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by clusterchord
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's your "must have" synth?
Replies: 75
Views: 4003

Re: What's your "must have" synth?

a must-have (as in i'd have to replace them in any way i know of, if they'd been stolen): andromeda jupiter 8 for many reasons. they're powerful, inspiring to me, complement each other perfectly. a6 is deep, complex, i use it for pads/fx and leads mostly. jp8 is just beautiful and liquid sounding at...
by clusterchord
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tangerine Dream Underwater Sunlight Synths
Replies: 30
Views: 7563

Re: Tangerine Dream Underwater Sunlight Synths

what i definetely hear on this album is: Yamaha DX7 PPG 2.3 with Waveterm (bcs of certain trademark vox samples only avail via waveterm system) Roland JX-10 (or JX-8P) I really dig everything they've done in Virgin Years, concluding with two masterpieces tangram and exit. after that they got kinda l...
by clusterchord
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tears For Fears "The Hurting": name those synths?
Replies: 11
Views: 5032

Re: Tears For Fears "The Hurting": name those synths?

there is Peter Gabriel's Fairlight, Prophet 5 Rev2 and Linn LM-1 all over that album. they were neighbours in Bath, and he borrowed them synths. i even remember an interview where this was mentioned. just listen to PG III (the meltface), and then drop in "The Hurting" in your CD after.. i was a lot ...
by clusterchord
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos
Replies: 107
Views: 12315

Re: My (and Your) Favorite Minimoog Solos

Patrick Moraz on "Sound Chaser", from YES: Relayer (1974) - insane good. and absolutely unmatched pitchbend work. Rick Wakeman on "The Revealing Science Of God", from YES: Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973) - ditto Rick Wakeman on "Close To The Edge", from YES: Close To The Edge (1972) - several d...
by clusterchord
Tue May 11, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Filter Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 4801

Re: Filter Recommendations

ditto on MF-101 also, under $200 you can find these two filter+envelope follower pedals: DOD440 and MXR Envelope Filter. former is the revered Radiohead guitar filter, very nice in its own right but havent tried it on drums. i kept the latter, i'm using it all the time on rhodes, and sometimes on lo...
by clusterchord
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what's your take on modding gear?
Replies: 23
Views: 2703

Re: what's your take on modding gear?

as others mentioned i don't like to buy vintages with unprofessionally done mods, actually i dont think i ever bought a modded synth. hwoever, that being said, i do like to have some stuff i own modded by my trustworthy tech, who has been fixing and moddin stuff in my studio for last 2 yrs.. just re...
by clusterchord
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Top 20 Most Unreliable Vintage Synths
Replies: 61
Views: 15099

Re: Top 20 Most Unreliable Vintage Synths

polymoog memorymoog most i've come into contact with didn't work properly, went haywire on a whim, or where just plain out DEAD. LAMMs are nice, and an outrageously expensive upgrade, and just a small percentage of units out there have it. chroma, has the most involved support community and lotta ne...
by clusterchord
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The One(s) That Got Away
Replies: 44
Views: 3100

Re: The One(s) That Got Away

3yrs ago, a friend's Trident mk1 for 300 eur. it was already in my studio for 2 months. and then i decided i have too many synths. and needed the money elsewhere.

yes. i was a complete idiot.


i still miss its beautiful sound to this day.
by clusterchord
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Shruti-1 | Mutable instruments
Replies: 20
Views: 3367

Re: Shruti-1 | Mutable instruments

at first i wasn't as excited, considering you can get a 8voice microwave for 350 - 400eur, but after checking several pages of demos (page6 and onwards..to be precise) with some very special sounds, i became really interested. on paper it does look like a mono voice of a microwave, but the filter ha...
by clusterchord
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts about rompler synthesis
Replies: 203
Views: 10556

Re: Your thoughts about rompler synthesis

i like some ROMplers, which have good synthesis/mangling capabilites, flexible modulations, a GREAT filter, and above all else.. a specific character that makes em special. i use such a machine to create new sounds. first machine that comes to mind, having all of the above, is Roland JD-990. i use i...
by clusterchord
Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sexy synth/gear pic thread.
Replies: 68
Views: 4743

Re: Sexy synth/gear pic thread.

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze6s1hi/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/moogs6.jpg Did anyone else think of Moroder when they saw this pic? yeah it does remind me of the famous b-n-w picture where moroder sits with sun glasses and his moustache.. ahh that Buchla looks really, really pretty, and h...
by clusterchord
Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sexy synth/gear pic thread.
Replies: 68
Views: 4743

Re: Sexy synth/gear pic thread.

n1nj4 wrote:Image

I didn't take this one but it's got to be the sexiest photo of the Andromeda out there.

indeed it is. my fav too.
by clusterchord
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I guess I’m just not a big fan of DCO’s
Replies: 129
Views: 6736

Re: I guess I’m just not a big fan of DCO’s

when DSI claim they're using "curtis" they are telling you the truth, just not the whole truth. From the DSI website FAQ: Are the Curtis chips used in DSI products the same chips used in the Sequential synthesizers? The Curtis chips we use are newly manufactured (not NOS—new old stock) and are not ...
by clusterchord
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I guess I’m just not a big fan of DCO’s
Replies: 129
Views: 6736

Re: I guess I’m just not a big fan of DCO’s

The only DCO synths that I tend to like are Roland ones. The Juno 6/60 and JX-8p sound beautiful to me. Not exactly huge analog, but still beautiful. exactly. they have their place, and as mentioned in this thread, sometimes the phase-locking or "solid" sound of DCO is just what the doctor ordered....
by clusterchord
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: First synth to allow "naming" of patches?
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: First synth to allow "naming" of patches?

AFAIK it was original PPG Wave2, that came out in 1981:


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