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by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If there were a new 303, what would it be?
Replies: 60
Views: 9014

Maybe someday, I'll get the pole out of my a*s, reserve a few bills and get myself a 303. In the meantime, I'm going to settle for simulations.
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: how do you feel about that old 707?
Replies: 56
Views: 2895

As far as vintage single-kit machines go, I'd pick the 707 immediately, but for one "crucial" missing ingredient, no tuning functions for any of the sounds. Other than that, it's a h**l of a machine that still retains the "Roland-ness" in their classic drum machines, the individual audio out's and t...
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: pick 5 of the very best.
Replies: 82
Views: 8117

1 Poly: Oberheim OB-8 (but, I'd like it to be able to receive MIDI touch response)
2 Mono: Minimoog Voyager (already in my bag)
3 Drum machine: Alesis HR-16 (if I did have to pick a hardware unit)
4 Sequencer: PASS
5 Wild card: Yamaha Motif XS8 (that's why I passed on a sequencer)
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If there were a new 303, what would it be?
Replies: 60
Views: 9014

The 303 phenomenon was pure serendipity. I'm not sure if it will ever happen again, but things are always possible. If the "phenomenon" were over, shouldn't it be more affordable again? It's still more expensive than other synths that do loads more things. I could possibly get a pre-owned MC-303 fo...
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beats/Vocoding
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Do you memorize the rhythmic events and sing/talk while it's going?
by MrFrodo
Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's the deal with these Creamware synths?
Replies: 130
Views: 18042

Someone may have put this clip up here, already. It includes the kinds of effects I'd like to make with an ARP synth at some point in life. Can they be re-created with a CreamWare Prodyssey?



It's a fun clip to listen to, anyway.
by MrFrodo
Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Presets for Juno 106
Replies: 12
Views: 4290

Is there any way of storing Juno 6 patches, other than using those big patch diagrams? Could one of those Sequential 700 programmers (before the Prophet 5 came out) be used to store patches in the Juno 6?
by MrFrodo
Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Korg R3
Replies: 22
Views: 3366

If the microKog is taken off the market, its pre-owned price could possibly plummit way below what it currently is.

I've given the R3 lots of thought over the last few months. I'm sure I'd like it, also.
by MrFrodo
Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does analog really matter in the end
Replies: 95
Views: 15723

Okay, I'm 50% blind in each eye, so I can't remember if anybodymentioned the Korg DW-8000. I think that could be just as useful in creating "space rock" sounds as anything else.
by MrFrodo
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The death of the keyboard ?!?!?
Replies: 69
Views: 10772

Performer will always need keyboards... so i think keyboard won't die Lots of people don't perform, anymore. The don't remember what it's like to be in a "group," on a stage performing in front of an "audience." It's so much about music in a corner of a room . . . making music for someone in anothe...
by MrFrodo
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rhodes vs. Digital piano
Replies: 32
Views: 3188

Well, I love my rhodes, and wouldn't trade it for any emulator out there. But I would trade it for a real wurly at the drop of a hat. Yeah, I know. I messed around a little with the quote. Anyway Denms20, why don't you save up for a Wurlitzer to supplament the Rhodes? I did that for a little while,...
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The death of the keyboard ?!?!?
Replies: 69
Views: 10772

If I were a keyboard player by trade, rather than a guitarist, I'd be only too proud to haul all those beasties from one gig to another. Yea, until you turn 45! THose beasts are heavy!!!!! Hey, Wakeman was still using 10 keyboards in a semi-cirular configuration on his 2002 tour with Yes. (And, it ...
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does analog really matter in the end
Replies: 95
Views: 15723

I used to think analog didn't matter, but I changed my mind in the late 90's. Largely because while lots of my favourite recordings were done with digital instruments, just as many were done utilizing Moogs, ARP's, Oberheims, Prophets and the occasional EMS, RMI or (in the case of TOTO IV ) Polyfusi...
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Do You Use For Drums?
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

wiss wrote:I use an electric kit....planning on going back to the XoX boxes but with an mpc by my side as well....
I love getting to use electric kits with simulations of the 707, 808 and 909 in their brains. That truly feels like playing a drum machine in real time to me.
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog strings from something besides a "string machine
Replies: 61
Views: 6345

Re: Analog strings from something besides a "string mac

I also like my MKS-70 and 01R/W :) the underrated AI engine is actually capable of producing some nice strings, specially the animated one. Other than this, I also love the String Card for the JD-990, the U-220 even the D-50. I love Roland Strings. But the TG500 also provide me with nice strings. A...