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by Phenom
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths with a pedigree
Replies: 46
Views: 3377

I was once offerred a D5 that used to be owned by Cliff Richard.

My mate once bought a guitar that was owned by Lorraine McIntosh from Deacon Blue.

I'll get my coat...
by Phenom
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I can't choose !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2338

Maybe Alex thought an arpeggiator would be handy for tangerine dream style stuff. I suggested a juno because they're cheap and the chorus makes evrything very warm and fizzy which can be nice for electro so I stick by that, but I also think it's crucial for electro to have at least dual-oscs, as det...
by Phenom
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Some advice on first synth?
Replies: 21
Views: 4708

I'm not putting down the microkorg, the MS2000 was one of my favourite VAs, but I just think the Junos 6/60/106 are the best teachers of synthesis, simplistic as they are, all the basic concepts are there. As for it being a lesser synth, it's all about where your priorities lie. In the peak period o...
by Phenom
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I can't choose !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2338

The Pro One should be within your budget, it's very electro. A Juno wouldn't be a bad place to start either...
by Phenom
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Some advice on first synth?
Replies: 21
Views: 4708

Sorry to sound vague here, but there really is no set "right" price, just a price that would be right for you. For me £250 for a juno 6 would not be such a great price when for about £50 more you could get patch memories and a DCB socket. Even if you don't use the DCB immediately, you probably will ...
by Phenom
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Cheap(est) analogue synths - recommendations please?
Replies: 21
Views: 5334

I quite like Poly 61s, but they're really unpopular and go for cheap. The Alpha Juno 1 is a great little synth and goes for around £100, the HS10 is exactly the same synth, and I seen one of those go a few weeks ago on Ebay UK for under a hundred. The Poly 800 goes for very cheap and can sound ok, b...
by Phenom
Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Some advice on first synth?
Replies: 21
Views: 4708

£300 sounds like a decent price for a Juno 60 in good condition, I've seen them go for a bit more, and a bit less in the UK, but £300 is about right. Unless you couldn't possibly stretch to the extra cash I'd rule out the 6 and go for the 60, especially if you're looking for a synth that'll let you ...
by Phenom
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha PSS-460
Replies: 44
Views: 7350

The PSSs I was thinking of were the 680 and 790. If you can find one of them for a few bucks then jump in. I remember trying them as a kid and thinking they they had a nice little blend of features. Also look out for the yamaha VSS range, they were good cheap fun too. but I can't stress enough, don'...
by Phenom
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha PSS-460
Replies: 44
Views: 7350

I think paying close to $50 would be wasted cash, it's an ancient home keyboard and it was never top of the line in it's day. If you look hard enough you can usually find people giving these away, or get them for around $10 on ebay. I've not got anything against home keyboards by the way, I really m...
by Phenom
Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Post your totally awfulest, worst ever track
Replies: 41
Views: 2854

I can imagine that Britney cover being snapped up in about 10-15 years time for the closing credits of a retro-horror movie set in the 90s. Very creepy...
by Phenom
Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: House meets LP
Replies: 8
Views: 728

I've really enjoyed these, particularly Irlandia. Yummy detuned Moog sounds, very retro but modern at the same time. Nice work.
by Phenom
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 808 shakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

my 808 is a bit like that too. shaky (but not loose) sensitive (very little travel involved to activate), but always works. The button seems to be pivoted in the centre, which is fine for the smaller tap button, but not so good for the start/stop. keen to hear if this is just what the 808 button is ...
by Phenom
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the best afforable alternative to an 808?
Replies: 73
Views: 12872

Ha! I bought your 808 Syn303! Nice to see you again.

Glad to hear the machinedrum is working well for you. Does it's sampling capture the organic-ness of the 808?

I see you kept your 909 around after you got the machinedrum, are you more of a 909 fan than 808?

Loving my 808, cheers.
by Phenom
Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: your drum machine
Replies: 277
Views: 23687

I use a RY30 and an 808. Every time I do I remember how important drum machines actually are, and how well they facilitate grooves that just wouldn't come any other way. I guess keeping drum machines isn't rational or logical when you can use an unlimited sample library on your computer, but where's...
by Phenom
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: one line synth reviews
Replies: 139
Views: 22222

Great idea for a thread… inspired me to do my first post here ever, so hi by the way! So, in pretty much the order in which I owned them… Casio MT41- Mini home keyboard, sounded ok to me at the time, the drum and bass section were analogue I think Yamaha PSR48- Bigger home keyboard, filled with soun...