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by Kenneth
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha AN1x firmware update seeking
Replies: 16
Views: 11548

Re: Yamaha AN1x firmware update seeking

Does anyone know how I can check whether my AN1x has the 1.04 chip installed? I was not informed of any post-factory mods being done to it by the previous owner, but I've also never noticed any audible clicks when using tempoi synced delay. This thread has me curious.
by Kenneth
Tue May 30, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha DX7 vs Ensoniq ESQ-1/sq-80
Replies: 13
Views: 11956

Re: Yamaha DX7 vs Ensoniq ESQ-1/sq-80

Gosh, it's always "apples and oranges" around here. I read a shootout thread between the Juno 60 and the Polysix where someone said "you can't even compare the two, they're completely different". What??? Yes you can! They are both analog polyphonic synthesizers that are quite difficult to tell apart...
by Kenneth
Mon May 29, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?
Replies: 16
Views: 3132

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Junos sound nice, but with all the new analog polys available these days it seems a bit silly to spend several hundred dollars on a single oscillator per voice with no patch storage. the lack of patch storage is what makes the Juno 6 so appealing to some. its nice to have an honest synth with a pan...
by Kenneth
Sat May 27, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?
Replies: 16
Views: 3132

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

Junos sound nice, but with all the new analog polys available these days it seems a bit silly to spend several hundred dollars on a single oscillator per voice with no patch storage.
by Kenneth
Thu May 25, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I have a soft spot for...
Replies: 33
Views: 7267

Re: I have a soft spot for...

http://glacieracademy.wordpress.com/201 ... ha-pss-480/

I wrote an article about the PSS-480 and that line of keyboards which I submitted to VSE, but I don't think they're updating the review section anymore. So, I just posted it on my blog.
by Kenneth
Wed May 17, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I have a soft spot for...
Replies: 33
Views: 7267

Re: I have a soft spot for...

I also have a soft spot for the Yamaha Portasound keyboards. I currently own a PSS-480 and a VSS-30, but I have also owned a PSS-470 and a PSR-16. There's something about that gritty two-op FM sound that takes me back to the days of playing MSDOS games and Sega Genesis. Also, there is the "synthesiz...
by Kenneth
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg Minilogue vs Yamaha Reface CS
Replies: 5
Views: 12389

Re: Korg Minilogue vs Yamaha Reface CS

Since she already has a legendary vintage analog, maybe you ought to look at some more obscure digital options as a way to achieve a broader sonic palette; get access to some sounds the Prophet may not be capable of. There are some lovely synthesizers in the first crop of virtual analogs that came o...
by Kenneth
Fri May 20, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog model D reissue
Replies: 166
Views: 31506

Re: Mood model D reissue

In the hands-on demo I watched on synthtopia, the Moog employee was saying it has CV-patchable aftertouch routing. That, friends, is badass!
by Kenneth
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Jp-8000 vs Blofeld vs An1x vs Elka EK-22
Replies: 15
Views: 12399

Re: Jp-8000 vs Blofeld vs An1x vs Elka EK-22

Update: I now own an AN1x, and would like to compare it to the JP-8000. JP has a wonderful interface through which to interact with the sound. Knob per function, expressive mod controls for the left hand, and a lovely, shimmering sound full of movement and life. It is also extremely limited for a so...
by Kenneth
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Top 10 list, need help
Replies: 12
Views: 8028

Re: Top 10 list, need help

Omnichord!
by Kenneth
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Linear FM on Prophet-12
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Linear FM on Prophet-12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB9a2lPjzEo'

SO COOL!

I hope this is implemented in the Pro-2 as well eventually.
by Kenneth
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the Roland JD-XA?
Replies: 16
Views: 11249

Re: Thoughts on the Roland JD-XA?

I think it looks like robot barf. No comment on the sound.
by Kenneth
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Jp-8000 vs Blofeld vs An1x vs Elka EK-22
Replies: 15
Views: 12399

Re: Jp-8000 vs Blofeld vs An1x vs Elka EK-22

I used to have the Roland Jp-8000 and I loved the sound. Beautiful, silky smooth rain showers of misty supersaw. Can't make that thing sound bad! That being said, its engine is more limited than the others. Basic, in a way, but it's an absolute joy to program with every parameter being available for...
by Kenneth
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Future Retro FR 512
Replies: 5
Views: 3856

Re: Future Retro FR 512

Looks cool! I love the touch-plate keys on the Music Easel, but could never justify the $4000 USD pricetag. Maybe I'll get one of these, close my eyes, and pretend I'm Alessandro Cortini. :o
by Kenneth
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is this a Prophet 5 or a Roland synth? (Paul Hardcastle)
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Is this a Prophet 5 or a Roland synth? (Paul Hardcastle)

I have no idea what synth was used for the brass sound, but this is a slick song! Gonna go listen to some Hardcastle now. Thanks!