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by Noon Perhaps
Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: MPC 2000XL vs Newer MPCs
Replies: 7
Views: 3263

Re: MPC 2000XL vs Newer MPCs

The 2000xl is a seriously great value in today's market. Get an MPC-2000xl MCD. It's the blue version from 2004 that has a card reader installed as standard. It's a little harder to find, but not terribly. And it doesn't cost much more either. However, my 2000xl (original) has a CF card reader buil...
by Noon Perhaps
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: MPC 2000XL vs Newer MPCs
Replies: 7
Views: 3263

MPC 2000XL vs Newer MPCs

I recently have managed to snag a pretty good job, and because of which I now have some money to finally get started on my first setup. I have always admired the MPC 2000xl. If anything, I would want to have a Dj Shadow/Pete Rock type sampler that would allow me to sample records, and give me freedo...
by Noon Perhaps
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog Drum Machine question
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: Analog Drum Machine question

madtheory wrote:It's a mix of CR78 percussion and samples of real drums. So ya, a computer.
I appreciate the suggestion, but I'm really looking for a hardware. Not to mention I don't have a commuter at the moment that could handle a big workstation, patches, and a ton of songs at the moment.
by Noon Perhaps
Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analog Drum Machine Question
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Analog Drum Machine Question

Now since I have a job, I'm looking to start a little set up for myself. One Item I have been interested in for a while, would be a vintage analog drum machine like the Korg Mini Pops. One of those drum machines that has presets like waltz, foxtrot, tango, etc... But here's the catch, I want one tha...
by Noon Perhaps
Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog Drum Machine question
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Re: Analog Drum Machine question

Why do you think that is an analog drum machine? Sound quality is bad but it sounds more like an acoustic kit played with brushes. It has always sounded like a Korg Minipops style drum machine when I heard it. Though, most of those drum machines aren't programable. They have presets like forxtrot, ...
by Noon Perhaps
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog Drum Machine question
Replies: 11
Views: 1252

Analog Drum Machine question

Ok, this is possibly the most obscure "What's the name of the..." question of all time. But it's worth a shot. For years I have wondered what the drum machine during the Saturn LS commercial was, and further more who composed it (which, I doubt I'll ever get). Though, if I were to ask anywhere, it w...
by Noon Perhaps
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Can't quite decide between Future Retro's...
Replies: 11
Views: 1362

Re: Can't quite decide between Future Retro's...

I know this may sound a bit Cliché, but, I'm plan on trying to achieve some kind of retro 70's/80's, Boards of Canada sound. Perhaps even a bit kitschy seeing as how the drum machines I'm looking at are those vintage, Waltz, Samba and Foxtrot drum machines from the 60's, 70's and early 80's. My dre...
by Noon Perhaps
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Can't quite decide between Future Retro's...
Replies: 11
Views: 1362

Re: Can't quite decide between Future Retro's...

Thanks for all of the help by the way guys!
by Noon Perhaps
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Can't quite decide between Future Retro's...
Replies: 11
Views: 1362

Re: Can't quite decide between Future Retro's...

if i had to choose one i'd go for the 777 if you can find it at a good price... However i'm not a massive fan of the FR's sequencer - mainly because you have to scroll up or down through notes to select them. it takes the 'random' factor out of making acid lines for me. I'd say unless the audio inp...
by Noon Perhaps
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: New here. Looking for a drum machine.
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: New here. Looking for a drum machine.

If I were in your position I'd just get an SP-404SX and put loops of those drum machines into it. With machines like that with limited programmability there aren't really many advantages to having the real thing as opposed to having loops of them, and with a 404 you can have all of them in one box ...
by Noon Perhaps
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Can't quite decide between Future Retro's...
Replies: 11
Views: 1362

Can't quite decide between Future Retro's...

I do have a little bit of money to spend after saving up for a few years and I'm sort of tied between getting a FutureRetro 777 or a FutureRetro Revolution. Both seem very tempting and fitting for what I'm trying to make. Could I get some advice? Also, a bit off topic. I'm also looking into trying t...
by Noon Perhaps
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: WORST youtube synth demo?
Replies: 66
Views: 6975

Re: WORST youtube synth demo?

Yeah, I mean in general from my experience of typing the name of the instrument you're interested in in Youtube generally clicking on the frist few video thumbnails will tend to lead to some 40 year old guy with hairy arms or a skinny, pale little kid jamming out and simply knob twiddling to some we...
by Noon Perhaps
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: New here. Looking for a drum machine.
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: New here. Looking for a drum machine.

might be hard to find a cheap one one but i would definitely recommend a roland cr-8000. programmable as well as having volume controls for most sounds (very handy). the boss dr55 is also great but, less flexible and less sounds. korg kr55 is also good. cr78 also good but this is bound to be costly...
by Noon Perhaps
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: New here. Looking for a drum machine.
Replies: 7
Views: 793

New here. Looking for a drum machine.

Hello! I'm a long time user of Vintage Synth Explorer (have been since sophomore year of high school!) but funny enough I've never actually made an account or have ever used the forms here. So this is my frist time posting in general! I am currently 19 and a freshman in college and I'm looking to bu...