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by Angstwulf
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: roland micro cube amp for synths
Replies: 4
Views: 2611

Re: roland micro cube amp for synths

I'm only going by online reviews but the Alesis Transactive may be a good option if you need a longer battery life and more power.
by Angstwulf
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Good Command Station ROM's for more drum sounds?
Replies: 12
Views: 2580

Re: Good Command Station ROM's for more drum sounds?

Seems like maybe I should just save up/sell something and go for the Protean Drums. This site has the Composer ROM listed for sale at $50: http://www.eprelectronics.com/store/html/Products/E-mu-Accessories/E-mu~Ensoniq-Sound-ROMS/index.html , though I haven't contacted them to verify that they actu...
by Angstwulf
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Best synth you can buy for $500?
Replies: 21
Views: 3214

Re: Best synth you can buy for $500?

Sequencer not necessary, want good poly, would like analog but it's not expected, or necessary, knobs+sliders would be nice as well. Prefer a lo-fi type of sound, dirty, and with character . Nothing that sounds too clean. Most importantly I'm looking for good value, thanks. Right now, I'm looking a...
by Angstwulf
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Good Command Station ROM's for more drum sounds?
Replies: 12
Views: 2580

Re: Good Command Station ROM's for more drum sounds?

A few other possibilities. World ROM: As pricey if not more so than the Protean Drums ROM ($250 to $300 on Ebay). Excellent and, IMO, still relevant for hand percussion and tuned percussion instruments. Programming the raw waves can yield some otherworldly percussion instruments. Limited standard la...
by Angstwulf
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts about rompler synthesis
Replies: 203
Views: 23865

Re: Your thoughts about rompler synthesis

I think this debate ignores one principle on which all owners of synthesisers, work-stations and ROMplers can agree: Keyboard arrangers suck and their users are filthy rat bastards. Now can we have a group hug? PS - I think AG hit it right on the bullseye. I've never even heard the term ROMpler used...
by Angstwulf
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver
Replies: 9
Views: 1883

Re: an alesis micron as midi keyboard for a desktop evolver

Stab Frenzy wrote:The Evolver already has a sequencer, and it's easier to use than the one in the Micron.
Hmmmm...I wonder what you could do with the Micron's sequencer controlling the root note/start trigger on the Evolver's sequencer...
by Angstwulf
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: what works well with pk-5
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: what works well with pk-5

Another thought: would you consider a rompler with decent vintage-y presets? Reason I'm asking is that the PK-5 is polyphonic and on top of that you can assign each key to a different note value. This lets you use it to tap out drum/percussion lines with your feet. You can also control drone-y sound...
by Angstwulf
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: what works well with pk-5
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: what works well with pk-5

DSI Desktop Evolver - that's what I use. It's great for "playing" the sequencer.

If you want to really get Taurus-y: Moog Rogue (the Taurus II sound source or so I've heard) or a Voyager rack. That would be really cool.
by Angstwulf
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: John Carpenter Synths
Replies: 36
Views: 20664

Re: John Carpenter Synths

Halloween III with Nick Cage? Are the studios contractually obligated to put him in every third remake released??? Sheesh. Oh well, I'll survive so long as they leave my two preciousesss alone: Prince of Darkness (another excellent soundtrack) and In The Mouth of Madness (I'm not always a fan of his...
by Angstwulf
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: desktop rack
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: desktop rack

Nice! How much it cost ya?
by Angstwulf
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: desktop rack
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: desktop rack

I hope you eventually get the time to build your own. Non-travelling desktops are insanely easy to make and you can customize them in ways the commercially available ones can't. For cheap travel racks: if by travel, you mean locally in your car, remember that the standard US milk crate is about the ...
by Angstwulf
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Kaoss Pad 2 or mini-KP?
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: Kaoss Pad 2 or mini-KP?

KP-2: A great standalone effects tabletop unit. Versatile, almost an instrument in its own right. Amazing for "shits and grins" sound mangling. Mini-DP: A pocket multi-effects unit with really good sounds and a low price. Perfect for sticking in your pocket when you head out, "just in case" or for q...
by Angstwulf
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dear Virus,
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Dear Virus,

Where are the Barry White covers played on a Virus when we need them the most?

Get a room, willya?
by Angstwulf
Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Small analog synth recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2730

Re: Small analog synth recommendations?

i just wonder why you suggest something that is not even out? never tried it but you would suggest it? there's plenty of keyboard already out, at affordable price on the second market. True, true...it's not a thing to buy sight unseen, but the engine is proven and absent the encoder issue [which th...
by Angstwulf
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Small analog synth recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 2730

Re: Small analog synth recommendations?

Like above, I'd also recommend holding out until the Mopho keyboard comes out. If you can extend your budget to around $800, you could also find a used Evolver or Lil'Phatty when the wind's blowing in the right direction. If you are okay with analog-ish : what about the Alesis Micron, Novation X-Sta...