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by condit79
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Synth for live band
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: Synth for live band

For gigging, I'd go one of two ways, Cheap and have two or Nord 2x. You could do something like an ION for like 400ish and get two or three for the price of the Nord. That being said, my friends who gig constantly almost all have a nord on stage with them (and many other bands you see live), no matt...
by condit79
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: A warning to all...
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: A warning to all...

Yeah, I did a great trade transaction a couple of months ago here and it went off without a hitch. It's a nice way to get stuff you want without having to sell first. But this is an unfortunate a-hole who's ruining what has historically been a solid community of people feeding each others GAS>>>
by condit79
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth
Replies: 886
Views: 111582

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze6s1hi/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/minibrutememory.jpg Overlays: That is old school. I would have preferred the overlay's color scheme! Me too. That orange grey combo is rad. But then i'm one of the weirdos that loves the bright a*s yellow mopho. I'm going to ...
by condit79
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Which monosynth would you buy (Moog, ARP, or Yahama)?
Replies: 23
Views: 2188

Re: Which monosynth would you buy (Moog, ARP, or Yahama)?

Well if you throw the mg-1 into the mix, I'd say, just skip all the rest and go for the gold. 2 oscillators, sync, noise, s&h, and a rad poly section. Plus if you're lucky, you'll find one sans goo and with the audio in mod done. I've owned a few and they have a really solid tone. They're a bit stra...
by condit79
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What a great list of gear
Replies: 39
Views: 5669

Re: What a great list of gear

Wow you guys have some issues with sensitivity. Alex just made a small point and you all just blew up. Maybe there's some beef from another thread but if anyone is responsible for thread destruction it's the silly reactions. The gear list is fantastic and the music is interesting. Some people need l...
by condit79
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: becoming a Subtractive Synthesis Wizard
Replies: 18
Views: 1896

Re: becoming a Subtractive Synthesis Wizard

I second all the ideas from everyone else. Starting with a basic patch can be daunting when you're just starting out, but eventually you'll get annoyed starting with a preset. Start taking existing patches apart. Change things and try to wrap your brain/ears around what's happening. IMO the best way...
by condit79
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beepbloop.com is now live!
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Beepbloop.com is now live!

i just read the bit about Good Willsmith; they look interesting. The googles led me to this: http://vimeo.com/43883686 which has some pretty nice sounds. I'd like to read a bit more about the band in the intro, maybe something like a short interview or discussion of their methods before the tour jo...
by condit79
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced
Replies: 115
Views: 11631

Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

that's because the truth is that all the subtle issues people have don't really matter in real world application, especially in a mix, and especially live. you wont hear any of that stuff at all. and often not even "analogue warmth". it's only most evident when listening in a studio or with headpho...
by condit79
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced
Replies: 115
Views: 11631

Re: New DSI Mopho 4 Voice Synth Announced

I think it's interesting how disparaging some people get about the DSI sound sometimes (not that this whole thread has been so). The funny thing is, most of the bands I've seen live in the last week surround lollapalooza in chicago (neon indian, twin shadow) use all kinds of DSI gear live. To me, th...
by condit79
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beepbloop.com is now live!
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Beepbloop.com is now live!

I just launched http://www.beepbloop.com . I'll be covering DIY audio and electronic music culture. The first post features the trash audio synth meetup at the Empty Bottle in Chicago. I'm based in the midwest so there will be a focus on local things, but have pieces in the works covering Eric Arche...
by condit79
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analog alternative to Alesis Ion?
Replies: 23
Views: 3013

Re: Analog alternative to Alesis Ion?

-Preferably under $1000 -At least 4 voices -As many knobs as possible -Arpeggiator -At least 44 keys -At least 2 osc. -Keyboard velocity -Midi -Analog (I'm ok with DCOs) PROPHET-600 checks every box except velocity and is VCO to boot. you may still find one under a grand, too, if you are patient. n...
by condit79
Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 714
Views: 214845

Re: Gear Trading Thread

I have a machinedrum sps uw mkii and a jx-3p with the pg-200 programmer for trade. I have a mopho, drm mk3, and a 5u dotcom modular and another jx-3p plus various other synths I've built/bought (to give you an idea what NOT to offer and my taste:). Shoot me an offer. Local in chicago is best, but wi...
by condit79
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analog alternative to Alesis Ion?
Replies: 23
Views: 3013

Re: Analog alternative to Alesis Ion?

The tetra is the only thing that has a mod matrix that's even close to what you can do with an ion in your pricerange. You should also try an ensoniq esq1. They have digital oscillators but have a very nice sound for the price and can do some really great tones. Plus they're built like tanks.
by condit79
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: worst luck lately with synth death
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: worst luck lately with synth death

Annnnnnd now the xoxbox works, sortof. The filter is somehow all wonky but the envelope seems strange. There's lots of pop/attack and the resonance seems off...
by condit79
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: worst luck lately with synth death
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: worst luck lately with synth death

ok, so now i powered it up, and did the control record+8 and now the voice lights don't even come on, I can't adjust parameters, etc. It seems to be some sort of systemic failure at this point.