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by mini700
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 71
Views: 35931

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

1) The synth that made you want to play music: I was already playing music, but the sounds of the Minimoog on records was definitely an influence. 2) Your first synth: Minikorg 700. Got it for next to nothing in the late-eighties. Still have it. 3) The synth that has surprised you most: Probably the...
by mini700
Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many of you have organs in your set-up?
Replies: 23
Views: 2180

Re: How many of you have organs in your set-up?

I use either an Ace Tone TOP-8 or an original Korg CX-3 for live performance.
by mini700
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ace Tone TOP 1
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Ace Tone TOP 1

The TOP 1 won't sound at all if you don't connect it to an external amp.
If it can still be tuned, it's a nice combo organ.
by mini700
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?
Replies: 22
Views: 10205

Re: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?

As always, it depends on what music you intend to make and your budget. I own the Polysix myself and it's great for warm sounding string-sounds. And for pretty much any early-eighties-sound you could want :-) And if you buy vintage, remember that you are likely to experience trouble getting everythi...
by mini700
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sascha / KMFDM's Personal Roland SH-101 *Holy Grail*
Replies: 17
Views: 3268

Re: Sascha / KMFDM's Personal Roland SH-101 *Holy Grail*

I am a bit surprised to see this synthesizer in such a good condition. (Quote: Sascha Konietzko interviewed in Keyboard Magazine august 1995 by R. Doerschuk): "Most of the synth sounds come from older gear, which tends to wind up piled in what Konietzko calls "the junk corner" in his Chicago loft. "...
by mini700
Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that didn't impress you
Replies: 133
Views: 19006

Re: Synths that didn't impress you

Roland JD 800. Loved the looks, paid a lot of money for it, wasn't impressed with the sounds. I haven't used it much since. Korg Microkorg XL. Nice and portable, but apart from using the vocoder now and then, it's mostly in its box. So I've learnt my lesson. Bought a Korg MS 20 mini. I love it and u...
by mini700
Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage Synth adverts
Replies: 35
Views: 6949

Re: Vintage Synth adverts

Wow, never seen that ad before. The MiniKorg 700 was my first synth, and that's a martian-timpani-sound. :lol:
Gotta try that.
by mini700
Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: analog drum synths
Replies: 9
Views: 3998

Re: analog drum synths

And me too. I've got the Pearl Syncussion 1 kit with the two white pads. Back when I played drums, I had them with me at every gig. And all the drummers I know, who have tried them out, loved them :-) The Pearl Syncussion were used by Mike Oldfield and New Order and probably a lot of other artists.
by mini700
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?
Replies: 147
Views: 17905

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

"Would you buy a CS80 if re-realeased ?"

The answer is: No.

Not enough money, not enough space.

But I would love to hear what people could do with/on a new CS80.
by mini700
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: anyone else like wurly/rhodes/clavinet/organ here?
Replies: 40
Views: 5369

Re: anyone else like wurly/rhodes/clavinet/organ here?

My stage set-up for the past few years: A Hohner Pianet T and an original Korg CX-3.
I love the Rhodes, but I can't afford one, nor do I have space for it. But one day ... surely ...
by mini700
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Recordings that used the Korg VC10?
Replies: 13
Views: 2181

Re: Recordings that used the Korg VC10?

I think the VC 10 was used on german group DER PLAN's second LP "Normalette surprise".
by mini700
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tears For Fears "The Hurting": name those synths?
Replies: 11
Views: 4581

Re: Tears For Fears "The Hurting": name those synths?

I remember thinking that the organ on "Suffer the children" sounded a lot like a preset on my Polysix.
by mini700
Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How often do you use hardware live, if at all?
Replies: 62
Views: 6298

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

Hardware only for me. Never used a computer on stage ever. I'm not sure, I would know how to do it. ;)
by mini700
Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hertzinfarkt, anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Hertzinfarkt, anyone?

I'd never heard of this band before today (stumbled across them on YouTube), but they're pretty good. I'm not sure what to call it...German synthpop, maybe? Does anyone else listen to them? Here's a taste: http://youtu.be/HfGTjwcmS8o I once heard two songs on MySpace, which I quite liked, but apart...