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by Walter Ego
Fri May 31, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Boston Factor
Replies: 0
Views: 884

The Boston Factor

I've had a couple of interesting experiences over the past year that have made the synth world feel a bit smaller. First, a few months ago, I replied to a Craigslist post to trade some gear (I traded a Waldorf Streichfett) for a fairly obscure MAM sequencer. I met the guy half way between Boston and...
by Walter Ego
Tue May 29, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: $200 Juno 106 Worth It?
Replies: 7
Views: 4732

Re: $200 Juno 106 Worth It?

Danu1997 wrote:Hahaha fairs. Man I live in Pakistan so no one knows the value of old synths etc. I just scooped up a JX10 for $25. Sure some keys dont work but hey its $25.... i cant complain. Guess ill go check it out
Well...looks like I'm moving to Pakistan!

Seriously, nice find.
by Walter Ego
Mon May 14, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: moog grandmother
Replies: 10
Views: 4507

Re: moog grandmother

Yeah, it looks pretty cool. I like the look of it much more than recent offerings of the past decade--they did away with the curved back panel and turned back to the look of their late 70s offerings. I think it's pretty cool that they are trying to distill the features and character of some of the i...
by Walter Ego
Fri May 04, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ELTA Polivoks Mini
Replies: 1
Views: 937

ELTA Polivoks Mini

This seems to have been in the works for some time. I'm probably more excited for this than for most of the new analog being released. Real mean and edgy tone. The sound is like the twisted progeny of a Pro-One and a 303 with a hard to identify edginess. I really like it. And it's supposed to be pri...
by Walter Ego
Fri May 04, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer 808
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Behringer 808

It finally happened. Glad I didn't buy any of the Roland boxes yet. I was on the verge of getting a TR-08. Sounds quite nice and I'm very excited they preserved the three trigger outs. Those hats sound :headbang: .

by Walter Ego
Fri May 04, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: IK Multimedia announce $200 UNO analog hardware synth
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

Re: IK Multimedia announce $200 UNO analog hardware synth

It looks like the next logical evolutionary step from in the Volca form factor. It's only $200 but it has a busload more features--for $40 more than a Volca. I would say this continues the trend of democratizing analog synths. And it has a couple interesting features like the variable waveshaping an...
by Walter Ego
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Smith Sequential Prophet X
Replies: 7
Views: 2315

Re: Dave Smith Sequential Prophet X

Maybe it's a combination follow-up to the Prophet synth line but also the Prophet 2000/2002? That would be promising for sure. Some of that Prophet 2000 DNA would be great.
by Walter Ego
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Boutique SH01a ...Pretty nice.
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

Re: Boutique SH01a ...Pretty nice.

The TR-626 I used to own and the JV-1080 I currently own both required a bit getting used to. Any old knobby analog is going to be pretty straight forward obviously. For the record I don't mind editing matrixes or menu diving, its just that most of the digital yamaha, akai, and emu gear (aside from...
by Walter Ego
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Boutique SH01a ...Pretty nice.
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

Re: Boutique SH01a ...Pretty nice.

vexing user interfaces Which Rolands? When I acquired a Jupiter 6, I had no need for a manual because it was laid out so intuitively. Now I have a Juno 60; I've never seen a simpler user interface, except maybe on the venerable Korg Synthe-Bass. Even the Volcas are more complex than a Juno. On the ...
by Walter Ego
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: most flexible Realistic® drum machine
Replies: 12
Views: 3423

Re: most flexible Realistic® drum machine

^^
It does look like an answering machine.
by Walter Ego
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: most flexible Realistic® drum machine
Replies: 12
Views: 3423

Re: most flexible Realistic® drum machine

I have two rebranded VL-1's--they're labeled Concertmate 200 and carry the Realistic badge. They also rebranded the SK-1 and SK-5, but I don't remember what Concertmate model #s they ran them as. If you can find a rebranded SK-5, that might go a long way for you, since it will hold 4 samples in memo...
by Walter Ego
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG Prologue
Replies: 32
Views: 10510

Re: KORG Prologue

Still waiting for someone to come up with something really exciting in a new analog, too many vanilla instruments hitting the street. I totally agree...I still consider the Evolver "family" the most interesting and exciting machines of the last years, even though has always been hard for me to acce...
by Walter Ego
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG Prologue
Replies: 32
Views: 10510

Re: KORG Prologue

No more step sequencer? That was my favorite feature of the other 'logues! Am I greedy for still wanting it even with all the other s**t they've added? However, it has a nicely featured arp with several modes. And it has layers and splits. Reminds me a lot of Jupiter 6 features. Have a bass arp goi...
by Walter Ego
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG Prologue
Replies: 32
Views: 10510

Re: KORG Prologue

Mmmmhhh I have to say that I'm quite disappointed: ok a 16 analog poly with two real VCOs that can be mixed with the third digital oscillator looks interesting, but it has only a 12db filter (no 24db, no high pass filter), there is no aftertouch, only 1 lfo, well it's bi-timbral so if you layer the...
by Walter Ego
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG Prologue
Replies: 32
Views: 10510

KORG Prologue

We called it, people. And Korg have finally done it. One LFO seems an odd choice. But...16 voice VCO polysynth! It is what people have been begging for. I think it compares nicely with the announced Waldorf machine and comes in at 2/3 the price and twice the polyphony (for the 16 voice). http://cdn....