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by Dano
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Interview of E-Mu's Dave Rossum from 1981
Replies: 16
Views: 3779

Re: Interview of E-Mu's Dave Rossum from 1981

Ashe37 wrote:His story kind of takes away from some of the mystique about the Prophet 5 and Oberheim polysynhs...

My thought exactlyI

...glad you guys liked it! :)
by Dano
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Interview of E-Mu's Dave Rossum from 1981
Replies: 16
Views: 3779

Interview of E-Mu's Dave Rossum from 1981

I thought this was interesting: Interview of Dave Rossum in Polyphony Magazine November/December 1981


http://www.siliconbreakdown.com/rossum_interview.htm
by Dano
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is your favorite pad synth?
Replies: 41
Views: 3783

Re: What is your favorite pad synth?

wtf does 'pad ' mean ? It is the most boring generic description of an instrument function / sound .. Originally they were washy synth parts used to 'pad' out the space in the mix behind the guitars, bass drums etc. That's where the name comes from, it's no more boring and generic than lead or bass...
by Dano
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: External arpeggiator?
Replies: 19
Views: 3258

Re: External arpeggiator?

Waldorf also made the Gekko, a standalone arpeggiator. (I used to have an Oberheim Cyclone but sold it when their prices got ridiculously high.)
by Dano
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Congratulations Marc!
Replies: 47
Views: 5770

Re: Congratulations Marc!

Congratulations Marc!!! =D>
by Dano
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can Roland JV-2080 patches be loaded in the JV-80/880?
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Can Roland JV-2080 patches be loaded in the JV-80/880?

I don't think JV 1080/2080/1010 banks can be loaded in the earlier JV 80/880. I'm not 100% sure of this though so please feel free to correct me (anyone) if that's wrong information.
by Dano
Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Great Moog emulation for less $
Replies: 16
Views: 2242

Re: Great Moog emulation for less $

Take this for what it's worth coming from someone whose only experience with Moogs is from hearing them used in recordings but, having said that, if you get an E-Mu Proteus 2000 series synth with a Techno Synth Construction Yard ROM then the Rogue Saws and Sawy Moogy samples are great IMO.
by Dano
Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 5: myths
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

Re: Prophet 5: myths

I've never owned a P5 but from what I've read the Rev 3s are far more reliable than the Rev 2s (and Rev 1s). IIRC it was in an interview with Gary Numan where he said his band traveled with five P5s because of all the problems they had but I'm guessing they weren't Rev 3s and of course that is only ...
by Dano
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Will FM ever be sought after ???
Replies: 130
Views: 16051

Re: Will FM ever be sought after ???

Another FM urban legend. DX200 is nowhere near being as hands on as the old DX7. It is not even fully programmable from its front panel. All you can do is tweak the exiting sounds a little but forget about programming your own patches from scratch without an external editor Of course you're entitle...
by Dano
Tue May 31, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Will FM ever be sought after ???
Replies: 130
Views: 16051

Re: Will FM ever be sought after ???

10 yrs ago the Yamaha DX200 hit the market presenting DX7 FM in a more hands-on unit and although I have it and like it, I don't know how well they sold. I think FM7 did fairly well but my guess is that FM will never make a big comeback. I would also guess that even though most virtual analogs have ...
by Dano
Thu May 26, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What 'hidden gems' have you found on your synths?
Replies: 18
Views: 2724

Re: What 'hidden gems' have you found on your synths?

There's a good trick in the following article for creating a PWM-like sound on a Korg M1 and it should work on most ROM based synths - I've used the trick on my Proteus 2000 series synths.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Mar03/a ... rets47.asp
by Dano
Tue May 10, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking to get my first synthesizer
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: Looking to get my first synthesizer

Stab Frenzy wrote:I'd be looking at a second-hand Korg R3 .
+1
by Dano
Thu May 05, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1978 MS-20 Video Appearance
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: 1978 MS-20 Video Appearance

The patch cords are hanging down all over his piano keys! :o
by Dano
Thu May 05, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: lowest prodution run of a major synth manufacturer
Replies: 75
Views: 7868

Re: lowest prodution run of a major synth manufacturer

I think there were about 300 Fairlight CMI II/IIx units sold.
by Dano
Mon May 02, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: lowest prodution run of a major synth manufacturer
Replies: 75
Views: 7868

Re: lowest prodution run of a major synth manufacturer

I don't know if this would be classified as more of a prototype than as a production run but I think there were only around 130 Prophet 5 rev 1s made. The serial numbers for the P-5 rev 1 ran from 0-182 so it seems about 180 units were made rather than 130. From what I understand the half a dozen o...