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by JackAstro
Thu May 15, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If you had to choose THREE synths...
Replies: 92
Views: 4948

V Synth GT
Poly Evolver Keyboard

Ummmm........*thinking*.....Can I just stop at 2?
by JackAstro
Thu May 15, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If you could have only ONE analog synth...
Replies: 68
Views: 4611

Ha ha ha, very good, clubbedtodeath. Every synthesist's dream. More like a nightmare. It was never quite completed and always breaking down, and you'd need a warehouse to house it. Besides, it was mono and didn't have MIDI. ;) Actually the Teleharmonium was completely polyphonic I believe. And goin...
by JackAstro
Tue May 13, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Preamp Comparisons
Replies: 5
Views: 608

I thought the DI really helped the Behringer and the ART.

I could see the Thorax pleasantly coloring a different patch.

I dare say, the Behringer is great at making the sound feel like it is "in the background".
by JackAstro
Tue May 13, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg R3 for $450?
Replies: 10
Views: 836

It is all ordered. Thanks for your input guys. :D
by JackAstro
Mon May 12, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg R3 for $450?
Replies: 10
Views: 836

I doubt it. The R3 is only a year old. It would be nice if there were a new ESX though.
by JackAstro
Mon May 12, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg R3 for $450?
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Korg R3 for $450?

Korg are offering a $200 rebate till the end of the month. I don't think I would get one for $650, but for $450 the R3 is quite tempting. I tried it in the store, I like the sound. It is like a MicroKorg, but different. The only keys I have right now are a CZ-1, with broken pitch and mod wheels. Ple...
by JackAstro
Mon May 12, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: prophet 08 v.s. modular synth
Replies: 16
Views: 1721

I own a poly evolver & a modular. They are completely different animals. I find them to be complements more so than substitutes. The way I look at it is.... either you really want a modular or you don't - typically it's about the $$$ they cost & the physical space they consume more than anything el...
by JackAstro
Sun May 11, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Radias with Electribe ESX/EMX
Replies: 13
Views: 839

Great combo. Just make sure you like the Korg sound. Electribes are great, and having 2 or 3 of them makes things waaay more fun.
by JackAstro
Sat May 10, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buchla 200 - anything new even remotely close?
Replies: 30
Views: 2149

West Coast vs West Coast

Ok, first off, all of these formats (Moog, Buchla, Serge, EMS) started as experimental instruments. Second, modulars are tools for making music. Any format can be conventional or experimental depending on how you patch it. I have a dotcom system, arguably the most conservative format out there, whic...
by JackAstro
Thu May 01, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: I got a ring mod
Replies: 2
Views: 324

I got a ring mod

A Frostwave Blue Ringer to be exact. Anyway, here is the demo.

http://astroradio.googlepages.com/ring_mod.mp3
by JackAstro
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Vintage-classics of the future - What synths and Why?
Replies: 90
Views: 8237

MicroKorg and Electribes for sure. I don't know if the V Synth will be a classic, but it is a prelude of things to come. As much as I want to say the Evolver, I don't see many bands playing them. I don't hear them on records. I know they sell, but who is using them? What kind of music are they making?
by JackAstro
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fattest polysynth ever made
Replies: 78
Views: 9054

I don't quite get why so many people are after FAT sound. I thought it's all about interesting sounds. Does the lack of one exclude the presence of other ?... Well there are a world of sounds out there. Fat, warm, harsh, squelchy, enchanting, etc. Fat is associated with vintage synths, like twang i...
by JackAstro
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: On the right track?
Replies: 21
Views: 1214

Here's my personal philosophy: The most important trait of an instrument is completely subjective: it's how cool you think it is. If you feel like you're playing on a piece of s**t, that'll come through in your music. If you're playing something that is a piece of s**t and you think it's awesome, s...
by JackAstro
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: On the right track?
Replies: 21
Views: 1214

Also, with the soundcard delay, is that using a standard soundcard or one bought specifically for recording? Is that just with the Micron? I can't imagine that with all of the computer based recording going on that delay like that would be tolerated for long if it is a problem with all hardware. Th...
by JackAstro
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fattest polysynth ever made
Replies: 78
Views: 9054

Based on everyone's responses it seems that the Yamaha CS80 is, in fact, the fattest polysynth ever made. :? I would have thought that based on everyone's responses the only thing you could conclude would be the the hypothesis "Ask a stupid question on an internet forum, get many stupid answers and...