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Post by crystalmsc » Wed May 16, 2007 11:57 am

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Post by chamomileshark » Wed May 16, 2007 6:51 pm

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Wiard 300 Series. Also the blue version of the 1200 series.

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Post by calyx93 » Thu May 17, 2007 2:36 am

crystalmsc wrote:Image
ooh! what's that?
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Post by KLAXON » Thu May 17, 2007 2:52 am

calyx93 wrote:ooh! what's that?
Looking at the LED matrix, I would guess that it is a midibox of some sort, probably the sid.

@chamomileshark, thats a good one. I surprised nobody mentioned it sooner. The 300 series is the first thing that I think of when I think blue synths. :)
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Post by MrFrodo » Thu May 17, 2007 3:01 am

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That Novation does look damn good tome, come to think of it.

Can't someone post pictures of the OB-Xa, OB-SX, OB-8, DX, DMX, Xpander and/or Matrix 12? They may not be "true blue," but they look it from a distance. The pinstripes seem to blur, as the looker backs away from it.
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Post by Z » Thu May 17, 2007 4:12 am

There's not much blue on the Matrix 12. I can shoot my M-12 & OB-Xa tomorrow, but someone will need to tell me how to add photos to my posts. I'm such a nube!
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Post by nathanscribe » Thu May 17, 2007 9:46 am

Now back in production and cheap to boot:

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Post by chamomileshark » Thu May 17, 2007 8:37 pm

hmm..interesting, the Wiard 300 series is also back in production (well it never entirely went away) so it seems blue is the new..er..blue?

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Post by Micke » Thu May 17, 2007 9:34 pm

What about Pat Gleeson's Emu Blue-box!

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Post by Z » Thu May 17, 2007 10:23 pm

Can't someone post pictures of the OB-Xa, OB-SX, OB-8, DX, DMX, Xpander and/or Matrix 12? They may not be "true blue," but they look it from a distance. The pinstripes seem to blur, as the looker backs away from it.
Photos of M-12 & OB-Xa by request. I went ahead and included my SCI VS since it also has some blue.
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Post by felis » Thu May 17, 2007 10:31 pm

I looked all over for a big pic, worthy of the EX5 heritage, but all i could find was this dinky little pic:

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Post by felis » Thu May 17, 2007 10:32 pm

Hey! How come it changed the word 'dinky'? Is that supposed to mean something?

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Post by felis » Thu May 17, 2007 10:33 pm

Maybe I should have called it a 'little' pic? :lol:

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