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Post by StevenO » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:30 pm

That's Nancy Wang of LCD Soundsystem

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Post by Telliot » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:37 pm

Ah, okay. Yeah I don’t really know them.
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Post by mackerelmint » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:14 pm

Doesn't she spell it "Whang"? I think she does.
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Post by Maggieo » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:45 am

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That's Nancy Wang of LCD Soundsystem
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Post by Maggieo » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:46 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:14 pm
Doesn't she spell it "Whang"? I think she does.
Yep!
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Post by StevenO » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:53 am

Yep. I think she'll forgive me though.

And what's more embarrassing is that I think it's pronounced similar to "Wong".

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Post by mackerelmint » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:38 pm

Yeah, wang and wong are just two ways of romanizing "王". And then there's whang, I guess.
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Post by StevenO » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:09 pm

Back to synths...

I didn't end up getting the Korg MS-20 Mini as intended. The used one I was looking at sold before I could get to it. Pretty okay with that. I really don't need anything else, just always wanting more toys.

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Post by Zork » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:19 pm

I was just the other day in my local music shop and again played around with the MS-20 mini. I can't help but his thing feels so much like a cheap toy. All the pots are wobbly, everything is too small, there's no weight at all - for the money i would prefer to ditch the second oscillator and the multimode filter and get an old MS-10.

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Post by StevenO » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:10 pm

Honestly, I kind of feel the same way... But toys can be fun too, especially at the used price. But then again, if it doesn't last, then that's a waste of money...

I still played one, but also had a very difficult time getting any kind of usable sound out of the MS-20. Not sure what that was about. I know they can sound awesome!

I agree, though. I'd love a MS-10. Those seem really cool.

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Post by StevenO » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:14 am

I've been thinking about picking up a second Arturia Keystep so I can have one running sequences and arpeggios into my Juno and another running into my Model D.

Anybody try this?

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Post by Singlebladepickup » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:59 pm

Wish my Juno had midi...

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Post by Telliot » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Zork wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:19 pm
I was just the other day in my local music shop and again played around with the MS-20 mini. I can't help but his thing feels so much like a cheap toy. All the pots are wobbly, everything is too small, there's no weight at all - for the money i would prefer to ditch the second oscillator and the multimode filter and get an old MS-10.
I love my MS-20. You should watch this video, he does a great job of showing how versatile the synth can be with a little know-how and patience. I can't tell if his rap is meant to be tongue in cheek (though I suspect it is), but overall, I think it's a great demonstration of the MS-20's capabilities.
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Post by Zork » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:48 am

I also like the MS-20 a lot. I just think the mini version is very toyish in terms of build quality and choice of materials etc. The once upon a synth guy is using an old one which is of course the same circuit but a lot more sturdy, heavy and solid.

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Post by StevenO » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:22 am

Telliot wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:00 pm
Zork wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:19 pm
I was just the other day in my local music shop and again played around with the MS-20 mini. I can't help but his thing feels so much like a cheap toy. All the pots are wobbly, everything is too small, there's no weight at all - for the money i would prefer to ditch the second oscillator and the multimode filter and get an old MS-10.
I love my MS-20. You should watch this video, he does a great job of showing how versatile the synth can be with a little know-how and patience. I can't tell if his rap is meant to be tongue in cheek (though I suspect it is), but overall, I think it's a great demonstration of the MS-20's capabilities.
Definitely some cool sounds in that video. I have quite a few "toy" synths already, what with the Behringer D and the Roland SH-01a, so it doesn't really bother me to have the MS-20 Mini. If I could find the module version of one for cheap, I'd buy one. Of course, I'd love an original vintage one too! :whistle:

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