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by RetroSynthAds
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Choosing TR8 and TB3 over TR808/909 and TB303
Replies: 19
Views: 2280

Re: Choosing TR8 and TB3 over TR808/909 and TB303

I agree with Bitexion. It appears his tool choices are based on utility and what is most convenient for him. According to a Nov2012 interview he had totally transitioned to software - Reason in particular. He even mentions replacing his 303 with Rebirth. http://news.traxsource.com/articles/105/in-th...
by RetroSynthAds
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: History of FM synthesis and digital synths
Replies: 11
Views: 1682

Re: History of FM synthesis and digital synths

Yes! Thank you for finding this. Love it!
by RetroSynthAds
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Obscure vintage Sony synth - info wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 4023

Re: Obscure vintage Sony synth - info wanted

Automatic, Nils - thanks for the kind words. Appreciated muchly!
by RetroSynthAds
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Obscure vintage Sony synth - info wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 4023

Re: Obscure vintage Sony synth - info wanted

Here's an image of the full photo. DSM stands for Digital Musical Synthesizer. http://www.dickmartini.ca/vse/SonyDSM320.jpg The photo comes from an October 1981 article in the SMPTE Journal by Toshi Doi and Heitaro Nakajima titled "Digital Audio Formats for Recording and Digital Communication". Unfo...
by RetroSynthAds
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Avalon Bassline: A new 303 variant DELUXE!
Replies: 9
Views: 4381

Re: Avalon Bassline: A new 303 variant DELUXE!

somebedroomdj wrote:Ok, this thing will be pretty awesome if they can stay at $1000 or lower and if the carts don't cost too much.
I'm hearing $949 US and cartridges $99 US a piece. Can't wait to get my grubby little hands on this. Very exciting indeed.
by RetroSynthAds
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: HUGE MOOG MUSIC NEWS COMING MONDAY
Replies: 142
Views: 13547

Re: HUGE MOOG MUSIC NEWS COMING MONDAY

Congratulations Moog for a bold move and the release of such beautiful high quality modulars and for making it possible for those who do appreciate what you have built here the chance to own something as previously unattainable as a real Moog 55. They are a high-end product so they are expensive an...
by RetroSynthAds
Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I took the C64 plunge
Replies: 53
Views: 7839

Re: So I took the C64 plunge

Congrats! I also have the C64/Atari/Amiga MIDI bug and started scouring used computer stores for hardware and software. I've managed to find a number of C64s and diskdrives in good working order as well as picked up three old C64 interfaces - a CLab, a Syntech and a Passport Designs. Haven't done to...
by RetroSynthAds
Thu May 29, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Likelihood of Virtual Analogs To Truly Become Vintage Pieces
Replies: 29
Views: 3770

Re: Likelihood of Virtual Analogs To Truly Become Vintage Pi

Percivale wrote:No love for Korg Z1? I liked my VAs 8-)
Yes! And the Korg Prophecy. Both are lovely!
by RetroSynthAds
Sat May 03, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg to release ARP Odyssey
Replies: 766
Views: 104522

Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

One reason a company quickly pushes out a news release early on is because of a potential leak. I've been on both sides of the conversation when the media calls with a rumor and the company makes the decision to put out a news release before someone else releases the news. And then go quiet until th...
by RetroSynthAds
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?
Replies: 75
Views: 10531

Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

I'm a huge fan of Akai MPC units, especially newer ones fitted with hard drives / CF card slots. (No messing with stupid floppy disks!). You and Matia have convinced me to give an MPC a go. I've been looking for a hardware sequencer and even the Alesis MMT8 wasn't floating my boat. Not sure I need ...
by RetroSynthAds
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage Synth adverts
Replies: 35
Views: 7688

Re: Vintage Synth adverts

Kind of strange to emphasize their two biggest competitors in caps at the very start of the ad. Those are the names in the industry that will attract the reader's attention to the ad. Also, when your competitors rank higher than you or don't you have the name recognition that your competitor has, i...
by RetroSynthAds
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New stuff from Roland!
Replies: 648
Views: 76204

Re: New stuff from Roland!

Aaron2, Princefan3 - my audio recording doesn't do either machines justice, but I get the same first impression about the cymbals. You can't hear the BOOOOM of the bass drum from either machine, but its there in the headphones. Maybe over the weekend I'll have time to get deeper into programming. Do...
by RetroSynthAds
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage Synth adverts
Replies: 35
Views: 7688

Re: Vintage Synth adverts

Yorgatron - thanks for sharing my blog link! And Griffin Avid - agreed - the ads in both vintage and newer mags are great. For me its the logos - Moog. ARP. Oberheim especially. And the artwork - like in that SCI ad above. John Mattos was the artist for a lot of those classic Prophet SCI ads. Really...
by RetroSynthAds
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New stuff from Roland!
Replies: 648
Views: 76204

Re: New stuff from Roland!

Just picked up my TR8 and TB3 (Canada). Made a quick vid of the comparison between the old and the new. Not the best -still learning how to video record properly with audio directly out of the mixer. But, its something. And I have to say my first impressions are quite positive. The worst thing about...
by RetroSynthAds
Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Emulator Archives as gone!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1904

Re: Emulator Archives as gone!?

Doesn't help you much, but here's the 'why':

http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... 31#p673431