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by calyx93
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The "Fake" PWM method
Replies: 26
Views: 13068

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: 2079

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: 2871

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: 6250

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: 5785

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: 479

Re: Stupid Korg Z1 question

No :)
by calyx93
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Moog
Replies: 222
Views: 21014

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: 21014

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: 1731

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: 4739

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: 4739

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: 2489

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: 12043

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....
by calyx93
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai SX-240 Release Functions Intermittently
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Kawai SX-240 Release Functions Intermittently

These have a battery leaking problem just like the Korg Polysix - you're experiencing damage from the acid. Mine did the same thing - envelope issues beginning, then came the atonal buzzing on one voice. Get that battery out NOW and try to clean/neutralize the area where it leaked with some baking s...