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by xonetacular
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?
Replies: 50
Views: 1181

Re: "Best" Banana Color Scheme for New Format?

R*S red/white/black/gray seems mostly pleasing aesthetically to me and is clean/simple

Buchla scheme also looks very nice and I enjoy but it doesn't make any sense
by xonetacular
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?
Replies: 51
Views: 1040

Re: Does no screen make a sequencer really see like more of a 'real instrument'?

I have the engine and I like it as there isn't anything much better I found- but I have similar feelings that it could actually be easier to use if it had a screen. There are still a lot of button combinations to remember how to do things and it can actually be more confusing without.
by xonetacular
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer 2600
Replies: 309
Views: 20474

Re: Behringer 2600

And for anyone moaning about behringer using cheap parts - mate you want see how DIY cloners stretch their margins with the nastiest, dirt cheap components!!! I'd never in a million years buy a handmade clone or DIY unless I was sourcing the parts. Idk what you’re talking about but this is not true...
by xonetacular
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What is a piece of gear that you will never part with?
Replies: 88
Views: 2121

Re: What is a piece of gear that you will never part with?

As I look around the only thing that's not really replaceable with something else or I couldn't see myself without is the erm multiclock. I guess even that has alternatives technically but none as good.
by xonetacular
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Thinking of going back to school for electronics - worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 749

Re: Thinking of going back to school for electronics - worth it?

@ Eatyourguitar - my current level of engineering is that I took calculus in high school, basically no engineering or science in college, and have forgotten all the calculus from high school. lol. It had been 10 years since I took any classes, more since I took any math or calculus. I did algebra/t...
by xonetacular
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Thinking of going back to school for electronics - worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 749

Re: Thinking of going back to school for electronics - worth it?

I'm currently in my 3rd semester returning to school at 32 in a Bachelors EE program. Synths reignited my interests in electronics and helped me figure out what I really want to do after leaving the career I was in, but I'm not doing this under the assumption I'm going end up building synths as a ca...
by xonetacular
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths
Replies: 368
Views: 30211

Re: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths

Have you ever played a SEMblance or a Vostok? No word at all from AS that it has nothing at all to do with an Oberheim SEM or an EMS, except layout, but people swear it sounds similar to an SEM or kind of like an EMS - strange. Here Erica goes out of their way to spell their intentions out. And thi...
by xonetacular
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths
Replies: 368
Views: 30211

Re: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths

How is the sound of the Syntrx? Would you say it‘s similar to a Synthi? If it wasn't packaged in a box that looked like a synthi I don't think anyone would really care about it. Erica synths has managed to find the perfect formula to get sales on a mediocre to outright bad sounding synth from peopl...
by xonetacular
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why buy used at recent market prices?
Replies: 111
Views: 3234

Re: Why buy used at recent market prices?

lionel wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:23 am
When I buy a « new used gear » I think about the planet (ecology)
This one is already here, no need to favorise one more product in the factory.
In these times, I’m surprised that no one mentioned this!
I did, there was some discussion on page 2...
by xonetacular
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Hipster Gear Shot Favourites
Replies: 90
Views: 3151

Re: Hipster Gear Shot Favourites

Red Electric Rainbow wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:28 am
maybe none of y’all have seen Legowelts studio. plants are sick.
I think everyone has. He's to blame for really starting this trend...
by xonetacular
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: My sub died. Need help choosing new monitors/sub
Replies: 13
Views: 403

Re: My sub died. Need help choosing new monitors/sub

Hi all. Long time member, terrible poster. My Tannoy TS8 sub died today (no power). My monitors are Tannoy Reveal Actives. I've been pretty satisfied with this setup for I guess 20 years now? But, it looks like it's time to move on. What would you recommend? 20 years of faithful services leaves me ...
by xonetacular
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Hipster Gear Shot Favourites
Replies: 90
Views: 3151

Re: Hipster Gear Shot Favourites

Voltcontrol wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm

Rugs!
https://m.youtube.co
My studio could do with a comfy rug on the floor tbh.
Oh man... yeah the rug and video setup is questionable but at least the dude can play so this doesn't offend me like the usual hipster vids with terrible music.
by xonetacular
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Hipster Gear Shot Favourites
Replies: 90
Views: 3151

Re: Hipster Gear Shot Favourites

Black_Materia wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:19 pm
reminded me of this
(note i have the utmost respect for The Dreadbox Folks, and i love the tongue-in cheek humour!)
Absolutely awful

less of that more of this

by xonetacular
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why buy used at recent market prices?
Replies: 111
Views: 3234

Re: Why buy used at recent market prices?

