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by synthetic88
Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modulars for beginners?
Replies: 54
Views: 9758

I'm pretty sure that MOTM and Dotcom are different sizes. Dotcom is slightly taller and wider. You can screw Dotcom modules into a MOTM rack, though you can put them next to eachoter and it won't look too bad. But the power supply is different, etc. I was trying to stress that you should pick a size...
by synthetic88
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modulars for beginners?
Replies: 54
Views: 9758

I'm not sure I like the idea of the module-of-the-month either. Having a system that doesn't make noise sounds very frustrating to me. Why not save up the money and invest in a working system from the start, then build on that. Rather than sending money to someone else. If you're really on a budget,...
by synthetic88
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modulars for beginners?
Replies: 54
Views: 9758

A few decisions to make: DIY/kits versus finished modules and size. The size standards are: 1. Moog/MoogCE/Dotcom/Club of the Knobs 2. MOTM (Synthtech)/Oakley/Modcan B 3. Eurorack (Doepfer, etc.) 4. Frac Rack (Blacet, PAIA, Analog Systems, Cwejman, Plan B, etc.) You can adapt some module sizes to fi...
by synthetic88
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: TR-909 kick drum replacements
Replies: 45
Views: 7078

If you've been looking for an excuse to get into a mini modular: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~concuss/concussor/bd99.htm I've seen them at Analogue Haven in the US, but I haven't listened to them myself. Seems like a cool box, though. They have other drum modules on their site from the CR78, 80...
by synthetic88
Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yes' 90125 Keyboards
Replies: 22
Views: 7574

I listened to 90125 today, and the synth pads in "It Can Happen" and "Hearts" sure sound like Jupiter 8 to me. I think I remember reading that Tony Kaye didn't know c**p about synths at the time and only played the Hammond parts. In fact, that was the reason he was fired from Yes the first time: Ric...
by synthetic88
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yes' 90125 Keyboards
Replies: 22
Views: 7574

My conversation with Trevor Rabin about 90125:

(Scroll to top, sorry for the weird link)

http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthread ... ost1151725
by synthetic88
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yes' 90125 Keyboards
Replies: 22
Views: 7574

I remember reading that his live setup was a pair of KX-76s, triggering off-stage racks. There was a keyboard magazine article about live rigs in the late 80s that I might still have, though it was about the Big Generator tour. I'm not sure that Tony Kaye was responsible for most of the synth tracks...
by synthetic88
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 3-tier keyboard stand - longer than 48 inches in length
Replies: 26
Views: 5422

Hey Z, can you talk a little more about the difference between the On-Stage, Pro Stack and that eBay one (Heavy Duty ASG)? Is one more sold than the other, do some have longer arms, do some have another tier for the back that you can rest a keyboard on, etc? The eBay/ASG seems to have an X-brace in ...
by synthetic88
Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Technosaurus Selector Literature Uploaded
Replies: 3
Views: 4692

Demo on the site sounds nice. That's your choir patch, no? Is it .95V/oct or 1V/oct?
by synthetic88
Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The bells!
Replies: 13
Views: 4737

If the year is 1985-88, it's a digital-sounding part and you're wondering "what synth," chances are 50/50 it's a DX7. I know it hasn't aged as gracefully as analog synths of the period, but there are still a lot of killer sounds in that unit. I still break out my TX802 from time to time for bells, h...
by synthetic88
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The bells!
Replies: 13
Views: 4737

DX7. Most likely based on the DX7 Tubular Bells preset, like the Taco Bell soundlogo.
by synthetic88
Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:51 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: WooHoo! MTron is magick! But I need iMac/Tascam advice......
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Should I just USB the sound out to the Tascam 2488 MkII?
The USB on the 2488 doesn't work that way. You can transfer WAVE files back and forth, but it doesn't turn into an audio interface. You'd need something like their FireOne or US-122L.
by synthetic88
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hot DCO Discussion!
Replies: 54
Views: 10432

I read on another forum that it's entirely analog except for, "the linear voltage to exponential current converter (the most $$$ and tricky part of a VCO) with a DAC that supplies a charging current to the cap*." So that sounds pretty analog to me. Then again, there are idiots who think that the And...
by synthetic88
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Found a nice 9 minute Moog IIIc modular video
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Cool demo. I wish people would plug in direct instead of using camera mic for these sorts of things. Even though you wouldn't hear the clack-clack of the patch cables in this case.
by synthetic88
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Good Bass Synths
Replies: 28
Views: 5131

I'm surprised that more people on here don't talk about the SE-1X. It seems like a great bass synth, especially for hip hop, and I see them go on eBay for $800. I know that some say the envelopes are slow, but I don't hear that in the demo sequences and there's apparently a one-resistor mod for it. ...