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by rockmanrock
Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: British made analogue keyboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

It was designed by SynthRestore I think, the ones that are making the Juno 106 chips that don't sound quite right.
by rockmanrock
Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VAs with Analog Filters.
Replies: 32
Views: 4501

But you aren't the only one not knowing this. That's why Waldorf failed with their AFB 16 filter box. Everybody asked "Who the f needs 16 filters ?" I played with one of those back in 2003... seems so long ago now, and thought it was pretty cool and I wouldn't mind picking one up. It was kind of ex...
by rockmanrock
Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favourite "vintage" digital synths
Replies: 51
Views: 7128

This thread shows there are tons of interesting synths that haven't really been explored in recent music. People in that other thread moaning about high synth prices should wake up to just how cheap hardware synths are these days, especially second-hand. Let the people with too much cash blow it on ...
by rockmanrock
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Nord soon
Replies: 66
Views: 9605

The name irks me a bit, wonder what PPG (RIP) /Waldorf are thinking. The word "Wave" is waayyyy too generic to be protected like that; and even then, it's probably protected as PPG Wave or Waldorf Wave, not as "Wave". Same reason it's "Microsoft Windows" and not just "Windows". Yep I think you're r...
by rockmanrock
Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Nord soon
Replies: 66
Views: 9605

The name irks me a bit, wonder what PPG (RIP) /Waldorf are thinking.
by rockmanrock
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 vs DW-8000 sonic character
Replies: 22
Views: 4733

I've had an ESQ1 for years and recently got an EX8000. I'd played on a mate's DW8000 years back and remembered it was so much smoother and more hi-fi than the Ensoniq. I agree with the above, the DW/EX are more satisfyingly analogue sounding but the ESQ1 has more programming depth and scope for uniq...
by rockmanrock
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes
Replies: 148
Views: 16026

Yes I've just been doing that, it's a lot better than using the 16 buttons as as keyboard. On some settings it can sound quite authentically analogue, I like the filter on it processing a single square or saw a lot.
by rockmanrock
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes
Replies: 148
Views: 16026

JUGEL wrote:I wish I wasn't into techno .. because then I'd like the electribes. Great for Indie Pop.
Here's Neil Landstruum with a couple!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spuddleysp ... 270217334/
by rockmanrock
Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes
Replies: 148
Views: 16026

Just been playing with my EA1 today for the first time in ages and it's excellent for the money IMO. It can sound almost analogue, it's got quite a bit of grunt but of course close listening reveals it's not analogue. Huge fun factor though, lots of knobs to twiddle and the step sequencing is very e...
by rockmanrock
Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: mfb kult
Replies: 14
Views: 3506

Sound like quite decent samples. Nothing that can't be achieved with a decent sampler and the right sample CD/downloads though.
by rockmanrock
Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much gear did you have in high school?
Replies: 252
Views: 33983

I wasn't in a position to drive around the country picking up stuff either. When I was 18, I persuaded my dad to drive me to Stockport to pickup my S-950. I remember handing over the 750 quid in tenners gained from many days working in Superdrug. ;) Ahh the days when samplers held their value! I re...
by rockmanrock
Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much gear did you have in high school?
Replies: 252
Views: 33983

I had a Kawai K4 in the sixth form (1990? I was about 17/18 ), I went halves on it with my parents using up most of my savings. At the time it was the bees knees as multitimbral synths had only been available for a few years and the synth mags steered everyone towards them. It was either the K4 or a...