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by stf-ran
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many hardware synths do you own?
Replies: 79
Views: 11655

Re: How many hardware synths do you own?

I'm down to 8 hardware synths. But they're very nice, versatile machines. I've been coming to the conclusion that what you own or are working with doesn't really matter. YOU are what is hopefully making the music, not your machines. My goal is to transcend my gear and make something beyond them. Now...
by stf-ran
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth was your first love or lighted your G.A.S. ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2713

Re: Which synth was your first love or lighted your G.A.S. ?

Scott, the Prophet 12 is a great sounding synth. Every time I dive into programming something new, it doesn't disappoint. You should give it a listen if you haven't yet. Now onto the topic at hand, the first synth I ever touched was a Korg Poly 800 which blew me away. I wanted one bad. However $799 ...
by stf-ran
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DrumBrute
Replies: 12
Views: 2620

Re: DrumBrute

I got mine Friday but haven't got to play with it much because of the holiday weekend. To me, the individual outputs are the main reason to get this machine. I made a basic beat with all the parts going separately into my UAD Apollo with their plugins doing all the processing(compression, eq, reverb...
by stf-ran
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any nice sounding Jupiter 8 demos?
Replies: 20
Views: 4078

Re: Any nice sounding Jupiter 8 demos?

Watch this demo. It's awesome.
by stf-ran
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Monologue
Replies: 126
Views: 36235

Re: Korg Monologue

I think I could find a place on my desk for a red Monologue. It's tiny. Sounds pretty good. Do I need it? Nope. But will I get one anyway? We'll see when it's actually available. It's cheap enough to where it's almost an impulse buy.
by stf-ran
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: RX-5 as a Sequencer
Replies: 8
Views: 953

Re: RX-5 as a Sequencer

It should work that way. I used to create complete songs with my TR505 before I got a proper sequencer. Each instrument assigned to different note on a different midi channel. Then just turn down that instrument. I wouldn't want to work that way now. It takes forever to put something together. I did...
by stf-ran
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth you'd buy again if...
Replies: 27
Views: 6673

Re: Synth you'd buy again if...

All of my synths are for sale for the right price. I don't have a "sound", so I can use whatever gets the job done. My wife probably would have a problem if I sold the Voyager she bought me as an anniversary present though. Now my guitars are a different story...
by stf-ran
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth
Replies: 39
Views: 6173

Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

There is a bucket-load of the brand new D-50 on George Michael's "Faith" album. Presets that are so well recognized now. They'll all there. Also lots of DX7 and Linn 9000 from what I'm hearing. Opinions?
by stf-ran
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg ARP Odyssey vs others synths for beginner
Replies: 14
Views: 10717

Re: Korg ARP Odyssey vs others synths for beginner

Watch Automatic Gainsay's videos on youtube and follow along. The flow on this synth is different than most and he does an excellent job of explaining what it all means.
by stf-ran
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Suggestion for first analog synth
Replies: 23
Views: 2457

Re: Suggestion for first analog synth

If you want analog, not the VA's listed above, get an Alpha Juno 1 or 2. Sounds great at a low price. There is an ipad controller app too that works well.
by stf-ran
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What should I buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1769

Re: What should I buy?

Get the mini. Here's why. Those other synths are great but you can always buy them. You can and will make and save more money. That deal for the mini probably will be impossible to get in the future. Simple.
by stf-ran
Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer to make analog polysynths !
Replies: 79
Views: 12590

Re: Behringer to make analog polysynths !

In Moog's defense, an all analog poly synth with VCOs by nature are complicated, expensive beasts. Obviously Moog probably could build whatever synth they dream up. But they are a business not a bunch of guys in a basement. Pay rolls have to be met. They could build it(in Asheville, NC not China) bu...
by stf-ran
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the first song you learned on your first synth?
Replies: 54
Views: 5939

Re: What was the first song you learned on your first synth?

Axel F on my friend's Juno 106. First cover tune I picked out on piano when I was 8 was "Evil Woman" by ELO. Not the whole song just the main bit. I was very proud of myself, needless to say.
by stf-ran
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kiwi Technics to make KiwiJX8P
Replies: 15
Views: 4491

Re: Kiwi Technics to make KiwiJX8P

A Kiwi update usually adds things like an additional LFO, arp and sequencer, more storage, etc. Adds quite a bit.
by stf-ran
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kiwi Technics to make KiwiJX8P
Replies: 15
Views: 4491

Re: Kiwi Technics to make KiwiJX8P

The JX-8P is best bargain of all the 80's polysynths IMO. Sure it doesn't have knobs or sliders but it's not hampered by an incomplete midi spec. Nice, solid keyboard feel and action. Plus, the most important thing, it sounds good. Good news indeed.