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by synthmax
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VC cards for V-Synth GT?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: VC cards for V-Synth GT?

As always, these planned expansions sound like a good idea and show promise, except that they never seem to go beyond their first iteration.
by synthmax
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VC cards for V-Synth GT?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

VC cards for V-Synth GT?

A quickie: Is the VC-1 (D50) card only compatible with the first gen V-Synth or can it go into the V-Synth GT? How about the XT?
by synthmax
Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Q+, almost like the Loch Ness Monster?
Replies: 18
Views: 1669

Re: Waldorf Q+, almost like the Loch Ness Monster?

Is the Q+ out of production though? As others mentioned, it's on the website, but the whole thing seems like it has to be very dated gear.
by synthmax
Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Q+, almost like the Loch Ness Monster?
Replies: 18
Views: 1669

Waldorf Q+, almost like the Loch Ness Monster?

Few instruments have captured my attention like the Q+, probably for no good reason. It exists, or so I hear, and one even appeared on eBay recently. However you slice it though, it is very rare. Is it in production? Was it a total flop? What's the deal!
by synthmax
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI - Poly Evolver PE Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

DSI - Poly Evolver PE Conversion

Just saw that an upgrade kit is now available for Poly Evolver keyboards to go from endless encoders to potentiometers. The knobs on the PEK are pretty crummy, so does this pretty much solve the unreliable knob issue? http://news.harmony-central.com/Product-news/Dave-Smith-Instruments-Releases-Updat...
by synthmax
Sat May 16, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bob Moog on the Minimoog
Replies: 16
Views: 12859

Bob Moog on the Minimoog

I was watching videos of Bob Moog around the web, and it got me thinking about the man himself. I would argue that the instrument he is most known for is the Minimoog, which is, of course a small sampling of his larger and more sophisitcated creations. As an engineer, I wonder if he took great pride...
by synthmax
Mon May 11, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Other ways of getting AN1X sound
Replies: 27
Views: 3029

Other ways of getting AN1X sound

I've been hunting for an AN1X, but they come up rarely, usually sell a bit rich, and top condition is rare. Which other Yamaha instruments have that same exact engine, if any? I understand the EX5R does, and that an analog modeling board is available for workstations. Is it the same exact engine as ...
by synthmax
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 8084

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

I've seen more than one RME go for ~1200 USD. I personally think that's a killer deal.
by synthmax
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 8084

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

The sale was in the low quartile of eBay prices. I am guessing that's because of the really high shipping and because title had "minimoog" but no "moog". As % of the price, there seems to be a lot of variability in this instruments, with RME's between 1200-1700 and Voyagers between 2000-2700. I actu...
by synthmax
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 8084

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

So I just purchased a Signature Voyager. I pretty much chickened out from the Old School, especially since I can't find any deals on it. I think at some point I may make a switch though.

This was the auction. Shipping turned out to be 140, so all in ~2000.

by synthmax
Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 8084

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

Interesting. So we are talking pre OS 3 models, or just those with no backlight? Because if backlight is the ony difference I'll throw a 1500 bid out there right now.
by synthmax
Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 8084

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

Oh wow. If I may ask, where are non-rack Voyagers being traded for ~1500?
by synthmax
Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 8084

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

I reread the Sound on Sound reviews of the Old School and Perfomer editions. From what I read, it seems that the digital pieces do not intervene in the analog sound generation, unlike for example the Evolver. So that seems to leave the aspect of not relying on patches but on thorough understanding o...
by synthmax
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 8084

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

There are few OS's for sale preowned, so it makes the price comparison tough. Now that there's been time for people to have experienced the OS version. Is there true tangible value in having a Voyager not affected by any digital components in the knobs and controls etc? Or are we talking such minute...
by synthmax
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Is the ION completely different than Andromeda?
Replies: 16
Views: 2274

Re: Is the ION completely different than Andromeda?

Cool. Exactly what I was trying to get at.