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by miket156
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI MEK = modern Pro One?
Replies: 74
Views: 10881

Quote by Digital Screams: "If people could stop trying to compare the MEK to a Pro-One they would be more contented. I did this, and I never felt happy. The MEK is capable of a very wide palette of analog and digital sounds. The digital stuff through the analog filters is very nice. The analog ocila...
by miket156
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Voyager Gone, Little Phatty fading, Analog with Seq and Midi
Replies: 79
Views: 12579

JS: If you like the Moog sound, but the Phatty doesn't give you the features you posted about, consider a Moog Source. I've had one since around 1981 and bought it as a programmable replacement for my (2) Mini Moogs. I used my synths primarily for live work, and I knew that having a lead synth that ...
by miket156
Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fave vintage mono for SFX?
Replies: 24
Views: 3990

Quote by Shaft9000:

"Arp 2600 is king"

Yep, but you better have LOTS of money to get one. There's one on Craigslist for $3000.00 as we speak. More if you live in Europe.

Mike T.
by miket156
Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's the deal with these Creamware synths?
Replies: 130
Views: 24689

Quote by Bitexion: "I've seen a live recording of Edgar Winter tweaking the s**t out of his 2600 on-stage, creating effects on the fly". Yeah Edgar was quite the synth player and overall great musician back in the days BEFORE there was program memory on synths. He and his band headlined an outdoor r...
by miket156
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fave vintage mono for SFX?
Replies: 24
Views: 3990

Vintage Mono.....My Arp Odyssey Model III, although its really a Duo-phonic synth. Arp was traditionally known as "The King of White Noise" back in the old days. Great for Wind and Ocean waves rolling in. Also great for weird space sound effects. Also love my Moog Source. Nice arp and sequencer, gre...
by miket156
Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and the internet and negative GAS
Replies: 61
Views: 10715

Quoteby t.o.t.e: "GAS totally screws your priorities. I *just* bought a Crumar Performer this weekend. Problem is, that was my last bit of change for another 2 weeks. I've had to ride my bike 30 some miles in the past two days because I can't afford train fare! Holy f**k h**l...." Wow, impressive. A...
by miket156
Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG Discontinues Two Electribe Classics
Replies: 170
Views: 21931

Quote by JS Rockit: "Yeah, but I don't think these are the types who buy grooveboxes anyway. I think there is a third group... people who buy grooveboxes / electribes and jomox / elektron stuff because software is no fun and workstations don't really flow with how these musicians work". I like worki...
by miket156
Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG Discontinues Two Electribe Classics
Replies: 170
Views: 21931

Quote by Jigqz: "Maybe the groove box era is finally coming to an end. The latest offering from Roland has turned out to be not so hot with the MC-808, and Yamaha have finally pulled the plug with no new releases. Better pull out that laptop and get configuring that midi controller! Shame, i like ja...
by miket156
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Future-proof analog synths?
Replies: 70
Views: 8570

pricklyrobot: You might want to ask those same questions of a highly qualified analog synth tech. I suggest emailing Kevin Lightner. His email address is synthfool@synthfool.com. He hangs out a lot on Moogmusic.com. Great tech, has integrity, as well as spare parts. I would ask him about availabilit...
by miket156
Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rhodes vs. Digital piano
Replies: 32
Views: 5307

The characteristics of a Rhodes, as well as a Mini Moog, can never REALLY be duplicated by sample sounds because a sample is a one time snap shot at a particular velocity on an individual instrument. There are enough variables in the sound you will get at different velocities and on different instru...
by miket156
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Has the Korg Radias bombed?
Replies: 95
Views: 25571

xpander: The reference to the DX7 I made was about the need for a less expensive programmable synth (or a synth with patch recall, the dX7 wasn't all that easy to program) from what was on the market at the time. Oberheim, then the Prophet 5, then OBX, etc. I had it in the same paragraph as my refer...
by miket156
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Has the Korg Radias bombed?
Replies: 95
Views: 25571

Quote by RonP: "I am compelled to conclude the majority never go beyond a synth's presets, thus don't realize the incredible scale, scope, range, and depth of the instrument, and thus cannot comprehend the concept that Features + Depth = Price". I don't Ron, its not that simple. A few marketing cour...
by miket156
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rhodes vs. Digital piano
Replies: 32
Views: 5307

I doubt that I would buy a Rhodes off EBay. Its imperative you inspect and play the instrument before you buy it. A lot of how its going to sound and play is what model it is, how much it was used, if it was moved around alot, if it was stored in a damp basement for 15 or 20 years. The list goes on....
by miket156
Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Has the Korg Radias bombed?
Replies: 95
Views: 25571

Quote by Zarith: "I don't understand these type of comments. Why should the Radias be cheaper than a DSI KB Evolver? Because it's a VA?!? Because it's digital?" YES. VA's were invented because manufacturing RA's in the US was too expensive, especially in the early days of programmable synths. E.G., ...
by miket156
Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does analog really matter in the end
Replies: 95
Views: 21795

Quote by MarkShovel: "The big difference in the vintage analog synth is that they did not have effects, yet still sound great. The Oberheims have great tone. Many of today's synths are awash in reverb and delay. When you disable the effects, the core tone is often weak." Yep. That reminds me of an a...