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by vin14
Mon May 20, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Request an analog on Roland's Facebook page!
Replies: 186
Views: 25754

Re: Request an analog on Roland's Facebook page!

I'm not going to request anything, like it would help! However it wouldn't surprise me if they jump on the bandwagon. After the sucess of the Minibrute and the impending success of the MS-20 mini, a new SH101 would be my guess. At the end of the day these companies exist to make money.
by vin14
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many of you still have your first synth?
Replies: 103
Views: 17087

Yes, Yamaha SY-85...

.. bought it new in 1992, however if a ROMpler doesn't count, it's a no, my poly 800 II, bought in 1993 or so, is long gone.
by vin14
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone here own a Yamaha Sk30
Replies: 69
Views: 10144

Re: Anyone here own a Yamaha Sk30

I've an SK20. I had planned moving it on when I picked up a Trident last year, as there are obvious similarities. However i couldn't bring myself to do it. It has its own sound, which I'd describe as mellow. I can't say I find any of the individual sections interesting on their own but Strings 2 mix...
by vin14
Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg MS-20 Mini
Replies: 1141
Views: 199778

Re: Korg Mini MS-20

Wow, that's very tempting and a surprise. What's the story with the keys though? They're obviously not full size, but they don't look near as small as a micro korg either.
by vin14
Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are your favorite type of synth sounds?
Replies: 80
Views: 12067

Re: What are your favorite type of synth sounds?

too many to mention, I'll go with these for now...

smooth analog strings with a dash of phaser - 80s European style
thick analog brass - 80s American style
sequenced analog bass with a bit of filter tweaking - 90's style, think minimoog (rather than 303)
supersaw lead - trance circa 1999
by vin14
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: New Synth Build Quality
Replies: 21
Views: 3297

Re: New Synth Build Quality

My question, though, is what manufacturers are making good quality stuff these days in general, and who is cheaping out on quality more than their price point would suggest? IMHO, from what I've looked at... Access Virus TI: Very well built, no matter what synth you compare it to. Moog Voyager: equ...
by vin14
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: CS 80 sounds on a budget
Replies: 33
Views: 6683

Re: CS 80 sounds on a budget

The CS-60 seems obvious, but last time I saw one on ebay it was JP8 money. Cheaper than a CS-80 but hardly 'budget'. The Arturia emulator is the other extreme, perhaps as close as you'll get for the cheapest, once you already have a computer and midi keyboard. The closest I have is the Trident, I'm ...
by vin14
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best 'choir' patches?
Replies: 55
Views: 21351

Re: best 'choir' patches?

Absolutely cannot stand that 90s era rompler styled cheesy choir pad sound. Hate it with a burning passion.. I'm going to go against the grain here, I'm partial to some of that! Though I'd turn to the SY-85 before the M1. I also recall come nice choir sounds on Faith No More records of that era, I ...
by vin14
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ponies that can walk on their tail
Replies: 22
Views: 3023

Re: Ponies that can walk on their tail

Is there any synth that's truly a one trick pony? Perhaps it would be fairer to say 2 or 3 trick ponies, but I get the point. Out of the gear I own, I'd say SK-20 for it's distinct mellow 70s string-machine/organ sound.
by vin14
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The obsession for the Analog
Replies: 169
Views: 26861

Re: The obsession for the Analog

Why analog? For me it started with something that sounded different from digital, a ROMpler to be precise. I started out with an SY-85, which did sound of the time, but I wanted something a bit less clean and more 80s than 90s. However if I'd started with my Poly 800 Mk2, I'd have lusted after a mod...
by vin14
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg Poly 800 vs Roland Alpha Juno
Replies: 7
Views: 6981

Re: Korg Poly 800 vs Roland Alpha Juno

Have the Alpha, had the Poly Mk2 Alpha has a brighter cleaner sound. The Poly is dirtier. Sound wise, it depends on what you like. The Alpha dial helps with programing and allows a certain amount of real-time tweaking. The LCD display helps programming too. The Poly has a 'wall mart' the Alpha gas a...
by vin14
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced
Replies: 115
Views: 19548

Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

The logo is a mess for the money i would expect better , as i have little intrest in todays synths i will stick with my humble Davolisint. I think the graphics on this one are ok as far as Dave Smith gear goes, certainly better than mopho, evolver and especially DSI itself, but that's not saying a ...
by vin14
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: shipping to US only, why?
Replies: 26
Views: 5820

Re: shipping to US only, why?

I imagine the fact that it's a big enough market on it own, there's no need to get involved with shipping internationally, which can involve issues with customs and hassle. It's different if you live in a small country like me, you have to ship abroad to widen the net, lack of customs in the EU help...
by vin14
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: modular and bass stations
Replies: 18
Views: 2947

Re: modular and bass stations

Bitexion wrote: Modular synths are like the rolls royce of synthesizers.
So what's a bass station so? a small hatchback perhaps? I have both (bass station and small hatchback). I wouldn't have a roller even if I won the euromillions, that must mean modulars aren't for me, though I used to love lego!
by vin14
Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 5 Superseded by Juno 106 (synth book 1985)
Replies: 20
Views: 2983

Prophet 5 Superseded by Juno 106 (synth book 1985)

I recently found my old synth book "The Synthesizer and Electronic Keyboard Handbook" by David Crombie, published in 1985. In the late 80s it was my source of synth knowledge, the internet and VSE have changed things! Talking about things changing, here's a nice excerpt, which was understandable at ...