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by CfNorENa
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland JX showdown: JX-3P vs JX-8P vs Super JX10
Replies: 48
Views: 55244

Re: Roland JX showdown: JX-3P vs JX-8P vs Super JX10

madtheory wrote:They all use the same 3109 filter chip.
Don't think that's right. I thought only the JX-3P used the IR-3109 -- same as Jupiter 8 and Juno 60 -- while the JX-8P and JX-10 (and MKS-80 rev. 5) used the IR-3R05.
by CfNorENa
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim ORIGINAL SEM module -need hook up help!
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Re: Oberheim ORIGINAL SEM module -need hook up help!

1. Arturia keystep CV Pitch Out to SEM CV In.
2. Arturia keystep CV Gate Out to SEM Gate In.
3. SEM Audio Out to interface/mixer.
4. Make music.
5. Profit.
by CfNorENa
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Newbie looking for a synth
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

Re: Newbie looking for a synth

I think you'll get the most flexibility, and the most bang for your buck, with a VA ("virtual analog") synth (digital synths that emulate the sound of those analogs that ruled the '80s). A lot of options. Many people swear by the Nord Leads (several versions: you probably wouldn't need the latest an...
by CfNorENa
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Let's play "Fill my rack"!
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Let's play "Fill my rack"!

Looks like your setup could use a nice dose of real analog. For really big money, you could add a Modal 008R or Studio Electronics Code/Omega to add an analog polysynth. Or a Studio Electronics SE-1(x) for a powerful analog monosynth. All three are 3U units, so they'd fit. There's a bunch of 2U poly...
by CfNorENa
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What, really, is the difference between SCI Pro 1 and P5?
Replies: 22
Views: 3079

Re: What, really, is the difference between SCI Pro 1 and P5

Can't comment on the technical side of this (but I think Sir Ruff is probably right), but I did have both in the studio for a bit, and in my experience the Pro-1 was definitely stronger and punchier than the Prophet 5 (rev 3). I had to sacrifice the former to be able to afford the latter, and am sti...
by CfNorENa
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?
Replies: 37
Views: 4362

Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Sort of. Sold a JX-10 (my first analog polysynth), missed the strings/pads, and picked up a cheap JX-8P. Got kind of bored of that and sold it. Missed the JX strings/pads (again), so got an MKS-70. I think I'll stick with this one...
by CfNorENa
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith
Replies: 76
Views: 19503

Re: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith

knolan wrote:It genuinely sounds nothing like an oberheim to me.
Do you have much experience with the SEM? Not calling you out, just asking. Because some of those bandpass filter sweeps in the demos sound VERY SEM-like to me.
by CfNorENa
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith
Replies: 76
Views: 19503

Re: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith

Yep, I'm with the "sounds like an Oberheim" crowd. Used to own an OB-8, and currently own an original SEM. I hear a bit of both in the demos. But if anything -- and unsurprisingly -- it sounds to me most like a polyphonic version of the new SEM. In any case, to my ears there is something undeniably ...
by CfNorENa
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yet another "desert-island synths" game
Replies: 24
Views: 2455

Re: Yet another "desert-island synths" game

Wasting time is fun... Modular synth: 27U of eurorack! VCO Monophonic keyboard synth: Moog Minimoog VCO Monophonic module (your genie forgot this one!): Oberheim SEM VCO Polyphonic keyboard synth: Roland Jupiter-8, SCI Prophet 5 rev 2 DCO keyboard synth: Elka Synthex Digital-analog hybrid keyboard s...
by CfNorENa
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland Jupiter 8 vs. Studio Electronics Omega 8
Replies: 6
Views: 6247

Re: Roland Jupiter 8 vs. Studio Electronics Omega 8

I think the reason no one is responding to this is that there can't be too many of us who have played (much less owned) both. They're both very expensive, and my guess is that the sort of person who would buy the Jupiter 8 is not the sort of person who would buy the Omega 8, and vice versa. There wi...
by CfNorENa
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet-6 Module Announced!
Replies: 27
Views: 2635

Re: Prophet-6 Module Announced!

Can't be racked. I find that dumbfounding. That'll be a deal-breaker for a lot of people. It looks like it might fit if the walnut end pieces are removed. Confirmed on gearslutz by a DSI employee that it cannot be racked, even after removing the walnut end caps. He said there just wasn't enough rea...
by CfNorENa
Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet-6 Module Announced!
Replies: 27
Views: 2635

Re: Prophet-6 Module Announced!

Walter Ego wrote:Can't really see any downsides.
Can't be racked. I find that dumbfounding. That'll be a deal-breaker for a lot of people.
by CfNorENa
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?
Replies: 22
Views: 10559

Re: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?

A Sequential Prophet-5 would be ideal but it's a bit pricey for me at the moment. Have a look at the Prophet 600 . 75% of the P5 at 1/3 the price. I owned the P600, and now own a P5, and while I do prefer the latter, the former is a fantastic synth in its own right. Real, honest-to-goodness VCOs. A...
by CfNorENa
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Might Be Up To Something.
Replies: 111
Views: 19862

Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Automatic Gainsay wrote:People will say anything.
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by CfNorENa
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: State-variable filters: what are they?
Replies: 33
Views: 8207

Re: State-variable filters: what are they?

To go into the technical side a little, resonance is really just adding a feedback loop somewhere in the filter circuit, that feeds the output back into the input in some way. Interesting. Never knew that this was what resonance was doing to the signal. The reason you end up with a peak at the cuto...