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by clubbedtodeath
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Downsizing - versatile polysynth
Replies: 8
Views: 2880

Re: Downsizing - versatile polysynth

As an ex-Evolver owner, if I were to get a new poly it would likely be the Rev2 because of the similarities of the engine, plus it's bi-timbral. The only negative of the Rev2 for me is the lack of a multimode filter. There's many similarities between the Evolver and Rev2 in terms of the engine, but...
by clubbedtodeath
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: A good all purpose 70s string machine clone VSTi?
Replies: 5
Views: 1565

Re: A good all purpose 70s string machine clone VSTi?

You could try looking into G-Force's Virtual String Machine (VSM). Sound on Sound speak very highly of it:

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/gf ... ng-machine

Disclaimer: I have a Waldorf Streichfett which I like very much, so I don't have the VSM.
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet rev 2 Vs Virus ti2 polar keyboard (for Vox Humana sound)
Replies: 5
Views: 8566

Re: Prophet rev 2 Vs Virus ti2 polar keyboard (for Vox Humana sound)

Are you thinking of buying a synth based upon how well it does a 'Vox Humana'? (Vox Numana!) Forgive me, but I'm not sure that's a good idea. The Rev2 is certainly capable of it (I have one), as doubtless the Virus TI2 is, but they are very different synths. What else would you use it for? Complex p...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer's clone army
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Behringer's clone army

The B*hringer mixer I had 15 years ago was c**p (YMMV). The Model D they produced recently is not - I own one. It's impressive, considering what Moog were charging for reissues but a few years before. I do have problems with their behaviour towards those who criticise them or their products. Lawsuit...
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Musicianship and electronic music
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: Musicianship and electronic music

Having come from a similar musical background myself (but not retired.. quite yet!), studying/playing music at home and school meant developing technique, but also an understanding of melody, harmony, counterpoint and most importantly structure. That said, it took a long time for me to reapply what ...
by clubbedtodeath
Sun May 03, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch
Replies: 21
Views: 4419

Re: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch

Luckily my apathy's kicked in, otherwise I'd be here arguing every petty, tedious point in an equally tedious, pointless manner.
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch
Replies: 21
Views: 4419

Re: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch

I have a Korg MS-20 mini. I like it a lot for its sounds and what it can do, but the build quality is not good. The keyboard is a joke. The Korg Odyssey has the exact same keys. The size of the keys and the quality remind me of one of these: Melodica I'm quite impressed you can say that without hav...
by clubbedtodeath
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch
Replies: 21
Views: 4419

Re: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch

Personally I don't think it's quite so slam-dunk between the Korg and the Behringer. I have a KARP mini, and it's as a close to the original as makes no difference. The build quality is absolutely fine: it doesn't feel flimsy. I prefer the mini, as a full-size Odyssey is huge for a mono synth. The m...
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: my first synth
Replies: 2
Views: 2290

Re: my first synth

Seconded on the KS4. It will cover a wide array of sounds, and it's not too bad to edit either (not much menu diving). And it has built in effects. (reverb, delay, chorus, etc.)

I still have mine after many years.

Cheers
by clubbedtodeath
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have mini moog - on to sequensers - ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3790

Re: Have mini moog - on to sequensers - ?

I am going to go through the whole Automaticgamesay youtube series Be careful. There is an awful lot to get through. ;) I am looking at a sequencer where one could change the pitch (or notes on the fly) like the Beatstep Pro. Word of caution on the original Beatstep - I have one - whilst it is a lo...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modern poly to complement Jupiter-8?
Replies: 13
Views: 5154

Re: Modern poly to complement Jupiter-8?

Yeah, I kinda already wrote Rev2 off in my OP, since I didn't like the 08's character. I'll try it out in the store when I'm trying the others, though. I'd be interested to hear what you think. I found the Rev2 similar to the 08 in person, except the Rev2 seemed less harsh, with more sweet spots (o...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modern poly to complement Jupiter-8?
Replies: 13
Views: 5154

Re: Modern poly to complement Jupiter-8?

Don't forget the Rev2*! My only regret is not getting the 16-voice version.

(*) But aye, the Summit sounds gorgeous too.
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Odyssey vs Behringer Odyssey
Replies: 8
Views: 9622

Re: Korg vs Behringer Odyssey

The Boog I have doesn't feel or sound cheap; only time will tell on quality. I see that the Bodyssey has FS keys. That said, the Karp mini keys comes with a pretty solid carry case thrown in, which I've really come to appreciate. The build quality is excellent, and it sounds very close to the real t...
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog synths. Need your advice !
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: Analog synths. Need your advice !

Re: split patches. The Rev2 also has a simple sequencer that you can use to drive either bass or chords on one patch, whilst you play lead on the other split patch. The sequencer can do a lot of other things too, including sequencing just about any parameter on the synth. Particular to drones, you'v...