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by nvining
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What synths suit my needs?
Replies: 21
Views: 2858

Re: What synths suit my needs?

A quick note on Vangelis: if you haven't seen the Mik300z videos on Youtube, go check them out. He does *very* good recreations of, and works inspired by, Vangelis (and I think there's a pretty hefty dollop of other stuff there.) His equipment is about 50% new, off-the-shelf stuff (Juno G, Microkorg...
by nvining
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help identifying Yamaha organ/synth
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Help identifying Yamaha organ/synth

Yep, that's the one. The main cool thing about it is that it uses the same filters as the Yamaha GX-1 (large, potted modules.) Cute little guy, but not quite as fun (for some reason) as the ARP Pro Soloist or the Roland SH-1000, its main competitors. Way better action than the SH-1000, though. I hav...
by nvining
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Which Curtis poly to complement MKS-80?
Replies: 36
Views: 7019

Re: Which Curtis poly to complement MKS-80?

I've sort of been staring at this thread and avoiding chiming in, but as somebody who's owned a MKS-80, a Matrix-6R and a Matrix-12, here's some thoughts: 1. I've never had a problem with the Matrix-12 envelope sluggishness. They are definitely digital envelopes, and aren't as fast as the envelopes ...
by nvining
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 8+ Voice, Dual VCO/DCO, and Layering Capabilities
Replies: 25
Views: 4425

Re: 8+ Voice, Dual VCO/DCO, and Layering Capabilities

Rhodes Chroma. Each dual voice card has two VCOs, VCAs, and VCFs; they can then be layered in any one of sixteen (!) different routing combinations. You can even throw a ring modulator in there for Extra Happy Funtime.
by nvining
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can someone help me identify this Billy Preston sound?
Replies: 8
Views: 1620

Re: Can someone help me identify this Billy Preston sound?

Yeah, that's the Pro Soloist alright. It's very distinctive - damn, do I regret selling mine. Most of the joy comes from the touch sensor on that thing, which is incredibly expressive (when it works.) You can hear the same thing over a lot of Bernie Worrell's work for Parliament-Funkadelic. Once you...
by nvining
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 528023

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!

Meanwhile, from Canada: Here is Anne Murray's Yamaha GS-1.

The matching eBay auction has had no bidders and is sitting at $750 right now. Not gonna lie, I'm kinda tempted...
by nvining
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 89052

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

CraigM: Damn, you got those?! Curse you - you must have beaten me by 5 minutes. :) That said, it sounds to me like something blew up after deciding that the strain of working was too much for it. :) PM me if you decide you don't want to take on a Rhodes Chroma overhaul project; I've been looking for...
by nvining
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 497033

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

Bought an Akai AX80 and an ESQ1 from 101 Force. A pleasure to do business with.
by nvining
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: reflections on NOT having an Andromeda
Replies: 29
Views: 3213

Re: reflections on NOT having an Andromeda

Had an Andromeda. Sold it. Got a Minimoog D with the proceeds. Not looking back. The killers: 1. Blowing up on me at a gig for no good reason. Somehow it got stuck in some kind of hideous MIDI triggering mode. 2. Velocity sensitivity is too stepped for my taste. Frankly, I want a button that just tu...
by nvining
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 313398

Re: Gear Trading Thread

Junk lying around the house: Kawai K5m rack mount module Yamaha TX802 rack mount module a bunch of miscellaneous TASCAM stereo hookup poop (VUs, 1/4" patchbays, etc.) Some sort of rack-mount MIDI switching thing, the exact form is unknown Akai S2000 sampler Mu-tron III envelope follower pedal (now o...
by nvining
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MELLOTRON IS BACK!
Replies: 20
Views: 2246

Re: MELLOTRON IS BACK!

Yeah, Streetly has been making noises about Mellotrons with cycling for quite a while now. I know that they make new Trons in Calgary, Alberta which are the Mark VIs. Or at least they did, dunno if they went under or are just quietly tronning away...?
by nvining
Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Little Boots' Video - Remedy
Replies: 41
Views: 3708

Re: Little Boots' Video - Remedy

It's worth noting that Page McConnell of Phish played an Andromeda live for ages - until the most recent tour, I believe, where he replaced it with a Little Phatty (And james Brown's Moog Liberation keytar which is reserved specifically for playing "Frankenstein" on...)
by nvining
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Overdrive/Distortion pedal for Rhodes, Organs & Moogs' sound
Replies: 8
Views: 3355

Re: Overdrive/Distortion pedal for Rhodes, Organs & Moogs' sound

For the Rhodes: get a TubeWorks Real Tube II rack mount. Nothing better for a Rhodes; use the clean channel for producing pure, sparkly bell-like tones (the Dyno-my-Piano sound, or more of an early 60's Bitches' Brew kind of a thing) and then fire the thing into double stack mode when you want dirty...
by nvining
Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The gear I've had during the years...
Replies: 108
Views: 23786

Re: The gear I've had during the years...

Gear List of the Years. Anything I still have is in bold: Acetone GT-7 Alesis Andromeda ARP Pro Soloist ARP Odyssey Mk II Clavinet D6 x2 although one of these is selling this weekend Clavinet/Pianet Duo Electro-Harmonix Memory Man Deluxe Electro-Harmonix Micro Synthesizer Hammond A100 Hammond M-3 (d...
by nvining
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: MPC2000 pot
Replies: 0
Views: 293

MPC2000 pot

Anybody with manuals, technical specs, etc. know what the values and specifications are for my MPC 2000's recording gain volume potentiometer? I know mpcstuff has one but 30 bucks for a part seems ridiculous if I can just order it from Mauser, and I've got a buyer for the silly thing if I can just c...