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by miket156
Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Prophet 8
Replies: 289
Views: 44790

Thanks for your comments Stilllearning. My original Mini was OK if left in my studio for practice and such, but it still drifted even there. But I could make a quick fine tune and it was OK. But that's the way it was back 35 years ago! The Mini Moog was the only show in town, and if you were a KB pl...
by miket156
Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: J6 vs. P'08 vs ??? - help me pick an analog poly!
Replies: 70
Views: 9242

Interesting discussion, so far. One of the things that come into play when discussing different synths is....what kind of sounds are you most interested in creating and playing, and what kind of music are you using it for? I listened to a lot of the demos of the Nord Lead when I was looking for a ne...
by miket156
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Prophet 8
Replies: 289
Views: 44790

Sometimes, I get a kick out of the comparions between different model synths by the same mfg which were made in completely different eras. New technology is a vast improvement over what was available in the early days of synth design, construction, and manufacturing. I bought an "early" Mini Moog Mo...
by miket156
Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tips for performing live with synths
Replies: 31
Views: 4397

Automatic: That's a FUNNY story about one of your early gigs, and planning on smashing TV's as part of the show! I got a laugh outta that! Hey, not to preach, but power going down and coming back up can create surges that is not good for your equipment! Keep in mind, I have some gear that is over 25...
by miket156
Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If the PO8 is a big market hit...
Replies: 48
Views: 8813

On the subject of the big 3 continuing to make romplers for the masses, the fact is consumers tend to buy "all in one" instruments, or even digital pianos that have a lot of sounds in addition to a good ole piano sound. These instruments are the "Lowery Organ" of the past in today's marketplace. Syn...
by miket156
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tips for performing live with synths
Replies: 31
Views: 4397

Automatic: I've done a fair amount of gigs at different clubs over the years, MOST of them are fine. But I have had issues with older buildings, that's why I use the outlet tester and power conditioner that shows me the line voltage. I was booked for a Penn State Football game last fall and when I s...
by miket156
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tips for performing live with synths
Replies: 31
Views: 4397

Quote by Automatic Gainsay: "Use quality power equipment. Okay, I haven't performed live with a digital synth since about 1999, but even so, I never ONCE considered the power arrangement of a venue. I always played through a surge-protecting power strip, but that's as far as I got. I never had (or h...
by miket156
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are analogues really fatter/more weighty? my "test"
Replies: 90
Views: 12109

ThinkTanx: What you say is true. People call things that they don't know names that they ARE familiar with. For YEARS, people called my keyboard "an organ" if it sounded like anything other than a piano or electric piano. So most people had TWO words in their musical instrument vocabulary. Piano and...
by miket156
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ditch them for an Alesis Ion?
Replies: 14
Views: 2240

I've owned an ION for about 3 years, and I have a Prophet 5 I bought new in 1981. The Prophet 5 may not be a fair comparison to the Prophet '08, because the '08 has analog step sequencers, AND Arps which the Prophet 5 does not have. The P5 has Poly MOD, which the '08 doesn't have, so there are diffe...
by miket156
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: work-horse synth suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 3252

Megawatt:

Congrats on your new baby! Dave Smith builds quality instruments that last. You should have it for years. My Prophet is STILL an amazing instrument. Enjoy your new rendition! :!:


Mike T.
by miket156
Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: work-horse synth suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 3252

If you have $1200.00 save a few hundred more and get a REAL work horse and a REAL analog. A Prophet '08. In a few months, the price will go down, I've read some going for $1800.00 right now. Hold off and get something worth having. I bought my Prophet 5 back in 1981, used it on the road 6 nights a w...
by miket156
Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are analogues really fatter/more weighty? my "test"
Replies: 90
Views: 12109

Quote by JSRockit:

Wait, so this is actually software vs. VA?

Yeah, which means the "test" is bogus. :roll:


Mike T.
by miket156
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 163893

Quote by Peake: "They weren't subtle to me. They're entirely different chip sets. I'd be suprised if people -couldn't- tell the difference between simple detuned saws with slow, wide filter sweeps. I would enjoy owning another P5 Rev 2 but never another 3+." Back in the late seventies, I had an OBX ...
by miket156
Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 3 Synth Rig
Replies: 182
Views: 26762

Instead of a wish list of what would be nice to have, I'll put what I use now for LIVE gigs, not studio work, and what I'd like to have. I do a OMB gig, mostly classic rock, so I use a workstation to provide backing tracks and for playing piano, Rhodes, strings, etc. I need a synth to cover the clas...
by miket156
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: opinion on the condition of used synthesizers...
Replies: 12
Views: 1955

Steplogik: I feel your pain Bro'. What Model Rev of the Prophet 5 do you have? I have a Rev 3.2 and had it serviced for the FIRST time about a year ago. A few notes weren't working, I needed to replace an OSC, and the KB bushings were absolutely worn out after 25 years of use. (I bought it new in 19...