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by vin14
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Low-cost dirty digital synthesizer
Replies: 20
Views: 3157

Re: Low-cost dirty digital synthesizer

my vote would go for a korg poly800, which is part analog, I had the Mk2 version, it was far from clean! they are common enough and reasonably cheap

cheers

vin
by vin14
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Are virtual analogs just soft synths with their own...
Replies: 108
Views: 16494

Are virtual analogs just soft synths with their own...

.. computer / controller keyboards? The Virus TI has got me thinking. The benefits of a 'real' tangible synth and a plug in. The best of both worlds. Or is it? Is the Keyboard/Module just a dedicated computer and set of controls for an albeit top notch soft synth? If so, does this apply to other vir...
by vin14
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do your synth desires ever get the better of you?
Replies: 33
Views: 3422

sure did

Back in the 90s I hired a korg prophecy and emu orbit 9090 with a view to buying one of them. I ended up buying both and eventually selling both. I really should have bought neither but I had to have them!
by vin14
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: arturia analog factory experience
Replies: 16
Views: 3833

Re: arturia analog factory experience

The controller may be nice, but the screen printing has started to rub off mine after just 3 months. It took 15 years for the same to happen my sy85, so I see this as a quality issue. Obviously it doesn't affect how the product functions.
by vin14
Fri May 29, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling
Replies: 120
Views: 22498

Re: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling

Regret getting: Kawai K1, it was cheap but I never found much use for it. Korg Prophecy, I found it a real pain to program

Regret selling: none
by vin14
Thu May 28, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: arturia analog factory experience
Replies: 16
Views: 3833

Re: arturia analog factory experience

According to arturia it is sample based[/quote] It doesn't really matter to me if it is or not, but it according to their website the sounds are TAE powered, the same as Minimoog V etc. They state the same in the manual. They claims that they stand apart from any sample-based collection of sounds, n...
by vin14
Thu May 28, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: hard vs soft synths
Replies: 61
Views: 8437

Re: hard vs soft synths

I'm new to the soft synths, perhaps in a honeymoon phase, if you will, and I love them. As a musical tool the immediacy of having everything within the computer is very appealing to me, it's given me a new lease of life music wise. For creating sounds from scratch I prefer a hardware synth with knob...
by vin14
Thu May 28, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: arturia analog factory experience
Replies: 16
Views: 3833

Re: arturia analog factory experience

hi there, am new to the whole synth / computer music thing and am quite interested in the analog factory product plus i need a midi controller (it comes with quite a nice one) anyway. has anyone got any experience with this product? i understand that it's really just a sample player with a few knob...
by vin14
Tue May 19, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was your first synth?
Replies: 69
Views: 7677

Re: What was your first synth?

Yamaha SY85 in 1992