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by aXL
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Native Instruments Maschine
Replies: 33
Views: 3254

Re: Native Instruments Maschine

I will definitely consider it later on, if the controller is as hands-on as the preview says and the on-board sequencer is that easy to use and set up. When (or indeed if ) I ever have to go live, Maschine would be seriously cool to have with a good laptop. But for now I run Battery 3, and that work...
by aXL
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Whats your studio workhorse?
Replies: 71
Views: 4664

Re: Whats your studio workhorse?

Depends on whether I'm writing or recording - if I'm writing music it's usually the ESQ-1 and Guitar Pro 5 (that's how I write arrangements and music to shape the basic outline) and when I'm recording, it's Cubase 4.
by aXL
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Looks like everyone has caught onto Ensoniq synths
Replies: 53
Views: 3700

Re: Looks like everyone has caught onto Ensoniq synths

How dare you question the greatness of "KLUNKS", "TRIBEL", and "SYNBAS"?! [-X KLUNKS is amazing. Try playing the opening to Saga's "Humble Stance" on that one and you're all set. In fact, the presets can do a lot for you with minor tweaks (An example: Take the MIXED preset, tune 1 osc down an octav...
by aXL
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the ultimate drum machine of the '80's?
Replies: 79
Views: 7549

Re: What was the ultimate drum machine of the '80's?

What were the main differences between both machines BTW? I seem to remember that the LM-1 initially had no crash or ride cymbal, which was later rectified through an alternative set of EPROMs, and that while the LM-2 had crash and ride added to the kit, it lacked individually tunable sounds, which...
by aXL
Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Billy Currie's Yamaha KX 88 ????
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Billy Currie's Yamaha KX 88 ????

I think I know what pictures you are talking about, and they are in that case most likely from '86-87, the "U-Vox" tour.
by aXL
Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the ultimate drum machine of the '80's?
Replies: 79
Views: 7549

Re: What was the ultimate drum machine of the '80's?

At this point I'd like to say that this quote: If memory serves, the closest anyone had been to using the Fairlight as a drum machine would have been Kate Bush on "Babooshka", with the samples of broken glass, and I doubt those sounds were sequenced. ... is taken out of context. The original paragra...
by aXL
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the ultimate drum machine of the '80's?
Replies: 79
Views: 7549

Re: What was the ultimate drum machine of the '80's?

As has been said before, the topic can be read from so many angles, depending on the definition of what the 80's were (or are, even). Wiss took the view on "ultimate drum machine" and skewered it towards the actual technological aspect, which is why he suggested the Forat 9000 and Studio 440. Person...
by aXL
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: On board effects
Replies: 34
Views: 1894

Re: On board effects

I could never really get to terms with the chorus on the JP8080, so I'm saving for a CE20 as a "master" chorus pedal. However, on a lot of the vintage instruments, like the old Roland Junos and the Synthex, you get a lot of good sonic colour with the chorus options. Also, if you cont ring modulation...
by aXL
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Eurythmics
Replies: 32
Views: 18017

Re: Eurythmics

The Movement Drum Computer was also used on Titles, the solo debut album of Japan's bass player Mick Karn. That's about all I know.

Oh, and it's British. And (still) hideously expensive.
by aXL
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and Drum Machine in 'The Chauffeur
Replies: 24
Views: 5328

Re: Synths and Drum Machine in 'The Chauffeur

Z wrote:Not sure about the "flute", probably one of the Jupes.
If memory serves, Simon plays that on an ocarina.
by aXL
Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and Drum Machine in 'The Chauffeur
Replies: 24
Views: 5328

Re: Synths and Drum Machine in 'The Chauffeur

I would either go with Prophet-5 or SH-2 for that melody, at least.

One of my fave Duran tracks too, especially the version from "As The Lights Go Down". Excellent job from Nick, John and Simon on that one!
by aXL
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Minimal Setup Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 2293

Re: Minimal Setup Discussion

Blue Monster 65 wrote:
Stab Frenzy wrote:... Berlin.
And so his Bowie period begins ...

Scott
Who's he bringing to replace Iggy?
by aXL
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Epilogue - demo track
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Epilogue - demo track

You could say that. I'm currently in the process of writing tracks for it and trying to find musicians for the project. As soon as the idea for it is clear, and I've found people for the job, I'm gonna start recording it proper. Edit: The ESQ-1 bells are very nice indeed, and they're actually just t...
by aXL
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Epilogue - demo track
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Epilogue - demo track

First time I've posted in the Listening Lounge, actually. 'Bout time, I'd say. Here's my latest project: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7135448 A demo track using the Moog LPII (lead & bass, of course) Ensoniq ESQ-1 (bells, brass) and the trusty JP-8080 (sequence). Drums are done using NI Batter...
by aXL
Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I know it's a little early....................
Replies: 63
Views: 4359

Re: I know it's a little early....................

I am willing to put money on the unveiling of the final LinnDrum II design. Hopefully, it'll carry all the original Linn samples, right back from the LM-1 as well as having a sampling option next to the analogue drum section. Slap on a nice VCF and you have my drumming dream in a tin. As for the Rol...