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by sw_hunt
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can anyone identify this acid synth? Genaside 2
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Can anyone identify this acid synth? Genaside 2



Sounds Japanese to me...maybe an MS20, SH-0x or 303?

Thanks
by sw_hunt
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 77
Views: 50814

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

1) The synth that made you want to play music: Piano originally but the synth that first made me want a synth was Emerson's Moog Modular from Pictures at an exhibition 2) Your first synth: Arp Axxe. I modified it myself to 5 VCOs etc and it was a monster :) 3) The synth that has surprised you most: ...
by sw_hunt
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I want a Moog Modular filter!
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Re: I want a Moog Modular filter!

Great help thanks pflosi :) I don't use a proper modular format at the moment although my Voyager, Moogerfooger CP251 and CV expander modules and pair of Korg Arp modules (Kodules) are full of holes of mixed sizes! If I find a suitable filter module I'll need to buy appropriate case, psu etc. I'd pr...
by sw_hunt
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I want a Moog Modular filter!
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

I want a Moog Modular filter!

Anyone know a filter module I can get that would sound like the old MM filter? (Without spending 10k + on a real one because: 1. 10k+ and 2. I don't need all the other modules) I've got a Voyager and a couple of Karp modules with the Type II Moogalike filters but they are quite different to the Modu...
by sw_hunt
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey
Replies: 23
Views: 4629

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Looks like the module is the best value of the Karps. They go well in pairs :) By the way if anyone's thinking of hooking up a KArp with other synths by CV, be aware that the CV out doesn't mirror the CV in. Midi (and presumably usb) in get sent to CV out but whatever goes in CV in gets used intern...
by sw_hunt
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What do you mix hardware with?
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: What do you mix hardware with?

Almost all reverb plugins are true stereo these days. The later Yamaha SPX machines are true stereo. All the Sony and Dynacord boxes as well. It's not unusual!! And I take back what I said about Focusrite mixer earlier. The MOTU seems to be a lot better- built in real time effects! Are you mixing i...
by sw_hunt
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Original Arp Odyssey question
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: Original Arp Odyssey question

I've noticed another strange bit of behaviour with the Kodules. CV in doesn't come out of CV out. All that comes out of CV out is whatever came in via midi (and presumably USB). I tried playing Voyager -> Kodule 1 -> Kodule 2 with gate and CV linking them in series. No joy: the second Kodule doesn't...
by sw_hunt
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What do you mix hardware with?
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: What do you mix hardware with?

Cubase is telling me the Motu USB UltraLite is costing me 6ms round trip. Doesn't sound a lot? That's pretty good. But it will be at least double that if you're sending it back out to external effects, and in again, then out again. Enough to be annoying? I wouldn't know. True that. If I decide to u...
by sw_hunt
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What do you mix hardware with?
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: What do you mix hardware with?

Lots of really interesting advice. I'm glad I asked now - it seemed an easy question but has given me a lot to think about. Behringer do a patchbay for about £70 that looks ok.

Cubase is telling me the Motu USB UltraLite is costing me 6ms round trip. Doesn't sound a lot?
by sw_hunt
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What do you mix hardware with?
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: What do you mix hardware with?

I've never used Group Tracks but thanks to your explanation above I think I get it now. I'd assign a group to be a stereo pair so that one fader and set of eq, sends etc controls a pair of mono inputs. That increases the possibilities then if I see a mixer with insuffiecient stereo inputs but enough...
by sw_hunt
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What do you mix hardware with?
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: What do you mix hardware with?

Thanks both. Sorry, by 16 inputs mostly stereo, I meant 16 inputs, most of which are arranged in stereo PAIRS, ie something like a 16 input mixer having 7 stereo pair inputs and two mono inputs would be ok. (7x2) +(2x1) = 16 Point taken about using mono tracks for bass etc. Most of my synths (Kronos...
by sw_hunt
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What do you mix hardware with?
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: What do you mix hardware with?

ps when I say sliders; rotaries are ok.
no FX ok if everything else ticks the boxes
by sw_hunt
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What do you mix hardware with?
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

What do you mix hardware with?

With my next keyboard/module, I'll need a new mixer as I'm out of inputs. After a sucession of great Motu modules I fancy something with real sliders and hands-on send controls. Everything I've looked at seems perfect for recording a drum kit but not modern keyboards, ie there's 2 or 4 stereo ins an...
by sw_hunt
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New DIY project - TOS polysynth :-)
Replies: 42
Views: 10686

Re: New DIY project - TOS polysynth :-)

Glad it's still on the back burner :) Your talk of PolyMoogs has got me playing a simple 2 oscillator patch on my Kronos through the filter'/amp of my Voyager... I once played a PolyMoog Keyboard which I think had oscillator divider but just one voice filter/amp..??? Kronos/Voyager doesn't sound hal...
by sw_hunt
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New DIY project - TOS polysynth :-)
Replies: 42
Views: 10686

Re: New DIY project - TOS polysynth :-)

Hi this thread seems to have gone quiet since mid-2016 - how's it going? I'm very late to this party but very interested... ;-)