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by OMNI26
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mini-Korg 700s and K-2 two different synths?
Replies: 19
Views: 5075

I LOVE the MiniKorg (K1 or K2)....but holy c**p - $600 for one!?! Wow! I don't think I've ever seen one sell for so much. Oh well! 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 s...
by OMNI26
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: kids & synths
Replies: 33
Views: 3218

Did someone say kids & synths?? :lol:

This pic is a few years old, but my boys are still huge ARP fans (like their dad!).....

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by OMNI26
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Clavinet C Restoration...
Replies: 21
Views: 3605

Painted black? Holy c**p, what are the odds of that :lol: Your Clav C looks awesome man! ;) I am going a step further, and having my artist friend hand paint the Hohner logo on the Tolex & tuning cover. OMNI26, If you have pictures of the front of the Clavinet C with the logo that would be great! P...
by OMNI26
Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Roland JC-120?
Replies: 7
Views: 6480

I've owned a number of the Roland JC-series amps....specifically, a couple of different JC-120's, a JC-80 (which is a Jazz Chorus with a 15" speaker), and currently a JC-77 (like a JC-120 but with 10" instead of 12" speakers). The JC-77 is hands-down my favorite of the JC-series amps. The JC-120's a...
by OMNI26
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 80's MIDI Madness & decline of analog...anyone remember?
Replies: 92
Views: 17854

The thing that the thread starter has seemingly nailed and seems to resonate from the many posts is the historical context of synths and music in general. Many of us were young men at the time, the technology and paradigm for making music were changing every year. We were hungry for what new marvel...
by OMNI26
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best looking keyboards
Replies: 137
Views: 16076

ARP Quadra has always been my favorite looking synth (along with most of the Black & Orange series ARP's.....too bad they weren't built like the earlier ARP gear!).

The Jupiter-8 is a close second, though!
by OMNI26
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Clavinet C Restoration...
Replies: 21
Views: 3605

I restored a Clavinet C a number of years ago, and I was lucky enough to have it featured as the Keyboard Magazine "Keyboard of the Month" in January 2004. Like yours, it was painted black when I got it, and totally trashed! Turned out pretty well, I thought. Here are some pics (done by my neighbor ...
by OMNI26
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Micro Preset
Replies: 33
Views: 3361

I owned a MicroPreset for awhile. They are cool little synths, and rather unique. Very simple, but then again I love simple one-oscillator synths, including preset synths like this one. Anyway, I always heard that they used the same filter as the Korg MS-10.....and actually, it really DID sound very...
by OMNI26
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Owning two of the same synthesizer - Is it wrong?
Replies: 80
Views: 11887

I don't believe that it is necessarily wrong to own more than one of the same synth, but I have always thought it was somewhat selfish to own a lot of gear and never use it. Think about it......wouldn't you agree that owning a working example of a cool vintage synth and never turning it on, playing ...
by OMNI26
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers that have a 'Moog-like' sound
Replies: 70
Views: 14467

Although it's not a hardware synth, and definitely not a real Moog, the Minimonsta softsynth is amazing.......I have done direct A/B comparisons with Minimonsta and my 1974 Minimoog and can't tell the difference on many patches. I have a rare ARP Explorer with the 4034 (same as 4035....Moog design) ...
by OMNI26
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synths are difficult to use?
Replies: 60
Views: 6851

I always found the Yamaha AN1x very difficult to use. I have actually owned two of them in the past.....bought one, found it hard to use and sold it, remembered how cool it sounded, bought another, same story as the first. I always WANTED to like using the AN1x, because they truly sound great, but t...
by OMNI26
Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 80's MIDI Madness & decline of analog...anyone remember?
Replies: 92
Views: 17854

Not taking the piss here but I hear quiet a few people saying they are baffled or confused by MIDI . Can you explain what is it about MIDI that is not intuitive ? I do think that MIDI is "intuitive", but at least for me I have always found that MIDI severely limited my creative flow when writing, p...
by OMNI26
Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Little Phatty....what an AWFUL name!
Replies: 17
Views: 1972

mome rath wrote:well this certainly is new and relevant
Oops, so sorry to offend, Mr. "Senior Member".
by OMNI26
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Little Phatty....what an AWFUL name!
Replies: 17
Views: 1972

Little Phatty....what an AWFUL name!

What a marketing blunder on the part of Moog! At least one would think so.....didn't they do any research on that?! It's saving grace is that it really does sound good. You know, I would have purchased one by now if it weren't for the fact that I don't want to own something called a "Little Phatty"....
by OMNI26
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Crumar Performer...Heck with that, I bought this instead...
Replies: 17
Views: 2371

I guess it's always been common to "play" different gear in your video than you actually used in the studio. If you check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Rhodes , specifically the paragraph about "Contributions to Duran Duran", it mentions the Crumar Performer. Oh, and the other synth in the ...