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by CapnMarvel
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth(s) Would You Use for Synthetic Drums?
Replies: 45
Views: 2051

Re: What Synth(s) Would You Use for Synthetic Drums?

I've definitely had success using the XTk, Evolver, and Polymorph for good synthy percussion. The Andy, not so much, but that probably says more about my programming ability than any problem with the synth - I'm convinced it could do anything. I don't think I would try to do such things with a V-Syn...
by CapnMarvel
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hooray for me! (Roland Juno 6)
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Hooray for me! (Roland Juno 6)

The first vintage synth I ever bought, and where I really learned about subtractive synthesis in practice. It's limited, but what it can do is really, really nice. I wish I still had room for one.
by CapnMarvel
Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!
Replies: 68
Views: 5464

Re: Your Synth Setup is now Extinct!

Fusion 8HD - Any old workstation, I suppose. Maybe a Fantom? Andromeda - It'd have to be a Jupiter 8. JD-800 - Waldorf XTk (cheating since I have one in the closet) V-Synth - Virus TI Polymorph - Pfff....a Korg MS2000 or Radias? Machinedrum - TS808 Wavestation SR, D-550, JV-1080 - Probably some sort...
by CapnMarvel
Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)
Replies: 99
Views: 4074

Re: A guitarists perspective on old vs new synths :)

This thread is soul-destroying. The amount of stereotyping, 'everyone knows that', and e-peen comparing going on here is truly a bringdown. I think homeboy has his answer to his question. Everyone likes to defend their favorite turn ons from attack, and to justify the time and money spent to acquire...
by CapnMarvel
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's Your Favorite Keyboard Stand?
Replies: 22
Views: 2051

Re: What's Your Favorite Keyboard Stand?

Not to hijack, but I'm currently looking for a double-tier for the studio. Anyone using the Quik Lok Z-726?? Anything to report, good or bad? http://www.music-west.com/images/quiklokZ-726.jpg I have two of these, and two heavy-duty X-stands in my studio. I couldn't hand with the A-frame models - I ...
by CapnMarvel
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos
Replies: 109
Views: 13615

Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

I have to second Moraz's work on 'Sound Chaser', although to ignore Bernie Worrell's many amazing solos with Funkadelic around '73-'78ish would be a mistake.
by CapnMarvel
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Radias price drop to $699
Replies: 24
Views: 2568

Re: Korg Radias price drop to $699

That price drop brings it into the 'realistic' range from 'ridiculously overpriced'. I mean, you can get an MEK for $1000 if you look hard enough - that much for a Radias rack is pretty loony. It's OK - I didn't cotton to its sound much, and it really is just a blown-out MS2000, which is fine if you...
by CapnMarvel
Tue May 04, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ALL synths will eventually become vintage for somebody
Replies: 21
Views: 1362

Re: ALL synths will eventually become vintage for somebody

I seem to remember someone on here making the statement that the M1 is prized in Tejano music circles for certain patches (accordion, horns, etc.) and that those boards regularly go for hundreds of dollars more in South Texas than they do anywhere else in the country. So yeah, the process has alread...
by CapnMarvel
Tue May 04, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synths were used on David Bowie's 'Berlin Trilogy'?
Replies: 20
Views: 20335

Re: Which synths were used on David Bowie's 'Berlin Trilogy'

I'm curious how similar the live setup that Micke mentions was to the set of synths Bowie used when touring and playing keys for Iggy Pop in 1977. I'm almost certain a Solina is heard on some of the bootlegs I've got of that tour.
by CapnMarvel
Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: OSC Oscar - is it a classic and if so why?
Replies: 21
Views: 1681

Re: OSC Oscar - is it a classic and if so why?

There is so much information about this synth and the VST recreations of it that you should have NO problem finding this information out for yourself. A little bit of poking around yourself would be much more helpful than expecting it all to be served to you on a plate. Simply type in: OSCar synth ...
by CapnMarvel
Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?
Replies: 54
Views: 3185

Re: Are you an expert on a specific synthesizer?

I'm pretty much expert in the Prophet 600, which is just slightly more complicated than a Juno 6/60/106.

I'm a frigging MASTER of the front panel of the Oberheim Matrix 1000, though! I can call up patches in mere milliseconds! 8-)
by CapnMarvel
Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cheapest build quality?
Replies: 65
Views: 3726

Re:

I couldn't answer fro firsthand experience. But, I once heard a story from a former Chroma Expander owner. He said that the wooden parts of the chasis started to come apart after a while. Someone else said that the Chroma casing was made of particle board. Is this true? The Chroma Polaris casing is...
by CapnMarvel
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: triing to get sounds for jv 880
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: triing to get sounds for jv 880

The only sound cards I know of are the SR-JV-model expansion boards for the JV model synths. I've got one or two in my JV-1080. They're all over Ebay but I'm not sure that's what you're looking for. There are MIDI foot controllers for rack synths like the JV - is that what you're talking about? You ...
by CapnMarvel
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VCS 3 / Synthi AKS DIY !!!
Replies: 39
Views: 1959

Re: VCS 3 / Synthi AKS DIY !!!

So is this going to be more or less complicated than the Fuzzface clone I made 10 years ago? :D

Sounds cool for the electrical engineers out there but holy h**l - godspeed to any inexperienced project builders who tackle this thing!
by CapnMarvel
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What got you into synths?
Replies: 180
Views: 14739

Re: What got you into synths?

I was also an Eighties kid, so I would say the following probably had a huge effect on me: 1. Tangerine Dream's score to Risky Business 2. Miami Vice 3. Michael Jackson's Thriller 4. Early synthpop (Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Gary Numan's 'Cars' has been mentioned) 5. Early 80's Rush and Yes I was a...