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by autechre
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim DX and SC Drumtraks = virtually the same?
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

Oberheim DX and SC Drumtraks = virtually the same?

I personally own the Drumtraks and found the DX pretty cheap so it’s on its way to me. But now having listened to various demos and comparing with my Drumtraks, they sound pretty damn similar? How many of the EPROMS are actually the same? The snare sounds a little different but the others are very s...
by autechre
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommendations for my studio
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

Recommendations for my studio

I'm pretty new to synths and drum machines. I've only been interested for about a year but have collected a few. I have some money to spend and would like a new synth. I can spend up to about $1000. The music I make is sort of psychedelic pop similar to Tame Impala, but more electronic. My collectio...
by autechre
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 71
Views: 37977

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

1) The synth that made you want to play music: Roland Juno-60 is the most inspirational instrument I’ve ever found. 2) Your first synth: Roland JX3P. 3) The synth that has surprised you most: Oberheim Matrix-6. Such a magnificent beast that can do everything. 4) The synth that has disappointed you ...
by autechre
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How is Oberheim Matrix-6 still so cheap?
Replies: 19
Views: 9684

Re: How is Oberheim Matrix-6 still so cheap?

It sounds extremely fat to me. Comparing with other 2DCO synths such as JX3P (that sounds really cold and thin to me) and Korg Poly-61 it's like night and day. Poor Poly61, always getting picked on. I think it sounds excellent personally. I think many amazing synths get a bad rep on-line (although ...
by autechre
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How is Oberheim Matrix-6 still so cheap?
Replies: 19
Views: 9684

Re: How is Oberheim Matrix-6 still so cheap?

The problem with all of these synths is that they're DCO. You might need to re-evaluate your idea of "fat". That is primarily a characteristic of VCO synths, with the odd exception such as the Elka Synthex. Other DCO synths can only aspire to "serious fatness" that you hear on records. I don't get ...
by autechre
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How is Oberheim Matrix-6 still so cheap?
Replies: 19
Views: 9684

Re: How is Oberheim Matrix-6 still so cheap?

I think the Matrix-6 is something where a lot of people don't much care for its sonic character, but a few are completely in love with. When I owned mine, I was impressed by the modulation options, but I never really gelled with its sound; no matter how I tried, I never really got anything out of i...
by autechre
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How is Oberheim Matrix-6 still so cheap?
Replies: 19
Views: 9684

How is Oberheim Matrix-6 still so cheap?

I bought the Oberheim Matrix-6 recently and was honestly shocked by the sound. Having owned several analog polysynth, this is definitely the best one i ever played. The pads are godly, the bass is massive (when you program it right), the strings are string-machine-like with that organic analog vibe,...
by autechre
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: First Synth, something without keys for psych-rock?
Replies: 1
Views: 1326

Re: First Synth, something without keys for psych-rock?

What about the Roland JU-06? Sounds almost like a real Juno-106 (the one Tame Impala uses) and is keyless and cheap!
by autechre
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland 909 Day
Replies: 138
Views: 17750

Re: Roland 909 Day

I hope they do it better than the TR-8 this time. Honestly, when I got my real TR-606 and TR-808 and compared them to the TR-8, the difference was huge. The TR-8 sounds really thin and lame compared to the real things. You can't really tell this if you don't compare them IRL. And all this c**p about...