what is your fantasy hardware?

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goldenanalog
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Post Fri May 17, 2019 6:26 pm

^ :lol: :lol: :lol:

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pekbro
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Post Fri May 17, 2019 6:38 pm

Ben H wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:22 pm

Is it a hardware version of Synplant?
Heh, maybe... I like the little case more than anything. Not $300 worth though.

Dasheesh
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Post Fri May 17, 2019 6:48 pm

@ goldenanalog I don't know if you realize, but you can rack and polychain the slim phattys. gorgeous sound,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yhRJE89V70

goldenanalog
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Post Fri May 17, 2019 7:09 pm

Dasheesh wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:48 pm
@ goldenanalog I don't know if you realize, but you can rack and polychain the slim phattys. gorgeous sound,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yhRJE89V70
Whoa! I didn't know that! Very cool, Dasheesh! :tu:

Dasheesh
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Post Fri May 17, 2019 7:52 pm

You know what? this thread reminded me that I figured out how to polyrack "the legend" in reaper and what do you know? I still have the templet saved. Doesn't sound quite the same, and patching all 6 legends is kind of a bitch, but not so difficult that I can't do it. I've got 6 poly chained legends going :)

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Uncle E
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Post Fri May 17, 2019 8:56 pm

KBSoundSmith wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:08 am
Well given that restriction, something like a Montage or an SY99. The complete package of the Montage is appealing, but I think the FM engine in the SY99 is more interesting than FM-X.
I just got a TG77 and it's absolutely lovely. It makes me want an SY99 even more, although the maker of the SY Editor owns one of each and says they don't sound the same, each having their strong points. My experience between the 77 and the Montage is the 77 has some incredibly complex and interesting sounds but also many terrible ones, whereas every sound in the Montage is great. However, I would choose the 77 over the Montage if I were trying to replace my DX7.
honestly, even something like the Roland RD-2000 or some other stage piano with nice key action would be nice as an alternative.
FWIW, Roland FA keyboards now have all the SRX and JV80 expansions available by download.

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Uncle E
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Post Fri May 17, 2019 8:58 pm

justin3am wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:03 am
I have most of my fantasy synths (Quantum and Shared System).
Excellent! I was going to say that the Quantum is at the top of my list. I'm waiting to mod my DSS-1 so I can pretend that it's a baby version. ;)

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Uncle E
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Post Fri May 17, 2019 9:22 pm

lotus2035 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 12:52 pm
vurt wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:44 am
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deastman
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Post Fri May 17, 2019 10:23 pm

spunkmuffin wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 10:34 am
My first impulse is to say a wall of eurorack. But if I had that there is no way I would or could use more than a tiny fraction at a time. It might become kind of depressing to look at. I see deadmau5 using his banks of modular and he only uses a handful at a time.

Nope, I still have heaps to learn & explore in software...and it doesn't take up space and I never have to pack it or move it or look at it if I don't want to.

Having said that, why do I keep watching youtube reviews of modules????? :dog:
This is very true. Probably 3/4 of my modular never gets used at all anymore, and when I do make a patch, I’m typically only using maybe 5-8 modules at a time. That might come down to my working methods, which usually involve more of a multitracking approach. I have no need or desire to create a Richard Devine style spaghetti mess of patch cables.

As for my dream hardware, I’d still like a Quantum, a Solaris, a Schmidt, a large Buchla system, and a Kyma.

Oh, and whatever crazy and amazing new toy comes out next that I don’t even know about yet. (I’m definitely getting a Pulsar-23 and I’m having an internal debate over the pros and cons of the Motor Synth).
Incomplete list of my gear: 110V AC to 12V DC 1.5A power supply (+ tip)

goldenanalog
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Post Sat May 18, 2019 12:16 am

Dasheesh wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:52 pm
You know what? this thread reminded me that I figured out how to polyrack "the legend" in reaper and what do you know? I still have the templet saved. Doesn't sound quite the same, and patching all 6 legends is kind of a bitch, but not so difficult that I can't do it. I've got 6 poly chained legends going :)
Awesome, Dasheesh! Sounds like a lot of fun!

goldenanalog
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Post Sat May 18, 2019 12:27 am

deastman wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:23 pm
spunkmuffin wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 10:34 am
My first impulse is to say a wall of eurorack. But if I had that there is no way I would or could use more than a tiny fraction at a time. It might become kind of depressing to look at. I see deadmau5 using his banks of modular and he only uses a handful at a time.

Nope, I still have heaps to learn & explore in software...and it doesn't take up space and I never have to pack it or move it or look at it if I don't want to.

Having said that, why do I keep watching youtube reviews of modules????? :dog:
This is very true. Probably 3/4 of my modular never gets used at all anymore, and when I do make a patch, I’m typically only using maybe 5-8 modules at a time. That might come down to my working methods, which usually involve more of a multitracking approach. I have no need or desire to create a Richard Devine style spaghetti mess of patch cables.

As for my dream hardware, I’d still like a Quantum, a Solaris, a Schmidt, a large Buchla system, and a Kyma.

Oh, and whatever crazy and amazing new toy comes out next that I don’t even know about yet. (I’m definitely getting a Pulsar-23 and I’m having an internal debate over the pros and cons of the Motor Synth).
*If* you can work on your own equipment, using bench testing stuff and a soldering iron: put Arturia's Origin on the list - they can be bought at times for not too terribly much - if you get one thats somewhat hosed for cheap it just may be a big score for you - Arturia was kind enough to put *all* of the docs up for the machine, so it harbors no secrets -

Replace the pots & encoders (you can actually replace anything because you got the docs et al) and the machine tightens up considerably - there was *a lot* that went into the algos that reside inside - it is proof positive just how good Arturia can be.

Half-baked, for sure. Some bugs that will probably be with it forever. But id own 10 of them if i could - especially if i could score them for less then a grand each.

goldenanalog
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Post Sat May 18, 2019 12:43 am

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Post Sat May 18, 2019 4:34 am

Dasheesh wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:52 pm
You know what? this thread reminded me that I figured out how to polyrack "the legend" in reaper and what do you know? I still have the templet saved. Doesn't sound quite the same, and patching all 6 legends is kind of a bitch, but not so difficult that I can't do it. I've got 6 poly chained legends going :)
Why? The Legend is already polyphonic, you don't need to polychain it.
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Post Sat May 18, 2019 12:03 pm

BONES wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 4:34 am
Dasheesh wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:52 pm
You know what? this thread reminded me that I figured out how to polyrack "the legend" in reaper and what do you know? I still have the templet saved. Doesn't sound quite the same, and patching all 6 legends is kind of a bitch, but not so difficult that I can't do it. I've got 6 poly chained legends going :)
Why? The Legend is already polyphonic, you don't need to polychain it.
:lol:

chk071
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Post Sat May 18, 2019 12:17 pm

What's the point in polychaining a VSTi though? They're polyphonic, and you can even set up MIDI routing with other plugins so that you can play several instances at the same time.

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