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by Aaron2
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Juno-DS.
Replies: 5
Views: 3418

Re: Roland Juno-DS.

monolith wrote:Anyway, it seems cool. Not for me, but I wouldn't be disappointed if one fell in my lap.

(Though an 88 weighted keyboard to the balls might hurt a bit)
No, it wouldn't. They're super-lightweight machines, Roland says! :lol:
by Aaron2
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Boutique
Replies: 309
Views: 96237

Re: Roland Boutique

To me, all three units appear to have the same form factor as the Microbrute: 25 mini keys in a scaled-down case. The question for me is, how are these machines in any way related to the JP8, JX-3P, or Juno-106? Will they be analog like their predecessors? Will they utilize the circuit-modeling tech...
by Aaron2
Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland JD/Xi
Replies: 187
Views: 40217

Re: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland JD/Xi

I just got my JD-Xi. I have to say that it sounds terrific. I found the machine to be very intuitive to use right out of the box. The four-part sequencer is very easy to use, and works well as a sketchpad of sorts for ideas. A couple of nits. The interface is very hard to read and see in low light, ...
by Aaron2
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 90331

Re: Yamaha Reface

In the UK the street price of the Refaces will be £289. The Mininova is £299, so not quite £100 cheaper. OK, I may have been a bit over zealous with the price difference (My Mininova was £244 from Thomann) ;) In the U.S., the street price of the Refaces is $100 more than the Mininova ($499 vs. $399).
by Aaron2
Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Triangle core VCOs
Replies: 17
Views: 6943

Re: Triangle core VCOs

I believe the Doepfer Dark Energy II uses a triangle-core VCO.
by Aaron2
Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Might Be Up To Something.
Replies: 111
Views: 32527

Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

tomorrowstops wrote:its not going to be a new/reissue synth - they'll save that for one of the big conventions. Just like everyone's said, it'll probably be an full size Oddy kit. $1999.
Probably so -- and they'll make 1,000 of each color. Hence, the limited run of 3,000.
by Aaron2
Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 90331

Re: Yamaha Reface

meatballfulton wrote:$499.99 each at Sweetwater, taking pre-orders.
Yeah, no thanks. :lol: The only one that's remotely interesting is the DX, and that's because I don't own a single FM synth. So at least it would add something to the gear I already have. The rest...no thanks.
by Aaron2
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 90331

Re: Yamaha Reface

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Yamaha brought back the PSS series.
With fewer features.
by Aaron2
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Plug-Out Synth System-1
Replies: 16
Views: 8349

Re: Roland Plug-Out Synth System-1

What does everyone (anyone) think of the Roland System-1 Plug-out Synth. I own one and at first was extremely frustrated because it only held 8 patches. Now, They improved it to 64 patches. But Is the synth worth it? Is the entire Roland Aira Series worth it? I own everything but the Voice/Vocal Un...
by Aaron2
Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: M.F.B. Dominion 1 Availability in the USA
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Re: M.F.B. Dominion 1 Availability in the USA

If you ever find one, you better buy it fast. That's the problem with MFB products. They make too few of them, and their distribution network is exceedingly small. I would buy it from Thomann.de, myself. You're probably going to get a better deal. Here's the product page: http://www.thomann.de/gb/mf...
by Aaron2
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JX-3P issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Re: Roland JX-3P issue?

The PG-200 sells these days for like $350... So a JX/PG combo for $525 isn't too shabby. ;) The clone is even cheaper. It's about $240 on Juno http://www.juno.co.uk/products/mode-machines-dt200-v2-programmer-for-roland/553430-01/ , plus shipping, so you're in for less than $300. I can also confirm ...
by Aaron2
Sun May 24, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize next?
Replies: 45
Views: 8460

Re: What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize n

I would love to see a 2-osc Polysix...but the original had only one. So that wouldn't really be a "reissue" or reproduction. Still, it would be cool. The more I think about it, a new polysynth from Korg, that retains all the analog features of the PolySix such as the filter, chord memory, and analo...
by Aaron2
Wed May 20, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize next?
Replies: 45
Views: 8460

Re: What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize n

sam wrote:A monopoly would be great....or a 2 osc polysix.
I think a Mono/Poly is totally logical and doable. I would love to see a 2-osc Polysix...but the original had only one. So that wouldn't really be a "reissue" or reproduction. Still, it would be cool.
by Aaron2
Mon May 18, 2015 4:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you really JACK without a 808
Replies: 15
Views: 2881

Re: Can you really JACK without a 808

Not to be critical, but I would've chosen a different verb.
by Aaron2
Tue May 12, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Modysix -Polysix/Poly-61 midi retrofit and feature extension
Replies: 12
Views: 6005

Re: Modysix -Polysix/Poly-61 midi retrofit and feature exten

I've been thinking about doing the mods you have there. It's pretty much analog jumping to pots. If someone were to do the CPU upgrade, then all the knobs would be savable. Not really a big deal though! It's such a simple synth anyway. How are the envelopes now that they aren't limited by those tin...