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by Algorytm7
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 IID - Way more his than expected
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: DX7 IID - Way more his than expected

I'm aware the original DX7 had problems with hiss but I was under the impression that 16bit had helped solve that in the Mk2. If there are problems with hiss then it probably needs servicing. A good DX7 shouldn't hiss, except through the headphones out. My original DX7 is very quiet, I can't hear a...
by Algorytm7
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha DX 7 Vs Roland JV-1080
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

Re: Yamaha DX 7 Vs Roland JV-1080

As a long time owner of the DX7, I can confirm that the factory presets sound a bit dry without effects but it tells you nothing about the synth capability - it only means that the sounds were programmed to sound dry. You can program your own that sound rich and spectacular without any processing. J...
by Algorytm7
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: ensoniq sq80 plugin
Replies: 18
Views: 6524

Re: ensoniq sq80 plugin

I quite like this plugin. It sounds good. I tried it in a musical context some time ago and it was a positive experience. It's obviously not identical with the hardware synths but that little difference doesn't seem to grate, at least when there isn't any immediate comparison with the real SQ80. I t...
by Algorytm7
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia - opinions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1783

Re: Arturia - opinions?

While I know the software is not the same as the vintage article, I can now pack an Arp 2600, Mellotron, and almost anything else, around in a laptop. I'm afraid, that's a far reaching mental shortcut. Manipulation 101. I bought Arturia CS80V and did not like it. It makes nice synth sounds and I ma...
by Algorytm7
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Songs With Great, Interesting Use of Arpeggiators
Replies: 46
Views: 16000

Re: Songs With Great, Interesting Use of Arpeggiators

Vangelis Spiral from the album of the same title



And my favourite from the Spiral album: 3+3

by Algorytm7
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Korg Kronos????
Replies: 174
Views: 11366

Re: New Korg Kronos????

Sounds like you're more interested in what something looks like and some kind of quest for authenticity than the ease of use of the interface and sound quality. Yes, but please stop before "than". My opinion doesn't sound like what you've written after "than". I actually meant that I look at and co...
by Algorytm7
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Korg Kronos????
Replies: 174
Views: 11366

Re: New Korg Kronos????

I'm thinking about geting the Kronos but there is something I don't like about it. The grand piano that pops up on the display, the pictures of the effect pedals, etc. Kronos sounds amazing but at the same time it screams "emulation/fake/replicant!" On the other hand, the cryptic display in Kurzweil...
by Algorytm7
Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Korg Kronos????
Replies: 174
Views: 11366

Re: New Korg Kronos????

Very cool demo. Note the Polysix and DX7 in the background - I think Kronos is the first digital synth that can replace both of them. I can't wait to see the price of the Kronos 61.