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Can anyone identify this acid synth? Genaside 2

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:03 pm
by sw_hunt


Sounds Japanese to me...maybe an MS20, SH-0x or 303?

Thanks

Re: Can anyone identify this acid synth? Genaside 2

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:33 pm
by Zamise
It is very characteristic of 303, likely some sort of clone of some sort and there are many, because it sounds too clean to be an actual 303 to me. There is also some delay/echo on top of it.

Re: Can anyone identify this acid synth? Genaside 2

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:54 pm
by philip
Why the 303 is so expensive? So small box, and the price is just ridiculous, 2.5-3k

Re: Can anyone identify this acid synth? Genaside 2

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:17 pm
by ninja6485
Zamise wrote:It is very characteristic of 303, likely some sort of clone of some sort and there are many, because it sounds too clean to be an actual 303 to me. There is also some delay/echo on top of it.
It's true, there are many clones. If you keep the master volume down you can get a cleaner sound out if it than with the volume all the way up. It's not inconceivable that it's real, especially with the bubbly resonance, but who knows what clones could get a sound like that. The melody would take some clever programming on the actual device. And also who knows what it's processed with, or equalized, whether the transients have been worked on, etc. It is certianly a 303 style sound and melody though, at the very least.
philip wrote:Why the 303 is so expensive? So small box, and the price is just ridiculous, 2.5-3k
Really?

Re: Can anyone identify this acid synth? Genaside 2

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:56 pm
by Zamise
They contain biomimetic gel.

Re: Can anyone identify this acid synth? Genaside 2

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:43 am
by Solderman
I'm going with one of the clones. Good luck figuring out which one. When my 303 has this tone where accent is down, it sounds more uh, throaty, if that makes any sense. And yes the one in the clip sounds cleaner.
philip wrote:Why is the 303 is so expensive? So small a box, and the price is just ridiculous, 2.5-3k
So you can more quickly give up on the ridiculous sequencer and just let its quirks do the rest. All the clones "fix" the sequencer so you can make sensible music with it and don't quite nail the quirks. That and the original 1983 Roland parts thing. I got mine for $700. They aren't always over $1k. Marc and Alex E will say they are always overpriced.