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by Automatic Gainsay
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your lifelong equipment list
Replies: 84
Views: 12605

Re: Your lifelong equipment list

I think this is it, but it was probably more: Moog: Minimoog Opus 3 Sonic Six Micromoog MG-1 Modern Moog: Minitaur Korg: MonoPoly Delta Lambda (x2) MS-20 (x3) MS-20 Mini MS-50 MS-10 (x2) PS-3100 Volca Keys Volca Beats Volca Bass Volca FM ARP Odyssey Trinity Rackmount Prophecy C-15s Arturia: MiniBrut...
by Automatic Gainsay
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The 10 Most Widely Influential Synths Ever
Replies: 17
Views: 3081

Re: The 10 Most Widely Influential Synths Ever

"Influential" is a subjective term. But it's not hard to chart the importance, relevance, impact, of a variety of synths. It's just that people who really like certain types of music that they've experienced their whole lives tend to embrace the synths associated with those styles of music. As a mus...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?
Replies: 22
Views: 10755

Re: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?

"Warmth" comes from distortion and variability. There's no doubt that chorus, especially analog chorus, can create some really pleasing tone. When you take a functionally rigid DCO output and put it through a lot of great analog chorus, the result is beautiful... but it's still not like the output o...
by Automatic Gainsay
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?
Replies: 22
Views: 10755

Re: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?

You know, I love the JX3P as much as anyone. Probably more. I've owned three. But "warm?" "Warm?" Does the initialization "DCO" and its subsequent functionality mean anything to you? Nothing that is rigidly in tune can be "warm." That's just not how "warm" in regard to synths works. Yes, even if it ...
by Automatic Gainsay
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Might Be Up To Something.
Replies: 111
Views: 21083

Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

Ha ha ha, wow. Okay, if you guys are going to bash the MS-20 Mini, I'm going to have to ask you to have played an original MS-20. Yeah, it was bigger, but the knobs were total bullshit... loose and crappy. The Mini knobs may be small and of mediocre quality, but at least they have some resistance an...
by Automatic Gainsay
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Were analog computers the real ancestors of synthesizers?
Replies: 26
Views: 4384

Re: Were analog computers the real ancestors of synthesizers

While Pearlman was awesome, much of the work he is given credit for was done by Dennis Colin.
by Automatic Gainsay
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Were analog computers the real ancestors of synthesizers?
Replies: 26
Views: 4384

Re: Were analog computers the real ancestors of synthesizers

Devices that employ synthesis using analog technology predate devices that employ analog technology for computing.
by Automatic Gainsay
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which paraphonic synths have self-oscillating filters
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Which paraphonic synths have self-oscillating filters

Okay, I'm going to have to stop you in regard to the Sub 37. If you include it as a "paraphonic" synth, you have to include the ARP Odyssey, the Moog Sonic Six, and any other non-articulated duophonic synth. Moog only used the term "paraphonic" because they were inexplicably concerned about using th...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth things to do in New York?
Replies: 18
Views: 1908

Re: Synth things to do in New York?

Joey lives in Berlin, now. The last time I was in NYC, I visited The Analog Lab. It's an analog synth repair place run by Jeff Blenkinsopp, and it's truly amazing. When I was there, they had a PS-3300 and a Sonic V in addition to a million other things. You have to make an appointment, though... 21...
by Automatic Gainsay
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 56032

Re: Yamaha Reface

Yamaha brought back the PSS series.
by Automatic Gainsay
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 56032

Re: Yamaha Reface

God, it's horrible to be old. I remember when the An1x came out. Everyone hated it. It spent years being a stupid and mocked synth. Now, everyone's all in love with it. au contrair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHZGOeQ1jQ4[bbvideo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHZGOeQ1jQ4[/bbvideo] ;) Don't you...
by Automatic Gainsay
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 56032

Re: Yamaha Reface

God, it's horrible to be old. I remember when the An1x came out. Everyone hated it. It spent years being a stupid and mocked synth. Now, everyone's all in love with it. Same deal with just about every synth. Although I gotta say I'm really surprised that the M1 resurgence and the D-50 resurgence hav...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 56032

Re: Yamaha Reface

tim gueguen wrote:Reface will actually be a Kronos, but "refaced" with Yamaha logos etc. and a few different samples.
This is what I was thinking.
by Automatic Gainsay
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 56032

Re: Yamaha Reface

Stab Frenzy wrote:Maybe that just means they've made a synth with a huge sweet spot where everything it does comes out sounding nice and beautiful. It might have taken him several weeks to work out how to get the atonal screeches and blips that he enjoys making so much. ;)
:lol:
by Automatic Gainsay
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Recording Workshop, LA, Saturday, July 11
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Synth Recording Workshop, LA, Saturday, July 11

What is USB?
What is MIDI?
Why do I need them to record analog synths?