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by Projectile
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: help making the classic apex twin cold synth
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Re: help making the classic apex twin cold synth

Classic lead sound? Huh? You realize that's a pad sound, right? There are no leads in either of those clips. The pad sound is mostly due to the reverb. It's completely smothered in a really lush reverb with long decay. Definitely doesn't sound like a DX7 to me.
by Projectile
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Juno 60 vs Vermona Perfourmer Mk1
Replies: 5
Views: 4849

Re: Juno 60 vs Vermona Perfourmer Mk1

I read somewhere that the PerFOURmer MKI doesn't receive midi velocity data, (possibly aftertouch too). Quite an important feature for most people. Neither does the Juno-60. No midi at all and the keyboard is not velocity sensitive. It's simply a gate signal. Also, no portamento! The Juno-60 makes ...
by Projectile
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: akai s2000 and ibm 208 question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Re: akai s2000 and ibm 208 question.

Definitely not stock. The vast majority of them sold on ebay do not have the 8 out expansion board. This guy is j**k you around.
by Projectile
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Waldorf Blofeld vs. Shruthli-1
Replies: 10
Views: 3166

Re: Waldorf Blofeld vs. Shruthli-1

Also, you should know that the 8-bit limitations of the oscillators on the Shruthi make it somewhat more low-fi. This is usually a good thing IMO (it gives it some subtle grit), but sometimes it can be hard to get a perfect, pristine sound out of the oscillators at their extremes. For example, there...
by Projectile
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG MS10 with stereo headphones
Replies: 13
Views: 9290

Re: KORG MS10 with stereo headphones

The guys at the shop are idiots. You won't hurt the synth by using a mono to stereo adapter and plugging headphones into the line out. Though, it will sound pretty crappy without a headphone amp. I would recommend getting one of those cheap little battery powered headphone amps to boost the signal a...
by Projectile
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: thoughts on BBE sonic maximizers?
Replies: 11
Views: 5189

Re: thoughts on BBE sonic maximizers?

Aphex and BBE work differently . BBE uses time delay to compensate for phase shifts in the signal chain, splitting the sound into two bands and adjusting the delay between then to bring out the upper harmonics that were obscured by phase shifts. Haha! Is BBE still using that old bullshit line to se...
by Projectile
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: EHX 2880 vs. various loopers
Replies: 8
Views: 2223

Re: EHX 2880 vs. various loopers

I used to own a Boss RC-20xl and loved it but traded it for a Line 6 DL-4 becasue I thought I could do with the shorter loop time and I wanted the extra delay and mangling features. Turns out I was wrong. I do really love the DL4 too, but if I had to do it over again I'd take the Boss back. I alread...
by Projectile
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Multi filter board Shruthi 1?
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Multi filter board Shruthi 1?

Hmmm, it looks like there are few enough communication signals between the boards that you could probably put the connections on a big rotary switch. Should work, but I would think it would be more fun to have multiple Shruthi's.
by Projectile
Sun May 27, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth
Replies: 886
Views: 109440

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Ugh. Can we please draw a line between "timbre" and "sound quality?" They are not one-in-the-same. No matter what is happening with compression routines, etc. it is evident what the MiniBrute does with even crappy YouTube videos. If you're an audiophile who needs purity and clarity and zero noise a...
by Projectile
Sun May 27, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I need a cheap midi controller
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Re: I need a cheap midi controller

For the cheapest option, your best bet is to hit up a thrift store and try to find a cheapo keyboard with midi output. There were thousands of cheapo consumer keyboards made all throughout the late 80s and 90s with midi capability, and you can often pick one up for less than $20.
by Projectile
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: real synth destroy (alesis vs korg?)
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Re: real synth destroy (alesis vs korg?)

Lol. It looks like they went to Goodwill, grabbed a random $5 toy keyboard, and spray-painted it silver.
by Projectile
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: An all around syth to get those sounds?
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: An all around syth to get those sounds?

It sounds like you are probably more interested in a workstation than synthesizer.
by Projectile
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Plate reverbs...?
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Plate reverbs...?

madtheory wrote: And it's one sound that an impulse can capture with 100% accuracy.
Absolute nonsense. It does a decently good job, but it's far from a 100% accurate reproduction.
by Projectile
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: WTF, SP-555 price?
Replies: 17
Views: 3735

Re: WTF, SP-555 price?

That's really weird. Have the prices of the sp404 gone up as well, or just the sp555?
by Projectile
Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What's the must realistic Subtractive/VA VST synth you know?
Replies: 24
Views: 3307

Re: What's the must realistic Subtractive/VA VST synth you k

DIVA by a longshot. There is no contest. I love plenty of other VA's. They are great in their own ways, but if we are talking sheer analog authenticity, there is no doubt that the technology used in DIVA is the future. It is the only softsynth I've ever played that really sounds like analog circuits.