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by Ned Bouhalassa
Tue May 20, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synclavier Buying Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Re: Synclavier Buying Tips

Thanks a lot for the suggestion, but I live in Canada, and have an opportunity to pick one up 20 min from my house. I'm not dying to get one, so I wouldn't order one built for me.
by Ned Bouhalassa
Tue May 20, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synclavier Buying Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Synclavier Buying Tips

I might get to kick the wheels of a Synclavier system next week - any suggestions as to what I should be looking for? I don't know if it's a version I or II, if it has the sampling option, etc. Thanks for any warnings!
by Ned Bouhalassa
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Pulse or Minibrute?
Replies: 24
Views: 17778

Re: Waldorf Pulse or Minibrute?

Another exploration by yours truly of what the Pulse 2 can do, with a little help from Japan (TR-8 + SH-5):



https://soundcloud.com/ned-bouhalassa/tyrell-shakedown
by Ned Bouhalassa
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia Beatstep - First impressions...
Replies: 19
Views: 6252

Re: Arturia Beatstep - First impressions...

Thanks for sharing your tests! I think I'll wait for version 2.
by Ned Bouhalassa
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New stuff from Roland!
Replies: 648
Views: 77747

Re: New stuff from Roland!

I'm having a blast with my TR-8, and here's the proof! :lol:

by Ned Bouhalassa
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Pulse or Minibrute?
Replies: 24
Views: 17778

Re: Waldorf Pulse or Minibrute?

I just wanted to share my Germanic filter love with y'all! :

by Ned Bouhalassa
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Synthi Improv Videoclip
Replies: 0
Views: 386

Synthi Improv Videoclip

Hi gang,

Here's a little something I improvised last night; as usual, screwing around with FM. :lol: I was also experimenting with a new iPad app that adds a cartoon filter in real-time. Drums are D16's Nepheton:

by Ned Bouhalassa
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synths as investment
Replies: 35
Views: 6360

Re: synths as investment

Sometimes these days, it feels like most of the higher end synths have been sucked out of this city by international collectors. I used to see many more $ 2,000 + vintage synths on CL than now. I wonder if this is indeed the case, and if you guys have noticed it too in your city?
by Ned Bouhalassa
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Beauty in the Beast - A softer Memorymoog
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Beauty in the Beast - A softer Memorymoog

Hey gang, Here's a short ambient piece, featuring the Memorymoog on all duties. I wanted to limit myself to using gentler patches than usual. It's called Beauty in the Beast. Yeah. I know. :oops: https://soundcloud.com/ned-bouhalassa/beauty-in-the-beast-memorymoog https://soundcloud.com/ned-bouhalas...
by Ned Bouhalassa
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: You can only have one...
Replies: 53
Views: 6887

Re: You can only have one...

Jupiter 6 + Pro-One.
Xpander + System 101.
Prophet-12 + Pulse 2.
by Ned Bouhalassa
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: will the mini brute replace the pro one/sh 101
Replies: 56
Views: 7096

Re: will the mini brute replace the pro one/sh 101

I've owned all three, and I would disagree with lumping in the Pro-One with the 101 - apples and oranges. I think the Pro-One's cross-mod blows away some of the Brute's waveshapping/feedbacking. The SH looks terrific, and has a lovely bouncy/liquid sound, but it can't compare with the Pro-One's larg...
by Ned Bouhalassa
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog Polyphony
Replies: 29
Views: 4745

Re: Analog Polyphony

I suppose the next step will be a Plentiphonic synth: each key has its own (re)synthesis engine, analog fx, bus to master or individual output (61 keys = 61 outputs), huge touch screen with knobs that you feel through minute zapping , and that reconfigures depending on your choice of dozens of emula...
by Ned Bouhalassa
Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: SOFTWARE REVOLUTION
Replies: 68
Views: 10958

Re: SOFTWARE REVOLUTION

Yes to software, yes to hardware and a big yes to wanking.