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by clubbedtodeath
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg vs Behringer Odyssey
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

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: 1207

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...
by clubbedtodeath
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers - Where to start
Replies: 9
Views: 1664

Re: Synthesizers - Where to start

That's a nice amount of money to start, but imo, spend it incrementally. It's really easy to waste money on things that don't work at all for you in synth world. Start on the low end of things. Balanced advice from Jabs there, although I'd narrow that down a bit further: start on the simpler end of...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question about hooking up two Arp AXXE synths
Replies: 7
Views: 1074

Re: Question about hooking up two Arp AXXE synths

There's a huge difference in the filters. Go to a store and try out a Korg ARP Odyssey to hear it. It has a switch to select all three filter versions (including the original 2-pole Odyssey filter that preceded the 4-pole "Moog" filter). Just chipping into to agree. It does change the character of ...
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moost Moog for the Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: Moost Moog for the Buck

:lol: True.

But my desire to complain is somewhat diminished by the sub £300 price tag...
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moost Moog for the Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: Moost Moog for the Buck

The most Moog for you can get for you money? The one they never made.

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/behringer-model-d
by clubbedtodeath
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PolySix worth buying?
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: PolySix worth buying?

I have multiple friends who have bought DSI Rev2 and have has SOOOOOOO much problems with them straight from the shop. One of them even works in the shop and still couldn't get a new one. Then I rather put my money on the mojo. I have a DSI Rev2. Mine too had problems at the start. But the support ...
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PolySix worth buying?
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: PolySix worth buying?

Just a thought. For $1400 or thereabouts, there are several gorgeous-sounding modern polyphonic analogue synths, which have more features than you could shake a PolySix at. (eg. MIDI, USB, extensive mod matrices, etc.) Of course, synth preferences are a very personal thing, but it's worth bearing in...
by clubbedtodeath
Sat May 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: My first Synth
Replies: 3
Views: 3031

Re: My first Synth

Sorry CJ, but I'd suggest the OP stays away from FM synths: FM programming is, while very powerful, quite intimidating to the uninitiated. Compose This: I think what you are looking for is called a 'sound module'. These modules are essentially massive patch banks full of predefined sounds, from horn...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: ARP Odyssey vs ARP 2600
Replies: 6
Views: 14661

Re: ARP Odyssey vs ARP 2600

The Oddy can sound harsh, but the modern KARP Odysseys have three different types of low-pass filter -- this can help soften the sound (if you want to). I would get the Odyssey because it's great synth. For portability, the KARP mini-keyboard edition comes with a sturdy carrying case too, which make...
by clubbedtodeath
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?
Replies: 24
Views: 10183

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

You can even get an extremely fine, brand new DCO-based poly synth for only $99 more than your 1200.
by clubbedtodeath
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone else tired of the Analog revolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 3265

Re: Anyone else tired of the Analog revolution?

I’m no fan of continual regurgitation of the past, but Interesting things are still being done with analogue. Just look at the DSI/Sequential stuff, or Arturia. You say analogue as if it’s a binary choice. There are synths out there that happily blend analogue circuitry with DSP, to great effect. It...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Polyphony Infographics! Exciting!
Replies: 5
Views: 3677

Re: Polyphony Infographics! Exciting!

J.S. Bach's music was polyphonic.
by clubbedtodeath
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Alesis MMT-8 w/ Roland Song Mode
Replies: 5
Views: 2261

Re: Alesis MMT-8 w/ Roland Song Mode

If you don’t mind software sequencers, Ableton + a clip launcher/controller (eg. Akai APC Mini) would do a much better job of sequencing an entire song’s worth of patterns on the fly. Much more flexible than the MMT-8. AFAIK the APC Mini (£65 new) comes with a copy of Ableton Lite too.
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying a monosynth
Replies: 13
Views: 5032

Re: Buying a monosynth

Jabberwalky wrote:You might like the new Korg Arp Odyssey
This. I have the mini version, and it's an excellent companion to my Model D. I also have a Korg MS-20, which sits quite apart from those two sonically (and has that killer resonant high-pass).