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by ThisDudeAbides
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths
Replies: 145
Views: 4612

Re: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths

Nice patches, sir ruff. I like a lot of the keys/strings in there. Very interesting naming conventions, haha.
by ThisDudeAbides
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths
Replies: 145
Views: 4612

Re: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths

yeah, it seems odd that a studio would drop the equivalent of $10,000 in today's dollars to listen to chimes, bells, calliope and weird electric piano/hi-passed strings combos. It seems like you see this weird concept in a lot of these mid 80s synths - even something like the Roland JX-10 and Alpha ...
by ThisDudeAbides
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths
Replies: 145
Views: 4612

Re: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths

Also, the Xpander/M-12 presents have to be some of the worst ever made. Worst ever made? I don't know about that. A lot of them aren't my style, but you can spring-board off of old standbys like St. Genevieve or 2001. I think they're much more representative of what's possible than what you find on...
by ThisDudeAbides
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths
Replies: 145
Views: 4612

Re: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths

i hemmed and hawed and decided to just buy an Xpander. It hurts that I paid current going rates, but 'buy once, cry once' right?
by ThisDudeAbides
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths
Replies: 145
Views: 4612

Re: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths

anything that can achieve blip in pitch with an envelope is fast enough for me. Try doing that on a JX8P/JX10 and hilarity ensues.
by ThisDudeAbides
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths
Replies: 145
Views: 4612

Re: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths

alternatively, i suppose one could just pursue other synths using the CEM3372.

I like how you get hints of that fizzy resonance here:

by ThisDudeAbides
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths
Replies: 145
Views: 4612

Re: Oberheim Xpander and modern analogue synths

Man, i've been hankering for one for a super long time, too. But yeah, at current prices, it's a tough pill to swallow. For me, it's something about the signal at higher resonance that fizzes (distortion? as someone noted above?) that i absolutely love. In the video below, it's demonstrated in the s...
by ThisDudeAbides
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer Pro-One
Replies: 352
Views: 43494

I'm sure this is answered here somewhere, but if you want an ethical Pro One right now, is a Prophet 6 in unison mode (or the Rev 2) going to give you that mood? This is the first behringer remake I'd consider buying. But ignoring price, curious what the Prophet 6 desktop in monosynth setting, or R...
by ThisDudeAbides
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

I actually had to send my module back to roland for calibration since it was so bad. I was initially only getting 1 octave of tracking before it started getting wildly out of tune. And, of course, Roland is secretive so they don't post calibration docs, so I was without my module for something like...
by ThisDudeAbides
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

are the 512 oscillator modules known to have bad tracking behavior? with pitch cv going into one input, the other oscillator is normaled to track with it, but the range switch only seems accurate for an octave or two... with pitch CV into both inputs, they are even less accurate it seems. love how ...
by ThisDudeAbides
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

are the 512 oscillator modules known to have bad tracking behavior? with pitch cv going into one input, the other oscillator is normaled to track with it, but the range switch only seems accurate for an octave or two... with pitch CV into both inputs, they are even less accurate it seems. love how ...
by ThisDudeAbides
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

Should I be mindful of oscillator levels into filter, and then filter into VCA? What I mean is, is it possible to push the mixer levels into overdrive, as well as the filter? This is what I DON'T want to do, as I am not into aggressive sounds. I've been running the oscillators into the filter with ...
by ThisDudeAbides
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

Should I be mindful of oscillator levels into filter, and then filter into VCA? What I mean is, is it possible to push the mixer levels into overdrive, as well as the filter? This is what I DON'T want to do, as I am not into aggressive sounds. I've been running the oscillators into the filter with t...
by ThisDudeAbides
Wed May 30, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

The one on the left is a lot of System 100, but what are the middle and right sided ones? Looks like a mix of 172 (phaser) 173 (gate/mult) 150 (ring mod/noise/S&H/LFO) and174 (parametric EQ). That cabinet on the right is pretty much a utility system on steroids. The left cabinet and middle look lik...
by ThisDudeAbides
Mon May 28, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

I've just gotten my 505 & 555 into the case and everything is working for me. How is the 505 sounding? How does it compare to the 521 if you have one? They've not landed here yet but I'm hoping it has that fuller sound of the original system 100. I've got the 521 as well. They're very complimentary...
by ThisDudeAbides
Sun May 27, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

n.b., I got the 555 (utility) and 505 (filter) modules yesterday and the 505 sounds pretty dope but the 555 seems to be borked. the white noise out works just fine, and the ring mod, but that's it. everything else is defective as hell. bummer! anybody else experience this? btw, i have the original ...
by ThisDudeAbides
Fri May 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

got my ship notification from sweetwater today. It's going to be a long weekend waiting.
by ThisDudeAbides
Thu May 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

Saw the new modules pop up on some Reverb stores. Three Wave Music in Jersey says their ship date is TODAY (5/25/18) so I am guessing other retailers will be shipping soon too!
by ThisDudeAbides
Tue May 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

Nice. I hope that this ship date is true. That would mean I could spend next weekend wiggling with some new modules!
by ThisDudeAbides
Tue May 22, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

Still patiently waiting for ship notification from sweetwater. Too much suspense.
by ThisDudeAbides
Wed May 02, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

Sweet. Pre-ordering the 555 and 505 now. Woop!
by ThisDudeAbides
Tue May 01, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

pricing???
by ThisDudeAbides
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

Nice. That’s two confirmed events that they’ve shown these at now. I wonder if release is imminent?
by ThisDudeAbides
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

I have all five modules from the System 500 series for my classroom. It is ridiculous how fun that synth is. I love seeing my students engaged with making sounds. I’ve been waiting for this second line of modules to appear. These are going to be a damn near instant purchase. Malekko did an amazing ...
by ThisDudeAbides
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Roland System 500
Replies: 910
Views: 108826

Oh man. Isn’t the 5 stage diode ladder filter in the SH5 similar to the one used in the system 100s 101/102 modules?

If so, what a time to be alive!

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