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by AstroDan
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog and Buchla
Replies: 25
Views: 2824

Re: Moog and Buchla

I've always wondered about this, too. Like if there was some weasly intern going back and forth from coast to coast comparing notes with the two of them. But I guess the technology was a gradual development between a bunch of people over the years (like the RCA guys) and Don and Bob lucked out on so...
by AstroDan
Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Siel DK-80 has DCO->VCA->VCF?
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Siel DK-80 has DCO->VCA->VCF?

It may have a VCA before the filter, but I think it would need an amp at the end for output.

Maybe DCA > VCF > VCA ?
by AstroDan
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CHINESE SYNTHS?
Replies: 25
Views: 7046

Re: CHINESE SYNTHS?

Cobra eggs.

Awesome.

:lol:
by AstroDan
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A free CS 80. Seriously.
Replies: 7
Views: 1355

Re: A free CS 80. Seriously.

Yeah, that would be a stupendous deal if you were a top Yamaha tech from 1978 and currently have nothing in the world to do. I could see some kid with a soldering iron thinking "kickass! 10,000 free dollars!" while Googling the keywords "CS80", "Yamaha", and "HELP".
by AstroDan
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Octave Cat vs. Arp Odyssey
Replies: 12
Views: 9950

Re: Octave Cat vs. Arp Odyssey

I got your PM, Ruff. I put mine back together and it's okay now. It seems the less I fool around with it, the more it heals itself. I agree, from what I've heard of the Arp, they sound different and are in no way sonically identical. People hear 'lawsuit', check out the specs (which are slightly dif...
by AstroDan
Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: sequential circuits six trak: totally underrated.
Replies: 42
Views: 4576

Re: sequential circuits six trak: totally underrated.

Don't f**k with the 'klang, y'all. [-X
by AstroDan
Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Some ARP 2500 demonstrations
Replies: 13
Views: 4881

Re: Some ARP 2500 demonstrations

Awesome!

I keep putting off posting demos of my 2500. I also keep putting off not lying about having one.
by AstroDan
Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: vintage gear question..
Replies: 12
Views: 1862

Re: vintage gear question..

After reading Mark Vail's book 'Vintage Synthesizers', I've come to the conclusion that the last business I would ever get into would be developing and trying to sell a synth. The one term that the seemingly hundreds of companies most had in common was bankrupt.
by AstroDan
Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: This is so crazy (Jupiter 4 prices)
Replies: 98
Views: 10655

Re: This is so crazy (Jupiter 4 prices)

It's just human nature to place a value on certain items that are not currency (money). Think of gold; the best example of something that's not created or designated by a government or society but is universally accepted (generally - everything fluctuates) to retain it's value when purchased. Whethe...
by AstroDan
Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: LEAVE analogs POWERED on ... ???
Replies: 40
Views: 6406

So the answer is: always leave all your gear onf.
by AstroDan
Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: LEAVE analogs POWERED on ... ???
Replies: 40
Views: 6406

I pretty much agree with Solderman. Heat is the enemy, but most electronics perform best when warmed up before hand. Tubes, oscillators, even A/D converters and clocks like to adjust (I hear). I sometimes get home from work around 5:30, turn on the Cat, grab a bite and maybe d**k around and not play...
by AstroDan
Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths with a pedigree
Replies: 46
Views: 6278

According to the nice gentleman I bought my MPC-60 from. He said he recorded Tone-Loc's 1st record with it. He reminded me of "Jerry" so he could have easly said it was Eazy-E's. That would have to have been either John King or Mike Simpson - The Dust Brothers. I actually sold them an Electro Harmo...
by AstroDan
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Saw Rush last night... and a Little Phatty
Replies: 28
Views: 3586

Yeah, saw them for, I believe, the Counterparts tour and they are tight.
by AstroDan
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis A6 Programming
Replies: 27
Views: 4019

Hossinfeffa wrote: Here, I'll include an example: http://www.zshare.net/audio/150254914876847d/
Don't have an Andromeda, but that just sounds like the PWM depth is maxed out; the wave is getting squished into oblivion.
by AstroDan
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Novation Bass Station Questions.
Replies: 21
Views: 9168

I would recommend the Bass Station keyboard. With the rack, you'll need a controller keyboard, then you'll need a big nasty rat-fur covered rack to house the device, then a place to put the rack...next step is to lose interest because it's a pain in the a*s. :) The Bass Station Keyboard is MIDI - so...