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by nvining
Thu May 02, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Big Synthesizers and the Modern Apartment
Replies: 31
Views: 8313

Re: Big Synthesizers and the Modern Apartment

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:You might want to place your CS80 on top of a CP70. That should do. This, or a GS-1.

Stephen
I have a CP70, but that's certainly not fitting in this space. (I wish I had a GS1.)
by nvining
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Big Synthesizers and the Modern Apartment
Replies: 31
Views: 8313

Re: Big Synthesizers and the Modern Apartment

If I had correct legs for it, sure. I don't know what product I would actually put under the CS80 without expecting it to crumple instantly - the CS80 is a heavy @#$!er....
by nvining
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Big Synthesizers and the Modern Apartment
Replies: 31
Views: 8313

Re: Big Synthesizers and the Modern Apartment

How long of a wall have you got? I did this - (gear p**n removed) 48" - so about slightly larger than a Matrix-12. I *could* do that kind of racking if all my keyboards were lighter, but the Chroma and the CS80 are heavy beasts. Did you really get a CS80 on to a Broder?! :o I had planed to put my l...
by nvining
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Big Synthesizers and the Modern Apartment
Replies: 31
Views: 8313

Big Synthesizers and the Modern Apartment

The big problem with vintage synthesizers - especially vintage polyphonics - is that they're very large, and bloody heavy. I have the interesting problem of trying to fit all of my stuff along one wall of a utility space that serves as an office in my rather small apartment; until recently, I was us...
by nvining
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sonic State King Korg review
Replies: 68
Views: 13960

Re: Sonic State King Korg review

I'm entertained by the initial demo at 01:00, which (to my ears) sounds very reminiscent of Deadmau5's "Strobe". The filter demo at 09:00 also has an EDM flavor to it, so I suppose they want some of that market. Or maybe this is more a commentary on EDM and Deadmau5. The MG filter sounds quite good,...
by nvining
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Some thoughts on the Arp Odyssey
Replies: 59
Views: 10784

Re: Some thoughts on the Arp Odyssey

I had a black and gold Mk II that I bought a few years ago from Analogue Haven - I seem to recall it originally belonged to somebody on these forums. Never really got into the damn thing, to be honest. I'd like a whiteface, just to see if it's a little more my cup of tea, but in general I just found...
by nvining
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI announces Prophet 12!
Replies: 149
Views: 21160

Re: DSI announces Prophet 12!

I preordered it as well. I think it'll be a good thing.
by nvining
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best 'choir' patches?
Replies: 55
Views: 20070

Re: best 'choir' patches?

Could you write down the 2001 patch? I dont have any midi device.... Uh. I can try, but that might be a *lot* of information. (I don't know what the modulation routings are like.) Entertainingly, most of the magic in the patch is probably due to the 3P+1 filter mode which it uses. In fact, a great ...
by nvining
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best 'choir' patches?
Replies: 55
Views: 20070

Re: best 'choir' patches?

I had to create a Soundcloud for this. :P Anyhow, here's some lousy recordings, complete with occasional clipping. Everything is recorded directly into Reaper, via the RME Babyface. None of these things are intended as musical statements, although I think a few familiar snippets of things may have c...
by nvining
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best 'choir' patches?
Replies: 55
Views: 20070

Re: best 'choir' patches?

The best synthesised analog choir I've ever heard is a factory patch on the Oberheim Xpander/Matrix 12. It sounds so much like a sample but without the transpose and loop point artifacts. That patch alone sealed the deal for me on purchasing the Matrix 12. Demo please ;) I can record one, but I hav...
by nvining
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you bought more than once?
Replies: 104
Views: 12994

Re: What synth have you bought more than once?

The Alesis Andromeda. I appreciate it a bit more now than I did back then. I still don't regret swapping the first one for a Minimoog D, though. On the bare edge of synths: the Yamaha YC-45D combo organ. I've bought two, I've sold two due to space issues. I'd like another one. And more space. On the...
by nvining
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best 'choir' patches?
Replies: 55
Views: 20070

Re: best 'choir' patches?

One of the choir patches that comes with the Rhodes Chroma CC+ Upgrade is pretty good, especially with a little bit of reverb. I think it's bank 3, patch 36 or something like that. Then again, everything sounds good with enough reverb. While I don't own one, I've also been listening to demos of the ...
by nvining
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Maestro PS-1 phase shifter
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

Re: Maestro PS-1 phase shifter

Never tried one for a synth, but they're one of my favourite effects for a Rhodes Piano. Also good on Clavinet and combo organs; might be nice on string synthesizers, that sort of thing. One unique feature that the PS-1 does which other things don't do well is that it has a ramp between speeds - lik...
by nvining
Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Should I buy this Wurlitzer?
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Re: Should I buy this Wurlitzer?

The Rhodes and the Clavinet are both super-easy to work on; the Wurlitzer is horrible bloody living h**l to tune, adjust, or repair.

Avoid unless you plan on sending it to Vintage Vibe or another reputable tech - and this is from somebody who likes DIY.
by nvining
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any Advice on an Entry-Level Synth?
Replies: 16
Views: 3035

Re: Any Advice on an Entry-Level Synth?

... how about something like the Roland JP-8000? They're a bit desireable right now but you can get them pretty cheap still. Lots of fun accessible twisty-things on it.