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    That is such a killer track and yes, Mr. Hackett...

    That is such a killer track and yes, Mr. Hackett could do it justice.
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    Please go and then review it for us. :) (I...

    Please go and then review it for us. :)

    (I just watched that video...it is very exciting to hear that modern humans are doing this. But those of us that admire Ant and his music understand how...
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    Once again you succinctly state what I wanted to...

    Once again you succinctly state what I wanted to say, John.
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    Yes indeed! This is lovely, James. I very much...

    Yes indeed! This is lovely, James. I very much like the piece as well as the opportunity to see you make the magic via the various pedals.

    I love knobs and sliders!
  5. Ah, because he is older and has undergone several...

    Ah, because he is older and has undergone several serious health issues, let’s belittle the iconic and talented drummer that played with several Beatles and with one of the most important Progressive...
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    Absolutely! The "XYZ pad" concept such as in the...

    Absolutely!
    The "XYZ pad" concept such as in the Korg KAOSS devices (and incorporated into the Kronos) are especially fun and useful. They truly do help "humanize" synths.
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    Congrats! What do you like about it? I haven’t...

    Congrats! What do you like about it? I haven’t been able to get a proper feel for it yet but sure see it mentioned a lot.
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    Additional expressive capabilities like what the...

    Additional expressive capabilities like what the Roli and Linnstrument offer as well as MPE are very exciting options to have.

    I kinda wished that Roland had further developed their "D-Beam"...
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    How cool! That is a great photo. And thanks...

    How cool! That is a great photo.

    And thanks for your thoughts on the DD/CS-80 comparo.

    Ribbons are such cool things. I don't know why they are not more common. I like them and have small ones...
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    Yes, based on previous products from both, I'd...

    Yes, based on previous products from both, I'd lean towards the Yamaha.

    How does your Deckard's Dream (I even love the name of that thing!) compare to the CS-80, John?
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    Thank you, John. I am glad you enjoyed it so...

    Thank you, John. I am glad you enjoyed it so much. From looking at a chunk of that video and reading your review I can tell it was a unique event. I bet those fog machines really set the mood (a...
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    Very cool! Please give us a review tomorrow, John.

    Very cool! Please give us a review tomorrow, John.
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    Reverb.com's take On Sun Ra (per today's promo...

    Reverb.com's take On Sun Ra (per today's promo email):

    https://lp.reverb.com/articles/5-gateways-into-the-sun-ra-universe?utm_campaign=20190522+Wed+D%26S&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=MarketingCloud
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    I really enjoyed these clips! He is very...

    I really enjoyed these clips! He is very talented. Thank you.

    How did I miss this thread? Who cares...I found it!
  15. Thread: The Syn

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    Cool! Photos please!

    Cool!
    Photos please!
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    That is great news. Peter Banks deserves this. I...

    That is great news. Peter Banks deserves this. I certainly want to see it when it is available.
  17. Your friend asks some excellent questions.

    Your friend asks some excellent questions.
  18. Oh yum! THANK YOU! When BB speaks, I listen....

    Oh yum! THANK YOU!

    When BB speaks, I listen.

    Please do add links for the other two parts when available!
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    Outstanding! Very exciting, Steve! As i have...

    Outstanding! Very exciting, Steve!

    As i have mentioned, i am a huge fan of Indian music so I look forward to the album.

    I can see "Trustworks" garnering attention from the movie folks. It is...
  20. I have listened twice (but not to the 5.1 yet). I...

    I have listened twice (but not to the 5.1 yet). I am very pleased in general...fairly good sound and good performances. I agree that they really pushed the tempo on most pieces. Having seen the first...
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    That was really enjoyable, Steve. I too feel that...

    That was really enjoyable, Steve. I too feel that "Syndestructible" was the closest Chris ever came to a follow-up to "Fish Out of Water."

    How are the current projects coming along?

    Thank you!
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    Hey, have we discussed THIS yet? ...

    Hey, have we discussed THIS yet?

    https://www.musicradar.com/news/behringer-takes-no-time-in-releasing-early-images-of-its-cs-80-clone

    Can you imagine a Behringer clone AND a Yamaha version...
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    Boy Howdy! (Translation: Yes, I would very...

    Boy Howdy!

    (Translation: Yes, I would very much like to attend the museum and play these wonderful synths)
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    I always put him next to Sonship. ...

    I always put him next to Sonship.

    https://www.moderndrummer.com/2011/08/woody-sonship-theus/
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    3-2-1: Predictably, I'll be the retro grouch...

    3-2-1:

    Predictably, I'll be the retro grouch and say...these emulations sound great. They do. And they are very convenient. They take up no physical space. Even the "manual" for the software is...
  26. I want to see that film!

    I want to see that film!
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    Your posts are often quite thought-provoking,...

    Your posts are often quite thought-provoking, Enid. You have some excellent insights. Thank you.

    I do disagree a bit about the formula bit. I think it is much more complex when it comes to the...
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    It really is out there. Downright spooky at...

    It really is out there. Downright spooky at times. I still remember the first time hearing it when I got my first copy soon after it came out.

    I cannot quite remember what the band said about it...
  29. Indeed. Bozzio's wonderful drumming on DM...

    Indeed. Bozzio's wonderful drumming on DM certainly motivated me to try and be a better drummer.
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    Yes, Mesa gear is never inexpensive but i think...

