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by scope4live
Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Solaris at Messe 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1366

To show off the strength of this synth we would need a 30 minute demo. I have been playing w/ the new version 5 software and hope that this is included w/ the hardware which I feverishly await for. Anyone buying this synth must realise it's powerful live potential. It is a live performers dream and ...
by scope4live
Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Solaris
Replies: 201
Views: 32745

I have been messing around with the newest upgrade on Solaris ala SFP. BETA Version 5.0 is awesome. Poly Glide Features, Formant Filters, etc. My favorite is adjusting the seperate Oscillator Glides for a very realistic Monophonic solo sound. I have to believe this is going to be available in the ha...
by scope4live
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: :):)
Replies: 7
Views: 836

I heard the new VSTi imatation Oberheim sounds good, but I haven't heard it.

But you definately were hearing the Oberheim OBX and the OBX-a which was 2 4 x voice OBX's split or layered, or all 8 voices singularly.
by scope4live
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: The Ultimate Softsynth
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Solaris 5.0 Upgrade

Solaris Is My Shepard, That I Shall Want, It Maketh Me Compose In Green Soundscapes, It Leadeth Me Beside Fierce Analogs, It Restoreths My Sound, It Leadeth Me Towards The Future, For It's Name's Sake. Yeah Though I Walk Through The Valley Of Weak VST's, I Shall Fear No Emulations, Bowen's Crew And ...
by scope4live
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vangelis' keyboard setup back in 1975
Replies: 43
Views: 8247

I believe you meant the Farfisa Synthaslalom. It had a pull out drawbar for portamento. I had one and used it in my Junoir High, and High School talent show. It had a great sound and was amped through a Leslie 147 Walnut, and Moog Lab Series II. I was sick way back then, and my sickness has multipli...
by scope4live
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synth buy suggestions-poly
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Don't forget about the Oberheim cheapies. They sound pretty FAT even at these prices. http://cgi.ebay.com/Oberheim-Matrix-1000-Analog-Synthesizer-whiteface_W0QQitemZ280197941089QQihZ018QQcategoryZ38071QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Since old action is damn near impossible to get parts and suc...
by scope4live
Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Your Favorite Controller
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

I have 2 x KS88's, and since I prefer tweakable templates over presets, they won the deal. I change MIDI channels instead of using presets for all of my sampled content, and have the KS88's knobs, sliders and buttons for real time control of parameters. There are plenty available. I use the MIDI Sol...
by scope4live
Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia Jupiter 8V
Replies: 90
Views: 9978

That Dog Will Hunt. :lol:
by scope4live
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Multi-Timbral Beast
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Yeah, You got that right. Waldorf WAVE, and PPG 2.3 blew me away in the '80's. I use the Waldorf WAVE Oscillators inside of Solaris w/ Bowen's awesome sounding CEM's, there's nothing like it anywhere. Too bad you don't have a Scope card. I think you'd be shocked at what synths are available for that...
by scope4live
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: VSTi's Galore
Replies: 5
Views: 562

If Roland would have paid Eric more money way back ehrn, we woul;d have never had any of his developemennts. Thank God they are cheap, like their their synths since the mid '90's. I had S700 samplers an A90 and a D70 w/ the D-550 as rig for lounge stuff back then, when they actually made great synth...
by scope4live
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: VSTi's Galore
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Agreed. :wink: But I find that when claims of low CPU usuage are mentioned, they forget to explain how much polyphony was used. Years ago when I got Gigasampler they claimed a Pentium w/ 300MHz was recommended..................Yeah,....maybe for chopsticks !! :lol: I make my own sounds using synths ...
by scope4live
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Thought you should know about this awesome softsynth...
Replies: 16
Views: 1877

Well I agree about Arturia's sound. I fell for the Moog Modular, afterall the Japanese God named Isao Tomita was in their advertisement. His album Snowflakes Are Dancing was a masterpiece. Although it was select songs from Debussey, it was incredibly programmed and recorded. So I demo'd it.....NOT. ...
by scope4live
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Multi-Timbral Beast
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Oh Yeah, That'll Come. The creator is a guitarist, but he has a knack for effects, and knows how to build. On his website the presets are always created after the fact. I plan on using this design differently. I will be routing external hardware analog synths into it's inputs. DSP algorhythim's are ...
by scope4live
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best looking keyboards
Replies: 137
Views: 10933

As much as I like the CS80, I have to say that when an Oberheim Matrix 12 and an Oberheim XPander share a 2 Tier Standtastic 102KS, it is simply breath taking. The cardiac arrest comes when the SPL's carry their waveforms across the stage. :wink:
by scope4live
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: ensoniQ Mirage sound examples?
Replies: 20
Views: 2596

Brotha' Man PPG_HOSHII!, I am saddened that I had the first one that came to Vegas. I used it for a long time, and got rid of it as the Emulator IV's had much better fidelity. But Alas, you will be shocked to hear that the original Santana SG Distorted Guitar w/ ModWheel feedback has been converted ...