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by tim gueguen
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Canadian Heads Up: Volca Modular Cheap at L&M.
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Canadian Heads Up: Volca Modular Cheap at L&M.

I was checking out the Long and McQuade website tonight trying to find their Monster Days flyer. I did stumble across the fact that the Volca Modular is currently on sale. It's listed at 159 bucks, 120 bucks off the regular price. I wonder if they didn't buy a bunch of these, but they're not selling.
by tim gueguen
Mon May 25, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7137
Views: 571591

Re: What new booty did you buy?

There's something very off brand '80s looking about that thing. For example the sliders and markings look like something from a Realistic product.
by tim gueguen
Fri May 22, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Small standalone effects box?
Replies: 16
Views: 672

Re: Small standalone effects box?

A lot of synth folks like the Zoom MS70CDR multieffects stompbox these days. It will even run on a pair of AA batteries.
by tim gueguen
Thu May 07, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Florian Schneider R.I.P.
Replies: 33
Views: 997

Re: Florian Schneider R.I.P.

In case anyone hasn't read one of the obits the cause of death was cancer. I never knowingly heard Kraftwerk until sometime in the '90s. I say knowingly because I got a surprise when I first listened to The Man Machine. It turned out what was then CBC Saskatoon had used looped bits of "Spacelab" and...
by tim gueguen
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7137
Views: 571591

Re: What new booty did you buy?

Antibiotic pills for my bunged up middle finger. It's hard to play guitar or keys if one finger hurts every time you use it.
by tim gueguen
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: stoopid thrunken dread...
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: stoopid thrunken dread...

Joke's on you. The song "Maniac" is actually by former Stevie Wonder sideman Michael Sembello.
by tim gueguen
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: dated contemporary music that sounds like a cliche or fetish
Replies: 30
Views: 1084

Re: dated contemporary music that sounds like a cliche or fetish

The way to get around that is to shelve everything strictly alphabetically, and ignore genre. Unfortunately a lot of people would get upset at Arvo Part and Dolly Parton being in the same bin.
by tim gueguen
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: dated contemporary music that sounds like a cliche or fetish
Replies: 30
Views: 1084

Re: dated contemporary music that sounds like a cliche or fetish

There's lots of music these days going for a retro '80s vibe, often classified as synthwave.
by tim gueguen
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 3185
Views: 121991

Re: What are you listening to now?

by tim gueguen
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 3185
Views: 121991

Re: What are you listening to now?



If you're Canadian the logo on that label may look kind of familiar. "Exploding pizza!"
by tim gueguen
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 3185
Views: 121991

Re: What are you listening to now?

by tim gueguen
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: albums/recordings made with buchla?
Replies: 38
Views: 2475

Re: albums/recordings made with buchla?

Canadian free improv group CCMC's albums CCMC - Volume 4 - Free Soap and Without a Song both include Buchla equipment of some sort. Circa 1980 photos show what I'm guessing is a Buchla Touche. Good luck finding copies, as they apparently never made it to CD.
by tim gueguen
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Opsix
Replies: 58
Views: 4983

Re: Korg Opsix

The original Chowning FM patents have expired, and I wouldn't be surprised if some of the Yamaha ones have as well. Besides, Korg and Yamaha seem to have a friendly relationship.
by tim gueguen
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: behringer 3-day countdown to ...
Replies: 94
Views: 6086

Re: behringer 3-day countdown to ...

steffie268 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:13 pm
They're going to try a sequencer because I made fun of them for demoing the Neutron with a BSP...
A Roland MC4 copy. Including copying the tape drive.
by tim gueguen
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Volca at NAMM 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 2781

Re: Volca at NAMM 2020

A Volca M1 perhaps? If they could actually make it with more than 3 note polyphony it would make an interesting companion to the Roland D05.
by tim gueguen
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Looking for albums made on a small modular
Replies: 19
Views: 2406

Re: Looking for albums made on a small modular

This might not quite be what you're looking for, but Mike Hankinson's The Unusual Classical Synthesizer from 1971 was done with an EMS VCS3.
by tim gueguen
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Yoko Kanno synths
Replies: 2
Views: 547

I'd bet it's the stuff you'd expect of the era: Samplers and '90s Korg and Roland ROMplers.
by tim gueguen
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Interesting: clavinet and e guitar have cyclical spectra too
Replies: 28
Views: 3461

Another example of an instrument with a movable pickup is Westone's The Rail headless guitars and basses. The pickup was mounted in a piece of wood with a pair of holes in it. The holes allowed it to slide along a pair of stainless steel tubes that connected the front section, to which the neck was ...
by tim gueguen
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Library Music
Replies: 27
Views: 1731

Lots of the British stuff from KPM and Bruton can be heard on YouTube. Look for David Lindup, Syd Dale, Alan Hawkshaw, Francis Monkman, Brian Bennett, Alan Parker, Keith Mansfield, to name a few.
by tim gueguen
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Hardware Polyphonic Sequencers..
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Korg Microstation?
by tim gueguen
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer teases 303 clone?
Replies: 280
Views: 23732

I want to see Behringer do some sort of poly sequencer. A 21st Century version of an MC50 or something. Including having an SD card for storage.
by tim gueguen
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Guess what's coming from Behringer...
Replies: 178
Views: 21031

IR wrote:I'd like to see an accurate copy of a Rickenbacker guitar.
Rickenbacker's lawyers would be on the phone at the merest hint of Behringer making one. Rick is notorious for going after copy makers, which is why you don't see them unless they're old.
by tim gueguen
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 3185
Views: 121991

How's this for a weird and ambitious idea, a classical synth album done on a VCS 3.
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The uploader, Terminal Passage, has uploaded a ridiculous amount of '70s and '80s jazz, fusion, and other things.
by tim gueguen
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Steve Miller
Replies: 5
Views: 707

It's funny to hear Steve Miller of all people talking about rebelling against Emerson when some of the punks were probably rebelling against stuff like "The Joker."
by tim gueguen
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Analogue polyphonic synthesizers - percussive examples
Replies: 9
Views: 628

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