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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)
  8. 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...
  9. ...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.
  12. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Excellent posts, everybody! Please keep it...

    Excellent posts, everybody!

    Please keep it coming.
  17. 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.
  19. 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,...
  20. 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...
  21. 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!
  24. 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.
  27. 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...
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    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.
  32. Well, I really liked you because of your Hackett...

    Well, I really liked you because of your Hackett and Howe covers, but you have now gone above and beyond with this wonderful Ant tune.
    Well done!!
    Thank you!
  33. Very cool! I want to hear/see it!

    Very cool! I want to hear/see it!
  34. Indeed. I always enjoy your reviews and posts,...

    Indeed.
    I always enjoy your reviews and posts, my friend.

    You are one of the real assets on PE.
  35. A great review! Thank you! I of course have...

    A great review! Thank you!

    I of course have the original CD and was trying to not spend the ducats on this re-release but your emphasis on the extra tracks and better sound convinced me (well, it...
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    Dude, you are my kinda guy. Wouldn't it be...

    Dude, you are my kinda guy.
    Wouldn't it be great to sit down with RW and his tech and really get a feel for his gear?
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    How about: What has he done during the virus...

    How about:
    What has he done during the virus shutdown? Was it an overall negative experience or was it positive?

    and

    Does he enjoy playing for people as much as he seems to?
  38. And thanks for letting me see the score too! I...

    And thanks for letting me see the score too! I very much appreciate it.

    What new piece are you tackling now by the way?
  39. I suggest Circa because of the players involved....

    I suggest Circa because of the players involved. But all of his albums are--to me--worthwhile.

    But brace yourself for the inevitable haters singing the chorus of how terrible everything is. :)
  40. I finished it last night. It is very much worth...

    I finished it last night. It is very much worth the effort but I was a bit let down by the chapter on "The Lamb." It is almost like the author got a bit tired by that point and instead of writing the...
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    My copy showed up yesterday. It is the usual...

    My copy showed up yesterday. It is the usual high-standard packaging from Magenta.

    I listened to "Bela" on the way to work. Having heard the track about 10 times so far on-line, I was really...
  42. Thanks so much for the overview! Blagodarya ti!

    Thanks so much for the overview!
    Blagodarya ti!
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    Yup, that was quite the error.

    Yup, that was quite the error.
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    How about a very direct question...has the band...

    How about a very direct question...has the band and Chris' widow ever ironed out the differences that seemed to make things so awkward after Squire died?
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    Yup...Steve keeps Nad busy. Which is good for all...

    Yup...Steve keeps Nad busy. Which is good for all of us. (I think Nad is the secret sauce for Steve's Genesis Revisited tours.)
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    Todd has a history of covering other songs. I...

    Todd has a history of covering other songs. I enjoy that side of him (as well as the other 347 sides).
    LOL
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    Yes, that was a great track from the...

    Yes, that was a great track from the Sherwood-produced Chris Squire tribute CD.
    It is most worthwhile.

    My favorite track of the entire thing is the last track which is a Squire cover of...
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    Thanks for bringing up Unifaun; it was the push I...

    Thanks for bringing up Unifaun; it was the push I needed to get it. :)
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    Very cool! It sounds lovely all-around. And how...

    Very cool!
    It sounds lovely all-around. And how wonderful that you can share music with your daughter.
  50. How difficult was it to learn? Did you do it by...

    How difficult was it to learn?
    Did you do it by ear?
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    Nice post. I think you are right about needing...

    Nice post.
    I think you are right about needing more promotion to non-fans. I think that is why it took a while for me to figure out that they were wonderful.

    I envy you for having seen them...
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    Love it! I think Magenta has some substantial...

    Love it!

    I think Magenta has some substantial Genesis influence.
    In any case, I highly recommend them to the OP.
  53. Wonderful! Your Steve Howe cover was great. And...

    Wonderful!
    Your Steve Howe cover was great. And so is this!
    Just like with the Howe cover, you capture the feel very well, not just the notes. Well done!!

    Thank you very much! Please keep them...
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    Hey thanks for this! And to the other folks...

    Hey thanks for this! And to the other folks commenting as well.
    I can see the criticism to a degree but the music and the lyrics are so good that I cannot help but get sucked in.

    I think the...
  55. That's right; I remember that element. Once I...

    That's right; I remember that element.

    Once I read Steve's autobio I will go back to the Hewitt book for a comparo.
  56. Very nice! He really is a Gentleman. (And...

    Very nice!

    He really is a Gentleman.

    (And yes, there was something about the Hewitt book that seemed off; I am not sure I can put my finger on it.)
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    That is funny you posted this... I listened on...

    That is funny you posted this...
    I listened on the way home last night and thought, "I know the sound quality was bad before but it is really bad now!

    It doesn't make me want to start a 'script...
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    One of my first 45s was American Pie. One half of...

    One of my first 45s was American Pie. One half of it was on Side A, the second half was on Side B. But that was over 8 minutes if I recall.
  59. Did you read the Alan Hewitt book on Hackett? If...

    Did you read the Alan Hewitt book on Hackett? If so, did you notice any inconsistencies or interesting comparisons?

    (I find that comparing biographies with autobiographies is often enlightening.)
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    You are welcome! I found Magenta relatively...

    You are welcome!

    I found Magenta relatively late in life (LOL) so I still am catching up with some of the older work. I always end up wondering why various progressive bands aren't more popular;...
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