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by Hobbitrabbit
Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Decent synths for under $150?
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Decent synths for under $150?

Basically, I've got $150 bucks to spend on a synth. I know about the tx81z, and I've also found that E-mu ROM synths go for around that as well. Any suggestions?
by Hobbitrabbit
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Best way to clean outside of JP 8000?
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Best way to clean outside of JP 8000?

Okay, well, basically, my used JP-8000 sounds awesome, but seriously needs a good cleaning. The dials/sliders are very dusty and the outside has tape residue and random stuff on it. Knowing the notoriously strange paint jobs on the JP, what's the best way to clean it without damaging the paint? I re...
by Hobbitrabbit
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Whatever happened to knobby VA's?
Replies: 36
Views: 2712

Re: Whatever happened to knobby VA's?

with the amount of people going for real analog without menus and obnoxious matrices, then it makes sense that a nice VA without ROM/sample based waveforms would do well, and be cheaper. I totally disagree. For a knobby VA to succeed, it would have to be cheaper than it's analog equivalent. Today I...
by Hobbitrabbit
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Whatever happened to knobby VA's?
Replies: 36
Views: 2712

Re: Whatever happened to knobby VA's?

I'm pretty much a singularly visual person, so being able to see the parameter control and interface flow is extremely helpful to me. Also, menus really slow down the editing process and make interfaces less intuitive. I get it that it costs money to make nice interfaces like that but with the amoun...
by Hobbitrabbit
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What's the must realistic Subtractive/VA VST synth you know?
Replies: 24
Views: 3541

Re: What's the must realistic Subtractive/VA VST synth you k

I have an exceedingly powerful computer, AMD Phenom x6 and 8gigs RAM, among other things. I can handle it :D
by Hobbitrabbit
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: 3 way vinatge VA shootout! JP80x0 vs MS 2000 vs AN1x!
Replies: 1
Views: 665

3 way vinatge VA shootout! JP80x0 vs MS 2000 vs AN1x!

I prefer the Jp80x0. I seriously love the filter and the supersaw wave. Also, it's super warm... but I'm thinking about saving for an An1x, too. Unnecessary? What about the MS2000? Are they all that different from eachother, or am I good with just the JP?
by Hobbitrabbit
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Jp8000 vs blofeld
Replies: 34
Views: 6994

Re: Jp8000 vs blofeld

I'd disagree. The JP is extremely powerful, amazing to edit, and has a very easy to use interface. It also sounds freaking amazing, what with the supersaw. Blofeld is strange and unique, definitely awesome, but not as powerful. Also, it sounds like a softsynth in a box. Albeit a good softsynth, but ...
by Hobbitrabbit
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 714
Views: 220036

Re: Gear Trading Thread

Basically, trying to trade my MicroKorg for something a bit more analog. Morpho/Morpho Module would be cool, but basically I want a true analogue mono/polysynth to generate some fatter tone. I'm in Ohio, and I have the original microkorg box, so I can ship.
by Hobbitrabbit
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What's the must realistic Subtractive/VA VST synth you know?
Replies: 24
Views: 3541

Re: What's the must realistic Subtractive/VA VST synth you k

tekkentool wrote:What do you mean by realistic? :?
I mean most accurate emulation.
by Hobbitrabbit
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What's the must realistic Subtractive/VA VST synth you know?
Replies: 24
Views: 3541

What's the must realistic Subtractive/VA VST synth you know?

Looking to add new software to my lineup. Basically, I want non-preset based synths so I can get some hardcore editing going on, but also, realism is key, of course. So what do you recommend? I already have Sylenth, Vanguard, and an Arturia Moog Modular, but as far as hyper-realistic VST's, that's a...
by Hobbitrabbit
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland JP-8000 Startup Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Roland JP-8000 Startup Issue

Cool. I'd hate it if the memory on mine was nonfunctioning. I absolutely love it :D
by Hobbitrabbit
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland JP-8000 Startup Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Roland JP-8000 Startup Issue

Thanks for the help! As far as we know, it was working fine. We were only informed of issues with one other synth. I grabbed a power cord, plugged it in, and got this issue. Also, was this power cord the one that came with the synth? If not, that might be the issue. Sometimes they are picky about e...
by Hobbitrabbit
Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland JP-8000 Startup Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 858

Re: Roland JP-8000 Startup Issue

I've been reading some JP-8000 owners have already been needing to change the internal memory battery. The display will give you an error message 'low battery' if that's the case. Otherwise there may be some other issue a tech will need to look into. Pretty much. If you missed this warning then tha...
by Hobbitrabbit
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What vintage analog had the most dense sounding low midrange
Replies: 55
Views: 3405

Re: What vintage analog had the most dense sounding low midr

I'm finding that (and I know this isn't analogue, but it's VA) my JP8000 is pretty dark sounding down there. Not necessarily "punchy" but it is incredibly thick and likes mid-bass notes a lot.
by Hobbitrabbit
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio going pro again?
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Casio going pro again?

I have a hard time envisioning a modern synth from Casio that isn't a noob keyboard or a bad arranger. Definitely checking this one out.