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by OMNI26
Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Possibly working Poly-800 for $65? What the heck.
Replies: 21
Views: 1943

The Poly-800 was at the bottom of the synth pile when it was released back in the 80's. But, at least it was semi-affordable (although as a poor high school kid in the early 80's, even I couldn't afford it!). I have never been that impressed with them sound-wise. Ryryoftokyo has a good idea to run t...
by OMNI26
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are your thoughts on the Prophecy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1927

I haven't played one in a number of years, but I recall some really beautiful and smooth leads on the Prophecy. I remember REALLY wanting one when they were first released. Also, most of them seemed to eventually have a problem with the 1/4" output jacks breaking loose inside the synth and eventuall...
by OMNI26
Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cheap, but Small Electric Piano
Replies: 24
Views: 10041

Ironically, I was purchasing some gear yesterday from an ad I responded to on Craigslist, and the guy had an old 1979 Yamaha CP-10 electric piano among the equipment he was selling. I could have picked it up for $20 or so, but I passed on it. I had one years ago, and, frankly, they just don't sound ...
by OMNI26
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg R3 anyone?
Replies: 24
Views: 2987

When I first played the R3, I expected it to sound like a MicroKorg. But it doesn't. Since it seems to be based on the Radias, I guess that makes sense. I was actually looking at the R3 to replace my MicroKorg (the sound of which I love, by the way, but not the small keys).....however, I was a littl...
by OMNI26
Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequential Pro-One.....what's the appeal? I don't get it!
Replies: 47
Views: 4729

I've never seen a pro one in the "flesh." Is its build quality about the same as the Prophet 600? The case is kind of flimsy. That's why I'm putting mine into solid cherry: http://synthwood.com/pro-one/pro-duction/DSC_2026.JPG :D :D :D Now THAT is awesome! Imagine if Sequential Circuits had origina...
by OMNI26
Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequential Pro-One.....what's the appeal? I don't get it!
Replies: 47
Views: 4729

Maybe you only like the Sequential sound when you can play chords. :) You know, now that I think about it, you are exactly right about that! :) At least as far as the Prophet-5 was concerned, the sounds that I really liked were the pads and polyphonic brass stuff that it was capable of.....outside ...
by OMNI26
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequential Pro-One.....what's the appeal? I don't get it!
Replies: 47
Views: 4729

Oh, and yes, I know Vince Clarke used one extensively...but maybe that's all he had at his disposal at the time! Just looking at even the yazoo promo shots showed you that Vince had assembled quite the arsenal by the time he recorded Upstairs at Eric's Well....then I guess he was a Pro-One fan. I s...
by OMNI26
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequential Pro-One.....what's the appeal? I don't get it!
Replies: 47
Views: 4729

The appeal is the sound. You don't like the sound, therefore you don't get the appeal. Easy. :) I think it's more than that. It's the whole package. Sound of course, but also build quality, action & feel of the keyboard, etc. It was a synth that seemed to me as if Sequential had rushed it to market...
by OMNI26
Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequential Pro-One.....what's the appeal? I don't get it!
Replies: 47
Views: 4729

Sequential Pro-One.....what's the appeal? I don't get it!

About 10 or so years ago I picked up a Sequential Circuits Pro-One locally for $125. I had wanted one since the 80's when they were first released, and was glad to have found one. Anyway, I found the synth......rather un-inspiring. It did not have a warmth to it like my Minimoog. It had what I would...
by OMNI26
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Convince me that the minimoog isn't the best!!
Replies: 73
Views: 6751

It is in my experience true that every Minimoog sounds different. I have owned two Mini's over the years. The first one I had (mid-90's) was supposedly owned previously by the band Journey (wow, huh!?) and sounded PERFECT.....huge bass, incredible warmth, etc. When playing a lead on it, you were ins...
by OMNI26
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My worst thrift shop find ever
Replies: 33
Views: 7119

A friend of mine actually found a Minimoog at a thrift store here in Texas for $15 ! It was apparently beat to h**l and non-functioning, but a Minimoog none the less! Flea markets and thrift stores are sometimes worth stopping at, though, even these days. In the fairly recent past, I've found an Oct...
by OMNI26
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arp Odyssey Filter Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 925

I have owned 5 different Odysseys over the years, including a whiteface model, three different black & gold versions, and a black & orange. To be quite honest.....I couldn't tell a huge difference among them! They all sounded good, of course, but they all sounded like - - Odysseys! :) I sold my last...
by OMNI26
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mini-Korg 700s and K-2 two different synths?
Replies: 19
Views: 4662

Greg Hawkes used the Prophet on Candy-O , and singlehandedly made the Prophet's "sync sound" famous. Its funny how a lot of people think that sound was a guitar. Every few months someone on one of the guitar forums will ask what effect was used for that part. Yep! And I've heard some bar bands with...
by OMNI26
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mini-Korg 700s and K-2 two different synths?
Replies: 19
Views: 4662

Wow these are really going up in price. That's what I paid for my Maxi-Korg. A year ago you could have gotten one of these for under $300. The Maxi-Korgs are even more rediculous in price now...although it's hard to tell what the going rate of one is since you hardly see them sell. I am simply amaz...
by OMNI26
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mini-Korg 700s and K-2 two different synths?
Replies: 19
Views: 4662

Anyway, I think the Minikorg K1 (which is the only version I ever owned) is one of the best single-oscillator monosynths ever made. If you really want to hear what one sounds like, check out anything on The Cars' first two albums.....all of Greg Hawkes' synth solos were the MiniKorg (i.e., Just Wha...