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by gs
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now
Replies: 127
Views: 14891

Re: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now

Whatever people here may think about Behringer as company (based on past products/history), they are quickly moving up the chain of command.

We used to laugh at Casio and their cheap home keyboards; now they are a market leader in good quality stage pianos and synths.
by gs
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Saying it's live with a laptop next ....
Replies: 73
Views: 8124

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

chewy what is the difference if sequencers are playing a bunch of hardware or if your triggering clips in ableton? Same concept really, prerecorded musical parts being played back in a live environment. And what's the difference between that and using sheet music to sequence a bunch of musicians wh...
by gs
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the power of nostalgia, impulsive/compulsive, GAS, etc
Replies: 19
Views: 2128

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

I have never bought synths just because a hero of mine used one... but I have occasionally bought synths over nostalgic reasons, or because it was a synth I couldn't afford back in the day, but has become dirt cheap to buy used now... so I figured, what have I got to lose? Ended up flipping a few, a...
by gs
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JX-8P sound problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

Re: Roland JX-8P sound problem

Actually I have every chip used In the JX-8P available... At least most vintage synths can be repaired by the average person with electronics knowledge and soldering skills and schematics are easy to find. The newer stuff is made of cheap Chinese parts and mostly complete board swap/throw away when...
by gs
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JX-8P sound problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

Re: Roland JX-8P sound problem

The op-amps may need replacing (they are known to sometimes fail on these old synths).

I had a JX-10 (two JX8P's in one, w/76-note keybed) with the PG-800 programmer a while back... nice combination. I never really gelled with its filters, though.
by gs
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Good crunchy, dirty, lofi samplers
Replies: 115
Views: 30496

Re: Good crunchy, dirty, lofi samplers

Sorry for being late to this thread... Old 12-bit samplers from the 80s... I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Korg DSS-1. Consider that one too, alongside the Mirage, E-II, and Emax I. I used to own one, and it is a real beast. It is 12-bit and allows you to bit-crush down to 8-bit, 6-bit and even 4...
by gs
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: would be nice if KORG would of held onto x mass deadline!
Replies: 13
Views: 2236

Re: would be nice if KORG would of held onto x mass deadline

We're simply having a terrible Christmas time... waiting for the Korg Odyssey.

There! 2 threads with 1 stone!
by gs
Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How do you decide a synth is not for you ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2555

Re: How do you decide a synth is not for you ?

I went through a brief period (from about 2003 to 2008) flipping used gear, trying out different stuff... during a period that I wasn't particularly musically active. But once the gigs started rolling in again, I sold off a few interesting pieces... but nothing that was absolutely required for my ri...
by gs
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer to make analog polysynths !
Replies: 79
Views: 12080

Re: Behringer to make analog polysynths !

I have always wondered if Behringer products are really cheap copies of more expensive gear or maybe they are designed to look like them and have similar functionality. It will be rather strange to get away with copying for so long. I don't think anything that Behringer copies is still held by copy...
by gs
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer to make analog polysynths !
Replies: 79
Views: 12080

Re: Behringer to make analog polysynths !

the used synth market is out of control. The used ANALOG synth market is out of control. The used digital synth market is a goldmine. It has built my 3-keyboard rig (with custom sampling, modulation matrices, 13 types of physical modeling, huge library of sounds, excellent hardware)... for about $1...
by gs
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer to make analog polysynths !
Replies: 79
Views: 12080

Re: Behringer to make analog polysynths !

That would be bloody hilarious if Behringer came out with an analog poly before moog :lol: Everything old is new again... 1974: "It would be bloody hilarious if Yamaha came out with an analog poly before Moog." 1975: Yamaha CS-80 - SUCCESS 1975: Moog Polymoog - (oops! it's paraphonic, not polyphoni...
by gs
Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why KORG will never release a *real* drum machine
Replies: 30
Views: 4037

Re: Why KORG will never release a *real* drum machine

By the time Korg even though about getting into drum machines, everything was digital by then. What was their first one... I think the Korg DDD-1 from like 1986 or so. By then, even the Rolands, Yamahas, Sequentials... and yes even the mighty Linn... were all digital. Roland still had the best inter...
by gs
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 2988

Re: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?

Somewhat related to this... I was wondering if I could use a 1975 Yamaha GX-1, or a 1936 Hammond Novachord, or an 1897 Thaddeus Cahill Telharmonium... to press a key, get a sound, and then slowly fade that sound down? Now, I know FOR SURE that these are the only 3 instruments on Planet Earth where t...
by gs
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?
Replies: 44
Views: 4803

Re: When Did Synthesizers Replace Live Orchestras?

Probably in about 10 to 15 years, ALL forms of entertainment will emanate from a series of complex computer algorithms. No human intervention or involvement needed. That includes actors, technicians, gaffers, stage-hands, lighting specialists, musicians, screenplay writers, etc. The whole lot. All o...
by gs
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: That everpresent 80s Juno pad
Replies: 15
Views: 5624

Re: That everpresent 80s Juno pad

No need to drive yourself nuts, I think a lot of people think the same thing... the Juno series was an extremely popular (and affordable) polysynth for its day, so a lot of people used it. Doesn't mean that this sound can't be effectively duplicated elsewhere, and that sound may have in fact been a ...