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by MrFrodo
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fave vintage mono for SFX?
Replies: 24
Views: 2702

My vote has to go to the ARP 2600, even though I've never had the honor of putting my hands on one of those babies. I've heard people do some awesome s**t just by putting their hands on the front panel and adjusting the patch cords & pots.
by MrFrodo
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If there were a new 303, what would it be?
Replies: 60
Views: 8996

Also, a main requirement of the next 303, it has to have a character that doesn't fit at all with current trends and has to almost completely fail at its intended purpose. It also has to sound genuinely different than anything else, which none of the ones mentioned do. Nobody thought of any of thos...
by MrFrodo
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: snappy blipps and bloops, what synth?
Replies: 33
Views: 4352

femmespeaksever wrote:since we are on the subject what would be a good synth for some "percussive" bleepers and bloopers[/i]
Anything from the Yamaha DX/TX/ST/TG series?
by MrFrodo
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A Technical Question About Midi
Replies: 24
Views: 2594

I think it's logical enough to say that, after 25 years of use, it'd take a considerable amount of time, rethinking and remodeling before MIDI is replaced by, say USB. Even though USB is already some kind of rage, that hardly makes it asubstitute for MIDI. MIDI is still so widely used around the wor...
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A Technical Question About Midi
Replies: 24
Views: 2594

Sweetnothing wrote:
MrFrodo wrote:I've got to tell you, the scheme designed by Line 6 is truly awesome!
What, using (on their pedalboards) net cables? if not, please explain :oops:
Hey, it's a fast system!
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A Technical Question About Midi
Replies: 24
Views: 2594

Well, it would be nice if someone could resurrect one of the old ibuss systems from the late 70's and early 80's. It does boggle my mind how [what's widely considered to be] a sluggish interface evolved from (at least) half a dozen independently-developed systems that were much faster. I've got to t...
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My awsome CS-40M video
Replies: 34
Views: 3749

Great!! I always have such an issue with programming synths that have LCD displays. When it's just about a patch number, replacing the patches becomes so much more fun for me. That's what I like about my guitar amp.
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Crumar Bit One, any thoughts?
Replies: 23
Views: 3381

I haven't played anything by Crumar yet, but I've done some research on those boards. From what I've gathered, the Bit series is like the Italian answer to the Roland JX series.
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Another controller question - 76 keys with X-Y: Anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Funny, I'd go for a 99, myself, but I somehow think that a synth from the SY series ought to have the X/Y *joystick* that survived the transition from the Prophet VS to the SY-22. That joystick controller would probably make the 99 the keyboard CTB would want. :D All the same, the sound-shaping poss...
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A Technical Question About Midi
Replies: 24
Views: 2594

Didn't the Roland DCB buss utilize all 5 pins? It was an immediate precursor toMIDI - and looks like it.
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My awsome CS-40M video
Replies: 34
Views: 3749

Where can I find one of those, mommy?

Fantastic video,AC. Did you create those patches yourself? Obviously, you did the groovy editing.
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PPG PICs
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

I do like those images. How do some of you think those PPG units stand up today against other digital synths, controller keyboards, modules, software and samplers?

I'd get a Wave 2, if it were more affordable. Otherwise, it probably has more historical value than practical value.
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: snappy blipps and bloops, what synth?
Replies: 33
Views: 4352

If the JX-8p isn't enough, consider an ARP Axxe, a Sequential Circuits Pro-One and/or a Yamaha CS-10/15 for true analog, in addition to the ones already mentioned above. And, don't let anybody say you're mistaken for considerin the microKorg. VSE calls it "an MS-2000 in sheep's clothing," and they'r...
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If there were a new 303, what would it be?
Replies: 60
Views: 8996

i second the dx200. it really doesn't sound like much else. fairly unpoplar at release. conter-intuitive programming( worthless built int beats, drums). i like mc-09, djx series too. Can any of the original DX models be made to sound like a 303, even without the sfilter? h**l, some of the presets i...
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio PG380 synth guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 2350

The firsmusician who successfully taught me to play Jazz was equipped with one of those synth guitars. He used it to drive a Kawai K1. I really loved that configuration. That was back in '96, when I was onlyjust beginning to learn some of the finer points about synths.