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by Kenneth
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Overheating?
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Overheating?

Not trying to hijack the thread, but my DX7 has been getting quite warm in the middle section of the back panel when it's left on for more than a half hour. it is working just fine, but I do detect a slight electrical / ozone smell when it heats up. any ideas? :?
by Kenneth
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: secret waves (atmospheric, mysterious, live)
Replies: 0
Views: 647

secret waves (atmospheric, mysterious, live)

hello, last saturday I performed at a private event, and the results were recorded. about the event and my performance: secret waves is a regularly occurring event which focuses on live performances of music and video art. this is a live recording of my performance at this event. it took place on th...
by Kenneth
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 77
Views: 46001

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

it's been a few years since I replied to this thread, and, since my feelings towards certain models have changed and I've bought and sold several more than I had back then, I'll do this again! so here goes: 1) The synth that made you want to play music: I said something about Kraftwerk's "Computerwe...
by Kenneth
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ok synth heads, name that synth from Flatliners
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Ok synth heads, name that synth from Flatliners

No idea.

sounds cool as h**l though! maybe I should watch the movie.
by Kenneth
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: granny’s organ music, as digested by an electronic musician
Replies: 0
Views: 1500

granny’s organ music, as digested by an electronic musician

https://soundcloud.com/kennethgregorybr ... not-decide

I recently acquired a very charming old Hohner P100 home keyboard, and have been having a blast making dorky keyboard songs with it. It’s nice to take myself less seriously than usual.
by Kenneth
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Should I trade my microKORG for a Roland XP60
Replies: 5
Views: 8957

Re: Should I trade my microKORG for a Roland XP60

I think the XP60 has a wonderfully juicy filter, even for being the epitome of 90s digital. You can get some gorgeous pads out of the thing
by Kenneth
Mon May 14, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: moog grandmother
Replies: 10
Views: 5265

Re: moog grandmother

I'm pretty intrigued by the synth itself, and I love the idea of including a real spring reverb. I don't understand why Moog has chosen to initially release it exclusively through Guitar Center. This makes me feel weird about it, like Moog is sort of whoring itself out to a company that isn't even d...
by Kenneth
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog DFAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Re: Moog DFAM

That video was awesome. I watched it three times in a row and am already trying to figure out a way to finance one of my own. Some of the coolest electronic percussion sounds I've ever heard. Yeah! Musical ideas instantly started popping off. Already inspired by the creative possibilities of the DF...
by Kenneth
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What were popular synths in early 90's pop?
Replies: 9
Views: 4208

Re: What were popular synths in early 90's pop?

I think the SH101 was quite popular during this time. I’m not positive that it was used on these albums, but most of these basses you mentioned are certainly possible on the SH.
by Kenneth
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog DFAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

Re: Moog DFAM

That video was awesome. I watched it three times in a row and am already trying to figure out a way to finance one of my own. Some of the coolest electronic percussion sounds I've ever heard.
by Kenneth
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is it worth getting a DX7 Mk1?
Replies: 31
Views: 8258

Re: Is it worth getting a DX7 Mk1?

commodorejohn wrote:The sound chip in the Genesis was a YM2612, so 4-operator, but yes, pretty rudimentary by comparison to the DX7. Still got that distinctive FM sound, though.
Ah! Thanks for the correction. I didn't realize the Genesis had 4operator FM capabilities! Was that the same chip used in the DX100 then?
by Kenneth
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is it worth getting a DX7 Mk1?
Replies: 31
Views: 8258

Re: Is it worth getting a DX7 Mk1?

It's interesting that you should bring up the Sega Genesis sound comparison. Interesting, in that the Sega Genesis actually had built in Yamaha FM synthesizer chips to handle all in-game music and sound effects! I think they were YM3812 chips though, so only 2 operators per voice as opposed to the 6...
by Kenneth
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The most influential electronic instruments of all time?
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: The most influential electronic instruments of all time?

For influential artists, check out Pierre Schafer's pioneering work in "Musique Concréte", a style of proto-ambient music that focused primarily on using tape splices to create sound collages which were often very unsettling, otherworldly pieces that would have fit nicely into movies like Nosferatu ...
by Kenneth
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: One JP8000 or two JP08s?
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: One JP8000 or two JP08s?

I had a JP-8000 for a while and thought it sounded brilliant. It does have its limitations, and does tend to get glitchy when you push it into extreme modulations. Some of these limitations started to really bother me after a while, and I sold it off in favor of a Yamaha AN!x. Why does the feedback ...
by Kenneth
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for synth recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 5615

Re: Looking for synth recommendations

Then again, the AN1x fails on the full size keyboard. Good God in Heaven. Are you serious right now? How are they not full size keys? Are they one millimeter narrower than the keys on your piano? Who can possibly notice such a difference? If it is indeed "just enough to mess with muscle memory" as ...