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by silikon
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 68030

Re: Prophet 6

Good luck getting vintage out of a brand new synth that uses brand new, modern, components. Be happy that he's releasing a modern VCO polysynth larger than 4 voices for under $3k USD. Approach it as a new synth and staaaaahp with the endless attempts to equate it to a Prophet 5. Blimey. You lot will...
by silikon
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: UPDATE: eBay Buyer from h**l!
Replies: 84
Views: 13447

Re: eBay Buyer from h**l!

eBay is still a solid resource; it's just unfortunate that there are a faction of people out there that game the system for their benefit. They know that stupid s**t that might not fly elsewhere (buyers' remorse, trying to snake a seller out of an underhanded partial or full refund, etc) so they abu...
by silikon
Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: HUGE MOOG MUSIC NEWS COMING MONDAY
Replies: 142
Views: 21477

Re: HUGE MOOG MUSIC INC. NEWS COMING MONDAY!!!

Moog is being bought out by Apple. Apple will then release the iVoyager, replacing the membrane panel with a full iPad mini, and the entire machine will be powered by it (using Arturia's app). After all, who the f**k needs real circuitry anyways? It'll be 60% more energy efficient (when you're not p...
by silikon
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: A modular synth or a Buchla Music Easel?
Replies: 12
Views: 11413

Re: A modular synth or a Buchla Music Easel?

The Music Easel is one of those devices that's deceptively simple looking. There's certainly plenty of options there, and the density of function is certainly there. The MN Shared System, like Stab mentioned, nets you a really versatile system - as well as the wallet crushing possibility of integrat...
by silikon
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I took the C64 plunge
Replies: 53
Views: 10317

Re: So I took the C64 plunge

There are only so many times one can get on a C64 without pulling ones' hair out. I usually find myself getting really tired after a few hours of dealing with the archaic mechanisms and the super-slow loading times to do pretty much anything. Coming from someone who used to spend days upon hours on ...
by silikon
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So I took the C64 plunge
Replies: 53
Views: 10317

Re: So I took the C64 plunge

Why? We may never know... I found a Commodore 64 with the Passport Designs MIDI interface cartridge (IN/OUT and analog Clock/Stop Start out), which comes bundled with the MIDI 8 sequencing software. It also came with Dr. T's DX editor. I haven't even hooked it up to a monitor yet...and I also need ...
by silikon
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Akai MPC Renaissance
Replies: 5
Views: 3948

Re: Akai MPC Renaissance

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akai-mpc-renaissance $USD549 for one... Since it's listing at $USD699 on Sweetwater and other places, that seems like a nice price. Anyone actually have time on one? (not that I can afford one, mostly passing on the sale and curiosity) Don't care for it. Same with the o...
by silikon
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Akai MPC Renaissance
Replies: 5
Views: 3948

Akai MPC Renaissance

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akai-mpc-renaissance

$USD549 for one...

Since it's listing at $USD699 on Sweetwater and other places, that seems like a nice price. Anyone actually have time on one? (not that I can afford one, mostly passing on the sale and curiosity)
by silikon
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Whats your current computer setup like?
Replies: 59
Views: 15120

Re: Whats your current computer setup like?

2011 Macbook Pro, Core i7/2.8GHz, 8GB, 512SSD+2TB HDD (replaced the DVD with a second drive), running MacOS 10.9.5 27" Display 10TB of Firewire RAID storage Apogee Quartet Mainly use Pro Tools 11, Digital Performer 8, and Live. for DAW work, Sound Forge for editing, NI Komplete 10 (mostly use Reakto...
by silikon
Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth has the most Mojo?
Replies: 51
Views: 11446

Re: What Synth has the most Mojo?

I'm sort of fuzzy on the idea of 'mojo'.

That being said, the three most interesting synths I've owned that have magical qualities are (in order):
  • DK Synergy 2+
  • Oberheim Matrix 12
  • DSI Poly Evolver
...and I dearly miss them all. :cry:
by silikon
Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do you work on your tracks?
Replies: 18
Views: 3261

Re: How do you work on your tracks?

Do you start with a beat / drum pattern / arpeggio? Nope. Don't think I've ever started with the beat, oddly. Usually start with a melody/part and build from there. Do you let a specific sound inspire you? Most often always. Usually a sample or a sound that has either happened on purpose or by happy...
by silikon
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Played a Model D, had an epiphany!
Replies: 53
Views: 8901

Re: Played a Model D, had an epiphany!

Walter Ego wrote:I heard Moog are currently working on a new synth (in the Phatty line) that actually DOES love you back. They're currently accepting submissions for names.
Shag Phatty?
by silikon
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Played a Model D, had an epiphany!
Replies: 53
Views: 8901

Re: Played a Model D, had an epiphany!

The Minimoog is a great synth, to be sure. Is it all the rainbows and love that everyone gives it? Highly debatable. It's quite a limited synth, architecturally speaking. There are numerous synths that are priced well below it that have tons more tools at their disposal. I see many people place them...
by silikon
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PlumButter
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: PlumButter

Yeah, that's me, and it's all true. Sort of a big fan of his instruments. I'll update with some info later today. If you haven't seen his web site, you should go there. If you think he's a little insane now (which, he's certainly not), you'll probably have even more a feeling of walking into the nut...