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by Rick N Boogie
Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you been using a lot lately?
Replies: 43
Views: 5780

Re: What synth have you been using a lot lately?

Since aquiring a Virus KB, it's become my favorite and most used, followed by my trusty MoPho keyboard. The Little Phatty has been mostly ignored, and might be sold to the bassist in my band soon. Hard decision, since It's my 2nd Phatty, and I swore to myself I wouldn't get rid of this one.
by Rick N Boogie
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: New. Fresh. and Exciting!
Replies: 19
Views: 2677

Re: New. Fresh. and Exciting!

Access Virus synths are all that. A new one would just pass the budget, but a slightly older B, C, or TI would work. My Virus changed the way I feel about VA. I thought I *needed* analog, but...
by Rick N Boogie
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for bassy synth
Replies: 33
Views: 4407

Re: Looking for bassy synth

Don't judge the MoPho by the desktop version alone. Until you play the MoPho keyboard, you haven't really tried a MoPho, imo.
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland SH-201 VS. XioSynth VS. Mopho
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Roland SH-201 VS. XioSynth VS. Mopho

I've owned an SH-201, and still own a MoPho keyboard. Between the 2, the MoPho is much more feature-loaded, and sounds fantastic. Though I didn't hate the Roland, I didn't love it either, (sound). Hope that helps some.
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland SH-2 vs. Moog Little Phatty
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: Roland SH-2 vs. Moog Little Phatty

Yes, a small pedalboard with some delay and modulators is a must. Adds so much color and motion. But, that would be true of either synth you're contemplating.
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland SH-2 vs. Moog Little Phatty
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: Roland SH-2 vs. Moog Little Phatty

I no nothing of the Roland, but own a Phatty. No noise generator, true, but it has an awesome feedback loop, and can also process other instruments through it's filter. It's got all it's functions on the front panel, but true, each "knob" has several functions. BUT, so logically laid out, it's simpl...
by Rick N Boogie
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for bassy synth
Replies: 33
Views: 4407

Re: Looking for bassy synth

I love my Virus to be sure, and it is very capable. But, between the 3 I own, the MoPho gets the most use for not only basses, but all kinds of crazy sound fx. The built-in sequencer is the feature that puts it on top for me. The Phatty is also awesome, but not nearly as full featured as either of t...
by Rick N Boogie
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for bassy synth
Replies: 33
Views: 4407

Re: Looking for bassy synth

As a fellow bassist, AND a guy that loves making crazy sounds, I would suggest not worrying about a synth being monophonic so much. A MoPho keyboard would actually give you everything, (it seems from your posts), that you want. AND it's got a metal casing, which you'll appreciate over any of the pla...
by Rick N Boogie
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I want a drum machine (and a sampler?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: I want a drum machine (and a sampler?)

I'm looking at the Electribes too, so I can't offer anything there, but wanted to say- don't be overly concerned about the little tubes/valves in it. They're 12AX7's, very cheap and abundant preamp tubes, and they have typical lifespans measured in decades sometimes. Certainly several years of no wo...
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: FX insert send/return pedal
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: FX insert send/return pedal

Yeah, made in Germany, gold contacts, etc., BUT- will last a lifetime and introduce ZERO noise. The single loop version shouldn't cost that much, especially used.
by Rick N Boogie
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: FX insert send/return pedal
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: FX insert send/return pedal

I use the Lehle D Loop, which has 2 seperate loops and a switchable buffer. Awesome pedal. They make a single as well.
by Rick N Boogie
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: microKORG vs. Akai MINIAK
Replies: 8
Views: 6100

Re: microKORG vs. Akai MINIAK

Love the radio signal through the MicroKorg. That's got me thinking outside the box a bit more. awesomeness.
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Contemporary analog music
Replies: 26
Views: 4235

Re: Contemporary analog music

Very ambitious project, but I love the idea of using all analog gear and tape, etc. It sounds "vintage", or whatever term you wish. I only wish my band was that old school, but alas, aside from my 2 analog monosynths, and the bassists analog pedalboard, we use MIDI everything and record digitally. E...
by Rick N Boogie
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Please help on deciding on my first hardware synth
Replies: 16
Views: 2292

Re: Please help on deciding on my first hardware synth

An analog mono synth such as the DSI MoPho keyboard, or Moog Little Phatty, are only limited by your own imagination and understanding of subtractive synthesis. Forget the demo sounds, YOU create the sounds you want, and if you like the 70's and 80's analog sounds, either one of these little machine...
by Rick N Boogie
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Lets talk basslines
Replies: 16
Views: 2234

Re: Lets talk basslines

As a long time bassist, I'm naturally drawn to playing and writing basslines on either of my monosynths. In fact, it's easier for me to come up with something new on the keyboard synth than it is on a bass guitar nowadays. And yes, the basslines are the foundation of anything else that gets laid on ...