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by synthetic88
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The gas builds till I fart $$$!
Replies: 25
Views: 4424

I've been trying to save for a Voyager for about a year now. Every time my savings account gets close, it's completely depleted again. I'm starting once again from zero...

And yeah, not the most pleasant thread title.
by synthetic88
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Andromeda A6 signal path is really ALL analog?
Replies: 6
Views: 1824

Right, the digital effects send and return like you say. You can switch off the digital effects with a dedicated button and they are completely out of the loop. There is also analog distortion, but you can mix this with the clean signal if you want. Don't forget it also has a pair of aux outs (no di...
by synthetic88
Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Smith talks about the devel of the P08
Replies: 47
Views: 7275

Great videos.

And how about that Zen keyboard controller? Needs me one of those!! :roll:
by synthetic88
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tried the DSI P8, bought a Poly Evolver Rack
Replies: 56
Views: 10246

I assume you got it at Analogue Haven? I can't imagine another dealer who would have a P'08 on display and a Poly Evolver in-stock.
by synthetic88
Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tried the DSI P8, bought a Poly Evolver Rack
Replies: 56
Views: 10246

Then it occured to me; For $700 less and half the voices, I could have all the same oscs and filters but add in the cool digital oscs, feedback, FM, HP filter and distortion and end up with 4 Evolvers. I can hear many heads hitting desks right now. I'm sure the P'08 was a response to all of the peo...
by synthetic88
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS-80
Replies: 94
Views: 16807

It's telling that a few people have said that they finally got their CS-80 and sold it due to reliability issues. What's the point of owning a broken synthesizer that spends its time in and out of the shop unless you're planning to sample it and move on. You could possibly rent one for a project, Mi...
by synthetic88
Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware FM or FM8 softsynth?
Replies: 28
Views: 6157

My TX802 sounds much nicer than FM8. It sounds 3D, where FM8 is 2D or 1/2D. I got the plug-in with Komplete and played with it for 10 minutes, haven't launched it since. Plus, the hardware is cheaper and holds its value. And you can easily run it through a filter or stomp box for even more fun. Go f...
by synthetic88
Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth are you in love with?
Replies: 139
Views: 21823

This probably doesn't count since I JUST got it this weekend, but I'm really digging John Bowen's Solaris. No, I'm not the first on the block with the hardware synth, I got the Scope plug-in. I only have enough DSP to run two voices (usually in unison mono) but the sound is absolutely nut rattling. ...
by synthetic88
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Brian Eno/Peter Gabriel pad sound (Dune soundtrack/Passion)
Replies: 20
Views: 8513

Dune was scored by Toto, so probably CS80.
by synthetic88
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Dave Smith Instruments site
Replies: 97
Views: 16266

How many times are people going to b***h about DCOs they haven't heard yet??? :?
by synthetic88
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 178320

Keyboard Magazine has a nice writeup chronicling the making of the synth this month.
by synthetic88
Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: new analog monosynth?
Replies: 20
Views: 3888

Macbeth X Factor coming someday... probably pricey though. I'm guessing $3k.
by synthetic88
Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: It's unfair. I'm left out.
Replies: 75
Views: 11221

Whatever it takes, man. The guys with the longest gear lists are usually the ones who aren't ever posting any music. (OK, I've never posted any HERE because my stuff is more soundtracky/orchestral. You can find my music at my site if you're curious, but analog synths take a supporting role.)
by synthetic88
Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: It's unfair. I'm left out.
Replies: 75
Views: 11221

I, for one, agree that gear lists sigs are silly.
by synthetic88
Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ebay + alcohol = bad idea!
Replies: 57
Views: 9544

USPS is the cheapest option, but this might be too big for them to handle. Plus you don't have any way to track the package. And it can take months.