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by clubbedtodeath
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg MS-20 mini / Korg Minilogue
Replies: 7
Views: 11544

Re: Korg MS-20 mini / Korg Minilogue

I'll second the MS-20. As well as the great sound, as Stabs says it's very hands on. Example: you have discrete octave pitch settings for both VCO 1 and 2, as well as a fine tune. It's very quick to set the right relative pitches for the oscillators. The resonant HPF filter adds a lot too. It can be...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Monologue
Replies: 126
Views: 33972

Re: Korg Monologue

Real shame it doesn't have a resonant high-pass filter, like the MS-20. But Korg make odd choices. For example the MS-20 has a full-size, 3-octave keyboard, but the KARP Odyssey does not. It has one designed to be played by midgets, or 3 year olds*. Why Korg, why? [*] The only thing I can find to gr...
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Monologue
Replies: 126
Views: 33972

Re: Korg Tease

Maybe they'll finally be releasing those Odyssey desktop modules we all ordered months ago?
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Synth for 8/16 bit sounds.
Replies: 78
Views: 23929

Re: Synth for 8/16 bit sounds.

Elektron Sid Station?
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anybody got any insight into the Oberheim Matrix 6?
Replies: 30
Views: 7723

Re: Anybody got any insight into the Oberheim Matrix 6?

I've got a Matrix 6. Slap a dash of reverb on it, and it will do luscious, brassy pads all day. It is a pain to programme, and I can confirm the occasional reliability issues - mine was not happy after spending a year on its end - but I'm still keeping it.
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia Drumbrute - where did the thread go?
Replies: 13
Views: 1774

Re: Arturia Drumbrute - where did the thread go?

It's all those individual outs that get me. I'm just imagining the fun that could be had with a stack of effects pedals..
by clubbedtodeath
Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Cole's Revenge - synthwave with Roland hardware
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: Cole's Revenge - synthwave with Roland hardware

Very nice indeed - great production too. Meticulously Eighties!
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys
Replies: 22
Views: 5002

Korg Odyssey desktop module

Evening all

Desktop version of the ARP Odyssey just out:



Selling in the UK for £519. That's a bloody steal in m opinion. Already ordered mine!

Cheers
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Seer Systems Reality (Uberheim Demo)
Replies: 13
Views: 7759

Re: Seer Systems Reality (demos posted)

Is Reality better than Subtractor, I believe so, but Subtractor doesn't stand on its own. Hi Jaymes, (Lovely demos there, by the way) I believe these days soft synths don't have to stand on their own, and it's a lot to take on to make them do so. Many people are comfortable in their own production ...
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer Deep Mind 12
Replies: 94
Views: 29579

Re: Behringer Deep Mind 12

Jabberwalky wrote:Not talking about specs at all. Simply how it's being released.
I agree. I don't remember Dave Smith pulling this kind of PR trickery. Doesn't stop me drooling over his Prophet 6, or Prophet 12, or indeed anything else he will concoct in the future -- maybe that's because DSI make good synths?
by clubbedtodeath
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sound card turned into standalone GM module
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Re: Sound card turned into standalone GM module

Indeed, very smart. I did crude version of this a few years ago with a SW1000XG. I just used a spare CPU/mobo and PC case (a lot easier/less elegant!). It would boot up, load the drivers, and set up the card to respond remotely to MIDI. No keyboard or monitor required. The trick was getting a USB SD...
by clubbedtodeath
Wed May 18, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Minibrute Vs. Microbrute
Replies: 29
Views: 64735

Re: Minibrute Vs. Microbrute

Speaking of sequencers, MiniBrute + Beatstep = much fun. The Beatstep is a steal: what it does, it does rather well.
by clubbedtodeath
Tue May 17, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Full circle. Interested what your choices would be.
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Full circle. Interested what your choices would be.

If money was no object? That's easy. For a mono - the most expensive synth Ken MacBeth has. :D For a poly, I'd probably go for the Modal Electronics 008. I had a chance to play this analogue monster a year ago, and I still dream about it.. Realistically though, I absolutely love my Korg MS-20, and I...
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Arturia Brutes track
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: Arturia Brutes track

This is really rather good. A bit like early Depeche Mode/Vince Clarke. I have a Minibrute myself - you've done well to coax those sounds out of a single oscillator!
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Science and techno (video)
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Science and techno (video)

Thanks for the compliments, all. I don't live on either of those islands, no, but I've been there before. The currents are frightening -- it's like a river at full flood, but faster. Btw. the Arturia Beatstep is great fun, and fantastic for this sort of stuff. I strongly advise anyone who isn't in p...