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by miket156
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 164376

So many people for so many years have asked Dave Smith to put out a new Prophet. It was endless. Dave had said that he wasn't interested in doing a "Retro" synth, but let's face it, as musicians we still need B&B sounds, we have to cover a lot of sounds with one board, and cover at least some classi...
by miket156
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis Ion -the love that dare not speak its name ;) ?
Replies: 43
Views: 7425

Quote by Bob-omb: "Personally I think that the Alesis Ion has got far too klicky envelopes, stiff keyboard, worthless arpeggiator and a horrible look. The effects on it are not very useful either. I've always liked the Micron better even though it's a bastard to edit sometimes. Better keyboard, bett...
by miket156
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI Prophet 8?
Replies: 54
Views: 8168

Diametro: There's nothing on their website, at all. Apparently, DSI decided to keep it under wraps until a week before they will have product to sell. Dave Bryce isn't smoking something illegal. This unoffical-official announcement sorta reminds me of how Dave handled the introduction of the Poly Ev...
by miket156
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 164376

Quote: "If enough people demanded it, I bet Dave would add multi-timbral operation via a software upgrade at some later date." Is the most popular synth ever made (the Mini Moog) Multi-timbral? Its about how you use it. You can get a lot of beef from a Prophet 5, great filter, a fair amount of modul...
by miket156
Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP ODYSSEY MK I
Replies: 25
Views: 3661

Bitexion: I wonder how much of that 1300 Euro's is TAX? I know wages are higher in most of the EU, but you folks pay an incredible % of taxes too. In the US only us working slobs get stuck with the taxes because we don't make enough to "hide" and/or invest. So the rich people get off with lower taxe...
by miket156
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP ODYSSEY MK I
Replies: 25
Views: 3661

OK Calculator:

Wow, 1300 Euro's is really HIGH! They go for about half that in the USA. If prices keep going up, I might be able to sell mine and retire!

Mike T.
by miket156
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP ODYSSEY MK I
Replies: 25
Views: 3661

The Odyssey Mk III was the last version of that ARP synth, so you should have better luck finding one too. As I mentioned in an earlier post, mine has been really reliable, as well as stable once its warned up.

Keep checking Ebay and Craiglist, you should be able to find one. :!:

Mike T.
by miket156
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth 'Personalities'... Is it just me?
Replies: 13
Views: 2181

Partial quote by Meatballfulton: "There's also the issue of component changes made over the manufacturing life of a product...maybe a part became unavailable so another was substituted either temporarily or permanently. " What I am referring too in the Prophet 5 are actual design changes. Here's a q...
by miket156
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth 'Personalities'... Is it just me?
Replies: 13
Views: 2181

Keep in mind that the Prophet 5 underwent some hardware changes as problems popped up with early models and Dave Smith was trying to rectify the problems. There is a perceivable difference in sound between the Rev 2.x Prophets and the Rev 3.x Prophets because of these hardware changes. BUT, the late...
by miket156
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: alesis ion vs micron
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

8bit9bot: I love my ION. Its a great synth that I use to recreate vintage analog sounds for my classic rock act. The Micron has some additional features that the ION does not, like reverb, and the ability to program ARPS. That's nice for drum programming. The ION has canned ARPS, which is fine with ...
by miket156
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP ODYSSEY MK I
Replies: 25
Views: 3661

As far as J-wires. AFAIK most older synths used J-Wires. It acts "sorta" like a Tine on a Rhodes piano. Just a wire that interacts with the key in the mechanical process of sounding a note. I wouldn't worry about that aspect of a synth too much. If you can't find replacement J Wires for the Odyssey ...
by miket156
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP ODYSSEY MK I
Replies: 25
Views: 3661

I've owned an Arp Odyssey Model 3 since 1981. I used it live for a short period of time (about 3 months) before I retired it to my music room. (I started gigging with just poly synths). I never had a reliability issue with it. With most any synth model, the later models have less trouble than earlie...
by miket156
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Portable synth for analogue sounds?
Replies: 19
Views: 3273

Carey: I use my sequencer all the time on the Motif ES8 to carry the show. I dedicate one or two channels (if a second one is free) to switch sounds during a song. Its a lot more convenient to have a 2nd synth ready to go. I sing and use a harmonizer live so I'm kinda busy. The Ion has been a nice a...
by miket156
Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Portable synth for analogue sounds?
Replies: 19
Views: 3273

One thing, Do you want a polyphonic synth? Don't forget about the Alesis ION. VERY tweakable, portable, and has been reliable. I have it three years. I've kept it out in my trailer over night in cold weather along with other equipment, no problems. If mono is OK, and are interested in the Moog sound...
by miket156
Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog LP VS Moog Voyager RME: I bought...
Replies: 29
Views: 4629

Mao:

Yep, can't beat then sound, on the Andy OR the Voyager. If I had money, I'd have both. But I don't. :cry:

Congrats on your new purchase!

Mike