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by CZ Rider
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: discrete polysynths
Replies: 31
Views: 4054

Re: discrete polysynths

Moog Polymoog synthesizer and keyboard versions. Moog Voyager (Chain up to 16 voices) Any of the modular manufactures that offered real polyphonic solutions: Arp 2500 offered a 1045 voice module and the 3222 four voice keyboard. EMu had a polyphonic modular keyboard (used in some SCI and Oberhiem) R...
by CZ Rider
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Name every synth/controller with mini-keys and MIDI you know
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Name every synth/controller with mini-keys and MIDI you know

There were a few controllers aimed at the PC crowd with mini-keys M-audio, Creative.
Also the Casio CZ-230s
Yamaha SHS-10
Yamaha SHS-200
Korg Microkontrol
by CZ Rider
Mon May 25, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?
Replies: 181
Views: 8472

Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Oldest working synthesizer with daily use, is a Moog 1P with a build date of Aug.11,1969, sitting in front of a tonewheel Hammond L-111 from 1965. Oldest digital synthesizer would be a 1982 Synclavier II. http://mysite.verizon.net/vze6s1hi/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/moogsync.jpg Older se...
by CZ Rider
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?
Replies: 74
Views: 9418

Re: Anyone regret getting Voyager Old School?

the OS is an full analogue synthesizer ,the LP and voyager digitally controlled analogues .... BIG DIFFERENCE. Well, that is not entirely true? The Voyager OS uses the same digitally scaned keyboard as the Voyager and probably the velocity CV is digital too. So if you are using the keyboard, you ar...
by CZ Rider
Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any Brother PDC 100 users out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Re: Any Brother PDC 100 users out there?

jonkull wrote: Also what are the specs on the power supply? AC or DC , volts, amps, etc.
Mine uses a model MDA-17 with 120V 60Hz 15W Input and 7.5V DC 1 Amp output. Neg tip and pos barrel.
Can't recall ever seeing the manual online though?
by CZ Rider
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the worst synthesizer you've ever owned?
Replies: 183
Views: 19135

Re: What was the worst synthesizer you ever owned?

A Nightmare? That's easy...the Yamaha CS-80! :cry: I purchased one brand new in 1979. They cost more than 5 grand US in 1979 dollars, or about 15 grand in today's money. Anyhow I get it home from the authorized Yamaha dealer, and I notice one of the 16 oscillators is almost a semitone out of tune. I...
by CZ Rider
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: OMEGA 8 sound quality in comparison to others?
Replies: 22
Views: 1544

Re: OMEGA 8 sound quality in comparison to others?

Poly voyager sounds like it could be the closest thing...but i'm concerned if it is too ''phat'''to do smooth pads or strings...however.. what do you say? Also, I think you need the voyager keyboard to control the racks...is this correct, or can u use the racks to controll other racks w/ an externa...
by CZ Rider
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: OMEGA 8 sound quality in comparison to others?
Replies: 22
Views: 1544

Re: OMEGA 8 sound quality in comparison to others?

It would be pretty cool if Moog did make that poly synth like apoly Phatty) that was discussed a while back... But Moog makes the Voyager with the ability to add as many as 16 voices total, for some real vintage sounding polyphonic Moog sounds. I think it's the price that stops anyone from using a ...
by CZ Rider
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Scored a Prodigy!
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: Scored a Prodigy!

Great synthesizer! A Mini-Minimoog. Synhouse, makers of the Midijack, have a "how to" page with the mods for the Prodigy here: Prodigy Mods My Prodigy was the version with the many in/out jacks, but I still modded mine with a few extras. As long as the mods you do look professional, it shouldn't dec...
by CZ Rider
Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is your live set up?
Replies: 150
Views: 15517

Re: What is your live set up?

What is your guys' typical load-in / setup time? Some of you with very large rigs must need a lot of time to get everything wired up.. ? Takes a little more than an hour for me! Running around like a mad man, it's a labor of love. I usually get all the analog synthesizers powered up first so they h...
by CZ Rider
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Guess the Moog (spin-off thread)
Replies: 26
Views: 1371

Re: Guess the Moog (spin-off thread)

A Polivoks
B Moog Little Phatty
C KORG Mono/Poly
D Octave CAT SRM
by CZ Rider
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Show Me the Difference Between a Moog and an ARP
Replies: 53
Views: 7627

Re: Show Me the Difference Between a Moog and an ARP

A big difference many overlook is the way the various models play, regardless of the sound they produce. Much of the characteristics of these synthesizers come from the way they are controlled. The Odssey is a good example of this. With a three octave keyboard and a +,- two Oct. transpose you get a ...
by CZ Rider
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: moog liberation without the module
Replies: 5
Views: 5083

Re: moog liberation without the module

So it is completely useless without the module, I suppose I think it's the other way around. The module is just the power supply and circuit to interface with other synthesizers.(S-trig out and pitch CV out). And the audio out jack. Study the schematic and it should be easy to make a suitable power...
by CZ Rider
Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite "dirty" synth?
Replies: 71
Views: 3920

Re: Favorite "dirty" synth?

Favorite dirty synthesizer has to be the Moog Modular. Just mix the 901's into the CP3 take the negative output feed it into another CP3 take that output back into the first CP3, put the filter in the loop, modulate the filter with a little noise....Well you get the idea! Actually my Moog 1P sat in ...
by CZ Rider
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying Broken Synths!
Replies: 26
Views: 1980

Re: Buying Broken Synths!

I think every synthesizer I have ever purchased that was not new, was a handyman special. The only way I could afford them really, plus I can always do a better job than any of these so called techs. Arp Odyssey for $350.00 had broken keys and sliders. A Minimoog for $350.00, didn't tune up with on ...