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by Hair
Fri May 18, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modern rack-mount synth
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Modern rack-mount synth

opening the field up for a few years prior.. all of the Spectral Audio offerings Korg MS2000R/BR Novation Bass Station Rack, Super Bass Station, Supernova, KS Rack, A-Station 303 clones like the Oakley TM3030, CS Deep Bass Nine, MAM MB33/Freebass 383, Syntecno TeeBee etc SMS Mars, Bob, Planet 7 PAiA...
by Hair
Tue May 15, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Using 100V Japanese-Made Synths in the U.S.
Replies: 11
Views: 3714

Re: Using 100V Japanese-Made Synths in the U.S.

I'm sure someone with more experience with synths in particular can chime in, but I seem to recall that it's supposed to be fine.

Fwiw, I've played on many imported Japanese-market arcade game cabinets that are simply plugged into outlets here in the US and work fine - in fact, I own one!
by Hair
Fri May 11, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: such a thing as a 2-osc poly with no patch memory?
Replies: 19
Views: 1856

Re: such a thing as a 2-osc poly with no patch memory?

Interesting thoughts y'all :) As for why I wouldn't specifically want patch memory - it was more just a curiosity. I rarely ever take my 106 out of manual mode (only saving patches when I use them in a song in case I ever need to recall, which has never happened) and I love squeezing sounds out of m...
by Hair
Tue May 08, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Software Compressor?
Replies: 20
Views: 1939

Re: Software Compressor?

Camel Crusher and Audio Damage Rough Rider are my favorite free "destroy things" compressors. Rough Rider has a nice character that is well suited for fat, dirty NY compression duties (cuts too much of the highs to use 100% wet unless you want to make things sound old and saturated) - it also is a l...
by Hair
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: such a thing as a 2-osc poly with no patch memory?
Replies: 19
Views: 1856

such a thing as a 2-osc poly with no patch memory?

I find myself craving a 2-osc poly, and I think it would be cool to have something simple and raw/"old" sounding that I could just tweak the same way I work with vintage monos. Obviously there's nothing wrong with having patch memory, but if it's something I don't get much use out of anyway, I'm won...
by Hair
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: low cost DAW for mainly recording HW w/some vst use too
Replies: 28
Views: 3121

Re: low cost DAW for mainly recording HW w/some vst use too

I've heard Presonus Studio One is nice too, but I haven't used it. I use Reaper as an editor all the time though (for the things it's a pain to do in Ableton Live - where I do most of my work), it's sick.
by Hair
Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Polyphonic Midi to CV/Gate. Choices?
Replies: 23
Views: 3527

Re: Polyphonic Midi to CV/Gate. Choices?

If you're ok with a computer involved, Silent Way + ES-3 etc could do it, no?
by Hair
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: MiniBrute vs CS-10/15
Replies: 34
Views: 6194

MiniBrute vs CS-10/15

I know not many have played the MiniBrute yet, but hoping to catch AG's attention. The Arturia seems to sound modern and thick, the Yamahas seem to sound.. "old" and interestingly wacky. All three are close enough in price to compare. For someone with the Moog style of "phatness" covered, does one j...
by Hair
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MIDI LFO
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: MIDI LFO

Have you looked into Expert Sleepers' Silent Way?
by Hair
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth
Replies: 886
Views: 114664

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Just watched the AG videos.. this thing is totally sick. Immediately starting to dream of augmenting it with one (or a few) of the crazy eurorack oscillators out nowadays, seems like it would be super-easy with the pitch CV out and the audio in. Of course, many synths have pitch CV out and Audio in,...
by Hair
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: High Pass/ Multi-mode Filter
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: High Pass/ Multi-mode Filter

Looks like the Cross Filter did exist at some point, seeing as Matrixsynth posted one from an eBay auction in 2010, probably real hard to come by. Amazon seems to think NovaMusik has 3 Action Filter II pluses left though, and BCM seems to have them too. What about the Filter Lancet? Alesis Philtre o...
by Hair
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: non mainstream hard to find knobby synths?
Replies: 34
Views: 2816

Re: Non-Mainstream hard to find Knobby synthesizers synths

based on the original post, are you restricting it to only currently in production? and if so, why?
by Hair
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Planning a Live Show
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Planning a Live Show

Right on - mint.com is an awesome way to figure spending and saving stuff, I try to be fairly frugal/thrifty and it's been a great help. For "oohs and ahhs" - Alesis AirFX! Personally, I just like the idea of a MIDI controller or two in the company of knobby fun hardware stuff rather than a bunch of...
by Hair
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Planning a Live Show
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Planning a Live Show

I'm actually in a very similar boat - Alive 1997 is so sick! Daft Punk's Live at the Arches set was also very inspirational to me.. sort of a DJ set using samplers and drum machines instead of turntables, really unique. I was originally trying to put something super minimal together with an SP-505 f...
by Hair
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Extremely simple sampler for iPhone?
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Extremely simple sampler for iPhone?

you don't need any sequencing do you? what about a soundboard app like this? http://itunes.apple.com/app/resounder-p ... d306426146