From an environmental and sustainability side isn't it better to buy used instead of creating demand for even more electronic waste and environmental impacts from manufacturing and feeding the demand for companies to pump out endless new products every year? Is it really such a good thing that ther...
by xonetacular
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why buy used at recent market prices?
Replies: 111
Views: 3234

Re: Why buy used at recent market prices?

Electronic music is hard to make any environmental or sustainable argument for. Whether it's e-waste not in the landfill or the fuel required to move a used module from place to place. I'm afraid the spectre of capitalism and dreams of success overpower any salient arguments otherwise. Fuel is also...
by xonetacular
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Why buy used at recent market prices?
Replies: 111
Views: 3234

Re: Why buy used at recent market prices?

There's also the argument that relocating an unwanted module to a new user is simply more efficient in the grand scheme of things. Yes... the new gear market has gotten way out of hand too with companies constantly releasing new products with minor revisions, or things that don't really offer anyth...
by xonetacular
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Buchla, EMS & Serge
Topic: Fess up, who is behind this XENOMORPH?
Replies: 43
Views: 5228

Re: Fess up, who is behind this XENOMORPH?

anything on this?
by xonetacular
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths
Replies: 368
Views: 30211

Re: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths

not trying to start a "are clones OK" argument. and I'm not outraged at one or the other. just asking if they actually straight-up cloned anything, by circuit and look/feel. sounds like I was correct when I thought no. You're making a distinction and rules for what constitutes a clone that are not ...
by xonetacular
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths
Replies: 368
Views: 30211

Re: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths

My point is about the company in general that already has multiple other products that actually are clones. do they? I'm not aware of any. yes, they recreated the circuitry of the Polivoks for eurorack, but that's not actually a clone. likewise with their Roland-based drum modules. these all take a...
by xonetacular
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths
Replies: 368
Views: 30211

Re: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synth

They’re blatantly ripping off the Synthi brand mystique as the core their marketing strategy. Without actually delivering a Synthi clone. How is this any less xploitive than the B-word? Exactly. Except this this just sounds like crap I'm not sure if people are deaf or just overwhelmed by the pretty...
by xonetacular
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths
Replies: 368
Views: 30211

Re: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths

My point is about the company in general that already has multiple other products that actually are clones. Ok they didn't clone this one, but they clearly don't have a moral issue with cloning and people are applauding them for this particular instance for being better than other clone manufacturer...
by xonetacular
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths
Replies: 368
Views: 30211

Re: new Synthi inspired machine coming from Erica Synths

A tribute to the form of the EMS, without claiming to be equal to EMS, without Bogart ripping off EMS (like some modern makers do to others quite leagally). For a solid built unit with these features it is likely worth the dough. I wonder if Girts and the crew ever sleep. Erica Synths has an entire...
by xonetacular
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Nice looking organized physical workbench ideas/sources
Replies: 20
Views: 1345

Re: Nice looking organized physical workbench ideas/sources

Screw it, found a $40 Ikea galant the right size on offerup. I ordered an ESD mat to cover the whole desk and I'm just going to build an overhead shelf assembly that slides around the sides of the desk in the small space between desk and wall that goes down to the floor, with a few overhead shelves ...
by xonetacular
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Synton Fenix 4
Replies: 85
Views: 10374

Re: Synton Fenix 4

not that one the xenomoprh
by xonetacular
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Orgon Systems (Enigiser and Modular) incl sounds
Replies: 152
Views: 33591

Re: Orgon Systems (Enigiser and Modular) incl sounds

No one is going to pay nearly that much for that

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