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by ronP
Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is the Novation Remote SL worth buying?
Replies: 26
Views: 3733

Re: Is the Novation Remote SL worth buying?

Well its quite expensive and im looking for the best controller out there. So is this the best and do all this controller stuff actually help you out? Thanks Yes. Thomas Dolby used one on his just-completed "The Sole Inhabitant" tour, and with it he did EVERYTHING a live synth musician can do with ...
by ronP
Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So what inspired you to get into synths in the first place?
Replies: 102
Views: 8335

The Antecedents: soundtracks to A Clockwork Orange, Star Trek, and especially Carl Sagan's Cosmos series. Direct Influences: these records from my mother's vast vinyl collection: E. Powers Biggs, Close to the Edge, Wish You Were Here, Songs in the Key of Life, Headhunter, Long Distance Voyager, Exit...
by ronP
Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Has the Korg Radias bombed?
Replies: 95
Views: 18511

Matthew savànt wrote:.....I wonder if the space to the right of the keyboard version is big enough for a small powerbook :-k

Yes. That flat space was designed for the use of either a Kaoss Pad or a (small) laptop.
by ronP
Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes
Replies: 148
Views: 11683

Hi! I have had my new EA-1mkII for five days now, and I can say: "WoW! I made the right -- and musical -- choice." Up front I must state that I am a keyboard player who evolved into a keysynthesist, and I missed the first wave of grooveboxes that came out during the 90s, when I was busy writing word...
by ronP
Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes
Replies: 148
Views: 11683

:D

YES! I have just taken delivery of my new EA1 mkII . . . Yabba Dabba Do! Signin' off now to make some noise . . . Talk to y'all after the holidaze!

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by ronP
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes
Replies: 148
Views: 11683

Has anyone ever used a keyboard controller with their Electribe? After seeing BT and Thomas Dolby last night, I am thinking of getting a M-Audio Axiom or an ALESIS Photon to play the EA1 mkII like a proper monosynth when I'm not using it for loops.
by ronP
Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes
Replies: 148
Views: 11683

Yet, there's a certain dull quality to the sound that i can't pin down. Yes, this is what keeps me from liking these units. They are super fun and very easy to use...also have some cool features, but ultimately sound dull to me... they need alot of post processing to sound decent IMHO. They are wor...
by ronP
Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes
Replies: 148
Views: 11683

I bought an ER-1 and EA-1 a couple of days back. Don't know what to think of them yet. I love the drum synthesis on the ER-1, and the EA-1 sounded much better than i thought it would. Yet, there's a certain dull quality to the sound that i can't pin down. Of the two units, the ER-1 is my clear favo...
by ronP
Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes
Replies: 148
Views: 11683

I gave a yes vote, but I'll confess that it is only the ERs and the samplers (ES I believe they were) that I thought were really truly worth anything. (granted, I've long looked at the EA as sort of a budget line 777) MY . . . GOD! . . . I never heard of Future Retro or the 777 until . . . this mor...
by ronP
Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Electribes
Replies: 148
Views: 11683

My recent upsurge of GAS has not been holiday-related, ironically enough. I just find that I have a portable and modular self-contained, one-person cockpit in the works; "What to buy?" to fill in the remaining gap(s) . . . this was my question, and what I needed most to complete my orchestration was...
by ronP
Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much gear did you have in high school?
Replies: 252
Views: 25714

My introduction to keysynths came 24 years ago; a Casiotone MT-70, which I still have. A friend of my stepfather loaned me (for close to three years!) his MesaBoogie amplifier and Electric Mistress Flanger and Big Muff distortion box shortly thereafter. At that point I had my heart's desire focused ...
by ronP
Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite synth sounds
Replies: 197
Views: 22563

The square lead with a breathy panflute layer in the IQ song Leap of Faith (Martin Orford) Most of Scritti Politti :) Assorted Rush sounds - my favorite band! RUSH sounds . . . The ring mod chime lead line on "The Enemy Within" from the Grace Under Pressure album is one of my favorite keysynth part...
by ronP
Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: WHAT U GUYS MAKE??
Replies: 41
Views: 4935

electro-lounge prog pop . . . Think Sade or Vanessa Daou with some Britpop guitar, bass, and drums in the mix. REASON is great for the understated beats and loops my partners and I use.
by ronP
Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much gear did you have in high school?
Replies: 252
Views: 25714

During the fall of 1982, when I was fifteen, I saw a televised live concert of Utopia, featuring Roger Powell playing searing leads on a KORG Polysix. That autumn there was also Mtv videos of Mike Score of A Flock of Seagulls laying down bass drones on a KORG MS20 and string lines on a KORG Delta; G...
by ronP
Mon May 22, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: READ THIS if you're looking at choosing a new synth!
Replies: 106
Views: 145426

Hi. I just purchased my first synth in 20 years. What fun! I chose the now ubiquitous microKORG. Here is how I made my choice: 1) Size & Portabilty -- My home studio space is located in the oriel of a big-city garret apartment, so I wanted a synth that was small, yet powerful, and easy to move aroun...