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by V301H
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arp Omni 2
Replies: 8
Views: 811

I had an Omni 2 which I really liked at the time (early 80's). The String sounds were good, but I used the Synth section more. It wasn't good for lead work since it wasn't fat sounding, no pitch-bend/portamento and it was multiple trigger. The multiple triggering was good for doing background sequen...
by V301H
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage Mono's with memory/patch storage
Replies: 32
Views: 2172

Around 1978-79 there was the dual oscillator PAIA Proteus I which came in kit or assembled form for around $500-600. It had 16 memory locations and used Curtis chips. The Proteus I was available up until about 1983.
by V301H
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FAVORITE WAVEFORM POLL
Replies: 43
Views: 3111

The Square Wave with Variable Pulse Width has the most versatility of any single Wave. It can go from a nice fat woody tone or thinned to where it practically disappears. When the Pulse Width is Modulated it can produce a nice Vibrato or Phasing effect without Modulating Pitch.
by V301H
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS70M
Replies: 23
Views: 3129

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on this topic. Thanks Micke for the Moraz photos. One of my favorite players. I saw him twice with the Moody Blues and he was using many of the keyboards pictured. I also saw him demonstrating for Kurzweil at the NAMM show in the early 80's. His pre-Yes band Refugee...
by V301H
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS70M
Replies: 23
Views: 3129

Yamaha CS70M

This week I'm going to check out a CS70M for sale. There doesn't seem to be a lot of info on-line about these and I've seen some conflicting opinions about their desirability and value. If anybody here has any comments on whether or not this would be a worthwhile purchase I'd appreciate some input. ...
by V301H
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: pick 5 of the very best.
Replies: 82
Views: 7971

1. Roland Jupiter 6
2. ARP Odyssey (white face)
3. Yamaha RX5
4. C-Lab Creator
5. Oberheim Matrix 12
by V301H
Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: J6 vs. P'08 vs ??? - help me pick an analog poly!
Replies: 70
Views: 5462

I bought a JP6 when they first came out in 1983. Not comparing it to any modern units it remains my all-time favorite vintage poly-synth. If you are looking for fat sounds this isn't what you want. If you want a versatile analog synth that is capable of an incredibly wide range of sounds then this i...
by V301H
Tue Oct 23, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MS-20 vs. CS-30 - Opinions?
Replies: 30
Views: 2202

The MS20 has some major shortcomings - especially considering the prices they have been going for lately. There is no Pulse-width Modulation or Oscillator Sync, basic functions found on nearly every full-featured analog synth. A lot of people make a big deal about the patch panel, but many of the fu...