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by Smoking_Gnu
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: SY77 vs other options.
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: SY77 vs other options.

At first it was the Tetra or Prophet 08 module, but the future prospects of the Sub37 and DIY MS20 have piqued my interest. The Oberheim SEM module also looks interesting, though I haven't heard much about it yet. Basically, I was about 2/3 of the way through a synthesizers.com entry system in the s...
by Smoking_Gnu
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: SY77 vs other options.
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

SY77 vs other options.

Hey all, I managed to acquire both a Yamaha V50 and an SY77 ($200 and $295) over the last three months. Bought the former as I thought it'd be fun to try a hardware fm synth on the cheap, and it's actually been instrumental (har) in learning FM synthesis to use in more complicated systems such as FM...
by Smoking_Gnu
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the V50?
Replies: 20
Views: 5156

Re: Thoughts on the V50?

Wow, definitely sounds better than the V50 then. Think I'll try to see if I can snag this one up. I already have a couple patches I programmed on the V50 that I'd like to transfer over - Is there any way I could easily do that? (I have Midi Quest, if that would help.)
by Smoking_Gnu
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the V50?
Replies: 20
Views: 5156

Re: Thoughts on the V50?

Erp, forgot I was talking about the DX7-S earlier, my apologies. In terms of my current pursuit, I was wondering how much of an improvement the SY77 would be over the V50, since I may be able to pick up the former for half its normal resell price.
by Smoking_Gnu
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the V50?
Replies: 20
Views: 5156

Re: Thoughts on the V50?

I was referring to the SY77:

http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/sy77.php
by Smoking_Gnu
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the V50?
Replies: 20
Views: 5156

Re: Thoughts on the V50?

A quick update: Really enjoying the V50 so far. However, I recently came upon someone selling an SY77 (with an included hard case) for $295. Given that I've seen most SY77's eBay for at least $500, and the SY77 appears to be more powerful all around, this seems like a really good deal if it's legit....
by Smoking_Gnu
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MIDI Quest 11 out now
Replies: 18
Views: 9795

Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

This is excellent. I wanted to use MQ10 with my new V50 but didn't think it was worthwhile to pay $300+ to use it for a single synth. But the new essential version with 11 is everything has everything I need for a much more reasonable price. Cheers to SoundQuest.
by Smoking_Gnu
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MIDI Quest 11 out now
Replies: 18
Views: 9795

Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

Good to see. What does "advanced editing" mean? Would the essential version not have access to editing certain parameters on a given synth?
by Smoking_Gnu
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MIDI Quest 11 out now
Replies: 18
Views: 9795

Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

What are the differences between the essentials and standard versions? (Outside of VST support.)
by Smoking_Gnu
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MIDI Quest 11 out now
Replies: 18
Views: 9795

Re: MIDI Quest 11 out now

I just got a Yamaha V50 and was interested in this when it was Version 10 but a little turned off by the price. But the Essential version looks great; I already messed around with the demo last night and was pleased with how efficiently it worked. May actually put some Christmas money into this.
by Smoking_Gnu
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the V50?
Replies: 20
Views: 5156

Re: Thoughts on the V50?

However...

A DX7-S just popped up for $300. Which would be the better deal?
by Smoking_Gnu
Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the V50?
Replies: 20
Views: 5156

Thoughts on the V50?

Hi all,

I came upon a craigslist seller offering a Yamaha V50 for $200. I have been interested in DX7-esque synths after hearing all the positive discussion surrounding them, and the V50 appears to be easier to program and with better onboard effects. Is it worth the $200?