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by elmacaco
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mono-only setups
Replies: 36
Views: 2210

Re: Mono-only setups

I love monosynths, and I think in general they have a better sound than most polysynths. The multitracking monosynth approach has some paralells to how I tend to work. I got rid of a few monosynths to get a deep and fully multitimbral polysynth (Andromeda if you must know) because I wanted a synth w...
by elmacaco
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Tone Tweakers Vintage Synths
Replies: 30
Views: 4324

Re: Tone Tweakers Vintage Synths

What can I say? I'm a happy customer and I don't like unjust treatment.

You know you could pay me in synths ;)
by elmacaco
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Tone Tweakers Vintage Synths
Replies: 30
Views: 4324

Re: Tone Tweakers Vintage Synths

I have been a customer of Minime 123, and watched him operate online for years. I have nothing but good things to say about my purchases from him, and the items were exactly as described and described in more detail than anyone else I've ever heard of, let alone dealt with. You do pay for it, but it...
by elmacaco
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NEW REAL OBERHEIM! Don Buchla! Dave Smith! Roger Linn!
Replies: 117
Views: 12522

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

yeah I know about the speed turn. Still don't like it. Wouldn't be so bad with bigger knobs and the velocity knob thing turned off (Xpander takes a few turns but has big knobs that you can go fast or slow on) it's just another layer between knob and circuit control that I dislike. I'm sure some peop...
by elmacaco
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NEW REAL OBERHEIM! Don Buchla! Dave Smith! Roger Linn!
Replies: 117
Views: 12522

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

Patch memory is where it would get tricky and perhaps expensive, and it does take a layer of direct control away from a synth, but it can be done well. personally, I just hope he makes it how he wants it and it doesn't end up with those terrible encoders DSI uses. 3 turns for full range? no thanks! ...
by elmacaco
Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NEW REAL OBERHEIM! Don Buchla! Dave Smith! Roger Linn!
Replies: 117
Views: 12522

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

Wow this is really great news. One thing is for sure. It will sound great. Oberheim always made great sounding synths, there is a lot of variety between them all, but he has an ear for sound that definitely gets into his product. Personally, I hope he doesn't listen to any of us and just makes what ...
by elmacaco
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Andromeda as JP-8 substitute ...
Replies: 30
Views: 3848

Re: Andromeda as JP-8 substitute ...

I have no desire to jump into this can o worms, but I want to address Shaft's comment about the Andromeda Pulse wave being very raspy. one thing that the Andromeda does that few other synths do is actually open the filter to at least 20,000 hz (the SEM filter, the Moog Ladder Filter cut off goes up ...
by elmacaco
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis A6 Andromeda, Now where did that come from?
Replies: 133
Views: 30482

Re: Alesis A6 Andromeda, Now where did that come from?

Great Thread. I too love my A6! But, jeff Platt has raised an interesting possibility. Might a third party, aftermarket upgrade be possible? I'm thinking processor upgrade and OS upgrade? there are third party OS's for the Akai MPC's, some that may not have permission but have extended the functiona...
by elmacaco
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Earliest Minimoog recordings
Replies: 49
Views: 7917

Re: Earliest Minimoog recordings

Sun Ra Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Vol. 1 & 2

Live in France 1970, Minimoog model B I believe.
by elmacaco
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Linndrum step-time programming?
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Linndrum step-time programming?

I don;t know exactly how it's done, but I've done it on a DMX, it uses the arrow buttons for rests and it will advance according to the quantize (Error Correct) setting. So if you set it to quarter notes and hit the kick 4 times you have a 4/4 kick pattern. Check the DMX manual, it should give you a...
by elmacaco
Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: mono/poly-juno-6-sh-2 interfacing
Replies: 10
Views: 584

The mono/poly is V/Oct, with a switchable polarity for trig/Gate IIRC.
by elmacaco
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So tell me about Oberheims: Matrix12/Xpander
Replies: 60
Views: 3756

Yeah true, there were only a few patches that had three oscillators without two of them just being octaves apart. One thing I love about the Andromeda is as Juno6 noted, the sheer range of every knob and parameter. You go from milliseconds to minutes. It can make the envelopes a bit hard to get used...
by elmacaco
Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So tell me about Oberheims: Matrix12/Xpander
Replies: 60
Views: 3756

Juno6, there is a lot to love on the andromeda for sure, I really like the mod arrangement, but it would be nice if you could use more per destination than a set amount. I like to mod LFO's from multiple sources, both level and speed (waveshape would be nice too). the Xpander lets me explore that re...
by elmacaco
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So tell me about Oberheims: Matrix12/Xpander
Replies: 60
Views: 3756

I'm not sure why we can't discuss synths without it being looked at as a pissing match, It's just opinions, and I like to hear them from knowledgable people. Bitexion Xpanders are cheaper and lighter than the M12, just a thought. Juno-6: Yeah sometimes you have to double up modulations to get full r...
by elmacaco
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So tell me about Oberheims: Matrix12/Xpander
Replies: 60
Views: 3756

No toes crushed Bitexion! Just trying to inform. I use the two a lot, and love them both so I wanted to give you a better picture of what the differences are. When I first got my A6 I didn't use a lot of my other synths for a while, because the A6 is so deep that exploring it was just so fun and the...