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by commodorejohn
Mon May 18, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 152
Views: 167829

Re: Your latest musical purchase

A 1959 Hammond M-3 tonewheel organ, in very good cosmetic and operating condition :D Just need to break out the Deoxit and clean up the drawbars and a couple of the key contacts and it'll be good as new!
by commodorejohn
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are your thoughts on the Casio HT-6000? (Just got one.)
Replies: 25
Views: 12342

Re: What are your thoughts on the Casio HT-6000? (Just got one.)

It's interesting, but for the sound I didn't think it was worth dealing with the interface. And that was before prices went crazy (did some popular artist suddenly start using one?)
by commodorejohn
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synths, are they really worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1390

Re: Vintage synths, are they really worth it?

Are they worth owning? h**l yes. Even with the explosion of modern analog, there's still a pile of interesting, characterful synths out there that Behringer hasn't gotten around to shamelessly cloning yet. Are they worth paying $ x for? Well, the answer to that is different for everyone, and it's tr...
by commodorejohn
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ARP Omni 2 - slide pots?
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: ARP Omni 2 - slide pots?

Well, having a quiet weekend with nothing on the docket thanks to ongoing world events, and having picked up a recap kit and a set of sliders recently, I started in on recapping the Omni this afternoon. Thing I like: single-layer PCBs with plain solder traces means it's much less nerve-wracking to w...
by commodorejohn
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Intro for the song 'Fox On The Run' written by 'Sweet'
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: Intro for the song 'Fox On The Run' written by 'Sweet'

Anything that can use an up-going sawtooth LFO to modulate the filter cutoff can do it; beyond that, just ramp up the resonance and the modulation amount over the course of a few seconds, and presto.
by commodorejohn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ARP Omni 2 - slide pots?
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: ARP Omni 2 - slide pots?

Yeah, that was my experience trying to clean up the sliders on a Moog Opus-3 - a pain in the a*s, and it didn't really work anyway. Someone on MW already tipped me off to your offerings - I'll keep that in mind :)
by commodorejohn
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ARP Omni 2 - slide pots?
Replies: 3
Views: 959

ARP Omni 2 - slide pots?

So I picked up an Omni, which I'm quite happy with, but unfortunately it's seriously in need of TLC - all the sliders are damn near completely seized up, and some of the cheapo plastic shafts are breaking on top of that. Additionally, some of the switches are unresponsive. I'm considering strategies...
by commodorejohn
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fantasia patch for DX11/TX81Z/V50
Replies: 0
Views: 804

Fantasia patch for DX11/TX81Z/V50

Just for kicks the other day, I got to trying to roll up a patch on my Yamaha V50 recreating the immortal "Fantasia" preset from the Roland D50. There's a handful of different mimicries out there in the assorted public-domain banks, but a lot of them sound terrible, and even the ones that sound nice...
by commodorejohn
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Should I buy a vintage analogue synth or a modern modelling synth?
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: Should I buy a vintage analogue synth or a modern modelling synth?

Yes, happily in this day and age there are a number of options for modern analogue, ranging from ultra-low-cost stuff like the Korg Volcas to fancy high-end DSI numbers. Depending on your price range, I'd second the recommendation for a Korg ARP Odyssey or an MS-20 Mini if you're good with monophoni...
by commodorejohn
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SNES style synth or VST?
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: SNES style synth or VST?

There isn't really too much to emulate with the SNES - the SPC chip is pretty much just an 8-voice sample player with a proprietary codec and a bare-bones reverb/delay effect. It's really the selection of samples that defines the "character" of an SNES soundtrack - and you can extract those from rea...
by commodorejohn
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: uh oh imm gasing!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: uh oh imm gasing!!!!

G-Force Minimonsta was my introduction to subtractive synthesis. I've pretty much dropped out of the VST world entirely at this point, but it's a damn solid piece of software. If that also has their Mellotron VST, double the recommendation.
by commodorejohn
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Muffwigglers opening a storefront
Replies: 10
Views: 5104

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Ah, thanks.
by commodorejohn
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Muffwigglers opening a storefront
Replies: 10
Views: 5104

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Seems to have been a long time since anybody mentioned the site over here, but does anyone know what's up with the MW forums? Since Saturday-ish, I just get an error page when I try to go there, and there's nothing on the rest of the site indicating what the deal might be.
by commodorejohn
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 152
Views: 167829

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Nabbed a Hofner violin bass, as I've been kicking myself ever since trading away my old one.
by commodorejohn
Thu May 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The 4-op Yamaha DX synths
Replies: 6
Views: 3061

Re: The 4-op Yamaha DX synths

Yes, the YM2612 has six channels, one of which can be switched out for a raw DAC for sample output. Mind you, the Genesis also has the equivalent of an SN76489 PSG included, so that's an additional three channels of square wave or LFSR pitched noise, which games could also use for music or sound eff...