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by syntheticsolutions
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Reverb, can anything sound this good?
Replies: 11
Views: 6357

Reverb, can anything sound this good?

I have been checking out a lot of demos of the strymon big sky. It sounds absolutely amazing and I really want one. I am super broke at the minute and the thought of paying £400+ for a pedal is just crushing. I was wondering if there are any cheaper or second hand reverb units that can achieve simil...
by syntheticsolutions
Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland VP-330 mk1 vs mk2?
Replies: 8
Views: 4457

Re: Roland VP-330 mk1 vs mk2?

[/quote] The only mechanical difference is the type of keyboard used with Mk. 1 VPs as it´s the one used on the Jupiter 4 as well. Later, the keybed was also changed, as well as the switches. Stephen[/quote] Ah yes, I almost forgot about the change of keyboard. did the mk2 utilise the same keyboard ...
by syntheticsolutions
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland VP-330 mk1 vs mk2?
Replies: 8
Views: 4457

Re: Roland VP-330 mk1 vs mk2?

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:the Reticon SAD BBDs these used are nearly impossible to find (especially the 1024).
Stephen
Are these chips relevant to the ensemble circuit? Was there a mechanical difference between the mk1 and mk2 that improved the reliability/availability of certain chips?
by syntheticsolutions
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland VP-330 mk1 vs mk2?
Replies: 8
Views: 4457

Re: Roland VP-330 mk1 vs mk2?

The rocker switches are much better than the push buttons IMO, the same rockers were used on the RS-505 and they are absolutely rock solid! I have heard that the vocoder is different on the two models, the first revision has been described as having a more 'liquid' or 'vivid' sound. To clarify, the ...
by syntheticsolutions
Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How often do you use hardware live, if at all?
Replies: 62
Views: 7139

Re: How often do you use hardware live, if at all?

Stab Frenzy wrote:I play probably 3-4 shows a month live, all hardware.
:headbang: love to hear this! I find it really inspiring to hear of people going the extra mile and performing live with hardware.
by syntheticsolutions
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How often do you use hardware live, if at all?
Replies: 62
Views: 7139

How often do you use hardware live, if at all?

In an attempt to get an idea of what fellow forum users do with their gear in regards to performing live with it, I have created a simple poll. It would be good to know how many of you enjoy going out with your hardware and how many would prefer to avoid such activities. It would be great to hear ot...
by syntheticsolutions
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Talk me out of getting a Polysix
Replies: 39
Views: 7810

Re: Talk me out of getting a Polysix

commodorejohn wrote:
So...help me out here, guys. Tell me why I shouldn't get one. Tell me that there's a better solution for an affordable, truly hands-on analog poly that I should hold out for...?
Afraid not IMO. Buy one, love it, enjoy it and relish in that analogue goodness!
by syntheticsolutions
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I Dream of Wires
Replies: 233
Views: 25546

Re: I Dream of Wires

The DVD was reviewed by Tape Op magazine here . I loved this comment: My beef is this: Everyone in the film talks about the unlimited sonic possibilities of modular analog synths, but most of the music sounds the same. Why is there so little innovation or musicality in this potentially unlimited mu...
by syntheticsolutions
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg MS-20 Kit
Replies: 60
Views: 10185

Re: Korg MS-20 Kit

I would love the opportunity to own a full size MS-20, old or new.

i was absolutely outraged when Korg re produced the MS-20 in that child like mini state, I will definitely be looking at buying one of these however I hope the price is reduced and not set so high
by syntheticsolutions
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Nice Rack!
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Nice Rack!

I have come to the conclusion that I have a sufficiently overwhelming amount of synthesisers and keyboards at the moment. Whilst I am not going to declare myself disinterested in buying more of them, I am focusing on my outboard recording hardware set up. I have been working with a couple of bands a...
by syntheticsolutions
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Favorite Stringer?
Replies: 28
Views: 8533

Re: Favorite Stringer?

The top three string synths for me are as follows; Roland RS-505 - Beautiful sounds across the board. It really does excel at what it does and that is thick, fizzy and bright string sounds. The addition of a synth section is also very hand for use on its own or to back up the strings. It goes withou...
by syntheticsolutions
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Moog prodigy vs arp axxe
Replies: 2
Views: 5159

Re: Moog prodigy vs arp axxe

arp axxe for 900? jees Louise that is a lot of buck! anyhow, I would keep the prodigy. whilst the axxe is great and has that distinctive 70's sound, i always found myself wanting more with mine. that single osc was never quite enough especially when combined with the mk2 arp designed filter. I also ...
by syntheticsolutions
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Guess the synth (Blade Runner edition)
Replies: 23
Views: 2297

Re: Guess the synth (Blade Runner edition)

other than number 3 being the Juno-60, i am not sure. I will say that they are all bloody brilliant efforts!
by syntheticsolutions
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why do you use the Synthesizer you use most?
Replies: 60
Views: 8120

Re: Why do you use the Synthesizer you use most?

I spend the most time in front of my OB-8, the reasons for this are as follows; It feels great! The OB-8 has such a quality feel to it and all of the controls are a pleasure to work with. The synth provides the user with a great deal of feedback and response when editing a patch, it just feels so ea...
by syntheticsolutions
Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks
Replies: 860
Views: 270456

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Apologies if this has already been covered but here goes; After watching bladerunner for what must be the 1000th time, I noticed that there is a great deal off music in there that is not featured on the soundtrack, some completely original and some are what can only been described as variations of t...