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by Feinstrom
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Alternative to Waldorf Streichfett?
Replies: 32
Views: 739

Re: Alternative to Waldorf Streichfett?

Depending on how close you want to get to that stringer sound it might be important so distinguish between "string sound" and "stringer sound". The Reface CS is a master of string sounds (I've got two of them - love that synth!), but for the typical stringer sound you need that octave-dividing oscil...
by Feinstrom
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Alternative to Waldorf Streichfett?
Replies: 32
Views: 739

Re: Alternative to Waldorf Streichfett?

Yes, a real vintage string keyboard (Solina, Hohner, Logan, Crumar or Farfisa come to mind) is surely inside the 600 bucks limit. And for vintageness and pureness of sound they're hard to beat. Actually I would personally prefer Godwin or Crumar (Performer) to the Solina due to playability, but that...
by Feinstrom
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your favorite effects for 808?
Replies: 33
Views: 1014

Re: Your favorite effects for 808?

When I still had my 808, a buddy built an eight-channel 19" distortion unit for me (based on an old Coron distortion, but with much more distortion, much less noise and much less bass-stealing). That way I could distort all the individual outputs (er, well) individually. Nowadays I'm using the Novat...
by Feinstrom
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Alternative to Waldorf Streichfett?
Replies: 32
Views: 739

Re: Alternative to Waldorf Streichfett?

Another vote for the Streichfett! I originally bought it to replace my vintage stringers, but in the end only two of them had to go (Farfisa Polychrome because of its sheer size and weight, and Korg Lambda because of its relatively similar-ish sound compared to the Trident) - I kept Godwin Symphony,...
by Feinstrom
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Where to store the packaging your gear comes in
Replies: 45
Views: 1060

Re: Where to store the packaging your gear comes in

Most of the times I actually sell a piece of kit I can't seem to find the darn box it came in, and so I ship it in a different box (I tell the buyers in advance of course, never had any complaints). So when I moved houses a few years ago I had more boxes than pieces of equipment. No sparks of joy wh...
by Feinstrom
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: SOMA ORNAMENT-8 organismic sequencer
Replies: 45
Views: 2504

Re: SOMA ORNAMENT-8 organismic sequencer

Strikes me mostly as being a fancy trigger sequencer, a cool one though, certainly. Yeah, it's a huge amount of Vlad's typical BS marketing hype for a chaotic trigger generator. Easy enough to get similar results in modular. I don't see the appeal of this one. Fancy trigger sequencer: yes. Cool one...
by Feinstrom
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What is a piece of gear that you will never part with?
Replies: 93
Views: 2850

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

Wurlitzer 200a that I restored. I've always preferred the wurly to the rhodes (I've owned several), there's just something sad and beautiful about the sound and for some reason I've never heard a decent emulation. I'm lucky to own a bunch of nice stuff but that's the most special to me. From 0:45.....
by Feinstrom
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: SH-101 repair help
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: SH-101 repair help

Great your SH is working again!
nuromantix wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:26 pm
It's worked for the last 29 years I've owned it.
35 years here - some repairs, some mods (all completely re-buildable), still working fine!

Cheers,
Bert
by Feinstrom
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: SH-101 repair help
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: SH-101 repair help

In retrospect nearly every single defect on the SH-101 is in some way related to the power switch (of all things).
Although this is of course an unhealthy exaggeration, a new power switch could actually help in being sure that THIS is NOT the culprit...

Cheers,
Bert (NOT a technician!)
by Feinstrom
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What is a piece of gear that you will never part with?
Replies: 93
Views: 2850

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

Keepers for me are mostly instruments that have a personal history with me, rather than musical taste or usage. - Yamaha SK10: first ever electronic keyboard for me (borrowed it in 1985 and bought the unit a few years later). - Roland SH-101: my second synth (after the Poly-800, which I sold soon af...
by Feinstrom
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Synth Noise
Topic: Most aggressive and brutal distortion ever
Replies: 51
Views: 2051

Re: Most aggressive and brutal distortion ever

I have and use three different distortion units: a RAT 2 (plain bourbon vanilla, but just perfect for 303 purposes) and two really brutal units (but in completely different ways): - Earthquaker Life Pedal ltd. edition in silver (very organic and big, like Godzilla crushing Tokyo just by trampling ar...
by Feinstrom
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Best instrument to play while drunk?
Replies: 80
Views: 1975

Re: Best instrument to play while drunk?

Maybe try a gong - it might tell you the time as well (if you live in an apartment):
"Friggin' hell, what's that noise at half past three in the morning?"

Cheers,
Bert
by Feinstrom
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Just bought a ROM switcher for my Kawai R-100 drum machine
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: Just bought a ROM switcher for my Kawai R-100 drum machine

BTW: The sounds from the video (which brought me to the R-100 as well) are from the R-50E ROM.
Someone said so in the comments, and I can verify from my machine.

