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by Annwn
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?
Replies: 45
Views: 707

Re: Favorite Multitimbral VAs?

Interface-wise the Nords are really hard to beat for multitimbrality, the NL3 clearly being the best in the game. Another one is the Monomachine. 6 channels of VA, SID, FM with individual outputs. Only catch is each part is monophonic (unless you just want 1 tracK) and they're now prohibitively expe...
by Annwn
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1205
Views: 139970

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

If someone was serious, I'm happy to try and provide any measurements required, though I'm pretty sure they've been provided in previous threads.

I would feel uncomfortable about disassembly or sending it off though.
by Annwn
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1205
Views: 139970

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

BYO Spartanite. That's what I'm doing. sorry I don't have a spare fifty-grand to spend on a mold That is a fair estimate. I would plant my new Synthi in wood or aluminum. Who said I had a spare fifty-grand? I feel like I've said this before but I found mine on Gumtree for $100. If one didn't know t...
by Annwn
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1205
Views: 139970

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Synthis are still being made and sold... I received my Synthi Cornwall today. Wait time was approx 3 years to get from #19 to #1. I supplied my own Spartanite case. Full mods - it's a beauty! That's great news! I'm currently #11 with BYO Spartanite. Sounds like the estimate Robin gave was pretty ac...
by Annwn
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Majella Audio teases IMPLEXUS
Replies: 24
Views: 1341

Re: Majella Audio teases IMPLEXUS

Strange that this hasn't generated more interest. €1299 is a bit steep for me personally but it looks like a quality instrument.

by Annwn
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm
Replies: 198
Views: 14705

Re: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm

That's fantastic news! Completely killed my enthusiasm for it when I heard about that issue. I'm still curious how obtusely noisy this thing really is. Is it possible to do standard, mellow FM pads without copious high frequency noise on top of every patch? I like some noisiness ( I love the FB01's ...
by Annwn
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Good synth to pair with a Digitakt?
Replies: 28
Views: 763

Re: Good synth to pair with a Digitakt?

Blofeld's a good contender for compact and powerful, though when I had one I personally didn't enjoy the interface and I don't normally have a problem with well-designed menu based interfaces. The Audiothingies Micromonsta could be fun, though not multitimbral AFAIK. My favourite option however woul...
by Annwn
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer PPG.......
Replies: 63
Views: 2631

Re: Behringer PPG.......

I'm personally nostalgic for a PPG and would of course prefer Waldorf do a clone/reissue with all the original grittiness and limitations of the original. However, failing that a cheaper clone like this would definitely still pique my interest if nobody else attempts it. The big and no doubt intenti...
by Annwn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland Boutique Price Jump
Replies: 39
Views: 1704

Re: Roland Boutique Price Jump

The D-05's also another going for nearly twice the price. So glad I jumped on mine when it was on clearance! There's so much synth power in that little module beyond the naff presets.
by Annwn
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Nord Lead General Reliability
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Nord Lead General Reliability

Or.. good luck. It could have failed a lot sooner! True, or it could have happened before I bought it and I would never have known about it because I wouldn't have bought it. :lol: Interesting about DSI. They've always been great with aftermarket support. I've found Elektron really useful too. Whic...
by Annwn
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Nord Lead General Reliability
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Nord Lead General Reliability

Cool, thanks for that. The power board was our main suspect and the tech did find some dry solder joints but nothing else. The only other mention I found of this problem was a Reddit thread where someone was given a free NL2 with corrosion all over the board. I just read about that golden era of cra...
by Annwn
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Nord Lead General Reliability
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Nord Lead General Reliability

Had a disaster with my favourite workhorse recently. My Nord Lead 2 had developed odd behaviour where it would sporadically fail to boot up properly. After troubleshooting a few common Nord quirks and still not having any luck (OS can get jammed if sending MIDI while booting up etc.) I took it in to...
by Annwn
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Yamaha drops machine-learning driven FM patch morphing on the MODX/Montage!
Replies: 16
Views: 962

Re: Yamaha drops machine-learning driven FM patch morphing on the MODX/Montage!

