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by miket156
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Radias price drop to $699
Replies: 24
Views: 4007

Re: Korg Radias price drop to $699

I don't mean to offend anyone, but the MICRO Korg is the toy, not the MS2000. Sorry about that. I don't get a rise out of the small keys.


Mike T.
by miket156
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I guess I’m just not a big fan of DCO’s
Replies: 129
Views: 13202

Re: I guess I’m just not a big fan of DCO’s

by otto: Prophet ’08 – really great flexibility , lots of knobs and the great DSI sequencer, more usefully stacked as a 4 voice for decent thickness, I don’t know if I’m come across a more bland analog filter… perhaps on the Waldorf Pulse. If this were a $500 there is no doubt I would still own it ...
by miket156
Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: pain in the a*s synths (frustration)
Replies: 42
Views: 6298

Re: pain in the a*s synths (frustration)

For me, the Yamaha Motif ES8, what a pain to learn how to use. It will be 6 years old come August so I can say that I can do what i need to do on this synth and it sounds great. But the user interface was all it own. Forget subtractive synth knowledge, it won't help much on an ES8. I was one of the ...
by miket156
Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Radias price drop to $699
Replies: 24
Views: 4007

Re: Korg Radias price drop to $699

It sounds like its CLOSE OUT time for the Radias, goodbye. Just a blown out MS2000? I don't know, the Radias is 4 part the MS2000 was not, as previously posted. The MS2000 always struck me as a toy synth, not to be taken seriously. The Radias seems capable enough if you need a VA and don't want to p...
by miket156
Thu May 27, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: My dilemma: Should I get a Mopho or save for a P08 or...?
Replies: 25
Views: 2753

Re: My dilemma: Should I get a Mopho or save for a P08 or...

Original Prophet users seemed dissapointed it doesn't sound exactly like a Prophet I don't think that is entirely true. I own a Prophet 5, bought it brand new in 1980. It still works and sounds great. I think many of us Prophet 5 owners were hoping for a new Prophet that had the character of the or...
by miket156
Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Little Phatty Stage II
Replies: 19
Views: 3385

Quote by Johnny Lenin: "I've been looking at the LP for a year now. Every time I pass a msic store, I go in to see if there's one I can play with. But it's an expensive beast, so I found ways to justify not going into debt over one." The above statement demonstrates just how spoiled today's synth pl...
by miket156
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog Bass Synth
Replies: 19
Views: 2682

You forgot one really good choice, the Moog Source. Yeah, the touch front panel gets a bad rap, but in terms of the Moog sound, you won't get a better sounding Moog bass and lead synth for the price. Typically going for about $750 or so in good condition. Its a lot less expensive than a Moog LP and ...
by miket156
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 2500$ for Odyssey, 1100$ for Axxe
Replies: 93
Views: 10019

Quote by Automatic Gainsay: "My Mini is of the same vintage of yours, as long as it wasn't an RA Moog or Musonics Moog that you bought. I have the old oscillator boards and while my 2nd oscillator drifts a bit, it doesn't drift enough to really be a problem. Oscillators 1 and 3 may even be in tune a...
by miket156
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 2500$ for Odyssey, 1100$ for Axxe
Replies: 93
Views: 10019

Quote by OriginalJambo: "It also depends on what model of Oddy we are talking about here - the earlier revisions are more reliable than the black and orange ones." So, where do you get your information from? I own an Odyssey Model III (the orange and black one) since I bought it new in the early 198...
by miket156
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage vs. New
Replies: 118
Views: 13304

The Moog Source has more capabilities than the LP. Others have mentioned some things, but the Source has ARPS and a Sequencer, digital sample and hold and S&H filter. Great for SPACE sounds. I have the original Source, but there are Midi kits if you want more than 16 program locations. I decided not...
by miket156
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I bought a DR880
Replies: 2
Views: 605

What about a backup device. I noticed in the spec's that it has a USB port, but I don't know if its a A or B. Can you backup your sequences to a USB drive with it? I don't think the original design allowed any kind of backup.

Mike T.
by miket156
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth for weird noises and sound effects?
Replies: 60
Views: 7642

Quote by drummy: "Thanks. Unfortunately, I do not like the Micron. The sounds that came out of it did not impress me. My own opinion." I've heard this before. The only thing I can say is, don't let the Presets be the determining factor about any synth. I have an ION, which has the same engine as the...
by miket156
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: First "true" analogue synth?
Replies: 38
Views: 3974

Quote by Jugel: "also ... if you want to avoid repairs ... you might want to avoid Sequential ... they scare me." Jugel, how many SCI synths have you owned? What scares you about Sequential? Early Prophet 5's had some problems, but remember, the Prophet 5 was the first microprocessor controlled synt...
by miket156
Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Radias for classic rock?
Replies: 30
Views: 4143

Yep, for vintage analog synth sounds, the ION. I've owned one for three years, no problems with it. I use it to gig while my vintage synths are safely at home. I will tell you that you will need more than one board for the sounds you want. Organ and piano, as well as Rhodes is a job for the Nord Ele...
by miket156
Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 160176

Quote by Digital Screams: "To my ears the Prophet '08 sounds noticeably wetter than the Prophet 5 rev 3 ever did. it also sounds smoother and more musical + it doesnt sound dated." As an owner of a Prophet 5 since 1981, I take exception to the above sentence. TO MY EARS, the Prophet 08 is "raspier" ...