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by ppg_wavecomputer
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: ['ramp] - the putney: new download-only album released on 4th July 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 270

['ramp] - the putney: new download-only album released on 4th July 2020

Hi all, today, my new 74-minute album, the putney , has been released as a digital download-only album on Bandcamp: https://doombientmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-putney It was created entirely on a Mk. 1 "The Putney" VCS-3, recorded to analogue tape (stereo as well as multi-track), using analogue sp...
by ppg_wavecomputer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the synth on Buddy Holly's “love is strange” ?
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: What was the synth on Buddy Holly's “love is strange” ?

Norman Petty's wife is known to have played the Celesta on some tracks but that is about as much keyboards as you are likely to find in any of Buddy Holly's original work.

Anything else was added later on to embalm the mortal remains…

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: which is the best roland JX to get?
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: which is the best roland JX to get?

[…] as for jx3p, would love one but they're more expensive, do they sound warmer or something? have a different filter? It has a built-in sequencer which is pretty nifty and, for some reason, it seems to be more immediate (at least to me). Never bothered the six-note polyphony whereas those beautif...
by ppg_wavecomputer
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: which is the best roland JX to get?
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: which is the best roland JX to get?

Four or five years ago people were dealing with different issues, and Corona certainly wasn't one of them.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sun May 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Lead Synth on 'We don't Talk Anymore' by Cliff Richard
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Lead Synth on 'We don't Talk Anymore' by Cliff Richard

Should be Polymoog. They used it a lot around that time.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Fri May 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Getting A Synth To Whistle Like A Human Bean - Advice/Recommendations, Please.
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Getting A Synth To Whistle Like A Human Bean - Advice/Recommendations, Please.

Beans always make me whistle but the stench usually isn't human...

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Mon May 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Seller says “some static” with organ
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Seller says “some static” with organ

meatballfulton wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 1:36 pm
[…] The simplest case is one or more bad capacitors […]
Perhaps it's even simpler than that, i. e. corroded input and output jacks, dirty switches and sliders, cold solder joints, or bad contacts.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sun May 17, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Seller says “some static” with organ
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Seller says “some static” with organ

Does this mean pops and crackles, or do you get zapped! in a Homer Simpson kind of way when you touch the organ?

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sun May 17, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: E-Mu SP12 flea market find!
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: E-Mu SP12 flea market find!

I at first was about to congratulate you on your find and tell you that you're in fact way beyond April Fools Day but this remark […] all of your Jupiters, CS80s and Prophets and Moogs are (will) belong to us, when the economy crashes again and you'll need money to pay your debts or mortgages or wha...
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many synths does a man need?
Replies: 159
Views: 17244

Re: How many synths does a man need?

Resurrecting a 13-year old thread, wow. I wonder how many of the original contributors are still on this forum, let alone alive.

It would be interesting to find out to what extent my point of view would have changed in these 13 years but I didn't contribute back then.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synths, are they really worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1992

Re: Vintage synths, are they really worth it?

[…] There are some special machines out there. […] Which the JX-3P in question most certainly isn't. It's a surprisingly neat little synthesiser but it's nothing that shakes the world. As Madtheory has pointed out, there are decent substitutes for it which are more modern, more reliable, and more f...
by ppg_wavecomputer
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synths, are they really worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1992

Re: Vintage synths, are they really worth it?

If you have to ask this question, you will never know.

You can buy a brand-new Dodge Challenger Hellcat, or you can buy an original 1970 R/T for (roughly) the same money. Both will get you from A to B but it is up to you to decide which one is the more pleasant ride.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is this module or drum machine?
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: What is this module or drum machine?

No, I'm sure it's some sort of Dymo device.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Amazing Vintage Synthesizer Documentary!
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Amazing Vintage Synthesizer Documentary!

I dig the EDP Wasp bit.

Which reminds me I should be going to the service more often. Maybe a System 55 will come from above.

Or a complete System 700, for that matter...

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Releasing Updated CS-80
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Yamaha Releasing Updated CS-80

AnalogKid wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:26 pm
[...] Was that guy you? […]
I would love to plead guilty but I'm afraid it wasn't me.

Stephen