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by clusterchord
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 87312

Re: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread

Yes, exactly the same argument was thrown around first with the Minimoog / Voyager -comparisons and ultimately it proved out to be a flawed one.... +1000 everyhting you wrote. the variance in old units used as argument that new ones are qually good, always goes hand in hadn with the other flawed ar...
by clusterchord
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog Polysynth Arpeggiators
Replies: 18
Views: 1939

Re: Analog Polysynth Arpeggiators

andromeda has this feature, a combination of arp and polyphonic step sequencer, that works with chords too. not exact same functionality as Korg, in some way worse, in some much better. unfortunately, getting A6 to catch an external midi clock is hit-n-miss. however, no such thing as a poly arp on a...
by clusterchord
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: ADVICE ON MY NEXT HARWARE SYNTH ANYONE?
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: ADVICE ON MY NEXT HARWARE SYNTH ANYONE?

think Blofeld, or Waldorf XT is a very good suggestion nowadays. combine it with a nice smaller analog. you will always get more versatility out of a few boards, each with different approach to synthesis, then with a single one, as good it might be. for the analog, i wouid suggest you MS-20 but they...
by clusterchord
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone here use an Orb or Nemo?
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Anyone here use an Orb or Nemo?

sashbash, a question: ive been thinking of Orb, for similar reasons like you, to use it live synced to my RS7000, for some of my CV gear. i was wondering how is the timing on the Orb, is it precise? and especially, how is the timing when its slaved to a external clock , like your MAC with Numerology...
by clusterchord
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 87312

Re: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread

Especially after repeated listenings, I really don't know how anyone can seriously say what's presented on the left and right channels of that clip would sound the same. Does it sound good? Yes. Is the sound "spot on"? No. ive noticed your findings after single listening. also, the resonance aint a...
by clusterchord
Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Vintage : Korg SV-1
Replies: 32
Views: 2829

Re: New Vintage : Korg SV-1

not in the sound. only in built.


and still, a lot of them are still arround .. and working. i seriously doubt you will find many sh-201's or Juno-D's floating arround in working condition , in 27 years time..
by clusterchord
Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Vintage : Korg SV-1
Replies: 32
Views: 2829

Re: New Vintage : Korg SV-1

I've been impressed by the demos I've heard so far and like the styling of it - reminds me of the Polymoog. More the Nord Electro corner of the market than synths and is a more exciting product to me than a new synth - I reckon I could fit it in my setup. +1 its pianos and rhodes/wurlie sound more ...
by clusterchord
Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Final opinions of the Orb sequencer?
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: Final opinions of the Orb sequencer?

ok, i have a few question for the Orb users.. what would be its pros/cons, in general use, in your opinion? i intend to use it live to run some CV machines that need simpler 8- or 16-step patterns for berlin school type-of-thing.. sorta like analog step sequencer yet with advantages of memory, remix...
by clusterchord
Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Andromeda, Virus or Supernova?
Replies: 15
Views: 4775

Re: Andromeda, Virus or Supernova?

I'm currently debating which of the following synths to buy: I *love* the sound of analogue and am currently leaning towards the Andromeda. I've listened to a lot of demos and to me it sounds amazing, the precise sound I'm aiming for really. The only things that put me off are the limited polyphony...
by clusterchord
Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Cut down" synths....
Replies: 25
Views: 1667

Re: "Cut down" synths....

i have a related question, has ayone played both a TI series Virus, and Snow? .. do these guys, aside from polyphony/interface differences, really sound absolutely the same, same converters ? (for example, microQ never sounded as good as Q) if they are, i still think its worth it, for ppl who want v...
by clusterchord
Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: String Synth Battle Royale: Yamaha SK vs Roland RS vs ???
Replies: 51
Views: 8202

Re: String Synth Battle Royale: Yamaha SK vs Roland RS vs ???

coming very, very late to this thread, but since i'm also a big string machine fan, thought i'd throw in my 2 cents.. i love Solina bcs its just a classic sound, it fits so great in the mix. whtether used with closed position chords, or just very high mono lines.. to add silk on top of the arrangmen...
by clusterchord
Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?
Replies: 80
Views: 5851

Re: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?

for me it's definetely the SSM version of Prophet 5. yes, even next to discrete boards i got, its far out. it really, really is alive . followed by discrete Oberheims/Arps/old moogs, and Yamaha IG-chip based CS50/60/80. even tho i love em and cherish their sound for what it is, but as far as organic...
by clusterchord
Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?
Replies: 47
Views: 3150

Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound? yes. several: TB303 - nuff said Solina - beautiful beautiful silky dust Rhodes - heh not a synth. but yeah , its just one sound, yet one of most perfect ones ever. FS1R - well currently its sold but im gettin it back. i used other sounds but a female ...
by clusterchord
Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Synths are Good For Making Percussion Sounds?
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: Which Synths are Good For Making Percussion Sounds?

ditto on System100 (101 and 102) Roland System100m Roland SH2/SH101 limited but still very nice Roland Jupiter8 Prophet Rev2 - one of the best polyphonics out there for this application. lightnin fast envs, and flexible with polymod functions - host of vco and vcf fm functions etc.. Korg MS-20 Blace...
by clusterchord
Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If you were a synthesizer, which one would you be and why?
Replies: 35
Views: 2190

Re: If you were a synthesizer, which one would you be and why?

SSM Prophet



its unique, self sufficient for a whole album. complex. makes sounds like nothing else on the planet.

i do to.

esp after visiting mexican or tai restaurant .. :lol:


and the looks: a combination of space age knobs/panel, and classic wood. how can u not like that.