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by Walter Ego
Thu May 11, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I have a soft spot for...
Replies: 33
Views: 6675

Re: I have a soft spot for...

All things Casio. I have three CZ-101s, now, so I just need one more. I have a CZ-5000 and an RZ-1. I even have the TB-1 MIDI thru box. There's just something about that drab color scheme and framed rectangular LCD screen that has become a part of me. And then there's the toys...MT-68, CT-410V, SK-1...
by Walter Ego
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Gear used by Atom
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Gear used by Atom

I just got a reissue/remaster of Lassigue Bendthaus: Matter. It's a double cd with some extra mixes released recently by Mecanica Records. It's an EBM classic. Anyhow, he lists gear used on the cd as: Matrix 1000, Prodigy, VZ-10 (I think), RX-5 and QX-5. Is that really all he used to make that massi...
by Walter Ego
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novation Peak
Replies: 14
Views: 6865

Re: Novation Peak

Why would it not be a true 12-voice? :? Oh right. My badsies. I think I was thinking about the second oscillator, not the voice count. Point taken. Still, it doesn't feel like an outrageous price to me. I don't know if I would be able to afford one for some time, but I don't find that price too hig...
by Walter Ego
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novation Peak
Replies: 14
Views: 6865

Re: Novation Peak

24 mHz sampling is a fantastic idea, it should be alias free even with heavy audio rate modulations. 8 voices from just FPGAs is testament to how far that technology has come since it emerged 35 years ago. Yes, but not when it's priced as high or higher than analog synths with similar or higher voi...
by Walter Ego
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novation Peak
Replies: 14
Views: 6865

Re: Novation Peak

And the Poly war has finally begun. Looks very promising.

And to think, it probably all started with the lowly Gakken.
by Walter Ego
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly
Replies: 20
Views: 4672

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

AnalogKid wrote:If this new Quantum is anything like the Q regarding sounds and features, I may have to use next year's tax return to buy a Quantum.
Aesthetically, it's also quite reminiscent of the Wave. A nice reminder of its pedigree.
by Walter Ego
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly
Replies: 20
Views: 4672

Re: Waldorf Quantum - new 8 voice hybrid poly

It seems like the ideal hybrid. Really powerful synthesis possibilities; can do traditional subtractive or digital wavestation style. But it also has a sampling input for granular synthesis. I think it represents the state of the art. For all those people who were clamoring for something new, I thin...
by Walter Ego
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is your go to tone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: What is your go to tone?

PWM bass is something I usually use to put new synths through their paces. Nothing like that punchy metallic tone...
by Walter Ego
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tats Is Leaving Korg ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Re: Tats Is Leaving Korg ...

Percivale wrote:Which instrument did you think was his peak at Korg - Minilogue?
Maybe Monologue, actually. Even though it is quite diminutive, it has features the Mini doesn't, if I'm not mistaken. Still thinking of getting one myself--I'm more tempted by it than by the Mini.
by Walter Ego
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tats Is Leaving Korg ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Re: Tats Is Leaving Korg ...

Now that my massive man-crush is stepping down from Korg, does it mean goodbye to the Volca? (I like that he explained the name finally--makes sense) The two most recent modules are pretty cool. My wife bought me the FM and the Kick this year and they're both great. I hope there's someone to carry t...
by Walter Ego
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 71
Views: 37965

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

Fun thread! =D> 1) The synth that made you want to play music: Probably DX-7 and MS-20. Why? Because everyone cool I was listening to in the late 90s had an MS-20. And Covenant rocks a DX-7 all over the place. 2) Your first synth: Poly-800, baby. Still have it, now modded. 3) The synth that has surp...
by Walter Ego
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MANTHER, MR. Q, and...??
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: MANTHER, MR. Q, and...??

Looks like I biffed up the names...Manther, Mr. D, and BPF.
by Walter Ego
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MANTHER, MR. Q, and...??
Replies: 6
Views: 576

MANTHER, MR. Q, and...??

An intriguing trio. Mono, Wavetable with analog components, and Drums. Korg could have beat them (whoever they are) to the punch. Looks in line with SH-101 and MC-202 style-wise. Photo being shared on FB: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16142671_10207717351987641_836711548643037256_n...
by Walter Ego
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NAMM 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 5901

Re: NAMM 2017

Gearslutz's electonic music forum is actually a comedy forum :lol: So very, very true. I often find it provides hours of entertainment. Unfortunately, it's becoming a magnet for CEOs and company reps; paradoxically, it's one of the first places that synth news breaks. So I take the absurd with the ...
by Walter Ego
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: triggering modular from different sound sources
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

Re: triggering modular from different sound sources

muhammed wrote:in conclusion I am master clock and my modular is slave
This is a little OT, but I think this is one of the greatest sentences I have read in years. So profound.