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by monolith
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why a juno 60 ???
Replies: 30
Views: 3938

Re: Why a juno 60 ???

why not?
by monolith
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: TR505 vs TR626
Replies: 11
Views: 4638

Re: TR505 vs TR626

626 has Individual outputs and the trigger out, combined with the ability to tune sample makes it the wiser option. Having said that I prefer the sound of the 505 and like how simple it is.
by monolith
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg to release ARP Odyssey
Replies: 766
Views: 92586

Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

The pink thing is the power light. I'm pretty sure the portamento switch is for a second mode where it glides up/down when you flick the octave switch. On my 2813 oddy flicking the switch makes the octave 'jump' immediately regardless of the glide setting. One of the newer videos demo it I'm pretty ...
by monolith
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do people really not like the Micromoog?
Replies: 51
Views: 6644

Re: Do people really not like the Micromoog?

Looking at it, it's not the single oscillator that strikes me poorly so much as just the extreme oversimplification of the EG and modulation options. It's one thing to have that on a freaking Realistic item, but on something that's at least nominally a semi-professional synthesizer? Feh. Haha what ...
by monolith
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do people really not like the Micromoog?
Replies: 51
Views: 6644

Re: Do people really not like the Micromoog?

I don't get why it's not more popular. Mine sits alongside a Model D, Arp Odyssey, SH-2, SH-101, CS-5 - and it is by FAR my favourite synth.
by monolith
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth to Complement Sub 37
Replies: 12
Views: 6173

Re: Synth to Complement Sub 37

Of the synths you listed, I personally would go for the Pulse 2. If you understand subtractive synthesis it will be pretty easy to tweak and the (8 voice?) paraphonic feature would be great paired with the sub37. Thats just me though.
by monolith
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Leave it to others ....recordings
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

Re: Leave it to others ....recordings

You cant polish a turd.

Sure, you could roll it in glitter, but it's still a turd.
by monolith
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ultimate Cheap Cheesy but programmable digital synth
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: Ultimate Cheap Cheesy but programmable digital synth

Sounds like a good challenge indeed.
by monolith
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ultimate Cheap Cheesy but programmable digital synth
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: Ultimate Cheap Cheesy but programmable digital synth

http://youtu.be/zCWVo0rDkAg So it's not this patch you're thinking of? This is hard to beat when it comes to the sound you're describing! ;) Oh it certainly nails the new age dolphin music vibe, but lacks that digital chimey sound on the attack of the notes. I'd love to mess around with M1 one day,...
by monolith
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ultimate Cheap Cheesy but programmable digital synth
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: Ultimate Cheap Cheesy but programmable digital synth

Sy-22 seems like a good one to try, that sound 10 seconds in to this video nails what i've got in mind.





I'll definitely keep an eye out for a D-50 though. How hard are they to program?
by monolith
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ultimate Cheap Cheesy but programmable digital synth
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: Ultimate Cheap Cheesy but programmable digital synth

The D50 is the iconic synth for that, to a lesser extent the Korg M1. The main competitors of the period were the Ensoniq VFX and Kawai K4. I wouldn't out the SY22 in the same category at all...it was a budget synth, lower fidelity and most importantly has no filters of any kind. It's also currentl...
by monolith
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ultimate Cheap Cheesy but programmable digital synth
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Ultimate Cheap Cheesy but programmable digital synth

What's the best synth for those bad '90's new age/dolphins/crystals/infomercial sounds? In my head the trademark sound is that wind chime like attack sound layered with a warm juno-esque pad - and from what I know of its architecture the Roland D-50 sounds like it would be great for that, or maybe a...
by monolith
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: strymon deco vs. instant lo-fi junky
Replies: 1
Views: 1685

Re: strymon deco vs. instant lo-fi junky

The only downside to the ILFJ is that if you hit it with a loud transient the compression attack makes a loud click which isn't very nice. I've not used the Deco so no comment there. If you just want the warped tape thing get a EHX memory boy and run it 100% wet with zero delay time, even better wit...
by monolith
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 157
Views: 69609

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Simple but effective. Sure.. but "best bassline of all time" to a 16th note? At least something like Donna Summer's "I feel love" was much more iconic and better done... Does the job for me. It's best 'SYNTH' bassline so my favourite is something unashamedly synthy. It's also just my opinion. My ne...
by monolith
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 157
Views: 69609

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

Simple but effective.