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by dr.blitzen
Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?
Replies: 147
Views: 26497

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

Would I buy a CS80 - yes I def would I think it's a fantastic synth. Of course it's not going to happen - too costly but what I really would liked to have seen is a dedicated controller replicated (no pun intended ;) )like the CS80. This can ustilise the full playing style of the original for the CS...
by dr.blitzen
Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS-80 cs80 how much do they go for today?
Replies: 76
Views: 18529

Re: Yamaha CS-80 cs80 how much do they go for today?

Congratulations; I believe you win the award for resurrecting the most elderly thread ever. March 2008 -> June 2014 :clap: Cheers! :D I think even $16000 isn't much for a classic synth these days when you consider the prices of a cars and even classic arcade machines. Even the enthusiasts restore &...
by dr.blitzen
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS-80 cs80 how much do they go for today?
Replies: 76
Views: 18529

Re: Yamaha CS-80 cs80 how much do they go for today?

I think before the Internet gave us all this info. If you were knowledgeable about synth's you could pick them up quite cheaply from all sorts of places due to sellers not really knowing what they had including the CS80's and 303's. Of course now we know how much people are willing to spend for thes...
by dr.blitzen
Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dust on synths: how do you deal with it ?
Replies: 21
Views: 10253

Re: Dust on synths: how do you deal with it ?

For the last 20 years I've been covering my synths with cloth and it seems to do the trick. The only synth that's giving me problems is my Jp8080. Dust in the pots is causing ghosting of data I think..anyone else having this problem? I've used contact cleaner from the local electrical store which ha...
by dr.blitzen
Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying Yamaha Tx802
Replies: 11
Views: 9496

Re: Buying Yamaha Tx802

ninja6485 wrote:Don't forget organ sounds! This person was looking to buy 7 years ago. I wonder if they ended up getting the 802?
Organ sounds -good call.

7 years ago how time flies and It makes me realize that I've owned mine for 6 now and still use DX manager 1.1.
by dr.blitzen
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying Yamaha Tx802
Replies: 11
Views: 9496

Re: Buying Yamaha Tx802

I own a TX802 and it's worth getting these days for those classic sounds. You may have to replace the battery though. As for those classic sounds that's just it these days - the DX line of synths will always be that - an 80's style sound due to the sheer amount of usage they've had on recordings ove...
by dr.blitzen
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synths as investment
Replies: 35
Views: 7447

Re: synths as investment

I remember in the 80's and early 90's when old synths were affordable second hand. A 303 for 50 quid for example - Then the rise of dance music put synths on the music map and Ebay allowed people access to these classics that only drove up the prices. If you own a vintage synth like a CS80, Mini Moo...
by dr.blitzen
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 4 Op DX synths Vs 8 Op DX Synths
Replies: 25
Views: 4680

Re: 4 Op DX synths Vs 8 Op DX Synths

I got a TQ 5 that I tend to use more than my TX802. Mainly due to programming the damn thing (TX802). For the TQ 5 I use Pfarm for my 4Op synth which basically mixes patches together to create interesting and sometimes not so interesting patches - dead easy. As for sound quality you can't beat the s...
by dr.blitzen
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that didn't impress you
Replies: 133
Views: 25451

Re: Synths that didn't impress you

Roland MC 303 Groovebox. Midi implimentation was just plain weird and once you'd written your tune there was nowhere to save it to once the memory got filled up. Good drums though. Roland TB 3 - was thinking of getting this then discovered it had no tune dial?? WTF - what happens if I wanna jam alon...
by dr.blitzen
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vangelis new documentary Journey to Ithaka
Replies: 18
Views: 5458

Re: Vangelis new documentary Journey to Ithaka

I enjoyed the documentary as he rarely gives interviews. Would have liked it to have covered his earlier work in more detail but maybe that wasn't the aim of the feature. I like the approach Vangelis composes and I would have to agree with him that making music with synths can be a big castration. W...
by dr.blitzen
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Antarctica Vangelis - A Fan remix.
Replies: 0
Views: 722

Antarctica Vangelis - A Fan remix.



Hi synth fans,

I enjoy remixing old C64 tunes, hence the name dr.blitzen but sometimes I like to remix other tunes too. Here is my remix of the Theme to Antarctica by Vangelis.

Instruments used in this are; Korg Symphony, CS80v and a Microkorg. Enjoy...
by dr.blitzen
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why do you use the Synthesizer you use most?
Replies: 60
Views: 10185

Re: Why do you use the Synthesizer you use most?

My CS80v. Granted it's not like the real thing but using a good controller it's got real expression making it a players synth! :D


Hardware synth I've used the most would be my Yamaha TQ5. It's not the best sounding synth I own but I always find a use for this.
by dr.blitzen
Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg P3 and Symphony
Replies: 2
Views: 2751

Re: Korg P3 and Symphony

I got a Korg Symphony from ebay a few years back. It is a good little module to own for the price. The sounds are nothing special by today's standards but I got it mainly for the chorus patch which was made famous by Vangelis for his work on El Greco & 1492 albums. Bizarrely it doesn't have pitchben...