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by Rangoon
Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 278386

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

What would make that the only rightful way to criticize him? Because otherwise you (the critic) offer no alternative to someone who wants to buy an SH-2000... In fact, I fail to see how that would count as a concrete act of criticism in the first place. It's a "putting your money where your mouth i...
by Rangoon
Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 278386

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

If someone is asking 1000 dollars / euros for a SH-2000 on an internet forum that person should be rightfully criticized or even ridiculed... The only "rightfull" way to criticize that person is for you to offer your SH-2000 that you have available right now (and in the same condition) for less mon...
by Rangoon
Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synths used in Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder?
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Re: synths used in Break My Stride by Matthew Wilder?

In the video he's playing a Prophet 5...
by Rangoon
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Oberheim OBX 4 voice/MIDI/Patch 96 sell or keep?
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Oberheim OBX 4 voice/MIDI/Patch 96 sell or keep?

The big question regarding any four-voice OBX is.....does it have the upper tray that makes it possible to add extra voices? If not, then it will always be stuck with just the four voices even if you were to obtain the extra voice cards (because there's nowhere to put them). A decent looking, perfec...
by Rangoon
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: A better polysynth than MKS80...?
Replies: 27
Views: 2327

Re: A better polysynth than MKS80...?

Z wrote:To me, the MKS-80 is just a good, all-in-one, workhorse polysynth. Jack-of-all-trades, master of none.
The MKS-80 is superior for people who have proper "piano player" technique and naturally envoke polyphonic velocity and use a sustain pedal...
by Rangoon
Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: One is not enough!
Replies: 72
Views: 7440

Re: One is not enough!

This picture is always a fun one to throw around....
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by Rangoon
Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?
Replies: 80
Views: 5074

Re: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?

the word "organic" as applied to analog synthesizers means that there is subtle moving artifacts in the sound that are not attributable to explicitly applied modifiers such as LFOs, envelope generators, detuning, etc.. The word "organic" connotes a living organism, and the connection is that living...
by Rangoon
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?
Replies: 80
Views: 5074

Re: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?

There is nothing less helpful than the blurring of long-standing and well-used synthesizer-related adjectives. Terms like "fat" and "organic" do have very specific meanings which are not particularly subjective... they only appear to be subjective when more and more people use them inaccurately. A ...
by Rangoon
Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I really want an early 80's Roland poly. Suggestions?
Replies: 54
Views: 3734

Re: I really want an early 80's Roland poly. Suggestions?

MKS-80 Version 5....played from a weighted, velocity sensive keyboard.
by Rangoon
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SSM Juno 2044
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: SSM Juno 2044

Thanks for the info. You're obviously well-versed in the implementation of analog hardware. As for myself, I've never dabbled into electronics at all and really only have the rudimentary knowledge of synth internals that any analog synth enthusiast would (or should) have. So if I were to ever undert...
by Rangoon
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SSM Juno 2044
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: SSM Juno 2044

Very nice. I've thought about doing the same thing to an unrestored Oberheim OBX I've had laying around for years. It has daugterboards on each of the six voices that holds a CEM3320 filter giving it a 24db filter mode in addition to the 12db SEM based filter. But I've often wondered what it would b...
by Rangoon
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 278386

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

I don't think any of the respondents to this thread quite "gets it", except maybe nadafarms....
by Rangoon
Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 278386

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

I was always under the impression that the point of these listings are to solicit bids "under the table" (through private email to the seller via Ebay) and thus avoid the Ebay listing fees, PayPal fees, and other inconveniences of actually completing the transaction on Ebay. I don't think the seller...
by Rangoon
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: oberheim, maybe voyetra ??
Replies: 23
Views: 1565

Re: oberheim, maybe voyetra ??

A voyetra would be one of the last choices I would make if I were you. It has to have one of the most dense and hard to understand layouts of any synth. They are also not terribly reliable and hard to find anyone to fix it if something goes wrong. They sound great though, but would NEVER be my firs...
by Rangoon
Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Jupiter-4 with aluminum sides?
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Jupiter-4 with aluminum sides?

If you want to de-value your Jupiter-4, go right ahead....