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by abruzzi
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now
Replies: 127
Views: 14424

Re: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now

Why are people still skeptical whenever news of a new product pops up even though in almost every single case the product has turned out to be real? Behringer will produce an Odyssey. It's not click bait. I think the skepticism is based on the timing. A month ago Behringer made a lot of noise about...
by abruzzi
Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Saying it's live with a laptop next ....
Replies: 73
Views: 7823

Re: Saying it's live with a laptop next ....

The worst thing about laptop musos is the hunched over posture. Stand up straight dodammit! A long time ago I saw Aphex Twin live. There was just a ratty old couch on the stage facing the audience, and he just lounged around on that couch for the entire show with a laptop. For all know he was brows...
by abruzzi
Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the power of nostalgia, impulsive/compulsive, GAS, etc
Replies: 19
Views: 2052

Re: the power of nostalgia, impulsive/compulsive, GAS, etc

Where I live it is all mariachi and country western. There's more accordions than synths on craigslist here. So all my purchases are not hands on. I do a bunch of research, but in the end it's a Hail Mary pass. A good example is the FS1R I just sold (I significantly prefer my TG77). It just wasn't a...
by abruzzi
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 64
Views: 46396

Re: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!

Yeah, the Wavestation screen replacement is well documented (at least the A/D model, but I think they are basically the same.). I haven't done mine yet, but I don't use it that often: http://tellun.com/wavestation/wavestation.html My K5000S backlight is fine, but the screen contrast has never been v...
by abruzzi
Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!
Replies: 64
Views: 46396

Re: KAWAI K5000 Cool Blue LCD!

I was dissembling my K5000S to get to rotary encoder--it's barely working any more. I was going to try cleaning it (and all the buttons since I'm in there) with Deoxit and see if I can get any function back. Anyway, just stumbled across this thread, and I figured what the heck, I'll give it a try. S...
by abruzzi
Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do you get over the feeling of wanting to try so many
Replies: 41
Views: 4274

Re: How do you get over the feeling of wanting to try so man

For better FM, I'd look for a TG77. They're pretty cheap, plus they have a lot of extensions to FM beyond the DX7. I like mine more than my FS1R. As far as gear addiction as a whole, it never goes away. I bought my first synth when I was 15. I'm now 42. I've had many synths, and currently have somet...