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by Rooftree
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 3d printed replacement parts for synths
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

Re: 3d printed replacement parts for synths

I went this route when I needed a slider cap for an ARP mixer. It took two iterations before I got a version to fit great on the slider shaft. I had to sand and paint the slider to get it to look great. Skipping the sanding/painting step will save costs. Battery covers are a great idea. You'll need ...
by Rooftree
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg 01/Wfd vs trinity vs triton
Replies: 3
Views: 6232

Re: Korg 01/Wfd vs trinity vs triton

I've had an 01W since buying it new in '93. I briefly owned a TR Rack (same as Trinity) earlier this year. In my opinion The TR Rack is a big improvement over the 01W. Pianos and EPs are WAY better on the TR Rack.
by Rooftree
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying under-priced vintage synths
Replies: 61
Views: 12142

Re: Buying under-priced vintage synths

But yeah, there's really no excuse in this day and age for someone just doing a casual garage/attic sweepout to not check prices. It's so easy that not doing so crosses into general laziness/irresponsibility and I'd highly argue against taking advantage of that making the buyer a "selfish d***." I'...
by Rooftree
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying under-priced vintage synths
Replies: 61
Views: 12142

Re: Buying under-priced vintage synths

If it was a pawn shop I'd pay the asking price and zip out the door as quickly as possible. They're running a business and if they can't be bothered to figure out the true value then that's fine with me. But in dealing with an old person who's selling on behalf of a family member, I'd try to be as f...
by Rooftree
Thu May 21, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 45916

Re: Prophet 6

Unison detuning was glossed over in the Sonic State video. In the demo video by PluginGuru last week he shows that turning the slop knob when in unison mode will change the amount that the oscillators are detuned from each other. The effect was pronounced and sounded good to me.
by Rooftree
Thu May 21, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I've stumbled upon some synths
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: I've stumbled upon some synths

You don't sound daft at all. In fact, I can tell you're probably a person of great intelligence and style. It's too bad that you're burdened with those crappy old synths. They don't even have built-in digital effects or supersaws. Gah! Now, here's what I'm gonna do for you because you seem like a ni...
by Rooftree
Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: GOOD LOOP PEDAL FOR SYNTHS
Replies: 3
Views: 5052

Re: GOOD LOOP PEDAL FOR SYNTHS

I believe that the Pigtronix Infinity allows you to specify fade or no-fade at the ends of loops. You can check their manual online. You might also want to check their site for a list of features in their latest firmware which was released a couple of months ago. The Boss RC-505 definitely allows yo...
by Rooftree
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: TR8 lighting front panel
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: TR8 lighting front panel

For me the TR-8 lighting isn't too bad. But the System-1 lighting kills my vision in the dark. I've designed a set of rings that can be placed around the System-1 knobs to cut off the glare while still allowing them to be illuminated. The prototype parts arrived here just a few minutes ago. I'm anxi...
by Rooftree
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: March competition '15: New age-dolphin-crystal-healing songs
Replies: 58
Views: 6345

Re: March competition '15: New age-dolphin-crystal-healing s

This sounds like fun! I have an 01W with the Ethnic expansion card. I'll just record a few sustained notes on a half dozen presets, layer them on top of each other and call it a day. It's so easy to slip into new age territory when playing the 01W. I usually try to make sure nobody else catches me a...
by Rooftree
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just bought 2 Synths + Tr-8
Replies: 16
Views: 1843

Re: Just bought 2 Synths + Tr-8

Fx are crucial to getting a wide pallette of sounds, and for getting sounds to 'gel' together in a mix...it's like baking a cake: the synth and drums provide foundation/structural body, and the fx are the frosting on top and between layers put aside $500-1000 and get a phaser pedal(small stone up t...
by Rooftree
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer
Replies: 31
Views: 15060

Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

On looks alone it reminds me of the CS-15. Nice set of features. It would have been really interesting with a multi-mode filter. I don't plan on buying one, but it would be fun to play one some day.
by Rooftree
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 45916

Re: Prophet 6

Looking at my P8 with its haywire endless encoders which I am yet to get fixed... Tempest (from the forum) still seems buggy... Any one else nervous? ;) Nah. Not me. The P08 encoder issue was solved years ago. And besides, I assume that the P6 uses pots since that would be necessary to enable the f...
by Rooftree
Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do you have your gear hooked up?
Replies: 15
Views: 6441

Re: How do you have your gear hooked up?

You mention noise as the reason you disconnect/reconnect when recording into your computer. You might be able to reduce noise by careful gain staging. If possible, all of your mixer controls should be set at unity gain, which means that the mixer isn't boosting or cutting any of your signals. My Mac...
by Rooftree
Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 714
Views: 224729

Re: Gear Trading Thread

Have:
Moog MF-104M white on white

Want:
Moog MF-104M black
by Rooftree
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hypothetical
Replies: 35
Views: 4600

Re: Hypothetical

Jupiter 8
Jupiter 4
Trident Mk II
Fender Rhodes (I know, I know, not a synth, but it's part of the dream)
Solaris

Minimoog
Sub 37
Yamaha CS-30

TR-808
DSI Tempest