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by ppg_wavecomputer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The 2600
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: Behringer 2600

[...] The original Arp seems to be going for about 10 G's or more -- even as much as over $13,000. Crazy! [...] They seem to be advertised for that much but I have never seen any of them fetching that kind of silly money on eBay. The occasional 2600 that starts at one US$ seems to fetch something b...
by ppg_wavecomputer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The 2600
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: The 2600

Hyde wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:38 am
I hadn't thought of that. Seems a bit extreme. Especially with noone biting.
Maybe someone will, eventually.

It's like desperately clutching at straws.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The 2600
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: The 2600

Hyde wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:11 pm
I don't know what's going on lately. People have been listing stuff at incredibly high prices. Maybe its the solitary time at home??? [...]
It's existential panic, more like it -- sell now before it's not worth a penny anymore.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequential Six Trak: Sell or keep?
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Sequential Six Trak: Sell or keep?

Sell it.

Once it breaks, it will cost more to fix it than it's worth, and in terms of sound I've seen better choices.

It was a cheap compromise back in the day -- and a failed attempt at saving Sequential's arse --, and it still shows today.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Strings RS-202 Synth - some keys louder than others
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Re: Roland Strings RS-202 Synth - some keys louder than others

Hi Brett,

do these four keys grow quieter with every octave down? In that case you might want to check the dividers -- had something similiar with a Korg PE 2000 some years ago, and it turned out to be the divider ICs.

Stephen
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: 1355

['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: 2043

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: 3001

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: 3001

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: 986

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: 1133

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: 992

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: 992

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: 2637

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: 22012

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