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by madmarkmagee
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Demo Video
Replies: 0
Views: 419

ESQ-1 Demo Video

Hey all, here's a video demonstration of the Ensoniq ESQ-1 I just finished. ;)

by madmarkmagee
Sat May 07, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Buying first synth, totally overwhelmed by the choices.
Replies: 4
Views: 1695

Re: Buying first synth, totally overwhelmed by the choices.

Don't know how "gritty" it can be but the Roland JD XI seems like something you might be into- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV1h6ZkUk8s Or an Ensoniq ESQ-1 with a used external effect processor. Though may be to 'gritty'. ? (not really "knoby" but very good user interface. Or as the poster above ...
by madmarkmagee
Sat May 07, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Full circle. Interested what your choices would be.
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Full circle. Interested what your choices would be.

If cost in no concern DSI Prophet 12 and Moog Voyager. Obviously can't afford ether of these, but they'd be pretty cool. ;)
by madmarkmagee
Sat May 07, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PreenFm2 Demo
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: PreenFm2 Demo

Noice :) ! Did you manage to get a kit or did you buy the PCBS etc and source the components your self? Would have bought one, but am lazy, so bought a reface DX instead :lol: Can it load DX 7 patches?
by madmarkmagee
Fri May 06, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Sound Design Intro for App Synth Users
Replies: 5
Views: 3573

Re: Sound Design Intro for App Synth Users

Sounds Good. My advice is to read a basic tutorial than just muck around. I'm guessing the you already own an iPad, so the cost for a single app will be small. Just look at the reviews and buy something that is a simple analog subtractive synth. You've got nothing to lose. Though you'll probably wan...
by madmarkmagee
Fri May 06, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Microkorg / Korg R3 / Roland Gaia (Looking for 80s sound)
Replies: 19
Views: 19067

Re: Microkorg / Korg R3 / Roland Gaia (Looking for 80s sound

Stay away from the Gaia, it sounds like cheap plastic. Funny that. I remember that's what was said about the Juno 106 back around '84, '85. I'd say the 106 is still controversial, like the Gaia. But they've both been used on a ton of good Albums. :lol: Personally I think they both sound pretty dece...
by madmarkmagee
Fri May 06, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Sub Phatty vs Slim Phatty/Little Phatty (filter)
Replies: 5
Views: 7338

Sub Phatty vs Slim Phatty/Little Phatty (filter)

Hi guys. Looking at buying a Moog Sub phatty. However I have one concern. The filter. I'm someone who isn't prepared to spend lot of $$$ on a synth that can't sound smooth and creamy. All the reviews/demos seem to obsess over how "gritty" the filter can sound, while neglecting the smoother side of t...
by madmarkmagee
Wed May 04, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Midi Loop Recorder
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

Re: Midi Loop Recorder

meatballfulton wrote:
Thx for the headsup kayvon, first I've heard of both of these.
=D>

Thanks for the help guys
by madmarkmagee
Tue May 03, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Midi Loop Recorder
Replies: 8
Views: 1922

Midi Loop Recorder

Hey, I was wondering if anybody knew of any really cheap simple hardware midi recorders. Preferably something like a guitar loop recorder pedal, but records midi instead? So I can play a loop into it using a synth and than instantly play it back and edit the sound?
by madmarkmagee
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg to release ARP Odyssey
Replies: 766
Views: 95252

Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Sounds fine to me. Guess it's just taste. Obviously they're on a convention centre floor, so they ain't going to be building perfect patches, but I think the videos give one a pretty good idea of what it will sound like.

Though the retro sound one isn't obviously.
by madmarkmagee
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg to release ARP Odyssey
Replies: 766
Views: 95252

Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Another rather good line in demo.




by madmarkmagee
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly
Replies: 42
Views: 6031

Re: Futuresonus Parva Preview

Yea, as a player I'm definitely considering this and may sell my tetra to help fund it. Its about time someone designed a product like this. Sure its not knob rich, but it looks like you can edit it easily from the front panel. It has 8 voices :D . Much better then 4. 4 is a terrible number. If your...
by madmarkmagee
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly
Replies: 42
Views: 6031

Futuresonus Parva Preview




He's not the greatest keys player of time, but at least we know its legit.
by madmarkmagee
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly
Replies: 42
Views: 6031

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

Also looks like it has flexible keyboard splits. Dave Smith better watch out This product may threaten his tetra and mopho x4!