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by calyx93
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fade To Grey synths
Replies: 24
Views: 11490

Re: Fade To Grey synths

mdannyg wrote:wow, am I the only one who didn't know they released a new album this past May?
and it's quite a solid return to their original sound - very good IMO.
by calyx93
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cleaning contacts on a Prophet600
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Cleaning contacts on a Prophet600

This is SO much easier than dealing with a Pratt-Read assembly - just thank your lucky stars it isn't a Prophet-5. Just follow the instructions - it's really quite easy. Just go slow, be organized and be gentle with the rubber strips and keeping the contact board level/straight. Don't force anything...
by calyx93
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The "Fake" PWM method
Replies: 26
Views: 15247

Re: The "Fake" PWM method

My favorite trick for the SQ-80 (and ESQ-1/m) - and thanks to the 3 oscillator architecture, there's still another oscillator remaining to use for sub or detuning.
by calyx93
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: s**t Luck With Vintage Gear
Replies: 24
Views: 3078

Re: s**t Luck With Vintage Gear

You have never owned a PPG -- or a CS80, for that matter. Stephen Comes with the territory - I really don't like thinking about the amount of money I've spent on repairs for two 2.2s over the years. However, the sound certainly makes it worthwhile. Seems like every vintage "deal" I find these days ...
by calyx93
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Replies: 7
Views: 3490

Re: Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome

Lots of PPG system on that album.
by calyx93
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Aurora AR57: New Analog from the UK
Replies: 48
Views: 7976

Re: Aurora AR57: New Analog from the UK

Looks like it only has a single envelope generator. At this price, it's a bad omission IMO. Not interested.
by calyx93
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia Minibrute and ARP CV/Gate
Replies: 11
Views: 6401

Re: Arturia Minibrute and ARP CV/Gate

I had a similar problem when using the Moog FreqBox as a second oscillator expander. It wouldn't play in tune when cv-ed to the Minibrute and it was pitched higher by an octave even at the lowest frequency setting on the FB vco. Luckily I also have a Moog CP-251 which features a cv mixer with offset...
by calyx93
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Stupid Korg Z1 question
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Stupid Korg Z1 question

No :)
by calyx93
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Moog
Replies: 222
Views: 29120

Re: New Moog

Stab Frenzy wrote:Try turning the filter cutoff knob slightly clockwise, that should solve your issue. :thumbright:
Har, har - but seriously, the LP has the most muffled upper frequencies of any synth I've owned. Zero sizzle.
by calyx93
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Moog
Replies: 222
Views: 29120

Re: New Moog

People bought/buy Moogs for the sound of the oscillators, especially the ones with continuously variable waveforms, and most especially the filter (sorry for restating the obvious). Yes, that's true. But unfortunately, their oscillators are nothing like the ones available on their earlier synths. I...
by calyx93
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog minitaur ... Stuck note issues ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

Re: Moog minitaur ... Stuck note issues ?

seams, knobbs, togeather.

fun alternative spellings
by calyx93
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Stylophone S2 - new analog version
Replies: 28
Views: 6020

Re: Stylophone S2 - new analog version

Those clips are sure to turn any potential buyers off - you think Dubreq would have at least used someone (not their marketing director) with some talent and enthusiasm, better camera, better sound, etc. You think they'd try harder considering the thing costs £299. You would at least have thought th...
by calyx93
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Stylophone S2 - new analog version
Replies: 28
Views: 6020

Stylophone S2 - new analog version

Just came across this on YouTube - rather interesting looking. Has selectable waveforms, sub oscillator, analog filter, etc. - metal case and doesn't require stylus anymore.

http://www.youtube.com/user/dubreq/videos
by calyx93
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: larry heards jupiter 6
Replies: 17
Views: 3785

Re: larry heards jupiter 6

I think what makes the JP6 better at this particular line, rather than the JU6/60, would be that the Jupiter allows for a true solo/monophonic mode - this doesn't smear the release times - allows for a cleaner sequence.
by calyx93
Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: ESQ-1 vs K3 vs DW-8000
Replies: 25
Views: 13671

Re: ESQ-1 vs K3 vs DW-8000

I'd say out of the 3. The Kawai K3 has the best tone.. but most limited. I agree - it has the most useful variety of waves IMO - a couple are from the PPG wavetables. The SSM-2044 filters make it even more delicious. Limited in programmability, yes - but it's warmer and smoother than the other two....