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by Kenneth
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Future Retro FR 512
Replies: 5
Views: 3990

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: 969

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!
by Kenneth
Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: AKAI AX-73
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: AKAI AX-73

I have an AKAI AX-80. Not the same model, but it must be very similar. It's a bit of a pain to program, but it does have a uniquely cold, barren sound that sets it apart from other analog polyphonics in my opinion. It's the complete opposite of the Juno series, and I love that. Actually the AX-80 h...
by Kenneth
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: AKAI AX-73
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: AKAI AX-73

I have an AKAI AX-80. Not the same model, but it must be very similar. It's a bit of a pain to program, but it does have a uniquely cold, barren sound that sets it apart from other analog polyphonics in my opinion. It's the complete opposite of the Juno series, and I love that.
by Kenneth
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do any of you jam with other synth guys?
Replies: 30
Views: 3329

Re: do any of you jam with other synth guys?

commodorejohn, my roomate and I are both from Duluth. I don't think we've ever met, but I think he bought a DW-8000 off you a while back. Anyway, yes, here in the Twin Cities there is a well-established electronic music/synthesizer enthusiast community, and most of us are well-acquainted. We get tog...
by Kenneth
Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: AN1x - Amazing!
Replies: 26
Views: 5983

Re: AN1x - Amazing!

I have been interested in the AN-1X for a few years now, though I have never seen one in person. I own a JP-8000 and love the sound, but it definitely has a "comfort zone", or to be specific: it sounds good if you stay within a certain sweet-spot, but if you try to push it to its limits (fast LFO mo...
by Kenneth
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 45961

Re: Prophet 6

I can't think of anything negative to say! The internet is imploding. :oops: Aside from all the naysayers around here posting things like "blah blah blah we will never see another affordable analog poly with VCOs ever ever again, blah blah blah, I know everything because my buddy is friends with a g...
by Kenneth
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3355

Re: Edgar Froese 1944 - 2015

Tangerine Dream was never among my favorites, but it is always disheartening to hear of the passing of an influential electronic artist. Rest in peace, Edgar.
by Kenneth
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 2015 NAMM
Replies: 115
Views: 11648

Re: 2015 NAMM

Sir Ruff wrote:Vermona may be dropping something new as well in keyboard form. Will be very interested to see what it is.
A keyboard version of the Mono Lancet would be awesome!
by Kenneth
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams
Replies: 155
Views: 20618

Re: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams

Since we're already in a different part of the galaxy as far as sticking to the subject goes, I'm curious: what kind of beer are you expanding your gut with, Marc? Same goes for all of you: what's your favorite beer? Or, if you can't decide, top three? I know microbrews are regional for the most par...
by Kenneth
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Gaia SH-01
Replies: 15
Views: 2316

Re: Roland Gaia SH-01

In my opinion the Gaia sounds like plastic. Like when you leave a water sitting in a cheap plastic bottle in the sun and then you come back and some of the plastic has dissolved into the water and you try to have a drink but all you can taste is the plastic. That's how it sounds. Of course, if ther...
by Kenneth
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer to make analog polysynths !
Replies: 79
Views: 12105

Re: Behringer to make analog polysynths !

That would be bloody hilarious if Behringer came out with an analog poly before moog :lol: Maybe Moog wants to let them. You know, Behringer lets a POS out into the Multiverse, and then Moog steps in a year or so later and says "No, this is actually how you build a synthesizer. Amateurs!". I feel c...
by Kenneth
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty
Replies: 33
Views: 19910

Re: Moog discontinues Slim Phatty

calaverasgrande wrote:at this point I almost feel like Moog is devolving.
What makes you feel that way?
by Kenneth
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia miniBrute microBrute and miniLab price drops
Replies: 16
Views: 7201

Re: Arturia miniBrute microBrute and miniLab price drops

They're probably trying to move some boxes in the warehouse in preparation for a new synthesizer to be announced at NAMM! Let's go Polybrute! 2 osc 2 VCF maxibrute instead please. :D Are there not enough monophonics currently in production? Is there something you're looking for that cannot be achie...
by Kenneth
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia miniBrute microBrute and miniLab price drops
Replies: 16
Views: 7201

Re: Arturia miniBrute microBrute and miniLab price drops

They're probably trying to move some boxes in the warehouse in preparation for a new synthesizer to be announced at NAMM! Let's go Polybrute!