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by lava
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts on the GAIA?
Replies: 26
Views: 2135

Re: Your thoughts on the GAIA?

Just to set the record straight - the Oscillator on the GAIA ARE Virtual Analogue. I accept the supersaw may indeed be a PCM sample (and the GAIA does have a GM PCM sample set onboard as it can act totally separately as a GM module - but - Roland strictly separate that function and indeed are at pa...
by lava
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: List of DIY Synths, please continue list.
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: List of DIY Synths, please continue list.

Paia Fatman
by lava
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?
Replies: 73
Views: 9260

Re: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?

Most new analog synths have more features than vintage analogs. More oscs, sub oscs, more filter modes, more flexible modulation sources and destinations, more arp modes, onboard sequencers, audio inputs, work as midi controllers, etc. Not always true depending on what you're comparing, but generall...
by lava
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths with both keys and step sequencers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2681

Re: Synths with both keys and step sequencers?

Thanks for all the replies.

WOW, did not know about that ModyPoly upgrade for the Mono/Poly. I sold my mint Mono/poly in 2006. Smacking my forehead now! The sounds I could be making now with that upgrade...
by lava
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths with both keys and step sequencers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2681

Synths with both keys and step sequencers?

I've come to the realization that I need step sequencers in my creative process, but would also like to get something that has keys too. Can you think of any synths with both? Preferably heavily-knobbed non-workstation type synths with analog or analog-modeled oscs. - Korg Radias - DSI Evolver/Poly ...
by lava
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SH-201 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: SH-201 Question

Update: I have spoken with Roland support and they stated that the SH-201 oscillators are generated via analog-modeling, like the JP-8000 and V-Synth. If you compare the JP-8000, V-synth, and SH-201 pages on Roland's site, all three of them use the term "analog modeling". In contrast, if you look at...
by lava
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SH-201 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: SH-201 Question

Are you sure the SH-201's oscs are sample-based? I researched that prior to buying and did not find anything indicating that. I did see that the SH-32 and SH-01 were sample based, and that they shared the limitation where the filter is disabled when oscillator sync is enabled. The SH-201 was tempora...
by lava
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SH-201 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: SH-201 Question

I already tried setting everything to ext in, no dice. I even thought maybe turning on a little overdrive would provide a low-level noise source for the filter to resonate (that's what you have to do to get the Korg Radias to self-oscillate), but that didn't work either. I had heard that the JP-8000...
by lava
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SH-201 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

SH-201 Question

Just picked up a Roland SH-201 on eBay. I haven't owned a hardware synth in about ten years since I sold my Mono/poly (doh!). Decided it was time I had something to noodle around on in the evenings and that I could use to teach my young kids synthesis without being too worried about the thing gettin...