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by Leeroy Jenkins
Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 172040

I can't believe no one has mentioned how freaking lame it is that the Mod Wheels are up on the main panel. I absolutely cannot stand it there. Totally lame. To be honest, I am underwhelmed by the looks of the P8. I think the PEK lools 100 times more badass.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Geddy Goes Phatty Live!
Replies: 102
Views: 18243

I saw Rush last night at Red Rocks. Decent show. I give it a B-. I thought the song selection left much to be desired. They shelved Presto, Power Windows, Counterparts (no biggie there), Fly By Night, and Test for Echo in favor for some really crappy songs like Beneath the Wheel. I agree that Alex's...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: so, I got PRO-ONE for $300
Replies: 23
Views: 3699

$300 for a Pro-One eh. Just think, if you'd paid that much 10 years ago you would have been ripped off.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: OBXa voice problem - sounds distorted?!?
Replies: 1
Views: 335

OBXa voice problem - sounds distorted?!?

I am experiencing a problem with my beloved Xa. Recently I noticed two voices are slightly flat in pitch from the rest and sound slightly harsh and distorted. I remember reading the old Obereheim Abbey site that a user had a similar problem, and as I recall it's a simple fix, but I do not know what ...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: The one and only Oberheim OB-Xa
Replies: 0
Views: 955

The one and only Oberheim OB-Xa

As you may be aware, a vast majority of the original Terminator soundtrack was composed by Brad Fiedel using the Oberheim system: OB-Xa, DMX, and DSX. One of the best recorded examples of the OBXa's gritty, midrangey tone be heard on the Definitive Edition. http://www.amazon.com/Terminator-Definitiv...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Billy Idol Synths?
Replies: 15
Views: 15639

OK then. Sounds like you have established a dialog with her so perhaps you could convey to her as I want to make sure I understand how EWAF was recorded. She used two keyboards for Eyes Without A Face creating two string sounds that are very similar to one another on each synth. The first pass would...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Billy Idol Synths?
Replies: 15
Views: 15639

Very interesting. Where did you get this information, Micky? I have always believed the pad sound in Eyes Without A Face was the Jupiter 8 with the operator assigning the pitch of a single VCO to the left hand mod lever and slowly bending it down to a full octave below the original sound. One VCO re...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do you use synths to make music that is fresh?
Replies: 55
Views: 8931

Something fresh for music using synthesizers? Easy. Ditch the analog vintage gear or anything VA and come up with new sounds by creating your own samples from scratch or using modern synths that haven't been played out. The Vsynth is a treasure trove of never-before-heard tones. Same with the Nueron.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Geddy Goes Phatty Live!
Replies: 102
Views: 18243

Geddy can use synthesizers all he wants, but in a way that's not recreating old styles and sounds of the past. After 30 years, you don't want to perceived as a has-been band fresh out of creative muscle. Take a band like U2, for example. U2 take the upmost care to make sure they do not repeat themse...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Andromeda or Jupiter
Replies: 57
Views: 14934

Another big thumbs up for the Xpander interface. I love every aspect of my M12, but I have to confess it's not the best performance synth in the world. Definitely a studio piece best left indoors.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Geddy Goes Phatty Live!
Replies: 102
Views: 18243

Well I personally think the reason Geddy refuses to break out the analog gear is because when your a professional recording artist, you have to plot your course very carefully and putting out an album filled with vintage analog sounds opens up the door to heavy criticm, comparisions to previous albu...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nena - 99 Red Balloons
Replies: 18
Views: 9426

Nena - 99 Red Balloons

Does anyone know what synthesizers were used in 99 Red Balloons? The opening chords sound like they were played on an Oberheim, and the synth bass during the verses sound like a Prophet, but I am not really sure.

Any ideas? Micky?
by Leeroy Jenkins
Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Billy Idol Synths?
Replies: 15
Views: 15639

I am pretty sure that pitch bending string pad in Eyes Without A Face was the Jupiter-8.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The SX-240 really disappoints
Replies: 8
Views: 1699

I think perhaps the impression depends of what you're used to. Looking at your gear-list tells me that you have a lot of high-end analogues. Considering the price of the SX-240, I think it would be fair to say you get a lot of synth for the money . I don't necessarily agree. I think my friend spent...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Geddy Goes Phatty Live!
Replies: 102
Views: 18243

Yeah, and in 1985 when analog synths went out of fashion, you could hardly give away a Jupiter-8 or minimoog. People just didn't want "those old crappy dinosaurs" when all this new knobless digital stuff was on the market. Now they demand ridiculous high prices on the used market. Gear fashions alw...