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by JB
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland TR-525 ... what is the story?
Replies: 23
Views: 5331

Re: Roland TR-525 ... what is the story?

Syn303 wrote:
Note to PW:
Ultravox never used one, they used a TR-77, aheavily modified CR-78 and a Linn. Aphex Twin however
did use a TR-505 at one time.
Specifically a Linn 9000 (unless they used other Linn units before that)... as I used to own Warren Canns old one. :D
by JB
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the best synthesizer ever ..in your opinion ?
Replies: 62
Views: 6880

Re: What is the best synthesizer ever ..in your opinion ?

yes, but I wouldn't credit the laptop as being the synthesizer... the software is..... so are we talking Reaktor being the best?..... or Kyma if the laptop is connected to a Capybara/Pacarana? :) For me, it's the Kurzi K2600.... or does a sampler with synthesis functionality not count as a synthesiz...
by JB
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 1u synths
Replies: 22
Views: 4929

Re: 1u synths

Marion MS-1 (often referred to as a programmable Matrix 1000 but apparently let down by slow envelope gens).
by JB
Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??
Replies: 32
Views: 17109

Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

Yep, early/mid New Order is usually the reference for Voyetra 8 listening, check the Low Life album (and possibly Brotherhood but not 100% sure on that one). Apparently the V8 was their main synth during that period. I definitely recommend an EIII, I had one 7 or 8 years back, loved it (but sold it ...
by JB
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 1u synths
Replies: 22
Views: 4929

Re: 1u synths

1u of rack space to fill? Symbolic Sound PacaRana :)
by JB
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: PRICES : the most heated yet absent debate
Replies: 35
Views: 6579

Re: PRICES : the most heated yet absent debate

This is the best possible idea. While there are occasionally synths posted with ridiculous prices that some poor bastard falls for, in general, the most accurate demonstration of analog synths value currently is an average of sales on eBay. . I'm not so sure that it's "some poor bastard" / victim t...
by JB
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: PRICES : the most heated yet absent debate
Replies: 35
Views: 6579

Re: PRICES : the most heated yet absent debate

I've bought and sold several "classic" synths over the years (not as a dealer, just as a user/hobbyist) and have, on occasion, bought cheap and sold high.... not necessarily through exploitation of the market, but simply by following market values. I don't think I've ever sold anything for a horrifi...
by JB
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: So I'm Thinking of Selling my SQ-80
Replies: 10
Views: 1596

Re: So I'm Thinking of Selling my SQ-80

Given the choice of an SQ80 and MS2000R (have owned both) I'd personally choose the SQ80. The Korg is good for (dare I say) generic cheesy house/techno but I found that I tended to make a sound too full & busy to be of much use as part of a track (but I guess that's a fault of my programming rather ...
by JB
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Emu SP1200 pricing
Replies: 13
Views: 15292

Re: Emu SP1200 pricing

There are a few instruments who's reputation (i.e. list of users) automatically commands a high price rather than the instruments actual functionality-worth. The SP1200 being one of them. Not sure if these high prices are being paid by those that *know* the machines (and there are obviously plus poi...
by JB
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Oberheim Xpander: Potential Problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 5519

Re: Oberheim Xpander: Potential Problems?

I read in a review (probably 10+ years ago in SOS or Music Technology (UK)) that the final few Xpanders made were quickly thrown together and are best avoided.... of course serial numbers would be handy to identify these.... and there's every chance that these"dodgy" units would have gone south by n...
by JB
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Studio |Electronics SE1 Question....
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

Thank you all for your help. Much appreciated (and apologies for not posting in the Help section)

JB
by JB
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Studio |Electronics SE1 Question....
Replies: 4
Views: 2805

Studio |Electronics SE1 Question....

Can any SE1 users/owners tell me how to get to the VCO volume / Mixer parameter so that I can adjust each VCO volume independently? I just picked one up but it doesn't have a manual.... or any Mixer knobs unlike the MiniMoog that it's attempting to emulate :roll: Thanks in advance.... Oh, and I woul...
by JB
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Fairlight Revisisted
Replies: 10
Views: 2465

.... the Series III could only sample at 100kHz for mono samples,
Stereo sampling halved that rate to 50kHz.

I also read that the Series III doesn't have all of the synthesis functionality of the IIx.
by JB
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: MPC 1000/2000
Replies: 14
Views: 2712

This is the 3rd party O/S for the MPC1000.

http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~mpc1000/