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by clubbedtodeath
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying a hardware synth advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: Buying a hardware synth advice

Hello Good Son, The Rev2 is a poly synth capable of complex sounds, but laid reasonably straightforwardedly. That said, it's only something to approach if you are comfortable with subtractive synthesis. One of the strengths of the Rev2 is that it has an extensive modulation matrix; you can take almo...
by clubbedtodeath
Tue May 18, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Mixing Headphones
Replies: 10
Views: 5516

Re: Mixing Headphones

If you're still in the market for headphones: Sony MDR 7506s are excellent. Very clean, neutral sound and very durable. Quite comfortable too. They fold away into almost nothing, ideal for putting in bags. I've had mine for around 20 years; they're my go-to before I move over to mixing on speakers. ...
by clubbedtodeath
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...
Replies: 30
Views: 21767

Re: Slight buyer's remorse on my Jupiter 6...

Glad to see your quest for the perfect poly has come to fruition. It's very much an individual thing, isn't it? I didn't fancy the Prophet 6 at all, preferring the Rev 2 with its extensive modulation options. And I've still got the Rev2. That said, I wouldn't turn my nose up at a Prophet 10... :mrgr...
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequential Bought by Focusrite
Replies: 12
Views: 4739

Re: Sequential Bought by Focusrite

Ashe37 wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:58 pm
anyone want my real opinion?
You may proceed.
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hours of Vintage Synth Test Recordings...
Replies: 7
Views: 5040

Re: Hours of Vintage Synth Test Recordings...

You won't be surprised I went straight for the Novachord!

Beautiful tracks - thank you for sharing.
by clubbedtodeath
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet Rev 2 vs...?
Replies: 3
Views: 13978

Re: Prophet Rev 2 vs...?

Hi Ian, I have a Rev2. It is true most of the features are accessible directly from the front panel, but the reading the display is a key part of shaping sounds. If you were to use the mod matrix - using output from an LFO, say, to change the filter frequency, or modulate another LFO - then you need...
by clubbedtodeath
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Downsizing - versatile polysynth
Replies: 8
Views: 9343

Re: Downsizing - versatile polysynth

As an ex-Evolver owner, if I were to get a new poly it would likely be the Rev2 because of the similarities of the engine, plus it's bi-timbral. The only negative of the Rev2 for me is the lack of a multimode filter. There's many similarities between the Evolver and Rev2 in terms of the engine, but...
by clubbedtodeath
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: A good all purpose 70s string machine clone VSTi?
Replies: 5
Views: 6183

Re: A good all purpose 70s string machine clone VSTi?

You could try looking into G-Force's Virtual String Machine (VSM). Sound on Sound speak very highly of it:

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/gf ... ng-machine

Disclaimer: I have a Waldorf Streichfett which I like very much, so I don't have the VSM.
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet rev 2 Vs Virus ti2 polar keyboard (for Vox Humana sound)
Replies: 5
Views: 15406

Re: Prophet rev 2 Vs Virus ti2 polar keyboard (for Vox Humana sound)

Are you thinking of buying a synth based upon how well it does a 'Vox Humana'? (Vox Numana!) Forgive me, but I'm not sure that's a good idea. The Rev2 is certainly capable of it (I have one), as doubtless the Virus TI2 is, but they are very different synths. What else would you use it for? Complex p...
by clubbedtodeath
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer's clone army
Replies: 3
Views: 2257

Re: Behringer's clone army

The B*hringer mixer I had 15 years ago was c**p (YMMV). The Model D they produced recently is not - I own one. It's impressive, considering what Moog were charging for reissues but a few years before. I do have problems with their behaviour towards those who criticise them or their products. Lawsuit...
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Musicianship and electronic music
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

Re: Musicianship and electronic music

Having come from a similar musical background myself (but not retired.. quite yet!), studying/playing music at home and school meant developing technique, but also an understanding of melody, harmony, counterpoint and most importantly structure. That said, it took a long time for me to reapply what ...
by clubbedtodeath
Sun May 03, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch
Replies: 21
Views: 8209

Re: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch

Luckily my apathy's kicked in, otherwise I'd be here arguing every petty, tedious point in an equally tedious, pointless manner.
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch
Replies: 21
Views: 8209

Re: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch

I have a Korg MS-20 mini. I like it a lot for its sounds and what it can do, but the build quality is not good. The keyboard is a joke. The Korg Odyssey has the exact same keys. The size of the keys and the quality remind me of one of these: Melodica I'm quite impressed you can say that without hav...
by clubbedtodeath
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch
Replies: 21
Views: 8209

Re: Odyssey Ultravox Vienna patch

Personally I don't think it's quite so slam-dunk between the Korg and the Behringer. I have a KARP mini, and it's as a close to the original as makes no difference. The build quality is absolutely fine: it doesn't feel flimsy. I prefer the mini, as a full-size Odyssey is huge for a mono synth. The m...
by clubbedtodeath
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: my first synth
Replies: 2
Views: 3231

Re: my first synth

Seconded on the KS4. It will cover a wide array of sounds, and it's not too bad to edit either (not much menu diving). And it has built in effects. (reverb, delay, chorus, etc.)

I still have mine after many years.

Cheers