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by James Mandible
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab

Everything I've heard about that phaser pedal they make has been overwhelmingly positive. This sounds pretty neat, and I am stoked on the knobbiness of it.
by James Mandible
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: more Korg analog - Monotron Duo & Monotron Delay
Replies: 85
Views: 34298

Re: more Korg analog - Monotron Duo & Monotron Delay

blackdiscoball wrote:I didn't really ready over all of it so I may have missed it but was there a price or release day yet?
Haven't seen a date (I'm assuming they'll be out pretty soon?) but synthtopia said they'd be 60 each, so about the same as the regular Monotron.
by James Mandible
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Influence(s)?
Replies: 63
Views: 4480

Re: Influence(s)?

Current 93, Klaus Schulze, Kitaro, Absolute Body Control, Snowy Red, Coil are the big ones. Psychedelic folk music (Incredible String Band, Comus, you get the picture), krautrock (particularly Berlin School), industrial/early EBM and coldwave in general, old 4AD, black and doom metal....ahhhh I coul...
by James Mandible
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Japan-later period synths
Replies: 29
Views: 2482

Re: Japan-later period synths

calaverasgrande wrote:
Cybercardinal wrote:Mick Karn on the OB-X (Bass must have been taped?)

What's that little keybaord thingie on top of the OB-X?

well, thats Peter Murphy (of Bauhaus of course) not Japan.
It's Peter and Karn's project Dali's Car
by James Mandible
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Japan-later period synths
Replies: 29
Views: 2482

Re: Japan-later period synths

I got into Japan for the bass playing. I stayed for the synths. I am primarily a bass player, though at this point I own more synths than basses, so? It is kind of funny, I took a lot of ribbing from my friends in high school for listening to Japan and Gary Numan in addition to the standard hardcor...
by James Mandible
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Japan-later period synths
Replies: 29
Views: 2482

Re: Japan-later period synths

I got into Japan for the bass playing. I stayed for the synths. I am primarily a bass player, though at this point I own more synths than basses, so? It is kind of funny, I took a lot of ribbing from my friends in high school for listening to Japan and Gary Numan in addition to the standard hardcor...
by James Mandible
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...
Replies: 49
Views: 5554

Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style).

Sunn O))) use synths on their tracks as well, but it can be hard to tell unless yr actually listening for them. I know they've used a Moog Rogue, Moog Taurus (probably the first one?), and a Korg MS-20.

by James Mandible
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Japan-later period synths
Replies: 29
Views: 2482

Re: Japan-later period synths

The Killing Joke patch is basically the synth part from this, it's fairly accurate but not quite as strong as the actual thing, which from what I remember reading recently, was an OBX http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7WPI4TJImo not really useful for anything but it's fun to have, in case I ever wante...
by James Mandible
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Japan-later period synths
Replies: 29
Views: 2482

Re: Japan-later period synths

-I know there's a preset on the Mopho that says "Japan" and I think it's supposed to be one of their songs (kinda like how there's one for Killing Joke and several others) but I haven't tried to figure out which one it is. Something off "Tin Drum" I think. I've never played a Prophet so I can't comm...
by James Mandible
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...
Replies: 49
Views: 5554

Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style).

Eeek, I was just posting Burzum as an example of synths used in extreme metal, didn't mean to provoke this tired old discussion. For the record, not that it matters, Varg's been out of prison for a few years now. Also I've never really thought of him as someone who mixes his music and his politics, ...
by James Mandible
Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...
Replies: 49
Views: 5554

Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style).

a couple of the 2nd wave black metal bands were pretty into synthesizers.
Fenriz from Darkthrone had an ambient/kraut/Tangerine Dream-influenced sideproject, Neptune Towers



and Burzum had a couple of synth-y ambient tracks
by James Mandible
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Monotribe ?
Replies: 632
Views: 55501

Re: Korg Monotribe ?

officially available from sweetwater, though no shipping date just yet
$250 :(

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ ... =Monotribe
by James Mandible
Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: does the Dave smith mopho have midi thats poly?
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: does the Dave smith mopho have midi thats poly?

yes, as long as it's the keyboard version (seems obvious but uh...you never know I guess)
by James Mandible
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Doepfer Dark Energy
Replies: 13
Views: 3499

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

I've been tempted on this one for a while but Analogue Haven always seems to be out of them and as far as I know they're the only US dealer. Nova Musik has them in stock! http://www.novamusik.com/search.aspx?type=Model&keyword=6616&mid=240&lbs=6 If you contact them they offer special deals on their...
by James Mandible
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Doepfer Dark Energy
Replies: 13
Views: 3499

Re: Doepfer Dark Energy

I've been tempted on this one for a while but Analogue Haven always seems to be out of them and as far as I know they're the only US dealer. The videos look great and the idea of built in modular interface is a huge turn-on for me. Hopefully I'll pick one up eventually.