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by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog strings from something besides a "string machine
Replies: 61
Views: 6331

Analog strings from something besides a "string machine

Okay, I'm sure many of you went through a time in your lives when you thought, "Okie dokie, I'd like to play synth strings; better get an Omni." I went through just such a period, but I never sprang for the synth. I'm perfectly satisfied with the sounds I get from my other gear. What do some of you ...
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: your drum machine
Replies: 277
Views: 23697

How frequently do any of you use the TR-606 or 626 in your compositions? They're not bad devices either, are they? I use the 626, but mostly for sequencing my drum modules. I find the sounds are a bit too quiet sometimes. The drum sounds themselves aren't that bad at all. Similar to the 707 and 727...
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: your drum machine
Replies: 277
Views: 23697

How frequently do any of you use the TR-606 or 626 in your compositions? They're not bad devices either, are they?
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rhodes vs. Digital piano
Replies: 32
Views: 3182

Also, do you want a Suitcase piano with its own amp, or are you just after the sound? My old Rhodes was a Suitcase MkI. I adored the sound, but the f**k amp gave out on me less than 10 months after I acquired it. If it were a Stage piano, it would only be so simple. In fact, I wonder why they even w...
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The death of the keyboard ?!?!?
Replies: 69
Views: 10759

I'm in the long, slow process of building up my own multiple-keyboard set-up. I'm not such a huge fan of the stacks of MIDI modules, or the perpetual use of Softsynths. I recognize all their purposes, but I much prefer the presance of multiple instruments, myself. If I were a keyboard player by trad...
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: your drum machine
Replies: 277
Views: 23697

speculator wrote:the roland tr 808 of course.. all around workhorse.
Oh sure, if you can find it AND afford it. :o
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Smith's forgotten synth - the yamaha sy22
Replies: 43
Views: 11201

I wouldn't think of the SY22 as "Dave Smith's forgotten synth." As much of a hit as it was in the early 90's, who could forget it?

Now, how many people knew that it was designed by Dave Smith back then, I don't know.
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rhodes vs. Digital piano
Replies: 32
Views: 3182

, the Rhodes carries an amunt of physical maintanence, but so does an acoustic piano. Go for it.

Since there's still such hot demand for acoustic pianos, even in this day and age, I should hope that the projected New Rhodes will prove to be as big a smash as the old run was in the 70's.
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: commodore 64 as a synthesizer?
Replies: 20
Views: 6779

There's also the MIDIbox SID [/url], which is something you have to build yourself but it gives you access to all the parameters of the SID chip. It only uses the SID chip itself and not the rest of the C64. I'm in the process of building one myself. I just got the parts in the mail a few hours ago...
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Juno 106.....
Replies: 72
Views: 11986

This looks like just another generational debate.
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Juno 106.....
Replies: 72
Views: 11986

for the last seven years, I've believed the term "hybrid" in the synth world to mean any combination of digital and analog parts. These can include any, or all of the following - and I do mean it: Synthi AKS (digital sequencer) Oberheim 2-, 4-, and 8-voice synthesizers (digital scanning keyboard and...
by MrFrodo
Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Juno 106.....
Replies: 72
Views: 11986

I didn't know that you could put genuine VCO's, VCA's, VCF's and step sequencers into a copact disc. What kind of osc's are in the SID / SidStation? Whenever I go to an information source, it just says, "3 osc's" and the waveform selection. This architecture is from 1983, when DCO's were new. Does t...
by MrFrodo
Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Juno 106.....
Replies: 72
Views: 11986

Can't somebody start a thread about synths with digitally-controlled osc's that doesn't get into a debate about their authenticity, or what's really inside them? DCO's are real analog oscillators that are kep in tune through digital means. Why should it be a bone of contention for so many? It looks ...
by MrFrodo
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Juno 106.....
Replies: 72
Views: 11986

REMORSE? Nah, honestly, when these things came out I never cared for them much. I ended up with the Poly 61 because I really wanted two oscillators. I used to have to program them constantly for bands and in the studio, so I pretty well know what they are capable of, there's not many secrets to the...
by MrFrodo
Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the ION / modular synths?
Replies: 63
Views: 16624

Re: Ion versus ............................

I have a Nord Lead and an Ion. I am nowhere near as smart as anyone here, but I like them both for different reasons. I have been able to take the 99 sounds of the NL and make many new ones stored on the PCMCIA card that came with it, but for raw emulated sounds, the Ion is clearly much deeper. The...