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by OMNI26
Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Death of Creamware, Rise of the Plugiator
Replies: 47
Views: 4504

Yesterday, audiomidi.com was blowing out B-stock Plugiators for $199 plus free shipping, and I snagged one.....anyone else here manage to get one? lucky you, that was cheap! how do you like it compared to the minimonsta? I haven't received the Plugiator yet, but it should be delivered this week som...
by OMNI26
Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Death of Creamware, Rise of the Plugiator
Replies: 47
Views: 4504

Yesterday, audiomidi.com was blowing out B-stock Plugiators for $199 plus free shipping, and I snagged one.....anyone else here manage to get one? I think they sold out pretty quick. I'm looking forward to getting this, especially for the Minimax synth that it comes with. I won't take my real Mini t...
by OMNI26
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths with a pedigree
Replies: 46
Views: 3939

I once had a Minimoog that was previously owned by Journey. I also had a Rhodes-88 suitcase piano that was owned by Dionne Warwick. The keyboardist from Blues Traveler wanted to buy another Minimoog that I had, but I wouldn't sell it to him. From what I understand from the people I sold them to, a C...
by OMNI26
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "I found it in THE TRASH!"
Replies: 39
Views: 4287

Although I've gotten some incredible gear deals over the years, the only semi-decent thing I ever ran accross that was being "thrown out" by the owner was an old Hammond M3 organ, whose tonewheels had frozen up due to lack of oil. I just took it home, oiled it, and it worked fine. And, I've told thi...
by OMNI26
Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: SK-20 for $200 USD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2524

The organ section is digital, I'm to understand. Not like it matters... an organ is an organ, and sinewaves are sinewaves, but still. That's true. In fact, from what I understand, the organ section uses FM technology that Yamaha later used in the DX-series synths. The organ on the SK-20 did sound g...
by OMNI26
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: SK-20 for $200 USD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2524

I love the Yamaha SK-series synths, and used an SK-20 for YEARS with a band. Fantastic organ sound, and great 'electronic sounding' strings. Polysynth section....not so great. Biggest drawback is the large size and weight, but they look cool on stage. Anyway, I've owned several of them, the last one...
by OMNI26
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have the prices peaked yet?
Replies: 68
Views: 4449

Good topic. I still see the high prices in general, even here in the USA (and I do realize the weakness of the dollar as an advantage to overseas buyers, too)....but, I feel like we are on the verge of a peak in prices overall. The worldwide economic situation is getting worse, and it is eventually ...
by OMNI26
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: tina weymouth synth
Replies: 17
Views: 5066

Yes, a Moog Rogue. I was a senior in high school the year of the Stop Making Sense tour, and I had a chance to see them at the time but didn't.....always regretted that decision! Luckily, the concert video is fantastic. Normally, concert videos can be rather boring, regardless of who the band is, bu...
by OMNI26
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: my new ARP Omni...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

hey there omni26, do any of your tracks heavily feature the omni? i'd love to hear it in action, and hear what it can do. Is it mostly string/bass sounds? can you get very 'weird' with it? Ironically, my Omni (an Omni I, although I have had several Omni I's and II's over the years) is almost dead r...
by OMNI26
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: my new ARP Omni...
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: my new ARP Omni...

Any other Omni owners? Yes, as a matter of fact.....check my username. :) Your Omni is dead because (most likely) the old tantalum capacitors, and also the power supply capacitors, inside the unit have failed. This happens to ALL Omni's eventually. In fact, I don't recall seeing a working, non-rest...
by OMNI26
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's going price for a Yamaha CP-30?
Replies: 10
Views: 11057

The CP-30 is generally a good-sounding vintage electric piano for sure....best of the CP-series in my opinion (other than CP-70/80, obviously). Still, they are huge, very heavy, and don't sound THAT great when compared to so much else. If you want a heavy old electric piano that takes up a lot of sp...
by OMNI26
Sat May 31, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What turned you on to electronic/synth music?
Replies: 112
Views: 11070

dam, really wished i grew up in the 80's :( I did, and it was every bit as cool as everyone says, synth-wise. NOTHING else had come along like that before, and it all seemed so fresh (at least in the very early 80's...and even back in to late 70's) at the time. I first got into synths / electronic ...
by OMNI26
Tue May 27, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" by Night Ranger
Replies: 13
Views: 2539

Wow, Night Ranger.....mid-80's cheese at its finest! :) I saw them live in 1988, opening up for The Outfield (remember them??). I recall having gotten free tickets to the show from a friend whose dad was manager of the local rock & roll radio station. I also clearly remember that there was hardly an...
by OMNI26
Wed May 14, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Worst Roland Synth EVER!
Replies: 110
Views: 14631

I owned an SH-201 for a total of one week. That was long enough for me to thoroughly test it, and I must agree that it is c**p. I bought it cheap, and was luckily able to get all my money back on it when I re-sold it. Anyway, not sure if it's the worst Roland synth, but it must be close. First of al...
by OMNI26
Mon May 05, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How Do You Use Your Microkorg?
Replies: 31
Views: 8976

I am incredibly impressed with the MicroKORG. I've gone through a lot of synths over the years, and this one is a keeper! The sound is raw and very "real" to me, as opposed to its main competitor the Micron, which sounds like a cheap-o softsynth played through a bad soundcard (at least to me!). Anyw...