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by Swayze
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Eurorack cases
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Eurorack cases

I'm starting a modular system. Since my space is limited, I've decided to go with eurorack instead of dotcom. I also like the variety of modules available in euro and would like a little bit of everything from pittsburgh to doepfer to make noise, etc. I really like the Pittsburgh Modular Structure E...
by Swayze
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synth
Replies: 153
Views: 33106

Re: Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synth

That sweetwater demo was excellent. I'm really impressed with the sound of this synth and the amount of features they crammed into it. Might have to pick one up.
by Swayze
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Starting In Music Production - Advice Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 2804

Re: Starting In Music Production - Advice Wanted

Welcome! I would agree that a good DAW like Ableton and software is the best place to start. Also read this:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/allsynthsecrets.htm
by Swayze
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: what is a good starting synth?
Replies: 15
Views: 3230

Re: what is a good starting synth?

Yekuku suggested the exact 2 synths that I had in mind. You should be able to snag both of them for under $500 total. The Microbrute will give you a good idea of what a real analog VCO sounds like and you will have fun with the sequencer. I've never owned an SH-201 but it's a bargain these days for ...
by Swayze
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Boutique
Replies: 308
Views: 61878

Re: Roland Boutique

Seems like TR-808, TR-909, and TB-303 will be released as boutique editions as well. https://www.roland.co.uk/promos/roland_boutique/interview_1 Roland's finally starting to get it. I had a feeling they would make a mini drum line to accompany these synth modules. I hope they make a larger keyboard...
by Swayze
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf
Replies: 125
Views: 44146

Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

I just want to add that I respect Akai for trying something different right now. There are a couple things I like about this Timbre Wolf that you don't get with a traditional mono synth. Four individual voices each with their own filter. The options for playing mono/duo/poly is pretty rad. Complex s...
by Swayze
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf
Replies: 125
Views: 44146

Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Meatball, At least the Perfourmer had a decent set of controls for each voice. The Timbre Wolf has 4 very simple voices. I see what you're saying about the sequencing possibilities, that's the point I was also making. That's were this thing will shine. It's just not something I'm that interested in....
by Swayze
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Unique sounds and/or synthesis
Replies: 17
Views: 2929

Re: Unique sounds and/or synthesis

I'd swap the Moog Source out for the Liberation.

If you want something on the list with crazy arpeggiator functions, how bout the Mono/Poly?
by Swayze
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf
Replies: 125
Views: 44146

Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

My Microbrute sounds better and has more features to play with. Giving this synth 4 voices was a good idea, repeating the controls 4 times on the front panel was not. That's a huge waste of real estate. It seems this was intended for someone who doesn't know much about synthesis but enjoys tweaking ...
by Swayze
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Boutique
Replies: 308
Views: 61878

Re: Roland Boutique

That being said, at 299 for a 4 voices DSP synth, it is pretty much bang on the buck. I would have hoped for a 6 voices juno, but hey, it is Roland, they are priding themself in never getting what any musician with decent expectations would want. True, or getting very close and still somehow conven...
by Swayze
Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Boutique
Replies: 308
Views: 61878

Re: Roland Boutique

I have my eye on the JP08, just sold the CZ101 and need a replacement lap synth with a more friendly UI. This fits the bill perfectly. I'd also expect to see a larger keyboard released later where 2 modules can sit side by side. And it would be really smart if Roland released a mini version of the T...
by Swayze
Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: one line synth reviews
Replies: 139
Views: 21153

Re: one line synth reviews

Mono/Poly - You can rattle windows with the best of them, but lets see those other synths try and peel paint like you do. You sound like the future with insane arps for days. How in the h**l were you made in 1981? JX3P - Junos are for juniors, you're a lot more fun to have around. You don't sound th...
by Swayze
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best Digital Synth to Compliment Analog Setup
Replies: 39
Views: 8283

Re: Best Digital Synth to Compliment Analog Setup

JayEm wrote:
vinyl_junkie wrote:Waldorf Blojob,
where do i buy one of these?
Haha I noticed that a while ago too and forgot to comment.

It must be Waldorf's version of a breath controller :whistle:
by Swayze
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying under-priced vintage synths
Replies: 61
Views: 10947

Re: Buying under-priced vintage synths

I hear ya KBD_TRACKER

Sorry for straying from the original topic.

In that first scenario you described, I'd go for option 1 or 6.

6 would be selling the gear on Ebay for him and splitting the profits. 8-)
by Swayze
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying under-priced vintage synths
Replies: 61
Views: 10947

Re: Buying under-priced vintage synths

The guy selling the Gibson acoustic obviously doesn't need the money that bad, or he wouldn't be interested in trading it for a Banshee. :roll: If his kids are forced to eat dog food cause he lost his job, that's another story. "Mr. Music lover" was willing to piss away an antique guitar for next to...