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by Rick N Boogie
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: filter information
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: filter information

The cut-off frequency is a rather large band of frequencies, not just the centerpoint. You'll hear all the frequencies above and below the cut-off at varying levels.
by Rick N Boogie
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Opinions on the Virus Rack...
Replies: 9
Views: 1134

Re: Opinions on the Virus Rack...

Big difference between Virus A and B, C, and TI, the latter being much more capable. But, Virus is top of the line VA synthesis, and a very good choice.
by Rick N Boogie
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you bought more than once?
Replies: 104
Views: 15146

Re: What synth have you bought more than once?

Bought a Little Phatty Stage I back in, '06ish, but was still fully a bassist looking to add some fun. Eventually traded the Phatty for a bass amp. Then, last year, became a full-time synthesist with a new band, and regretted the loss of the Phatty, and bought a Stage II. Will not make the same mist...
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: roland gaia sh 01 vs microkorg
Replies: 11
Views: 6609

Re: roland gaia sh 01 vs microkorg

I'll add another nod for the MoPho keyboard. Compact size, but fullsized keys, very full featured, and almost knob per function tweakability, and sounds great to boot. I use mine more often than my Virus or Moog, if that says anything.
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: ~$1k American Monos to Add to SH-2 and CS-15
Replies: 10
Views: 1146

Re: ~$1k American Monos to Add to SH-2 and CS-15

Have you looked at the DSI MoPho keyboard. Seems to fit the bill, at an attractive price point. On board sequencer is a bonus, and 4 LFO's to boot.
by Rick N Boogie
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analog Polysynth suggestions!
Replies: 9
Views: 1590

Re: Analog Polysynth suggestions!

First suggestion, from a fellow bassist and current synth fiend, consider Virtual Analog. Tons of awesome machines, my most recent synth is a Virus B. Capable of everything you've asked for.
by Rick N Boogie
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: a synth and FXs
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: a synth and FXs

I must agree with the majority, fx pedals, or units, are just one more sound shaping tool I like to have in my box of tricks. And while I do own a considerable amount of these little devices, my "main" synth effects board has only a mixer, a compressor, and a digital delay. The more "out there" stuf...
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is your favorite pad synth?
Replies: 41
Views: 4202

Re: What is your favorite pad synth?

Since I just recently added a Virus KB to my arsenal, I'd have to say it's "the one" for me. Nothing else I own will even do a decent pad. I do love that morphing motion craziness it does. And I haven't even gotten too deep into the edit menu's yet.
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for reassurance on 3rd synth
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: Looking for reassurance on 3rd synth

I can see that a Blofeld would still be a good idea- down the road. I've only been synthesizing for a little over a year, and now with the Virus, I feel pretty well set up. A good VA is so much more capable than the anoalog mono's I've been playing with- so much motion and morphability. The Waldorf ...
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Good(affordable)Amp
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Good(affordable)Amp

A Roland KC350 would do nicely, but I prefer a good bass rig. With your budget, I'd stick with the Roland.
by Rick N Boogie
Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for reassurance on 3rd synth
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: Looking for reassurance on 3rd synth

The Virus IS all that and then some. Consider this post as closure, and thanks agin to all who responded.
by Rick N Boogie
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for reassurance on 3rd synth
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: Looking for reassurance on 3rd synth

Update- found an Access Virus KB on eBay for a good price, and jumped on it. Will know in about a week if I made a good decision or not, but from what I gather, it should be exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks to all for your replies, and thanks to VSE for existing. I'll most likely trade-in my "go...
by Rick N Boogie
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Minimoog Voyager Old School - thoughts or experiences?
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: Minimoog Voyager Old School - thoughts or experiences?

Sound- it's a Moog, and will sound like one. Reliability, built to last, but like ANY electronic gear, can have issues Construction, top notch. Downside vs any other Voyager, no presets, no lcd screen, no saving patches.
by Rick N Boogie
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for reassurance on 3rd synth
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

Re: Looking for reassurance on 3rd synth

I've played with the Venom, and you're right, it has alot going for it, and sounds great. I'm just not real big on the plastic case, and editing via computer. But you're right, I could save quite a few sheckles with that machine. Never seen a Blofeld in person, but from what I've read, I think it co...
by Rick N Boogie
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Routing synths through pedal boards
Replies: 5
Views: 2877

Re: Routing synths through pedal boards

What I do, is run a pair of Lehle switchers/loopers to accomplish this. 2 or 3 synths into a small mixer and IN to a switcher pedal, (Lehle 3@1)-to looper, (Lehle D Loop), and then bass or guitar into another input on the switcher. I can use one or two seperate pedalboards with any combination. Sinc...