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by Phollop Willing PA
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 61539

Re: Yamaha Reface

JeEA wrote:Can the reface split the kbd or play two patches at the same time?
If not i would keep the DX-21. Owned one In the
80'

Cheers
No it can't. However, it does have a fairly good FX section and a looper that transmits MIDI. BTW, I really like my Reface DX.
by Phollop Willing PA
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 61539

Re: Yamaha Reface

Having once owned a DX21 I would suggest if you can get a Reface DX without losing $ on a DX21, ie a trade, than go for it. I loved the DX21 back in the day and was my inspiration to get a Reface DX. The Reface DX is quite similar to a DX21, but has better fidelity and an easier way to program it. H...
by Phollop Willing PA
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 61539

Re: Yamaha Reface

I bought one. Back in the 1980s through to 1990s, i owned a bunch of Yamaha DX synthesizes. I had a FB01, TX81Z, DX21, DX100 and access to a DX7. I can say with one reservation, that the Reface DX is a really good FM synth. I am loving easy to program FM w/o noise, the looper and the FX. It fits per...
by Phollop Willing PA
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!
Replies: 88
Views: 17697

Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

I bought this for my MacBeth M5 modular. Best thing I ever did for it. Works like a charm. My Future Retro Orb will end up collecting some dust now. Highly recommended. 5/5
by Phollop Willing PA
Sat May 03, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wall?
Replies: 65
Views: 8921

Re: In whose synth studio would you like to be fly on the wa

Jon Anderson's with Jean Luc Ponty and Jordan Rudess recording for Inventioning

https://www.facebook.com/Inventioning
by Phollop Willing PA
Fri May 02, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: New Kid (song) w/ MacBeth M5, Voyager, SR18, VT3
Replies: 0
Views: 580

New Kid (song) w/ MacBeth M5, Voyager, SR18, VT3

http://www.reverbnation.com/phollopwillingpa/song/20750867-new-kid Here's a little improv live to my work station. I'm using the MacBeth M5 for the bass and a Voyager for the leads. An Alesis SR 18 is used for the sequencer and drums. It's a song in progress and the words were made up on the spot. A...
by Phollop Willing PA
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1
Replies: 10
Views: 6392

Re: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1

Thanks that very kind, but I have a working one. I took the log out of the 2nd one and put it on the first since the ribbon had a bubble. It works great. It was totally my fault for doing something I normally don't do, that is, move a keyboard with the jack cord trailing on a carpet and then pluggin...
by Phollop Willing PA
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1
Replies: 10
Views: 6392

Re: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1

….. Phollop: Crazy to see a prominent member from NS! That's awesome! Have you checked kijiji? There's someone looking for a Prophecy right now on there. When I saw that, I knew I'd have to bite the bullet after over a years' searching and sign up for <a class="vglnk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"...
by Phollop Willing PA
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1
Replies: 10
Views: 6392

Re: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1

The knobs do multiple changes and they change the display if you don't tweak them and as soon as you do, they affect the parameter that's on display. If this is what is happening, it's normal. Also, there are some sites, I forget where. that you can download via sys ex, new patches. Maybe have a loo...
by Phollop Willing PA
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1
Replies: 10
Views: 6392

Re: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1

I have a Korg Prophecy and I've bought three of them. I love it. However, there are some issues you need to be aware of. Really check the output jack. It's been known to disconnect from the circuit board and the fix is a bit of a chore. Also, check the log wheel. The ribbon especially, for bubbles o...
by Phollop Willing PA
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MacBeth M5 Korg Kronos 73 sell it?
Replies: 19
Views: 4132

Re: MacBeth M5 Korg Kronos 73 sell it?

Dude has probably never owned any of them..it's funny how ppl who never owned or played a synth will say "it sounds like a moog, definately". First of all, people can hear these intruments on youtube and other sites so a comparison without ownership is valid. My M5 doesn't have the same kind of sou...
by Phollop Willing PA
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MacBeth M5 Korg Kronos 73 sell it?
Replies: 19
Views: 4132

Re: MacBeth M5 Korg Kronos 73 sell it?

You have number 31 of 60! Ken made two batches of 30 of the black M5. You have the first of the second batch. I have number 36 or the sixth of the 2nd batch.
by Phollop Willing PA
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MacBeth M5 Korg Kronos 73 sell it?
Replies: 19
Views: 4132

Re: MacBeth M5 Korg Kronos 73 sell it?

I guess in the end I'm too lazy to try and sell and ship it. Part of my concern, is that I've had a good careeer in experimental music and being retired, I'm thinking of downsizing except for my car, which may be getting bigger. My daughter has an interest in electronic music, but not as obsessive a...
by Phollop Willing PA
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MacBeth M5 Korg Kronos 73 sell it?
Replies: 19
Views: 4132

Re: MacBeth M5 Korg Kronos 73 sell it?

That's a beautiful story. It must be something like #2 of 60 or something… Have you written to Ken to ask him about this M5? What does the serial # say?
by Phollop Willing PA
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MacBeth M5 Korg Kronos 73 sell it?
Replies: 19
Views: 4132

Re: MacBeth M5 Korg Kronos 73 sell it?

Thanks for that heartfelt and thoughtful response.

Can you tell me a bit of the history of your M5? I could use a little diversion and also, do you have any sounds from the M5 I can hear?