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by synthetic88
Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I've re-entered the vintage realm... a TX802!
Replies: 8
Views: 1898

I have that Yamaha brochure. It's great, all of the shots have no people in them and look like you're walking right into them, and the setups evolve from home to pro. It's one of the few gear brochures I've kept over the years.
by synthetic88
Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Fairlight Revisisted
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

Thanks, I just bought the album and it's fantastic!
by synthetic88
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ambient/Pad Synth
Replies: 35
Views: 5990

Atmosphere will probably get an update in January, hold off until then.

If I had unlimited funds, the new Bowen Solaris would probably be the ultimate pad monster.
by synthetic88
Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ambient/Pad Synth
Replies: 35
Views: 5990

The Wavestation used to be my main ambient pad synth, but now sounds dated to me. Maybe because I abused it through the 90s. Now I get pads through Andromeda or software (GigaStudio, Absynth, Atmosphere, etc.).

I wouldn't choose an FM synth for pad sounds, but tastes vary.
by synthetic88
Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modular Moog
Replies: 97
Views: 28852

Why the vitriol? He's not going to sell it, he doesn't even own it. He's restoring it for his employer. If he burns up a module, he doesn't owe the synth internet an apology. It would be a shame, and there are a few people better qualified to work on it, but cut the guy some slack. And it's not like...
by synthetic88
Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: J6 vs. P'08 vs ??? - help me pick an analog poly!
Replies: 70
Views: 10556

The Virtual synths are nice to have, they seem to cut a bit more than my analogs can. I've actually been gassing for a Solaris or a Virus. I used Solaris for Scope for a while and it was very nice. I agree it doesn't do the warm, oogy analog thing, but when you need a bass part to cut through a dens...
by synthetic88
Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cool Thomas Dolby interview from 1987 (EM)
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

Cool Thomas Dolby interview from 1987 (EM)

http://emusician.com/em_spotlight/dolby ... ght_oct07/

He talks about the Fairlight, PPG prototypes, synths used on "Science," all kinds of geeky stuff.
by synthetic88
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskins rendition of 'It's My Par
Replies: 19
Views: 4115

I just bought Bruford's One Of A Kind this morning on iTunes and have already listened to it twice. If you like synths and fusion, it's a killer album! Tons of Prophet and Mini parts playing expensive chords.
by synthetic88
Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Voyager but which color??
Replies: 22
Views: 3585

My birthday is in a month. I'll be treating myself to Blue on Walnut. My desktop (1.49MB):

http://www.jefflaity.com/html/misc_pix/ ... t_desk.jpg
by synthetic88
Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskins rendition of 'It's My Par
Replies: 19
Views: 4115

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by synthetic88
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Joe Walsh' "Rocky Mountain Way"
Replies: 16
Views: 6610

One of the most famous talkbox solos. But back on topic, there's some cool synth parts in "Life's Been Good." Percussive sound at 3:00, ARP 2600, I assume? Also a Minimoog-sounding bass synth at that part of the song.
by synthetic88
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskins rendition of 'It's My Par
Replies: 19
Views: 4115

That's one of the few Keyboard Mags from the 80s that I kept. Killer setup: two Prophet 5s, Minimoog (or 2?) two DX-7s, Emulator 1 and of course his MC-500 which he nicknamed "little Dave." I can scan the pic if no one has it. It also has the chart for Henry and James in really nice manuscript. I wi...
by synthetic88
Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Violator Drum Machine
Replies: 25
Views: 11079

(or just sample them.) :shock:
by synthetic88
Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Violator Drum Machine
Replies: 25
Views: 11079

I assumed they were still using the Synclavier by Violator, at least in the studio. I read that their more recent drum sounds are patched up on ARP 2600s and triggered.

Use your imagination to get those sounds. The journey is the fun part. :)
by synthetic88
Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Studio Electronics Harvey (808 clone)
Replies: 11
Views: 3322

Yup, a short-lived craze.

I sure do want that racked SEM system, though. :shock: