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by Angstwulf
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Battle of the Reverbs: Alesis Wedge vs. Boss RV-5 etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 5478

Re: Battle of the Reverbs: Alesis Wedge vs. Boss RV-5 etc.

Yea, but not because the pedals suck (though I will say the demo above of the HG let me know it wouldn't be for me - the nodal resonances bothered me) - but because the reverb racks I use let you get realism or ambient washes, plate sounds as well as rooms, and then deep space sustains as well as ....
by Angstwulf
Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Battle of the Reverbs: Alesis Wedge vs. Boss RV-5 etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 5478

Re: Battle of the Reverbs: Alesis Wedge vs. Boss RV-5 etc.

I'm not sure how a synth would sound through the holy grail, as I've only heard guitars through them in online demos. I like them although I have to admit that I tend to go for weird shimmery washes rather than realistic reverbs. The Cathedral appeals a bit more to me than the Holy Grails because o...
by Angstwulf
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Battle of the Reverbs: Alesis Wedge vs. Boss RV-5 etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 5478

Re: Battle of the Reverbs: Alesis Wedge vs. Boss RV-5 etc.

+1 on the Wedge. And yeah, it's not hard to pick one up for nothing - I got mine for about $30 as well. @Aeon: a little off topic (since it sounds a bit out of the OP's price point) but if you want big but aren't necessarily going for "so realistic you'd think you were in Westminsiter Abbey" would y...
by Angstwulf
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what is the best synthesizer from the 2000's (2000-2010) ?
Replies: 89
Views: 16581

Re: what is the best synthesizer from the 2000's (2000-2010) ?

Best is a majorly loaded term here. Too many ways to look at it. Best sounding. Opinions on best in sound are like arseholes: everyone has one. There are some synths that had me at hello and never let go: The Evolver, the Voyager and the Buchla 200e have each affected me in that way. Best in spec: I...
by Angstwulf
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: does anyone else feel this way about the DSI MEK
Replies: 42
Views: 6702

Re: does anyone else feel this way about the DSI MEK

I wanted to comment on some of the posts that feel the MEK requires a lot of menu diving. Of any of the current non-VA synths out there, my feeling is the only more direct programmer out there is the Voyager. The whole "push a button to get to ocs 1/2/3/4" bit isn't any different than, for example, ...
by Angstwulf
Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: does anyone else feel this way about the DSI MEK
Replies: 42
Views: 6702

Re: does anyone else feel this way about the DSI MEK

I bonded with the Evolver sound pretty quickly. I disagree that it can only sound thin/digital. It can but you just have to learn what parameters don't do it for you. I also have more than one template preset: a standard detuned sawtooth with an piano-esque envelope, a detuned sawtooth drone and an ...
by Angstwulf
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I need a good affordable Vocoder
Replies: 10
Views: 2623

Re: I need a good affordable Vocoder

Try out an Electro Harmonix Voice Box.
by Angstwulf
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Access Limited Edition?
Replies: 15
Views: 2166

Re: Access Limited Edition?

My fuzzy recollection is the first Indigo was intended as a limited release. Don't know if the early ones were numbered. They saw a genuine demand and made it part of the lineup.

The Redbacks were strictly limited and numbered.
by Angstwulf
Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Opinions/Experiences: PEK Combos
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Opinions/Experiences: PEK Combos

Thinking about making the leap from an EVO to an MEK or PEK. Aside from the obvious concerns of cost/size and difference in functions, I am concerned about this: Is the PEK in multi-timbral (combo?) mode easy/fun/intuitive? I'm pretty comfortable in running two sequences/drones side by side on my EV...
by Angstwulf
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Hardware Chord Memorizer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Hardware Chord Memorizer?

This is theoretical and expensive:

Bass fitted with hex/midi pickup => MIDI conversion box (Roland GI20?) => MPC1000 w/ JJ OS2 XL => module

Mind you, that's probably a couple of thousand Euros for something hard to set up and inaccurate and buggy. :(
by Angstwulf
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Simple, cheap MIDI step sequencer?
Replies: 19
Views: 3049

Another possibility is an old Yamaha QY 10/20/70.
A little fiddly but they are small, cheap (I've seen them for $40) and you can use one to sequence multiple synths.
by Angstwulf
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sequencer to replace bassist
Replies: 16
Views: 11317

How close to a real bass guitar do you need? How "live" sounding are your bass lines? ie, can you do with rhythmic patterns or do you want the bass lines to go all over the place? If you want to "replace" a bassist, go with a keyboard workstation w/ a built in sequencer. In the mix, some of them do ...
by Angstwulf
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths the Big 3 should release ^.^ (photoshoppers welcome!)
Replies: 73
Views: 12009

I am bored at work at the mo! ha poly voyager/blofeld with MPC & kaoss pad etc............. this can do the lot! well whatever you suggest it can do (In my head! ha) http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/7276/mysynthxv6.jpg :wink: If it ran on batteries, I'd be so ready to buy one! Seriously, I have the...
by Angstwulf
Wed May 28, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Hooking up an MPC to an electronic drum kit?
Replies: 5
Views: 2348

I'm in the process of setting up a DrumKat EZ to trigger my MPC1000. It's pretty easy and works well. I haven't tried layering sounds yet or setting the hi-hat "chik" to cut off the hi-hat "open" sample.

Any decent drum module with a MIDI out should do it as well.
by Angstwulf
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: E-MU Vintage Pro
Replies: 13
Views: 1863

I haven't used a Vintage Pro but if the organs on the Composer and Sounds of the ZR roms are any indication, then I would expect them to be top notch. The World Rom is almost worth the money. I had a case of the stupids last year and bought one for my MP-7. I would say that plus the drums on the Vin...