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by mao
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai K3 - Opinions?
Replies: 19
Views: 4833

Re: Kawai K3 - Opinions?

I had a K3M for a year... this synth have a GREAT low end and can do some nice PPG alike sounds. Nice the user additive waveform. I changed it with a korg EX8000, it's quite similar... but I miss that full low end, really.

If you like it, next move is a Waldorf Microwave 1
by mao
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If a Prophet 08 comes in... what goes out?
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

Re: If a Prophet 08 comes in... what goes out?

Because it could be I'm not so experienced with the P08 to make it sound right. I'm trying to avoid to fullfill my studio with everything I like... because it seems that I like all hardware out there. Sometimes less is better and let you focus on what you have. But you are right... I'll find the ans...
by mao
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If a Prophet 08 comes in... what goes out?
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

Re: If a Prophet 08 comes in... what goes out?

I understand. The Microwave will stay. I spent some hours with it yesterday and then compared it to the Waldorf Largo. I really can't understand how Largo is supposed to replace "all" the waldorf synths... well It doesn't.... The Microwave 1 is by far more warm and aggressive. No way. Largo has by f...
by mao
Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If a Prophet 08 comes in... what goes out?
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

If a Prophet 08 comes in... what goes out?

Next month I'll buy a Prophet 08 from a friend. I'm asking myself if it's time to sell the Korg EX-8000 and the Microwave I rev A. I love both these old racks from the 80/90 but really... will the P08 simply cover their sound palette? The EX and the Microw uses CEM filters. The P08 is (customized) C...
by mao
Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Slim Phatty
Replies: 170
Views: 19470

Re: Slim Phatty

No... Moog is also working on Iphone apps... I'm not joking... moog on iphone

I really hope they think about a voice expansion box for the LittlePhatty and the new SmallPhatty. Just a box, no knobs, only one ON/OFF switch. Plug the box in polychain and your LP/SP is 6 voice... ok stop dreaming.
by mao
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II
Replies: 17
Views: 12648

Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

... My biggest complaint with the tonality is you have to increase resonance too much just to get it bright enough on its own, so a local EQ plugin is sometimes required. No more... the new release has a new feature in the DMP button: the BRIGHT MODES. That's exactly what you need: " 2 Bright Modes...
by mao
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II
Replies: 17
Views: 12648

Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

I'll try the demo. I'm a bit confused because I'm saving for a Prophet 08. I'm more into HW but I must admit that the OP-X doesn't sound so different from what I heard on the P08. I usually prefer having knobs under my finger, but I can map it to a MEK and let's see. The youtube comparison between t...
by mao
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg EX8000 vs Waldorf MicroWave 1 for vintage analog sound?
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: Korg EX8000 vs Waldorf MicroWave 1 for vintage analog so

They sound pretty similar. I'm asking myself why I'm keeping both. If you are not a wavetable man, well get the EX. The EX has a really huge warm dark sound while the microwave can do interesting "klangy" things using the wavetables. The Microwave can surely do "a lot more". The EX has a nice and us...
by mao
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II
Replies: 17
Views: 12648

Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

OP-X PRO II

check the Audioclips at the bottom of the page...

really really really amazing VST... on of the best out there.
by mao
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer
Replies: 153
Views: 30920

Re: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer

So is there anybody here that happily will spend 800$/800€ on a brand new OP1 ???
by mao
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer
Replies: 153
Views: 30920

Re: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer

It's fine for people to discuss things, this is a forum after all, but when you've been here for years and every time something new comes out all we hear are complaints about it, it becomes a bit tiresome. Especially when the initial complaints are the only discussion we ever see about an instrumen...
by mao
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer
Replies: 153
Views: 30920

Re: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer

I really hope I'm wrong. These guys are awesome designers (take a look at the other project). Let's see what happens. Really? You hope you're wrong and you think the best way to help them out is to complain about it online and call it a toy and complain about the price? That's a weird state of affa...
by mao
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer
Replies: 153
Views: 30920

Re: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer

Wow, the designers should have asked you guys for advice before they designed and built the thing. :roll: I'm also surprised that there are people suggesting it has toy-like build quality. If you'd seen any of the designers' other things you'd realise this isn't the case at all. In fact one of the ...
by mao
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer
Replies: 153
Views: 30920

Re: Teenage Engineering OP-1 Synthesizer

Pricing this toy to 800$->800€ (thanks on milking EU) is out of the world. I said toy because they designed it like a toy. Show this thing to people and ask them what is it. They'll answer "A musical toy" then ask how much does it costs, they'll answer "80/100$ ?". If they want to sell ONE of this a...
by mao
Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why has no one made a midi controllable analog drum unit?
Replies: 29
Views: 2862

Re: Why has no one made a midi controllable analog drum unit

Alesis A6 Andromeda. MIX mode up to 16 sounds. Drive them by midi using different MidiNote or different MidiChannels. Analog kicks, snare, rim, hihat... blipblop... check here my demos (listen to demo named MIX MODE) A6 demo MIX mode A little bit expensive but true analog and well you can use it for...