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by nvbrkr
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Gnarly tube preamps/Recording friendly amps
Replies: 9
Views: 2150

Re: Gnarly tube preamps/Recording friendly amps

I can definitely recommend the Tubeman over the older H&K units (I've also had the Cream Machine). The EQ's pretty good for shaping up different tones (the Cream Machine always sounded really dry and sort of hollow to me - I had it for 4-5 years and never used it on a recording). Having said that, I...
by nvbrkr
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone here own a Yamaha Sk30
Replies: 69
Views: 6300

Re: Anyone here own a Yamaha Sk30

Was there some confusion about that?

I listed a few ways you can make the SK20 sound "more like a 2VCO synth" myself. It offers quite a few possibilities for enriching the basic 1VCO sound.
by nvbrkr
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What makes the Minimoog sound so good?
Replies: 35
Views: 6173

Re: What makes the Minimoog sound so good?

Huh, thanks for writing that. You've described very well the various reasons why especially the older analog synths sound so special. Too often people feel comfortable with just making vague references to "driftiness" or "randomness". What you've written above about the combined effect of summing, p...
by nvbrkr
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone here own a Yamaha Sk30
Replies: 69
Views: 6300

Re: Anyone here own a Yamaha Sk30

In the demo on the first page, how did he make the bass sequence sound? It sounds like a 2VCO sound but the SK20 don't have 2 oscillators. Is it the organ section? I don't know what he did in the video. It might be just multi-tracked. However, there are several ways to make the SK-20 sound like a "...
by nvbrkr
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone here own a Yamaha Sk30
Replies: 69
Views: 6300

Re: Anyone here own a Yamaha Sk30

My SK-20 sounds nice with just about any pedal. I've used analog chorus and analog delay usually on it though. Since it's "divide down" technology it tends to benefit greatly from reverb in all cases. For recordings I've used rotary cab emulation for the organ, although I'm perfectly happy using it ...
by nvbrkr
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg MS-20 Mini
Replies: 1141
Views: 123312

Re: New Korgs

This is a bigger deal for me and for most consumers. At 600 euros, that makes the mini ms-20 accessible to a h**l of a lot more people than the 3000-3500 moog voyager. Also, the voyager is a different synth than the minimoog. I find the mini ms-20 interesting because this is the first time that a c...
by nvbrkr
Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Moog
Replies: 222
Views: 21021

Re: New Moog

Yeah, I agree about the keyboard being sort of pointless. Too small for any serious playing and the pitch /mod wheels take up so much space that there could have been an additional half an octave included. If you're going to be playing it using another MIDI keyboard then the keyboard is simply in th...
by nvbrkr
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are your synths for srsbizness or just for playtoys?
Replies: 36
Views: 2852

Re: Are your synths for srsbizness or just for playtoys?

I've never made much anything as either a recording or a performing artist myself (good luck with that if you live in a country like Finland). I've made about the average wage per month for working in the "entertainment industry" or doing "music related" stuff for the city though (I've worked in a s...
by nvbrkr
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are your favorite type of synth sounds?
Replies: 80
Views: 7249

Re: What are your favorite type of synth sounds?

Filtered saws on an analog synth. It kind of matters a lot to me what the LFO / vibrato effects used on them are like. I like the PPG stuff, but I don't think the software emulations really capture the sound of the original (probably just due to the filters on it). Some synced sounds are nice, but I...
by nvbrkr
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: To 2013 and Beyond!
Replies: 40
Views: 3123

Re: To 2013 and Beyond!

Affordable midi controller with a good touch and that wouldn't take unnecessary amounts of space behind the keys. Alas, that for today's manufacturers seems to be an impossible thing to come up with.

Oh yeah, and a new analog Jupiter 8 by Roland, of course.
by nvbrkr
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?
Replies: 124
Views: 14882

Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

I know i'm a couple years late to the party here, but i'm not letting this thread off without mentioning this lemon: http://www.mygear.com/img/item_pictures/large/42450.jpg The open labs miko Timbaland edition. what an expensive, bulky, ugly, impractical piece of c**p! it's like the escalade of syn...
by nvbrkr
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Windows 8
Replies: 23
Views: 2258

Re: Windows 8

You want something that's open and you don't need to worry about big brother deleting your software? http://www.linux.org/ Yes, instead you just have to worry about the developer(s) of your software going off to another project, or just disappearing and leaving you with software frozen in time.. Ye...
by nvbrkr
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog Voyager 10th aniv. Gold plated $15000
Replies: 17
Views: 1621

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

Yeah, doesn't look that great. I can see Prince buying one though, hah.

Looks like the Voyager will be in production longer than the Model D Minimoog.
by nvbrkr
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts that guided you to purchases?
Replies: 15
Views: 1089

Re: Thoughts that guided you to purchases?

"How much more studying loan can I get this year?"
by nvbrkr
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Running external signals through a synthesizer...
Replies: 9
Views: 8270

Re: Running external signals through a synthesizer...

It's just the filter that affects the sounds. BUT you can use things like the lfo or the noise generator in conjunction with it too. That is, if the synth allows those to be routed to the filter section (many "bigger" monosynths allow this). It results in similar choppy, oscillating, S&H controlled ...