Cheers,
Bert
by Feinstrom
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Just bought a ROM switcher for my Kawai R-100 drum machine
Replies: 11
Views: 1710

Re: Just bought a ROM switcher for my Kawai R-100 drum machine

I purchased one of those "way too expensive" ROMs from Ebay (the LinnDrum one), and in addition to the Linn samples it features a sample of an analogue (?) bass drum which has turned out to be the king, ruler and dictator of all my bass drum sounds. Well worth the price. In addition to the four-way ...
by Feinstrom
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH
Replies: 32
Views: 3793

Re: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH

I listened to it at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, and it sounded amazing. An acoustic guitar played through the bigger "Pramide" version sounded not like an amplified guitar, but like a VERY BIG guitar! And also the combination Continuumini plus Onde sounded more like an acoustic instrument than like a s...
by Feinstrom
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH
Replies: 32
Views: 3793

Re: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH

Great - congrats again!

Two days ago (after months of trying to find ways to justify this) I ordered a pair of ONDE resonance speakers by La Voix du Luthier. Those will be the perfect counterpart for the C15 (and the upcoming Osmose!) to make them an even more organic experience.

Cheers,
Bert
by Feinstrom
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Recommend your weirdest craziest FX machine ever
Replies: 155
Views: 10894

Re: Recommend your weirdest craziest FX machine ever

Years ago I found a machine on a flea market called "Automatic Double Tracker" by Paice. Just a modulated delay, like a super-simple chorus. But he "DELAY" pot had been replaced, and obviously by a wrong one. The range of the pot seems to exceed the range of the machine (or something like that), and...
by Feinstrom
Thu May 14, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Is 64 steps really enough?
Replies: 26
Views: 1372

Re: Is 64 steps really enough?

I sometimes need sixteen steps for my sequences, but mostly I can live with eight.

This one is 16 steps of SEM (R24 sequencer) plus two steps SH-101 (via Clockworks):


Cheers,
Bert
by Feinstrom
Thu May 14, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Favourite Delay Units
Replies: 94
Views: 5980

Re: Favourite Delay Units

Oh, delays! My favourites are: EHX Stereo Memory Man With Hazarai: my go-to delay, good sound, intuitive, versatile. Benidub Digital Echo: for rhythmically playing around, dub-style. Strymon Volante: just gorgeous sound! Digitech Rubberneck: I've got two of them (insane sound machine!), but I need a...
by Feinstrom
Wed May 13, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH
Replies: 32
Views: 3793

Re: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH

Good decision!
I can understand the wry smiles - the C15 must be the perfect anti-Muffs synthesizer (which is not meant in a rude way, neiher in Muff's nor in C15's direction). I mean, this thread is still on page one after more than two years!

Cheers,
Bert
by Feinstrom
Tue May 12, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer
Replies: 1386
Views: 151032

Re: Lyra-8 'Organismic' ambient synthesizer

Is the green one a pretty rare find these days? I've only just started looking recently but haven't seen any show up Seems to be a special edition, like the green one. I don't know how many were (or still are) made, but I found it available at Thomann in Germany, probably other places as well. Chee...
by Feinstrom
Fri May 08, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH
Replies: 32
Views: 3793

Re: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH

And a conversation about the instrument between Peter Mahr and Stephan Schmitt: https://www.amazona.de/interview-mit-stephan-schmitt-von-nonlinear-labs/ Hey, that's my dark C15 in the first picture! After comparing it with the first version, I'm so happy I insisted in the dark one... Cheers, Bert
by Feinstrom
Wed May 06, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH
Replies: 32
Views: 3793

Re: NONLINEAR LABS C15 DIGITAL SYNTH

Congrats, you won't regret that!
So the beautiful wooden casing is going back to Italy...

BTW: Great new album!

Cheers,
Bert
by Feinstrom
Sun May 03, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: modulargrid equivalent for rack gear
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: modulargrid equivalent for rack gear

well, thank you for your concern regarding my experience. I wasn't questioning your experience, don't get me wrong! A rackgrind would for me be used mostly for visual aid, and (very important factor here) for fun Perfectly reasonable! add to that, the gear i plan on putting in the rack is mostly pr...
by Feinstrom
Sun May 03, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: modulargrid equivalent for rack gear
Replies: 13
Views: 685

Re: modulargrid equivalent for rack gear

That would be useful only if you can work with the depths of the units. Example: Place a Drumstation (not very deep) between an Akai S01 and an MKS-30 (both excessively deep), and then try to fit the Drumstation's cables in. Also the heat from certain units (mixer PSUs, amplifiers, tube equipment) s...

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