is your analog synth alive??

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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by japan » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:20 pm

God! you'll regret it...was its name "Christine"??
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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by JJQ » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:40 pm

I like made the first reply on this thread, but my message is missing????

Does messages often disapear?

Where do they go when they vanish?

Is it like socks?

Only my Cs-50 behave controlled at all times :?:
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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by seamonkey » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:18 am

Was your Jupiter 8 watching when you replied?? kinda scary :twisted: isn't it?

Being an old fart myself I often will hit preview thinking I hit submit and go my merry way only to return to find my comment gone...brain fart perhaps?
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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by iProg » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:55 am

The Pro One is very much alive. Especially after tweaking the oscillator freqs and syncing them. Weird.

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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by JJQ » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:41 am

Yeah, its propably my old-fartiness.

Or the mini...its resently was on a one day strike.
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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by Christopher Winkels » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:43 am

My XS certainly has a mind of its own. Patch it with a few bits of feedback and it will happily play with itself for hours. It also doesn't like doing what it's told.... the knobs are really sensitive and the slightest nudge will sometimes send a patch off into weird overtone land.

Not that it's a bad thing.

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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by Sir Ruff » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:24 pm

I agree that the andy is definitely alive... too much so for my liking in fact. Beyond just going out of tune, I find the oscillators incredibly unstable e.g. warbly. The phasing between two oscillators is totally irregular. And apparently I'm the only one who can hear it!

I can hear this same behavior in other synths like the CS30 which someone else mentioned, but it's WAY more subtle. I think too much "analog" can actually be a bad thing in this case :? (actually, I have a small hunch that the warbling that I'm hearing in the andy was some attempt to create more instability, and hence "warmth")
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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by desotoslo » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:13 am

i agree that analog synths are almost like breathing animals... how do you peeps feel about certain digital hardware synths? i suppose it'd always be exactly the same, eh? or are there certain random parameters i'm not aware of? regardless, that'd be a cool thing to program into a digital synth.

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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by HideawayStudio » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:34 pm

My ARP Omni is definitely alive... oh and more likely to fill the studio with thick smoke than anything else in here... bloody pesky blue tantalum caps!! ARP what were you thinking of!!!! :?

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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by k5k » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:13 pm

my shitty 101 and 707 are fighting whenever powered up...
gotta whack the 707 to keep it in check....
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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by Neonlights84 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:00 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Yes.
All of them are...
:::looks around nervously:::
... but I can't talk about that now.
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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by Zonkout » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:22 am

Playing synthesizer while on LSD: It actually breathes. And you can shake its hand. And before you know it, you two have been carrying on a conversation for hours. And it, like, really understands where you're coming from, man.
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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by johans121 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:10 am

iProg wrote:The Pro One is very much alive. Especially after tweaking the oscillator freqs and syncing them. Weird.
Most certainly! The pro one definitely has a mind of its own sometimes, the 777 too. The modular is pretty damn stable compared to it's siblings, though.
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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by Electroluver » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:11 am

The Korg Polysix is a bit of a wild horse.

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Re: is your analog synth alive??

Post by Steve Jones » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:48 pm

I remember back in the late 80's or early 90's there was a guy here in Australia who had two Korg PS-3200 modulars, and he took an axe to one of them one night because he thought that the devil was coming out of it.
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