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Post by Max Websta » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:47 am

carbon111 wrote:The P'08 and the Mini compliment each other very nicely.

I get a groove going on the Oasys, loop it, then move over to the P'08/Mini stack for pads and lead synth...
Yeah That's what I like to do with my set up. The Motif or Miko is where I start and then let the analogs take things somewhere else. I just sold my PEK and plan on getting the Prophet '08. I really love the Evolver, but I want to see how the P'08 stands up to my rev2 P5 and go from there. I figure that if I miss the sound that much, I can always pick up a MEK in the future.

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Post by crystalmsc » Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:04 am

carbon111 wrote:I get a groove going on the Oasys, loop it, then move over to the P'08/Mini stack for pads and lead synth...
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Post by Synthetica » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:38 pm

carbon111 wrote:The P'08 and the Mini compliment each other very nicely.

I get a groove going on the Oasys, loop it, then move over to the P'08/Mini stack for pads and lead synth...
This is exactly what I do but I substitute my M3 for your Oasys, my new Voyager for your Mini and my P'08 SE. Very fun, in fact this is how I will spend my entire weekend :)

Layering the Virus Ti with the P'08 is also very sweet sounding.

The Voyager, P'08 makes a great stack in my case :)

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Post by gallant steve » Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:00 am

stikygum wrote:
DIGITAL SCREAMS wrote:Check out a new prophet 08 video here >

DS 8)
The PEK and the P08..architecture, but the P08 seems to have 'That' sound to it.
there's a definite crispness and smoothness , isn't there ; must be the intended effect DS wanted with the different tweaking for the P08 chips people were talking about.

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Post by OggeOJ » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:15 pm

Is it something that ive missed, or where is the poly-mod?
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Post by steveman » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:54 am

For those of you in the UK you should know that Turnkey (Charing Cross Road) do have it on demo (stacked with a Virus KB and LP). Spent 45 mins with it this afternoon, was able to knock up some classic 80s pads and a few other bits w/o much trouble (that says something for me...).

My only beef is the scaling of the rotary encoders (same as on the Evolvers), just doesn't seem right to have to turn the filter pot about 4 times to go from one extreme to the other...

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Post by SWAN » Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:01 pm

steveman wrote:For those of you in the UK you should know that Turnkey (Charing Cross Road) do have it on demo (stacked with a Virus KB and LP). Spent 45 mins with it this afternoon, was able to knock up some classic 80s pads and a few other bits w/o much trouble (that says something for me...).

My only beef is the scaling of the rotary encoders (same as on the Evolvers), just doesn't seem right to have to turn the filter pot about 4 times to go from one extreme to the other...
yo steveman-you ever get that Minimax sorted? Or did you decide to get a P08 instead ;)

I wonder if Soundcontrol on Oxford `Street have a P08 now-Id love to check one out-but quit working at Turnkey after only a month earlier this year-cos it was a disaster area...so Id rather not go in there and have them pull sales on me.... :roll:

shame about the discount tho......

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Post by gallant steve » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:28 am

the mods prefer maindeglorie's query from another thread going here :

<<Okay, P'08 owners...
I'm really interested in buying one, and from all the demos that I've heard, it sounds like the P08 can get pretty Oberheimish, which I love. So my question is, can I replace my OBX-a with it. I know the P08 won't sound exactly like it, but if it gets close enough, then that's okay with me. I need to own less synths, so I wouldn't want to keep both. But, I will if I have too. Thanks.>>

what say the P8 owners ? this one interests me, 'cos carbon11 mentioned something about covering oberheim and yamaha cs territory with his p8.

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Post by abrokenframe » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:38 pm

i finally tried one at the sam ash on sunset. I liked the sounds and thought it was great, but those infinite pots really get to me. It was also a lot smaller than i thought it would be (witch isnt a bad thing).
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Post by maindeglorie » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:03 pm

Thanks Steve! I should have moved that yesterday.

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Post by Jack Spider » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:46 pm

Thanks Steve...
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Post by carbon111 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:34 pm

OggeOJ wrote:Is it something that ive missed, or where is the poly-mod?
"Polymod" was a buzzword for an extremely limited summed 2 X 3 modulation matrix. The P'08 has a nice dedicated true modmatrix plus quite a lot of hardwired mod destinations on it. Osc-->Filter Cutoff even has a dedicated knob on the panel! ;)

The only Modulations not available on the P'08 that you could get on the P5 was Osc-->Osc mod and Osc-->PW mod. Fortunately, on the P'08 you can use audio-rate LFOs in place of the first Osc in those examples to get the same results...the LFOs can even track the keyboard pitch if you like. So, in the end, you can replicate all your favorite P5 mod topologies though its more fun to come up with new ones IMHO.

Unlike the P5 that only had a few mod sources and destinations, the P'08 is a bit more flexible:

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...but the bottom line is that its easy to use, is intuitive, looks great and sounds wonderful! :D

Remember that the P'08 has many features the P5 does not, including a 2-pole filter mode, an extra mod envelope and a built-in analog-style sequencer to name just a few...
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Post by gallant steve » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:12 am

any more on the oberheim /yamaha cs connection ..? ;-)

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Post by carbon111 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:57 am

Go play one. ;)

Its just my personal opinion that some patches are reminiscent of the CS and Obie synths...

Tweak it, play it, love it, take it home. :twisted:
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Post by masstronaut » Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:35 am

Mod amounts as mod destinations! I hope the Evolvers get that as an OS upgrade - always seemed a bit of a missed opportunity. They should at least be CC controllable.

Sorry, don't mean to derail.

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