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by Blairio
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?
Replies: 63
Views: 1602

Re: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?

I may have mentioned this before, but the current Audiothingies Dr. A combined reverb and delay unit has been coded to sound like FX from that era, and does it very successfully. So you don't necessarily need to search out 40 year old units to get those kind of sounds. It is well worth a listen. Bl...
by Blairio
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?
Replies: 63
Views: 1602

Re: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?

I may have mentioned this before, but the current Audiothingies Dr. A combined reverb and delay unit has been coded to sound like FX from that era, and does it very successfully. So you don't necessarily need to search out 40 year old units to get those kind of sounds. It is well worth a listen. Bl...
by Blairio
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?
Replies: 63
Views: 1602

Re: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?

It isn't about hiss, it is fundamentally about bit rate. Most digital devices even in the early 80s were 12bit DAC / ADC. That gave them a theoretically limited dynamic range and frequency response. In practice the limited frequency response was less of an issue with reverb, whereas the whole point ...
by Blairio
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?
Replies: 63
Views: 1602

Re: Favorite 80s rack mount digital reverb?

I may have mentioned this before, but the current Audiothingies Dr. A combined reverb and delay unit has been coded to sound like FX from that era, and does it very successfully. So you don't necessarily need to search out 40 year old units to get those kind of sounds. It is well worth a listen. Bla...
by Blairio
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Tube amp for Keyboard?
Replies: 32
Views: 665

Re: Tube amp for Keyboard?

I think the OP said the 3300 was no longer available. My thought would be a Roland KC550 with a valve preamp or preamp pedal in front of it, or plumbed into the fx loop. ART make some pretty smart valve preamps, like the Studio V3. I use one of these to add character to mike recordings (using an Aud...
by Blairio
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: interesting modern digital synths?
Replies: 81
Views: 4732

Re: interesting modern digital synths?

I find finally bought the Stereoping controller for my trusty Yamaha DX 11 and it really rocks. I love this synth to death, there is sth about it I can't get with any other FM synth. Even when I transfer the patches one to one (patches without the unique waveforms ofc), the DX11 always comes out on...
by Blairio
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Utility filters...
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Utility filters...

2hp filt Neat (albeit superseded by the MMF by the looks of it). What would be nice for these purposes is if they did one that was independent high pass and low pass in one module. I do like my multi mode filters though. :cloud: Blairio , are you thinking of the 101-2? Definitely a keeper. :tu: Yes...
by Blairio
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Utility filters...
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Utility filters...

Sometimes a LPG instead of—or even in addition to—a VCA can be enough to tame extreme sounds. But I also have a double filter module with HP/BP/LP modes to handle most of the taming i need. The Doepfer A-102 covers both bases ( three in fact): 12db low pass filter VCA Low Pass Gate ( combination of...
by Blairio
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Mixer module question. Two Inputs, One pot. Choices?
Replies: 14
Views: 263

Re: Mixer module question. Two Inputs, One pot. Choices?

Howabout 2 passive RYO "airtennuators" (1 per input) run into a 2HP wide unity gain mixer, such as the one from Intellijel. Take output from the mixer into your single input.
by Blairio
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: interesting modern digital synths?
Replies: 81
Views: 4732

Re: interesting modern digital synths?

On the 'Reface DX/Dtronics controller' combo. I went into my local store to buy a 0 coast, and walked out with a Reface DX. I was an early adopter if DX7's and learned how to program them from first principles. I expected the Reface DX to sound good but have a tiresome user interface. I was right ab...
by Blairio
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Can an Oberheim Matrix 12 emulate a Matrix 6/1000?
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Can an Oberheim Matrix 12 emulate a Matrix 6/1000?

It has been a long time since I used a matrix 12, but my memory was of an incredibly powerful modulation matrix, coupled with a pretty decent user interface, and very useful 12 note polyphony for splits and layers. I owned a Matrix 6R for around 5 years, and spent quite a while trying to recreate M1...
by Blairio
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Utility filters...
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: Utility filters...

I find that while most filters can do soundscaping chores, you actually need pretty powerful ones to conduct sonic surgery - such as the removal of clock noise from a BBD delay module. For instance I used an A-108 with a 48db slope to reign in my A-188-1 delay. I agree however that straight non-vc H...
by Blairio
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Best instrument to play while drunk?
Replies: 49
Views: 991

Re: Best instrument to play while drunk?

