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by Leeroy Jenkins
Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OBXa -severely pissed off b***h
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Oberheim OBXa -severely pissed off b***h

I've come to the realization that my Oberheim OBXa synthesizer is one severely pissed off b***h of an analog polysynth. I mean, seriously, it gets f**k mad the moment I power it on. There is nothing kind or friendly here. Every single patch is damn angry. I really think the Xa is the most pissed off...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NEW REAL OBERHEIM! Don Buchla! Dave Smith! Roger Linn!
Replies: 117
Views: 19527

Re: NEW REAL OBERHEIM! Don Buchla! Dave Smith! Roger Linn!

Alright here's my thing. If Oberheim were to get back into making polysynths again this is what I would like to see. First, Tom Oberheim absolutely MUST get his name and logo back. It just has to be that way If he can't get it back, then f**k it all together. Secondly, he should stick to the Oberhei...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So tell me about Oberheims: Matrix12/Xpander
Replies: 60
Views: 7493

So which one wins in the looks dept? Matrix 12 or A6?
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So tell me about Oberheims: Matrix12/Xpander
Replies: 60
Views: 7493

Nah, the encoders are fine. Mine are original 1985 issue, and I've never had any problems with them. They key is to turn the encoders slowly instead of zipping them at full throttle.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So tell me about Oberheims: Matrix12/Xpander
Replies: 60
Views: 7493

As an owner of both the Matrix-12 and OB8 and Xa, I think Hfinn's demo's do an excellent job showcasing the sonic capabilities of the M12 and the OBX. Now, forget everything you've learned about Curtis chips, filter types, old versus new Oberheim, etc. etc, blah blah blah....what do your ears tell y...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon May 26, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: pick an Oberheim
Replies: 24
Views: 3594

Here's my picks:

Live performance: OB8
Studio: Matrix-12
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon May 26, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" by Night Ranger
Replies: 13
Views: 3214

CS80 for sure. 1:09 gives the clearest image. How do I know? It looks exactly like my own.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon May 26, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: pick an Oberheim
Replies: 24
Views: 3594

pick an Oberheim

If you could pick just one Oberheim for your analog collection, which Oberheim would you choose? They made so many fantastic synths, it's hard to make a decision when you think about it. For me, if I were to be using the synth live on stage, with out question the OB8 would be the way to go. The perf...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon May 19, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: OB-Xa and Prophet 5... redundant?
Replies: 14
Views: 5255

I have both a rev 3 P5 and a Pro-One. I would agree that for some reason the Pro-One has a stronger, more powerful sound than the P5. The oscillators seem to be thicker and stronger, the EGs are a bit snappier, and the pulse mod is waaay fat. I would also agree that the Pro-One is a fantastic bass g...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Fri May 16, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: OB-Xa and Prophet 5... redundant?
Replies: 14
Views: 5255

Uhh...why would you have ever thought the OBXa and Prophet-5 would sound the same because they "use the same chips"? That's like saying a Les Paul would sound the same as a Stratocaster because they "use the same strings." Sorry, just not really grasping that philosophy.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed May 14, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Worst Roland Synth EVER!
Replies: 110
Views: 21491

My vote goes to the JP8. Just a horrible interface with obnoxiously coloured silk screening, cheapo sliders that were just begging to get broken off or to lose the slider caps, that ridiculous pad button for modulation, and just the overall sound.. thin and buzzy, not even in the same league as the ...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon May 05, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Loverboy synths!
Replies: 29
Views: 13657

Message to Doug Johnson:

"Hey boy...I say HEY BOY!! YOU LOOK MIGHTY CUTE IN THEM JEANS!"
by Leeroy Jenkins
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Loverboy synths!
Replies: 29
Views: 13657

For me Loverboy represents the opitome of the 1980s block-chord, piano-style synthesizer player. Take a song that could have just as easily been written on a piano and play it on a synthesizer instead. Geddy Lee of Rush did this, Stevie Nicks did this, Tom Petty did this, Van Halen did this..that wa...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Loverboy synths!
Replies: 29
Views: 13657

Loverboy rocked! So you're saying Get Lucky was all CS-50, eh? Did the CS-50 have the same Brass preset as the CS-80? I'm pretty sure that's the sound Doug used for the block chords during the intro and verses for Turn Me Loose. Gotta love the Glissando effect! Basically, anyone who ever wanted to k...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Loverboy synths!
Replies: 29
Views: 13657

Loverboy synths!

Ok, call me cheesy for digging Loverboy, but they had some killer synth work on their early albums. Working For the Weekend is all Yamaha CS series synths for anyone ever wondering what the instrument's sawtooth waves sound like when multitracked and basked in verb. Take Me To the Top features a mas...