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by Mr Knesh
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: equipment that instantly inspires workflow
Replies: 48
Views: 3606

Re: equipment that instantly inspires workflow

princefan3 wrote:equipment that instantly inspires workflow

I like the kind of equipment that makes noises when you touch it.
by Mr Knesh
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?
Replies: 37
Views: 3502

Re: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?

mharris80 wrote:
Mr Knesh wrote:
And yet, around the same time period those were new, many who didn't have a 303 were using a Korg to get their ersatz acid sounds. There's gotta be some irony in there somewhere. :D
Korg what? like the prophecy?
by Mr Knesh
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?
Replies: 37
Views: 3502

Re: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?

Pretty much every synth (hard or soft) you buy these days has a few 303-wannabe patches included in the factory set. Not to mention all the loop libraries loaded with squelch... This does not mean that pretty much every synth can make that sound good. An example of this that I have been struggling ...
by Mr Knesh
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?
Replies: 37
Views: 3502

Re: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?

meatballfulton wrote: As far as I can tell that's the case. If you don't tweak the knobs it gets pretty boring to listen to a 303 ;)

But then what do I know, my name's not Ishkur... :dancer:
Listening to a 303 that isn't being tweaked to h**l and back is boring.
by Mr Knesh
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2964

Re: Vintage synth prices

@Mr Knesh Fair enough, but then why buy any new piece of gear at all? I understand your point. But I still disagree. I made a TON of music with nothing but a Roland EM-10 and an 8-track recorder. I purchased other equipment to modify the way in which I made music, but the gear was not the device wh...
by Mr Knesh
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?
Replies: 37
Views: 3502

Re: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?

I don't think anything Greg Hawkes put on that record could be considered acid, but it is a good example of an early use of the tb303.



here is a neat first look at the historical use of the 303.

part II -
by Mr Knesh
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?
Replies: 37
Views: 3502

Re: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?

Because it was the 303 that began it all!

gimme a moment and I will fetch a video for you.


Edit: Here is the general idea

by Mr Knesh
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2964

Re: Vintage synth prices

There is also the question of opportunity cost. You might refuse to pay, say, $200 more for a synth because it doesn't seem to be worth it, but in making that decision you might be denying yourself the lost creativity that you would have had if you had just taken the deal, gotten the synth, and exp...
by Mr Knesh
Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2964

Re: Vintage synth prices

Simply tracking the selling prices of pieces of vintage equipment can be misleading as well, since a huge amount of their value comes with the condition they are in. So looking at the prices and you see a piece of gear sold for $2000 when it usually sells for $800, it makes it difficult to determine...
by Mr Knesh
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2964

Re: Vintage synth prices

Cumulus wrote:The highest price depends on whether some guy in Philly drinks a little too much wine and decides he really wants that MS-20....
I would have won it too, but some damned {insert offensive noun} outbid me in the last 30 seconds!

That wine was really good, really fruity with an aftertaste of feta.
by Mr Knesh
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?
Replies: 63
Views: 5397

Re: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?

I don't think the climate is right amongst the various synthesizer manufacturers for another massive over-haul of synthesizer interfaces. All of the modern companies either can't be bothered to create a new form of interface, or they are developing their own usb interface. Midi has needed a massive ...
by Mr Knesh
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2964

Re: Vintage synth prices

sequentialsoftshock wrote:
Mind adding Pro~One, BitOne, & MS 20?
Not at all!
by Mr Knesh
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2964

Re: Vintage synth prices

I have started a google dox that I will be tracking the selling and shipping price of a variety synthesizers or modules that I am interested in. Let me know if there is a synth that you want tracked and I can add it to the doc. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah492P9az5uWdHJZeHVnd1EwMXk...
by Mr Knesh
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: just me? or do youtube demos all suck
Replies: 84
Views: 5902

Re: just me? or do youtube demos all suck

This thread is being completely ruined by

> Opinions

:lol:
by Mr Knesh
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is leaving a synth on generally a bad habit?
Replies: 7
Views: 3921

Re: Is leaving a synth on generally a bad habit?

I had worked at a Guitar Center for a long while and we would keep our synths and speakers on all day, and power them down at night. So the keyboards were on for 10 hours or more a day. I never once had a fault or problem with any of them, and this included electrical problems as the wiring in that ...