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by 3rdConstruction
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: MIDI Keyboard/Table?
Replies: 11
Views: 1110

Re: MIDI Keyboard/Table?

Kurzweil Midiboard has a nice wide flat top. It's got weighted keys, which may not be what you want for synth work. But it's also got poly AT.
by 3rdConstruction
Fri May 16, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)
Replies: 30
Views: 14256

Re: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)

I had a CP30 decades back. Yes it had weighted & velocity sensitive keys, but any decent digital piano these days has a better action. It was a bit loose & bouncy. Had a unique character but no relation at all to the awesome CP70/80. To me it always sounded somewhere between an EP & a clavinet. If y...
by 3rdConstruction
Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Schmidt Analog Synthesizer
Replies: 31
Views: 4691

Re: New Schmidt Analog Synthesizer

I think he didn't build this with the primary intention of marketing it. It also looks like he pulled that price from the top of his head only when pressed by the interviewer. What I see is that Stefan Schmidt put years of thought, time, & labour into building his own personal dream synth. The inter...
by 3rdConstruction
Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Moog Polyphonic Theremin.
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: The Moog Polyphonic Theremin.

Augment wrote:The Voyager XL is real.
So's the alien autopsy. I got the spleen on eBay.
by 3rdConstruction
Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Moog Polyphonic Theremin.
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: The Moog Polyphonic Theremin.

Dammit, you really got my hopes up. I forgot today's date but Stairway to Heaven was the first clue, even before the IDIOT technology. Nicely done though, love those lab coat guys making their exacting measurements. Why's the Voyager XL still up on their site, wasnt that last year's April 1st gag?
by 3rdConstruction
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:59 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Arp 2600 Value, price and functionality
Replies: 33
Views: 2136

Re: Arp 2600 Value, price and functionality

I agree wholeheartedly that the 2600 is a fantastic synth with a beautiful and distinctive tone. Sure, nothing sounds like a 2600, absolutely. And nothing sounds like a minimoog, or an Oberheim SEM or a CS-80. Doesn't mean there aren't other beautiful tones to be made or heard. A Stradivarius is not...
by 3rdConstruction
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Multitrack recording on tape: anyone still doing it?
Replies: 25
Views: 4940

Re: Multitrack recording on tape: anyone still doing it?

I also used to record to a 1/4" 4 track open machine, the faithful & humble Teac 3440, then 1/2" 8 track mixing down to 1/4" half-track. Although I loved the extremely subtle high end hiss of the first pass of a first generation recording, the hiss quickly built to annoying levels. I've ruined recor...
by 3rdConstruction
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Arp 2600 Value, price and functionality
Replies: 33
Views: 2136

Re: Arp 2600 Value, price and functionality

The 2600 is a beautiful instrument. I've wanted one for a long long time. If I every manage to save up $5k, it'll take so long they'll be going for $100k by that time. I think Meatballfulton, Stab Frenzy & Automatic Gainsay have the right idea. I am amazed that there are so many boutique modular man...
by 3rdConstruction
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Oscillosine
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: Oscillosine

It sounds beautiful! I love it. The price is very low, but I take it this will only run in Kontact & I've found on Hollow Sun's forum that he doesn't find it viable to keep supporting EXS24. Now I find that my craving for the $8 Oscillosine is pushing me to buy $400 Kontact! Did you do those two dem...
by 3rdConstruction
Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Tod Dockstader
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Tod Dockstader

Hey, another Dockstader fan! I was also previously familiar with the more well known experimentalists (like Stockhausen, Ussachevsky, Shaeffer, Babbitt, Varese, etc.) from my university years so long ago, and only discovered Dockstader a couple years ago. His background was in sound and film instead...
by 3rdConstruction
Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: live act with fire show and hot lady
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: live act with fire show and hot lady

Bravo, Balma! Really well done. The hot babe is a fitting accompaniment for your smoking grooves. You know how to get a rhythm up and moving. I also liked the cymbals and other sibilant splashes, which captured a sense of the fire through your music. Hope you have a chance to do more!
by 3rdConstruction
Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Pro Tools 9!
Replies: 33
Views: 2090

Re: Pro Tools 9!

Stab Frenzy wrote:The thing that you can do with HD that you can't with any other DAW else is have near-zero latency monitoring with plugins on the inputs.
Zzzing! THAT sounds pretty attractive. But I'm betting that's specific to HD, yes?
by 3rdConstruction
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Pro Tools 9!
Replies: 33
Views: 2090

Re: Pro Tools 9!

Well, I'll put my ignorance on display here. I'm not yet using a DAW (due to limited time really), have mucked about a little with Reaper, but really I know nothing about the advantages of one vs. another. In what I've read, it seemed to me that the main advantage Pro Tools offered was that it ran o...
by 3rdConstruction
Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any need for VA gear still??
Replies: 45
Views: 2138

Re: Any need for VA gear still??

For me, the term VA implies that what it is an imitation, therefore inferior. I think just because a digital synth uses a subtractive synthesis design doesn't means it's intended to be purely an imitation of analogue sound. The basic building blocks of a subtractive synth are very familiar and user ...
by 3rdConstruction
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Cyclotron - Andromeda + Alchemy
Replies: 19
Views: 1248

Re: Cyclotron - Andromeda + Alchemy

You cannot sell the Andy now.