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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by Cybercardinal » Thu May 06, 2010 9:21 pm

Maybe you should add Roland HPD-15 & HPD-10 to the list since they are quite capable drummachines

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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by valiant » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:38 am

I'm new to this forum, and still trying to locate the VSE reviews of various synths. Whereabouts are they located ?

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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by CS_TBL » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:17 pm

http://www.vintagesynth.com/

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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by valiant » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:46 pm

Thanks !

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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by AxiMaxi » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:04 am

Perhaps you could add the Crumar Trilogy and the Ensoniq SQ-1/SQ-2/SQ-1+/SQ-2+ to your list?

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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by vintagesynth » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:44 pm

AxiMaxi wrote:Perhaps you could add the Crumar Trilogy and the Ensoniq SQ-1/SQ-2/SQ-1+/SQ-2+ to your list?
Doesn't matter what is on the list. Anybody can add whatever they want if they are knowledgeable about it.

Come on people, let's get some more submissions goin' again! :D
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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by CS_TBL » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:52 pm

That's easy for you to say.. we actually need to have something to review which isn't @ VSE already, and we have to be experienced with it, to make the review a worthy read. Let alone that someone actually needs to be able to write things down in a way that makes it easy to read.

The only thing I have which is not covered here, is a VL70m, but I'm not really into that, apart from running through the presets - never ran any in-depth editor. So, I'm not going to do that.. I would if I would be an expert, but alas.. my expert synth was already covered by me ^_^.

And someone should do the VL1 too!
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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by SWAN » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:40 am

Im a bit confused how this site is VINTAGE SYNTH EXPLORER however it is being updated with plugins and things like the Akai Miniak...?

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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by vintagesynth » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:06 am

CS_TBL wrote:That's easy for you to say.. we actually need to have something to review which isn't @ VSE already, and we have to be experienced with it, to make the review a worthy read. Let alone that someone actually needs to be able to write things down in a way that makes it easy to read.

The only thing I have which is not covered here, is a VL70m, but I'm not really into that, apart from running through the presets - never ran any in-depth editor. So, I'm not going to do that.. I would if I would be an expert, but alas.. my expert synth was already covered by me ^_^.

And someone should do the VL1 too!
But you're only 1 more submission away from being a VSE Review Team member ;)
SWAN wrote:Im a bit confused how this site is VINTAGE SYNTH EXPLORER however it is being updated with plugins and things like the Akai Miniak...?
From the home page:
This has grown to include modern digital and analog emulators, software synths, plug-ins, and other new types of synthesizers and samplers.
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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by EmptySet » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:07 am

vintagesynth wrote: But you're only 1 more submission away from being a VSE Review Team member ;)
I'm curious… I did make enough submissions to be a "review team member" and indeed I got the badge. But now it's reverted to the badge I had prior. What gives?

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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by vintagesynth » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:25 am

EmptySet wrote:
vintagesynth wrote: But you're only 1 more submission away from being a VSE Review Team member ;)
I'm curious… I did make enough submissions to be a "review team member" and indeed I got the badge. But now it's reverted to the badge I had prior. What gives?
Did you donate to VSE since? Maybe that switched the rank.
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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by MIDI_Thru_Kid » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:03 pm

I personally would REALLY like to write out reviews for the Yamaha RX Drum machines. All of them. :D

They are SOO underrated, and there is hardly and information on them at all, anywhere. I feel it's time for them to be learned about.

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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by computron » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:58 pm

nice rx 5 review midi thru kid :thumbsup: Not much info info on the net .Thats by far the best rx5 vid I have seen as well.I picked up a rx 5 a little less then a year ago for 30 dollars and it was money well spent.love the outs!
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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by CS_TBL » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:46 am

Just a minor check up: large sample libraries (a.k.a. virtual instruments), you know, stuff from Vienna, EWQL.. is there a place for that here too?

Some thoughts:
- orchestral stuff usually has little to do with vintage synths, or at least what people see as vintage in this place.
- nonetheless, orchestral sounds are/were present in ROMplers and early samplers, it's just that today's libs are 10000 times bigger, but the concept is the same.
- there's nothing of the likes yet at VSE, for a reason?
- it's never been hardware (unless you see the computer it runs on as hardware, which it technically is.. but .. ahwell.. you know.. :P), while other softsynths here tend to have a connection to something vintage of some sorts (Arturia etc.)
- ..meaning a possible shift towards KVR :lol:
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Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Post by vintagesynth » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:24 pm

CS_TBL wrote:Just a minor check up: large sample libraries (a.k.a. virtual instruments), you know, stuff from Vienna, EWQL.. is there a place for that here too?

Some thoughts:
- orchestral stuff usually has little to do with vintage synths, or at least what people see as vintage in this place.
- nonetheless, orchestral sounds are/were present in ROMplers and early samplers, it's just that today's libs are 10000 times bigger, but the concept is the same.
- there's nothing of the likes yet at VSE, for a reason?
- it's never been hardware (unless you see the computer it runs on as hardware, which it technically is.. but .. ahwell.. you know.. :P), while other softsynths here tend to have a connection to something vintage of some sorts (Arturia etc.)
- ..meaning a possible shift towards KVR :lol:
No sample libraries. That is a whole 'nuther can of worms... This should be about instruments (hardware or software). 8-)

By the way, I'd love to see some folks here add some more reviews...A couple of you are only 1 review away from earning that VSE Review Team rank here on the forums :) Anyway, we are rolling out four new additions to the site in the next day or so too!
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