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by steveman
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths with two stage envelopes
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

micahjonhughes wrote:The micromoog offers AR envelopes for the filter and amp. There is a switch for converting the envelopes to ASR.
Err, no. The Micromoog envelopes switch between AD and A(S)R, ie full sustain or no sustain. Same on the Multimoog.
by steveman
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog chips used in DSI Evolver/Prophet 08
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

DIGITAL SCREAMS wrote: All I can gather is that the analog side of evolver/Prophet 08 is much the same as the Andromeda.....one chip which has ocilator, vca and filter (x8)
The Andromeda has seperate oscillator & filter chips. I'd expect the VCA to be seperate too.
by steveman
Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What do you think are the best 2nd hand bargains around?
Replies: 28
Views: 4206

Octave Kitten - rare in the UK, but saw one go for £170 recently.
As you say ESQ-1s still remain pretty cheap. Mono/Polys seem to be around £350-£450. Should we be really mentioning these though, they won't remain bargains if we let on...
by steveman
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I Love my Prophet 5, but need an alternative...
Replies: 29
Views: 4546

I will try out the Prophet 8, but does anyone know anything about the Prophet T8 ? Rare (350 made), expensive, great weighted 76 note keyboard (but prolly v expensive to fix). Probably an even bigger potential money pit than a Prophet 5 :wink: All you need to know here : http://www.soundonsound.com...
by steveman
Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hot DCO Discussion!
Replies: 54
Views: 6946

in digital systems I think you can have a perfect square as it would be generated by binary calculations rather than a drop of x over y. Binary systems can only exist in one of two states, 1 and 0 hence a perfect square is achievable. Don't take my word for it though I'm just guessing. MW. There's ...
by steveman
Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hot DCO Discussion!
Replies: 54
Views: 6946

in digital systems I think you can have a perfect square as it would be generated by binary calculations rather than a drop of x over y. Binary systems can only exist in one of two states, 1 and 0 hence a perfect square is achievable. Don't take my word for it though I'm just guessing. MW. There's ...
by steveman
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The mods within my Juno 60. What the?
Replies: 20
Views: 2273

Maybe that 'mod' is the only thing keeping it working...
by steveman
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Oscilloscope?
Replies: 15
Views: 2160

kogmachine wrote:Ok thanks, but I've never heard of BNC inputs before. Can they adapt to 1/4 inch cables or RCA?
You can get RCA -> BNC adaptors v easily, try Radioshack.
by steveman
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mono/Poly vs. Polysix
Replies: 39
Views: 5794

so with an OBXa, all the filters are controlled simultaneously? i.e. via the same cutoff, res and modulation controls? I know it doesn't have individual filter controls for each voice... so what is the difference in sound between a filter per voice that is simultaneously controlled and running all ...
by steveman
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Smith talks about the devel of the P08
Replies: 47
Views: 4719

Wow....you guys in the US can get the Prophet '08 for about $2100.00? Here in the UK it costs the equivilent of $3427.00 We always get the best deals....here in the UK. Someone somewhere is making a shitload of money. Id love to know where the $1300.00 increase has come from. On top of all that, ho...
by steveman
Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Brian Eno/Peter Gabriel pad sound (Dune soundtrack/Passion)
Replies: 20
Views: 7015

Never thought of any association between Eno and the CS80. 1983? Probably Prophet 5 and maybe DX7 ;)
As for Toto, probably everything and the kitchen sink (including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra).
Peter Gabriel was a big Fairlight user around then.
by steveman
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS-80
Replies: 94
Views: 12079

Re: use it

eisbich wrote:i imported this from canada, sourced legs and factory manual, its a great feeling to own one not now but in time they will fetch crazy money,
i believe less than 200 are working now i believe kate bush still has one
Ah, so you're a collector waiting for it to appreciate? :x
by steveman
Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If the PO8 is a big market hit...
Replies: 48
Views: 7191

It seems to me that if DCI can sell a good-sounding 8-DCO synth for $2000, it would be perfectly possible to make a 6 DCO-synth for $1500 to $2000 ; which is less than the price of some current VAs. Why would it cost that little? The maths just doesn't work like that. It would save 4 DCOs and 2 VCF...
by steveman
Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rick Wakeman string synths
Replies: 15
Views: 4245

Re: Well, that settles it.............

jplavidfan wrote: Around the same time, I shot Genesis doing Selling England by the Pound (which included most of Foxtrot and Nursery Crime as well, and The Knife.
Can I just say "you lucky lucky bastard!" :)
by steveman
Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Another stupid question about Voltage....
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Box wrote:Alrighty, I'm back. It's 12 Watts max (100-240VAC/50-60Hz). So I don't think you'll need a power converter of any sort.
Obviously has an autoswitching power supply. The only thing you'll need is a 2/3 plug/pin adaptor.