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by orlando56
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jexus' review of the Alesis Andromeda is up
Replies: 55
Views: 26806

Re: Jexus' review of the Alesis Andromeda is up

I like Jexus's demos and his playing. He's just one opinion, and I think he acknowledges that. We all want to have our expectation biases met. It's human nature. For instance, Jexus kind of disses the Juno 106, while he celebrates the Juno 60. But I think that his 106 demos sound better than his 60 ...
by orlando56
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet 5 versus Prophet 600
Replies: 37
Views: 18847

Re: Prophet 5 versus Prophet 600

Hey GliGli, didn't know you were on this forum. Thanks so much for the P600 firmware upgrade! Fantastic work! I have a few comments for you about things I noticed while using it. Can I send you a personal message or email?
by orlando56
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet 5 versus Prophet 600
Replies: 37
Views: 18847

Re: Prophet 5 versus Prophet 600

Take a look at this: https://github.com/gligli/p600fw It's a CPU (a $30 Teensy++ 2.0 board) and (open-source) firmware upgrade. I did the simple soldering mods to the board, loaded the firmware and installed it on my P600 a couple days ago. Some (but not all) of the improvements: 1) Better resolutio...
by orlando56
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: triple synth stands
Replies: 24
Views: 8754

Re: triple synth stands

I own a Standtastic 3-tier. It's a solid stand, though expensive, at $200+US, and heavy. Its footprint is quite deep, however, given its pyramidal design, and thus not good for a small room or stage. There are also some wing nuts that have to be adjusted on setup/breakdown, and thus easy to unscrew ...
by orlando56
Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Lucky Star" Bass-line
Replies: 25
Views: 8487

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

A friend somehow got hold of the 16-track master and passed it on to me. The bass line is an electric bass doubled with what is called on the track listing "ARP bass." All the other synth parts (at least as labeled) are Prophet 5.
by orlando56
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prohpet 600 and Juno 106 question
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: Prohpet 600 and Juno 106 question

I have both and think they are different enough to be quite complementary. Side by side, the 600 is much fatter to my ears, but it lacks the snappy envelopes of the 106. The 106 also has noise. The 600 makes great pads and FX (especially with Poly-Mod), the Juno great percussive and bass sounds. The...
by orlando56
Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reason Rack Extensions
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Reason Rack Extensions

Hello, esteemed synth lovers.

I'm wondering what you think about Reason's pretty new walled garden, specifically the synthesizers:

Korg Polysix
Rob Papen Predator
Abl2 (TB-303 emulation)
Synapse Audio Antidote
Blamsoft Viking VK-1 (Moog Voyager emulation)
by orlando56
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Reliability of synthesizers
Replies: 39
Views: 4238

Re: Reliability of synthesizers

I'll second on the Roland Juno-106. I've owned two. Did the acetone bath on one and sold it. Warned the buyer about caveat emptor and all that. The other had already had the bath when I acquired it, but those 80017As are still going bad. I love it so much that I've ordered four more clone chips from...
by orlando56
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best 'choir' patches?
Replies: 55
Views: 16325

Re: best 'choir' patches?

Does the Polymoog Vox Humana patch count? In any case, one of the greatest synth sounds ever.
by orlando56
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any love for the Roland Juno 60?
Replies: 35
Views: 3316

Re: Any love for the Roland Juno 60?

You did well, mate. It's a lovely synth.
by orlando56
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Which Korg?
Replies: 22
Views: 2895

Re: Which Korg?

I have a Monotron (original version), was attracted by its supposed MS10/20 filter. Found that it is very noisy. Two of them in sequence would seem to be very noisy indeed.
by orlando56
Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Re: Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine

Thanks so much for the link! Many interesting articles, and the ads are fun too.
by orlando56
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland r5: should I keep it?
Replies: 11
Views: 4835

Re: Roland r5: should I keep it?

I still own an R-5 that I bought in 1992 off the classified ads. I used it for years. A few people thought that my drums tracks with it were real drums. I got it out recently to jam with, and it didn't impress me too much by comparison with the sounds available on a computer now. It was a pain to pr...
by orlando56
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rob Papen DVD coming soon
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: Rob Papen DVD coming soon

This looks to be amazing! I can hardly wait to see the DVD. Thanks for posting it.