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by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fattest polysynth ever made
Replies: 78
Views: 14026

So very true...and I enjoyed every moment of it :)
by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fattest polysynth ever made
Replies: 78
Views: 14026

Based on everyone's responses it seems that the Yamaha CS80 is, in fact, the fattest polysynth ever made. Cool! I guess I'll go play with mine for a while.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fattest polysynth ever made
Replies: 78
Views: 14026

Interesting that people bring up the Jupiter-8 as being in the same league of fatness as the Memorymoog, OBX, P5, etc. The funny thing is, those who've been around long enough remember the reputation Japanese synthesizer manufactures had for sounding THINNER than their American counterparts. Remembe...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fattest polysynth ever made
Replies: 78
Views: 14026

Fattest polysynth ever made

I have read that the Yamaha CS80 is the fattest polysynth ever made. Anyone care to dispute that claim?
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: A 100% jupiter 6 track
Replies: 17
Views: 2712

I swear I've done the comparison a hundred times and I'm telling you the Jupiter-6 has a fatter sound than its big brother the JP8. Much fatter.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Jupiter-8 / Yamaha CS-80: comparison
Replies: 46
Views: 10290

This thread is silly.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best Modern Setup for 80s Style Sounds
Replies: 49
Views: 19202

For the 80s New Wave cover band I play in, we use the following synthesizers on stage to recreate those authentic 80s sounds: Roland D50 Korg X3 Alesis Ion Kawai SX-240 Oberheim OB8 Check out our myspace for musical examples that include these instruments. We did all the programming ourselves. http:...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim 0b 8 ...OR...Xpander help please!?!?!??!
Replies: 29
Views: 3232

Well, I own both the Matrix-12 and the OB-8. I love them both. If I had to chose between the two, I'd opt for the M12 for its sheer power. But the OB8 is fantastic, and in my opinion it is the finest of the OB series. Perfect hybrid of digital control with analog sound generation. I prefer the OB8 w...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Money For Nothing synth intro - wow!
Replies: 5
Views: 2264

Money For Nothing synth intro - wow!

anyone care to take a stab at what synths were used to create those awesome atmopsheric synth textures in the beginning of Dire Strait's Money For Nothing? On the Live Aid DVD, I think the keyboard player is playing the string pad on a Jupiter-6, but it's hard to tell from the video and, as we all k...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB-X : Finally, I have one!
Replies: 28
Views: 3801

There is no such thing. A single synth will never cure the GAS. Believe me. You can buy your "dream synth" over and over, you still want something else in a while when something even cooler and more vintage shows up. That's what I've been saying all along. If these vintage synths are really so grea...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Inside an Oberheim Matrix-12
Replies: 22
Views: 3692

The presets don't do the Matrix-12 justice. They're, in a word, awful. I'd like to hear some of your own programs sometime hfinn. I'm sure they'd be a much better way to represent the sheer awesomeness of the Matrix-12!
by Leeroy Jenkins
Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Wings Synth?
Replies: 128
Views: 36226

Hate to say this fellas, but I spent some time on my trusty Yamaha CS80 and was able to program that sound to a tee. Like seriously, spot on. I'm pretty sure it was a CS80, unless Paul had some other form of analog weapon back in '79 that I don't know about.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Wings Synth?
Replies: 128
Views: 36226

After attempting to program that sound into my own P-5, upon further analysis, I don't think it was a Prophet-5. The reason is to my ear the sound wasn't created using a delay unit. Rather, repetition comes from the LFO modulating the filter cutoff. It sounds to me like a reverse sawtooth wave. If y...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Badass synth parts in songs (starting with this one)
Replies: 118
Views: 27315

Depeche Mode - Damaged People. Lead synth during choruses, starts at .57 seconds. This is the instrumental version. Amazing synth work, great video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmYzOXOTyA8

Martin, you are a genius.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Memo to Tom Oberheim
Replies: 30
Views: 4888

I disagree. I think this thread is a calling that there is high demand for his product. I think a new Tom Oberheim-designed synth would be a dream come true for many of us. Can you imagine what it would look like? I shudder to think..