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by ppg_wavecomputer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Photos of your set-up / studio
Replies: 54
Views: 67065

Re: Photos of your set-up / studio

That's one h**l of a nice view.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Over 1000 Vintage Synthesizers in one room (Swiss Museum of Electronic Music)
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Over 1000 Vintage Synthesizers in one room (Swiss Museum of Electronic Music)

[...] Why does it make you depressed PPG? [...] The stuff had been hoarded (and neglected) for many years before it ended up in a warehouse, and the state many instruments are in is slightly doubtful. They seem to be too underfunded to keep everything in working shape, and their backlog must be eno...
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Over 1000 Vintage Synthesizers in one room (Swiss Museum of Electronic Music)
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Over 1000 Vintage Synthesizers in one room (Swiss Museum of Electronic Music)

I would not necessarily call this a museum, this is a warehouse full of stuff in various states of disrepair. Reminds me of similar warehouses in Tokyo and somewhere in the US. Sights like these always make me feel a bit depressed, and some fellow who has apparently had too much of his Ritalin aenem...
by ppg_wavecomputer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: prophet 5 , revisions and year ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: prophet 5 , revisions and year ?

celebutante wrote:Yes, by a large margin - the vast majority of tracks you hear Prophets on are rev 3's. People love to praddle on about how ameeezing rev 2's are and how inferior rev 3's are, but I've played both (and own a rev 3) and the difference isn't that huge.
I agree wholeheartedly.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: my music on Bandcamp (['ramp] and Parsick)
Replies: 12
Views: 5352

Re: my music on Bandcamp (['ramp] and Parsick)

After having been unavailable for quite some time, van dik hout zaagt men planken has just been released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ['ramp]'s Huizen concert on 10th April 1999 at Theater 3-in-1 in Huizen/NL: https://ramp1.bandcamp.com/album/van-dik-hout-zaagt-men-planken This was the Alfa ...
by ppg_wavecomputer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vocal/choir patch
Replies: 7
Views: 2573

Re: Vocal/choir patch

madtheory wrote:I'm not certain but it really sounds like one of the Emulator II choirs, from the factory library.
Either the EII Pompous Choir (I think that's what it was called like) or the Emax factory choir disk.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: ARP Odyssey vs ARP 2600
Replies: 6
Views: 13542

Re: ARP Odyssey vs ARP 2600

The Korg Odyssey sounds nice but, timbrally, it has nothing to do with the original Mk. 1, with its unstable tracking, funky VCOs, and the way the 4023 responds.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jarre's Oxygene 1 FX on ARP2600
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Re: Jarre's Oxygene 1 FX on ARP2600

Experimentation is the key.

That's what makes synthesisers such fun.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Working Hour - What Synth?
Replies: 8
Views: 3559

Re: The Working Hour - What Synth?

madtheory wrote:It's the Prophet T8, they definitely had one. Jupiter 8 does not have velocity.

There's a lot of layering of DX7 with the analogue stuff.
I would have thought TFF were using a Yamaha DX-1 back then.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: RMI Harmonic Synthesizer performance
Replies: 2
Views: 2166

Re: RMI Harmonic Synthesizer performance

Bandcamp link fixed, apologies for the hassle.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Synth examples, post them here.
Replies: 284
Views: 119064

Re: Synth examples, post them here.

RMI Harmonic Synthesizer:



Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Cost Effective Synth for messing around with
Replies: 22
Views: 11140

Re: Cost Effective Synth for messing around with

Even though it's ugly as h**l, the Matrixbrute can do an awful lot, and ist Sound is pretty impressive (I hate to say that as I'm trying to be biased against it but...).

Buying cheap is buying twice.

Stephen
by ppg_wavecomputer
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: RMI Harmonic Synthesizer performance
Replies: 2
Views: 2166

RMI Harmonic Synthesizer performance

Hi all, I demoed the RMI Harmonic Synthesizer at last week's Dinosauriertreffen in Bocholt/Germany and recorded some bits to document what the instrument is capable of sonically. More info and sounds here: https://doombientmusic.bandcamp.com/album/demoing-the-rmi-harmonic-synthesizer Tracks are free...
by ppg_wavecomputer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Other Capacitors
Replies: 12
Views: 3642

Re: The Other Capacitors

I've had tantalum caps failing on me more often than electrolytic ones -- ARP Omnis are full of those dreadful things which render the Omni unplayable until they have all been replaced. Electrolytic caps tend to "puke" as they say, i. e. some substance leaking out. This, or when they bulge -- then i...
by ppg_wavecomputer
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Top 20 Most Unreliable Vintage Synths
Replies: 61
Views: 14106

Re: Top 20 Most Unreliable Vintage Synths

I've personally found my old CS-50 (and 80) was pretty solid in tuning. Contrary to the myth... same thing with my cs80 (i've heard it depends on the serial number, the later, the better) what? no one mentioned the CS80? the most unreliable synthesizer ever built?? needs a tech working on it 24 hou...