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by mootbooxle
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you bought more than one of?
Replies: 50
Views: 14114

Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Holy moly, that is an impressive list, natrixgli. I've had a lot of electric pianos...Had 15 Wurlitzer 206's at one time, plus a 207 (I bought a high school's piano lab many years ago). Only ended up keeping one of them, and a friend who helped me flip them kept another...Kinda wish I'd done that wh...
by mootbooxle
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Modding the New ARP Odyssey
Replies: 6
Views: 11504

Modding the New ARP Odyssey

I absolutely love my new (Korg) ARP Odyssey. If I'm honest though, there are a few features which I wish it had readily available that would make what is an incredibly versatile synth even more useful. Has anyone attempted to mod this new unit yet? Does the surface-mount component design make that m...
by mootbooxle
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg to release ARP Odyssey
Replies: 766
Views: 144658

Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Hi all! So I've spent a bit over a week with my new Korg ARP Odyssey...and I'm loving it!! I'm a "real" keyboard player, been playing for 27+ years, and I'll have to say that after about an hour of playing, I was not only used to the "slim" keybed, I was in love with it! I really like the feel of it...
by mootbooxle
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Fairlight Page R Contest!
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Fairlight Page R Contest!

Hey VSE, I belong to a website called BattleOfTheBits.org. It was initially built around chiptune and sample-based tracker music about 9 years ago, but has expanded gradually to include a little of everything. We host "battles" constantly, with at least one "major battle" happening at all times. The...
by mootbooxle
Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Advice on a new synth???
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Re: Advice on a new synth???

As a guy who has regularly played live with one since it was released, the Nord Lead 2X (not the original; the re-issue with 24-bit DAC and more polyphony/memory) will do pretty much everything you're looking for, and it's so well suited for live use. And it's super lightweight whilst still being ve...
by mootbooxle
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How often do you use hardware live, if at all?
Replies: 62
Views: 12298

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

Very interesting to see how other guys operate! I play keys and sing in a trio (and sometimes a duo) and part of our 'thing' is that we don't use any tracks or such trickery. I'm not on my high horse about it, as I do occasionally play solo gigs with backing tracks (but even then, it's live in the s...
by mootbooxle
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: anyone else like wurly/rhodes/clavinet/organ here?
Replies: 40
Views: 9334

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

Glad to see someone else with a Wurlitzer 206 (yorgatron)! Once I had a whole lab (207 + 14 206's)! Sold them all to a guy who chopped them and modded them to more or less turn them into 200A's. I won't mention any names lest someone know who it is, heh. Anyway I got one of the modded 206's as part ...
by mootbooxle
Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland SH-3
Replies: 76
Views: 44280

Re: Roland SH-3

So nice to hear all this talk about my beloved Roland SH-3. I promise I'll get the serial from it asap...It's a bit of a hassle now, as I've temporarily stored it on a high shelf in my studio to make some room (toooooo much gear....but never enough gear...you know the sickness!). The SH-3 was defini...
by mootbooxle
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 6567

Re: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?

Man, I appreciate the info. I feel confident enough to do the replacement now, just need to make sure I get the right battery.
It actually came with the original manual and the E! manual, which I haven't cracked yet. Thanks for the download link though :)

Peace!
by mootbooxle
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 6567

Re: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?

A DX7 and a freaking harpsichord? Oh, awesome . The battery change is a fairly basic soldering job, but if you've never done one before, some advice: get a proper desoldering iron (one with the rubber bulb connected to a pipe running down into the heating element/tip.) They're about $17 at Radio Sh...
by mootbooxle
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 6567

Re: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?

Thanks again guys for the input. This is a crazy turn of events... So, I was leaning more toward the SQ-80 just because it was something new and different for me, but rezisehtnyS had me pretty much convinced to find a SY77...Which I may end up eventually getting, I dunno. So I was looking on the loc...
by mootbooxle
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 6567

Re: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?

Thank you guys for the insight. It's helpful! @sensory: I'm not daunted at all by the DX7-II workflow...That was the synth I started with when I was 12. Anything less brain-straining than FM is a cakewalk! @rezisehtnyS: Thank you for suggesting the SY! I have spent maybe an hour with one, and that w...
by mootbooxle
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 6567

DX7-II, SQ-80, or Nord Lead 3?

Looking to add another piece to my studio. I've been on a big 80s kick lately, setting up a second studio built around strictly hardware and tape, mostly vintage and/or analog gear. Of all the synths I currently have, none have aftertouch, and I'm really starting to miss it. Not wanting to spend a f...
by mootbooxle
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: James Newton Howard and Friends Yamaha DX cd
Replies: 4
Views: 1690

Re: James Newton Howard and Friends Yamaha DX cd

Love that album! I had the cassette as a kid and wore it out. My uncle got it with his Ford (remember stereo demo tapes?). My first real synth was a DX7-IIFD when I was 11 or 12 so that may explain why i liked that record so much. Also the fact that I'd just started playing drums and someone gave me...