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by Rangoon
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Attack Pressure?
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: Attack Pressure?

I don't see how you can use aftertouch to effectively modulate the envelope attack. Logically, the envelope attack time has to be fully specified not later than the bottom of the keystroke because that's where the attack phase begins. Aftertouch is an event that technically occurs after that point.
by Rangoon
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 14602

Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

30 years ago I was on the road full time making $250 per week (plus half a hotel room) with:

Rhodes
Hohner D6 Clavinet
Moog Opus 3

20 years ago I was still on the road full time with the same band making $375 per week and half a hotel room with:

Korg SG1
Korg Polysix
Yamaha TX802
by Rangoon
Mon May 16, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Wot's The Snappiest Synth - Bang -> Zoom
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: Wot's The Snappiest Synth - Bang -> Zoom

The Memorymoog will go "snap" and "pow" soon enough, but not in the context you're looking for...
by Rangoon
Mon May 16, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why analog?
Replies: 87
Views: 4582

Re: Why analog?

..... I just can't understand why so many synthesists insist on having Model D's and OB-Xa's when there are products like the Virus and the Prophet '08 out there.... It's because the Model D's and OBXa's go up in value across time, whereas the Virus and Prophet 08 go down in value. It's as simple a...
by Rangoon
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha GS-2
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Yamaha GS-2

I remember playing one of these in a music store around 1982 or early '83. It would have been an ideal replacement for a Rhodes. I think there were some sort of data strips used to change the bank of sounds. Blondie used the GS2...
by Rangoon
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Real analog or VA?
Replies: 154
Views: 6316

Re: Real analog or VA?

No, you got it entirely backwards. Synth "A" is the VA and synth "B" is the real analog. Let me put it more simply. In retrospect, which would you rather have bought ten years ago....a Jupiter 8 for $2300 or an Acess Virus (the original one) for $1000? Please continue repeating yourself, it's very ...
by Rangoon
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Real analog or VA?
Replies: 154
Views: 6316

Re: Real analog or VA?

They're not purely musical instruments. They're just as much finanacial instruments, whether anyone likes it or not. If synth "A" returns x dollars from its employment, and synth "B" would also return the same x dollars from its employment (as a substitute for synth A)....then synth B is the better...
by Rangoon
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Real analog or VA?
Replies: 154
Views: 6316

Re: Real analog or VA?

...and in the end it's music that counts, no? Not necessarily. It's the money....and it doesn't weigh in favor of VAs. All of my real analog is worth around 50% more than what I paid for it, whereas any VA bought around the same time would now be worth at least 50% less... So does that mean my synt...
by Rangoon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Real analog or VA?
Replies: 154
Views: 6316

Re: Real analog or VA?

projectwoofer wrote:...and in the end it's music that counts, no?
Not necessarily. It's the money....and it doesn't weigh in favor of VAs. All of my real analog is worth around 50% more than what I paid for it, whereas any VA bought around the same time would now be worth at least 50% less...
by Rangoon
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Luther Vandross "Stop To Love" - what synth in intro?
Replies: 12
Views: 3038

Re: Luther Vandross "Stop To Love" - what synth in intro?

It sounds too continuous (no stepping) and purely going in a downward filter slope. I wouldn't necessarily guess that it's wavetable sweeping...
by Rangoon
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 76676

Re: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread

I’m curious if those of you who are getting excited about the possibility of a new 4 voice have considered what it might cost. Of course this is a WAG but I’d bet I’m not far off: $600x4=$2400 (four voice modules) $500x2=$1000 (estimate on prices for 1 Sequencer and 1 mixer module) $600x1=$600 (est...
by Rangoon
Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: "classic" string synth that's not strictly a string synth
Replies: 35
Views: 2418

Re: "classic" string synth that's not strictly a string synth

...There is also the external input on the Roland RS-505 Paraphonic, but if you had that, you'd have a right and proper stringer already! ...or you would have a Roland SDD-320 Dimension D already. That internal effect on the RS-505 is the same as the original Dimension D, from what people say. Well...
by Rangoon
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: "classic" string synth that's not strictly a string synth
Replies: 35
Views: 2418

Re: "classic" string synth that's not strictly a string synth

aeon wrote:...There is also the external input on the Roland RS-505 Paraphonic, but if you had that, you'd have a right and proper stringer already!
...or you would have a Roland SDD-320 Dimension D already. That internal effect on the RS-505 is the same as the original Dimension D, from what people say.
by Rangoon
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1362
Views: 256729

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

In fact, I fail to see how that would count as a concrete act of criticism in the first place. It's a "putting your money where your mouth is" type of criticism. Otherwise, your actions can be construed as an attempt to scare off other potential buyers so you can aquire that item (the SH-2000) from...
by Rangoon
Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1362
Views: 256729

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

...Is the tragedy that those with talent won't ever be able to afford them, or that whoever ends up with them will just let them sit on a shelf and collect dust? Most definately both IMO, mind you I wouldn't exactly say "tragedy" there are worse things in life than an unused JP8. But still, the fac...