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by V301H
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Best casio keyboard for PCM
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Re: Best casio keyboard for PCM

The Casio WK series has some basic Synth functions like Attack, Release, Filter Cutoff, Resonance (on pre WK-7500 models), and LFO Modulation. In addition to hundreds of ROM sounds there is a Tonewheel Organ section which can be modified by all of the Synth functions. Amongst the hundreds of Pianos/...
by V301H
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Jupiter 6 for ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3288

Re: Jupiter 6 for ?

Before getting rid of the Jupiter try putting it through a good chorus. When using the second oscillator avoid using Sync and tune it exactly one octave below the first oscillator using only sawtooth and square/pulse waves. Don't use Cross Mod and don't modulate oscillator pitch with an envelope. Ke...
by V301H
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why are Euroracks called "Euroracks?"
Replies: 9
Views: 1828

Re: Why are Euroracks called "Euroracks?"

In 1996 Dieter Doepfer set a rack standard based on rack enclosures that were commonly available secondhand in Europe. Other manufacturers configured their modules to conform to Doepfer's Eurorack standard and an industry was born.
by V301H
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...
Replies: 26
Views: 9013

Re: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...

Regarding mixing sections. it is interesting to note the compromises that apparently had to be made due to the limits in processing power. It seems that having a full-service mixing section forced compromises in other areas. On the Prophet 5 there is a continuously variable knob for each oscillator ...
by V301H
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...
Replies: 26
Views: 9013

Re: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...

Yes, those five voices on the Prophet can be limiting. On my Prophet I get dropped notes if I don't play in a very precise detached manner. This happens even when I play less than five notes. According to the tech that restored it this is due to the limits of processing power available at the time a...
by V301H
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...
Replies: 26
Views: 9013

Re: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...

The Jupiter 6 is my favorite of the polySynths I have. It has pretty much every function you expect in an analog Synth and in some ways goes beyond many other Polys including the Jupiter 8. I can almost always get whatever I want from this Synth. I could rave about the JP6 all day but there are a co...
by V301H
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 76
Views: 45043

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

1) The synth that made you want to play music: I was already playing when Synths became widely available. 2) Your first synth: ARP Odyssey white face purchased new in 1974. 3) The synth that has surprised you most: ARP Odyssey. I was amazed at everything it could do and nothing I've had since has in...
by V301H
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Choosing between the MS-20 mini and KARP Odyssey *module*
Replies: 6
Views: 4196

Re: Choosing between the MS-20 mini and KARP Odyssey *module

Though not a resonant HP filter the Odyssey does have a HP filter following the LP filter which is a feature Roland adopted on some of their Synths. This HP filter acts somewhat like an EQ which can roll off low end and thin the overall sound so it sits well in a mix. I prefer the Odyssey's Ring Mod...
by V301H
Fri May 05, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Multivox synths
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: Multivox synths

I went to various southern California music stores around 1980 looking for a particular Multivox keyboard to try out and nobody carried the brand. After I told a salesman at one store that I couldn't find them anywhere he said that should tell me something about the product. He said Multivox was a c...
by V301H
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 broken key
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: DX7 broken key

Contact Bob Weigel at Sound Doctorin' in Bozeman, MT.
sounddoctorin@imt.net
http://www.sounddoctorin.com
406-582-5849.

He sells keys for most Synths.
by V301H
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Marxophone samples?
Replies: 3
Views: 2777

Re: Marxophone samples?

An example of a Marxophone on a well-known recording can be heard on "Alabama Song" by The Doors. Real Marxophones show up on eBay quite often.
by V301H
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Suzanne Ciani Gear on EBay
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Suzanne Ciani Gear on EBay

Also a Roland S770.
by V301H
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Suzanne Ciani Gear on EBay
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Suzanne Ciani Gear on EBay

by V301H
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Keyboard with decent Farfisa organ sound
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

Re: Keyboard with decent Farfisa organ sound

Most analog Synths don't have enough oscillators to do a truly accurate Farfisa sound. You can get something Farfisa-like so it all depends on how close you need to get. FM Synths are somewhat better because you can get the !6, 8, 4, and 2 2/3 footages found on the Compact Deluxe and Compact Duo. FM...
by V301H
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many hardware synths do you own?
Replies: 79
Views: 11424

Re: How many hardware synths do you own?

1. Juno 60
2. Poly 800
3. DX7
4. MS20
5. Pro-One
6. Prophet 5
7. Jupiter 6
8. OB8
9. Matrix 12
10. CS70M
11. S770
12. S760
13. S760
14. S760
15. S760
16. RX5