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by SeventhStar
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths with both keys and step sequencers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2581

Re: Synths with both keys and step sequencers?

"Step sequencing is the antithesis of expressive musicianship. It's quantized, digital, robotic and precise. It's literally perfect, the logical conclusion of the geometric, Platonic ideal of electronic music." With step sequencing, timing and note duration is set by the synth (the machine's setting...
by SeventhStar
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks
Replies: 860
Views: 270679

Re: Video clips from "classic" movies featuring electr

I've been listening a lot to Rick Wakeman's synthesizer score for the 1981 horror flick The Burning lately and I really dig it. From what I understand the A-side of the original LP contains variations of the music heard in the film while the B-side contains the actual underscore. I haven't seen the...
by SeventhStar
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths with both keys and step sequencers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2581

Re: Synths with both keys and step sequencers?

Prophet 6 Modulus 001, 002, 008 SCI Max, MultiTrack, SixTrack, Pro 600, T8 Of the Sequential synths, only the Pro One and Prophet 6, have step sequencers. There is, the Pro 2, but that falls under the DSI brand. Sequential Multi-Trak, Six-Trak, Max, Prophet 600 and T8 all have real time sequencers,...
by SeventhStar
Fri May 08, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 44014

Re: Prophet 6

Why does he need a synth for that? sounds just like an electric guitar, which is his main instrument, afterall I find it hard to imagine Iommi shredding on a keytar, the man is responsible for some of the best guitar riffs mankind has ever heard. :lol: Just because.. He could trick people into thin...
by SeventhStar
Tue May 05, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Mac USB3 compatible MIDI Interfaces?
Replies: 13
Views: 11548

Re: Mac USB3 compatible MIDI Interfaces?

Upgrade : as far as i figured out, the good, old Emagic AMT-8 runs proper under USB 3.0 and even OSX 10.10 Yosemite Solved : If the generic Apple driver doesnt work for you, go to the Apple Support Website and download the Unitor Family-Driver 2.5. What follows is a little handcraft to get it insta...
by SeventhStar
Tue May 05, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 44014

Re: Prophet 6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pUYAZ-gmEo Monophonic Demo = :ugeek: Check out the new "Tony Iommi Black Sabbath" Patch at 2:32. Tony needs to use the Prophet 6 on one of his upcoming albums! Heavy Metal VCO Synths!! Notice the screenshot 666 Patch number... Dave Smith is an awesome synth designer...
by SeventhStar
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why can't they build them like this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1720

Re: Why can't they build them like this?

How about this vintage analog computer, Digital Equipment Corporation's PDP-1: That's a digital computer though. Analogue computers are a different beast. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_computer TTL based arcade games are digital too. I stand corrected on the PDP-1. My mistake. I just know it ...
by SeventhStar
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why can't they build them like this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1720

Re: Why can't they build them like this?

How about this vintage analog computer, Digital Equipment Corporation's PDP-1: http://www.aes.org/aeshc/docs/recording.technology.history/images5/PDRM0415.jpg PDP-1 was also first produced in 1959, like the computer in the original post. Only cost $120,000 ($967,925 in today's dollars). PDP-1 ran th...
by SeventhStar
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 44014

Re: Prophet 6

if I'm going to pay more than $2000 for something, I tend to like it to be something that will appreciate in value over time (the same reason I'm driving a 1971 Volkswagen instead of a 199x Buick now.) Granted, it's not new and under warranty, but I can live with that. I agree, the same reason I'm ...
by SeventhStar
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg to release ARP Odyssey
Replies: 766
Views: 97187

Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Really? I thought they were trying to make a completely new design and it was just a coincidence that it happened to have the same name as a synth that already existed? Everybody knows that if they were not trying to make a new synth, they would have just made it at the same size, and with the same...
by SeventhStar
Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 44014

Re: Prophet 6

Man. I've committed to purchasing a Jupiter-6, so I won't actually be getting this on release or probably for a while after, but damn if it doesn't keep tempting me... Isn't that J6 going to cost more money than the P6? Or are you getting another synth that needs work, like your P600 did? Did you e...
by SeventhStar
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 44014

Re: Prophet 6

P6 with Dave in new office. Mostly talk on features and capabilities. Still another 2 months of tweaking to go before release:

by SeventhStar
Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: how to vintage your synth
Replies: 46
Views: 4531

Re: how to vintage your synth

I have to admit, parts of this video did make me laugh.. More than a few actually.. He is purely focusing on the "vintage is cool, because the instrument has been ridden hard and put up wet" aspect, which is not necessarily a desirable characteristic to all vintage synth geeks. I don't know if even ...
by SeventhStar
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 157
Views: 72595

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

I've always loved the meaty bassline in John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13 theme: Micke, I could hang out with you.. You can't get any more beefy and organic sounding than the bass in that theme! The video below has visuals from the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYEK54SGE_A&list=FLnsM...
by SeventhStar
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks
Replies: 860
Views: 270679

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

I finally received the Shock Waves CD and I can hardly stop listening to it. Richard Einhorn's dark and brooding synth-score is simply awesome. I recently re-watched the film and as far as I can tell, about 70-75% of the music iappears on the soundtrack album Also, some versions on the CD are not h...