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    Yes, Rick said it was Kit’s tune that they did a...

    Yes, Rick said it was Kit’s tune that they did a version of.

    I enjoy comparing Kit’s solo version with the Camel version. Both are very nicely done.
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    What a perfect post to enjoy and benefit from on...

    What a perfect post to enjoy and benefit from on Thanksgiving...I am very thankful for this amazingly complete review of all the devices. As you know, I am interested by the Linn. As a very poor...
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    Hmm...WAS “Eye of the Storm” a Kit Watkins/HtM...

    Hmm...WAS “Eye of the Storm” a Kit Watkins/HtM tune?? I thought it was strictly Kit only?

    (I have asked Rick Kennell, bassist of HtM about that...I’ll let ya know.)

    Thanks for this and all the...
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    Agreed! So you are one of the few folks here...

    Agreed!

    So you are one of the few folks here that has hands on experience with alternate controllers...what do you like best so far? And how does this possibly beat your fav??

    Speaking of...
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    Wow, that looks amazingly expressive. What sort...

    Wow, that looks amazingly expressive. What sort of cost, John?
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    Yay! Thank you! Please do let him know me...

    Yay!
    Thank you!

    Please do let him know me miss him!
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    Ooh, sounds very good. I really like CS whiskies.

    Ooh, sounds very good.
    I really like CS whiskies.
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    YES! I am surprised how often a cork goes bad. I...

    YES!
    I am surprised how often a cork goes bad. I opened a NEW bottle the other day and the cork broke before I could get it out. Just to be fair to myself, I used to run a wine shop so I know a bit...
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    Please let us know what you think of it, John.

    Please let us know what you think of it, John.
  10. Thread: Yessongs

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    Nice! Thanks for this! I have many of those units...

    Nice! Thanks for this! I have many of those units still.

    However, sometimes Rick’s sounds were...not great...despite the fact that there were some good choices out there that he might have used....
  11. Yup...I too read all those. I too feel Steve’s...

    Yup...I too read all those. I too feel Steve’s book is very worthwhile. I like how he is very honest about his setbacks and issues.
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    Yup. I had stumbled onto a 3-D “recipe” for the...

    Yup. I had stumbled onto a 3-D “recipe” for the stands so I emailed him. He immediately said yes and the charge was very reasonable. Plus I still got the cool stickers and the kooky little toy that...
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    Yeppers! I discovered them on Reverb.com a few...

    Yeppers! I discovered them on Reverb.com a few years ago and have quite a few of their stands. Great products! They are great people and really easy to work with. Even better was when they did some...
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    I too think of extended range instruments as...

    I too think of extended range instruments as opportunities to expand my range, not get metal-y. I love that “in-between” range...i.e., I like when one cannot quite tell if it is an extended bass...
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    All this talk about new instruments made me...

    All this talk about new instruments made me think...
    I have not looked at Reverb.com or other lustful sites in the last 7 months. But just recently I checked out a few of the guitars I would love to...
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    No! But I am now interested. How about the R...

    No!
    But I am now interested.

    How about the R Reed and Les Penning discs? I have two of those. Very nice...
  17. Dang! What a great review! I too feel you...

    Dang!
    What a great review! I too feel you knocked it out of the park because of all the back-history and explanations.

    I want to get this!

    I just marvel at your knowledge and ability to write...
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    Well, the Indian systems are often completely...

    Well, the Indian systems are often completely different and are held to different rules than traditional businesses.
  19. Thread: Yessongs

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    What a great post! Thanks so much. As far as...

    What a great post! Thanks so much.

    As far as Happy the Man, Rick Kennell has said a number of times that his goal was to play the songs as close to the studio version as possible. They felt that...
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    You have some goodness to get to!! What is...

    You have some goodness to get to!!

    What is your favorite Cyan album??

    (If you like the lyrics to Cyan and Magenta and Kompendium, Steve Reed’s book explaining them is excellent. Highly...
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    Oh man! Terrible. It would have been stupendous. ...

    Oh man! Terrible. It would have been stupendous.
    Can you not sell the permit on-line??
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    I could not agree more. To me, Kompendium is his...

    I could not agree more. To me, Kompendium is his best work. The Sanctuary CDs are excellent. And of course, Magenta has some wonderful CDs, especially the new CD (Masters of illusion). “Bela” is a...
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    Very cool! Congrats!!

    Very cool! Congrats!!
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    I often wonder if this issue is the oldest issue...

    I often wonder if this issue is the oldest issue in live music...as in, a certain percentage of people will always want faithful, improv-free versions of songs at concerts and a certain percentage...
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    Oh John! That is terrible! That is something that...

    Oh John! That is terrible! That is something that i would do! I sure hope you can get an inexpensive fix.
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    That does look cool! Thanks, John!

    That does look cool! Thanks, John!
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    Very cool! To answer your question: no! ...

    Very cool!

    To answer your question: no!

    Robert is truly prolific, diverse, and clever. I really enjoy his work.
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    What Bill said!!! But seriously...I agree with...

    What Bill said!!!

    But seriously...I agree with you.
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    I did a backpacking trip 9 days ago...to the...

    I did a backpacking trip 9 days ago...to the Chiricahua Mountains in SE Arizona. My favorite spot there is at 9200’ and has a grand view. I was pleased I could still carry my very heavy pack and get...
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    Looks very interesting. It was my gateway drug...

    Looks very interesting. It was my gateway drug into synths.

    My old college roomie just pulled his original out and is checking why it is not operating properly. He has a “Little Brother” unit as...
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    Sounds interesting! (I don’t think I have ever...

