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by CfNorENa
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland JX-8P vs. MKS-70
Replies: 15
Views: 8666

Re: Roland JX-8P vs. MKS-70

I didn't know the MKS-70 could self-resonate (this is something I've missed in the otherwise excellent JX-8P)! If I just want to quickly audit and be able to edit/create new sounds quickly on the MKS-70, what's the simplest way to do that? I mean, if I forget about layering and all that fancy stuff...
by CfNorENa
Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 43956

Re: Prophet 6

Stab Frenzy wrote:But the P6 isn't multitimbral.
Exactly. So I'm with all of you: no point of a bunch of CV/Gates on this one...
by CfNorENa
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 43956

Re: Prophet 6

CV and gate ins and outs are pretty much pointless on a six voice poly. You'd need an extra 24 jacks that wouldn't be used by 99.9% of people who bought the synth. CV/exp input for the filter makes sense, can you describe a situation where you would use pitch CV and gate connections? I guess it wou...
by CfNorENa
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly
Replies: 42
Views: 6272

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

I think this could be a viable product. He'll obviously need to produce more demos, but at least two of them ("stabby chords" and esp. "mellow pads") sounded great to me. Very smooth, very warm.* * I almost got kicked out of gearslutz for suggesting that these demos sounded better to me than those o...
by CfNorENa
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: An envelope question
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: An envelope question

I think it depends on whether you're referring to the ATTACK, DECAY, or RELEASE stage of the envelope. There are good reasons for the filter envelope to open up (attack) or decay (time to max sustain level) more slowly than the amp envelope (esp. for slow pad sounds). But I'm not sure if one gains a...
by CfNorENa
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 43956

Re: Prophet 6

shaft9000 wrote:sounding good vs sounding "just like" something else that already exists are very distinct qualities.
Of course. I was just responding to the poster who said that the P6 "nailed" the P5 sound. To my ears, it does not. Value-neutral observation.
by CfNorENa
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 43956

Re: Prophet 6

Dave Smith said the P6 had the same filter as the Pro2. Right -- but he has also said that that filter "was inspired by" or "modeled on" the "original" Prophet (i.e., the rev1/2, with the SSM chips). I agree, of course, that all of this technical mumbo-jumbo doesn't really matter if it sounds good!
by CfNorENa
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 43956

Re: Prophet 6

Be happy that he's releasing a modern VCO polysynth larger than 4 voices for under $3k USD. Approach it as a new synth and staaaaahp with the endless attempts to equate it to a Prophet 5. Blimey. You lot will find any reason to whine about anything. I knew someone would write something like this. L...
by CfNorENa
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 43956

Re: Prophet 6

I watched the videos and think I can add some good input... I own a rev3 P-5, and the P-6 really seems to nail it. I wish I could agree. But after listening through most of the audio demos on soundcloud, I have to say that to me it sounds much more like the newer DSI offerings (such as the Prophet ...
by CfNorENa
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 43956

Re: Prophet 6

antilles wrote:Goddam I'm gonna need this! Finally a fully analog poly-synth. It's gonna be interesting to see the pricing on this.
On gearslutz, "Pym" (who works at DSI) says about $2800. Seems like a pretty good price to me...
by CfNorENa
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesist Deathmatch Final
Replies: 75
Views: 5955

Re: Synthesist Deathmatch Final

I guess it was inevitable that it would come down to these two. I'm going with the big V. JMJ has probably generated more good music overall, but for me Vangelis' best work is superior to Jarre's best.

Plus I'll take Greece over France any time.

:keys1:
by CfNorENa
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many hardware synths do you own?
Replies: 79
Views: 10009

Re: How many hardware synths do you own?

I've settled at six, which I think is my happy number: two analog monos, two analog polys, and two digitals, with complementary pairs (different filter types, different functionality, etc. etc.) in each category. It's already more than I need, so the "rule" is that something must go out before anyth...
by CfNorENa
Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3
Replies: 29
Views: 3259

Re: Synthesist Deathmatch round 3

I am quite satisfied with how all of this has turned out. Everyone I wanted out is out. DEAD. Gone forever.

For this round, I've only cast a single vote, for Jarre. Have got no problem at all with the other three, but have always found JMJ a tad annoying...
by CfNorENa
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland SH-2 Oscillators superior to all the other SH series?
Replies: 31
Views: 6609

Re: Roland SH-2 Oscillators superior to all the other SH ser

I haven't played any of the other SH synths, but of what I have played and owned, the SH-2 has the most powerful oscillators I've heard. Brick wall of sound with the filter open.

Limited modulation, but gorgeous tone. :music:
by CfNorENa
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: advice price for Roland Jupiter 8?
Replies: 10
Views: 5184

Re: advice price for Roland Jupiter 8?

isn't it possible that some buyers are paying top dollar for the Jupiter 8 because of its "organic tones" and "so many sweet spots"? Yes of course. There aren't enough of them to go around to use for shallow, nostalgic reasons, is what I'm saying. And there is a plethora of that going around now, t...