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by Mac Moog
Sun May 10, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best Digital Synth to Compliment Analog Setup
Replies: 39
Views: 8695

Re: Best Digital Synth to Compliment Analog Setup

I like pairing my analogs with a Yamaha An1x and a Fizmo as driven by a Kurz PC3k8. I have also used a Roland Fantom, and/or Nords, as needed. All have some extraordinary sounds, once you work with them a bit. Oh, and I don't know why, but I really like the pads I get from driving a couple of MicroK...
by Mac Moog
Sat May 02, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CS-50 60 owners
Replies: 73
Views: 8995

Re: CS-50 60 owners

I perform with a CS-60 as a lead instrument and blend it with pads and such from a Matrix 12, occasionally, I add an Alesis A6 Andromeda to the mix to round out the sound I am looking for during a live show. On a side note, I think it's fun that the board considers me a newbie, since I've been playi...
by Mac Moog
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth has the most Mojo?
Replies: 51
Views: 7040

Re: What Synth has the most Mojo?

From all the synths in my rig, I would say that the Oberheim Matrix 12 has a huge Mojo sound. Then immediately after, would be the Yamaha CS-60. The 60 is louder than the 12, but so very different. The third close contender would be the ARP 2600.
by Mac Moog
Fri May 02, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best Synth Teacher
Replies: 46
Views: 4852

Re: Best Synth Teacher

MiniMoog Model D was my first synth and teacher
by Mac Moog
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?
Replies: 147
Views: 20452

Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

Absolutely. Same logic, just upgraded and, please, lighter and with PolyAT, MIDI, multichannel output and sequencer.
by Mac Moog
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How often do you use hardware live, if at all?
Replies: 62
Views: 7169

Re: How often do you use hardware live, if at all?

Always live. I do sometime use sequences and triggered riffs to duplicate live, when playing the more complicated stuff though coming out of the DAW only production studios. No fun just hitting play and faking it on stage. I'd rather actually perform.
by Mac Moog
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jexus' review of the Alesis Andromeda is up
Replies: 55
Views: 26117

Re: Jexus' review of the Alesis Andromeda is up

Interesting. Sorry to hear that he wasn't up to the task of working with the Andromeda. Mine works to make the most extraordinary sounds. Much more complex and lush than everything but the Solaris. My one picky issue is the incredible touchiness of some of the knobs. The sensitivity can be a problem...
by Mac Moog
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Korg Kronos?
Replies: 61
Views: 9829

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Korg Kron

No. I just don't like them or their sound.
by Mac Moog
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet 12 or Solaris?
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Prophet 12 or Solaris?

Can anyone comment on their opinions and why they feel that way, of the strengths and weaknesses of the Prophet 12 and Solaris please?
by Mac Moog
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: 4k to spend : modcan, animoo, macbeth, cs-30, sh-5, a6 ...?
Replies: 20
Views: 6785

Re: 4k to spend : modcan, animoo, macbeth, cs-30, sh-5, a6 .

I agree. From what you describe. The Andromeda will most certainly do it, with no problems at all.
by Mac Moog
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Heart/Brain of your setup?
Replies: 51
Views: 13796

Re: Heart/Brain of your setup?

In the studio, I use Logic exclusively as the brain coupled with some external rack MOTU gear for expansion that tie in some MIDI to CV systems for the older analog sound sources. For stage, it really depends upon the show. I've been using both Roland workstations and Alesis Andromeda for sequencing...
by Mac Moog
Fri May 31, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dream Synth(s)
Replies: 64
Views: 6037

Re: Dream Synth(s)

They haven't built it yet. I have specs though if anyone is interested. LOL
by Mac Moog
Fri May 31, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most abused synths/tones
Replies: 83
Views: 12932

Re: Most abused synths/tones

Probably people trying to do some synthesized variant that sort of sounds like strings and call that a Mellotron. Usually a poor quality string sound with a sample and hold modulation on about 5%. It is so wrong. I'm not talking about those broken down old scratchy tape Mellotrons, but the brand new...
by Mac Moog
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: iPad vs Android tablets
Replies: 47
Views: 9502

Re: iPad vs Android tablets

If you want frustration or just like to write code or tinker with technology, then get Android. If you want to just use it and have it work, with lots of apps, but have less control over the actual code that runs it, then get Apple. I found that preferred to spend more of my time making music that t...
by Mac Moog
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help programming Moody Blues"Best Way To Travel" on MiniMoog
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Help programming Moody Blues"Best Way To Travel" on Mini

Thanks anyway, I found it. It was a square wave LFO on OSC3 and turn off OSC2, then just add some effects.