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by bad andy
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analogue & otherwise Educational Synthesizers
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Analogue & otherwise Educational Synthesizers

I was lucky in high school to have a music technology course wherein a few synths were used as educational resources.

The basics were done on an Electrocomp EML101/100 (or something like that) patching/modular/signal path/etc. Good stuff
by bad andy
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Schmidt Analog Synthesizer
Replies: 31
Views: 5373

Re: New Schmidt Analog Synthesizer

The knobs are pure solid 24k gold. The silk-screening is powdered unicorn horns. The casing is adamantium, and the wood ends are from the Joshua tree.

Best of all though, in the back is an access door where the power supply doubles as a toaster oven for making tuna melts.
by bad andy
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Preloaded Perfect Presets
Replies: 27
Views: 2505

Re: Preloaded Perfect Presets

Korg M1 presets are all over the place too... M1 Piano? Lore? etc.

-very identifiable
by bad andy
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was your first Moog?
Replies: 122
Views: 5841

Re: What was your first Moog?

Voyager Select... sometime this January (hopefully)
by bad andy
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hiding Wires and Cables
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Hiding Wires and Cables

This stuff is great, split-loom tubing: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=split+loom+tubing&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=split+loom+tubing&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvns&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=p2kUT6ulD6bV0QHx8eTAAw&ved=0CIIBEK0E&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=27d536f89...
by bad andy
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 15467

Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

20 years ago was off to college for me.... my setup was small and I was able to set it up in my college dorm: Korg DW800 (still have) Yamaha YS200 (I actually sequenced on this thing, sold) DOD 8-ch mixer (have somewhere?) All on an X-stand. Used to borrow a friend's Tascam 8-track cassette to recor...
by bad andy
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: equipment that instantly inspires workflow
Replies: 48
Views: 3162

Re: equipment that instantly inspires workflow

My OB8 - every time I get on that thing I just want to crank it to 11. It just sounds so juicy and fat, good things always come from twiddling those knobs.
by bad andy
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DW-8000 arpeggio transmit?
Replies: 15
Views: 1597

Re: DW-8000 arpeggio transmit?

Page 60 of the manual: http://www.pallium.com/bryan/dw/DW-8000_Manual.pdf gets into the midi/sysex implementation. There is no mention of sending note-ons from the arpeggiator.
by bad andy
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Questions on Nord products
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Questions on Nord products

I like the NORD stuff, I have a Rack2 and Stage76 ("classic"?, first version)

I do agree the brand is expensive. Have you considered Korg's SV-1 for a controller? They are running a -$500 discount/rebate through the end of December I think.
by bad andy
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Local music shops= no synths ever?
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Local music shops= no synths ever?

= And this could mean that a random consumer Casio keyboard makes a commercially better product than a Korg Oasys. This is the key. I used to work for a large retailer after college, and while they did have a lot of pro synths, and we sold a bunch. We also sold a LOT of home keyboards and clavinova...
by bad andy
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?
Replies: 63
Views: 4944

Re: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?

I'm in the camp that still uses (a lot of) pre-USB midi only gear. As long as we're out here, products will be too. We can expect a slowdown in demand, and product choice, but the user base is here and will be for a long time. Now... midi > USB retrofits for the older gear would be a nice product. 8)
by bad andy
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ugliest Synths?
Replies: 43
Views: 3161

Re: Ugliest Synths?

Woah, sorry but what in the h**l...?!? :shock: http://m.matrixsynth.com/2011/12/delorean-roland-juno-106-mod.html I actually think this looks decent, because it is done well. The craftsmanship is very good. EVeryone has their own tastes though, such as this thread very much demonstrates. By the way...
by bad andy
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone tried this with their OB8?
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Anyone tried this with their OB8?

Just curious, as I've done a bit of reading (and I own an OB8) but hadn't come up with any results. I like the semi-weighted synth action, often accomplished by manufacturer's simply glueing metal pieces on the bottom side of the keys. Has anyone tried, or heard of anyone modding their OB8 (or any o...
by bad andy
Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: a teenage boy's perspective on vintage synthesizers
Replies: 27
Views: 2032

Re: a teenage boy's perspective on vintage synthesizers

I give the kid some credit.. considering what he could be listening to, old VH is not too bad at all.

And look, the synths he likes actually have keys, which means he PLAYS them vs. just knob-tweaking beat machines that only do make "r2-d2" noises. ;)