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by Rangoon
Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: korg poly-61 vs korg poly800 vs korg dw-8000
Replies: 21
Views: 18599

Re: korg poly-61 vs korg poly800 vs korg dw-8000

By many people's account, the original poly-6 would rank above any of those three...
by Rangoon
Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland MKS-80
Replies: 10
Views: 1342

Re: Roland MKS-80

I would agree with Z's comment that the two versions don't really sound different. I've had both versions of the MKS-80 for several years. If you were to put the same bank of patch data into both of them, about 90% of the sounds would be identical. The other ones would be made largely identical by s...
by Rangoon
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: juno 60 vs jx3p vs polysix.
Replies: 37
Views: 9479

Re: juno 60 vs jx3p vs polysix.

Automatic Gainsay wrote: ....they're both cheap-ass low-end DCO synths from Roland.
That's my sentiment also. They're hardly worth arguing over....
by Rangoon
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do your synth desires ever get the better of you?
Replies: 33
Views: 1432

Re: Do your synth desires ever get the better of you?

I myself fall into the category of buying for the sake of buying at times... It's a thrill...an addiction just like gambling, alcohol, etc. The high is usually just as big for cheaper items as it is for expensive items. That's why you tend to want to blow your money sooner and more frequent, rather...
by Rangoon
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have Prophet 10 values really tripled in the past few weeks?
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: Have Prophet 10 values really tripled in the past few weeks?

From the perspective of functionality, the value of a Prophet 10 (in my opinion) ought not to be more than the value of two Prophet 5s with MIDI. You can always get the extra polyphony by sending even notes to one Prophet 5 and odd notes to another Prophet 5. And there are other similar tricks you c...
by Rangoon
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth have you gigged the most?
Replies: 35
Views: 1758

Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

b3groover wrote:I hauled a real B3 and 122 around for almost 10 years with two to four gigs per week on average. Does that count?
OK, you just took first place (extra credit considering a real B3) but I'm a close second...
by Rangoon
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth have you gigged the most?
Replies: 35
Views: 1758

Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

I used a Korg Polysix for 5 hours per night, 6 nights per week, and about 48 weeks per year between the middle of 1982 (when they first came out) and the middle of 1992. Wherever that particular unit is now, it's certainly the most used Polysix of all time....if not one of the most physically used s...
by Rangoon
Sat May 30, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: juno 60 vs jx3p vs polysix.
Replies: 37
Views: 9479

Re: juno 60 vs jx3p vs polysix.

If I were to list the most important, exciting, and defining components of any analog synth, I think envelopes would likely be the very last thing to be listed. On top of that, most people will tell you that analog envelopes are not precise, and somewhat mushy compared to digitally generated envelo...
by Rangoon
Sun May 24, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: OB-Xpander (not the Xpander)...
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: OB-Xpander (not the Xpander)...

It was never actually produced...
by Rangoon
Fri May 08, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Jupiter 6 replacement for the road?
Replies: 18
Views: 1181

Re: Jupiter 6 replacement for the road?

The notion that your current setup is physically to much for you to deal with makes alot of 1970's - 80's era keyboard players cringe...
by Rangoon
Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: humming noise
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: humming noise

The humming noise is entirely normal. It's nothing to do with tuning....it's always there. What you're hearing is coming from inside the physical keyboard itself... not through the audio path, so it's nothing to worry about.
by Rangoon
Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth UI Classification
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Synth UI Classification

There's one type of user interface you left out and it's the most arcane of them all....the one on the Voyetra 8. In this case there is a combination of two buttons you press at the same time in order to get to a page of parameters. The combination of buttons are different for each page, and the onl...
by Rangoon
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Synth-Shrink
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Synth-Shrink

If you're going to keep one keyboard as a MIDI master, keep the DX7. The 106 is a great synth, but it has some MIDI weirdness that makes it a not very good master keyboard. And it doesn't do velocity; the DX7 does. The original DX7 didn't implement the full range of midi velocity values (0 - 127). ...
by Rangoon
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?
Replies: 137
Views: 14900

Re: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?

As far as early 80's vintage analogs, the Voyetra 8 was probably the most infamous with regard to user interface...
by Rangoon
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Woohoo! Look what I just bought!
Replies: 17
Views: 952

Re: Woohoo! Look what I just bought!

I would maybe put a Kenton Midi interface on it instead...