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by stephenjbennett
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Ignore—please delete
Replies: 0
Views: 745

Ignore—please delete

Ignore—please delete
by stephenjbennett
Tue May 31, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog model D reissue
Replies: 166
Views: 39004

Re: Moog model D reissue

The Voyager just seems messy and overcomplicated for what it's trying to achieve to me,) My Voyager OS is pretty simple—in fact, the only things it has in addition to the new Model D is a slightly more flexible modulation routing, FM and sync and the hi-pass filter. Stuff people would like on the n...
by stephenjbennett
Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthrestore ZV-10
Replies: 8
Views: 3203

Re: Synthrestore ZV-10

I want innovation, not "yet another minimoog clone". Synthersizers used to be something new, progressive, innovative. Now they're just rehashes of 30-40 year old ideas. I guess an analog restorer/synth maker isn't the place to look for a new synth then. Not everyone wants the hassle of, or can affo...
by stephenjbennett
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthrestore ZV-10
Replies: 8
Views: 3203

Re: Synthrestore ZV-10

Bitexion wrote:Another overprized Minimoog "clone". Fantastic. Just what we need. *slow claps*
Goodness, a new $680 analog synth with 3 oscillators is too much? :roll:

What do you want? Them to pay you to take it away? The moon on a stick? :mrgreen:

Good-proper keys! Bad, external PSU. :x

Stephen
by stephenjbennett
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?
Replies: 22
Views: 12088

Re: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?

"Warmth" comes from distortion and variability. There's no doubt that chorus, especially analog chorus, can create some really pleasing tone. When you take a functionally rigid DCO output and put it through a lot of great analog chorus, the result is beautiful... but it's still not like the output ...
by stephenjbennett
Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?
Replies: 22
Views: 12088

Re: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?

You know, I love the JX3P as much as anyone. Probably more. I've owned three. But "warm?" "Warm?" Does the initialization "DCO" and its subsequent functionality mean anything to you? Nothing that is rigidly in tune can be "warm." That's just not how "warm" in regard to synths works. Yes, even if it...
by stephenjbennett
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?
Replies: 22
Views: 12088

Re: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?

For warm, a JX3P or Akai AX73 through a Boss Chorus, a Behringer Dimension De clone or something like a http://wutierson.com/en/home/sound-proc ... -v3-detail would give you a very warm sound for little cash.

Stephen
by stephenjbennett
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Polysix modification kits. Any users here?
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: Polysix modification kits. Any users here?

I have a Polysix on the way and I've been looking at the couple of mod kits available - the Polysex and the NoisySix. Any users here with any feedback? I'm not too sure about permanently modifying a synth. I kinda feel like a synth is only passing through my hands, I don't own them insofar as they ...
by stephenjbennett
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Might Be Up To Something.
Replies: 111
Views: 26744

Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

I've tried the MS-20 Kit version in person and the knobs are a major improvement over the Mini version. All of them all feel solid and non-wobbly just like how the Mini's volume knob is. I had the mini and swapped it for the kit as I hated the keys. The kit feels secure, solid and the patchbay robu...
by stephenjbennett
Sat May 23, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Problem with Kawai 100P
Replies: 0
Views: 820

Problem with Kawai 100P

Hi all I just picked up one of these useful beauties - however I have a problem. Once on, it usually only emits a (50Hz?) hum from both low and high audio outputs. I can sometimes get it working by pushing a stereo jack in and out of the headphone socket. Once working, it remains so for the rest of ...
by stephenjbennett
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Prophet 5
Replies: 30
Views: 5194

Re: The Prophet 5

Anything by Bruford (Dave Stewart Playing)



Regards

Stephen
by stephenjbennett
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why we're we given synths sooner?
Replies: 28
Views: 2190

Re: Why we're we given synths sooner?

I absolutely love the fuzzed organ sound, whether it be Ratlidge's Lowery or Dave Stewart (Eg, Hatfield and the north) or Dave Sinclair's (Caravan) Hammond. Ratlidge's style, emulating the free playing of jazz saxophonists, was so distinct from Sinclair's lazy thick solos and Stewarts playful wah wa...
by stephenjbennett
Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Duran Duran Ordinary World - Answer from Nick Rhodes
Replies: 16
Views: 3092

Re: Duran Duran Ordinary World - Answer from Nick Rhodes

PS I love 'Ordinary world'. Songs with beautiful choruses were really in fashion in the '80s. Except that it was the early nineties when 'Ordinary World' was released. Goodness, was it really? My grammar is fine but my memory for dates is shot to h**l :lol: Having said that, no-one would think DD w...
by stephenjbennett
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Duran Duran Ordinary World - Answer from Nick Rhodes
Replies: 16
Views: 3092

Re: Duran Duran Ordinary World - Answer from Nick Rhodes

Cumulus - push me to 'up the aunti' when thinking about how to use my hardware more creatively. Cheers! Kevin. I think this may possibly be illegal in most of the world and your uncle will most certainly object. :D Up the ante possibly? (pedant) Bennett PS I love 'Ordinary world'. Songs with beauti...
by stephenjbennett
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Glastonbury synth spotting
Replies: 19
Views: 3421

Re: Glastonbury synth spotting

Stevie Wonder's Clavinet was a nice touch.

Regards

Stephen