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by xpander
Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was your gateway drug into synthesis?
Replies: 177
Views: 12136

Casio SK-1 Sampling Keyboard Synthesizer Workstation. really, what else do you need???

:D
by xpander
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DX7 rant: what the h**l were they thining?!?!
Replies: 36
Views: 11662

unfortunately i have no money right now. and if I did I wouldn't know how to interface with my computer. buying another FM synth right now is out of the question. still programming directly so even though I tried using the key scaling feature i didn't know there were four settings per operator unti...
by xpander
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: THE eighties sounds ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10921

Well, Roy Sabino says himself in an old keyboard magazine that I have that even the bass lines on this album were performed on the Prophet 5. Also, when he did use the Juno-60 (the article doesn't mention the Juno-106 at all) it was doubled with the Prophet. So how come you know Dan Wyman? Micke th...
by xpander
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: THE eighties sounds ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10921

There's lots of Prophet 5 (incl. the bass lines) on Madonna's "Like A Virgin" (1984). A Synclavier II and Juno-60 were also used in the making of the album but not as much as the Prophet. i'm pretty sure the bassline was actually the ubiquitous Juno-106, as strange as that sounds. incidentally, i k...
by xpander
Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: bought a vocoder
Replies: 3
Views: 773

that's pretty cool... that reminds me of a Bøde vocoder i stumbled upon in a storage closet of a major university, right next to a beautiful antique wooden desk (a Prophet-10), it was even larger than that one.[/list]
by xpander
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DX7 rant: what the h**l were they thining?!?!
Replies: 36
Views: 11662

it occurred to me that some people are actually programming directly on their DX7's... i cannot stress the importance of using a software editor, they are at least a thousand times more efficient and provide you with a graphical user interface. also, remember that the post-DX7 FM/PM synths (SY77/99,...
by xpander
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DX7 rant: what the h**l were they thining?!?!
Replies: 36
Views: 11662

Chowning's FM Theory and Applications book is a must-buy, worth the massive OOP price for anyone serious about synthesizing complex algorithmic phase-modulated patches. in my home studio with several nice analog synths, i'm always waiting for the day someone walks in and says "whoa!- an FS1R!"
by xpander
Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help me find a synth that meets these criteria..
Replies: 13
Views: 2511

a softsynth running on a laptop.