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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: 4684

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....
by V301H
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Jupiter 6 - Master Tuning issue
Replies: 18
Views: 7163

Re: Jupiter 6 - Master Tuning issue

I have a similar problem with my Jupiter 6. It should be in tune when the tuning knob is in the middle but is actually in tune when the knob is about a quarter of the way up. I took it in to have Europa installed and asked the well-known "tech" to calibrate the tuning. He acted like it was no big de...
by V301H
Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many of you have organs in your set-up?
Replies: 23
Views: 3477

Re: How many of you have organs in your set-up?

I have a Hammond C3 with Leslie 122 and a Hammond M102A. The C3 is the third one I've had. I had an L122 several years ago, My first Hammond was an M3. I also have a few Vox organs including a Super Continental, two Italian Continentals, and an American Continental. A Farfisa Compact, Gibson G101, a...
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: 2759

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: 691

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: 12574

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: 862

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: 162
Views: 77073

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: 8649

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: 10460

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: 1567

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: 1567

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: 48479

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: 349396

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: 10935

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 ...