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by Rick N Boogie
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Easiest Mono Synth to learn
Replies: 17
Views: 3610

Re: Easiest Mono Synth to learn

I've always thought of the Moog Little Phatty as an excellent "starter synth". Dead simple control interface, and not super deep in topology. It does have everything you need, including 37 keys, and a nice arpeggiator. It's what I learned on, and I liked it so much I bought a 2nd one.
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: trading blofeld for virus c ?
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: trading blofeld for virus c ?

This will be of little help, but here goes. At onetime, I owned both a Blofeld KB, and a Virus KB. While they were very different in some regards, the were also very similar. When it came time to decide which of the 2 I'd keep, the Virus was sold- and I still own and love my Blofeld. Depending on ho...
by Rick N Boogie
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Stompbox or multi effect rack for nord lead 2X
Replies: 4
Views: 2269

Re: Stompbox or multi effect rack for nord lead 2X

Both Strymon and Eventide make some crazy good delays/reverbs/ambient fx boxes- A multi=fx, of any brand- will always be a compromise for quantity over quality. If you want to go less expensive, look at the TC Electronics boxes. Also quite good.
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is the Voyager better than the slim phatty?
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Re: Is the Voyager better than the slim phatty?

The Voyager is Moog's "flagship" synth. The Phatty series are all less money, and shorter on features, so yes, based on number of VCO's, LFO's and CV ins and outs, the Voyager is "better" than any of the Phatty's.
by Rick N Boogie
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Minimal wave tips??? Ensoniq, Moog, E-mu
Replies: 23
Views: 6779

Re: Minimal wave tips??? Ensoniq, Moog, E-mu

Maybe I'm just unaware, but what is "minimal wave synth"?
by Rick N Boogie
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI PRO 2
Replies: 165
Views: 31401

Re: DSI PRO 2

Don't think I'd sell my MEK for one of these, but something's gonna hafta go in order for me to add one in. And that video demo sold me- for the sequencer alone. Tempest, MEK, and Pro 2 should make for an awesome little trio of DSI synths. What a powerhouse.
by Rick N Boogie
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: GAME-CHANGING NEW SYNTHESIZER
Replies: 52
Views: 7803

Re: GAME-CHANGING NEW SYNTHESIZER

Pure genius, and good clean fun to boot. But, I also think someone "out there" will be disappointed there's no web address to send his $33.49 or whatever to.
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: hello forum = Old school heads looking for gear, advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 4412

Re: hello forum = Old school heads looking for gear, advice.

Of course, do and buy what you want. But I agree with those who say modern gear is both less money and more reliable. I briefly owned the TR-8, and it's a pretty good emulation of an 808 and 909- plenty close enough for most. I sold mine for what I paid, and just got a DSI Tempest. Very different vi...
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What got you started into synthesizers?
Replies: 49
Views: 6922

Re: What got you started into synthesizers?

Any and all 70's prog-rock, Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson especially, though I played bass guitar from 1974 until 2008. Then, I snagged a Little Phatty, thinking I could emulate Geddy Lee, and it's been all synth ever since. This very website has also been an influence on my synth choices. In 2008,...
by Rick N Boogie
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequential Madness
Replies: 31
Views: 4662

Re: Sequential Madness

Being financially responsible is all good and well, maybe even important- but, enjoying life on a day by day basis is also important. We who make music, at whatever level, can sometimes get gear-obsessive, and possibly make an un-wise choice to purchase some piece of gear that we may or may not real...
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland vs Korg lol read on
Replies: 24
Views: 8309

Re: Roland vs Korg lol read on

Well, I'm not going to get into the analog/digital debate, or the Roland/Korg debate for that matter-BUT_, the Volca units did not impress me much at all. Fun, yes, but not all that "pro" feeling, or sounding. The TR-8, otoh, is a sweet little box. The only drum machine I've owned, other than what y...
by Rick N Boogie
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Waldorf Micro Q/Blofeld(Q is here and first impressions)
Replies: 32
Views: 29157

Re: Waldorf Micro Q/Blofeld

Blofeld is my favorite modern synth, bugs and all. So easy to program with the genius mod matrix and large display. Also sounds fantastic.
by Rick N Boogie
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Decent and Affordable Workstation
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: Decent and Affordable Workstation

Also, look into the Alesis Fusion. Pretty impressive board, and quite affordable, though not without a bug or two. Not lacking in features, and has four different sound engines, as well as a 32 track internal MIDI sequencer, and fully integrated 8 track hard disc recorder that work together as a 40 ...