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by steveman
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Will my maestro phaser MP-1 gain value?
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Re: Will my maestro phaser MP-1 gain value?

I'm sure it'll be worth more in 20 years... :roll: If you want to sell it it, sell it, if you don't, don't. Trying to figure out what the 'market' will do is pointless.
by steveman
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Any VSTI versions of these synths?
Replies: 21
Views: 4071

Re: Any VSTI versions of these synths?

These are some hardware synths that I came on the main site and saw and had gained some interest in. I was just wondering if any of you guys know if there are any good (Close to the real thing, not shitty) VSTI versions of the following ones listed... Casio CZ-1 Roland D-50 Casio VZ-1 Casio FZ-1 Ya...
by steveman
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synths were used to make the terminator 2 soundtrack??
Replies: 17
Views: 8221

Re: What Synths were used to make the terminator 2 soundtrack??

By the time of the interview in Keyboard Fiedel planned to add a Fairlight CMI III. I'm not sure if he ever aquired one though. Yes he did! He even used it on Terminator 2. You can see it in the background on the "T2 Ultimate" DVD when he is being interviewed. EDIT: Found a pic: http://www.terminat...
by steveman
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hazardous asbestos in old synthesizers?
Replies: 31
Views: 2082

Re: Hazardous asbestos in old synthesizers?

Ok -- just how would you know by sight if it were there or not, that is my concern.. I have contacted a couple of restoration companies so far. Tell you what don't buy any of them, it'll help keep the prices down for the rest of us. How many more times do we need to tell you? Asbestos was used for ...
by steveman
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Future Retro product coming.
Replies: 411
Views: 23323

Re: New Future Retro product coming.

Now if you're sequencing a modular with a revolution you could send the output of the synth into the filter cutoff or other various paths right? So you could actually sequence the pitch and use the revo synth to control other things... that seems like a big advantage. Not really, unless all you wan...
by steveman
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 1u synths
Replies: 22
Views: 3656

Re: 1u synths

BlackGnosis wrote: I had a listen of its capability and its quite an impressive little box, 6 voice poly with mutitimbral capability is pretty win for a little box like that. gonna watch a few on ebay so I know how much I'll need after I get my returns.
BTW the Matrix 1000 is NOT multitimbral.
by steveman
Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My $500 Prophet 5
Replies: 59
Views: 5418

Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Youi lucky lucky b***tard, well done. I'm jealous of you guys in the US, all those potential deals. The UK retail scene is too small, so everyone tends to know what stuff is worth. VERY jealous of you as the Prophet 5 rev2 is my dream synth, but I'm not prepared to spend £1500+ on a nearly 30 year o...
by steveman
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: mic pre indecision
Replies: 12
Views: 1322

Re: mic pre indecision

2- fmr rnc, i would still like to find some a-b comparison with it. some poeple bash while other praise by it. I presume you mean the RNP? 3- dav bg1, i still have to read something negative about it and for what it's worth, the sound on sound review praised it (am i the only one that think that SO...
by steveman
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what is your take on vector synthesis
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: what is your take on vector synthesis

mostly of romplers have 4 layers inside each pads, you can program to fade the volume of x layer, while the other one is increasing, and assign this to a knob, and then you have something similar to a Vsynthesis... I've always thought of vector synthesis as dynamic control of the mix using a dedica...
by steveman
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ensoniq ESQ-1 $100 jump on it?
Replies: 28
Views: 2330

Re: Ensoniq ESQ-1 $100 jump on it?

Of those you've listed, only the ESQ-1 has analogue filters. Good modulation possibilities, very easy to get around programming wise. 3 DIg. oscillators with a selection of waveforms, think it'd be good for BoC style & being early digital has a lo-fi quality to it. For $100 it's a steal plus you'll ...
by steveman
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association
Replies: 34
Views: 4862

Re: Synthesizer : Pro User / VSE'r Association

Those I can make an immediate connection to... Alesis Andromeda - Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran), Phil Hartnoll (Orbital) ARP 2600 - Joe Zawinul ARP Odyssey - George Duke, Herbie Hancock ARP Quadra, Pro-Soloist - Tony Banks (Genesis) Casio VL-Tone ;) - Human League Elka Synthex - JM Jarre EMS Synthi A - ...
by steveman
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: List of Synthesizers Capable of Vector or Wavetable Synthesi
Replies: 35
Views: 3601

Re: List of Synthesizers Capable of Vector or Wavetable Synthesi

balma wrote:Excuse my ignorance but how do you distinguish them from the ROMPLERS?
Thought my post above explained it quite succintly... #-o
by steveman
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: List of Synthesizers Capable of Vector or Wavetable Synthesi
Replies: 35
Views: 3601

Re: List of Synthesizers Capable of Vector or Wavetable Synthesi

Err.. Guys, haven't we been here before? 'Wavetable' synths are just those that can scan through a series of connected (or disconnected) single cycle waveforms under the control of a modulator like an envelope or LFO. The original PPGs and the Waldorf synths can all do this, as can the Ensoniq VFX a...
by steveman
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: tube amps
Replies: 113
Views: 10142

Re: tube amps

synthecks wrote: I thought the lower the ohms the louder and more freqs the speakers were, no?
No. Lower impedance (ohms) may mean louder if your amp can handle it, but not necessarily. There's no connection between lower impedance and frequency range.
by steveman
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Good Gate Compressor for drums and hiss?
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Re: Good Gate Compressor for drums and hiss?

Hi, can anyone recommend a good Gate Compressor? I want one to gate sampled drum sounds such as 808/606 sounds but also I have heard that you can use them to cut out hiss sounds from my Korg Electribe? Basically recently I got a Korg Electribe SX-1 and have discovered it has a large hiss sound comi...