Thread: Synthesizer Gear Porn ;-)

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    Not bad at all!! Pretty sure your setup could and would stand proud against many a gentleman's setup as well
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    Alas some of the equipment have some problems and my sampler more or less needs a computer with Windows XP. No drivers for later versions of Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    I start to wonder what people would think of my musicrubble. Most tech stuff is on the computer as softsynths. But in one corner of my computer/music-room, one can see my old Roland System 100 model 101, on a cupboard with drawers. Then there is a midi-keyboard on its small side and in front of it a stand with a tenor banjo and also a pair of bongos. Next to my desk a 19"-rack with a sampler and some synths, a midi-interface and on top of it a Waldorf Blofeld. Then a stand with a 88 key midi-keyboard and a two tier stack with a Nord Electro and a Mackie mixer. On my desk there is a multitrack harddiskrecorder and when working on my music a small Arturia midi-keyboard.
    Not bad for a lady?
    Dang! I would think that you are a woman of discriminating taste!
    What a nice blend of old and new!

    (And isn’t that Blofeld marvelous? I love mine.)

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    Of course, after the Klaus thread, I turn here.

    A massive loss.

    Here’s a relevant link:

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Nifty...I still lean on my old MKS-50 pretty heavily at home (rack version of the Alpha Juno). It's definitely a very versatile synth, even compared to its bigger relatives.

    Met both Tim Story and even got a selfie with HJ Roedelius at Big Ears a few years ago. Story was there doing an installation (memory is fuzzy now, he might've also been involved with Harold Budd's sets), and Roedelius did an amazing solo set at one of the churches. That show and meeting him however briefly (a very, very gracious man) are treasured memories.
    You met Tim Story? He's done some really cool shit.

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    I did, but only very briefly. Memory is slightly fuzzy now (gonna blame the pandemic for THAT snafu), but I think he was doing an installation of The Roedelius Cells that year and while visiting the installation I ran into him and we chatted for just a few moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotron View Post
    Dang! I would think that you are a woman of discriminating taste!
    What a nice blend of old and new!

    (And isn’t that Blofeld marvelous? I love mine.)
    I got he Blofeld from my dad for my birthday some years ago. Sadly I have to admit I've hardly used it.
    I would like to have library software included, so I could store the sounds. Now the only way to store new sounds, would be to get rid of old sounds. An editor would be handy as well, though not really needed. And with all the softsynths from Arturia, it's easier to use one of those, because I can store any sound I create, even if I'll never use it, or perhaps as a template for another sound.

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    A friend of mine passed away and I have been selling all his old synth gear to help his widow (all 80's & 90's stuff). Right now I'm dealing with two modular cabinets he built filled with 42 modular units. MOTM. These were kit modules assembled by my friend.

    Most are manufactured by Synthesis Technology. A few others from Oakley Sound Systems, Blacet Research & Stone Catgirl. I also have 44 patch cables.

    We're trying to determine a cost. The tricky part, is I don't know how to patch it, and determine what works and what doesn't. It's a bit dirty as well from sitting unplayed for years, and some seem sketchy, or need cleaning.

    I have an offer from the the owner/designer of Synthesis Technology. An offer that is reasonable, but not incredible. It seems great to me, especially because he doesn't care if anything is broken or not, because he can fix them.

    The widow thinks otherwise. She has always believed the unit is worth much more, and has her late husband in the back of her head and is having trouble letting it go.

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    I actually just splurged for the Waldorf PPG plugin on a whim. Yay retail therapy, somehow still less costly than actual therapy


    Also Renate, I did find this while poking around: https://www.mysteryislands-music.com...lofeld-editor/

    It's not free, looks like 3rd party...but it does appear it would integrate your Blofeld almost like a VST within Cubase. I've used similar hardware integrations before (the Moog Voyager, Modal Skulpt and even the Deckard's Dream have similar software capabilities).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man In The Mountain View Post
    A friend of mine passed away and I have been selling all his old synth gear to help his widow (all 80's & 90's stuff). Right now I'm dealing with two modular cabinets he built filled with 42 modular units. MOTM. These were kit modules assembled by my friend.

