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by splitpoint
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tangerine Dream Underwater Sunlight Synths
Replies: 30
Views: 7909

Re: Tangerine Dream Underwater Sunlight Synths

intercorni wrote:Underwater Sunlight is recorded with the the WaveFrame System.
Do you have a reference to support that? I thought the Audioframe 1000 wasn't introduced until late 1986, I'd be really interested in knowing for sure.
by splitpoint
Sun May 09, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware Synthesizer Sales Figures/ Worst Selling Synths
Replies: 47
Views: 4954

Re: Hardware Synthesizer Sales Figures/ Worst Selling Synths

Biggest flop? I nominate the Redsound Elevata.

It wasn't THAT bad. I had one and sold it because it was redundant with my setup. I think they ended making a couple of hundred of them and couldn't give them away at the blowout price of $299.
by splitpoint
Tue May 04, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland SH-201
Replies: 12
Views: 1115

Re: Roland SH-201

It's a decent synth.

The factory presets are awful but if you program your own or download some of the 3rd party sounds there's some surprisingly good stuff in there. The only reason I'm selling mine is that I'm raising cash for an Axis 64 before the prices go up.
by splitpoint
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just won a Yamaha EX5r on ebay
Replies: 20
Views: 1430

Re: Just won a Yamaha EX5r on ebay

I have the flash memory option in mine, it's 16MB.

EX5 is a great synth, enjoy!
by splitpoint
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Technical discussion of DSI synths and their DCO pop
Replies: 78
Views: 15913

Re: Technical discussion of DSI synths and their DCO pop

Yeah, Ebay US. One just sold for $965 and there are several around $1k with no bids right now along with one that is at $676 with only 8 hours to go.

I love my PEKs, best synths I've ever owned and I've tried just about everything at one time or another.
by splitpoint
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Technical discussion of DSI synths and their DCO pop
Replies: 78
Views: 15913

Re: Technical discussion of DSI synths and their DCO pop

So is this "bug" the reason that everyone is unloading their PEKs on ebay for fire-sale prices this week or is it just the crappy economy? I'm seriously thinking of picking up another pair of PEKs if this fire sale continues.
by splitpoint
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is Enigma's flute on Sadness same as in PG's Sledgehammer?
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: Is Enigma's flute on Sadness same as in PG's Sledgehammer?

madtheory wrote:It's the same shakuhachi alright. Identical. Dunno what sampler Enigma used, probably the EIII?
Michael Cretu used a Waveframe 1000 for sampling on that album. That Shakuhachi sample is not in the factory library that came with mine.
by splitpoint
Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Eurythmics
Replies: 32
Views: 17589

Re: Eurythmics

Dave Stewart also used a Sequential Six Trak, Roland GR700, TR-606, SH-101, Korg Super Section, and Oberheim DMX. An EDP Wasp was used on In The Garden. If you're really interested in Eurythmics gear and methods there is a great article in the December 1984 issue of Keyboard Magazine. There was a la...
by splitpoint
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: original data - fairlight samples
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: original data - fairlight samples

If you can get the raw data on disk you can use the Hi-tech edition of Chicken Systems translator ($299) to get it out. Peter at horizontal productions might be able to sell you a harddrive with the original samples. Look in the parts section: http://www.ghservices.com/hz/
by splitpoint
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: How much is reasonable for a synclavier?
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: How much is reasonable for a synclavier?

Depending on the options and condition I'd guess anywhere from $1400 to $10k. I'd need more info to narrow it down. What options? Sampling? FM? VPK? What libraries? How many voices? Direct to disk? Serviced recently? All of those things will influence the price.
by splitpoint
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg Z1
Replies: 15
Views: 2027

Re: Korg Z1

Boy, might be nice to have a serious response, eh?

Recently I've seen those going in the $400-500 range depending on condition. Might fetch a little more if it has the voice expansion card.

Hope that helps.
by splitpoint
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fantastic synthesists never mentioned on the VSE Pt.1
Replies: 103
Views: 11986

I actually asked if anyone knew what was used on the first Planet P record a while back, but no one seemed to know. I read an interview years ago, I don't remember much but I do remember that Tony used a big pile of Roland gear to make that album. I'll poke around and see if I can find the interview.
by splitpoint
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fantastic synthesists never mentioned on the VSE Pt.1
Replies: 103
Views: 11986

Synthesists that never get mentioned.... How 'bout Tony Carey - AKA Planet P. Not just a good synthesist but a good writer/arranger and multi-instrumentalist.
by splitpoint
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Decision Made - Thanks For All Your Help
Replies: 60
Views: 3526

Polyphonic synth with good bass sounds on the cheap.....Hmmm...

I got good bass sounds out of my AX80. Prices are going up but you should still be able to find one for around $300. It's a nice general purpose analog synth as well.
by splitpoint
Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the Sequential Split-8
Replies: 20
Views: 1375

Split-8 has a really cool performance feature that I wish other synths would've picked up. You can link patches to each other and use a momentary footswitch to temporarily switch between two patches while the switch is held down. So, you can play a nice pad and then hold the footswitch down and play...