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by calyx93
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Best synth for an 80s gig?
Replies: 17
Views: 2410

Re: Best synth for an 80s gig?

Ditto on the DX7 and Juno/JX pairing - add a cheap Mirage rack + a handful of string, brass, orch-hits, vocal disks - you'd be totally set.
by calyx93
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Question about external controls for my Prodigy
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Question about external controls for my Prodigy

I'm assuming you've checked the rear of your Prodigy and have the "Mk2" version with the full compliment of CV interfacing? Just thought I'd bring that up before you bought something that might not be able to interface with it at all :)
by calyx93
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Arturia AE 61 or M-Audio Axiom Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Arturia AE 61 or M-Audio Axiom Pro

I think the most important thing would be whether or not you want a piano-style/semi-weighted keybed (M-Audio) or a more traditional synth key feel (Arturia). Even though I don't have one, this piqued my interest (I've wanted a controller for a while) and my vote goes for the Arturia. You also get a...
by calyx93
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Wavetable vs Transwave Synthesis
Replies: 39
Views: 11208

Re: Wavetable vs Transwave Synthesis

The difference between waldorf wavetable synthesis and the fizmo transwaves is that the waldorf takes the +side of the signal, duplicates it, and inverts it to make the negative side of the output AC wave. This is unnatural sounding as the + side of the phase isn't necessarily the same as the - sid...
by calyx93
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Filters and LFOs
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Filters and LFOs

Or, since you'll be modifying electronics anyway, why not make one?

Here's one of many out there.

http://www.birthofasynth.com/Thomas_Hen ... VCF-1.html
by calyx93
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Some questions about Roland Jv-1080
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: Some questions about Roland Jv-1080

(addressing first question) The 1080 is completely digital, through and through - unlike the analog MKS-80/50/30s etc. So probably not. The only things I would think that might change over the 1080's run might be small, unnoticeable things like small changes things like PSU components, LCD inverters...
by calyx93
Tue May 29, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Looking for an Oberheim tech
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Looking for an Oberheim tech

Don T wrote:Kevin Lightner:

http://www.synthfool.com
IIRC, his health isn't very good and I don't believe he's taking any new repairs right now.

http://www.synthfool.com/state.html
by calyx93
Mon May 21, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Pittsburgh Foundation video
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: New Pittsburgh Foundation video

The sound quality and build seem very good - I'm seriously looking at this now to possibly replace my Little Phatty TE.
by calyx93
Wed May 16, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Blade Runner on a JX-8P?
Replies: 17
Views: 1892

Re: Blade Runner on a JX-8P?

SKINNYPIG wrote:not sure if this is of any help: having never used a JX I've no idea as to weather or not you could set up a similar patch.
The Juno attempt is a nice try, but it can't really do it well due to the single oscillator. The brass patch requires two for that slow detuning.
by calyx93
Thu May 03, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: TG33 + SH-32 = $ CHING $
Replies: 18
Views: 1816

Re: TG33 + SH-32 = $ CHING $

Miles Powerhouse wrote:I can see why the TG-33 is going up; to me, it seems a better deal than the DX-7 (unless you just want to have it for the sake of saying "I OWN A DX-7!!!1!!").
Except that it's nothing like DX-7 - nowhere near close ;)
by calyx93
Thu May 03, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Blade Runner on a JX-8P?
Replies: 17
Views: 1892

Re: Blade Runner on a JX-8P?

You could get close - if it's the typical CS-80 brass patch. The CS-80's sound does have a unique sonic footprint due to its oscillators and filter while the JX is a good deal more "generic" due to the DCO and more polished filter. The real trick lies in a very subtle detuning between two sawtooth w...
by calyx93
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: largest monophonic that was mass produced
Replies: 33
Views: 2629

Re: largest monophonic that was mass produced

space6oy wrote:what is that? i don't know much about PPG aside from the two here on the site.
It's the PPG 1003 Sonic Carrier
by calyx93
Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: largest monophonic that was mass produced
Replies: 33
Views: 2629

Re: largest monophonic that was mass produced

Not sure how many were produced, but this is certainly an enormous monosynth :)

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by calyx93
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: LFO Expander
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: LFO Expander

A Moog CP-251 would do the same thing (albeit with a slower frequency) and even more for less money.
by calyx93
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: U-he DIVA hardware controller
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Re: U-he DIVA hardware controller

Wow - what a rat's nest of wires and foil inside - I'm assuming it was quickly assembled for Musikmesse.