Dear Synthy Santa

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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by polar69 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:55 pm

Dear Synthy Santa

I would like my wife to have a pain free christmas.

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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by Syn303 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:28 pm

Just this will do...

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... that is all i ask for!
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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by Synthaholic » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:34 pm

Syn303 wrote:Just this will do...

Image

... that is all i ask for!
Hey, I saw it first! :o

(little Synthmas shopping rage going on...) :)
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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by tekkentool » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:09 am

polar69 wrote:Dear Synthy Santa

I would like my wife to have a pain free christmas.
with you around that's an impossibility

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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by StepLogik » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:20 am

I've heard that Santa's elves are lousy at soldering so those of you asking for equipment should check for cold solder joints.

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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by tekkentool » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:04 am

StepLogik wrote:I've heard that Santa's elves are lousy at soldering so those of you asking for equipment should check for cold solder joints.
has anyone ever bought some solder, and then found out that the solder company had put non conductive solder in the normal packaging? took days to fix that guitar.

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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by Synthaholic » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:13 pm

tekkentool wrote:
StepLogik wrote:has anyone ever bought some solder, and then found out that the solder company had put non conductive solder in the normal packaging? took days to fix that guitar.
I've never heard of non-conductive solder... solder is metal, metal conducts electricity. Wouldn't it have not looked like normal solder?
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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by Duncanperson » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:06 am

been thinking about this for a while...
If I'm being realistic this would be nice... Image

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or some akg k240 headphones... but that's not directly synth related...
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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by StepLogik » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:22 am

Apparently Santa needed to save some money this year (bad economy) and is stuffing gift synths with cheap or underrated voltage regulators in the PS.

Folks, we don't want a repeat of The Great Fizmo Debacle. After you unwrap, resist temptation to plug-in and get those regulators fixed by your favorite synth tech!

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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by stikygum » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:24 am

polar69 wrote:Dear Synthy Santa

I would like my wife to have a pain free christmas.
Is this somehow related to your avatar? :?

Just kidding. (or am I)



... I think my wish list is for Future Retro XSories. I guess I'm curious to see if Jared will surprise me again like he did with the XS.
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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by Ghost of Crow » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:30 am

StepLogik wrote:Apparently Santa needed to save some money this year (bad economy) and is stuffing gift synths with cheap or underrated voltage regulators in the PS.

Folks, we don't want a repeat of The Great Fizmo Debacle. After you unwrap, resist temptation to plug-in and get those regulators fixed by your favorite synth tech!
Not to start a rumour, I am convinced that its ONLY American electricity that causes this fault. Never suffered it or heard of it over here. :|
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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:11 pm

Did everyone get what they wanted from Synthy Santa?

Merry Xmas!

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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by crystalmsc » Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:40 pm

Phollop Willing PA wrote:Did everyone get what they wanted from Synthy Santa?

Merry Xmas!

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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by factual35 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:48 pm

Synth Santa brought me a blue Micron, to replace my old red one that met with disaster at the hands of a variable voltage powersupply. :cry:

It really is a beautiful thing though, much nicer on the eyes than the original coloration.

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Re: Dear Synthy Santa

Post by code green » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:32 am

I asked nothing of Synthy Santa, and he delivered. However, the original post and follow-ups reminded me of a flight of fancy I had a couple of weeks ago when I played with a Simmons SDS1000 I found in a junk/antique store for $20. I have the model without MIDI, so I used CV out from various sources on my 2600 to trigger the various drums in the kit. I started thinking, not for the first time, about the 2600 as the potential epicenter of sound processing in my studio and its vast potential for interconnectivity--a flight of fancy that ended with me contemplating building a case that essentially combines the 2600 with my mono desktop evolver and a good CV/gate converter...to create Der Überzoundmangler. My thinking is that the DEVO could act as the BPM brains for the 2600, and all the rest of the interconnectivity between the two synths in with respect to external sources, well, you can guess at if you know the two synths.

I have yet to subject this plan to serious scrutiny, and would not post here--knowing that it's potentially retarded in ways I can foresee and others I can't--except that I'm schnockered and it's Christmas. And I guess my Synthy Santa wish is for things like this to actually turn out to be the good ideas they seem at the time.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

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