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by JohnTron
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: MiniMonsta
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: MiniMonsta

John, be sure to check out their video tutorial on how to Autobind knobs on your hardware to controls on the Minimonsta. http://www.gforcesoftware.com/ins_minimonsta_video.php thank you, will do. also, if anyone has another suggestion for a more appropriate controller, maybe something with better k...
by JohnTron
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog MF-401
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Moog MF-401

space6oy wrote:i love when people bump pointless, dead threads from months ago. good work johnny. :thumbright:
is that so?
by JohnTron
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: first moog synth...
Replies: 17
Views: 2588

Re: first moog synth...

this has been extremely helpful, thank you. i gotta sell a couple roland jx's, then i will wait for a micro to come along. unfortunately, they are averaging around $700-1000 online, not the $500-600 range i was hoping for. im going to wait patiently and with any luck get one cheaper....should fit ra...
by JohnTron
Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: MiniMonsta
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

Re: MiniMonsta

thanks, I really liked the trax guys. im gonna keep this oxygen controller and see what i can do with this monsta.
by JohnTron
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: first moog synth...
Replies: 17
Views: 2588

Re: first moog synth...

I always encourage people to buy the Micromoog. It, of all the lower-budget Moogs, has the most Moog Sound-like sound. It also has a lot of unique features. That being said, it's not a step up from the MG-1, as the MG-1 has two oscillators. It's a step up in build quality (although not a large step...
by JohnTron
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Classic Yamaha Keyboards - What Should I Buy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1823

Re: Classic Yamaha Keyboards - What Should I Buy?

Yes, I would buy a DX7IIFD, especially if it had MIDI modifications added. ~Ben Yeah, to solve that whole 99 to 129 volume limit issue. Go for it! There is something about the mk2 that turns me on. It's like a smaller, more affordable DX1 or DX5. I think it'd be the best bet for you to start with. ...
by JohnTron
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog MF-401
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Moog MF-401

I'd say all it's missing is a Morgan Freeman effect...but I can do that well enough A Capella.

Is it just me or do those cheesy Oreck Vacuum commercials now feature the Murf? Not gonna lie, it sorta makes me want to sell mine... :?
by JohnTron
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: first moog synth...
Replies: 17
Views: 2588

first moog synth...

I need a vintage monosynth that sounds warm and fat for bass and leads. I was originally thinking SCI Pro One, but I have been waiting forever to pop my moog cherry, and vco for that matter. I've got scads of dco synths that all have a somewhat metallic timbre. I'm looking for the cheapest, but warm...
by JohnTron
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: MiniMonsta
Replies: 9
Views: 2762

MiniMonsta

Anyone get down with this one yet? What keyboard do you use to control it?
by JohnTron
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 75475

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

I can't compete with most of these deals, but...

I picked up a very clean DW8000 for $100 earlier this year on ebay nonetheless. It's sitting under my bed right now. I need to clear a spot for it, or break down and buy a third stand already. Soon, I'll be totally surrounded. :lol:
by JohnTron
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! (Like Darth Vader)
Replies: 28
Views: 2949

Re: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! (Like Darth Vad

I'd ditch the #4 card (vintage synths?) installed in the JV-1080 to fund the repair or buy another MK. Depends on how much you've used either one on your tracks. That's my 2 cents.

This conversation reminded me how of much I frickin love "Higher Ground." That song is money.
by JohnTron
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Classic Yamaha Keyboards - What Should I Buy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1823

Re: Classic Yamaha Keyboards - What Should I Buy?

If you're looking for a reliable FM board, might I suggest the DX7IIFD. It's got a lot of added features compared to the mk1 and can be had in mint condition for around $500. I still miss mine. If you want to buy a synth to move into, get a minifridge, a foreman grill, sell your house and get the gx...
by JohnTron
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Classic Yamaha Keyboards - What Should I Buy?
Replies: 19
Views: 1823

Re: Classic Yamaha Keyboards - What Should I Buy?

There's major price gap between the DX7 and everything else you listed. How much do you want to spend?
by JohnTron
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: The JohnTron Memorial Vs. Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3203

Re: My Story...

[*] D 50 - Go for a JD800 unless you just want inferior digital sound and better build quality with a ultra horrible editing interface - It won't be as good a controller as a Kurzweil K2000 Seriously man, how can you say the interface is ultra-horrible? That is simply not the case, far from it. And...
by JohnTron
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: The JohnTron Memorial Vs. Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 3203

Re: The JohnTron Memorial Vs. Thread

Same question but two separate threads, John? They've now been merged. Please don't do this again. Thanks. SORRY...that's the last time I double-thread. It's time for me to direct my attention back to realistic sounding instruments, pianos and organs. The CX3 is the best sounding in the entire lot ...