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by elmacaco
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP 2600 and Minimoog: A match made in Heaven
Replies: 33
Views: 2171

Re: ARP 2600 and Minimoog: A match made in Heaven

The OB-MX and Andromeda are modeled after the Minimoog and Oberhiem SEM pairing, which was the original purpose of the SEM IIRC. It gave you another synth to use from the mini keyboard. Not sure if that was superceded by the oddy as a paring, but the fact that the MX and A6 have multimode filters an...
by elmacaco
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 5 - DOWNGRADE - Impossible????
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: Prophet 5 - DOWNGRADE - Impossible????

God this is really taking things too far. Rev 2's are not that much better sonically than Rev 3's, if you like the prophet 5 the revision won;t make that much difference. This is where synth nerd bragging rights can do real harm when people want to put a knife to a rev 3 like it sounds like s**t or ...
by elmacaco
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why Aren't More Classic Synths Produced Today?
Replies: 47
Views: 15449

Re: Why Aren't More Classic Synths Produced Today?

It's like vintage microphones in a way. back then the onyl way to build synths was to do it with analog. Since it was the latest technology, all that was available was expensive, the short cuts and rounded corners weren't as developed yet, (well, unless you consider silicon transistors a rounded cor...
by elmacaco
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?
Replies: 9
Views: 1413

Re: Has anyone tried tilting back the USS-Apache type stands?

I had a similar problem when I have an A frame (keyman) and what I did was put the posts that carry the synths on the back angle of the A frame instead of the front. Then I could stagger the depths of the synths with the holder pieces because they were depth adjustable, as well as angle adjustable, ...
by elmacaco
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jupiter 8 - cross modulation effect
Replies: 11
Views: 4119

Re: Jupiter 8 - cross modulation effect

I found it pretty useless on my Jupiter 6. Good for some synth effects and such with osc sync, but I would have much rather had filter FM personally.
by elmacaco
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Acidlab Miami
Replies: 100
Views: 6711

Re: Acidlab Miami

Somehow before the concept was fully formed, Roland made these amazing machines that got so much right without any real model to follow, and made sounds that are excellent and stand the test of time, surviving many times over the predictions of their demise for being cliche, overused or too expensiv...
by elmacaco
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I just bought a NL2x. I'm sooooo disappointed...
Replies: 99
Views: 8026

Re: I just bought a NL2x. I'm sooooo disappointed...

One thing I do hate on synths is when you have to select the modulation desitation at the source. LFO to X or Y, rather than having a mod amount pot at the destination. I dislike the voyager and lil fatty for this reason, and the nord I just never got on with, so Jexus, I completely understand your ...
by elmacaco
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Oberheim Xpander: Potential Problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 4506

Re: Oberheim Xpander: Potential Problems?

The American versions supposedly sound better than the Japanese ones, alot better.

The PSU is a switching supply, and very custom, I wouldn't mess with the caps unless necessary, but if someone has the skills and knowledge of Switching PSUs then it should be OK.
by elmacaco
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Acidlab Miami
Replies: 100
Views: 6711

Re: Acidlab Miami

This looks really great. Like a 808 with a 909 sequencer. Some of the sounds are not spot on 808 to my ears, the cowbell is identical, but the clap, snare, rim/clave are off. the MB808 sounds closer to my ears. It would be great if he added extended sound editing controls too, that would make a big ...
by elmacaco
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the ultimate drum machine of the '80's?
Replies: 79
Views: 6431

Re: What was the ultimate drum machine of the '80's?

Incidentally, looping drum breaks in hip hop happened in the 70's. They just did it manually with two turntables and a mixer. When samplers came along they used them to extend this technique. Marley Marl made the innovation of sampling an individual drum hit from a break when he was sampling somethi...
by elmacaco
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Andromedas are here
Replies: 53
Views: 4614

Re: New Andromedas are here

Alesis has been inundated with requests for an Andromeda Rack, or mono, or cut down version. All of which they scrapped. it would be good if they did continue analog design, but the Ion and micron seem to show their direction, and een those were blown out IIRC. It seems smart though, in order to rec...
by elmacaco
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many Andromedas have been produced thus far?
Replies: 34
Views: 1807

Re: How many Andromedas have been produced thus far?

I don't think Alesis would tool up to produce only 500 Andromedas in the first year. I would think 2000 in the first year is not unreasonable. there have been lots of gaps in production etc. But seriously, we can't speculate and get anywhere, the people that were there may not be able to give us exa...
by elmacaco
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many Andromedas have been produced thus far?
Replies: 34
Views: 1807

Re: How many Andromedas have been produced thus far?

I spoke to a Numark rep some 2 years ago and he said Alesis was making about 2-3 Andromedas per month and that was keeping up well with the demand for them. I imagine they kept this up for a while. 3000-4000 wouldn't surprise me, they have been around since 2001.
by elmacaco
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Transwave synthesis
Replies: 20
Views: 4602

Re: Transwave synthesis

it's fun on the ASR-10, but it only allows one mod source, so it's aftertouch OR mod Wheel OR LFO OR Env, a bit frustrating to me. Also you can get a lot of clicks and stuff if your wave isn't all at zero points, but there is software that will let you mess with it. Sounds great though. I wish more ...
by elmacaco
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NEW REAL OBERHEIM! Don Buchla! Dave Smith! Roger Linn!
Replies: 117
Views: 12556

Re: NEW REAL OBERHEIM! Don Buchla! Dave Smith! Roger Linn!

What about CMS? Discrete Modular Synths based on ARP stuff. Phil knows the ARP stuff very well, serviced Alan's personal 2600 IIRC.

http://www.discretesynthesizers.com/dsc/dsc.htm