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by Gianni
Fri May 01, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)
Replies: 110
Views: 12524

Re: "Vintage" VA synths

thanks to a certain person who we wont name , messed up our post numbers. Jesus? Allah? Jah? Voldemort? :D ----- On topic: I'm a VA fan. At least on my experience for live use, you just can take a Jup + effects on stage and wait for it to be all stable all the time, or save you room for moving more...
by Gianni
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why the alesis micron gets no respect ??
Replies: 32
Views: 5318

Re: Why the alesis micron gets no respect ??

I think it does get respected as it should, most people agree on the power of Ion/Micron. Plenty of discussion about Microns breaking #-o It had plenty of respect when first released but then newer toys come along and older ones get forgotten. Now that it's been repackaged as the MiniAK we'll see wh...
by Gianni
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?
Replies: 137
Views: 28659

Re: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?

Modulars, if you want to make a new sound be prepared to spend a few hours. Which is sad because some have great possibilities. I guess most of their buyers [people who want to tweak all the time] don't need to use a great sound more than once. :mrgreen: Hahaha, good one. Another great synth with a...
by Gianni
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?
Replies: 137
Views: 28659

Re: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?

Clavier wrote:Romplers, if you want to make you own sound be prepared to spend a few hours.
Which is sad because some have great possibilities. I guess most of their buyers [people who just want preset sounds] don't need all the tweaking stuff.

For example, Korg Trinity, Triton, EX5, Fantoms, etc...
by Gianni
Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what are your favorite digital synths?
Replies: 81
Views: 11821

Re: what are your favorite digital synths?

Pro5 wrote: .AN1x (wow! Great fast playing feel, good controls, smooth or harsh sound depending on needs, future cult classic - note I do NOT make trance music)
You don't have too. I'm a progger and jazzist and love the blue machine. :D
by Gianni
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Today's Best Value
Replies: 69
Views: 9545

Re: Today's Best Value

Casio CZ-3000 and CZ-5000 - Why do these sell for less than the CZ-101? I got my 5000 for £50 and you get a lot of Synth for the money. In fact, the CZ's are probebly the most programmable Synths of thier price. Shhhh... I'm very close to getting one for almost no money. First thing that comes to m...
by Gianni
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai MINIAK
Replies: 88
Views: 13395

Re: Akai MINIAK

i hope it was an april fools joke I hope it's not, but I'm not totally convinced it isn't. This looks cute and cool enough for me to get one. If it is cheap enough, I'd buy it just because I feel the need for more black modern keyboards, stop it with the green/yellow/grey/pink case +blue/red/yellow...
by Gianni
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai MINIAK
Replies: 88
Views: 13395

Re: Akai MINIAK

i hope it was an april fools joke I hope it's not, but I'm not totally convinced it isn't. This looks cute and cool enough for me to get one. If it is cheap enough, I'd buy it just because I feel the need for more black modern keyboards, stop it with the green/yellow/grey/pink case +blue/red/yellow...
by Gianni
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg DW8000 are they that good ? (4.7/5 rated) ?
Replies: 29
Views: 5361

Re: Korg DW8000 are they that good ? (4.7/5 rated) ?

I'll add my voice to the chorus. While I agree with nathanscribe that the keys are clunky (more than "a bit", at least on mine!), other than that it's a great synth. A darker sound than most other synths from that time, but that's not necessarily a bad thing because it means it doesn't sound like e...
by Gianni
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...
Replies: 49
Views: 9672

Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

But hey, metal's filled with synthesizers... from 100% Rompler strings for black metal and "power metal", to some decent use of synthesizers for progressive metal and metal fusion. no, I realize that (Cradle of Filth was actually the first band that spring to mind when I first saw that vid)... but ...
by Gianni
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...
Replies: 49
Views: 9672

Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Hahaha! But hey, metal's filled with synthesizers... from 100% Rompler strings for black metal and "power metal", to some decent use of synthesizers for progressive metal and metal fusion. I used to do prog metal until a couple of years ago. This is the only metal band I listen to know, but the keyb...
by Gianni
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: best piano sound
Replies: 4
Views: 924

Re: best piano sound

There is an update for the M3 you can download at the Korg site, it's supposed to contain a piano expansion or something like that. If you don't like it, get a Motif XS or Nord Electro and you'll be pleased. There's a rack version of the Motif which you can find for cheap. And even older versions of...
by Gianni
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland SH-201 or Alesis Ion?
Replies: 11
Views: 2550

Re: Roland SH-201 or Alesis Ion?

Not to mention the amazingly good sound quality and lots of control in the Ion. :thumbleft:
by Gianni
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: If you had $1,000.00-$1,200.00
Replies: 54
Views: 7527

Re: If you had $1,000.00-$1,200.00

Another NL2X because they're awesome!

And maybe a new Delay pedal.