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Studio Electronics Boomstar

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KVRer
 
16 posts since 28 Feb, 2012, from United States

Postby Hexfix93; Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:18 pm Studio Electronics Boomstar

[url]http://www.studioelectronics.com/products/synths/boomstar/#crumbs]Boomstar[/url]

WOW

I am so glad i did not commit to any desktop synth, this, micromac, new mfb, new pulse... Yay so many choices, now this. If this thing is priced right, it will smoke the new moog stuff and the mini brute.
KVRer
 
16 posts since 28 Feb, 2012, from United States

Postby Hexfix93; Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:24 pm

^ they claim snappy! all analog, the other synths they made had digital envs.

It has xmod, osc sync, so i already like it more than the minibrute spec wise. Still, want to hear it, and know the price. Man my mouth is drooling. I think i might have to get the SEM and the Moog, and i heard a good atc 303 demo recently, man maybe i will get all 4 of them. gah..

I was ready to get a minitaur and a minibrute. So glad i waited, now i get a real synth with 2 osc, tons of modulations and routings, and my choice of filters. Man. SE really knew what i wanted, and what i wanted to pay.

Waht do you think, i really want to buy at least 2 of these, the SEM and the moog models.
KVRer
 
16 posts since 28 Feb, 2012, from United States

Postby Hexfix93; Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:25 pm

I am loving this forum so much more than the other forums out there. People here seem a lot more civilized.
KVRian
 
1027 posts since 6 May, 2005, from Michigan, USA
 

Postby Vectorman; Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:57 pm

Welcome, DF...er, Hexfix! I agree about the Boomstars - they look more appealing to me than any of the other compact/desktop analog synths thus far announced this year (the new MacBeths sound great too, but are of course more pricey). From the demos I've heard, SE synths have always had pretty lively-sounding oscillators and filters - adding quicker analog envelopes to the mix at this price point seems apt to be a big win.
KVRer
 
16 posts since 28 Feb, 2012, from United States

Postby Hexfix93; Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:41 pm

Know what is cool, no other mono synth since the original minimoog model D has that env fault the attack hold that makes it so snappy and fat, its like full sustain for a tiny bit at the beginning of the sound to make it thump. Yeah they are adding this to the envs so you can finally get that model D attack on something analog that is new.
Shy
KVRAF
 
4901 posts since 26 Jun, 2004

Postby Shy; Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:07 pm

Hexfix93 wrote:Know what is cool, no other mono synth since the original minimoog model D has that env fault the attack hold that makes it so snappy and fat, its like full sustain for a tiny bit at the beginning of the sound to make it thump.

First of all, that's overrated, and secondly it's very simple to do it with a clipper module in a modular synth (envelope module patched to clipper).

That Boomstar looks nice. Too bad it doesn't have 3 oscillators.
"Music is spiritual. The music business is not." - Claudio Monteverdi
KVRer
 
16 posts since 28 Feb, 2012, from United States

Postby Hexfix93; Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:29 pm

Minimoog model D is not over rated. The model D and sh09 and sh02 are my favorite bass machines for thump and bonk. Its cool to have an option like this.

You say its limited to 2 osc, think about it like this.

1 osc doing multi waves, say saw and sine, then the sub osc, then the other osc doing a detuned saw. Think again, that is basically 3 osc :)
KVRAF
 
3944 posts since 23 Mar, 2006, from pendeLondonmonium
 

Postby himalaya; Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:34 pm

Shy wrote:Too bad it doesn't have 3 oscillators.


Not at all. Osc 1 has dual waveforms, osc 2 has sub sonic range, and there is that sub osc too. I'd say this is more than enough (in fact, there aren't any synths with spec like this at this price range)! Just note that the sub osc specification has changed from what is on the website.

edit: cross post with hexfix93 (morning DF).
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KVRAF
 
4901 posts since 26 Jun, 2004

Postby Shy; Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:57 am

Ah I know, I can't complain at all about the features considering the price range. It's pretty exceptional already. A third oscillator still would have made this much more interesting for me since it would allow many more types of sounds, especially when doing "crazy" stuff with two oscillators and still having a third one for a "note".

Hexfix93: my comment was just about the clipped envelope, Model D is obviously awesome.
"Music is spiritual. The music business is not." - Claudio Monteverdi
KVRAF
 
1545 posts since 5 Oct, 2005

Postby Acid Mitch; Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:00 am

Hexfix93 wrote:I am loving this forum so much more than the other forums out there. People here seem a lot more civilized.


Lol. I'm guessing you haven't spent much time here.
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KVRAF
 
1963 posts since 27 Mar, 2010, from UK
  

Postby MFXxx; Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:17 am

Acid Mitch wrote:
Hexfix93 wrote:I am loving this forum so much more than the other forums out there. People here seem a lot more civilized.


Lol. I'm guessing you haven't spent much time here.


...that's cruel, I'm nice :) just everyone else with a chip or ten :D
KVRer
 
16 posts since 28 Feb, 2012, from United States

Postby Hexfix93; Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:42 pm

I have yet to bash heads with anyone on here though, its nice so far..

http://www.velvetacidchrist.com/2012/03 ... onosynths/

My virtial paper battle of new monosynths might rub people the wrong way though.
KVRist
 
249 posts since 25 Jan, 2009, from UK

Postby stonestreet; Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:01 am

Hexfix93 wrote:Know what is cool, no other mono synth since the original minimoog model D has that env fault the attack hold that makes it so snappy and fat, its like full sustain for a tiny bit at the beginning of the sound to make it thump. Yeah they are adding this to the envs so you can finally get that model D attack on something analog that is new.


Hexfix93

Just for completeness, DSI Tempest has 'peak hold' to delay the transition from attack to decay.

Have fun with your GAS.

Mark
KVRer
 
16 posts since 28 Feb, 2012, from United States

Postby Hexfix93; Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:38 am

I did not know that about the DSI.

Still, that's DCOs. So will not quit get into old moog territory.
KVRer
 
13 posts since 7 Sep, 2010

Postby spacebass3000; Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:47 am

Hexfix93 wrote:Know what is cool, no other mono synth since the original minimoog model D has that env fault the attack hold that makes it so snappy and fat, its like full sustain for a tiny bit at the beginning of the sound to make it thump. Yeah they are adding this to the envs so you can finally get that model D attack on something analog that is new.


Actually the MFB Kraftzwerg has this and it is completely analog.
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