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Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:44 pm
by Music Bird
Yamaha MX49 electric blue edition, some of the greatest sounds I've heard in a synth.

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:47 pm
by gcoudert
Roland JP-8080. Finally found a decently priced one:

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Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:05 pm
by Rasputin
It's ungentlemanly to kiss-and-tell, but I couldn't help it -- Ensoniq SQ80-m sandwiched nicely in my rack.

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Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:19 am
by AGreatWhiteBird
I got myself a Yamaha CS-01 and a Yamaha Portasound PSS-480 on the same day. And boy do they go well together.

The CS-01 is a great little analog monosynth. It's so simple, and I love the way the filter frequency and amp drag themselves around in response to the Sustain part of the envelope.

The PSS-480 couldn't be more different, but it's such a great compliment. Tons of voices, real serious control over this beautiful and unique almost-fm 2-operator feedback/modulation synth section. It just makes sounds that I love, especially when you push it to the limits. And it makes great bursts of digital noise. This is really the only synth in the PortaSound line that offers up all the parameters of the chip, not on a silver platter, but more like a DX-7 does. One parameter at a time. So I'm hoping the parameters can all be controlled via midi, because with a control surface this could be an amazing little faux-fm synth.

They can both make great bass and lead sounds, but the CS-01 does a beautiful glissando and the PSS-480 just goes the distance with its weird glassy, brassy, terrible, beautiful textures. It can be so beefy, so dirty, so smooth, crazy, demure, for how limited and weird it is, it sure is powerful.

These two synths are so great! The CS-01 was $350 at Paul's Boutique in Toronto and the PSS-480 was $50 from a friend :D

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:58 pm
by justin_havu
Got a DeepMind12 from the Bay for around $750. Amazing synth for the money.

Also got a beat-up, but fully-functional DX7 from a thrift store for around $200. The next step was to get my hands on a non-functioning unit, with a good-conditioned chassis and membrane panel, which I did, on Reverb for around $175 including shipping. Took the guts and the keybed out of the beat-up chassis, and transplanted that stuff into the much better-looking one.
Long story short, I have a DX7 in great shape, with some leftover parts, for $375.

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:27 pm
by mmp
Two Roli Seaboard blocks and an Organelle.

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:47 pm
by gcoudert
Not a new purchase as such but I have re-allocated my old trusty Yamaha 01X to the TX802 in order to use the latter's individual outputs and process them using the former's internal effects. I then send a stereo feed to the recorder.

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The odd thing is, the voices of linked tone generators on the TX802 come out of their respective mono outputs alternately in a manner somewhat similar to the voice allocation process on analogue polysynths. For example, if I play a note repeatedly on the first four generators (linked for 8-voice polyphony), notes will come out of output 1 then 2, then 3, then 4, then 1, etc. Not that it is a problem, mind you, as I can link channels likewise on the 01X and save the settings. I was expecting all notes from linked generators to come out of a single output.

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:37 pm
by madtheory
That's a great idea. The Yamaha mixers sound great. My favourite effect is the "Symphonic" which is like a chorus that doesn't modulate, but it doesn't sound like a typical micro-pitch shifter either. It's just really nice and airy/ glassy. Perfect for FM sounds :)

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:29 pm
by gcoudert
madtheory wrote:My favourite effect is the "Symphonic" [...]
I'll see if the 01X has it and I'll give it a try.

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:37 am
by pflosi
Got a second D-LFO recently

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Peterson StroboPlus HD

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:58 pm
by synthRodriguez
Got one of these for better calibration range on synth setup procedures than what I have now.

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Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:11 pm
by Dezb1
ras_claat wrote:Wow! that really does look like it's in excellent condition.

It was, but is been sold on. Apparently they don't save the sounds you program in if you switch the power off...

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:18 pm
by AdamAnt316
Dezb1 wrote:
ras_claat wrote:Wow! that really does look like it's in excellent condition.

It was, but is been sold on. Apparently they don't save the sounds you program in if you switch the power off...
That doesn't sound right. I know the later Casio SK-series samplers kept their samples in memory as long as the unit had good batteries installed (or a plugged-in wall-wart). I'd be surprised if the HT-700 didn't have internal memory which worked the same way. Of course, that may be why they included the RAM Card slot, as I know that was battery-backed.
-Adam

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:50 pm
by Mooger5
Emu VK+... nice set of Mellotron and Farfisa samples. Just the right sounds for early Berlin School :)

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:35 am
by abruzzi
Rasputin wrote:It's ungentlemanly to kiss-and-tell, but I couldn't help it -- Ensoniq SQ80-m sandwiched nicely in my rack.

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Did you build this, or buy it built?