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by bendragon
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6544

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

How is the AN1X in comparison to the MS2000 in terms of tonality? Drastically different or just a few steps away? just a few steps away. the odd one out here is the ion which gets gnarly easily. the ms and the an can too but the ion just tends to sound bigger, with more ease, i have found. the ms i...
by bendragon
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6544

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

shaft9000 wrote: ....but i truly digress.
blah blah blah blah
"Electronic Musical Instrument employing Analogue (or approximation thereof) technology resulting in a musical but slightly offputting tonality to be had for inadequate funding".

Is that a better title, Mr f-ing Pedantic? :roll:
by bendragon
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno-106 chip trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 3126

Re: Juno-106 chip trouble

I dunno, I'm thinking if the legs fall off, that would be the reason the chip failed, broken solder joints on the pins. No that's not how they fail, it means the chip has been soaking in acetone so long the support structure for the pins has deteriorated. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on ...
by bendragon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6544

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

Yes the membrane buttons tend to fail more often the rip on the ax80.the one I had was redone. The ms2000 b. Is more hands on then the microkorg though the micro is not editor or programming unfriendly.where the Ms has the mod sequencer the micros arp is superior to the ms200s. I tried the MicroKor...
by bendragon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6544

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

ms2000 is great just cause so much is accessible right there - 4 voices might be a limiting factor though. yamaha an1x sounds really awesome and has a pretty gnarly step sequencer similar to the ms2000. not as knobby but still easy enough to operate as most editing is a button press then knob turn....
by bendragon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: First synth - damn low budget
Replies: 24
Views: 3901

Re: First synth - damn low budget

Poly61 is well within his price range. You're looking at about £200 or less in the UK. I've never seen them for more than $250 on eBay USA. The Poly61M is a little steeper but not by much. Well don't look on ebay now if you don't want your streak broken. There is one for $100 as a project to fix up...
by bendragon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6544

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

High likelihood of useless advice to follow... ..but how about the Kawai Sx-240? Never owned one, but they look/sound interesting to me. It may be a bit too juno-ish, but 2 osc per voice + sub osc should offer some potential. There's just one big rotary knob though and lots of buttons. Price should...
by bendragon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6544

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

nathanscribe wrote:Not personally. Had a MicroKorg, thought it was crud, and haven't seriously considered a new Korg since.
Don't blame you after being subjected to that thing.
by bendragon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6544

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

The difference a Waldorf would bring is proper wavetable synthesis - as far as I know none of your other kit can sweep through a table of waveforms (with that sweep controlled via modulation, envelopes, velocity, etc.) and then put the results through one or more of a variety of filters. I know you...
by bendragon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6544

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

Have you considered a Virus(KB)? It should be possible to get a XT for 500£ I'll keep my eye out for a cheap as h**l XTK, but the normal XTs I stumble upon are all around £650. Not really that big a fan of the XTs to be honest. Virus KBs are about £6/700 from what I can see - thats a bit high. I've...
by bendragon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6544

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

Waldorf? I had an XT for a while, plenty of potential there, and sounds nothing like any Roland. If you want to try something different to the regular osc-filter-amp chain, how about some FM? The lesser DX and TX models can be had for absolute peanuts, and even the nicely comprehensive SY77 is well...
by bendragon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6544

Crazy Analogue on a budget

I'm officially sick of my Juno-106. After only a week using a Poly61 and nearly 2 years of digging deep into an ESQ-1, plus the constant need to repair that stupid bit of cheap Roland c**p has pretty much forced me out of sheer frustration and boredom to do one last major repair (voice 2) and sell i...
by bendragon
Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: First synth - damn low budget
Replies: 24
Views: 3901

Re: First synth - damn low budget

Sell your iPad and get a proper synth :D Think about Novation Bass Station, Doepfer Dark Energy or Korg Poly 61 - if you want something vintage. iMS-20, Animoog and Sunrizer are all pretty great tho, especially if he has a MIDI connector and can use a controller keyboard with it. The Dark Energy an...
by bendragon
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno-106 chip trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 3126

Re: Juno-106 chip trouble

Just take the voice board out and send it to the synth spa. Cheap, easy and he will calibrate it for you as part of the deal. Alan is a good guy to deal with! I would! But sending a PCB/Synth all the way America (judging from the eBay store page) from the UK would either break the thing in two and/...
by bendragon
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Poly 61 Envelopes
Replies: 14
Views: 1902

Re: Korg Poly 61 Envelopes

On a side note, the release on the envelopes now works as expected. :)