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by danbroad
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jexus' review of the Alesis Andromeda is up
Replies: 55
Views: 26843

Re: Jexus' review of the Alesis Andromeda is up

It's a valid point.
by danbroad
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jexus' review of the Alesis Andromeda is up
Replies: 55
Views: 26843

Re: Jexus' review of the Alesis Andromeda is up

It's an instrument, not an investment portfolio. In 10 years time there will be a number of these worth very little and marked 'spares or repair', too, remember that. If you want to make money, go stocks or property. If you want a fine sounding synth, put this on your list alongside the others.
by danbroad
Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jexus' review of the Alesis Andromeda is up
Replies: 55
Views: 26843

Re: Jexus' review of the Alesis Andromeda is up

I can't help feeling someone needs to loan Jexus a Prophet 12. That synth was made for him..... I think he's spot on with the Andromeda's UI. I played one in the store before going with the Virus, and although I missed out on an asset, the UI was confusing and cramped to me. A frustrating experience...
by danbroad
Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: On using synths with FX processors
Replies: 38
Views: 4369

Re: On using synths with FX processors

does how the final sound is created matter? Not to the average listener. As long as it sounds good and fits together..
by danbroad
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Prophet 12 Module
Replies: 57
Views: 12951

Re: DSI Prophet 12 Module

Yes, the cheek of it. I think taking a $2900 synth design ethos, adding a load of analogue filters, updating the display to 2013 standards and selling it for $2100 is plainly a dirty, no good thing to do. I'd much rather DSI reconditioned a few old ESQ's and sold them for $5000. That would be a far ...
by danbroad
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Raffle for minimoog signed by Gary Numan
Replies: 88
Views: 12441

Re: Raffle for minimoog signed by Gary Numan

That would be odd - the last competition was won by an Australian, and was a worldwide thing. I'm in, too, from the UK.
by danbroad
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Digital oscs, analogue filters?
Replies: 43
Views: 9955

Re: Digital oscs, analogue filters?

Waldorf Q+ Phoenix
by danbroad
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Elektron Machine
Replies: 249
Views: 36288

Re: New Elektron Machine

Either mono or MD mark III, probably. Maybe some new machines in there, maybe even an analogue bitty [BD, SD, HH?] and likely in octaBlack.
by danbroad
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 12 new user review
Replies: 35
Views: 12670

Re: Prophet 12 new user review

just go for it. You only live once, right?
by danbroad
Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modding a synth: disrespectful ??
Replies: 30
Views: 3725

Re: Modding a synth: disrespectful ??

the lit sliders on the Odyssey look great, and I've seen some lovely custom jobs [the black NL2 by customsynth UK as an example] which IMHO improve the aesthetics of the original. Likewise, if the mod aids your use of a tool it's no more disrespectful than sticking a new tape on a racquet grip or pu...
by danbroad
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What should each company make next?
Replies: 79
Views: 9512

Re: What should each company make next?

Korg PolyVolca Access Synth Profiling FX rack (doing for synths what the Kemper does for guitars) Arturia Maxibrute 2-voice (think Oberheim or Odyssey) Korg SQ10 Novation BassStation rack - make it 3U knobby, though, not 1U cramped DSI ProphetOne with the digi-analog path of the P12 to replace the M...
by danbroad
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!
Replies: 19
Views: 4568

Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

OK, tested, it's brilliant. Not only does is feel reasonably well built (though plastic through and through) but it's a completely independent setup. The ipad connector cable not only lets me control Nave, Thor, Animoog and the others that are coreMIDI compatible, but the unit has two built in speak...
by danbroad
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!
Replies: 19
Views: 4568

Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

There's a coreMIDI controller called 'piano apprentice' made by Ion and sold by places such as Maplin in the UK. It's cheap and cheerful, and really aimed at iPad novices. However, being coreMIDI capable - and available on eBay for around the £25 mark - this may well be a very cheap way of getting a...
by danbroad
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Prophet 12 release date?
Replies: 34
Views: 4152

Re: DSI Prophet 12 release date?

Well, to celebrate I just bought a Prophet 08. Only 5 years it took to make that decision..... I'm sure it'll be continued but the P'08 is still too good a synth to miss out on. The P'12 seems to me more an extension of the Evolver mindset [yes, the obvious differences] than an evolution of the P'08...
by danbroad
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!
Replies: 19
Views: 4568

Re: Getting an iPad4, 32G wifi - set me up!

Thor and animoog for synths, maybe consider Alchemy, Sunrizer (and Bismark for its sf2 library import). Jamup or Amplitube for guitar. Turnado and LiveFx for realtime effects. Audiobus to tie them together. Should get you started, but these are the most commonly praised - thor is new, but proven els...