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by knolan
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CP-20/30 synthesis
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Re: Yamaha CP-20/30 synthesis

Not exactly related but I do own both a CP25 and a CP35. They are not set up in my project studio at the moment, but I am looking for a way to re introduce the CP35 as I also use a CS70M and they can be connected. I know little about its under lying technology. It's certainly not digital linear FM a...
by knolan
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Songs with Juno 106
Replies: 18
Views: 10421

Re: Songs with Juno 106

It's all over Vangelis' Direct Album - particularly the piece "Elsewhere" which uses a well known J106 preset.
by knolan
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jarre live setup on Electronica tour
Replies: 9
Views: 1601

Re: Jarre live setup on Electronica tour

A colleague of mine at one of the gigs sat up the front and could see that a lot of the drum gear was actually not plugged in! There's no doubt that large amounts of the rhythmic material is not live - it never could be. But that's been clear for many an artist - even some of Vangelis' live concerts...
by knolan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: so Juno 60's are about £1000 now? what the h**l?!
Replies: 117
Views: 17830

Re: so Juno 60's are about £1000 now? what the h**l?!

knolan wrote: I think Walter Ego's appraisal of it's sound is wide off the mark. It's hugely respected, constitutes THE classic Roland sound of the 80's, has about as much character as the best of them, and is loved and sought after the world over. Except that, unless PWM is required (because some ...
by knolan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: so Juno 60's are about £1000 now? what the h**l?!
Replies: 117
Views: 17830

Re: so Juno 60's are about £1000 now? what the h**l?!

Don't own the Juno60 (do one the Juno 106) but think £1000 for a Juno60 is a good price. It's a true classic. don't see that as excessive in any way. I think Walter Ego's appraisal of it's sound is wide off the mark. It's hugely respected, constitutes THE classic Roland sound of the 80's, has about ...
by knolan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3949

Re: Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?

Got to say - I've never given the Alesis Ion a single thought - but the posts here have caught my attention and Youtube demos of it show it to be quite an interesting synthesizer Back on thread - even though I loath Korg's minikeys, the knobs on the Minilogue and monologue synths look very good from...
by knolan
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3949

Re: Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?

Well it beats the Fairlight
by knolan
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3949

Re: Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?

Good idea. Not being too serious about this - why not include faders too :-) You're right - the 70M has more faders than knobs - the 40M more knobs. This post was prodded as I was cleaning the gluey goo that oozed out of my JD800 keyboard down onto my CS40M on the stand below it - thankfully only a ...
by knolan
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3949

Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?

Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?

To me the CS70M and CS40M have the nicest knobs of any synth past or present, Minimoog a close second, P5 third.
by knolan
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any nice sounding Jupiter 8 demos?
Replies: 20
Views: 3579

Re: Any nice sounding Jupiter 8 demos?

Excellent! Great to hear a piece featuring so much analogue synthesizer. Are all the analogue parts the Jupiter 8? Hate comparing original work to well known composers - always feel it's a bit of a put down - but hope you don't mind me nevertheless saying I hear echoes of Vangelis, and Synergy (Elec...
by knolan
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any nice sounding Jupiter 8 demos?
Replies: 20
Views: 3579

Re: Any nice sounding Jupiter 8 demos?

Watch this demo. It's awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOBCvpOkdoc Isn't it just an absolutely magnificent instrument. They just do not make them like that any more. I adore the CS80, but this is it's equal, just in different ways. The perfect synthesizer. An amazing video - I watched it an...
by knolan
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any nice sounding Jupiter 8 demos?
Replies: 20
Views: 3579

Re: Any nice sounding Jupiter 8 demos?

Logos by Tangerine Dream - beautifully melodic lead line on the 2nd half of the first piece of the album is Jupiter 8. So is the 'wailing' vocal type sound on the last piece on the album (demo's the Roland modulation lever fabulously and how different it is to a Moog type mod wheel - specifically al...
by knolan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does Korg SQ-1 work with LittlePhatty?
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Does Korg SQ-1 work with LittlePhatty?

Great - thanks! I should have checked the spec first - hadn't realised the SQ-1 works over MIDI. Appreciated.
by knolan
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does Korg SQ-1 work with LittlePhatty?
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Does Korg SQ-1 work with LittlePhatty?

Anyone got a Korg SQ1 driving a LittlePhatty? Does it work OK?


Thanks,
Kevin.
by knolan
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha DX-7
Replies: 36
Views: 4276

Re: Yamaha DX-7

What's LMGTFY ?