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by Synthazaiser
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your first synth.
Replies: 102
Views: 7370

I still have my Poly-800. I often think of selling it, but then I turn it on again and come up with something new. I won't sell it until I have another analog (sorta) polysynth (the mono/poly doesn't have useful polyphony), another sequencer, and another keyboard with MIDI.
by Synthazaiser
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tiracon 6V
Replies: 8
Views: 4296

Wow, that looks like an interesting synth. Best of luck with the restoration, and be sure to post some sound bites of it when you're done.
by Synthazaiser
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Tama Techstar sustain issue
Replies: 5
Views: 543

I tried triggering the synth with my tr505 rim shot. It is still sustaining, but it is even fainter than I thought the first time, and all the channels do it when the pitch is set in the mid to high range. So, thank you for the help and I guess that is just the way it is. It's really hardly there at...
by Synthazaiser
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Tama Techstar sustain issue
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Tama Techstar sustain issue

I'm looking at buying a tama techstar ts306. I have got it on loan right now to try it out, but there is one minor problem. One of the 4 toms sustains very faintly in the background until the synth is turned off and back on again. I'm using my Mono/Poly to trigger it right now, if that has anything ...
by Synthazaiser
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can a synth be unbearable, fearless, polluted & cultured
Replies: 15
Views: 1743

I also thought this was going to be pretty lame when I first looked at it, but I found that a description like this is much more useful than specifications or even some little bit of sound clip. Also, very acurrate.
by Synthazaiser
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: value of Yamaha CP-30?
Replies: 18
Views: 1808

I just got one last week for $26. The only problem is that the treble and bass knobs don't move. I don't think this is a typical price. Ebay is great. :)
by Synthazaiser
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hammond B3!
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Hammond B3!

Okay, I know It is not a synth, but I need to talk about my latest purchase. My mother was at a yardsale last saturday at a retirement home. She stops in to see me at work and says she got me an organ. I'm thinking "whatever, I already have two organs. I get home and sitting at the top of my steps i...
by Synthazaiser
Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Single most crucial part of a synth
Replies: 67
Views: 5508

I prefer a synthesizer with all of the mentioned components. I say that the most crucial part of making music with a synth is how you use whatever sound you manage to produce in context.
by Synthazaiser
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is rarest piece(s) of kit?
Replies: 97
Views: 8569

My GEM organ's rare also, but that doesn't make it desireable or anything.
by Synthazaiser
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is rarest piece(s) of kit?
Replies: 97
Views: 8569

It seems like Mono/Polys are kind of rare.
by Synthazaiser
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: favorite performance controls?
Replies: 26
Views: 1666

I've used all of the controls and I'd have to say I prefer the Korg Stick. The standard wheels just don't feel natural to use. The only synth I've ever used with a ribbon control is the JP-8000. I find it a little bit tempermental sometimes. I think I would have a easier time with the ribbon if it w...
by Synthazaiser
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's the worst synth ever made?
Replies: 219
Views: 27733

I really think the DX27 sucks. It just sounds thin and it's very anooying to program. If you don't want to program, there are only a couple of good presets (<6> Tease and Brass 3). I really hate it. There are only two reasons I keep it around. I don't want to spend money on a midi controller for my ...
by Synthazaiser
Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Practice rountines?
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

I think practicing with scales and such are great, but I find the most useful practicing is playing along with a somewhat challenging song until you get it right. I'm no expert, but this is what I do.
by Synthazaiser
Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Technique Vs Polyphony
Replies: 8
Views: 978

I don't think you really need polyphony as much as good musical phrases and such. Think of how many catchy vocal melodies there are. The singer is monophonic.
by Synthazaiser
Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much gear did you have in high school?
Replies: 252
Views: 27094

I'm 16 and you can see my gear in my signature. Bought most of my stuff for cheap or got it for free (except for the Mono/Poly). I also paid for it myself.