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by OMNI26
Fri May 02, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Roland Space Echos
Replies: 32
Views: 3117

When working correctly, Roland Space Echo's are incredible units. I have an RE-150, which was one of the later models, and it's supposed to be one of the "cleanest" sounding Space Echo's due to the more modern electronics inside. It does sound great, but I honestly don't use it much because I am afr...
by OMNI26
Thu May 01, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland ProMars & Korg Sigma - - Super Rare or What!?
Replies: 19
Views: 10773

The Promars is definatly a rare synth. I was lucky enough to own one a few years ago and i loved it. The Promars is the reason im so obsessed with the Jupiter-4. I wish i had not sold it now. I miss it. Oh well, i think the Jupiter-4 is a far better synth. Was it really a "monophonic Jupiter-4", as...
by OMNI26
Thu May 01, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland ProMars & Korg Sigma - - Super Rare or What!?
Replies: 19
Views: 10773

Roland ProMars & Korg Sigma - - Super Rare or What!?

Are these two synths among the rarest out there?? In my 20+ years of searching for, buying, collecting, and trading synths, and in countless visits to pawn shops, mom & pop music stores, and classified ad searches, I have seen a total of ONE Roland ProMars (technically the ProMars Compuphonic, I thi...
by OMNI26
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Loverboy synths!
Replies: 29
Views: 11231

HH wrote:Image

now that's some pretty tight jeans :) loving the 80s
Now THIS is the type of setup that first got me into playing synths back in the day! Big stacks of keyboards....and no MIDI....you actually gotta PLAY 'em! :)
by OMNI26
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Loverboy synths!
Replies: 29
Views: 11231

Funny, I was just trying to find out a little more about the synth on Take Me To the Top just last week. The sound in the beginning I always thought was one of the best synth sounds ever (IMHO). Never really cared for the song that much but would wait for it to come on the radio, just to hear the b...
by OMNI26
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fattest polysynth ever made
Replies: 78
Views: 9641

I'm not so sure about the CS-80 as "fattest". I had a CS-60 for awhile, and although it sounded great, I wouldn't have described it as "fat". It was actually a thinner sound, but absolutely analog and not digital. I would think that even doubling what it sounded like to create a CS-80 sound would st...
by OMNI26
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What a great time to be born.
Replies: 53
Views: 3634

1988 was a good year for shitty digital s**t. Yup, I agree. I think the worst years for synths started in 88, and went until about 1994 that's when the collective industry started to pull they heads out they asses. Funny thing.....music in general (at least the stuff I liked) started to get worse a...
by OMNI26
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What a great time to be born.
Replies: 53
Views: 3634

1966 here.......the "golden age" of the cheesy transistorized combo organs -- Vox Continental, Farfisa Compact Combo, etc.!
by OMNI26
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your first Synthesizer!
Replies: 89
Views: 5476

Realistic (Moog) MG-1.....brand new in 1981 from Radio Shack. I was 14 years old at the time (yes, I realize I am old!). I begged my Dad to buy it for me, and he finally gave in and bought it for me after I promised to mow the lawn for the next 2 years or so! It was $450 brand new back then, which w...
by OMNI26
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bargain expectations
Replies: 31
Views: 2133

Bargain finding stories again? Well, I can't resist, so here are a few of mine: -Octave Cat SRM.....$30 at local flea market -Sequential Prophet-5 Rev 3.2......$150 at local "mom & pop" music store -Roland Jupiter-6.......$150 from same store as above -Sequential Pro-One.....$125 from local electron...
by OMNI26
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Clavinet sounds on the Nord Electro/Stage, any good?
Replies: 9
Views: 2798

The Nord Electro is my main axe for playing live with my band, and has been for the past 5 years. I love everything about it. The Clav sounds are great, but not perfect. You are right in that it is hard to replicate, either by modeling or sampling. I would rate it an 8.5 out of 10. The great thing a...
by OMNI26
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cheapest build quality?
Replies: 65
Views: 3960

The Pro-One, for sure. Also, most Italian stuff from the 70's / 80's (i.e., Crumar and Siel, in particular) I have found to be lacking in overall build quality. With regard to newer stuff, the Novation X-Station and XioSynth are quite fragile. I just sold my XioSynth.....sounded fantastic, but I was...
by OMNI26
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: My tribute to "A Flock of Seagulls"
Replies: 0
Views: 324

My tribute to "A Flock of Seagulls"

Here is my version of "Wishing" by A Flock of Seagulls (originally done in early 80's).

http://www.zshare.net/audio/9962940c7f86d1/

On this track I used Minimoog, Nord Lead I, Alesis QuadraSynth+, drum loops, and my voice :lol: . It was all recorded in Tracktion 2. Enjoy!
by OMNI26
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: R U ON MYSPACE?
Replies: 107
Views: 8752

Here's my solo stuff (done under the name Binary Void):

www.myspace.com/binaryvoid
by OMNI26
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Combo Organ People?
Replies: 25
Views: 6753

No combos now, but in the past I have owned: -Farfisa Professional Duo -Farfisa Mini-Compact -Vox Continental (UK version w/wooden keys) -Yamaha YC-20 -Yamaha YC-25D -Yamaha YC-30 -Yamaha YC-45D -....and a few others that I can't even recall now. I love combo organs, and I go through phases where I ...