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by Kenneth
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ok synth heads, name that synth from Flatliners
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Ok synth heads, name that synth from Flatliners

No idea.

sounds cool as h**l though! maybe I should watch the movie.
by Kenneth
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: granny’s organ music, as digested by an electronic musician
Replies: 0
Views: 845

granny’s organ music, as digested by an electronic musician

https://soundcloud.com/kennethgregorybr ... not-decide

I recently acquired a very charming old Hohner P100 home keyboard, and have been having a blast making dorky keyboard songs with it. It’s nice to take myself less seriously than usual.
by Kenneth
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Should I trade my microKORG for a Roland XP60
Replies: 5
Views: 8299

Re: Should I trade my microKORG for a Roland XP60

I think the XP60 has a wonderfully juicy filter, even for being the epitome of 90s digital. You can get some gorgeous pads out of the thing
by Kenneth
Mon May 14, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: moog grandmother
Replies: 10
Views: 4865

Re: moog grandmother

I'm pretty intrigued by the synth itself, and I love the idea of including a real spring reverb. I don't understand why Moog has chosen to initially release it exclusively through Guitar Center. This makes me feel weird about it, like Moog is sort of whoring itself out to a company that isn't even d...
by Kenneth
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog DFAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Moog DFAM

That video was awesome. I watched it three times in a row and am already trying to figure out a way to finance one of my own. Some of the coolest electronic percussion sounds I've ever heard. Yeah! Musical ideas instantly started popping off. Already inspired by the creative possibilities of the DF...
by Kenneth
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What were popular synths in early 90's pop?
Replies: 9
Views: 3936

Re: What were popular synths in early 90's pop?

I think the SH101 was quite popular during this time. I’m not positive that it was used on these albums, but most of these basses you mentioned are certainly possible on the SH.
by Kenneth
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog DFAM
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Moog DFAM

That video was awesome. I watched it three times in a row and am already trying to figure out a way to finance one of my own. Some of the coolest electronic percussion sounds I've ever heard.
by Kenneth
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is it worth getting a DX7 Mk1?
Replies: 31
Views: 7344

Re: Is it worth getting a DX7 Mk1?

commodorejohn wrote:The sound chip in the Genesis was a YM2612, so 4-operator, but yes, pretty rudimentary by comparison to the DX7. Still got that distinctive FM sound, though.
Ah! Thanks for the correction. I didn't realize the Genesis had 4operator FM capabilities! Was that the same chip used in the DX100 then?
by Kenneth
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is it worth getting a DX7 Mk1?
Replies: 31
Views: 7344

Re: Is it worth getting a DX7 Mk1?

It's interesting that you should bring up the Sega Genesis sound comparison. Interesting, in that the Sega Genesis actually had built in Yamaha FM synthesizer chips to handle all in-game music and sound effects! I think they were YM3812 chips though, so only 2 operators per voice as opposed to the 6...
by Kenneth
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The most influential electronic instruments of all time?
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Re: The most influential electronic instruments of all time?

For influential artists, check out Pierre Schafer's pioneering work in "Musique Concréte", a style of proto-ambient music that focused primarily on using tape splices to create sound collages which were often very unsettling, otherworldly pieces that would have fit nicely into movies like Nosferatu ...
by Kenneth
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: One JP8000 or two JP08s?
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: One JP8000 or two JP08s?

I had a JP-8000 for a while and thought it sounded brilliant. It does have its limitations, and does tend to get glitchy when you push it into extreme modulations. Some of these limitations started to really bother me after a while, and I sold it off in favor of a Yamaha AN!x. Why does the feedback ...
by Kenneth
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for synth recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 5092

Re: Looking for synth recommendations

Then again, the AN1x fails on the full size keyboard. Good God in Heaven. Are you serious right now? How are they not full size keys? Are they one millimeter narrower than the keys on your piano? Who can possibly notice such a difference? If it is indeed "just enough to mess with muscle memory" as ...
by Kenneth
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha AN1x arpeggiator bug
Replies: 2
Views: 4395

Yamaha AN1x arpeggiator bug

Hey everybody. I'm trying to set up a split patch on my AN1x with an arpeggiated bassline assigned to the lower section of the keyboard, and a poly lead sound in the upper. Since I only want the bassline to be arpeggiated, and not the lead, I've set the arpeggiator to "scene 1" which is the bass sou...
by Kenneth
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How can I get this sound on a Juno 60?
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: How can I get this sound on a Juno 60?

Yeah, the Juno 60 isn't going to give you that gliding effect between notes. That's portamento, something the Juno 106 could help you with (or pretty much any mono synthesizer). The attack on the notes is interesting. It's quite a snappy sounding envelope. Sounds like it could be a Roland SH-2 or so...
by Kenneth
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Knobs for the Yamaha AN1x!
Replies: 4
Views: 5338

Re: New Knobs for the Yamaha AN1x!

Nice. I've got a set of grey Elektron knobs on my AN1x. They feel much better than the hard plastic ones it came with.