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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Now that my wife has retired and we're both on a fixed income, the days of lusting and buying new synths and most gear is no longer an option. Unless of course I sell something to fund it, but I'm pretty happy with what I have. My D50, Ensoniq VFX-SD and Korg Wavestation were all bought new in the late 80's and are such a part of my studio, parting with them for any reason isn't going to happen.
    I wish I hadn't sold my SD-1. I'm bending over...somebody just go ahead and kick my ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropforge View Post
    I wish I hadn't sold my SD-1. I'm bending over...somebody just go ahead and kick my ass.
    Oh man, that's rough. When Ensoniq offered the upgrade board I jumped on it, and shipped it to off to Malvern for the SD-1 upgrade.
    Over the years it's become one of my favorite synths. Just layering some of the patches and a few quick edits if you wish can yield some interesting patches.
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    Funny clip by Gross Net for the track Of Late Capitalism, featuring a couple of synths....


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    Quote Originally Posted by smcfee View Post
    Move over Schmidt, there's a new god synth in town.

    https://www.analoguesolutions.com/colossus
    Makes my mouth water, but far above my budget.

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    How about something a tad more reasonable, but also pretty remarkably stacked with features?

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...ng-synthesizer

    First real new synth with polyphonic aftertouch AND a ribbon in forever. The controller features are enough to have me wide-eyed, but for those who just find the deep synth engine interesting there's also a cheaper desktop module version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    How about something a tad more reasonable, but also pretty remarkably stacked with features?

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...ng-synthesizer

    First real new synth with polyphonic aftertouch AND a ribbon in forever. The controller features are enough to have me wide-eyed, but for those who just find the deep synth engine interesting there's also a cheaper desktop module version.
    Interesting. I want it with editing and library software.

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    ASM is a new company, but one of the dudes is from Arturia if memory serves...so, it's highly likely this will have strong software support as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    ASM is a new company, but one of the dudes is from Arturia if memory serves...so, it's highly likely this will have strong software support as well.
    It would be nice, because it is something I miss with my Waldorf Blofeld.

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    I'm waffling on the Hydra to be honest. It's an AMAZING set of features, especially performance controls. But it's only 49 keys and apparently the ribbon doesn't work as well with my DDRM so while I could use it for the PolyAT and pseudo-MPE, I'd not have the ribbon. IF it sells well, I am hoping they'll consider a larger keybed (61 or 76 keys). If that happens, I'm all over that
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    Hello synth lovers. Sorry if this has been raised before. I'm primarily (like 95%) an acoustic player, however I've observed that there are a lot of synth pedals for electric guitar out there. Any thoughts on what to look at, experience with these pedals, recommendations etc.? I'd like to be able to spew out some fat, fuzzy and chirpy synth lines via guitar. Maybe there's some other (non-pedal) interface that is superior for the money? I know very little of the subject.
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    Howdy - I don't have personal experience with this specific pedal, but I have three other Meris pedals and absolutely swear by them:

    https://www.meris.us/product/enzo/
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    ^^^
    Thanks, that looks pretty freakin' cool!
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    Meris pedals are amazeballs, IMHO. I have the Mercury7 and it is my absolute go-to for big shimmering reverbs. The Polymoon is the a blend of a cool delay, phaser/flanger, and even rudimentary reverb all at once. And the Ottobit is the best bitcrusher I've used so far (I used to have a Geiger Counter and while it was amazingly versatile, it was more of a "program in advance" device compared to the Ottobit).

    So yeah...their devices generally deliver on the goods. Of course, there are plenty of others out there.

    Happy hunting!
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    That ASM Hydra looks incredible, and compared to a lot of synths, priced about right for the features.

    The new Prog magazine has an interview with Peter Baumann, and Tony Banks, among Camel too. If the price of the magazine is too high, you can get an e-version, via pocketmags.com , which is what I do. Works well, saves paper.

    I'd been looking at pedals for guitar too, what a rabbit hole. A lot of those modeling pedals combine a lot of different sounds into one unit, though you'll need a iPad, laptop, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    That ASM Hydra looks incredible, and compared to a lot of synths, priced about right for the features.

    The new Prog magazine has an interview with Peter Baumann, and Tony Banks, among Camel too. If the price of the magazine is too high, you can get an e-version, via pocketmags.com , which is what I do. Works well, saves paper.

    I'd been looking at pedals for guitar too, what a rabbit hole. A lot of those modeling pedals combine a lot of different sounds into one unit, though you'll need a iPad, laptop, etc.
    I just picked up the BOSS GT-1 Guitar Effects Processor and find it very nice to use. Lots of good sounds, amp emulations, etc. You can also use the effects and an amp in combination.
    They cost around $199.00USD
    https://www.boss.info/us/products/gt-1/
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    Sounds good. There's a lot of ways to go with that, and that's a good broad, self-contained pedal. I can see why these pedals sell well.

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