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by Phenom
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what kind of synth makes these sounds?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Re: what kind of synth makes these sounds?

Very M1ish sounds there from the SY55, mind you, just about everything sounded M1ish back then.

The raw material in the 55 sounds very similar to the SY35. I guess it's almost like a straight choice between filters or vectors, and both make some nice noises for being so cheap.
by Phenom
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Juno 6 thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 1056

Re: Juno 6 thoughts?

Just a thought, and perhaps a very complicated way of doing things. The Juno 6 can be fitted with a DCB interface and the Pro 2000 has an optional DCB output. Kinda expensive and backward way of getting your Juno to speak MIDI (at least compared to a straight MIDI IN socket retrofit) but I thought I...
by Phenom
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: great SH-101-driven tracks
Replies: 92
Views: 11723

Re: great SH-101-driven tracks

When it comes to a GAS-inducing thread, you guys really know how to tighten the screws! Well done, sirs. Carry on. I'll keep on with my SH-2 and try to chill. heh, Ian I know! I'm really starting to gas for a 101 for the first time in years. There is no need for this, I have a Juno 60 for tight env...
by Phenom
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth
Replies: 886
Views: 113050

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

It gets a good review, Gordon Reid impressed with it but didn't get on with the Steiner Parker filter at first, but soon got into it. The VCO was praised for it's versatility, but he also mentioned the sub osc meant that you could have nice interesting complex bass sounds without the expense of tyin...
by Phenom
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Juno's vs. JX's
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: Juno's vs. JX's

V301H wrote:Some pluses of the Juno 6/60 are a great sounding self-oscillating Filter, the same as the Jupiter 8
does the Jupe 8 filter self-oscillate? No personal experience, but was lead to believe it didn't?
by Phenom
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tired of Diving Presets, need help
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: Tired of Diving Presets, need help

A big +1 from me on the novation KS synths. very cheap and sound brilliant. I think they sufferred from coming out around the same time as the Alesis Ion and were heavily discounted (at least here in the UK) after a few months. I thought the KS synths were better than the Ion anyway. I've always tho...
by Phenom
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tired of Diving Presets, need help
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: Tired of Diving Presets, need help

I understand the feeling, a Juno 60 is what I learned on. Though limited, the principles of subtractive synths are all in there, even though it only has a single envelope, a single DCO, and a single LFO with only one waveform. I thought that although the bassstation is a monosynth, it does have some...
by Phenom
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Lost Synth Sounds
Replies: 23
Views: 2004

Re: Lost Synth Sounds

perhaps fitting that a discussion on long lost sounds turns into a discussion on long lost threads...
by Phenom
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tired of Diving Presets, need help
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: Tired of Diving Presets, need help

I hear you on the lack of cash, but maybe there's alternatives. I notice that you own a digital piano, which I presume has a midi out yeah? How about getting a novation bassstation module, they are ultra cheap -at least here in the UK, I hear they go for a bit more in the US. It's monosynth rack, bu...
by Phenom
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tired of Diving Presets, need help
Replies: 33
Views: 2813

Re: Tired of Diving Presets, need help

These days I rather like menu diving if things are set up well. I liked tweaking on the Yamaha RY30 a lot more than I did some knob-laden drum machines. Other stuff I have like the SY35 just annoys me, handling independent signal paths for 4 seperate elements without a decent screen and a data entry...
by Phenom
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Lost Synth Sounds
Replies: 23
Views: 2004

Re: Lost Synth Sounds

Psy_Free wrote:
Here it is :
I don't know what you did, but my dog just went nuts to that sound, hmmm...

qube wrote:Analog synths aren't supposed to make the same sound twice.
YAY!!! :D
by Phenom
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq SQ1plus
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Ensoniq SQ1plus

I think the + version took the polophony up from 21 to 32 notes, though my memory is a bit foggy on old ensoniq stuff...
by Phenom
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: The Best Small Synth??
Replies: 30
Views: 5315

Re: The Best Small Synth??

I have an SH2 and I love it, but I tend to think of it as a synth for heavy techno and electro basses. As a lead synth it's ok, but I think their are better choices for the blues. The same with the SH101, good synth, some nice leads in there, but I think there are better synths as a specialised mono...
by Phenom
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: The Best Small Synth??
Replies: 30
Views: 5315

Re: The Best Small Synth??

If you are looking for a trade rather than a sale (and I think with a desirable bit of gear like a Rhodes you'd probably get a decent offer) would be to put it up for trades on Craigslist and on the trading board on VSE and see what you get offered. No point in discussing synths that no one is offer...
by Phenom
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: The Best Small Synth??
Replies: 30
Views: 5315

Re: The Best Small Synth??

If budget wasn't an issue and I wanted a vintage mono on top of a stage piano for basses and leads, I would go for an Odyssey, but for live use this is perhaps not ideal as it an be harder to set up patches quickly, and esp. with an Ody, accurately. If you had the money, a Minimoog would be perfect,...