jupiter 4 vs Jupiter 6
Replies: 23
Views: 6100

Juno 106 vs Jupiter 4 vs Jupiter 6

Hello, Recently I got back on the 106 train when a HS-60 came up for a good price. I had a 106 before but only for a bit as I got a Pro One and the 106 for £400 but had to sell one to pay for the other and a Pro One for 'free' is hard to pass up. Anyway, I remember it being ok, if a little thin comp...
by gunark
Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's your analogue mono "test" tone?
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: What's your analogue mono "test" tone?

calaverasgrande wrote:oh yeah and the John carpenter pulsing bass/pad.
Having worked out the notes for Assault on Precinct 13, I feel I have to apologise to music shop staff, its just too tempting to dial that sound in.
by gunark
Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mopho - am I missing something?
Replies: 35
Views: 2432

Re: Mopho - am I missing something?

Finally got my Tetr4 and can appreciate the sound engine of these machines works really well with polyphony. Some of the sounds on the Mopho are on the Tetra too (Wagnerian for example) and while they sounded good in 'mono', being able to throw them around in 4ths or triads, etc brings them out of t...
by gunark
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's your analogue mono "test" tone?
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

Re: What's your analogue mono "test" tone?

I listen to the oscillator waveforms first. Then I test the various waveforms through various filter cutoff points. A big test for me is how it sounds with envelope filter control without resonance. A really great synth always sounds really pleasant... rich, and warm. A not great synth sounds dull....
by gunark
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Slim Phatty or new Midi SEM?
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: Slim Phatty or new Midi SEM?

Those lucky Americans, vintage synths seem to be a less expensive hobby that in Europe! Surely Crumars and Siels are cheap on your side of the pond? There are several European synths I would love to add to my aresenal. I cant help but think I would have better luck finding an EMS or Oscar at a gara...
by gunark
Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's your analogue mono "test" tone?
Replies: 16
Views: 1164

What's your analogue mono "test" tone?

Just for fun - what's your goto sound when you get to try a mono synth out? You know, 5 mins in a shop, the knobs and sliders saying "tweak me!" - whats the end result? What do you do go to in order to get a handle or pass judgment? For me, bass, the short delay type with VCF amount tweaking away. L...
by gunark
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mopho - am I missing something?
Replies: 35
Views: 2432

Re: Mopho - am I missing something?

A week on and after sitting down with headphones and rinsing out the presets for some knob action (!) it's beginning to reveal itself to me. While it's still not all out 'vintage' sounding as the (DCO) Jen, it feels a more rounded and controlled instrument with an impressive sonic palette. Ironicall...