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by Automatic Gainsay
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty
Replies: 33
Views: 19279

Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

If your synth takes 30 minutes to stabilize, whether it is vintage OR modern... it is broken.
A Moog modular doesn't take that long to stabilize as good as it's going to.
by Automatic Gainsay
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: EMS Synthi 100 restored!
Replies: 29
Views: 2994

Re: EMS Synthi 100 restored!

I believe the term for access to multiple voices via sequencing is "multitimbrality?"
Am I wrong about that?
by Automatic Gainsay
Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: how to vintage your synth
Replies: 46
Views: 4535

Re: how to vintage your synth

I guess the major handicap to this being humorous is that it seems to be a joke made to guitarists with keyboards. We don't seek keyboards for looking old and worn. In fact, keyboards that are worn or damaged INVARIABLY have considerably less value than those which are not worn or damaged. When we s...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: EMS Synthi 100 restored!
Replies: 29
Views: 2994

Re: EMS Synthi 100 restored!

Unfortunately, polyphony isn't defined by control voltages, it's defined by how many notes you can play when pressing keys. How many notes can be created via programming and non-realtime playing through sequencing is a different matter.
by Automatic Gainsay
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland JD/Xi
Replies: 187
Views: 26516

Re: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland JD/Xi

Even AG hasn't gotten his ;) Not really my thing. If I want a tiny analog monosynth, I'm not going to buy a tiny digital Roland synth to get it. Also, this isn't a "hybrid." That word has been used for a LONG time to describe synthesizers that combine analog and digital functions in one synthesizer...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP 2600/Odyssey - Simple PIC Sequencer Interest?
Replies: 16
Views: 5839

Re: ARP 2600/Odyssey - Simple PIC Sequencer Interest?

Bitexion wrote:Dammit, nothing is predictable anymore.
Aww, it's okay, Bitexion... I'm irritatingly predictable in a lot of the other ways, still. :D
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP 2600/Odyssey - Simple PIC Sequencer Interest?
Replies: 16
Views: 5839

Re: ARP 2600/Odyssey - Simple PIC Sequencer Interest?

I've spent the weekend thus far freaking out with joy about the Analogue Solutions Leipzig and its sequencer integration.
I've lost my right to gripe about sequencers. :D
by Automatic Gainsay
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??
Replies: 37
Views: 6361

Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

"Compromised?"
How? How is this a "compromised" string synth?
Come on, Nathanscribe.
by Automatic Gainsay
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JX3P and PWM
Replies: 49
Views: 18447

Re: Roland JX3P and PWM

Well, I suppose you might not have heard of it, but there was an obscure little synthesizer called the "Odyssey" back in '72 that had independent PWM controls for both of its oscillators. No, you're right. I must be totally wrong about what I'm saying. Everyone: I take back what I said. Synthesis c...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??
Replies: 37
Views: 6361

Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

What good are free-running DCOs if they're all perfectly in tune? Being digitally out of phase isn't as good as being slightly out of tune!
by Automatic Gainsay
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JX3P and PWM
Replies: 49
Views: 18447

Re: Roland JX3P and PWM

Boys, boys, boys... I love you, but there is a nomenclature problem, here. Synthesis is the intentional authorship of sound. What we do with synthesizers, often, is make the noises that synthesizers make. The point where the Minimoog was created was the point where we stopped authoring timbre, and s...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JX3P and PWM
Replies: 49
Views: 18447

Re: Roland JX3P and PWM

We all love PWM because it's a cool sound. But it's an effect, not a synthesis too. Lots of synths don't have it. Many vintage synths only had it as an apology for single oscillators. If you want it, seek a synth that has it. If you have a synth that doesn't have it... use the synth for what it does...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??
Replies: 37
Views: 6361

Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

DCOs shouldn't count, either. What the eff good are oscillators that are exactly in tune stacked atop each other? Sub oscillators are divisions of oscillators... they are aligned in frequency and phase... and therefore don't matter at all as a "separate oscillator." You can't detune a sub oscillator...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??
Replies: 37
Views: 6361

Re: 3-Oscillator Per Voice Polysynths??

Korg Lambda.
by Automatic Gainsay
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do people really not like the Micromoog?
Replies: 51
Views: 7281

Re: Do people really not like the Micromoog?

1. If we're talking about the merits of the Micromoog, we're not comparing it to every synth that was ever made... especially synths that have greater complexity or functionality than it does. In regard to what I said, I was comparing it to other budget vintage synthesizers, primarily Moogs. 2. You ...