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by gridsleep
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many synths does a man need?
Replies: 159
Views: 15495

Re:

In my opinion it would take around the clock fed-ex delivery, an ever expanding room and infinite time to call a setup complete. The man needs a TARDIS. A long time ago I thought the Doctor should be seen during time off kicking back and playing a JP-8000, because it's TARDIS colored and looks like...
by gridsleep
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are your thoughts on the Casio HT-6000? (Just got one.)
Replies: 25
Views: 12441

Re: What are your thoughts on the Casio HT-6000? (Just got one.)

I think the HT-6000 is on a par with the Korg DW-8000, but with extra oscillators and a lot more source waves. And built in speakers and batteries, so you can carry it to the park and jam under the trees. The user manual is available from ManualsLib.com. A good source for service manuals is ElektroT...
by gridsleep
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: does anyone make replacement button surfaces for synths like the Kawai K3? (fixed picture)
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: does anyone make replacement button surfaces for synths like the Kawai K3? (fixed picture)

Go to Syntaur.com. They have K3 button tops in stock, $1.95 each. ManualsLib.com has the K3 Service Manual for download as a PDF. The picture link leads to a 401 error for me when I select it (not allowed.) Syntaur's catalog displays what appears to be a round button. If you are writing about the me...
by gridsleep
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moost Moog for the Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: Moost Moog for the Buck

I'd definitely look into the Grandmother (out of context that could sound really weird). The Sub37 is also great if you have the money. Vintage, look out for micromoog or realistic mg-1. A Sub 37 would be grand, at a sub Saharan price. As Lao Tzu wrote, Wait long enough by the river bank and you wi...
by gridsleep
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moost Moog for the Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Re: Moost Moog for the Buck

Sub Phatty goes for $800 new. Grandmother is $900. Slim Phatty is only available used, with prices going from about $400 to $1200 depending on how special the seller thinks he is.
by gridsleep
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moost Moog for the Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 3266

Moost Moog for the Buck

Which Moog, out of all the Moogs ever made and can be bought right now, delivers the moost Moog for the buck? Max Mooginess against least spendiness. Simple question, right?
by gridsleep
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Digital Rackmount Synth with Analog Sound/Modelling?
Replies: 7
Views: 6701

Re: Digital Rackmount Synth with Analog Sound/Modelling?

Novation KS Rack would be your best bet. 5U of controls for the Liquid Analog sound, 16 voices, four parts, and external audio processing. Usually well under a grand. Novation Supernova or Supernova II are also very good, starting at 20 or 24 voices and expandable to 44 or 48, and eight parts, with ...
by gridsleep
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Is it worth 300€ for Roland Alpha Juno 2?
Replies: 11
Views: 9374

Re: Is it worth 300€ for Roland Alpha Juno 2?

Welcome aboard Placid. Personally I think that the juno alpha series is one of the most underrated vintage synths. If you are into acid, it could imitate successfully the sound of the TB 303 and the SH 101 . $300 is a good price, but i would not recommend it as a beginners synth, its editing is ted...
by gridsleep
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Overrated
Replies: 10
Views: 4782

Re: Overrated

I'll wait months for a special price to come along. I got a Prophecy for $220, and it only needed some padding on the aftertouch strip to make it work better. Z1 for $550, when they're going for $1000. I don't mind buying broken or malfunctioning gear, as long as it doesn't require looking for irrep...
by gridsleep
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 153
Views: 168360

Re: Your latest musical purchase

This isn't *my* latest purchase... or my parents latest purchase... but this is the most significant thing I own... Because of the search I had to go through to find this... and I can't thank my parents enough for helping me get this... <3 https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23376616_1015...
by gridsleep
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 153
Views: 168360

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Music Bird wrote:Lately an Alesis SR-16 and Alesis Harmony 61, which has some susipiciously FM sounds.
Why is FM suspicious? Unless it stands for Prof. Fred Moriarty.
by gridsleep
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 153
Views: 168360

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Korg Z1 for a good price. Got two 4MB ATA cards for $32, too. Saving for a car, but... eh, that can wait. :ugeek:
by gridsleep
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Photos of your set-up / studio
Replies: 70
Views: 101257

Re: Photos of your set-up / studio

minime123 wrote:Image
That looks like Lain Iwakura's room. Is the floor a big puddle of cooling fluid lined with plastic?
by gridsleep
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Setting up my V-Synth GT with a DAW.
Replies: 12
Views: 3989

Re: Setting up my V-Synth GT with a DAW.

I tried the V-Synth GT USB route a long time ago. The driver does not work with Windows 10. There is a USB driver for OS X 10.8, and as mentioned Windows 8. That's as far as it goes.
by gridsleep
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Overrated
Replies: 10
Views: 4782

Overrated

The Ensoniq Fizmo has gotten near $2500 on eBay. Two of 'em. Fizmo has become as overrated as the Alesis Andromeda. Anyone else have any peeves that they would like to own if the prices weren't pegging on the insanity meter? I wouldn't mind having both of these but I prefer food and electricity on a...