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Post by mackerelmint » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:28 pm

Ohhhhh... I never get too much of Todd's Tidy Keyboard Korner (tm). That really is a nice space full of nice things arranged nicely. Seeing that lovely Prophet perched atop the Rhodes like that just made me think of Matt Johnson, the guy who plays keys for Jamiroquai. He makes very nice videos playing and demonstrating his various keyboards, and he did one a few days ago of Rhodes and Moog. Just some really nicely played, soulful jamming. Worth a watch, as is his Moog one video.

The Prophet... man, what a great synth. If it's good enough for Hall and Oates and YMO... Happy new synth day, Todd.
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:51 pm

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Woah, J and Todd. Amazing stuff!

J, glad you got the Matriarch. It seems like the perfect synth for you. There's so much available there for you to work with. A lot of synth lines are surprisingly, and thankfully, easy to play so you'll have a relatively easy time getting something truly musical out of it, for sure . Effects definitely help as well, mostly reverbs and delays, but see what you can get out of the synth without at kind of external modulation too!
Thanks Steven! It may just be the perfect synth for me. I'm definitely trying to get used to it on its own before adding a ton of stuff, but from everything I've heard, it seems that Moogs need a reverb at minimum to get that really epic sound. Though I might try a fuzz on it tomorrow :ph34r: I do eventually want to get into Eurorack properly (random modules as opposed to a specific sound like I was attempting before), but what might be fun is to have modules that work as effects or modulation for the Matriarch. AJH makes a 12-stage phaser called the Next Phase which sounds killer. But for now, I'm just trying to see how the Matriarch works on its own. That will probably take a while :D

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I have a Grandmother, and yet, I covet your synth! :-*
Thanks Maggie! It's been a lot of fun to play with so far. Every time I turn it on, I'm just blown away by how much it can do and the variety of sounds, even from changing just the oscillators a bit.

I don't know if you saw this when I posted it a couple days ago, but Moog/Lisa Bella Donna posted a video where she plays a Grandmother AND a Matriarch and they sound GLORIOUS together.
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by Maggieo » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:33 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Ohhhhh... I never get too much of Todd's Tidy Keyboard Korner (tm). That really is a nice space full of nice things arranged nicely. Seeing that lovely Prophet perched atop the Rhodes like that just made me think of Matt Johnson, the guy who plays keys for Jamiroquai. He makes very nice videos playing and demonstrating his various keyboards, and he did one a few days ago of Rhodes and Moog. Just some really nicely played, soulful jamming. Worth a watch, as is his Moog one video.

The Prophet... man, what a great synth. If it's good enough for Hall and Oates and YMO... Happy new synth day, Todd.
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by Telliot » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:41 am

Maggieo wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:33 am
mackerelmint wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Ohhhhh... I never get too much of Todd's Tidy Keyboard Korner (tm). That really is a nice space full of nice things arranged nicely. Seeing that lovely Prophet perched atop the Rhodes like that just made me think of Matt Johnson, the guy who plays keys for Jamiroquai. He makes very nice videos playing and demonstrating his various keyboards, and he did one a few days ago of Rhodes and Moog. Just some really nicely played, soulful jamming. Worth a watch, as is his Moog one video.

The Prophet... man, what a great synth. If it's good enough for Hall and Oates and YMO... Happy new synth day, Todd.
What Megan said, like, times two. :-* :-* :-* :-* :? :? :? :? :?

Thank you! I'd literally just finished watching that Matt Johnson video before reading Megan's comment. :D

I'm having a blast with the Prophet. I think it's going to take me some time before I fully understand it, but I LOVE the fact there's no menu diving and every function has a respective knob or button out in the open to better help visual people (like me) understand what's going on. In the meantime, I've uploaded the OMOM soundset from the DSI site, and purchased a couple others I thought might be good jumping off points.
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by krib » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:28 am

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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by StevenO » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:48 am

As much as I just want Behringer to release their OB synth, their new Korg MS-20 clone looks really interesting!

https://youtu.be/A-tyaZgx3Ao

Between that and the new Roland JU-06a? Gas is brewing but also *shrug*

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:11 am

You guys have much cooler rigs than me!

Pulled these out of the closet this weekend. A friend asked me to come up with a "Aldo Nova/1984"/EV150/Holy Diver" sort of intro for one of his songs so I spent the better part of yesterday morning trying to come up with something. I'm getting somewhere but it's not quite there yet. On my desk I have the rig run through an Echo Park and an Alesis Ineko.

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Post by Maggieo » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:44 am

redchapterjubilee wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:11 am
You guys have much cooler rigs than me!

Pulled these out of the closet this weekend. A friend asked me to come up with a "Aldo Nova/1984"/EV150/Holy Diver" sort of intro for one of his songs so I spent the better part of yesterday morning trying to come up with something. I'm getting somewhere but it's not quite there yet. On my desk I have the rig run through an Echo Park and an Alesis Ineko.

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That's a pretty cool rig in my book!

Say, got and favorite settings or patches for the Grandmother?
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by mackerelmint » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:38 pm

StevenO wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:48 am
As much as I just want Behringer to release their OB synth, their new Korg MS-20 clone looks really interesting!

https://youtu.be/A-tyaZgx3Ao

Between that and the new Roland JU-06a? Gas is brewing but also *shrug*
I dunno, you can already get a Korg clone of that Korg, so really I wish they'd prioritize that OB more. Considering how many other clones they've burped up over the last year or so.
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by StevenO » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:30 pm

mackerelmint wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:38 pm
StevenO wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:48 am
As much as I just want Behringer to release their OB synth, their new Korg MS-20 clone looks really interesting!

https://youtu.be/A-tyaZgx3Ao

Between that and the new Roland JU-06a? Gas is brewing but also *shrug*
I dunno, you can already get a Korg clone of that Korg, so really I wish they'd prioritize that OB more. Considering how many other clones they've burped up over the last year or so.
The Korg is meh, and the Behringer will most likely be better and in a better form factor.

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Post by mackerelmint » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:23 pm

Well, yeah, the form factor's better. I dunno if they can fix the meh, though, the MS-20 is all kinds of meh if you ask me. Cloning it can't help much.
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Post by StevenO » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:00 pm

I like them. I think they're surprisingly musical in a mix, but on their own they don't necessarily have that "thing" to them that say a Model D does.

Air uses the MS-20 a fair bit for those vocal/vowel-like lines, similar to Daft Punk, and Arcade Fire (not that i'm a huge fan) uses them a lot and live the one guy uses two of them and it sounds fantastic. So... *shrug*

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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:54 pm

redchapterjubilee wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:11 am
You guys have much cooler rigs than me!

Pulled these out of the closet this weekend. A friend asked me to come up with a "Aldo Nova/1984"/EV150/Holy Diver" sort of intro for one of his songs so I spent the better part of yesterday morning trying to come up with something. I'm getting somewhere but it's not quite there yet. On my desk I have the rig run through an Echo Park and an Alesis Ineko.

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That's an AWESOME setup!!
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by StevenO » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:27 am

I'd love to hear how the two play together.

I had a hard time getting my Moog Prodigy and 106 playing together, mostly as they have completely 'tonal texture' (for lack of a better phrase) to them. But my Behringer Model D works super nicely with the 106, for some reason.

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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:02 am

I would think that the completely different sound textures would play really nicely together. I'd probably use one for arpeggios/sequences and the other for melody.
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