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by clubbedtodeath
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers - Where to start
Replies: 9
Views: 3726

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: 3313

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: 4054

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: 4054

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: 9098

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: 9098

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: 5162

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: 9
Views: 21653

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: 14430

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: 4229

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: 4992

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: 2821

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: 6978

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).
by clubbedtodeath
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: External vs internal MIDI
Replies: 26
Views: 11888

Re: External vs internal MIDI

Sequencing external equipment does bring in latency, which is why the track latency offset in software like Ableton is so important. And then there’s audio latency on top of that. That all said, I get to with two glorious screens of sequencer with all the detail and control I’ll ever need. It more t...
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Advice for a pianist interested in making electronic music?
Replies: 35
Views: 16175

Re: Advice for a pianist interested in making electronic mus

Yes. As well as using the Nord as a synthesiser in its own right, you can use it as a controller keyboard. Every multitrack sequencer I can think of can reroute notes back out to other kit, as you play them in - MIDI thru, as you say. PS. Lovely playing, by the way. A better piano sound, some produc...