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by madmarkmagee
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly
Replies: 42
Views: 10721

Re: An affordable Analog Poly

http://futureson.us/blog/2015/01/27/parva-voice-overview-diagram/ https://www.facebook.com/Futuresonus This certainly looks interesting. I'm guessing the small enclosure/limited knobs has a lot to do with price. Whack a set of keys and some knobs on something and you seem to push the price up 50 % ....
by madmarkmagee
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why don't new synths have 'that vintage sound?'
Replies: 50
Views: 12470

Re: Why don't new synths have 'that vintage sound?'

shaft9000 wrote:There is none more vintage than.... grandpa farting in the wind
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by madmarkmagee
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg to release ARP Odyssey
Replies: 766
Views: 143924

Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Doesn't it look Brilliant! Definitely on my buy list!

Now they need to re-issue the omni as a desktop module! I'd buy an original... but space, maintenance, availability, price... lol
by madmarkmagee
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why don't new synths have 'that vintage sound?'
Replies: 50
Views: 12470

Re: Why don't new synths have 'that vintage sound?'

GuyaGuy wrote:
pflosi wrote:
madmarkmagee wrote:What do you define as vintage?
Vintage = vingt ans d'age = 20 years.

Yes all the 90ies gear is vintage already! :mrgreen:
Ah the warm vintage tones of the Korg i3!
So warm, succulent and phat !
by madmarkmagee
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland JD/Xi
Replies: 187
Views: 39890

Re: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland Synth?

The JD-xi may make a very good piece of gigging equipment with an external keyboard controller...
by madmarkmagee
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why don't new synths have 'that vintage sound?'
Replies: 50
Views: 12470

Re: Why don't new synths have 'that vintage sound?'

What do you define as vintage? I'd imagine that the minimoog is in one class, while something like an SH- 101 would be a lot more similar to some modern designs.... uck... so many hipsters trying to justify the thousands and thousands of dollars on vintage equipment... :lol: Of course a minimoog is ...
by madmarkmagee
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland JD/Xi
Replies: 187
Views: 39890

Re: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland Synth?

As somebody on gearslutz pointed out, where are the audio outs on the JDXA :lol: ?


The JD XI looks like a strange contraption. I'm not bagging it but it is the strangest thing I've seen in a long time.
by madmarkmagee
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Full Size Keyless MS20 with Sequencer at NAMM
Replies: 62
Views: 12088

Re: Full Size Keyless MS20 with Sequencer at NAMM

Hopefully Korg won't be mean, and will let you buy the sequencer by itself.

I doubt that it will cost 9999 lol
by madmarkmagee
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland JD/Xi
Replies: 187
Views: 39890

Re: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland Synth?

I'm very skeptical of Roland ever doing an analogue synth ever again, but curious as to why they'd write 'analog synth', with 'digital synth' above, as well as 'analog lpf'? Marketing. "Analog" is a hipster buzzword :lol: I wonder if it will be a another three octave keyboard? With minikeys will an...
by madmarkmagee
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: DSI Dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 2769

Re: DSI Dilemma

I have a tetra and kind of wish I bought a mopho x4 or prophet 08. While it can sound very nice and you can get some really cool things out of the combo mode, it's just a pain to set up and you really need the paid editor. Plugging in a keyboard and then plugging a pc in and then if you buy another ...
by madmarkmagee
Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Synth Survives the Flames! Round 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Which Synth Survives the Flames! Round 2

Were's the Roland Gaia?
by madmarkmagee
Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NIN Nord Lead on eBay. guy immediately gets defensive
Replies: 43
Views: 15817

Re: NIN Nord Lead on eBay. guy immediately gets defensive

Doesn't sound legit to me... what has he got to lose giving you the serial numbers? I'm selling things on the internet, the land of BS and fraudsters, but when someone asks to prove my legitimacy I get angry with them? SCAM SCAM SCAM...
by madmarkmagee
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Destroy your Synth-Pop idols
Replies: 17
Views: 6275

Re: Destroy your Synth-Pop idols

Haha, Jabberwalky, your descriptions are hilariously critical. You should have gotten a job with the British music press in the early eighties :lol: .
by madmarkmagee
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....
Replies: 53
Views: 9397

Re: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....

.. a rubber band guitar... Funny you should say that ^^.. I sampled a rubber band some days ago, about 8 round robins and multiple positions, using my sE X1 USB mic. Turns out it makes a great (though somewhat rubbery) bassdrum.. :) How in tune was it :lol: ? Can imagine it would be a nightmare...
by madmarkmagee
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....
Replies: 53
Views: 9397

Re: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....

I think its fair to say, it doesn't matter what is used to create music, as long as that music, subjectively, sounds good (coming from someone who loves to bag certain music).

That said. A Jupiter 80 is going to be infinitely more useful and have more scope of tone then a rubber band guitar...