hahaahahasacredcow wrote:^th0mas, read that, please?
You own an ES-1 or 808? Ever tried very hard or used any of this forum's excelletn advice in trying to make the es-1 sound like an 808? EQ'd much? Been willing to admit that it's possible? Removed your bias against electribes resulting from your ea-1 hate and tried to look at them in the positive for reasons given by most people?
sorry when I post an opinion I usually make it mine and don't base it on "reasons given by most people".
I owned an ES-1 and an EA-1. And I tried to get a decent kick coming outta that ES-1, but any time I ended up with anything remotely fat, it would start to bleed over other samples and I'd end up with max 2 usable polyphony. Maybe my bass drum sample was too loud. Maybe I didn't run it through an outboard compressor and barely decent EQ, and most definitely I knew a lot less then than I do now. I do know one thing though, the thing sounded like balls if I wasn't going for lo-fi. I guess from what you people are saying on the forum, you can jump through enough hoops to get the thing to make a decent sound.
Now that I have a (closer approximation of a) proper set up I bet an EA-1 would actually fit in nicely if I didn't already have a microkorg for a more robust implementation of the korg VA sound (which I like, it's fun to play). Plus I was already schooled in that thread regarding envelope filters, so apparently I wasn't making the most of it when I owned it anyways.