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by Arddhu
Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In-depth, hands on digitals? Best of?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

Plus it looks bloody boring! :lol:
by Arddhu
Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In-depth, hands on digitals? Best of?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

And so therefore the PK-6 would be the keyed version of the P2000?
Is the P2000 that much inferior to the 2500?
by Arddhu
Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In-depth, hands on digitals? Best of?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

Yeah I've just been looking into the P2500 as I noticed how damn cheap they are over in the US. Under $400! But yes it does look rather daunting, but I'd rather something that's daunting with a steep curve than something simply laid out with limited functions. It's why I'm looking into digital more ...
by Arddhu
Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In-depth, hands on digitals? Best of?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

Cool, thanks. I'll definitely keep my eye for either of those two now I think, though I'm not known for rational/logical decisions. I'll most likely end up with an electric accordian as I manage to convince myself it'll be really cool. :shock: Just a bummer you have to buy all your synths unplayed i...
by Arddhu
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In-depth, hands on digitals? Best of?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

Haha, yeah it's an awesome looking beast. I thought someone would've linked a while back? One day I'll find a modern-day equivalent though I think I've just been overloaded with info the last couple of days. So confused! So many options! :D Well anyway at least it seems the digital advantage is thei...
by Arddhu
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The ETI/Maplin Update
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

:D Will do!
by Arddhu
Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The ETI/Maplin Update
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

OK. I started the cleaning job today. Just working all the pots and cleaning as much of the exterior grime I could get to. Also had an electronics guru look it over and he agrees testing the caps and replacing the dead ones but the verdict is she's all put together really well!! Hurrah! Only problem...
by Arddhu
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In-depth, hands on digitals? Best of?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

Well I must say. As deep and cool as the Kurzweils look I think I find them a bit inhibiting. I don't really have much need for a huge sequencer and organ emulations. If they made a performance model sans 4000000 presets and without all the glam I would probably be more tempted. (It would probably b...
by Arddhu
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In-depth, hands on digitals? Best of?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

Na that's definitely a bit beyond my financial reach at the moment.
Just thought it odd that some people are asking similar money for a used K2000 as a new K2661.

Anyway, I shall continue my research!

Cheers!
by Arddhu
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In-depth, hands on digitals? Best of?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

Thanks for the info. Okey Dokey. If I can try and revive this thread again. Just got a couple more questions. If I'm looking at the Kurzweils, is there anything wrong with the K2000 and what makes the new K2661's so much cheaper than the rest? Are they missing some vital element that makes VAST so v...
by Arddhu
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In-depth, hands on digitals? Best of?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

And if I may ask another before you all rush in to reply? :D Forgive my midi naivety but I'm just wondering if there's any knobless synths that do like the D-50's JX's etc with the seperate programmer? But can assign functions to your generic knob-box instead of a custom programmer? Does that even m...
by Arddhu
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In-depth, hands on digitals? Best of?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

OK. Sorry to digress here but I'm just wondering if I went the PC & Knob-Box path, what would a reccomended knob-box be?
I've had a bit of a squiz at the Novation SL Zero. Any other pointers? Basically just count knobs and the box with more, wins?
by Arddhu
Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The ETI/Maplin Update
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

I think I was reading also that the Maplins were digital/analogue hybrids; such as the keyboards were digitally controlled as was something else, though it escapes me at the moment.
Should make things more interesting.
by Arddhu
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The ETI/Maplin Update
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

The ETI/Maplin Update

Just got my 4600 today. I think I've got some work ahead of me. I think it's been sitting in the bloke's garage for about 20 years and it sounds like it too. From what I can tell, the keyboard doesn't track, the mixers now change the pitch of the oscillators, a couple of the oscs act as lfos even wh...
by Arddhu
Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: In-depth, hands on digitals? Best of?
Replies: 54
Views: 8036

Ah yes. Sorry about that. I was wondering how to word that properly, but obviously I didn't! I understand what you mean totally. I maybe wouldn't have last week but just the last couple of days my interest in the digital domain has resurfaced. I wasn't implying the old "ROMpler=non-synth" affair. Ch...