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by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The SX-240 really disappoints
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

The SX-240 really disappoints

I just borrowed a friends SX-240 for the week to do some programming for an 80s cover band he's been involved with. Given my experience in programming analog keyboards, I thought this would be a real treat. Boy was I wrong. The SX-240 can do a few things fairly well, like synth bass and resonance-ty...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 3 Synth Rig
Replies: 182
Views: 29329

My 3 synth rig, ready for live performance:

Korg T1
Yamaha DX-1
Yamaha CS-80
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Geddy Goes Phatty Live!
Replies: 102
Views: 18368

I wonder if Geddy is going to break out his original Taurus Pedals for the tour as well. He says he sold them years ago, but the producer of Snakes & Arrows insisted that he get them back for the new record. Anyone know?
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha GX-1
Replies: 26
Views: 5200

There's a dude on eBay that's been trying to sell his GX-1 forever, but we keeps the opening bid at like, 100K and he won't say one way or another if the machine is fully functional. And he won't allow personal inspections. Sounds a little fishy to me. If I'm about to blow 100K on a 35 year old elec...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: New Nine Inch Nails CD: Year Zero
Replies: 65
Views: 14413

I think it's great. There's not a song on the whole CD that I don't like. My favorite tune, by far, is Me I'm not. Total freakin' sick-ass acid death groove at the perfect BPM. Mega sub bass, with these killer percolating synth bleeps and bloops dancing all around in between speakers in the mix. Tot...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Xpander or G2x ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4887

Yep, I absolutely love my Matrix-12. Love it. Totally balls-out awesome programmer's synth. Arguably the best studio piece from 1985 to 2001, or atleast until the A6 was released. It's not a great performace feature synth so I would never take one on the road, but for pure sound creation/studio wizz...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim and The Police?
Replies: 19
Views: 10556

Obviously, just because the video shows Sting playing that solo on a Mini does not mean that's what was used in the studio on the record. The Don't You Forget About Me video shows the Simple Minds keyboard player rocking those chorus block chords on an OB-Xa, yet the actual studio sound came from an...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: OB-X emulator updated
Replies: 29
Views: 6725

Gee, thanks. I think it's pretty close even though the OP-X is not quite perfect. I'm still having difficulty getting an authenitc Tom Sawyer sweep. Meanwhile, here's a fair approximation of The Camera Eye: Fair approximation? Dude, that sounds absolutely spot on! For Tom Sawyer, try using only 4 o...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Blade Runner patches for Arturia CS
Replies: 74
Views: 23264

Interesting that the CS80 has voltage controlled filters.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Gforce Minimonsta - holy c**p!
Replies: 16
Views: 4928

Gforce Minimonsta - holy c**p!

I thought I had heard it all, but the new Minimonsta is absolutely indistinguishable from a real Minimoog. It sounds so good it's scary. I A/B'd it to my real Minimoog. (serial 6791). Seriously, you cannot tell the difference. It's that good! I knew this would happen. I knew that one day soft synths...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Blade Runner patches for Arturia CS
Replies: 74
Views: 23264

Maybe it's just the way he played it, but I actually prefer the sound of the CS80V in the demo versus the real CS80. What great times we live in when a piece of software can sound every bit as convincing as the real thing. "I love technology..yes I love technology...but I still love technology...alw...
by Leeroy Jenkins
Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Why are early 80's samples so warm?
Replies: 8
Views: 3642

Wow, I wouldn't call them exactly "warm." I have an EII that I use every now and then. Basically the thing sounds like c**p compared to anything made today. Remember though, the sound of the sample has as much to do with the quality of gear used to record the sample versus the bit rate of the machine.
by Leeroy Jenkins
Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best software recording platfrom under $3k
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Best software recording platfrom under $3k

Hey guys, I am in the market for a new software studio. The questions I have is, if you were going to record and mix everything in software, what system would provide the absolute best interface and sound quaity without nutting 10k for Protools HD. Would you go with Logic, Cubase 4, Sonor, or the af...