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by DesolationBlvd
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modern poly to complement Jupiter-8?
Replies: 13
Views: 4843

Re: Modern poly to complement Jupiter-8?

I enjoyed the Peak when i reviewed it for VSE, and I liked playing with the Prophet 12 module at NAMM and subsequently at stores. I'm still waffling over both. To throw another wrench into your works, there is also the Novation Summit..... I see the Summit is the same price as the Prophet-6 module ...
by DesolationBlvd
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modern poly to complement Jupiter-8?
Replies: 13
Views: 4843

Modern poly to complement Jupiter-8?

In the near future, I want to send my Jupiter-8 off for maintenance and to get MIDI installed. I will get one more full-featured polysynth, to tide me over while the Jupiter is out, and to complement it when it's back. My original plan was to get a Prophet-6 or OB-6 desktop, to provide a different c...
by DesolationBlvd
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey
Replies: 23
Views: 6028

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

At $1,600, I better like the feel of the keys. The MS-20 full-size kit keys weren't the best.

Otherwise, I'm saving the $1,000 and going with the module and triggering it with my DX7.
by DesolationBlvd
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Interesting Junior-106 HS-60 mod/repackage
Replies: 8
Views: 3080

Re: Interesting Junior-106 HS-60 mod/repackage

That is one of the more ridiculous things I have seen. 37 key polysynth...yuck. Looks cute, I'll give it that. I get the feeling that "little keyboard, how cute" is the sentiment that led to 49 keys becoming the new standard down from 61. cough cough DSI Prophet-6 and OB-6 keyboards cough cough Beh...
by DesolationBlvd
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 31626

Re: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

Now that Korg has made their announcement, I might as well update. I bought the ODYSSEi app they announced to tide me over, and then I saw the Gearslutz thread about the full-size reissue rumors: https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-electronic-music-production/1121415-korg-ar...
by DesolationBlvd
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 31626

Re: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

I'm glad to see my mono GAS plans have fueled yours. :twisted: I see you don't have anything Moog, though. Moog ladder + Oberheim state variable is an unbeatable combination. I would go KARP if I go OB-6, because I have a Voyager RME serving Moog duties. Oh wait, the KARP has the filter switch and t...
by DesolationBlvd
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 303932

Re: Gear Trading Thread

(item for trade was sold, removed.)
by DesolationBlvd
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Desktop vs full keyboard synths
Replies: 13
Views: 5817

Re: Desktop vs full keyboard synths

For a while, my Voyager RME fell out of favor. I couldn't figure out why, until I had the chance to compare a keyboard Voyager to the Model D reissue. No, the Model D did not curbstomp the Voyager. When I got back home, I figured it out - my Voyager RME was just too far from my fingertips to be able...
by DesolationBlvd
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 303932

Re: Gear Trading Thread

EDIT - No longer considering this trade. It was only a feeler anyway. Original trade in the spoiler. My Juno-60 (with Kenton Pro DCB) for your Prophet-600? The Juno-60 is in full working order but fair cosmetic condition. Not 100% sure on keeping it, but not 100% sure on getting rid of it. Location:...
by DesolationBlvd
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 31626

Re: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

Hmm, that's a tough one. Having just gotten my P600 set up with gligli's mod, I'm well and truly in love with it - but it's hard to imagine parting with that glorious Juno chorus. (I'd say if anything, look at ditching the Alpha Juno 2 instead - but I've only had a tiny bit of experience with that ...
by DesolationBlvd
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 31626

Re: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

After looking at OP's second post again, he already has a Juno-6 representing the Roland filter. Either DSI VCO poly would offer a voice more distinct from what he already has. As for me, I'm now also considering the Prophet-600, if the Sequential sound is what I need more than the Oberheim sound. B...
by DesolationBlvd
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommended first forays into vintage analogue synths?
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: Recommended first forays into vintage analogue synths?

Disclaimer: My avatar is merely poking fun at the mismatch between the name and the voice count of the JX-8P. :lol: to be fair, you should poke equally at the JX3P for having a mismatch in the other direction :lol: Au contraire, that's what you call a "value-add!" :D Exactly. And, 3P is explained o...
by DesolationBlvd
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 31626

Re: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

Is it okay if I hijack this thread? I'm about to have a similar question for Gear Purchase 2017. Feel free :) Thanks for giving me the go-ahead. My setup is very heavy on Roland poly, and my OB-Xa repair project a while ago was ultimately a failure, leaving me with GAS for the Oberheim or Sequentia...
by DesolationBlvd
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommended first forays into vintage analogue synths?
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: Recommended first forays into vintage analogue synths?

JX-8P does seem to be the best bet for the "big poly" sounds, the brasses, strings, and pads, within your budget. Having two envelopes, vs. only one on Alpha Juno or JX-3P, really helps articulate those sounds. It struggles with plucky sounds, but you say you're pairing it with a mono anyway, and SH...
by DesolationBlvd
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 31626

Re: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

(In particular, as nice as the multimode filter is, it suffers from the same problem a lot of later Roland analogues do in that the resonance when cranked up doesn't seem to interact with the sound so much as just lay on top of it.) That's because the JP-6's filter, along with IR3R05, is two state ...