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by V301H
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Can anyone recognize the keyboard?
Replies: 2
Views: 871

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: 6123

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: 5659

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: 21213

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: 2760

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: 29612

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: 12526

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: 12526

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: 6238

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: 6238

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: 9186

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: 5884

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: 4384

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: 1019

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: 14740

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 ...