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by orlando56
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Moog Prodigy and Roland Sh09 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3829

Re: Moog Prodigy and Roland Sh09 questions

Can't answer your question about the Moog switch. If you seek, you will find.

As for the rust on the SH-09, don't waste your money on something that doesn't matter. If the SH-09 works for you, before long you'll be proud of those battle scars.

Congratulations on your two new synths!
by orlando56
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synths ya should have bought![new orders old pro one]
Replies: 36
Views: 2240

Re: synths ya should have bought![new orders old pro one]

In the end it doesn't matter what you paid, it only matters what you made.
by orlando56
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any Advice on an Entry-Level Synth?
Replies: 16
Views: 1745

Re: Any Advice on an Entry-Level Synth?

Alesis Micron? Haven't played one, but I hear they're pretty good.
by orlando56
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JUNO 106 problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1357

Re: JUNO 106 problem

Analogue Renaissance's 80017A clones are indeed excellent. He's pretty backed up at the moment, as I learned when trying to buy some chips from him recently. On his website there's a link to cimplespares in the UK, who stock his clone chips and will ship to the USA and presumably other countries as ...
by orlando56
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog Slayer Mod (Poly 800)
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Re: Moog Slayer Mod (Poly 800)

@Aaron2: I can't address question #2, but I did the Moog Slayer mod using the instructions from the link you cite. Once you open it up, the keyboard version doesn't look much different from the EX-800. I don't have major soldering skills, but I found the mod to be easy and cheap to do. Someone more ...
by orlando56
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP Omni-2 Brass Demo (Post Restoration)
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: ARP Omni-2 Brass Demo (Post Restoration)

It's lovely to see people working to keep these instruments alive!
by orlando56
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: First time I've been WOWed by a synth's sound on YouTube
Replies: 18
Views: 2210

Re: First time I've been WOWed by a synth's sound on YouTube

I wonder if you all have any comments on the Reason Mälstrom's ability to do PPG-like patches. (Opening my umbrella -- now).
by orlando56
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: What's the must realistic Subtractive/VA VST synth you know?
Replies: 24
Views: 3156

Re: What's the must realistic Subtractive/VA VST synth you k

Another vote for u-he. Don't have Diva, but have Ace, and it's the best-sounding softsynth I own, and a good price too. I've tried the demo of ImpOscar and it sounds great as well. IMHO most softsynths are brittle-sounding compared to analog hardware. These two have a little life of their own. I'm l...
by orlando56
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My Jupiter 6 Story
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: My Jupiter 6 Story

If only he had given you Zooey Deschanel for free! (Like the profile pic.)
+1!
by orlando56
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Thinking about trading my Juno 106
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: Thinking about trading my Juno 106

Well, I'm not entirely ruling out modern synths but I am still leaning heavily towards vintage stuff. The Mopho looks nice but I don't have a standalone MIDI controller and I'm not too big on desktop modules. The MiniBrute looks pretty cool and if I can get over $550 for my Juno I'd consider it. I'...
by orlando56
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Need a Dirty Sounding Poly VCO Synth.
Replies: 40
Views: 5966

Re: Need a Dirty Sounding Poly VCO Synth.

It's always fun when someone starts a thread with an aggressive discourse on what they hate. You just know it's going to be a fruitful discussion.
by orlando56
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Little Phatty Lack of Knobs
Replies: 45
Views: 3622

Re: Little Phatty Lack of Knobs

While Moog invented the pitch wheel, SCI invented the spring loaded pitch wheel. AFAIK the P5 (or maybe P10, someone more knowledgable join in please) was the first to have it. Minimoogs (i.e. the first synth with pitch wheel) don't have a spring loaded wheel. I guess not only integrated circuits t...
by orlando56
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Little Phatty Lack of Knobs
Replies: 45
Views: 3622

Re: Little Phatty Lack of Knobs

A little OT, but re the monosynth complaint: Recently a sax player friend of mine who doubles in his band on a MicroKorg remarked to me that he couldn't understand why anyone would use a monophonic synth. I responded, "Yeah, monophonic saxophones suck."
by orlando56
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synths did Leonard Cohen use?
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

What synths did Leonard Cohen use?

Does anyone have some insight on the synths that Leonard Cohen used on his album I'm Your Man ? Some of the sounds seem to be from a cheap home keyboard (e.g., the 'piano' in "Tower of Song"). I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that he used a DX7 and a Jupiter 8, or some other JX series Rolan...
by orlando56
Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analogue bell sounds.
Replies: 14
Views: 3499

Re: Analogue bell sounds.

shaft9000, please forgive my ignorance, but what does "thru-zero provisions" mean? Question asked in all sincerity.