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by V301H
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be honest
Replies: 21
Views: 2477

Re: the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be ho

If you are going to use vintage gear live you probably want to have something for a back-up. I regularly use 50 year-old combo organs but have four of them and at least a couple of them are usually working. Synths are much more complex though. I was using my Jupiter 6 on stage up until a month ago. ...
by V301H
Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ace Tone TOP 1
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Ace Tone TOP 1

A good place to discuss and get info on this type of keyboard is the Combo Organ Group at Yahoo Groups.
by V301H
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Best (or least worst) vintage samplers
Replies: 17
Views: 12250

Re: Best (or least worst) vintage samplers

The Roland S760 can read S550 samples as well as Akai. Look for a fully-loaded specimen with 32MB RAM, OP760/1 video/digital I/O, and DA-400 Output Expander. If you want lo-fi there is Bit-Convert that can reduce the data format of samples to as low as 1 Bit. The digital filter is among the best on ...
by V301H
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mysterious Univox Electronic Piano
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: Mysterious Univox Electronic Piano

It's a Univox EP 210.
by V301H
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 157
Views: 72574

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

This Isley Brothers groove first caught my attention in 1975. A small bit of it is being used at the beginning of a recent Nepresso commercial and I recognized it right away.

by V301H
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you bought more than one of?
Replies: 50
Views: 7882

Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

I bought four Roland S760's several years ago. I had been using an S770 on stage and it was kind of big. The 760 is smaller with twice the memory and loads Akai samples. Don't know why I got four but they were fairly inexpensive and one has a bad display which I paid $75 for. So I have the manuals a...
by V301H
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: furniture & stands
Replies: 18
Views: 10312

Re: furniture & stands

Using an RTA Producer Station, a couple of Ultimate Support A-frames, K & M X-stand, Quik-Lok 2-tier X-stand, Roland platform stand, and a computer desk. Also, the top of Vox Continental organs have space for a large Keyboard.
by V301H
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Guidance on vintage synth purchases..
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: Guidance on vintage synth purchases..

The Prophet 5 was also my dream Synth in the late 70's/early 80's but there was no way I could afford one then. When I finally started making some money the Jupiter 6 had just come out and it cost a lot less than the Prophet so I went for it. I never expected to afford an OB8 but shortly after I got...
by V301H
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Guidance on vintage synth purchases..
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: Guidance on vintage synth purchases..

Here are updated excerpts of my post from another thread: "Ideally having both the OB8 and Jupiter 6 is very desirable as there is little overlap in the way each one sounds. The OB8 sounds smooth, big, dark with a lot of depth. The 6 is not as big or smooth sounding but has a brighter sound capable ...
by V301H
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Lead Synth on A-Ha's Take on Me?
Replies: 62
Views: 45782

Re: Lead Synth on A-Ha's Take on Me?

Here are the keyboards isolated from "Take on Me". Doesn't really solve the mystery but still interesting to hear.

by V301H
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 328418

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!

David Gates and the Moog go way back to Bread's 1969 debut album where he played background lines on a few songs. After the first album the Moog was still used occasionally, usually for Bass.
by V301H
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?
Replies: 22
Views: 10697

Re: Versatile, warm analogue polysynths?

The Prophet 600 is great sounding and is still probably the lowest-priced dual VCO vintage polySynth. It does lack some versatility due to the absence of a noise generator. If you are into sound effects or percussion sounds this could be a consideration. Also no splitting or layering of sounds. For ...
by V301H
Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Shipping Boxes for Keyboards
Replies: 10
Views: 5904

Re: Shipping Boxes for Keyboards

A few years ago when I needed to ship my Keyboards across the country I went to a store that sold Roland Digital Pianos. They were happy to let me have the DP boxes which would have been tossed out for recycling anyway.
by V301H
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Unusual Electronic Sound in Vintage Recording..
Replies: 14
Views: 3229

Re: Unusual Electronic Sound in Vintage Recording..

It sounds to me like an Organ with a Leslie speaker and lots of Reverb. In the intro you can hear several low notes being smeared and gradually ascend in pitch. The Organ sound continues being played in a legato fashion overlapping notes in a higher register throughout the song. Since more than one ...
by V301H
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MS-20 legato
Replies: 13
Views: 3046

Re: MS-20 legato

If you want more versatility try a Pro-One. It has selectable Single or Multiple Triggering and a Fingered Portamento mode which glides only when you play legato.