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by b3groover
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog Voyager 10th aniv. Gold plated $15000
Replies: 17
Views: 2744

Re: Moog Voyager 10th aniv. Gold plated $15000

Do you have to enter a contest for the give-away?
by b3groover
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 551587

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!

Not me, have no idea who this is but if you've ever wanted a Yamaha EX5r, this is a great deal. Includes the full compliment of flash RAM, which is extremely rare. http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/msg/3299651907.html I had an EX5R once. It has an amazing sound and its engines are great but it's sa...
by b3groover
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 551587

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!

Not me, have no idea who this is but if you've ever wanted a Yamaha EX5r, this is a great deal. Includes the full compliment of flash RAM, which is extremely rare.

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/msg/3299651907.html
by b3groover
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: New organissimo CD
Replies: 0
Views: 300

New organissimo CD

Hey folks, We're hard at work on our new CD. This is good time, foot tappin', head boppin', funky jazz with soul. I'm using not only my beautifully restored 1954 Hammond C2 through a Leslie 21H, but a Voyager, dotcom modular, Wurlitzer, and even a bit of melodica on this one. Oh yeah, and Alchemy, t...
by b3groover
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Dual CS-80 love from Vangelis
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Re: Dual CS-80 love from Vangelis

Whoa. Great stuff. Thanks!
by b3groover
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: CS 80 sounds on a budget
Replies: 33
Views: 6358

Re: CS 80 sounds on a budget

I think the "Vangelis sound" of Bladerunner has more to do with the atmosphere created via effects. The reverbs especially. And isn't it true that the string sounds are from a VP330 and not the CS80? Add a sprinkle of Rhodes (again, drenched in reverb) and there you go. The Andromeda can do both the...
by b3groover
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The obsession for the Analog
Replies: 169
Views: 24994

Re: The obsession for the Analog

Complexity is a moot point now with software synths. Everything is just a few clicks away.
by b3groover
Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The obsession for the Analog
Replies: 169
Views: 24994

Re: The obsession for the Analog

As a physical musician, b3, I'm kind of shocked to hear you ask this. I'm playing devil's advocate. :) If there was a piece of software that perfectly mimicked the sound of the Minimoog in every way... including the unique relationships that are generated between various parts of the synth that are...
by b3groover
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The obsession for the Analog
Replies: 169
Views: 24994

Re: The obsession for the Analog

To me, as I've stated on here before, it's about the interface. Quick story: Y'all may or may not know that I make my living as primarily a Hammond organist. Jazz, blues, rock, whatever. I love the instrument. And it's exciting to me that the digital equivalents have gotten so good that I no longer ...
by b3groover
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Padshop
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Padshop

After ignoring this in Cubase 6.5, I've been playing around with it lately. It's very cool. The Pro version adds the ability to load in user samples (drag and drop from the Cubase timeline... that's sweet).
by b3groover
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Getting a real sound on the computer.
Replies: 14
Views: 1584

Re: Getting a real sound on the computer.

If you want to record audio on your computer, you need a good audio interface and software. Here's a decent beginner's guide to recording audio interfaces. http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/the-beginners-guide-to-audio-interfaces-180130 And one on DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software: http:...
by b3groover
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New synth from Roland?
Replies: 135
Views: 15735

Re: New synth from Roland?

I got to play around with a Fantom at a studio in LA awhile back. It's a really nice synth with some great sounds and a very easy to use interface. And yes, Yamaha is riding on the Motif glory wave but man, the Motif XF is a monster. I could replace about 90% of my synths (hardware and software) wit...
by b3groover
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha DX7 line VS Yamaha SY77
Replies: 22
Views: 41745

Re: Yamaha DX7 line VS Yamaha SY77

The SY99 is the better buy if you can afford one. The FX are better, the outputs are cleaner (there's a weird phase thing in the SY77 outputs that can be endearing but also frustrating), there are more samples and they are cleaner, and yes the extra keys are nice. I have both. I love my SY77 for sen...
by b3groover
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New synth from Roland?
Replies: 135
Views: 15735

Re: New synth from Roland?

Here's what it comes down to: If you can't make good music with an instrument like the Integra, you need to find another line of work. I'm not saying it's the be-all-end-all of synthesizers or even that I'm remotely interested in it (I'm not). I'm saying that compared to what was available when I wa...
by b3groover
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha DX7 line VS Yamaha SY77
Replies: 22
Views: 41745

Re: Yamaha DX7 line VS Yamaha SY77

BTW, 99% of disk drive problems with the SY77 are broken or degraded belts. You can replace the belt with a rubber band and the drive will work just fine.

I've had my SY77 for 20 years. It still surprises. It's an amazing synth, a real programmers machine.