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by Rick N Boogie
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Trancy synth leads. Non-analogue synths only?
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Re: Trancy synth leads. Non-analogue synths only?

I'll just add, effects processors are a great way to "enhance" what your analog synths can do. The above advice should get you most the way there- maybe add some reverb/delay and/or some modulation effects, (chorus/phaser/flanger) and you're on your way.
by Rick N Boogie
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need some prices for vintage gear
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Need some prices for vintage gear

You could also look them up on this very site. they'll have a value attatched, along with other good info.
by Rick N Boogie
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Boss syb3/5 performance and tracking
Replies: 9
Views: 1693

Re: Boss syb3/5 performance and tracking

That would be really cool. I have the 5, and the expression pedal input is quite a valuable option. Having both would be the total win, but I'd hate to NOT have that expression pedal.
by Rick N Boogie
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: tired of playing the monophonic synthesizer
Replies: 12
Views: 1882

Re: tired of playing the monophonic synthesizer

If *mostly* analog will do, a DSI Poly Evolver maybe. I love my little analog mono's, but chose a Virtual Analog for my polysynth. They're different, but they're still synthesizers, capable of alot more crazy motion and nutty sounds than the analog mono's are. I'd suggest broadening the search crite...
by Rick N Boogie
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Boss syb3/5 performance and tracking
Replies: 9
Views: 1693

Re: Boss syb3/5 performance and tracking

I have one too, and they only get a bad rap because some players think they can continue playing sloppily and it should still work. A good compressor in front of it helps, and good clean playing, too. Muting the other strings also helps. After all that, it's a decent synth bass effect, with several ...
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: operators vs oscillators
Replies: 9
Views: 1405

Re: operators vs oscillators

Now that's what I'm talking about.
by Rick N Boogie
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: patch cable h**l
Replies: 20
Views: 6553

Re: patch cable h**l

Buy once, cry once. Cheaping out on ANY part of your signal chain will usually require replacing/repairing at some point. I'd rather just go with quality up front, and be assured my gear is functioning properly for a long time. Soldering skills are handy in the making of cables, and by far, cheaper ...
by Rick N Boogie
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Q about Virus A
Replies: 8
Views: 1440

Re: Q about Virus A

Otherwise I am doing everything you can do with gear, buy/sell/tweak/polish, that doesn't involve actually playing the damned things.


Ain't that the truth.
by Rick N Boogie
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 1st Mooger?
Replies: 15
Views: 2384

Re: 1st Mooger?

My first was the Bass MuRF, and that's a better start than the Freq Box, which is the only one I have now.
by Rick N Boogie
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Q about Virus A
Replies: 8
Views: 1440

Re: Q about Virus A

If you didn't like the menu-diving required of the TI, I doubt very much a Virus A would be much different. Just less of everything, but the same basic system, with the menu's.
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: sh-201
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: sh-201

It's not a bad synth, but it is cased in plastic, and that may be part of what folks don't like. It's not anything really special either. I owned one for several months, but sold it off as it wasn't doing anything for me I couldn't do better with my other synths. I think the plastic case is the wors...
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Good Keyboard Amp... With Good LF Extension
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Good Keyboard Amp... With Good LF Extension

Off the shelf, you won't get anything that gets near loud below 40Hz or so, even with a good bass rig. So, a Roland KC550 is around 5/600 brand new. Should be able to find a used one within budget. I use a 2x10 300 watt bass rig as a synth monitor or a KC350, and I like the bass rig better. YMMV. Ha...
by Rick N Boogie
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the scariest and coolest MIDI controller ever?
Replies: 13
Views: 4420

Re: the scariest and coolest MIDI controller ever?

Completely awesome. Pure artistic genius.
by Rick N Boogie
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Beggining into synths
Replies: 11
Views: 1670

Re: Beggining into synths

I agree, NO guitar amps for synth. Bad. A Roland keyboard amp is ideal, and short of that, a bass amp would do much better than any guitar amp. Also agree, a microkorg is good for a starter.
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Chorus for synths
Replies: 20
Views: 4935

Re: Chorus for synths

I'll just add this brand to the mix, as it's what I use. Maxon. The CS-9Pro mono IN stereo OUT, analog, and sounds like sex. Likewise, for flanger or phaser, Maxon FL-9 flanger, and PT-9Pro+ phaser. All analog, great sounding effects. Just to give more options.