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by polyjuno
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Januar (Juno-6)
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Januar (Juno-6)

https://soundcloud.com/kaffigass/januar This is a recent track I did on my Juno (and my RX11 drum machine.) I was going for something that would fit the cold, snowy weather outside. I'm not sure that's really what it conveys, but I'm pleased with how it sounds anyway :p (Except for the drum rhythm ...
by polyjuno
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Juno-60 vs Juno-106
Replies: 41
Views: 40283

Re: Juno-60 vs Juno-106

The envelope generators can't really change the sound character (i.e. "cold", "warm" etc.), but there will of course be a difference in how they modulate the filter (such as attack time, the envelope curves, stepping and so on). I've never had a 106 myself, so I don't know what the differences are. ...
by polyjuno
Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What I'd like in a polysynth
Replies: 52
Views: 4693

Re: What I'd like in a polysynth

Take a look at the Akai AX60. It's only a single VCO synth, but you have PWM on ALL waveforms (supersaw before the term was coined). Agressive filter with VCO modulation to VCF. 2 EGs. MIDI. Bi-timbral via keyboard split. Arpeggiator with external pulse sync. Chorus. I'll be making review video soo...
by polyjuno
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What I'd like in a polysynth
Replies: 52
Views: 4693

Re: What I'd like in a polysynth

Chroma Polaris will have zippering though. I haven't tried it myself, so of course I can't speak for its severity, but it handles the sliders exactly the same way as the Juno-106 or Prophet 600, using an ADC to collect the value and then a DAC to distribute it to the VCOs/filter/etc. The ADC used is...
by polyjuno
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What I'd like in a polysynth
Replies: 52
Views: 4693

Re: What I'd like in a polysynth

Over the years I've spent playing with synthesizers, I have quested for many things, most of which I have found. One of the things I have not yet found is a polyphonic synthesizer that behaves the way I'd like it to. What I would like: 6-8 voices. ANALOG. VCO, not DCO. Two oscillators per voice is ...
by polyjuno
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:12 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg Mono/Poly vs Crumar Spirit?
Replies: 4
Views: 4737

Re: Korg Mono/Poly vs Crumar Spirit?

I actually think the Mono/Poly / Polysix design is one of the prettiest of all vintage synth designs. Korg should have used it more at the time. The Poly-61 and the even worse Poly-800 looks like s**t in comparison. :/ But of course, by that time most synths looked pretty bad.
by polyjuno
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: OB-Xa - all EGs gone bad?
Replies: 114
Views: 13699

Re: OB-Xa - unresponsive front panel/keyboard

...find yourself a 74LS42 chip. Do NOT use a chip that has any other letters in the part number, and especially don't use one that just says 7442. Good luck. Just bought the 74LS42. Funnily enough, the 74LS42 in my top board said "74LS42N". The N just means that it is in a DIP package (as opposed t...
by polyjuno
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: The most basic, dumb question
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: The most basic, dumb question

No, these are synthesizers! They're like your DX9, just without a keyboard (they're meant to be mounted in a rack). So they do almost the opposite of what you want; they take MIDI input and produce sound.
by polyjuno
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: The most basic, dumb question
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: The most basic, dumb question

It sounds like you want some kind of sequencer as well as a MIDI controller . A sequencer is basically a device that can record patterns/sequences you play on the keyboard and play them back. That is a very simple description; most sequencers can do much more than that as well. A MIDI controller is ...
by polyjuno
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Juno-60 vs Juno-106
Replies: 41
Views: 40283

Re: Juno-60 vs Juno-106

From the 60 service manual: Master Oscillators TR58-TR62 An LC oscillator having a variable capacitance diode (D18) to which control voltages from BENDER, LFO and TUNE, - common to all VCOs, are supplied. EDIT: The CPUs (master/slave) actually have their own oscillators in all three models. The diff...
by polyjuno
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Juno-60 vs Juno-106
Replies: 41
Views: 40283

Re: Juno-60 vs Juno-106

There is another difference between the 6/60 and 106, and that is how pitch data from the tune knob, bender and LFO affects the DCOs. In the 6/60 those control voltages are used to alter the master clock's frequency. This means that the resulting pitch varies continuously, and not in steps. The 106 ...
by polyjuno
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prohpet 600 and Juno 106 question
Replies: 8
Views: 1269

Re: Prohpet 600 and Juno 106 question

The Junos are popular for their smooth pads (thanks to the chorus effect), punchy basses and percussion (very fast envelopes), two areas which are not the Prophet 600's strongest ones. I can imagine the two will complement each other quite well. :) I'm actually looking for a Prophet 600 myself. I'm ...
by polyjuno
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rush 2112 Intro Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 2146

Re: Rush 2112 Intro Sound

According to this , an ARP Odyssey was used. :) S Most of it sounds like tweaking of the filter cutoff with the filter in self oscillation. As a side note, I love how Rush used synths over the years, especially from 2112 and up to Moving Pictures, when they were mostly used for atmosphere and sound ...
by polyjuno
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Bedroom Cassette Masters 1980-89 Volume One
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Bedroom Cassette Masters 1980-89 Volume One

Awesome!

So much different stuff. Some almost naive (in a good way) little tracks and some which are very impressive. The limitations in hardware and production gives them all this special atmosphere, and as said, it's all very raw and personal. Thanks! :)
by polyjuno
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth? (Eloy - Mysterious Monolith)
Replies: 1
Views: 589

What synth? (Eloy - Mysterious Monolith)

Hi, I don't know how many who actually know anything about this band, but I've always wondered what synths were used on this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLUmum7-Krs I'm especially thinking about the sharp spacy pad heard from 5:10 and onwards. Does anyone know (or can hear :P)? I've seen a ...