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by steveman
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Questions about Oberheim OB-Xa/OB-8
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

I purchased my mini from Adam Holzman. He used it while he was in Miles Davis' band in the mid-eighties. It's in excellent condition and it has several sweet spots! This is definitely one with the old osc board. I feel fortunate to have all these classic boards. I'm a guitarist first, but got my fi...
by steveman
Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 140717

An evolver keyboard costs about 35% more in the UK. One would assume that a Prophet would not cost twice as much. Maybe they are pricing the signature model mentioned in this thread, or are planning on charing an absurd price for the first few they sell. While Turnkey seem expensive, they aren't ac...
by steveman
Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 140717

UK people, I phoned Turnkey today just in case you were thinking of doing the same. The guy I spoke to there was equally as interested in it's arrival as me! As suspected they would estimate the price to be around the £2,000 mark and they should be getting some in shortly after it starts shipping i...
by steveman
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 140717

looking at last few pages, if you are a moderator on VSE, does that mean you can use words like "bullshit", "f**k" and "shut up" more freely ?? i've never seen a mod on any forum use such language. Tallow r u power-tripping' or what's happening? cmon, manners and calm first. do what u have to do if...
by steveman
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1U Rack ROMpler
Replies: 39
Views: 4182

Awkward 1/2 rack I know but the XV-2020 is the kid brother of the 5050. Only downside is only stereo outs, and front panel editing sucks.
by steveman
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I have need of a warm pad sound for DX7
Replies: 16
Views: 6708

Putting a Yamaha DX-synth through a Solina chorus works wonders for the sound. This is something you would need to build though. A possible alternative (which I haven't tried) is feeding it into the external input of a Roland RS-09 string machine. Using a Roland Dimension-C pedal sounds nice too, b...
by steveman
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Prophet 8?
Replies: 54
Views: 6233

mazzlegasm Must remember that, great word... :) Are there really only 256 programs? These are RAM? Doesn't seem like many for a 2007 synth, however, the Moog LP only has room for 128, which doesn't seem like very many. As a point of comparison, the Virus TI has 2,000+ sounds in ROM and room for ano...
by steveman
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I have need of a warm pad sound for DX7
Replies: 16
Views: 6708

It's been a long time since I've done any FM programming, but a trick I recall is to actually set 1 of the carriers to something like 0.1-1Hz (no keytracking). This'll give you some thickening, it sounds different from setting a modulator to a low freq.
by steveman
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tears for Fears writeup in Mix
Replies: 50
Views: 14242

My favourite non-hit from that album is "track #2, "Working Hour." I'm guessing that those pitch envelopes from the beginning were generated on the Jupiter 8, but one of you may have the true answer. And, naturally the sound of a Yamaha CP70 piano. My favourite track on the album too. Remember seei...
by steveman
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 140717

Re: wow

having read through this thread, i am amazed by some things completely... 1. people are actually MAD that dave would make a synth without consulting them first...? excuse me but ...HUH??? 2. people are already talking about how it sounds and they have NEVER STOOD IN FRONT OF ONE... HUH?? 3. people ...
by steveman
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog synths and drums to 2 inch tape.
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: Synths to Analog Tape Demo

rdemon wrote:Does anybody have an example (MP3) of synths recorded to analog tape vs. digital?
I'm sure you'd be able to spot the difference easily using MP3... :wink:
by steveman
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 140717

I don't think there were any truly multitimbral analogues before modern machines like the Andromeda Sequential Six Trak. Akai VX600 As I said They almost always relied on note / keyboard splits, or had a fixed no. of voices per part. Sixtrak was 1 note per part wasn't it?. Just found this: "When pl...
by steveman
Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 140717

Not multitimbral? I just don't get that, in this day that should be built in to all polysynths, particularly analog ones, as it can be useful to have 8 monosynths in a box as well as an 8 voice poly, and to be able to divide them as you wish. Even if you don;t get separate voice outputs (whihc woul...
by steveman
Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 140717

:shock: WOOOHOOO!!! :D

As long as it looks as good as the original :)
by steveman
Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Lil Phatty vs Gforce Minimonsta
Replies: 38
Views: 3846

Glad you've got a big modular :wink: Nobody said softsynths sound the same, that's not the argument. I too prefer hardware and a direct tactile interface. I'm disagreeing in terms of 'musical skill' there's any difference between hardware and a software representation of that hardware, and that most...