Perhaps a recorder. They sound sh*t drunk or sober.
by Blairio
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Definitive Sequential Prophet VS resource thread
Replies: 34
Views: 806

Re: The Definitive Sequential Prophet VS resource thread

There are filters on the Wavestation - 1 per voice, albeit they operate in the digital domain. They are non-resonant filters, although (from memory) a kind of resonance can be produced by employing the overdrive part of the effects section.
by Blairio
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: vecoven jx-10 vs. modern equivalents
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: vecoven jx-10 vs. modern equivalents

I definitely like the jx's ability to layer; I think I like the roland filter more than the dsi (haven't heard a jx in person but have heard most of the dsi offerings and all of the juno/ jupiters in person). Believe it or not, the D50 can also do that late roland analog sound (even though it is di...
by Blairio
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Definitive Sequential Prophet VS resource thread
Replies: 34
Views: 806

Re: The Definitive Sequential Prophet VS resource thread

No worries, I just thinking that if anyone really wanted the VS sound, but not the headaches of an old Prophet VS, a 2nd hand Wavestation might be just the ticket, and (I guess) a good deal cheaper than a Wavestate.
by Blairio
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Definitive Sequential Prophet VS resource thread
Replies: 34
Views: 806

Re: The Definitive Sequential Prophet VS resource thread

I really liked the VS when it first came out, but never bought one. Years later, I bought my first Korg Wavestation, which I understand integrated Vector Synthesis (VS) technologies into its architecture. Would a Wavestation be a reasonable substitute for a VS? From memory, some of the Wavestation ...
by Blairio
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Definitive Sequential Prophet VS resource thread
Replies: 34
Views: 806

Re: The Definitive Sequential Prophet VS resource thread

I really liked the VS when it first came out, but never bought one. Years later, I bought my first Korg Wavestation, which I understand integrated Vector Synthesis (VS) technologies into its architecture. Would a Wavestation be a reasonable substitute for a VS? From memory, some of the Wavestation p...
by Blairio
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: vecoven jx-10 vs. modern equivalents
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: vecoven jx-10 vs. modern equivalents

I always preferred the MKS80 'Super Jupiter ' over the JX10, and there are decent MKS80's kicking about for 1500 - 2000 gbp. A programmer makes such a difference when editing patches. The 'Sup-Jup' sits somewhere between the Jupiter 6 and Jupiter 8, and is really an instrument in its own right, rath...
by Blairio
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Best instrument to play while drunk?
Replies: 49
Views: 991

Re: Best instrument to play while drunk?

Ocarina tuned to a pentatonic C minor scale.

you won't even sound drunk.
by Blairio
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 1345
Views: 66165

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

The DAW I use is Cockos Reaper. One of its 'native' plugins is a sample playback module endearingly titled the

ReaSamploMatic5000 !

And its pretty good.
by Blairio
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: New cable brand makes your modular sound FAT!
Replies: 109
Views: 10489

Re: New cable brand makes your modular sound FAT!

A studio I used to do work in had their monitors hooked up to the power amps using ring-main cable, which is the stuff your house is wired with. The live, neutral and earth copper cores are solid 2.5mm cross section - not multi strand. the earth strand was disregarded. I think the cable costs around...
by Blairio
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: harvested a Hammond Organ, what am I looking at
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: harvested a Hammond Organ, what am I looking at

It's a B200 which is missing it's stand and pedal board. Your next challenge will be figuring out why it stopped working. In other words, which of the circuit boards you are planning to sell is faulty. Better to find someone who has a working B200 and offer it to them as spares, as you will need a g...
by Blairio
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Tube amp for Keyboard?
Replies: 32
Views: 665

Re: Tube amp for Keyboard?

Rotating speaker enclosures were designed to make tonewheel organs sound more like pipe or theatre organs. Over time became crucial part of the sound of electro-mechanical & electronic organs, and how they were played. The OP will need to understand something of the history of the Leslie in order to...
by Blairio
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Filters that do not cut the bass when you turn up the res
Replies: 63
Views: 2025

Re: Filters that do not cut the bass when you turn up the res

My Tiptop Z2040 keeps its lower frequencies intact when the resonance is increased, like it's Sequential forbears.

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