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by edfunction
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question about Pearl Syncussion SY-1
Replies: 7
Views: 4662

Re: Question about Pearl Syncussion SY-1

Just to let you know, if yours has cosmetic issues, there is a really cheap and great looking SY-1 chassis/case on ebay right now. Thanks for that. Unfortunately the problems are not cosmetic :( If anyone reading this has, or knows of, a legible schematic around I'd be glad to know. The one I have ...
by edfunction
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question about Pearl Syncussion SY-1
Replies: 7
Views: 4662

Re: Question about Pearl Syncussion SY-1

They sound really great! I have one, but it needs a heavy repair job. The last one I saw was around $800, but this could have changed, they don't come up often. I think that while they sound great I would probably start looking at other things at that price. I haven't tried the vermona drum synths b...
by edfunction
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 4 Keyboards that complement each other?
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: 4 Keyboards that complement each other?

4-5 keyboards doesn't sound that stripped down to me ;) (actually looking around my room I could strip down too) I'd say that there should be a good monosynth in there (some cv patching a plus) and possibly something modern with sampling capabilities. A V-synth might cover a lot of bases. ? Is there...
by edfunction
Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Vermona Retroverb Lancet
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: Vermona Retroverb Lancet

I was (am still) thinking of getting one of these but also spent some time on a friend's. I really like it, it is not super cheap but there's a lot of stuff in there. I was comparing it to the Ekdahl Moisturizer which is pretty similar. I think the Vermona wins in the features department and the spr...
by edfunction
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analog 64 step sequencer - does such a thing exist?
Replies: 15
Views: 3839

Re: Analog 64 step sequencer - does such a thing exist?

You could also look at an sh101 (100 notes, I think) and sequence the pro1 with it. also i think the csq 100 or 600 may work for you.
by edfunction
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Spring reverbs (vermona vs ekdahl)
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Re: Spring reverbs (vermona vs ekdahl)

Hey Flo!

Yeah the modular route is definitely an option I'm considering.
Vintage is also cool, but I like that The V and E do a lot of other useful stuff in a small footprint, something I consider for live work pretty useful.

At any rate I'll have to see what I'm left with after Christmas...
by edfunction
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Spring reverbs (vermona vs ekdahl)
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Re: Spring reverbs (vermona vs ekdahl)

@stab: Yes, I was at first thinking modular, but I got to thinking that a small self-contained verb/filter/vca fx box could be a nice way to go. Also, if/when I take the modular plunge I'd like to keep the system pretty small and probably wouldn't gig with it much. The reverb I would gig with though...
by edfunction
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Spring reverbs (vermona vs ekdahl)
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Spring reverbs (vermona vs ekdahl)

Hi, I am looking at getting a nicely featured spring reverb in the near future. I tried both the vermona retroverb lancet and ekdahl moisturizer (briefly) and find myself on the fence. Does anyone have experience with both (or either). I really liked the sound of both, the vermona has more features ...
by edfunction
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: recommend me my first drum machine
Replies: 20
Views: 1838

Re: recommend me my first drum machine

+1 for machinedrum, it does what you're describing.

Esx would also be good, although it's a sampler it is very much geared towards drums. super-fast workflow (once you have all your samples in there). Can be had very cheap these days.
by edfunction
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: RZ 1 vs. TR 626
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: RZ 1 vs. TR 626

I like the rz1 better. It's got a pretty special sound and the sample pads are useful. chunky though...
by edfunction
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Best synth for an 80s gig?
Replies: 17
Views: 2490

Re: Best synth for an 80s gig?

I'd go for a juno 60 and a dx7. That would cover most bases and sound authentic without being crazy expensive. There are many alternatives to the dx7, an sy77 would be great. the 4-op fm synths would be also fine and cheaper. If you don't want to spend so much on a juno60 an alpha juno or a jx3p or ...
by edfunction
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Studio monitors for p.a. ?
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Studio monitors for p.a. ?

after some drama i ended up sorting out a PA after all, it seemed to c**p to use my behringers.
by edfunction
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Studio monitors for p.a. ?
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Studio monitors for p.a. ?

yes the narrow field could be a bit crappy.

haha, i'm not too stressed about keeping the speakers safe, but obviously better not to kill them. or is it?
by edfunction
Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Studio monitors for p.a. ?
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Studio monitors for p.a. ?

Hi. I am doing a party on the weekend and am having trouble sorting a p.a. It's in a relatively small room doing machine based house-techno plus a dj. I have some behringer truth 2031's that can get pretty loud, just wondering if anyone has experience using studio speakers for parties. If so, any th...
by edfunction
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Synth for live band
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Synth for live band

Like the others said. I think having 2 would be sensible. A decent VA (nord etc) and a cheap analog (alpha juno, jx.p are good choices).