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by red-noise
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland SH-2 vs Roland SH 101 vs SCI Pro-One
Replies: 19
Views: 12053

Re: Roland SH-2 vs Roland SH 101 vs SCI Pro-One

I just watched two live youtubes with yazoo, and it looks like "the keyboardist" is playing an SH-2 in one and a Jupiter-4 in the other. (for the basslines) Was the Pro-One doing the arpeggiation? Ahh Vinnie Clarke...such a gear w***e. I stumbled on this old thread from a related search... For the ...
by red-noise
Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 378763

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

Bought a CS30 from Sir Ruff. It was just as he described it (which is to say, in great shape), and he was great to deal with in every way - gave me lots of useful tips about it's rather non-standard layout and architecture.
:thumbsup:
by red-noise
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg Poly 61 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: Korg Poly 61 Question

The Polysix would be more like a Juno 60, but the Poly 61 is very different. Ditto to ryryoftokyo's assessment.

Look for a Poly61M.
by red-noise
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland TR-707 vs. Korg DDD-1
Replies: 16
Views: 5397

Re: Roland TR-707 vs. Korg DDD-1

DDD1 and R100 are both amazing. I think the DDD1 is crisper and packs more punch on the attack, while the R100 is more crunchy and dark. RX5 is another great workhorse, although I feel it lacks a certain midrange slug that the Korg & Kawai pack. Two words about the RX5 though: Pitch. Envelopes. And ...
by red-noise
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a budget 'fragile' sounding synth
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Looking for a budget 'fragile' sounding synth

Another vote for the SQ80. You might also like the Kawai K4, but you'll have to roll up your sleeves because the presets are... you know. Don't laugh, but I love the old CasioTones. Check out the 401, 403, CT6000, CT7000, and CT410v. Of these only the CT6000 is MIDI, but that's a GREAT piece of kit....
by red-noise
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Need a Dirty Sounding Poly VCO Synth.
Replies: 40
Views: 7017

Re: Need a Dirty Sounding Poly VCO Synth.

SixTrak? DK600? AX80 is smooth and heavenly, I love it but that's not what you want. What you want is probably a polyphonic Polivocs. If you had several of them, retrofitted with cv-gate inputs, and an Encore Expressionist to round robin your master keyboard between them for polyphony, you would pro...
by red-noise
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Moog Opus 3, bottomless pocket?
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Moog Opus 3, bottomless pocket?

What are the reliability problems you've heard about? The only negatives I've heard about it are just the dreaded foam gunk....
by red-noise
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Juno 106, Original or old chips?
Replies: 16
Views: 1068

Re: Juno 106, Original or old chips?

I know you've got something big to consider with the across-the-world shipping, but I just wanted to pipe in that I sent mine to the SynthSpa for the acetone bath, and am 110% satisfied with the results. It was like a brand new 106 afterwards. I just sent my GR-700 in too! Understanding that you onl...
by red-noise
Thu May 05, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: If i sell my JP6 any modern day equivalent
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: If i sell my JP6 any modern day equivalent

Wait... you're worried about problems with a J6 and you're thinking about picking up an Ody...?????? Odyssey sliders are a terrible and expensive maintenance issue. :stop: Having said that, it's one of my absolute favorite synths ever, and if equipped with updated sliders (look at the Lumina's for e...
by red-noise
Wed May 04, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 378763

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

I just bought an SQ-80 from Rhino, and I couldn't me more impressed. It was packed to withstand anything. He included a checklist showing that everything was tested & passed, a bound printout of the copied manual (even though the pdf is readily available), and he gave me a couple tips and pointers. ...
by red-noise
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kawai R-100
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Re: Kawai R-100

Doh! I've got the manual but for some reason I didn't see this information before. Now that I'm looking at it again, I see that on page 62 it discusses setting up pitch/pan combinations to specified MIDI key numbers, kind of like you would with a sampler. Thanks for forcing me to RTFM again!! :oops:
by red-noise
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kawai R-100
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Kawai R-100

Sending MIDI to the R-100 results in each voice playing back at the center tuning position, regardless of how I've set up the voice tuning from the front panel. Is there any way to get the R-100 to play back over MIDI - not through it's internal sequencer - with detuned voices? I read the manual, bu...