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by soundwave106
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...
Replies: 162
Views: 19019

Re: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supply_and_demand And if you don't understand how it dictates a corporation like Korg's actions then we can talk about it. I'll give you a hint, it's why the big 3 now produce countless digital pianos and sampling workstations... More than just that IMHO... corporate cu...
by soundwave106
Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...
Replies: 162
Views: 19019

Re: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...

Very few of them use modulars, Krakkens, or DYI kits. Why? I don't know. You tell me. Modulars are not common equipment, which makes sense, as frankly they are not as strong at quickly making tonal music as pre-wired synthesizers are. (The two Eurorack users that come to mind immediately are Trent ...
by soundwave106
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...
Replies: 162
Views: 19019

Re: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...

The oscs are not unstable. The ribbon is. I've played one thro CV/GATE and it tracks fine. Sounds very pretty. Add MIDI and have a variable waveform selector for OSC and perhaps LFO.. I'm game for $150. Does it really track 1V / Oct or another standard? I was under the impression that it didn't. I ...
by soundwave106
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...
Replies: 162
Views: 19019

Re: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...

I don't know if it's fair to compare KORG with any analogue manufacturer because DSI, Moog et al- all they do is synthesizers. Mostly analog = that's their realm. That's their bread and butter. I actually agree. Alesis *did* do an analog shortly before their demise, and I don't think that the exper...
by soundwave106
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...
Replies: 162
Views: 19019

Re: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...

Without being even more rude, if musicians are willing to use VSTs instead of the hardware, how can you turn an entire industry back towards even more niche hardware? Because there are musicians using hardware. I think people are right that Korg would skeptically look at making a new analog, but at...
by soundwave106
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...
Replies: 162
Views: 19019

Re: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...

This is why I don't understand the negative reaction to the OP. If a couple of dudes in Peru can run a successful business selling analog gear with equivalent specs for less $$ than the OP was commenting on, I fail to see why people here are acting like the idea of one of the largest synthesizer ma...
by soundwave106
Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...
Replies: 162
Views: 19019

Re: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...

Trust me, if you were here for the shitstorm that was the release of the MEK, you would know. I believe that thread was 40 pages of some of the most ludicrous bitching and moaning I've ever read in my life. The last big analog synthesizer released by a major, the Alesis Andromeda, suffered from the...
by soundwave106
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...
Replies: 162
Views: 19019

Re: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...

However, as someone else here mentioned, we are most likely a small minority of the keyboard-buying public. The general trend of Korg has been to focus either on flagship workstation products (Kronos) or to focus on cheap "entry level" products (Microkorg). Software synths seem to have really hit t...
by soundwave106
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what are the coolest/strangest modular hardware sounds?
Replies: 33
Views: 4776

Re: what are the coolest/strangest modular hardware sounds?

as a side thought on the control and tone thing - I always wondered why the likes of Hans Zimmer had modulars - i thought he could not possibly have the time to set stuff up - I still wonder what it's used for - I know Zappa had an EMU modular for working out polyphonic brass patches, but then he d...
by soundwave106
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Added value of a real Korg MS-20 over the software emulation
Replies: 77
Views: 8838

Re: Added value of a real Korg MS-20 over the software emula

I have yet to hear a software emulation of a Theremin that sounds like a real one, anywhere. Close, but no cigar. Well, isn't so much of that the controller? A Theremin has two continuous controllers for volume and pitch -- control that hardly something that translates well to the world of MIDI. I ...
by soundwave106
Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Added value of a real Korg MS-20 over the software emulation
Replies: 77
Views: 8838

Re: Added value of a real Korg MS-20 over the software emula

What I can't understand is how 1 sound chip in a PC can emulate all these widely different arrangements of components inside all the various synths, purely by means of software so your PC can sound like a Moog Modular, a JP8, an ARP2600, an MS-20, a CS-80 etc. I'm not knocking it, I think it's grea...
by soundwave106
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Added value of a real Korg MS-20 over the software emulation
Replies: 77
Views: 8838

Re: Added value of a real Korg MS-20 over the software emula

I think at core that analog synths are specialty items for people who are really looking for a subtle coloration of sound/ response and a physical interaction with their instrument. Those are the two reasons why a person should pursue possession of an analog synth (from a musical standpoint). The q...
by soundwave106
Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardest Sounds to Synthesize?
Replies: 43
Views: 4732

Re: Hardest Sounds to Synthesize?

I understand that those sounds are kind of hard to get down as a perfect replication or emulation, but what I'm talking about are fundamentally hard sounds to even come close to doing on a synthesizer. I can honestly think of no instrument that is difficult to reproduce in a sort-of manner on a syn...
by soundwave106
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Steve needs a modular synth?
Replies: 23
Views: 3723

Re: Steve needs a modular synth?

Doepfers, smaller. That sounds like a bad thing. I want a big a*s modular. "Big a*s modular" would mean the 5U format then. You could get a Synthesizers.com modular for instance: Case Ring mod functions: Q116 Ring Modulator Q106 Oscillator (you need something to modulate against) S&H: Q117 Sample a...
by soundwave106
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths used on...?
Replies: 47
Views: 26878

Re: Synths used on...?

The Rentals supposedly used a Moog Source a lot (along with a Moog Opus 3). I know Hot Chip also use a PEK but I can't tell you what songs they used them on. Much of "Kernkraft 400" by Zombie Nation is SIDStation. I know that several artists have used the Alesis Andromeda (Crystal Method, Nine Inch ...