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by meatballfulton
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do old synths sound more futuristic than new ones?
Replies: 69
Views: 6955

What the heck is futuristic anyway? When I was a kid we were told we'd all have nuclear reactors in our homes, personal helicopters and jet packs so we wouldn't need cars anymore, vacations on the moon and robotic servants. They forgot to predict water and air pollution, global warming, terrorism, W...
by meatballfulton
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why doesn't hohner make a new clavinet?
Replies: 65
Views: 11789

You need an infinite number of samples to capture every possible nuance of an instrument. True. On the other hand, you're assuming that the human ear is capable of distinguishing infinite nuances, which I'm fairly sure it's not. And you're assuming that the sound of the Clavinet will be reproduced ...
by meatballfulton
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why doesn't hohner make a new clavinet?
Replies: 65
Views: 11789

A sampled anything aint the same as the real thing, what else is new? Why? I mean, assuming you can sample something to perfect fidelity [or as perfect as the human ear can hear], what difference would it make? You need an infinite number of samples to capture every possible nuance of an instrument.
by meatballfulton
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: rackmount synthesizer
Replies: 16
Views: 2010

Re: rackmount synthesizer

t260g wrote:should i even get a hardware synth if i can use software? i like hardware stuff, but software is easier for my setup and it doesn't cost as much
Absynth 4, $199. Check out the demo version. I would get this if you're already running mostly software.
by meatballfulton
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much of your collection works 100%?
Replies: 80
Views: 8397

Re: How much of your collection works 100%?

I no longer own any vintage gear but I never owned any that didn't work 100%. I certainly wouldn't buy one that didn't.
by meatballfulton
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Intorducing myself and have a question Synth/Sampler
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

There's another R3/MicroKorg thread you should read: http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=33311 The MicroX is a Triton minus the sequencer and sampler stuffed into a tiny box. The keyboard is too short for some people to play (but you could play it from your V50 via MIDI). A good choic...
by meatballfulton
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: anyone see Roland's new SP-555?...
Replies: 55
Views: 7730

space6oy wrote:s**t...i was looking at the UK future music's website.

but...the US one doesn't put all of their articles online anyway.
The US mag has been defunct for over a year now :?
by meatballfulton
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why doesn't hohner make a new clavinet?
Replies: 65
Views: 11789

Bill Wolfer wrote:For what it's worth, the sampled clav in Propellerheards' Electromechanical free refill for Reason is the best sampled clav I heard yet. Still ain't a clav.
A sampled anything aint the same as the real thing, what else is new?
by meatballfulton
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: modern roland 106 style synth please!
Replies: 37
Views: 4027

Like .. how much would it be to make something like a CS-01 w/midi. If you want to get really apeshit add some patch memory. Is that too much to ask? http://mfberlin.de/Produkte/Musikelektronik/SyLITE_II/liteIIb.jpg http://www.analoguehaven.com/vermona/perfourmer/perfourmerbig.jpg $1200 but there's...
by meatballfulton
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dark/Moody Synth for Ambient/Electronic music
Replies: 14
Views: 3300

I'll be odd man out and suggest a Korg Radias . Ignore the factory presets which are bright and trancey. Radias lets you use up to four layers in a single sound. Each layer has THREE sequencers for modulation, two tempo syncable LFOs, six mod matrix slots, three EGs and dual tempo syncable FX proces...
by meatballfulton
Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: modern roland 106 style synth please!
Replies: 37
Views: 4027

Re: modern roland 106 style synth please!

Factory all stars wrote:How much could someone like Dave Smith knock one out for ,and would you buy one?I know i would .Come on Dave
Ask all the folks who begged for a new Prophet if they've bought a P8 yet :?
by meatballfulton
Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why doesn't hohner make a new clavinet?
Replies: 65
Views: 11789

This thread is so funny. Most of what people here think of as "electronic music" I would call EDM. EDM is incredibly retro...disco beats, retro analog sounds emulated by digital gear, etc. Just look at all the threads asking about reissuing vintage gear...I mean, how can you get more retro than that...
by meatballfulton
Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Recommendations from those in the know...
Replies: 9
Views: 1108

Polyphonic + analog + rack + knobs + new: The only thing on the market today is the Studio Electronics Omega http://www.novamusik.com/images/screen_shots/codefront.jpg The Code is a custom version of the Omega sold through Nova Musik . $4500 for an 8 voice Omega, $5500 for an 8 voice Code. You can a...
by meatballfulton
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Can anyone ID this Korg?
Replies: 6
Views: 803

I would assume your local guitar center might have them in stock... The LE was replaced by the TR61 ($1000 new) 2 years ago. The most important change is the TR61 uses SD cards for storage rather than the now obsolete (i.e. $$$$$ if you can find them) SmartMedia cards used by the LE. http://img3.mu...
by meatballfulton
Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: R3 or Microkorg
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Is the microkorg still in production? Yes, Korg is still making it. It's cheap, it still sells well. Advantages of R3 over MicroKorg: 1. Bitimbral via MIDI 2. Improved vocoder w/formant recording 3. 8 voice poly 4. Full size keys 5. Mod sequencer 6. Two filters 7. Improved FX 8. Sustain pedal jack ...