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by V301H
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: already have Ms-10, thinking about Karp and ms20
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: already have Ms-10, thinking about Karp and ms20

If Sample & Hold is important you definitely want the Odyssey. The best S & H I have ever come across with several source and routing options. Far better than the Track & Hold found on the MS20 and you don't have to do any complex patching to use it. The Odyssey allows you to apply Lag to S & H whic...
by V301H
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Wings Synth?
Replies: 124
Views: 19419

Re: "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Wings Synth?

I'm not as lucky as the rest of you. I have been listening to Wonderful Christmas Time over and over through headphones while I figure out how to play it. Looks like the Juno 60 can get close enough to that sound. Tried to see if the Prophet 5 could do it but there doesn't seem to be any way to modu...
by V301H
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Wings Synth?
Replies: 124
Views: 19419

Re: "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Wings Synth?

Never played this song before but just got word yesterday that a band I'm subbing with wants to do it at a Christmas event. I now have to come up with a reasonable facsimile of the sound probably using a Juno 60.
by V301H
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 5
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Prophet 5

Serial number on my rev. 2 is 1000-0863. Mine lacks the cassette tape interface. Yours is a bit later so might have it. If the condition of yours is really good and you are close to a tech who is good at working on these you could probably get it fixed and still make money on it. It's a gamble becau...
by V301H
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 5
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Prophet 5

Prophet 5's can be very expensive to repair especially if it is a rev. 1 or a rev. 2. These models are also the most valuable and eBay prices are around $7000 for the more common rev. 2. A rev. 3 model may get around $5000 in working condition. For a non-working repairable Prophet in great cosmetic ...
by V301H
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Can anyone recognize the keyboard?
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Can anyone recognize the keyboard?

That is a Gem Challenger Organ built in Italy around 1968-69.

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by V301H
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4027

Re: Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?

The sliders on the CS70M have a firm high-quality feel unlike those on some Roland Synths which feel looser and more fragile. The knobs on OB series Oberheims also have a solid feel.
by V301H
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any nice sounding Jupiter 8 demos?
Replies: 20
Views: 3669

Re: Any nice sounding Jupiter 8 demos?

Thomas Dolby used the Jupiter 8 a lot. That's probably it on the opening of "Science".

Tears for Fears were big users. Hear the wide range pitch-bend in action on "Head Over Heels".
by V301H
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your lifelong equipment list
Replies: 84
Views: 12977

Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Excluding Organs, Electric Pianos, Guitars, Basses, Amps, Mixers, Effects, etc.: ARP - *Odyssey (white), *Omni 2 Sequential - Pro-One, Prophet 5 rev.2 Roland - Jupiter 6, S50, S770, *D70, S760 (x4), Juno 60 Yamaha - *RX15, *RX21L, DX7, RX5, CS70M, CP35 Oberheim - OB8, Matrix 12 Korg - Poly 800, MS20...
by V301H
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any synth with a multitimbral arp section?
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: Any synth with a multitimbral arp section?

i'm pretty sure a Casio with Hex-layers such as the XW-P1 or PX-5S could do six arpeggios at one time with different sounds.
by V301H
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Synth for 8/16 bit sounds.
Replies: 78
Views: 23901

Re: Synth for 8/16 bit sounds.

The Yamaha SY99 along with it's Advanced FM capabilities will allow you to load samples in Sample Dump Standard or TX16W format. It can do Analog-style Synthesis using emulated filters which can also be applied to FM and Sampled sounds. The SY99 typically sells for a few hundred dollars.
by V301H
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg ARP Odyssey vs others synths for beginner
Replies: 14
Views: 9220

Re: Korg ARP Odyssey vs others synths for beginner

When taking photos of the front panel be sure to use a film camera to keep everything fully analog.
by V301H
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg ARP Odyssey vs others synths for beginner
Replies: 14
Views: 9220

Re: Korg ARP Odyssey vs others synths for beginner

The Korg ARP has a MIDI interface which the original didn't have. You can control the Odyssey over MIDI from external units that do have a sequencer or arpeggiator. The Odyssey has about the best Sample & Hold implementation of any MonoSynth. Using this you can generate random arpeggiator-like patte...
by V301H
Fri May 06, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Still lusting for a Prophet 10 and a trend I noticed...
Replies: 20
Views: 4545

Re: Still lusting for a Prophet 10 and a trend I noticed...

Tried modulating the Prophet 5 Filter with Noise. I got some cool crackling sounds that would be good for simulating rain and thunder. Also tried modulating a VCO with Noise. Wasn't able to get anything that sounded like S & H. No way to control rate which is essential for this. Anyway, if you don't...
by V301H
Thu May 05, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Still lusting for a Prophet 10 and a trend I noticed...
Replies: 20
Views: 4545

Re: Still lusting for a Prophet 10 and a trend I noticed...

The original Prophets did lack a few useful features that are commonly found on many other Synths both vintage and modern. Unless I've overlooked something here are some functions I can't a way to do: VCA Modulation. No way to do a simple Tremolo or Repeat effect. Sample & Hold or Random Modulation....