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by georgemarauder
Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 13048

Re: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread

Yeah, OB Fat Pad is a famous OB-12 sound. I've yet to hear it though. I'll have to check all my presets someday and see if it's on there. I'd definitely like to hear it. Maybe you can upload a sound example? I've made some lush sounding strings and things with my OB-12. It's great for that type of t...
by georgemarauder
Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Please help on deciding on my first hardware synth
Replies: 16
Views: 2315

Re: Please help on deciding on my first hardware synth

I don't see why you would want a Juno 106 as your main first synth. They are too limiting. For the same price (or less) you can get something killer like an Alesis Ion. Don't get caught up on this analog warmth c**p. All the analogs pretty much sound the same, and the virtual analogs sound close eno...
by georgemarauder
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Cassette??
Replies: 33
Views: 5474

Re: Cassette??

I found that recording to my old Tascam 244 I believe is the model, it adds a nice warmth to the tracks, and yes, definitely adds noise and hiss too. But I like that. This is back when I recorded with tape though. I liked to push the levels to the ceiling and even clip them sometimes to add natural ...
by georgemarauder
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Lets talk basslines
Replies: 16
Views: 2261

Re: Lets talk basslines

I'm curious as to the theory of creating basslines. Do you play in a certain key? A scale? Or do you just play notes that sound good and don't worry about the scale or key? If so, how do you then decide what chords/melody notes to play on top of that bassline? How do you know which notes will sound ...
by georgemarauder
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Please help on deciding on my first hardware synth
Replies: 16
Views: 2315

Re: Please help on deciding on my first hardware synth

Well I'm going to suggest my current favorite synth, the virtual analog Oberheim OB-12. It fits your description for what you need. No, it's not real analog, but who cares? It can emulate the analog greats of the 70s and 80s with ease. Great for 70s sounds like Arp Odyssey and Arp Axxe sounds, and g...
by georgemarauder
Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: new track
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: new track - TSTI

I dig it. It's definitely different. Cool vocals.
by georgemarauder
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Couple of tracks
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: Couple of tracks

The sound that sounds like a Bit One preset is the piano-like sound that comes in at 0:50. The Bit One is great for piano like tones that don't really sound like a piano, but still sound good, and there is a preset on the Bit One that sounds exactly like that sound.
by georgemarauder
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Experimental / Funky / Ambient / Electronic Synth Music
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Experimental / Funky / Ambient / Electronic Synth Music

Nice work. The second video is synth-porn at its finest. Thanks. Those were the 2 synths used for that track, which is why I had a slide show of them going. +1 for the second. That lead sound has a great vibe. Thanks. The lead was made with one of my favorite synthesizers of all time, the Arp Axxe....
by georgemarauder
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 13048

Re: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread

I have an OB-12 and I love the thing. It's a purely underrated synthesizer and yes it was manufactured by Gibson so it has not an inkling of resemblance to other Oberheim synthesizers. However the fact that the synth forces you to create sounds rather than just plug along with the presets (which at...
by georgemarauder
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 13048

Re: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread

Did they ever fix the issue with the polyphony being underpowered on some patches? Some reviewers said that if you played enough notes on a complex patch some of them would come in a after a delay. Always meant to have a play with one of these and never got round to it. Turnkey were banging them ou...
by georgemarauder
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Couple of tracks
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: Couple of tracks

I like both of em. Good work. One of the sounds in the first one sounds like a Crumar Bit One preset that I remember fondly before I sold my Bit One.
by georgemarauder
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do you name your patches?
Replies: 19
Views: 3043

Re: How do you name your patches?

Since the backlight is burned out on my OB-12, I've given up on naming patches. Everything is saved as "BLANK", and at the very least I know every time I see BLANK that it's a patch I've created. Maybe if I ever get the backlight replaced I will go back to naming them. I used to name them simple thi...
by georgemarauder
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:16 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modern Arp Odyssey equivalent?
Replies: 21
Views: 3284

Re: Modern Arp Odyssey equivalent?

^^^that's gotta be the strangest VA substitute I've ever heard of^^^^ an OB-12 sounds like an Oddy? To me it sounds like a gritty digital synth with not enough power in the DSP to sound even remotely like a classic VCO analog, but hey - whatever works for ye! Having owned an Arp Odyssey (and plenty...
by georgemarauder
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 13048

Re: The Official Oberheim OB-12 Thread

So far I haven't had a problem getting decent bass out of it, but then again I have been mixing everything in headphones, so my bass response is based on hearing it in headphones. It sounds good to me though. The on-board EQ seems like it would help a bit, though I haven't really messed with it much...
by georgemarauder
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you bought more than once?
Replies: 104
Views: 15282

Re: What synth have you bought more than once?

I'm probably forgetting some, but the synths I know I've had more than one of in the past are:

Arp Axxe (3 of them)
Akai AX-80 (x2)
Roland JX-8P (x2)
Roland Super JX-10 (x2)
Korg Microkorg (3 or 4)

I think that's it.