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by Malpine Walis
Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet 08 vs Prophet 08PE.
Replies: 8
Views: 2712

Re: Prophet 08 vs Prophet 08PE.

Ah, perhaps it would help if I said a bit more about where I am at right now. A few months ago, I got a TX 802 on ebay for next to nothing. It should be great but the menu diving is so bad that it is essentially useless. For software, I have just not found anything that I like all that much. The bes...
by Malpine Walis
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet 08 vs Prophet 08PE.
Replies: 8
Views: 2712

Prophet 08 vs Prophet 08PE.

Prophet 08 vs Prophet 08PE. Well, the original version is going for a good deal less on ebay right now. For the difference in price, I could get possibly some other thing. Which leaves me to wondering if I would be paying extra cash for premium knobs that don't actually do all that much for me. Both...
by Malpine Walis
Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I think I need more knobs...
Replies: 22
Views: 2383

Re: I think I need more knobs...

I see now. I misunderstood your question, hence the thing about tape loops. Anyway, the BBC did not skimp on the audio lab back then. The theme was done mostly on a Yamaha CS series (I think it was the CS80) with a bit of ARP Oddesy mark 3. Neither of them look light weight or cheap if you can find ...
by Malpine Walis
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: How About This as a Project Synth?
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: How About This as a Project Synth?

Another point on that is that the floppy drive may not be trivial to replace. Back then, it was supposed to be a great deal for companies to make what looked like normal parts but were different from one machine to the next. So when you needed parts, you had to get them specific to that machine. Bas...
by Malpine Walis
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Which synth should I get for $700 or less...
Replies: 31
Views: 2405

Re: Which synth should I get for $700 or less...

And you want to know if stuff you already spent money on is any good. Yes, it is astounding. It will even make breakfast for you.
by Malpine Walis
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: How About This as a Project Synth?
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: How About This as a Project Synth?

Dude, it is not worth $1. Stay far away from this.
by Malpine Walis
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Midi Controllers with NRPN on the cheap ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3709

Re: Midi Controllers with NPRN on the cheap ?

That would explain my google fail...
by Malpine Walis
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I think I need more knobs...
Replies: 22
Views: 2383

Re: I think I need more knobs...

Dude, your OP amounts to “give me the perfect synth for nearly no cash”. Sorry but no, that will not happen. You are going to have to compromise somewhere. Actually, for what you are asking, a knobby synth is possibly not the direction you need to go in. You are likely well served with a sampler. Le...
by Malpine Walis
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Does anyone know the wholesale price for Dave Smith Gear?
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Does anyone know the wholesale price for Dave Smith Gear?

Does anyone know the wholesale price for Dave Smith Gear? Here is the deal: I found an ebay seller who is actually a couple of towns away from me who has the Prophet 08PE. He lists it for $2,300 or best offer. So I sent him a message. I can drop by and try it if you can do that. Also, I start at $1,...
by Malpine Walis
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a cheaper Retro-Sounding Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: Looking for a cheaper Retro-Sounding Synth

OK, I had something in mind that I found on google a while back. Even so, I had a look at the K5. It can be had for little cash. It can do good stuff. It looks like it would be a huge PIA to get good stuff from. If the OP can use it then great. It is not an item that I am going to say is good here. ...
by Malpine Walis
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Which synth should I get for $700 or less...
Replies: 31
Views: 2405

Re: Which synth should I get for $700 or less...

Absolutely willing to do it on ebay. Most of the gear I've purchased since I can remember has been on eBay and no, there is no absolute particular I'm looking for (which is why I made this thread), nor do I absolutely need it by a certain date. I'll have to check that Virus out. Then you are in a g...
by Malpine Walis
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Midi Controllers with NRPN on the cheap ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3709

Re: Midi Controllers with NPRN on the cheap ?

OK, off topic a bit but I find the whole Behringer hate club to be a bit annoying. Sure, they have put out some pretty bad products over the years but then so have most companies. At worst, they are over quota on the matter. Where I work, we have a Behringer PA system. One day, just for grins, I plu...
by Malpine Walis
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a cheaper Retro-Sounding Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: Looking for a cheaper Retro-Sounding Synth

Well, another question to cover would be what you need apart from specific sounds. If you want to kick some old school 60's stuff, well polyphony is not such a big deal. However, the guys who were making boat loads of money touring were known for large modular rigs with complicated patches. Granted,...
by Malpine Walis
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Which synth should I get for $700 or less...
Replies: 31
Views: 2405

Re: Which synth should I get for $700 or less...

No I think its a reasonable question. But yea I'm looking for something with sounds/patches ready to go. Anyone know if a Virus KC is obtainable for around $700? I played around with one a few years ago and loved it but I have a feeling they're still over $1k. A couple of questions: Are you willing...
by Malpine Walis
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I am looking for a synth with minimal menu diving.
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

Re: I am looking for a synth with minimal menu diving.

OK, my gear is in my sig, except for a TX81 that I got for real cheap on ebay a few months ago. As far as the music goes, mostly 70's and a bit of 60's. So organ sounds will always come in handy. Although they clearly will not do that well with the really great prog rock stuff. Also, I have been get...