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by orlando56
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Poly 800 Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 5224

Re: The Poly 800 Appreciation Thread

Love my Poly 800! I did the Moog Slayer mod on it, easy to do, cheap, and fun. Some of its features are quite unusual, such as the six-stage envelopes, the independent VCO envelopes, and the unusual oscillator structure. Would love to hear your patches!
by orlando56
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet 600 VS Juno 60
Replies: 50
Views: 7153

Re: Prophet 600 VS Juno 60

Tomorrowstops: I own two P600s, one of them mint, and the other -- not so much. The latter's keybed was clickety-clackety and very distracting to play. I was able to ameliorate this somewhat by replacing the the bushings with some shrink tubing -- thanks to the good advice of an online P600 owner an...
by orlando56
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet 600 VS Juno 60
Replies: 50
Views: 7153

Re: Prophet 600 VS Juno 60

I own a P600 and can get a very smooth, warm sound with its triangle waves. That seems to be a definite advantage over Junos, which don't have them. Don't know if this is the kind of thing you had in mind. I don't think I would ever use it for bass, which I do with my LP or Juno 106. I've got one "s...
by orlando56
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Interesting examples of ring modulation?
Replies: 45
Views: 2862

Re: Interesting examples of ring modulation?

What about the Mini Korg 700s? It has three (I think) settings of ring modulation. From the demo videos I've listened to, it seems to be fairly pleasing and musical.
by orlando56
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?
Replies: 63
Views: 4311

Re: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?

I think MIDI will go the way of the analog synth. It's funny too when you think about it like that - analog synths being what they are to digital synths and MIDI being what it is to USB/etc Controllers. :] Personally the thing I love most about MIDI is the standards and no-nonsense of it. I don't t...
by orlando56
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Analog Polys feature S&H/Random LFO setting
Replies: 22
Views: 2257

Re: Which Analog Polys feature S&H/Random LFO setting

The Moog Little Phatty has a S&H LFO setting, if I'm not mistaken.
by orlando56
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mini Korg 700S
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Mini Korg 700S

Lucky dog who scored that! I've been looking for one for ages. But then I'm in the USA... Lovely synth. No wonder it was snapped up.
by orlando56
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2176

Re: Vintage synth prices

@Mr Knesh I agree that you don't need gear to make great music. I made some of my favorite tunes with a 2-track reel-to-reel, a Casio VL-Tone(!), and a crappy nylon-string guitar. Limitations are good. What I meant was only that you should not let an obsessive hunt for the great deal prevent you fro...
by orlando56
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2176

Re: Vintage synth prices

@Mr Knesh Fair enough, but then why buy any new piece of gear at all? The point I was trying to make was that after the deal is made, you will not spend your time thinking about whether you spent too much. You will just make music. Worrying about getting the best deal possible can only be a losing p...
by orlando56
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2176

Re: Vintage synth prices

Can we please keep race out of this? Please? We are all synth lovers here. If we want to slam Puerto Rico or Oregon, we can do it on a different forum. I think the question of dollar (or whatever currency) amounts for a synth when it was first sold vis-à-vis what those dollars are worth now is a far...
by orlando56
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2176

Re: Vintage synth prices

In my humble opinion, synths are worth the price one is willing to pay for them. For those of us not in major markets, or who haven't gotten lucky buying from a little old lady who doesn't know what she has, or gotten a "free-ninety-nine" from someone throwing one out in the rubbish, eBay is pretty ...
by orlando56
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?
Replies: 63
Views: 4311

Re: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?

I recently bought a MOTU Micro Lite 5x5 interface to hook up the vintage gear I have acquired in the last couple of years. Perhaps it's only useful for devices made in that pre-USB window of time, but it was a good choice for my needs.
by orlando56
Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: filter information
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: filter information

Hi. Sine waves have no overtones so you might not hear a thing unless the filter cutoff is raised all the way.
by orlando56
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you bought more than once?
Replies: 104
Views: 7365

Re: What synth have you bought more than once?

Juno 106 (x2) Prophet 600 (x3, one traded away long ago) Poly 800 (x2) In the first case, pawnshop availability. I can't stand to watch them sit there being unappreciated. And I had a Juno 60 that I foolishly sold and wanted to (somewhat) get back. Have done enough 106 faulty chip restoration now th...
by orlando56
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most physically attractive synths
Replies: 133
Views: 9141

Re: Most physically attractive synths

IMHO the most beautiful synth ever is the Roland Jupiter-8. Rainbow colors, plus black, orange, and steel. A hint of what's inside...