Search found 68 matches

by AdamAnt316
Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Recently picked up a Hammond Solovox!
Replies: 0
Views: 1136

Recently picked up a Hammond Solovox!

Hello, everyone. Been lurking here for some time, building up a collection of arcane/cheesy keyboards. Well, I've just acquired an example of what may qualify as one of the first commercially-available keyboard monosynths, the Hammond Solovox . Granted, it's more like a tube-based monophonic organ, ...
by AdamAnt316
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Incredible Longevity of Old Tube Equipment!!
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: The Incredible Longevity of Old Tube Equipment!!

Very nice! The old tube gear definitely was built to last (especially the military gear). I have a decent-sized collection of old radios, as well as tube audio gear, and most of it only takes (relatively) minor repairs to get up and running to some degree. Sure, the wax-paper and wet/dry electrolyti...
by AdamAnt316
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying under-priced vintage synths
Replies: 61
Views: 10796

Re: Buying under-priced vintage synths

For me, the answer would be "It depends." If it was something I knew was a really good deal, and I could easily afford it, then I would likely fork over the asking price. If I figured something was a good deal, but was priced a bit high for my liking, I'd ask the seller if s/he could come down a bit...
by AdamAnt316
Fri May 15, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best Digital Synth to Compliment Analog Setup
Replies: 39
Views: 8230

Re: Best Digital Synth to Compliment Analog Setup

Not 100% sure that it counts, but I've had pretty good luck with the Korg Poly-800 along with my stable of analog keyboards. I'm pretty sure they still go for decent prices; I got mine at a flea market for $100 (could've had one for $40 a few months before, but missed out on it :( ). Just make sure ...
by AdamAnt316
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do any of you jam with other synth guys?
Replies: 30
Views: 2473

Re: do any of you jam with other synth guys?

I've hauled my keyboard gear to a series of jam sessions held at a local ham radio flea market, or "hamfest" (oddly, it shares a name with a certain progressive rock festival, "NEAR-Fest"). Generally, my main instrument there is the mighty Farfisa Compact combo organ, though I generally also bring a...
by AdamAnt316
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's your favorite vintage preset drum machine?
Replies: 24
Views: 3178

Re: What's your favorite vintage preset drum machine?

I've been digging my Korg KR-55B quite a bit as of late. Found it a couple of years ago at a flea market for all of $35. :mrgreen: The drum sounds are pretty good, and the dual footswitch comes in very handy for a one-man band such as myself. Here's a track I recorded using it which wouldn't have wo...
by AdamAnt316
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analogue Drums in Casiotone synths (MT-52, MT-400v, ..)
Replies: 13
Views: 5378

Re: Analogue Drums in Casiotone synths (MT-52, MT-400v, ..)

The drums in the MT-68 are sweet, as are the auto-accompaniment and arpeggio features. Here's my MT-68 in action:

by AdamAnt316
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: March competition '15: New age-dolphin-crystal-healing songs
Replies: 58
Views: 5333

Re: March competition '15: New age-dolphin-crystal-healing s

synthroom wrote:Make it after tax day in the US - that is after April 15th..
You'll have to file Form 4868 for that. :P

Seriously, though, guys, just let me know where and when to submit my 'form' of music, and I will do so. I just hope it won't be too taxing... ;)
by AdamAnt316
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: March competition '15: New age-dolphin-crystal-healing songs
Replies: 58
Views: 5333

Re: March competition '15: New age-dolphin-crystal-healing s

I'll throw my hat in the ring. Just let me know where to fling it. :)
by AdamAnt316
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A History of the MELLOTRON
Replies: 31
Views: 10411

Re: A History of the MELLOTRON

Even if it were true, only the first few milliseconds at the beginning of each tape would be affected, since the tapes aren't moving until you press a key. It's not like they're constantly looping over the heads.
-Adam
by AdamAnt316
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Triadex "The Muse" score!
Replies: 15
Views: 10025

Re: Triadex "The Muse" score!

I just re-read the keyboard article on Eddie Jobson and from what I understand all of the high-pitched sequencer stuff on the first UK album was done with the Triadex. What other sequencer type sounds on that album are you referring to? The low sequencer on "Nevermore" was done on an ARP 2500 which...
by AdamAnt316
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Triadex "The Muse" score!
Replies: 15
Views: 10025

Re: Triadex "The Muse" score!

Congrat's on the Triadex Adam :) A little bit of trivia; Eddie Jobson used one of those for most of the sequencer stuff on UK's selftitled debut album, eg the high-pitched seq stuff on "By the light of day". Cool! I can definitely hear it during "By The Light Of Day" (sounds like it's being fed thr...
by AdamAnt316
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Triadex "The Muse" score!
Replies: 15
Views: 10025

Re: Triadex "The Muse" score!

Ive been interested in picking one up for a while, though usually when I do see them, they are too much for what its worth I think...Its more a cool looking unit and interface then anything. It certainly does look cool, and the interface is quite interesting. To me, there's nothing quite like the o...
by AdamAnt316
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Triadex "The Muse" score!
Replies: 15
Views: 10025

Re: Triadex "The Muse" score!

Congratulations! What an amazing score! For a while I had wanted a Tridex Muse, and when I finally got one, I was fairly disappointed.(granted, I paid about $500 more than you did for the Muse alone) That being said, if you feed it through a good filter and some effects, it can be tons of fun. I wo...
by AdamAnt316
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Triadex "The Muse" score!
Replies: 15
Views: 10025

Re: Triadex "The Muse" score!

Nice one! I've only turned up a bunch of broken c**p at swapfest, and erm. . . the quality products for sale in my truckbed. I haven't seen too many nice synths at the MIT swap, but they turn up from time to time. A friend of mine picked up a Roland Juno 106 there recently; needs a lot more work th...