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by syntheticsolutions
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 5 or Memorymoog
Replies: 18
Views: 3725

Re: Prophet 5 or Memorymoog

Are you prepared to do regular maintenance work on either of them in order to keep them alive? It´s not like "Hey, I´m going to buy a Prophet 5", and you´ll be happy ever after. Both require one h**l of a lot of attention, the Prophet perhaps less than a Memory Moog, but still, both were not built ...
by syntheticsolutions
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?
Replies: 26
Views: 3866

Re: Do you ever feel pressured to use a synth?

Simply... NO! I understand what you are saying and in my previous creative space, I absolutely would have agreed. It used to make me sick to know how long I had lusted over any given board, worked my arse off to afford it and then bought it to sit upright next to my bed simply because I had no space...
by syntheticsolutions
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: On using synths with FX processors
Replies: 38
Views: 4235

Re: On using synths with FX processors

I often find that certain synths shine with effects more than others, IMO the synths that are often considered the "raw" or "buzzy" in nature just Excell with effects processing, especially reverb. I find analogue mono synth very easy to process and make sound better rather than drowned. I personall...
by syntheticsolutions
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: OB-8 filter taking its time?
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: OB-8 filter taking its time?

Does the OB-8 have separate boards for each voice? Or just voice chips? If so, there is an issue with that chip/board at least.. I am not sure, never had to open her up. I know the problem is only with one voice. I suppose I just want to know if the issues are likely to get worse as a result of not...
by syntheticsolutions
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: OB-8 filter taking its time?
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

OB-8 filter taking its time?

I have an OB-8 in beautiful condition that recently had a full and extensive service from a well known professional tech in the uk. When first turned on, 7 voices function perfectly well however one of the voices has the cutoff frequency set significantly higher than the others. The envelope or modu...
by syntheticsolutions
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 58223

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

bochelli wrote:A friend of mine informed my tonight he missed a genuine gumtree uk steal a mint flightcased korg sigma for £200.
I did see that yesterday. I unfortunately burnt all of my money on a VC-10 and a Dimension D last week so was in no position to reply to the add :D
by syntheticsolutions
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 58223

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

I traded a technics 1210 that I paid about £100 for in return for a CS-5 and MS-10 both in fantastic condition

Other than that, amazing deals really don't seem to happen any more, especially in the UK :/
by syntheticsolutions
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: on the influence of fashion in electronic music ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1783

Re: on the influence of fashion in electronic music ...

I kind of see where you are going with this and yes, the Roland XOX range does seem to have become somewhat of a fashion statement. This could be down to a lot of reasons but mainly, I think the reason they are so popular and fashionable is that they are so easy to use and give such instant gratitud...
by syntheticsolutions
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: VP-330 revisions
Replies: 7
Views: 2105

Re: VP-330 revisions

According to the A-Z of analogue synths (Peter Forrest) there were two revisions, so that potentially means three different versions. It lists changes to the keyboard, switches, generator, BBD chip, filter, human voice board and the vibrato. So quite a few changes. Peter suggests the change from SA...
by syntheticsolutions
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sell everything and grab a CS-80
Replies: 46
Views: 9657

Re: Sell everything and grab a CS-80

I must say, Thank you all for the healthy replies! This thread has thoroughly satisfied my queries and thoughts. I feel the thread has given me a bread deal of enjoyable reading pleasure. To conclude, I may have to accept that it may be many years before i own one of these fabulous instruments but I...
by syntheticsolutions
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: VP-330 revisions
Replies: 7
Views: 2105

Re: VP-330 revisions

Thanks for the replies! I also have an SVC-350 so I am not particularly bothered about the vocoder. I am mainly looking for the unique choir sounds and the strings that I have been told are much softer than the string sounds on the RS-505 I also noticed whilst researching, the mk1 has keys similar t...
by syntheticsolutions
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: VP-330 revisions
Replies: 7
Views: 2105

Re: VP-330 revisions

Mk1 has rockers and Mk2 has buttons. Good luck with your quest. I've been looking for one at a reasonable price (I'd pay up to $2500, but it's not worth that much in my opinion, forget about the $3K+ most are selling for). Thanks for clearing that up. Are you aware of any technical differences betw...
by syntheticsolutions
Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: VP-330 revisions
Replies: 7
Views: 2105

VP-330 revisions

I have been looking for a VP-330 for some time now and have always wondered, Are there any differences between the mk1 and mk2 models? I am aware that one model has rocker switches like the RS-505 and one model has switche like the ones found on a TR-808. Does anyone know what revision has what swit...
by syntheticsolutions
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sell everything and grab a CS-80
Replies: 46
Views: 9657

Re: Sell everything and grab a CS-80

I've done this with a VP330. The VP-330 is one of the other instruments on my list! I would absolutely love one. I Have the RS-505 and have a dream of having a hardwood case manufactured that stacks the two together with one on top of the other (in the style of a 70's double stack organ) I figured ...
by syntheticsolutions
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sell everything and grab a CS-80
Replies: 46
Views: 9657

Re: Sell everything and grab a CS-80

Syntheticsolutions - I sympathise fully with your sentiment. however, having dealt with RL Music and KSR, I can assure you, the money they charge is not one-penny more than they should, and need to. If you knew the lengths they go to to restore instruments you'd realise just how much I mean that. K...