    Yes, Mesa gear is never inexpensive but i think the quality of the design and the made in America element make me feel very comfortable.

    (I recently bought new tubes from Mesa for my Hughes &...
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    My show in Tucson was excellent. The guys seemed...

    My show in Tucson was excellent. The guys seemed to be on great form.

    While i am not a huge fan of medleys, the Trick/W&W set which had a few was wonderful.

    As a true fan of old gear...
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    More gear! I recently purchased (for a great...

    More gear!

    I recently purchased (for a great price) a used Mesa Boogie Subway D-800 amp and a Mesa Powerhouse 115 cabinet. I already had one of the 115's. What a gorgeous sound this amp/speaker...
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    Great smiles on both you and Chris!

    Great smiles on both you and Chris!
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    Great pic! Thank you!

    Great pic! Thank you!
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    The "Trick" tour was really something totally new...

    The "Trick" tour was really something totally new for them so all bets were off. (I really enjoyed seeing them in NYC on that tour). Phil was out front, Bill was in the chair, they had new material...
  36. I'll listen as it is one of my favorite Genesis...

    I'll listen as it is one of my favorite Genesis instrumentals.

    Last night The Musical Box performed it at their Tucson show. Genesis never performed it live nor has TMB until this tour. It was...
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    Hmm...does the Touche do anything,...

    Hmm...does the Touche do anything, um...interesting? That demo left me cold.

    Maybe some lights would fix it up:...
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    Yup...I kinda miss the stage outfits. Perhaps...

    Yup...I kinda miss the stage outfits. Perhaps living in Kauai for so long has him leaning towards the simple side of life.

    (By the way, I assume everyone has seen the "Daryl's House" episode from...
  39. Ooh...very interesting. I am impressed and would...

    Ooh...very interesting. I am impressed and would like to hear more tracks.

    The editing pace of the video is too frenetic for me but I freely admit that I never watch music videos unless they are...
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    "In the court of the Crimson King"

    "In the court of the Crimson King"
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    Hmm...I don't know. I do have a K2500XS and i...

    Hmm...I don't know. I do have a K2500XS and i remember replacing a battery in it...as i recall it took a fair bit of time for me to find the darn little door but it was a breeze once I did and I...
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    An excellent point. I have some pretty far-out...

    An excellent point.
    I have some pretty far-out patches for the instrument. I still have a few thousand voices for my various DX-family of instruments. I got them from various sources back when I...
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    Very interesting! You always find the coolest...

    Very interesting!
    You always find the coolest controllers!

    Thanks!
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    Yes...there was some great stuff in that thread....

    Yes...there was some great stuff in that thread.

    I'll distill my contribution:

    >Mahtrak is insanely good stuff (and our own Pmrviana is a big part of the band...he also has a solo album coming...
  45. I can also vouch for how good Palmer's show is. I...

    I can also vouch for how good Palmer's show is. I have seen them twice and fully enjoyed both concerts. Carl is still a monster player and Simon & Paul are not only superb players (they blew my mind)...
  46. In the Richard Macphail book he describes how...

    In the Richard Macphail book he describes how that went wrong at one concert...he did his usual entrance from the back, worked the crowd, and then went through a double door to get to the stage....
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    Dang! My head is spinning. So many options. What...

    Dang! My head is spinning. So many options. What a well thought-out design.

    Thanks for the link!
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    Very cool! Lots of possible settings/combos on...

    Very cool!
    Lots of possible settings/combos on the CB pedals, right? The right preamp/boost/EQ makes everything else later in the chain sound better.

    Let us know.
  49. Moerlen's Gong is by far my favorite. But as a...

    Moerlen's Gong is by far my favorite. But as a drummer/percussionist that has vibes, a xylophone, marimba, and orchestral bells, that is hardly surprising.
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    I have always thought so. Very Eno.

    I have always thought so.
    Very Eno.
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    I saw The Musical Box in the spring of 2017. It...

    I saw The Musical Box in the spring of 2017. It was an extraordinary experience.
    I saw Hackett in 1980 or so and then again in 2018. He delivers an epic show. I will see the former in less than a...
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    "Twiddles." I love the British!

    "Twiddles."
    I love the British!
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    My favorite was always the "Remote Control" album...

    My favorite was always the "Remote Control" album and especially, tour. I think they were at an all-time high with that tour. I have some great photos from their stop in Tucson.

    The album:...
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    An excellent article. He does in fact get it. ...

    An excellent article. He does in fact get it.

    Thank you!
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    Yes, absolutely. One of the guitar mags had an...

    Yes, absolutely.
    One of the guitar mags had an interview with Hackett back around 1975 or 6 and he confirmed this.
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    Absolutely. Happy the Man were simply brilliant.

    Absolutely.
    Happy the Man were simply brilliant.
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    I'm in! I didn't realize he had covered PM....

    I'm in!
    I didn't realize he had covered PM. Which tune?
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    Yes, his enthsusiam and knowledge are a great...

    Yes, his enthsusiam and knowledge are a great combo. I wish Tony’s parts were covered more. But an excellent job overall.

    Live, the band always pulled it off quite well. 76 was my favorite. They...
  59. yup...got the Amazon email delaying it....

    yup...got the Amazon email delaying it. (Interesting how long it took for them to tell me it was delayed...)
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    Very cool...thanks!

    Very cool...thanks!
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