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by JackAstro
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fattest polysynth ever made
Replies: 78
Views: 8288

:idea: "Fat" is arbitrary. Some use the term to refer to harmonic distortion, some use it to refer to drift and others ascribe something ineffable to the term. Yes, but just because some people called synthesizers organs, it did not mean that they became organs or lost their definition because of a...
by JackAstro
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: electribe EA - can it chill?
Replies: 21
Views: 1235

Some Electribe EA-1 / ER-1 demos That is awesome. Those were so un-electribey. un-electribey? to me it actually took a while before I stopped fooling around making ambient sounds and sounscapes not unlike this and got to make more dance/beat-oriented music like most people use their electribes for....
by JackAstro
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the Alpha Juno?
Replies: 43
Views: 2751

Awesome thread. I have always been curious about the Alpha Junos. I have a question. Can you route the oscillator to mod the filter cutoff? How about the sub-oscillator? no and no... that would be very un-roland like behaviour :lol: I suppose that is why I don't own any Rolands. HA! Too bad, audio ...
by JackAstro
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: electribe EA - can it chill?
Replies: 21
Views: 1235

That is awesome. Those were so un-electribey.
by JackAstro
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fattest polysynth ever made
Replies: 78
Views: 8288

The best way I've found to portray the elusive and subtle quality is to tell people to listen to synthesizer recordings of the 60s... when it was basically synthesizer straight to tape... and compare those recordings to the synthesizer you have. There is a difference... a quality... that is lacking...
by JackAstro
Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the Alpha Juno?
Replies: 43
Views: 2751

Awesome thread. I have always been curious about the Alpha Junos. I have a question.

Can you route the oscillator to mod the filter cutoff? How about the sub-oscillator?
by JackAstro
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Keyboardlessness
Replies: 28
Views: 1273

breitt wrote:I am a sequencing freak, but going keyboardless has a bizarre "flying without a net" fear for me.
Yep, that is exactly how I feel about it. I am reorganizing the setup this weekend, and taking the keys out of the rotation. I think it will be ok, but it seems like cheating.
by JackAstro
Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Keyboardlessness
Replies: 28
Views: 1273

Keyboardlessness

Stab's post about quality vs quantity got me thinking. My least used piece of gear is my CZ1. But it is my only set of keys. Getting rid of it would give me desperately needed space, but I would be keyless.

Does anybody else have a setup with no keyboard?
by JackAstro
Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Quality Vs. Quantity
Replies: 53
Views: 3079

I am pretty happy with the ancillary equipment I have and the time I purchased it. The biggest problem I have with my setup is space. To that end, I kinda wish I had a small format modular. My dotcom modular takes up 1/4 of my workspace. One of those Doepfer suitcases would be much smaller. I don't ...
by JackAstro
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes discontinued?
Replies: 56
Views: 3141

meatballfulton wrote:The groovebox market seems to be almost dead.
You are correct in a sense.

Grooveboxes need to evolve to compete with computers. We, as musicians, want new sounds, new interfaces, and new ways of making music. Computers are better serving those needs, for the moment. But that can change.
by JackAstro
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes discontinued?
Replies: 56
Views: 3141

I wouldn't be surprised if any new electribe would be both sampler and synth based... And a polyphonic sequencer at last?? I still think they'd incorporate a kaoss pad type f/x interface too. Perhaps another option would be just to re-house the radias into a sequencer box, but wouldn't that be pret...
by JackAstro
Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Recording Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 596

I tried all kinds of settings and drivers, including aiso4all, and i can't get a clean recording. I ordered a new audio interface. Thanks for helping me diagnose it guys. :wink:
by JackAstro
Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg electribe recall?
Replies: 19
Views: 1217

cartesia wrote:if they did a recall for anything it would be the 'knob jitter' problem...
Yep, that ruined my ESX.
by JackAstro
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modularising your monosynths
Replies: 24
Views: 1329

Go for it. Especially if you have, or want, a Korg MS.
by JackAstro
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Desktop Evolver playability?
Replies: 11
Views: 622

I have had few problems using the Evolver. But it was my first synth. It is worlds more complex than the Nord. I think it would be a good compliment to a blofeld, but save up for a MEK if you can. The matrix gets frustrating sometimes Espically playing in a dark room. That said, most of the time it ...