    Most are manufactured by Synthesis Technology. A few others from Oakley Sound Systems, Blacet Research & Stone Catgirl. I also have 44 patch cables.

    We're trying to determine a cost. The tricky part, is I don't know how to patch it, and determine what works and what doesn't. It's a bit dirty as well from sitting unplayed for years, and some seem sketchy, or need cleaning.

    I have an offer from the the owner/designer of Synthesis Technology. An offer that is reasonable, but not incredible. It seems great to me, especially because he doesn't care if anything is broken or not, because he can fix them.

    The widow thinks otherwise. She has always believed the unit is worth much more, and has her late husband in the back of her head and is having trouble letting it go.

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    Ooof....yeah, that's rough for her. I personally would leap at the ST offer, especially given the willingness to take the system "as is."
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    I actually just splurged for the Waldorf PPG plugin on a whim. Yay retail therapy, somehow still less costly than actual therapy


    Also Renate, I did find this while poking around: https://www.mysteryislands-music.com...lofeld-editor/

    It's not free, looks like 3rd party...but it does appear it would integrate your Blofeld almost like a VST within Cubase. I've used similar hardware integrations before (the Moog Voyager, Modal Skulpt and even the Deckard's Dream have similar software capabilities).
    I see, but not sure how to pay, without creditcard or paypall. Besides, with the amount of softsynths from Arturia and my Nord G2 Engine, I'm not sure I would get much milage form it.

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    I understand...just passing along the info I found, just in case
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    I understand...just passing along the info I found, just in case
    Thanks for the info. I've looked for alternatives in Europe, but thing seem to be unclear. I wish there was something like the studio module I had with my first version of Cubase (I have to say, I miss some other things that version had, like the mixertrack, where one could place mixersettings at a specific point. The version I work with now, has a mixer, but it only can record settings, while playing.). I used that to store sounds of my synthesizers. My current version of Cubase has a midi-devices module, but it doesn't support any of my synthesizers and it's unclear to me what I can do with it and how to work with it. The manual doesn't clear things up, probably because my comprehension of English is lacking.

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    Oh yeah, I think I used to do something similar with Cakewalk back in the day

    I've never used Cubase myself, although I've heard that it is one of the most MIDI-friendly of the DAW engines (not a surprise given how it started I suppose!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Oh yeah, I think I used to do something similar with Cakewalk back in the day

    I've never used Cubase myself, although I've heard that it is one of the most MIDI-friendly of the DAW engines (not a surprise given how it started I suppose!).
    I started with Cubase 3.1 on an Atari, I think somewhere in 1993 and I've used Cubase ever since. Currently Cubase 8 Pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    I got he Blofeld from my dad for my birthday some years ago. Sadly I have to admit I've hardly used it.
    I would like to have library software included, so I could store the sounds. Now the only way to store new sounds, would be to get rid of old sounds. An editor would be handy as well, though not really needed. And with all the softsynths from Arturia, it's easier to use one of those, because I can store any sound I create, even if I'll never use it, or perhaps as a template for another sound.
    I see your points. I guess the really small form factor has something to do with the issues.

    Wink, wink—You should just throw it away…or better yet, pop it in the post to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotron View Post
    I see your points. I guess the really small form factor has something to do with the issues.

    Wink, wink—You should just throw it away…or better yet, pop it in the post to me!
    Defenitly not. It's a memory of my dad, just like his banjo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    Defenitly not. It's a memory of my dad, just like his banjo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    Defenitly not. It's a memory of my dad, just like his banjo.
    I am 100% with you of course.

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    I can't play the banjo, though I pick it up occasionally and pluck the strings. It should be tuned. I know the tuning, it's the same as a viola: C, G, D, A.

    The Blofeld is an instrument I use occasionally. Perhaps I should replace some unwanted sounds, with sounds I make.

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    Sort of the equivalent of looking at thumbnail porn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Augmented Strings didn't have too much of an impact on my system, but I've read other reviews that said it was definitely a resource hog. Hopefully that's something that Arturia will keep refining.
    Well, I'm trying to use it in my new composition, which will be all Arturia. V Piano, MiniMoog (2) and Augmented Strings (for a plucked bass part).

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