    Sounds interesting!

    (I don’t think I have ever read a PR about an album that actually mentions the snare drum of the drummer! But I like that...)
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    Yup...just like the old Do Wop singers used to...

    Yup...just like the old Do Wop singers used to find great acoustic places, NAF players look for great-sounding spots. I liked the paint booth at my old (pre-COVID) place of employment. Great echo and...
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    Thank you, Bruce. It really did feel right to...

    Thank you, Bruce. It really did feel right to play. I sure hope it helped her.

    My big F# does play in a vertical position; it has the small extension that comes out at a right angle to the flute...
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    Thanks for the info. I am glad you thought to...

    Thanks for the info. I am glad you thought to send it.

    And i am pleased you still make music.
    Don’t ever stop.
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    Oh my; I'm sad to hear that. Are you able to make...

    Oh my; I'm sad to hear that. Are you able to make music with other instruments?

    Several of the guitars I have were available because the previous owner had hand issues and sold his collection. As...
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    Let’s see...did this work? (To give you a...

    Let’s see...did this work?

    (To give you a sense of scale, The smaller flute is about 14” long)
  37. Thank you; that was an excellent analysis. We in...

    Thank you; that was an excellent analysis. We in Tucson have seen the effects of the rubberized asphalt deterioration. It caused chunks to get thrown up onto other cars and cause mucho damage.

    But...
  38. ...and the new 303 Loop as well, right? As a...

    ...and the new 303 Loop as well, right?

    As a Tucsonan, I always relish the opportunity to get lost in the ginormous Phoenix Valley. ;)

    I have been up here a lot recently since my mom in law is...
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    Oh, John...that is such a delightful...

    Oh, John...that is such a delightful understatement!

    It is a killer CS-80-like instrument but does many wonderful things as well if I understand correctly. :)
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    Ooh! Great thread!! Thank you! I was playing...

    Ooh! Great thread!! Thank you!

    I was playing my large, Native American bass flute (F#) for my mother in law as she faces the last few days of her life. It was...moving.
  41. Great news!! Thank you!!

    Great news!!

    Thank you!!
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    Oh what a nice thing! Lovely music, John!! And...

    Oh what a nice thing! Lovely music, John!! And yes, a perfect “toast” to one of my favorite musicians.

    This brightened my difficult day. Substantially!

    Thank you!
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    I am hoping your review is how I will feel; I...

    I am hoping your review is how I will feel; I just ordered it because of the steady stream of posters saying relatively good things.
  44. Now don’t say that, John! Real fans of real music...

    Now don’t say that, John! Real fans of real music will always seek out artists like you.
    I wish I had 10% of your talent.
  45. Excellent posts, everybody! Please keep it...

    Excellent posts, everybody!

    Please keep it coming.
  46. They look like very hand products, John! I need a...

    They look like very hand products, John! I need a bunch!

    This is exactly the sort of thing I was hoping to expose in a thread like this; anything that helps manage the set-up (physical or...
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    That option was announced at the same time as the...

    That option was announced at the same time as the Deluxe Edition.
    I eventually caved in and bought the Deluxe as well.

    If you are a fan, I suggest it.
  48. Thanks so much for your rig rundown, John! I know...

    Thanks so much for your rig rundown, John! I know much of your setup but it is great to see all this info. That 48 point patch bay really sounds lie the key to your flexibility.

    And yes, the CV,...
  49. Synth, recording, and effects set-ups and tips

    I thought there might be an interest and/or benefit in having a Thread that is focused on the myriad options for setting up one’s synths, effects, and recording systems. I see it as sort of an...
  50. I got mine the other day. It sounds great; I...

    I got mine the other day. It sounds great; I forgot how special these “live” tracks are.

    I need to do a quick “A/B” test with the original CD.
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    I always enjoy reading descriptions of “As...

    I always enjoy reading descriptions of “As Falls...” You did a good job there.

    And Nana is so much of that track. Even though he stands out, he is way more important than most people know. What a...
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    I am not surprised. Any weighted keyboard would...

    I am not surprised. Any weighted keyboard would need something heavy like the one you linked. I want a few too!
  53. I thought I was the only one that found them to...

    I thought I was the only one that found them to be pandering and disingenuous. And yes, all are almost identical.

    The only thing worse than a pandemic are people and businesses attempting to...
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    Ah! Key weights! The first time I was in the...

    Ah! Key weights! The first time I was in the presence of synths my pal used them to hold down a note on the ARP 2600 keyboard so he could tune and fiddle.

    He used a chromed steel cylinder I have...
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    Is there any Synth with more bang for the buck...

    Is there any Synth with more bang for the buck than the Streichfett? It is truly amazing.
  56. John! So THAT was the secret! This is wonderful...

    John!
    So THAT was the secret! This is wonderful news. I am 100% crazy-interested.
    I want one of the first copies!!!
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    Very cool. I will check it out, John. Thanks! ...

    Very cool. I will check it out, John.
    Thanks!

    Congrats on the new Modal job! (I AM JOKING!!!!)
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    Yeppers! I was at that show (my third Genesis...

    Yeppers!
    I was at that show (my third Genesis show). 9th row.

    Phenomenal show...the mirrors were stunning. (Ripples was one of the best with regards to the mirrors because they slowly angled back...
  59. I had a juggler as a warm-up when I saw one of...

    I had a juggler as a warm-up when I saw one of their last tours in Tucson.
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    Very relaxing, James.

    Very relaxing, James.
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