Taking the SE1X plunge!

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Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by Philly Stress » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:32 pm

So I had to sell my Moog Little Phatty a month ago. I'm slowly going to built my studio back up and one of the first thing I'm of getting is a Studio Electronic SE1x to replace my Moog LP. I Know I won't have the arpeggiator of The stage II (I had the Trubute Edition anyway) but I here so much good stuff about the Studio I'm thing it's worth the investment. Now SE told me a KEYBOARD version of the SE1x will be coming out late this year. Howeverr I' m not going to wait because it will probably be out my price range anyway. Any thoughts?
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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by johans121 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:02 am

I think the SE1X is a great sounding synth. VERY aggressive/gritty/punchy. I'm surprised that people here don't talk about them more. I personally think the SE1X is much better sounding than the Little Phatty - plus it doesn't have that ridiculous name.

Regarding the keyboard version... well, if you do most of your programming&sequencing at your computer, I'd say stick with the rack. I personally prefer expanded interfaces (keys, knobs, buttons, etc - the more the merrier), however I got a buddy who does just about everything via his computer, soooooo whatever works for you, works for you.

Also, I've seen SE1X's sell for pretty cheap on the bay lately, so I think you can't really go wrong if you have to spend your money on another synth. If something were to happen to my pro-one, I would probably replace it with the keyboard version of the SE1X (or the xfactor if that thing ever gets released).

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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by Carey M » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:04 am

Philly Stress wrote:Now SE told me a KEYBOARD version of the SE1x will be coming out late this year.
wat

I totally dig the SE-1x btw. A lot nicer than the LP, imHo, and I even like the Little Phatty name!

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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by clusterchord » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:07 am

Philly Stress wrote:Now SE told me a KEYBOARD version of the SE1x will be coming out late this year. Howeverr I' m not going to wait because it will probably be out my price range anyway. Any thoughts?
this is the best news i've heard n a long while =D> , i hope it materializes. all i can say, i fall into camp of ppl who strongly prefer the sound of SE to current moog products.

this just might be my ideal mono. if it comes out. i never opted for the rack, cause i need a keyboard for leads when gigging. i was close to picking multimoog for this purpose.
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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by Philly Stress » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:13 am

How are the filter on SE1x?/ I've heard the have been issues with stepping? Is this true?
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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by Philly Stress » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:18 am

johans121 wrote:
Regarding the keyboard version... well, if you do most of your programming&sequencing at your computer, I'd say stick with the rack. I personally prefer expanded interfaces (keys, knobs, buttons, etc - the more the merrier),

I prefer sequencing via the Akai MPC.
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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by Carey M » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:37 am

Philly Stress wrote:How are the filter on SE1x?/ I've heard the have been issues with stepping? Is this true?
The SE-1x filters are juicy! :D I had one on loan for a few weeks, can't recall any steppiness. I'm pretty sure it was the older SE-1 that had the poorly quantized filter knob.

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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by Rusty O'Hara » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:39 am

Philly Stress wrote:I've heard the have been issues with stepping? Is this true?
Carey M wrote:I'm pretty sure it was the older SE-1 that had the poorly quantized filter knob.
Like Carey said, I believe that the issue was the encoder translation for the filter, that could be fixed with an update/upgrade.

I've got a SE1-X Red Eye, mates got a SE1. I think it was only an issue with the knob, as opposed to sending midi (or vice versa). I'll try and compare next time I talk to him.

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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by otto » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:58 am

Any pictures of the keyboard version/prototype?
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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by Philly Stress » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:42 am

Rusty O'Hara wrote:
I've got a SE1-X Red Eye

How is the Red Eye different from the SE1x? Please go into detail!
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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by Philly Stress » Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:57 am

otto wrote:Any pictures of the keyboard version/prototype?
Nope. I got this piece of info from SE themselves.
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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by stikygum » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:16 am

clusterchord wrote:
Philly Stress wrote:Now SE told me a KEYBOARD version of the SE1x will be coming out late this year. Howeverr I' m not going to wait because it will probably be out my price range anyway. Any thoughts?
this is the best news i've heard n a long while =D> , i hope it materializes. all i can say, i fall into camp of ppl who strongly prefer the sound of SE to current moog products.
I'm in that camp too. I won't say either Moog or Studio Electronics is better, they are just different flavours of the hign end analog. Can't go wrong with either, but I love my ATC-Xi. If they made a keyboard of that, I'd buy immediately. But SE making a keyboard version of the SE1X is great news. That will be awesome. I've now learned from buuying gear that I like keyboards better than racks, but only in the 37 key range. I don't like big keyboards because they are in fact too big to take around. I could have tons of 37 key synths, but I have to limit my 61 keyboards, of which I only have one.

I was wondering if they would ever do this and make keyboard versions. Awesome!
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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by phoenix224 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:43 pm

Philly Stress wrote:
Rusty O'Hara wrote:
I've got a SE1-X Red Eye

How is the Red Eye different from the SE1x? Please go into detail!
I just picked up the SE-1X Angel Dust from Nova Musik a couple of weeks ago. I was considering a Moog Voyager, but decided to take a chance on the SE-1X. Turns out it was the right move. The SE-1X has become the centerpiece of my studio. It's great for deep basses. I'm also getting some nice leads out of it that really cut through a mix.

The Angel Dust and Red Eye are the same, they just have different faceplates. Compared to the original SE-1X, there is a sine wave generator on Osc 2 (instead of triangle), an overdrive/distortion switch, and a couple extra banks of sounds. The sine wave is worth getting, and the overdrive is great. As of last week, Nova Musik had the Angel Dust/Red Eye on sale for $1599, which is a great deal.

BTW, there is no filter stepping on the SE-1X. Good luck!

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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by clusterchord » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:09 am

stikygum wrote: If they made a keyboard of that (ATC-Xi), I'd buy immediately.
me too, me too. :mrgreen:

i hate analog in a rack, esp mono. gimme 37 keys, and lotta knobs.. [-o<
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Re: Taking the SE1X plunge!

Post by stikygum » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:36 am

I wonder if we can get a petition together on this forum for an ATC-Xi keyboard and send it to SE. :idea: :D

It's obvious the SE-1X has been the bigger seller (or at least I would think from this key version coming), but the ATC is just Oh so sweet. To me it is truely unique. I haven't heard many other analogs sound as greasy and oozing warmth as it does.
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