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by Richard Gear
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I enjoy the challenge of simplicity.....
Replies: 104
Views: 6530

Re: I enjoy the challenge of simplicity.....

My wife has a little list in her desk drawer of things she's quoted me saying 'I'll NEVER sell this.' Guess what, The Voyager and the P5 are both on that list. (The Electro 3 and A2d arn't though. Ha!) I whish I could do just like you but I usually like cheap retro synths with a huge sweet spot so ...
by Richard Gear
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?

And what about the CS-30? On paper, it's a dream synth. But I have not been able to find many convincing audio clips showing its psychedelic nature.
by Richard Gear
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?

I did not wrote 'fat thin'. :?

Some analog flutey lead sound can be warm and thin at the same time, right?
by Richard Gear
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?

keep your favorite keyboard mono and a poly for composing quick lines, sell the rest and get Modcan. Ignore your hesitation and dive in! I took the Modcan Plunge a few months ago, am borrowing some Serge now ( great in it's own right, but not better) and I"m positive it's the last synth I'll ever n...
by Richard Gear
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?

Well, after some searches, I found some options : Yamaha CS-30 : Probably the cheapest of the complex vintage analog monosynths. It has complex routings and a dual filter. However, I'm not so sure about the quality of the timbre (can it has a a 70's semi-modular-like retro tone?). Yamaha CS-15 : Dua...
by Richard Gear
Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Top Three Must-Have Anologs
Replies: 72
Views: 5960

Re: Top Three Must-Have Anologs

P5 rev 2 is a classic indeed.
by Richard Gear
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Top Three Must-Have Anologs
Replies: 72
Views: 5960

Re: Top Three Must-Have Anologs

There's a new 4-Voices comming out from Tom Oberheim. It would not cost a penny to fix it.
by Richard Gear
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Top Three Must-Have Anologs
Replies: 72
Views: 5960

Re: Top Three Must-Have Anologs

Depends on your taste.

Retro : VCS3, Minimoog, Yamaha CS-80

Techno : Roland TB-303, SCI Pro-One, Jupiter 8

Sound design : Kyma, Fizmo, Alesis Andromeda


edit : The last trio is not that analog I have to recognize....
by Richard Gear
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Guess the synth № 90897897
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

Re: Guess the synth № 90897897

What about a Multimoog ??
by Richard Gear
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Alpha Juno 1/2? or best to save?
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: Alpha Juno 1/2? or best to save?

A JX-3P is a bad choice for a starter. But a Juno 6/60/106 will get you loads of fun.

I heard nice things about the Alpha Junos, not sure but they might be a little more complex to program than a Juno.
by Richard Gear
Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?

Mmm, good suggestion. I had a black & gold edition a few years ago but I did not liked it that much. The sound was good but quite hard to use in a musical context. I'm sure I would appreciate more now since I got more into experimental realms.
by Richard Gear
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?

Thanks for the replies. The Micromoog sounds pretty good indeed. It has a cool dirty sound. Not as sweet as I thought, but very usable... but not as flexible as I whish it could be. But it can definitely provide an infinite amount of clanky sounds and deep percussive basses. I've been tempted by a S...
by Richard Gear
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?

That's an option. However, I fear that I might end up creating sound rather than composing...

Buchla's modulars sounds awesome, but they are out of price. Macbeth seems to produce very good systems.
Any specific suggestion?
by Richard Gear
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Monosynths : variety or complexity ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Monosynths : variety or complexity ?

I own a few analog monosynths. I like them all, but I'd be tempted to sell some of them in order to get something more powerful. I am really looking for something that can sound quirky and vintage such as the Minimoog, the ARP 2600 or the VCS3. And I generally prefer psychedelic mids over huge basse...
by Richard Gear
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Windows 7 and audio glitches
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Windows 7 and audio glitches

Thanks mate. And there's this video too :