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by drsynth
Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth (s) you own but haven't played for over 1 year
Replies: 97
Views: 10666

Re: What synth (s) you own but haven't played for over 1 yea

I have plenty of synths sitting around that I use only rarely. I am sick but not disposophobic. In the late 80's I sold everything to start a family. Got out of the music biz' (back then there was a biz) and got back into writing/playing music decades later after having countless dreams (literally) ...
by drsynth
Mon May 31, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Would you buy a PPG Wave if you had the opportunity for it?
Replies: 23
Views: 3225

Re: Would you buy a PPG Wave if you had the opportunity for

If this... http://www.amazon.com/Exit-Tangerine-Dream/dp/B000002GXA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1275342793&sr=8-1 is your goal then the PPG wave is the only synth to choose. There is something 'caustic' and analog about the early digital wavetable scanning synths. Different from wavetable playbac...
by drsynth
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Stupid or nonsense sentences from your synth's manuals
Replies: 28
Views: 3881

Re: Stupid or nonsense sentences from your synth's manuals

Blofeld manual...

"Don't leave your Blofeld beside children, mothers-in-law or pets. This could lead to critical interactions."
by drsynth
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: waldorf edition software thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 3503

Re: waldorf edition software thoughts

PPG 2.v is a great plugin. It is close to a PPG and includes the venerable Upper Wave table. The only other Waldorf (I think) which includes this wavetable is the Blofeld. The ability to wrap the wavetable and get those 80's digital sounds is nice. Attack is very useful although from the original po...
by drsynth
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Please help me...urgently need editor/librarian for DX7S
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Please help me...urgently need editor/librarian for DX7S

Dunno. My guess is the Win 7 compatibility gives it a chance. Write to the designer and ask.

-David
by drsynth
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Please help me...urgently need editor/librarian for DX7S
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Please help me...urgently need editor/librarian for DX7S

I just re-read the original question and wanted to add that although the earlier version that I have was freeware (IIRC) there might be a nominal charge for the current version. The other thing is that I'm not 100% sure about whether or not it with work with the Vista OS...possibly but you might wa...
by drsynth
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: over-consumerism
Replies: 41
Views: 4126

Re: over-consumerism

I can't really justify owning really expensive gear. After mixing down 2 albums with the Polar, I just realized I could have made most any of those sounds with the V or something as simple as a lower end Korg without only a negligible amount of extra work. Multi timbral? Total Integration? MIDI? f*...
by drsynth
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Please help me...urgently need editor/librarian for DX7S
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Please help me...urgently need editor/librarian for DX7S

Here's where to get DX Manager, a DX7 (well, DX200 in my case!) programmer and patch manager that I use: http://www.fm-alive.com I bought a crappy little USB to MIDI cable and was gonna hook up to my PC laptop so I could save and modify the TX816. I was going to use FMAlive's package but never got ...
by drsynth
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: over-consumerism
Replies: 41
Views: 4126

Re: over-consumerism

Amen. Ironically, my gear buying comes from wanting to find that one instrument that does it all. It's quite obvious I may never find that piece of gear, so I am simply going back to my 3 synth rule, as in never owning more than. Interesting philosophy, but I couldn't do that. I buy a synth and wor...
by drsynth
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FiZmO Hand Count: If U Have One, Plz Participate
Replies: 48
Views: 6054

Re: FiZmO Hand Count: If U Have One, Plz Participate

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10/29/98

L4940 vreg chip (factory fix) original psu - works fine.
by drsynth
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 08 knob question
Replies: 9
Views: 3285

Re: Prophet 08 knob question

Good news. I remember hearing about this one time but I lost track. I've had enough problems with my early edition P08 that I could be a testimonial in a before/after commercial for the Prophet 08. I love the sequencer but you have to point a gun at me to make me want to tweak the encoders on that b...
by drsynth
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Blofeld vs TI
Replies: 36
Views: 5366

Re: Blofeld vs TI

Hey, thanks for the in depth look. Only a few more songs with the TI, then it's Blofeld for me. Any insight on how well the sample playback is implemented? Don't know. I have the desktop. I was one of the first to get this machine. I've not really kept up with the newer keyboard models. I want one ...
by drsynth
Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Blofeld vs TI
Replies: 36
Views: 5366

Re: Blofeld vs TI

The Blofeld seems to have addressed those issues very nicely - most of which is the ability to get dirty/angry. cheers, Ian That's what I'd say. The Blofeld gets dirty real good. The effects are not so great and can cause some headaches but the distortion is very gritty and the extended mod matrix ...
by drsynth
Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Matrix 6 vs Prophet 08
Replies: 7
Views: 3107

Re: Matrix 6 vs Prophet 08

M6R is so cheap that it is worth buying if you have a cost factor to consider. It is a great sounding synth but has less capabilities than the P08. You can stack sounds like the P08 so there is plenty of depth to the M6, but (for instance) 4 LFO's verses 2 LFO's on the M6 gives the advantage to the ...
by drsynth
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Virtues of the Minimoog Old School
Replies: 12
Views: 1985

Re: Virtues of the Minimoog Old School

Never owned a Moog but played them. I am familiar with the sound and have been playing synths since the early eighties. IMO you could get a lot more synth buying a modular. No preset program storage, but neither is the Old School. For instance, if you have a keyboard with midi out (or a controller) ...