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by danbroad
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg could make some easy money if...
Replies: 17
Views: 2050

Re: Korg could make some easy money if...

If Korg really wanted to make some easy money, here's my suggestion; Take the keyboard you already make for products such as the microKorg XL or the R3 or even the Kontrol49, and bolt it onto a chassis containing the Monotribe innards. Maybe even give it a token smattering of extra knobs, maybe an e...
by danbroad
Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: rack mount synth vs hardware synth
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: rack mount synth vs hardware synth

It does very much depend on which rack, though. Things like the Slim Phatty, Voyager, Leipzig, Virus, Novation KS, Korg MS2K and Radias, Waldorf Q's and XT's are every bit as knobby and editable as their keyboard-enabled versions. For synths like these, it's actually quite a blessing to have a rackf...
by danbroad
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Whatever happened to knobby VA's?
Replies: 36
Views: 3701

Re: Whatever happened to knobby VA's?

The Internet has a lot to answer for.... But at least it means we can scour the world for great, older knobby VA synths. I love the MS2000, the KS Rack, the Virus, the Radias, the Clavia Nords, the JP8080's.... Polyphony, adaptability, programmability and character, wrapped up in a lovely tactile in...
by danbroad
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: which budget analog mono?
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: which budget analog mono?

It's the rack compatibility I'd like to see; given the control options available on the separate units, a dark combo would be in a field of one, and there's nothing quite like it out there at the moment.
by danbroad
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: which budget analog mono?
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: which budget analog mono?

Doepfer should put a Dark Time and Dark energy in a 3U rack chassis. Maybe even add a 12HP delay unit - think about it, it'd be instant Tangerine Dream.. Mmmmm
by danbroad
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analog synth/sequencer
Replies: 20
Views: 1976

Re: Analog synth/sequencer

It's the new Leipzig-S or whatever it's called. Head over to the Analogue Solutions website, it's there on the front page IIRC.
by danbroad
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analog synth/sequencer
Replies: 20
Views: 1976

Re: Analog synth/sequencer

For all in one synths with a built in sequencer, there's always the new Leipzig from Analogue Solutions. Alternately, the DSI stuff is very good indeed. Maybe a cheaper alternative is a used MPC with an Evolver desktop?

just some random thoughts for you.
by danbroad
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg: Radias vs MS2000
Replies: 34
Views: 12884

Re: Korg: Radias vs MS2000

The attraction of the Radias and Ms2000 among others is that wonderful knob laden interface. VA's sound great as plugins, and the Radias, Nord Lead, Virus all attract because of their hands-on tweak ability aswell as their sonic character. it's the same reason Novation Supernovas, KS racks, JP8080's...
by danbroad
Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Do you use MIDI or USB?
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: Do you use MIDI or USB?

I use a combination of an ESI M8UXL midi interface and a PCIe ESI 1010e audio interface. Both running well on a Win7 64 bit machine, rock solid drivers and low latency. They both take up a unit each, and have the same design, so the unit looks like a 2U combined 8x8MIDI and 10in/10out Audio interfac...
by danbroad
Wed May 11, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Do you use MIDI or USB?
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: Do you use MIDI or USB?

Both. Like CS_TBL, I use an ESI M8UXL to connect MIDI modules. A proper interface saves all that chaining and channelling. However, whilst the Motif is in storage, I'm using my Yamaha KX61 as master controller via USB.
by danbroad
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Blue synths?
Replies: 44
Views: 5802

Re: Blue synths?

The FS1r is light cyan, does that count as blue? :lol: http://www.sequencer.de/pix/yamaha/fs1r.jpg No, it's light cyan. We need another thread for light cyan synths. :D Oh, well, there goes my suggestion of the Motif XS then.... We must have nearly exhausted the blue synth possibilities by now, hav...
by danbroad
Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4568

Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Yes, the AAS stuff is underrated; I use string studio a great deal, especially as I got it in a great deal [the $15 no-brainer]. I like UA-1 as well. The Motif just oozes class for me; quite capable of sitting pretty in a studio, but built to gig and built to last. 20 years of S+S knowhow went into ...
by danbroad
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vangelis synthvideo
Replies: 23
Views: 2451

Re: Vangelis synthvideo

Still, he's been a huge success and lived the dream that a great many of us aspire to. Plus, he's been responsible for some of the greatest synth albums of all time, and scored several of the all time top-ten films [Bladerunner, Chariots]. I'm not a diehard fan, though - Bladerunner's a seminal albu...
by danbroad
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4568

Re: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

Doesn't seem odd at all - I sometimes wonder whether a cheap-as-chips electric piano or an old Yamaha PSR would be worthwhile setting up in a dusty corner. Plenty of successful artists have a 'muse' instrument space which never makes it into the final mix, but is responsible for more platinum tracks...
by danbroad
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4568

Studio Workhorse: the 2011 thread

A bump from the dead resurrected an oldie but a goodie; your studio workhorse. Now, times and technology have changed; but the need for a go-to inspiration or simple basics hasn't. So, with the thread titled so as not to get bumped in 2013, what's yours? Mine is the Motif XS6, which is bread'n'butte...