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by drsynth
Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best Synth, Worst Synth under $500
Replies: 59
Views: 13227

Re: Best Synth, Worst Synth under $500

Best: Blofeld (Sandblasting powerful with multi-mode) Matrix 6R (smoothest *programmable* analog synth in a dirt cheap package I've ever bought) Worst: Any general midi ROMpler (like a Yamaha PSR510) No way to change the sounds and the only saving feature is a plethora of beat box rhythm generators ...
by drsynth
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: White Elka Keyboard (what model?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: White Elka Keyboard (what model?)

That's the one. I just remember it as "the Elka". It probably had an Elka tag on it somewhere. It wasn't until years later that I realized what the brand was.

Thanks Synth303. Another mystery solved!

-David
by drsynth
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: White Elka Keyboard (what model?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: White Elka Keyboard (what model?)

Could be. The one we played was not black but the control looks familiar. Too many years ago to define it as exact. If this is it then I guess it was a RHapsody but just not the model you normally see. Those are larger with a few controls on the top deck above the keyboard. I think TD used to use it...
by drsynth
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: White Elka Keyboard (what model?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: White Elka Keyboard (what model?)

Here is a photo of the right side of the keyboard. I don't know if I have another of the whole thing. It's just left of the Arp Axxe.

If I can stir one up, I'll post it here.

Image
by drsynth
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: White Elka Keyboard (what model?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

White Elka Keyboard (what model?)

I used to play in a band that used an Elka string synth. It was small and white (or cream) colored and had maybe a 46 key bed. The controls were on the left and included volume and a couple of sliders for timbral changes. I can't recall the exact configuration. Anyway, I don't remember the model. It...
by drsynth
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: JD-800 I need convincing
Replies: 28
Views: 4241

Re: JD-800 I need convincing

If you find yourself coming to the Dallas area, shoot me a PM. I've got a (unassembled, but working) JD-800 and JD-990 both at my furniture shop which is 2 miles north of Six Flags and 4 miles south of DFW International Airport. I'll certainly consider it "Z". Nice offer. -- Not to borrow more good...
by drsynth
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: JD-800 I need convincing
Replies: 28
Views: 4241

Re: JD-800 I need convincing

Thanks for the great information. I was not really aware of the extent of differences between the JD-990 and JD-800. The confusion I had about the nature of sound shaping on the JD line is clearer now. I was expecting it to be more of a sample based waveform ROMpler but the rest was mearly modifiers...
by drsynth
Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: JD-800 I need convincing
Replies: 28
Views: 4241

Re: JD-800 I need convincing

CS_TBL wrote:Since when is the FS1r a ROMpler? I hope you aren't referring to those FSEQs. :P
I was talking about the programmability of it. Last I heard there aren't many ways to dig into this beast - unfortunately.

BTW, I really like your FM8 work.
by drsynth
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: JD-800 I need convincing
Replies: 28
Views: 4241

Re: JD-800 I need convincing

The AN1x and JD-800 are completely different synths. I know you probably know that, but it's not really comparing two of the same thing. I say this I've owned an AN1x and sold my JD-990 this past week. You mentioned you're short on room--have you considered a JD-990 + Vintage Expansion? I don't dea...
by drsynth
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: JD-800 I need convincing
Replies: 28
Views: 4241

JD-800 I need convincing

First off, I don't have room for many more keyboards, so I have a few choices to make. I may have to sell something. I'm out of midi channels and physical room. I usually hate these kind of posts, but I'm really at a crossroads here... I already own several decent VA synths and a bit of analog, but ...
by drsynth
Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Resist buying, save up for the big one
Replies: 46
Views: 4996

Re: Resist buying, save up for the big one

alfadawg01 wrote:He who dies with the most toys still dies.
This will be my epitaph.
by drsynth
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Let's talk about strings, baby
Replies: 55
Views: 8780

Re: Let's talk about strings, baby

Oh, and BTW, in case you haven't see it, a great example of the Polymoog filter treatment for everything from vox humana to brass with strings in there somewhere. A use of the filter with a Jupiter 8 as a sound source.



-David
by drsynth
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Let's talk about strings, baby
Replies: 55
Views: 8780

Re: Let's talk about strings, baby

The subject of "strings" gives me grief. I've always considered the term to be a broad one. For instance, sampled strings (Kontakt, Roland string sets etc.) I'd consider a use of one kind. Then there is the "synthetic" strings. I think this is where this discussion is mainly directed. Synthetic stri...
by drsynth
Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why buy hardware synths?
Replies: 392
Views: 34995

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

Dis' autta git me banned... NovaMusik has the best deals right now on Arturia bundles. You can get several top notch soft synths along with a controller for a really good price. I especially would consider the bundle softsynths with the Novation 37SL ReMOTE mk1. A nice deal. http://www.novamusik.com...
by drsynth
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bands and their studios (synth)
Replies: 157
Views: 40461

Re: Bands and their studios (synth)

Jan Hammer Michael Hoenig (I don't know who he is..) http://usuarios.lycos.es/audionautas/Paranoias/michaelhoenig1987.jpg http://elektro80.electro-music.com/articlepix/michael-hoenig26.png Michael Hoenig's "Departure from the Norhtern Wasteland" is a classic Berlin School synth album. One of the be...