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by synthetic88
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the guitar equivalent to VSE?
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

This site is mostly boutique guitar pedals, but occasionally has good guitar stuff too. It's hosted by a good online store for hard-to-find pedal effects.

http://forums.musictoyz.com
by synthetic88
Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tears for Fears writeup in Mix
Replies: 50
Views: 18246

The "guitar part" is probably the pad I'm talking about then. They say the song was written on guitar and came from those two chords.

If memory serves, it was Peter Gabriel's Hammond organ on "Shout."
by synthetic88
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis Andromeda and the "errors"
Replies: 21
Views: 5019

I'm not surprised. If a lot of units are getting returned to the manufacturer for warranty repair, the company isn't making any money on them. So they're going to take care of problems before they get to that stage. I think any unit you buy now will be fine, the problems were over a year ago.
by synthetic88
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tears for Fears writeup in Mix
Replies: 50
Views: 18246

Tears for Fears writeup in Mix

The August '07 issue of Mix has a cool article about the recording of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" from Songs from the Big Chair. They report that the basic track consisted of: Kick: Fairlight CMI Snare: Linndrum ("pitched up" from Shout, perhaps in Fairlight?) Hat and Shakers: Linndrum LM-2 ...
by synthetic88
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis Andromeda and the "errors"
Replies: 21
Views: 5019

There's a "Process" menu that allows you to dial in just how clicky the envelopes are, from ultra-fast to slow. Unlike every other synth ever made. 8)

Be sure to have a comfortable chair when you start programming, this thing is DEEP.
by synthetic88
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis Andromeda and the "errors"
Replies: 21
Views: 5019

Get a guarantee if you're iffy on it. I can't imagine any dealer in the US that wouldn't take a unit back if it was defective. Mine has been trouble-free and making great music for years. :)
by synthetic88
Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help with Moog bass and leads
Replies: 17
Views: 6574

When I think Moog bass I think of 70s and 80s R&B. Michael Jackson (Off The Wall, Thriller), The System (Don't Disturb this Groove), Chaka Khan (I Feel for You, What 'Cha Gonna Do for Me), etc. Leads would be Yes, ELP and Jan Hammer in the 70s and early 80s. Leads have more variation than the bass s...
by synthetic88
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog LP + A6: does it makes sense?
Replies: 29
Views: 5485

Im going opposite of the popular opinion....Take the money go on vacation...master the equipment that you have...Ya sure you dont have the moog lead sound, but you have an A6...thats a powerful synthesizer with a sound of its own! Well, I've been trying to get a Moog bass sound on my A6 for 6 years...
by synthetic88
Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog LP + A6: does it makes sense?
Replies: 29
Views: 5485

If it's the Voyager you want, keep saving. I've never been successful at buying synth B when I want synth A. I end up buying synth A later and selling synth B, usually at a loss. :( I'm an Andromeda user saving for a Voyager. I even considered the RME for a while, but decided it's the Voyager I real...
by synthetic88
Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis A6 Andromeda, Now where did that come from?
Replies: 133
Views: 42959

Thanks for the oscillator sync trick, that really tightens up the sound of the bass.
by synthetic88
Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis A6 Andromeda, Now where did that come from?
Replies: 133
Views: 42959

Hi Peake, great to see you here. I've missed hearing from you. I hope your out of the woods for now with your disease. Thanks for the behind-the-music tour on the A6. ...what you think of the Andromeda's reliability I've had mine since about 2001 with no problems. Well, I did have a loose connector ...
by synthetic88
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Andromeda or Jupiter
Replies: 57
Views: 16108

I have a Super Jupiter (Rev 5) and an Andromeda, and use them for different things. The Jupiter is always a bit retro-sounding, maybe because it doesn't have as many programming options to add in interesting subtleties. It always sounds 1986 to me, which is not good or bad just not as vesitle as the...
by synthetic88
Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Whos got The Maddest the Baddest Modulation?
Replies: 43
Views: 8013

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If you're really into modulation....
by synthetic88
Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Whos got The Maddest the Baddest Modulation?
Replies: 43
Views: 8013

Andromeda has so many mod sources, it's 5 years later and I haven't tried half the items in the source menu. Or the mod matrix.
by synthetic88
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: David Frank instrumental clips
Replies: 10
Views: 2485

Cool, I thought I saw a dbx 160. Those are cool. I see them on film mixes all the time, sub bass synthesizer. Did anyone else catch the mistake in the notation? :) (Hint, compare bar 3 with bar 1.) Such a wild, cool bass line. You could post some of that stuff on Flickr, but I'm not sure about the c...