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by clusterchord
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mike Oldfield, Montreux - Keyboard identification
Replies: 14
Views: 2781

Re: Mike Oldfield, Montreux - Keyboard identification

it is all VP-330 on the intro/first theme. strings and choirs. u can see him change octave and layer settings. Ommadawn is my favorite Oldifeld album, and one of fav albums of all time. big THANKS for posting this link, wasn't aware Montreaux performance was on youtube ;) check the 2/3 part too - th...
by clusterchord
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Best/worst Digital-Analog hybrid
Replies: 26
Views: 3725

Re: Best/worst Digital-Analog hybrid

didn't we have this topic not so long ago ? ah anyway, my favorite hybrids, excluding the mega-buck ones i never used, would be Waldorf Microwave with Curtis filters and amplifiers, and gritty wavetables. after that the E-Mu EII and EMAX Rack samplers, fantastic for lofi sampling with character, rou...
by clusterchord
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sexy synth/gear pic thread.
Replies: 68
Views: 4749

Re: Sexy synth/gear pic thread.

not a close-up per se, but i think this one might qualify. one of my fav gear pic. taken during performance (analog clock and arps running and all..)in the studio:

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@Fogflip: beautiful picture of vygr and space echo. like the lighting.
by clusterchord
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Your favorite Highpass Filter
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Your favorite Highpass Filter

i like the classic SVF found in SEM and in my Elektor Formant MS20 and Xpander are fantastic too, each for their respective characters. A6 is nice but not as biting as above. works great for its own sounds, but i don't tend to use it with external sources. but most of all i adore the 70s Yamaha vari...
by clusterchord
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: small poly for live
Replies: 29
Views: 1934

Re: small poly for live

IF you can deal with the wheel, the Alpha Juno can't be beat as a fairly lightweight, inexpensive hybrid; 24db Curtis Filter gives it some really nice pads, basses (and of course supersaw! listen to "Dominator" by Human Resource for an example of this) and it's dwarfed in comparison to the 6 60 and...
by clusterchord
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Blofeld vs TI
Replies: 36
Views: 3522

Re: Blofeld vs TI

I mostly bought it for the wavetable capabilities, but truth be told, it seems to be lacking in the higher frequencies, which sort of negates all the ways of modulating the tables. .. that was my exact impression of the TI2 kbd, and all other viruses btw. as if the bandwith is limited in higher end...
by clusterchord
Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Battle of the lower-priced 'hybrid' synths.
Replies: 23
Views: 3177

Re: Battle of the lower-priced 'hybrid' synths.

my favorite by far is original microwave - gritty 8bit wavetables thru lofi DAC, into Curtis VCF and VCA. to me, most musical/useful of the lot. followed by Ensoniq ESQ-1. love its dirty texture, lofi waves and flexible arhitecture. can't fit everywhere, more like a specialty item. DW8000 has a very...
by clusterchord
Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Selling Korg MS20 and getting something else ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: Selling Korg MS20 and getting something else ...

Hey guys, i'm having some tough time deciding on this. I have an MS20 and thinking of selling it because it doesn't get much usage compared to my Roland Juno 60. I find it really harsh and raw and the patchbay just doesn't do it for me. I find ms20 a good instrument for a lab or experimental stuff,...
by clusterchord
Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Vintage-sounding effect suggestions please!
Replies: 37
Views: 9235

Re: Vintage-sounding effect suggestions please!

yeah Amplitube 2 with expansion packs like fender was a revelation for me,,, key is in making a copy of the (for example) beat box track, run it thru a sml fender amp/speaker, and mix it in with the unprocessed signal to taste.. in other words, do parallel processing. it really makes beats, drums, l...
by clusterchord
Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Vintage-sounding effect suggestions please!
Replies: 37
Views: 9235

Re: Vintage-sounding effect suggestions please!

EHX small stone, boss ce-2 chorus, ce-300, MXR late 70s/early80s 117 flanger EHX memoryman deluxe (old one with MN3005), Boss DM300, Yamaha 1010 Roland RE-201 & RE-501 Lexicon 200, PCM-70 Roland SRV-2000 Dynacord DRP-20, DRP-16 except for PCM70 and Lex 200, this are all relatively cheap units, but h...
by clusterchord
Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg Trident and sequencer
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Korg Trident and sequencer

you have to search the web, there was a guy in Slovenia, who made a midi retrofit for Trident mk1. but its a DIY project, or have someone make it for you. its been a few years, so i dont jave a link anymore. i remember it was a schematic, a pcb and a list of parts needed. i wanted to make it for my ...
by clusterchord
Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What would you sell to help fund andromeda, if u were me?
Replies: 45
Views: 3270

Re: What would you sell to help fund andromeda, if u were me?

i do admit , one area where they really fkd up, and where the digital mod sources show their ugly side is PWM. its absolutely uncomparable with my jupiter or other oldies, in this area. I guess that explains why I haven't had much luck making PWM patches on the Andy that I like. set the engine opti...
by clusterchord
Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Picking out a new poly synth
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Picking out a new poly synth

another vote for MKS-70 with PG-800 controller. you sure can get them both for $600.


beautiful soft strings, violas, pads, vox, bells, sweeps..

http://www.babic.com/SYN/MKS70-Exodus.mp3
http://www.babic.com/SYN/MKS70-DblPad-Spectrum.mp3
by clusterchord
Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: A better polysynth than MKS80...?
Replies: 27
Views: 2262

Re: A better polysynth than MKS80...?

indeed its a personal prefeence thing. for me JP-8 is another level, another galaxy from JP-6, MKS80 or OB-8. i love their sounds too (esp OBXa), and would love a JP-6 arround, since i used it on a few studio recordings. but JP8 belongs to a selected few greatest polyanalogs of all times, like ssm P...
by clusterchord
Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: polysix vs prophet 600
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: polysix vs prophet 600

i'd choose P600, wiht all its quirks like limited pot resolution and slow-ish envelopes, i still think its a much more useful synth overall. dual vco, sml polymod section, osc sync. and in a way its a unique colour among analogs as it sports the P5/OBXA vcos , the CEM3340, but uses a later CEM3372 f...