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by condit79
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP 2600 or Odyssey knockoffs in Hardware?
Replies: 15
Views: 3651

Re: ARP 2600 or Odyssey knockoffs in Hardware?

The best way is to do a modular. Stg soundlabs has a fantastic filter clone. Plus it'll have even more functionality for less money
by condit79
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Live Electro Rock Qs
Replies: 20
Views: 1513

Re: Live Electro Rock Qs

yeah click track for the drummer is the way to go. Get people on board before you just get frustrated. I did a set w some friends using my juno and i was just keeping the arp in time by using the slider. I felt like i was constantly on the verge of disaster, much like djing with vinyl. fun but never...
by condit79
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How analog does the ESQ-1 sound?
Replies: 33
Views: 2879

Re: How analog does the ESQ-1 sound?

The Esq1 isn't all analog but who cares. But synths that sound good. I love it because it can sound really warm but also very digital as well (and by digital I don't mean va). Its digital without apologizing for the fact. I used mine recently for some depeche mode covers and it was perfect for that....
by condit79
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What I'd like in a polysynth
Replies: 52
Views: 3708

Re: What I'd like in a polysynth

also, there's a Yamaha cs-50 that's been on the chicago craigslist for $1600 for over a month now. If I wasn't already up to 7 boards+ a modular, it'd totally be in my house right now. SO good.
by condit79
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Theoretic "huge" modular
Replies: 35
Views: 3150

Re: Theoretic "huge" modular

I don't get why people would say .com format would be better for monosynth duties. Euro can do everything you need in that department, it's not just for crazy stuff. There is plenty of regular subtractive stuff in euro, I guess it's 5U guys trying to feel like their format is special too. ;) It's b...
by condit79
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Doepfer DIY Synth?
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Re: Doepfer DIY Synth?

I have a friend who has one, and it's cool sounding but the hard part is honestly all the panel wiring with all those jacks and pots. If it's your first DIY it might be a bit hard (not that you shouldn't go full on ahead anyways!) but the rewards would be cool regardless. I'd say think hard about th...
by condit79
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Startup-tips to an old man...
Replies: 16
Views: 1891

Re: Startup-tips to an old man...

YES, go with Thomann outside the US. They're very reputable and have great prices. For softsynths, look at all the different offerings from U-he, Diva especially. The sound is unreal for a softsynth. Also other favorites of mine are Massive, Aalto,and the Arturia CS-80 clone. Also, keep in mind if y...
by condit79
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Cheap Synths With A Lot of Knobs/Sliders/Switches
Replies: 28
Views: 8112

Re: Cheap Synths With A Lot of Knobs/Sliders/Switches

I'd say go for a Mopho keyboard used (i got mine for $500) or if you have to have a juno, get the 6 as it'll be cheaper and more reliable than the 106 AND it'll sound much better, plus it has an arpeggiator. I picked one up recently for $325, for example. Other good cheap synths are Alesis ION, Jp80...
by condit79
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: tempest with prohpet 600 or prophet 08
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: tempest with prohpet 600 or prophet 08

I'd say that the evolver and the prophet 08 are pretty similar to the tempest. I'd say get some "smoother" synths to accompany it. The juno is a good idea and the prophet 600 is a great idea. If I were you, I'd get a tempest going with an elektron analog 4, a xoxbox, or the little phatty that you me...
by condit79
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Theoretic "huge" modular
Replies: 35
Views: 3150

Re: Theoretic "huge" modular

Additive can be hard to do, but keep an eye on the oscillators that are "through zero" FM if it's something you want to explore. Also, keep in mind that there are things like the Tyme Sefari, Echophon, and Phonogene that allow for some interesting sound manipulation not available outside modulars. M...
by condit79
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are your synths for srsbizness or just for playtoys?
Replies: 36
Views: 2699

Re: Are your synths for srsbizness or just for playtoys?

I started with synths to have something new to dive into as I found myself spending tons of time tweaking my guitar sound with pedals and I had started working on a documentary on DIY instruments and electronic music so I wanted to educate myself as much as possible. Doing that documentary has let m...
by condit79
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Theoretic "huge" modular
Replies: 35
Views: 3150

Re: Theoretic "huge" modular

I started by buying 2x dotcom oscillators, an stg pulse matrix (sub osc generator), a dotcom envelope that had this mod done to it to have the VCA built in and the STG mixer (has amazing classic moog modular overdrive that's like nothing i've ever heard in a keyboard synth) and the STG sea devils fi...
by condit79
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Best Way to Sync JU-60 Arp to DAW
Replies: 10
Views: 3532

Re: Best Way to Sync JU-60 Arp to DAW

i use a midi to cv interface like a kenton pro solo or my doepfer one as well. instead of just using a straight clock, its more fun to make a midi channel and make different patterns for the arp to follow by drawing in note patterns. i did just that today and the fun, swingy rhythms were endless. ju...
by condit79
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: jx3p sequencer or juno 60 arppegiator
Replies: 14
Views: 1412

Re: jx3p sequencer or juno 60 arppegiator

also, the other thing you need to think about is do you want to have real time playing/interaction with the sequence or do you want to preprogram melodies. with the juno you can change the notes in real time with the arp where as the jx sequencer is more about pre making melodies and playback. I al...
by condit79
Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: jx3p sequencer or juno 60 arppegiator
Replies: 14
Views: 1412

Re: jx3p sequencer or juno 60 arppegiator

also, the other thing you need to think about is do you want to have real time playing/interaction with the sequence or do you want to preprogram melodies. with the juno you can change the notes in real time with the arp where as the jx sequencer is more about pre making melodies and playback.