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by goom
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mini Moog tuning
Replies: 21
Views: 2757

Re: Mini Moog tuning

I think each Minimoog will be different in regards to how often tuning will be needed. My Mini has had the same tuning for about 4 years, and it still rocks. No problems with tuning at all.
by goom
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: [success story] Ensoniq VFX
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: [success story] Ensoniq VFX

Very nice! The sounds are very rich. Many of the sounds are better sounding to me than the Korg Triton, which is a much newer synth.

Nice job on the repair too!
by goom
Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do you pronounce SIEL?
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: How do you pronounce SIEL?

Z wrote:I've always pronounced it "seal"
Ha! Good one!
by goom
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: The Most Badazz Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Replies: 45
Views: 4464

Re: The Most Badazz Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

Hmm.. since you posted that you didn't like the sound of the Pro-One, I'm not sure if a Prophet 600 is a good choice. The Pro-One, Prophet 600, and Prophet 5 share a lot of the same sonic characteristics. Maybe a Jupiter 4 would be the next best bet. Heck, how about a VA like the Alesis ION instead?...
by goom
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: The Most Badazz Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Replies: 45
Views: 4464

Re: The Most Badazz Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

Here's another vote for the Prophet 600. I love mine, and it should be in your price range.
by goom
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: ARP Odyssey Case
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: ARP Odyssey Case

If you have the later version of the Odyssey keep in mind that the keys need special consideration to avoid damage (referring to the keys' overhanging position).
by goom
Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what are the coolest/strangest modular hardware sounds?
Replies: 33
Views: 3853

Re: what are the coolest/strangest modular hardware sounds?

Although I love the Nord Modular, the first thing that I noticed was how patches with a rich/complex harmonic content that sound GREAT in the low and middle octaves, lose their sound quality in the higher octaves Related to aliasing? Audio rate modulations can generate freqs way beyond 20KHz. Yes, ...
by goom
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what are the coolest/strangest modular hardware sounds?
Replies: 33
Views: 3853

Re: what are the coolest/strangest modular hardware sounds?

Although I love the Nord Modular, the first thing that I noticed was how patches with a rich/complex harmonic content that sound GREAT in the low and middle octaves, lose their sound quality in the higher octaves. With my hardware modular, the upper octaves sound as rich and amazing as the lower on...
by goom
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what are the coolest/strangest modular hardware sounds?
Replies: 33
Views: 3853

Re: what are the coolest/strangest modular hardware sounds?

My humble take on this subject - Although I love the Nord Modular, the first thing that I noticed was how patches with a rich/complex harmonic content that sound GREAT in the low and middle octaves, lose their sound quality in the higher octaves. With my hardware modular, the upper octaves sound as ...
by goom
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)
Replies: 26
Views: 9917

Re: Vintage synthesizers used by Toto (and where)

I'm I dreaming, or do I recall reading that they also used a GS1 or GS2 at some point?
by goom
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardest Sounds to Synthesize?
Replies: 43
Views: 3694

Re: Hardest Sounds to Synthesize?

I don't know if I missed it being mentioned, but are we talking synthesizing sounds on a non-sample based synth?

If so, I'd say a talking voice (without a vocoder) would be difficult. The inflections and wide assortment of vowel and consonant sounds would be difficult to emulate.
by goom
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your favourite synth demo track
Replies: 22
Views: 2226

Re: Your favourite synth demo track

This is one of my favorites. It's the Prophet 5 demo soundsheet (plastic Evatone record) from 1978. I think it's the Prophet 5 rev 2 that is used. There are two compositions - one by John Bowen, and a Bach piece played by Dan Wyman. Unfortunately, I heard this when it first came out (yes, I'm old). ...
by goom
Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Worst.. hardware sequencer.. EVER
Replies: 122
Views: 26236

Re: Worst.. hardware sequencer.. EVER

I agree - the Yamaha QX21 and QX7 were the worst!

http://www.i2.i-2000.com/~jeffrey/QX7.htm
by goom
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Power Consumption in your studio.
Replies: 23
Views: 3641

Re: Power Consumption in your studio.

re: power savings - Yes, most synths and related gear use little power. Power amplifiers running at medium to loud volumes can consume lots though.
by goom
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Power Consumption in your studio.
Replies: 23
Views: 3641

Re: Power Consumption in your studio.

If you're interested in how much power your gear consumes when on OR turned off, check out this cool tool:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM178106575P