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by Rick N Boogie
Mon May 23, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Sub Phatty vs Slim Phatty/Little Phatty (filter)
Replies: 5
Views: 7476

Re: Sub Phatty vs Slim Phatty/Little Phatty (filter)

I own a Little Phatty, and love it. Smooth and fat filter, which can be pushed. I've played with the Sub and Sub 37, which are both great synths, but if warm and creamy is the main concern, go Little Phatty or Slim Phatty.
by Rick N Boogie
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: any ideas for upcoming reface series revue pages?
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: any ideas for upcoming reface series revue pages?

I have the Reface CS, and while it's sound is very good, and the mini keys have a nice feel, the main reason to love these things is their portability. A battery operated synth, with built-in speakers is a ton of fun to take on vacation, or fiddle with outside. Same goes for the Roland Boutique line...
by Rick N Boogie
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog Sub Phatty funk
Replies: 1
Views: 2056

Re: Moog Sub Phatty funk

Easy enough to program those sounds yourself. Start with an init patch, and craft all the funky you could ever want into it.
by Rick N Boogie
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synth
Replies: 153
Views: 34982

Re: Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synth

I bought the Yamaha CS Reface, then the Roland JP-08, both of which I found to be awesome little guys. Now Korg pulls this one out of thin air, analog even, and it seems I must own this too.
Something just appeals to me with these miniaturized synthesizers.
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you bought more than one of?
Replies: 50
Views: 7961

Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Like many of you, stuff comes, stuff goes, and sometimes stuff repeats. I can only think of two synths that I've had two of- Mopho kb and Little Phatty's, Stage I and II. I hope to add a third someday, when I get another Virus.
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Top 10 list, need help
Replies: 12
Views: 7982

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Those newish Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators are pretty cool, and certainly look like toys.
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Desktop vs full keyboard synths
Replies: 13
Views: 4213

Re: Desktop vs full keyboard synths

Of course it all boils down to personal preference, but I like a keyboard synth almost exclusively. Even my tiny JP-08 was purchased with the keyboard. I like the immediacy of a self-contained instrument. Perhaps if I ran out of space, or if it were more convenient, a rack or desktop module would ma...
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How did Front Line Assembly create this sound?
Replies: 13
Views: 3406

Re: How did Front Line Assembly create this sound?

Not sure what they used, but between the Virus and the Blofeld, I think it should be easy enough for you to recreate.
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Boutique
Replies: 308
Views: 64876

Re: Roland Boutique

I just had to take a second look at the JP-08 box, and sure enough, " *does not contain Jupiter 8" in very small print on the bottom corner of the box. Hilarious.
Still amazed by this little bugger, such a huge sound for such a tiny box.
by Rick N Boogie
Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question for JP-08 / JU-06 / JX-03 owners
Replies: 5
Views: 2567

Re: Question for JP-08 / JU-06 / JX-03 owners

My JP-08 eats batteries like popcorn, but you can also run it via USB.
by Rick N Boogie
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roger Powell's "Texture" and "Prism" sequencers...
Replies: 13
Views: 5382

Re: Roger Powell's "Texture" and "Prism" sequencers...

I'm just pleasantly surprised to see Roger Powells name come up. Ever listen to his "Cosmic Furnace" album?
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for the right Synth (LoFi /Experimental) // 500-800
Replies: 11
Views: 4518

Re: Looking for the right Synth (LoFi /Experimental) // 500-

As an owner and huge fan of the DSI Mono Evolver kb, I would agree with the suggestion that it would be a great choice. Aside from being a 4 Osc behemoth of a synth, there are some gnarly fx onboard that really take "lo-fi" to deeper depths. Certainly worth consideration.
by Rick N Boogie
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Questions about the modular fascination
Replies: 49
Views: 4452

Re: Questions about the modular fascination

Well put Mr Frenzy. As a guy who enjoys the process of creating a sound moreso than playing keys, I could easily get caught up in the modular madness. I guess, just a lack of cash is stopping me.
by Rick N Boogie
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: what is a good starting synth?
Replies: 15
Views: 3378

Re: what is a good starting synth?

Honestly, try to find a used Moog Little Phatty. Pure analog magic, and a very easy set of controls that will have you synthesizing in no time at all. I got my start on a Stage I model, and still own a Stage II purely for it's sound.
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: which synth for a FUN factor?
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

Re: which synth for a FUN factor?

I bought the ReFace CS, and thought it was awesome, for what it is. But now, I have the little Roland JP-08, with the little keyboard. You can save and store 64 presets, and it is a fully functioning tiny version of a Jupiter 8. That's what I call fun.