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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:35 pm

NAMM is fun this year so far. Anyone else excited by the possibilities of what the Arturia Keystep Pro can do? That 4 track thing at the top is SO cool :w00t: :w00t:
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by StevenO » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:53 am

Telliot wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:20 pm
eggwheat wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:40 pm
Beringher have released the Roland 100M copy btw...might be your thing?
Not really scratching that 2600 itch, though, right? I’m curious to see what Korg’s 2600 mini will look like. I’m not a fan of mini keys, so that worries me. Maybe they’ll forgo the keyboard altogether and just make a desktop synth?
A desktop 2600 would be cool, for sure! I haven't checked out the System 100 yet because I don't need that kind of temptation in my life...

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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by eggwheat » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:37 am

StevenO wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:53 am
Telliot wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:20 pm
eggwheat wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:40 pm
Beringher have released the Roland 100M copy btw...might be your thing?
Not really scratching that 2600 itch, though, right? I’m curious to see what Korg’s 2600 mini will look like. I’m not a fan of mini keys, so that worries me. Maybe they’ll forgo the keyboard altogether and just make a desktop synth?
A desktop 2600 would be cool, for sure! I haven't checked out the System 100 yet because I don't need that kind of temptation in my life...

Yes a desktop 2600 would be fun definitely. I've always thought the Roland system 100 sounds a lot better than the 100M. A full Roland system 100 with the speakers and everything...1.sounds incredible. 2. looks incredible.

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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by Maggieo » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:53 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:35 pm
NAMM is fun this year so far. Anyone else excited by the possibilities of what the Arturia Keystep Pro can do? That 4 track thing at the top is SO cool :w00t: :w00t:
I plotzed.

Seriously. There was the screaming of "HOLY SHIT!!"
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by Jaguar018 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:14 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:53 am
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:35 pm
NAMM is fun this year so far. Anyone else excited by the possibilities of what the Arturia Keystep Pro can do? That 4 track thing at the top is SO cool :w00t: :w00t:
I plotzed.

Seriously. There was the screaming of "HOLY SHIT!!"
Then there was the realization that I have barely any of those other bits of gear, nor do I have the talent, time, or patience to figure out how to do stuff like that. :'(

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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by Maggieo » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:30 pm

Jaguar018 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Maggieo wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:53 am
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:35 pm
NAMM is fun this year so far. Anyone else excited by the possibilities of what the Arturia Keystep Pro can do? That 4 track thing at the top is SO cool :w00t: :w00t:
I plotzed.

Seriously. There was the screaming of "HOLY SHIT!!"
Then there was the realization that I have barely any of those other bits of gear, nor do I have the talent, time, or patience to figure out how to do stuff like that. :'(
I still don't fully understand all the stuff my regular Keystep can do. :fp:
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by Zork » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:52 am

I don't know what kind of joke Behringer is playing on Korg but they did it: Behringer Arp 2600

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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by Telliot » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:19 pm

Zork wrote:
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:-* :) :-*

I would have gladly found a way to pony up for the Korg, but if they insist on turning their 2600 into unobtainium, I’ll spend my money supporting Behringer. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Dok and I just hung out at NAMM, and had a chance to play Korg’s 2600. Damn nice piece of gear, there. Anyone lucky enough to have gotten one in time is a winner. I’m bummed I wasn’t able to get on the list, but it hasn’t quelled my thirst for one. I’ve got the Arturia plugin, and I use it quite a lot, but having the real thing in front of me is a totally different experience.
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by eggwheat » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:59 am

Wow that’s great you got to see one. Honestly still don’t believe I will get one until it actually arrives.. I’m expecting an email saying ‘sorry we couldn’t fulfil your order’ at any minute. We’ll see.

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Post by Telliot » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:33 am

The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Post by Maggieo » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:55 pm

Telliot wrote:
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Welp, they’ve done it.
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:55 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:30 pm
Jaguar018 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Maggieo wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:53 am


I plotzed.

Seriously. There was the screaming of "HOLY SHIT!!"
Then there was the realization that I have barely any of those other bits of gear, nor do I have the talent, time, or patience to figure out how to do stuff like that. :'(
I still don't fully understand all the stuff my regular Keystep can do. :fp:
I definitely think there will be a bit of a learning curve, and some manual reading, but it looks doable if one were to put in the time to learn. I never learned the original Keystep either, but I never did sit down to try to learn it either. Still, pretty sweet the things the Pro can do!!
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by eggwheat » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:12 am

Telliot wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:33 am
Welp, they’ve done it.
Interesting, it looks like a mini desktop clone of the TTSH kit..I can see it has some extra patch point and things so they’ve probably expanded on the original design.

I would guess it’s a surface mount component design which would bring cost right down too...

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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by matbard » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:20 am

It's an AMSynth rendition of the 2600, without keyboard, speakers and a digital reverb crammed into it. More, it has some features that the original didn't have. The demo video shows a prototype, and appears to be completely out of tune, and they are saying it will come (with some luck!) toward the end of the year. For me, it's more an "inspired by" synth than a proper reissue.

The Korg Arp 2600 is a completely different beast.

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Re: The Synth Thread...

Post by StevenO » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:00 am

Seems like it's right in line with everything else they have released (not straight-up reissues) and will be a great synth once it's completely finished. Euro-rack mountable as well, which is nice. At this point it seems like you could set them all up in a rack and have quite a nice, neat, relatively compact set up.

I could see it being a nice addition to the Model D that I already have. That, or the Cat. Not that I need or can afford anything...

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