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by Automatic Gainsay
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams
Replies: 155
Views: 25418

Re: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams

Since we're already in a different part of the galaxy as far as sticking to the subject goes, I'm curious: what kind of beer are you expanding your gut with, Marc? Same goes for all of you: what's your favorite beer? Or, if you can't decide, top three? I know microbrews are regional for the most pa...
by Automatic Gainsay
Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams
Replies: 155
Views: 25418

Re: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams

So did that belly grow any more since then, considering that there's been a whole year of pouring beer into it? :D Well, what you're looking at there is the result of at least 7 years of constantly pouring beer into it. So, no. But I am not daunted. I'm told if you want your dreams to come true, yo...
by Automatic Gainsay
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams
Replies: 155
Views: 25418

Re: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams

Bitexion wrote:He wishes he was :D
NO COMMENT :D
by Automatic Gainsay
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams
Replies: 155
Views: 25418

Re: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams

phesago wrote:Is that a beer gut Doty? :lol:
Well, it's a pathetic showing for a beer gut, really. I mean, s**t… with the amount of beer I pour into that thing, it's kind of a failure.
by Automatic Gainsay
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now
Replies: 127
Views: 19608

Re: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now

I have nothing but respect for you, but for the first time ever, I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree ;) There's no reason why programmability should interfere with the analogue path. The CV gets read from whatever parameter is being stored, put through an A/D converter for CV value storage, an...
by Automatic Gainsay
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now
Replies: 127
Views: 19608

Re: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now

I read that they weren't doing an exact replica, instead modernising a famous synth bringing functionality of today to the table. if we were to take this argument throughout the gambit of analogue synth with patch memory/digital controls, that would mean the memory moog, elka synthex etc would suck...
by Automatic Gainsay
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now
Replies: 127
Views: 19608

Re: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now

I'd hate to be so cliché as to be the one to point this out: But there is no way you can keep anything close to the original Odyssey design and also have presets or patch memory. You are going to need a nice thick layer of digital between the controls and the functionality to do that. And that will ...
by Automatic Gainsay
Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the best old hardware PAD machine? (ambient pads and drones)
Replies: 47
Views: 10673

Re: the best old hardware PAD machine? (ambient pads and dro

Okay... here's the thing: The term "pad" originally meant "sound that filled space." If there was space in the mix, you filled it with a nice chord. The term "pad" didn't really pop up until we had synths that could fill a space with something interesting and unobtrusive. The M1 pretty much INVENTED...
by Automatic Gainsay
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why KORG will never release a *real* drum machine
Replies: 30
Views: 5274

Re: Why KORG will never release a *real* drum machine

This is preposterous. First of all: Moog came out with the Minimoog. Then, a couple years later, Moog came out with the effing SATELLITE. And why? In response to the effing ARP Pro Soloist. THEN all of the Japanese companies came out with their various smaller "this makes synth sounds" preset synths...
by Automatic Gainsay
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer to make analog polysynths !
Replies: 79
Views: 14691

Re: Behringer to make analog polysynths !

Yay! The pedant is here! The CS-80 didn't come out in 1975. The CS-50 came out before the CS-80 in 1977. The Polymoog wasn't entirely paraphonic. The presets were not paraphonic at all. The Polycom chip had a synth for each note. While some may have disappointed about the synth, many weren't. There ...
by Automatic Gainsay
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?
Replies: 44
Views: 6524

Re: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?

The whole point of experiencing live orchestral music is having the experience of live orchestral music. The notion that it can be or should be simulated with samplers or software is kind of ridiculous. Listening to an orchestra live is not only an aural experience, but also a physical experience. I...
by Automatic Gainsay
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth has the most Mojo?
Replies: 51
Views: 9627

Re: What Synth has the most Mojo?

Someone mentioned the MG1? That is kind of my definition of mojo. I've played a lot of other Moogs, but that little synth is so bratty and just plain 70's/80's sounding! The polyphony section gets a lot of hate. But it actually can make for some nifty sounds. Think phaser effect and a low mono osc ...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Played a Model D, had an epiphany!
Replies: 53
Views: 7620

Re: Played a Model D, had an epiphany!

Ah, groundless mud slinging. Or trolling, depending on how you look at it. Anywho, calling the instruments worthless could never be taken seriously in light of the fact that people have been inspired to create great music with them for over 20 years, and continue to enjoy them through great music t...
by Automatic Gainsay
Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequencer for Korg MS-20
Replies: 32
Views: 6915

Re: Sequencer for Korg MS-20

Didn't you buy an Alesis sequencer yourself? How are you supposed to play other synths live to a running sequence, if you are using your hands to play the sequence? Why should he sell his synth if he's happy with it? ARE YOU STALKING ME? HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT I HAVE? Okay, JK. The MMT-8 is a MIDI se...
by Automatic Gainsay
Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequencer for Korg MS-20
Replies: 32
Views: 6915

Re: Sequencer for Korg MS-20

Or, you could just play it with your hands.

Or, sell it and buy a score of MS-20 Minis that you could play via MIDI...