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by danbroad
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.
Replies: 176
Views: 21698

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

roland uk sent out a feedback survey yesterday - maybe others have had it aswell. My opinion is that they're an irrelevance to modern synthesists, though they make good audio interfaces/PCM ROmplers and V-Drums. Roland, may you continue to ignore the analogue revival and peddle your PCM-workstation-...
by danbroad
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kavinsky says, "No analog gear"
Replies: 35
Views: 18684

Re: Kavinsky says, "No analog gear"

....armchair warriors get too hung up on the tools and lose sight of the talent. Don't let that happen to you!
by danbroad
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have Arturia kinda missed their chance with the Minibrute?
Replies: 46
Views: 8773

Re: Have Arturia kinda missed their chance with the Minibrut

I think you've misquoted there, but still... forums like this are a niche within a niche. Not everyone wants or needs a 'collection', so a sale for Korg may probably well be a lost sale for Arturia. Windfall isn't the correct word, but a quote's a quote. Summarily: The potential for early manufactur...
by danbroad
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have Arturia kinda missed their chance with the Minibrute?
Replies: 46
Views: 8773

Re: Have Arturia kinda missed their chance with the Minibrut

. The point of this "dumb" thread, to me, is that in the opening question the underlying impression was Arturia had a one year jump on mini MS-20 and Sub Phatty and blew a big volume sale because of production and distribution issues. Yeah, Arturia did miss a windfall there. . Absolutely agree with...
by danbroad
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Win a Moog Voyager signed by Moogfest 2012 artists!
Replies: 15
Views: 1893

Re: Win a Moog Voyager signed by Moogfest 2012 artists!

So.... Who won? i take it from the date that I didn't, but I can't see that the winner has been announced. AG, any news?

BTW, fantastic news and well done to whoever won. i'm bitter, but in a good way!
by danbroad
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are your favorite type of synth sounds?
Replies: 80
Views: 9475

Re: What are your favorite type of synth sounds?

The sort of sounds that Absynth makes. Digital, glassy, movement, glitchy, aliased, scary, occasionally atonal, droney goodness. I do not require an analogue synth to get my kicks!
by danbroad
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Access Machine!
Replies: 39
Views: 4469

Re: New Access Machine!

it is mirrored, look at the text. It's a black TI snow special edition, just 15 to be made, etc etc. I'm a huge Access fan, but even I'd admit they need to stop the Leica-esque special edition nonsense and concentrate on developing new ideas. The TI range is still current, but maybe a TI3 should be ...
by danbroad
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Elektron box--Analog Four
Replies: 263
Views: 38026

Re: New Elektron box--Analog Four

I'm interested and watching carefully. Love to jump on this but some other stuff has to happen first. Still, the more I see of this I can see a parallel to the Quasimidi Polymorph - not so much in the details [very different] but in the ethos - this could be the Berlin School synth to end them all. ...
by danbroad
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Elektron box--Analog Four
Replies: 263
Views: 38026

Re: New Elektron box

Well, that demo was all kinds of intolerable. [mod hat]Why post if you're not going to add anything constructive? This thread is for people interested in this box, not for you to s**t all over it. This is your last warning to behave like a reasonable and polite human being before you get a week off...
by danbroad
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth
Replies: 886
Views: 141444

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

I'd expect that the first run Minibrutes are a no-lose proposition. Anyone who preorders and doesn't like it (although it seems unlikely) can safely sell it for the price they paid. No money lost, no harm done, another user jumped the queue etc.Everybody wins!
by danbroad
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II
Replies: 17
Views: 11717

Re: Sonicproject OP-X PRO II

Upgraded from the reaktor ensemble as well. Awesome synth, and a testament to both its designer and synthedit: not everything created in SE has to be a CPU hog... This is surprisingly frugal.
by danbroad
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Contemporary analog music
Replies: 26
Views: 3084

Re: Contemporary analog music

I'm sure there'll be plenty of analogue purists along to give you some examples shortly. Like you, my tastes are predominantly 1970s when it comes to electronica. But... I'd like to think, however, that the most artisan and open minded of musicians use whatever they need to create their masterpieces...
by danbroad
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you bought more than once?
Replies: 104
Views: 11203

Re: What synth have you bought more than once?

i have a love hate relationship with the Virus TI. I've bought 4 and sold 4. Aside from that, I have bought a Motif XS twice, I should never have sold the first one. Unlike the Virus, the XS has something that no other hardware workstation has, which is the arranger functions for spontaneous playing...
by danbroad
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: more Korg analog - Monotron Duo & Monotron Delay
Replies: 85
Views: 38678

Re: more Korg analog - Monotron Duo & Monotron Delay

Nice. I'm still expecting the killer blow, though: the around-£1000 analog MS-30 or whatever Korg want to call it. Resurrect the MS2000 chassis with Monotron/Tribe innards, you know the sort of thing.... A big nod to retro design, really push the 'analog' and the 'real' and the 'phat' aand the 'MS20...
by danbroad
Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you been using a lot lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 4123

Re: What synth have you been using a lot lately?

Octatrack. Pure damn genius.
Monomachine. Does things on it's own, sometimes I have control, sometimes not. Either way, I don't mind!
Animoog. Polyphonic aftertouch on a Buchla-esque keyboard.... Wonderful.