dubonaire wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:00 pm
I can't watch that. It's like being assaulted by a door to door vacuum cleaner salesman.
You think this guy is bad? You should subject yourself to a Doctor Mix video. :zombie:
by Annwn
Sat May 16, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Harmoniums
Replies: 28
Views: 1127

Re: Harmoniums

There is always the 22 Shruti harmonium which attempts to resolve the constraints of the equal-tempered western harmonium. Could be a lot of fun! But probably at the top end of what most people would be comfortable paying for a harmonium.

http://www.22shruti.com/22shrutiharmonium_order.asp
by Annwn
Fri May 15, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pre-built Yocto v1 Thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Pre-built Yocto v1 Thoughts?

Great, thanks folks. I'm aware the 808 is pretty cliche by now but I'd prefer a more straight-up approach than all the bells and whistles of the other clones out there. So the Yocto V1 does sound like it should tick the box. Funny you mention the Nord Drum h4ndcrafted, I'm currently using my NL2 for...
by Annwn
Fri May 15, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pre-built Yocto v1 Thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Pre-built Yocto v1 Thoughts?

Not being DIY inclined, I'ver never really paid much attention to these. However one has come up for sale 2nd hand and pre-built and my curiosity was piqued. Aside from the obvious problem of reliability relying on the competency of the builder, is there anything else to be aware of before I jump on...
by Annwn
Sun May 10, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1205
Views: 139970

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

Portabella wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 10:47 am
Annwn wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 7:00 am
BYO Spartanite. That's what I'm doing.
sorry I don't have a spare fifty-grand to spend on a mold
Originals are still around with a bit of luck and persistence. As mentioned further back, I found my Spartanite on Gumtree for $100. Fortunately it was misspelt as Spartinite.
by Annwn
Sun May 10, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: EMS Synthi waiting list
Replies: 1205
Views: 139970

Re: EMS Synthi waiting list

BYO Spartanite. That's what I'm doing.
by Annwn
Fri May 08, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm
Replies: 198
Views: 14705

Re: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm

Great news! Thanks for sharing. That retrigger problem really turned me off as 12 voice FM pads/drones was exactly my plan.
by Annwn
Tue May 05, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm
Replies: 198
Views: 14705

Re: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm

Great to hear, thanks for that.

I'm not sure what all the chiptune hangup is about. Seems like someone not buying a Moog modular because they're afraid it's just going to churn out Bach preludes.
by Annwn
Mon May 04, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Computer Music Journal V1 #4 LSI-11 Alles synth 1977 pdf
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Computer Music Journal V1 #4 LSI-11 Alles synth 1977 pdf

Check her cd's: Obsolete Systems and The Expanding Universe. I think they have some of the Alles. They also have the Buchla, EML, Bell Labs... Yep, see above. Can also confirm that "Improvisation on a "Concerto Generator"" is all Alles. http://retiary.org/ls/obsolete_systems/index.html Now with the...
by Annwn
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm
Replies: 198
Views: 14705

Re: Twisted Electrons MEGAfm

Actually, no. I was mainly interested in it because of the interface. I received mine last night and I can confirm that it is super noisy. Definitely stronger than I was expecting. Interesting. I've been in the same boat and was enamoured by the interface, with the grunge being an added bonus. Hear...
by Annwn
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Computer Music Journal V1 #4 LSI-11 Alles synth 1977 pdf
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Computer Music Journal V1 #4 LSI-11 Alles synth 1977 pdf

Apart from this?



Otherwise, I don't have the CD liner notes handy but her Obsolete Systems album has some very sonically similar material in there. Absolutely incredible stuff.
by Annwn
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Kali Malone Modular Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Kali Malone Modular Setup

This isn't with her Euro modular system but with a Buchla 200 system. Very keen to hear more of her solo modular work too.

https://stillaton.bandcamp.com/album/the-torrid-eye
by Annwn
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Kali Malone Modular Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Kali Malone Modular Setup

Nice! Thanks for reminding me of her. I had been meaning to investigate more after loving her album with Acronym.

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