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by dml
Thu May 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Do you miss patch names on synths that can't display them?
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Do you miss patch names on synths that can't display them?

Many patches on my Xpander are named 'Oberheim' because that's the name assigned when you initialize a patch! On my Voyager lots of patches read 'Preset ## Default PROG'. It takes me awhile to come up with patch names. Not a big deal, I suppose, on instruments with not a lot of patch locations (128)...
by dml
Wed May 20, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: How to choose/get your gear? A general retrospective.
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: How to choose/get your gear? A general retrospective.

Working within the limitations of a semi-modular synth for many years (ARP 2600) prepared me for what I wanted out of a modular system, basically, more of everything - more options for filtering, in particular. I began with a single cabinet (using a Moog Model 15 as inspiration) and now have a 48 sp...
by dml
Mon May 18, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Feedback is your friend.
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Feedback is your friend.

Fab! Feedback is the bomb! If you've got a modular system spend some time creating feedback loops!
by dml
Sun May 17, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7153
Views: 572188

Re: What new booty did you buy?

I've owned several ARP 2600s since the early 80s. I started collecting them at a time when folks were practically giving them away! My dream synth since my teenage years and one of my all time favorite synths. I sold my last ARP in 2006 and have, of course, regretted it. I was really excited by Korg...
by dml
Fri May 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: How long do you stay patched?
Replies: 33
Views: 861

Re: How long do you stay patched?

The larger of my two systems is 5U and I keep most of the basic CV architecture in place (midi to cv to pitch, filter cutoff, triggers to eg, eg to vca, etc.).
The smaller system (smaller, self-contained) gets mostly rewatched daily. I still keep basic CV routings in place.
by dml
Fri May 15, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Modular Music of Changes
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Modular Music of Changes

In my case there's a good deal of cross fertilization. My first synths had fixed architectures and were keyboard oriented, so I tended to write a more tonal type of music. When I began working with modular systems I, at first, spent time recreating timbres and structures I was familiar with. It wasn...
by dml
Thu May 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: TTSH vs Antonus vs KARP 2600
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: TTSH vs Antonus vs KARP 2600

As a former 2600 owner, I was really jonesing for the Korg reissue, however, $4k is a bit steep for me. While looking for affordable alternatives I discovered the BLM 7200 and recently purchased one. It is very much 'inspired' by the 2600 in terms of functionality and module compliment, but takes th...
by dml
Thu May 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Function generators with attenuation on outputs
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: Function generators with attenuation on outputs

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by dml
Mon May 04, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Handheld Recorders for Sound Design
Replies: 17
Views: 585

Re: Handheld Recorders for Sound Design

I own a Zoom H5 and four H6. I teach classes in Sound Design and these are wonderful units for gathering sound. Zoom also sell a very nice wind screen that's essential for outdoor recording. Actually, I leave the wind screen on at all times.
by dml
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Equivalent to Oberheim Cyclone?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: Modern Equivalent to Oberheim Cyclone?

Thank you for these excellent suggestions!
by dml
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern Equivalent to Oberheim Cyclone?
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Modern Equivalent to Oberheim Cyclone?

Is there a modern equivalent, either software or hardware) to the Oberheim Cyclone? I've owned a couple of Cyclones in the past and I loved how they worked but the build quality was pretty dreadful : (
by dml
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date
Replies: 252
Views: 13325

Re: Korg Arp 2600 Arrival Date

Especially considering that all of the music for "2001: A Space Odyssey" was pre-existing music Kubrick chose while editing the film. There was an original score written but never used for the film.
by dml
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: What are your 5U plans for the weekend?
Replies: 2229
Views: 79645

Re: What are your 5U plans for the weekend?

Unfortunately, I have NO 5U plans for the weekend as the University, where I have my modular housed, is shut down for the rest of the month due to the Corona virus. I'm gonna have to find contentment with my Oberheim Xpander this weekend.

~ D.
by dml
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MS2600NG, the German 2600
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: MS2600NG, the German 2600

You're right. I have seen and heard this instrument in live performances by the developer/builder himself. That's an amazing 2600 on 'roids, if I may say so! Were (are) you in Europe? Several performances? I've sent an email to the website requesting pricing info but haven't heard back yet. Probabl...
by dml
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MS2600NG, the German 2600
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: MS2600NG, the German 2600

You're right. I have seen and heard this instrument in live performances by the developer/builder himself. That's an amazing 2600 on 'roids, if I may say so! Were (are) you in Europe? Several performances? I've sent an email to the website requesting pricing info but haven't heard back yet. Probabl...
by dml
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Request: ARP 2600 Owner's Manual.
Replies: 19
Views: 971

Re: Request: ARP 2600 Owner's Manual.

Add Sam Ecoff's "Fundamentals of Music Technology" to your collection. It's a very thorough look at the Arp 2600.
https://samecoff.com/pdfs/ARP%202600%20book.pdf
by dml
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog Vocoder
Replies: 51
Views: 2493

Re: Moog Vocoder

I wonder if Moog Music have plans for resurrecting either the String Filter or 12 Stage Phaser.
by dml
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MS2600NG, the German 2600
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: MS2600NG, the German 2600

Looks like an Arp 2600 with the addition of 1/2 an Arp sequencer, 2 additional envelopes, a wavetable VCO, multi-mode filter, 2nd VCA, and MIDI. Exactly the additional modules I'd want to add to a 2600!
by dml
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MS2600NG, the German 2600
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: MS2600NG, the German 2600

Check out the website. Several units have been produced. Operation and service manuals are available as pdf.
https://diy-mms.jimdo.com/ms-2600-ng-arp-clone/
by dml
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MS2600NG, the German 2600
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: MS2600NG, the German 2600

https://diy-mms.jimdo.com/ms-2600-ng-arp-clone/

Here's the German website, don't see any price info.
by dml
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MS2600NG, the German 2600
Replies: 10
Views: 825

MS2600NG, the German 2600



Any of our European members have any info on this? Looks very nice!
by dml
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer 2600
Replies: 164
Views: 11221

Re: Behringer 2600

I liked the color coding of the sliders on the Odyssey but I'm not such a fan of them on the 2600. Being a completely patchable synth I find it completely meaningless, unless you plan on never using patch cords. I would've preferred a single color of LEDs (white/light blue) or none at all. Think I'l...
by dml
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer 2600
Replies: 164
Views: 11221

Re: Behringer 2600

If both the sound quality and build quality are good, and it comes in at a price I can afford, I'll probably buy two!
by dml
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: behringer model d vs poly d
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: behringer model d vs poly d

Go to a music store and play what's available that's in your budget. Buy the one that gives you the biggest smile. Take it home and have fun! It's all good!

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