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Post by otto » Sun May 18, 2008 7:27 pm

Mooger5 wrote:
otto wrote: Interesting but they don't really have synth controls from what I can see. This information is probably more valuable to those who could canabalize them to repair a CS-80.
I agree.
This was only to legitimate the monophonic CS line´s pedigree, but the Electones do have some sort of synthesizer controls, however far from the real time controls of the CS80.

And Eminents don´t have such controls either but that didn´t prevent them to star in three or four great synthesizer albums. :P
Well sure, organs have their place in music. I don't think you could argue that they are more or less important than synthesizers. All I'm saying is they aren't deirect replacements for CS-80's or even close. They are still preset organs albeit probably producing the sound of a CS-80 doing an organ preset. :)
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Post by Mooger5 » Sun May 18, 2008 7:57 pm

OK, just to put an end to the off-topic, which probably deserves its own thread: There´s a database with detailed descriptions on all the vintage Electones.
Seems like all that used the P.A.S.S. technology have at least one complete synth circuit per voice i.e. they don´t use the divide-down technique. In fact they´re much more complex than the average envelopeless home organs.

The person who made the discovery plays an E-70. Now here´s the "road version", the EX-2.

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Post by MrFrodo » Sun May 18, 2008 9:15 pm

These examples aren't writtne down anywhere that I know of, but I've heard both of them from Moog co-inventor, Herbert Deutsch:

"Minimoog Voyager: Back to the future."

"Opus 3 working title: Strings Organ Brass (S O B)."
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Post by OriginalJambo » Mon May 19, 2008 1:45 am

Some gems from the Teisco S-100P:
Thank you for your selection of SYNTHESISER 100P designed as pre-set type. 100P is capable of producing virtually any sound imaginable - musical instruments, wind, wave, human voices and realistic synthesizer tones - in easy operation. Read this manual carefully and try on your own experiment and create practically.
Any sound imaginable? From a preset mono synth?
Touch-effect enables delicate choking play.
Choking? Delicately? Is that not an oxymoron?
If you connect this 100P to an electric organ which you have, you will get unlimited tonal variety?
What happens if you connect it to the electric organ you don't have?
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Post by nathanscribe » Wed May 21, 2008 8:22 pm

Roland SH-09:

Sounds created in your imagination present special problems.
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Post by V301H » Wed May 21, 2008 10:15 pm

Words of wisdom from the 1973 ARP Odyssey Guide:

"Resist the temptation to merely open as many sliders as possible, as far as possible".

Yeah right! How are you going to get any strange, rude sounds?
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Post by Tchammosaur » Thu May 22, 2008 11:13 am

OriginalJambo wrote:
If you connect this 100P to an electric organ which you have, you will get unlimited tonal variety?
What happens if you connect it to the electric organ you don't have?

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Post by gryphon » Thu May 22, 2008 1:57 pm

I think the manual for one of those roland msq's says

"error may be caused by idiotic operation."

doesn't really seem like they have much faith in their customers...
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Post by shaft9000 » Thu May 22, 2008 3:32 pm

yatsuzaki wrote: "error may be caused by idiotic operation"
this should be in every manual...

...the irony being that the numbnuts that should read it never will, and said idiot will invariably show up on some online forum pestering posters with questions that could have been explained by reading the manual.
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Post by ItsMeOnly » Thu May 22, 2008 8:48 pm

from S1000 manual:
By comparison with the front panel, the rear panel is refreshingly uncomplicated, consisting
mainly of input and output connectors.
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Post by johans121 » Fri May 23, 2008 12:41 am

From the Prophet 5 Rev 3.3 user manual pg iii
Congratulations on purchasing a Prophet-5. it has already become a classic
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Post by BlackGnosis » Fri May 23, 2008 12:45 am

supermel74 wrote:This spec sheet from the Roland SH-201 tells you everything you need to know :o
I nearly peed myself laughing at this.
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Post by Alex E » Fri May 23, 2008 2:42 am

"You do have a Mirage, don't you?"

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Post by crystalmsc » Fri May 23, 2008 10:25 am

"After All, it's a Yamaha"
from Yamaha's magazine ad around 90 :)
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Post by neandrewthal » Sat May 24, 2008 7:57 am

OriginalJambo wrote: realistic synthesizer tones

I've always wanted something to give me realistic synthesizer tones. Thanks for the tip on the 100p.
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