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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by maximee » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:53 am

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maximee wrote:Hello folks, has anybody of you experience with a Korg Lambda ES-50 string machine?
I got offered one and was wondering if any of you have hands on experience...
I've never played one but it seems to get good reviews. There's a few demos on youtube.

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Yeah, I've watched most of them by now. Sounds great!
Unfortunately it was offered as fully working, but turns out it has faulty chips that are impossible to source. Replacement workaround circuits are available, but even as a DIY fix it'd be too expensive.
I already own a broken Crumar Performer... So maybe some other time.
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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by eggwheat » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:07 am

Yeh, plus that one is supposed to be huge and weigh a ton. Every time I switch my gear on there's usually some kind of problem...that's the downside for sure.

i just spent the evening fixing my Prophet VS(developed a switch matrix fault). I'd have spent thousands on repairs over the years if I couldn't do it myself.

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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by maximee » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:11 am

eggwheat wrote:Yeh, plus that one is supposed to be huge and weigh a ton. Every time I switch my gear on there's usually some kind of problem...that's the downside for sure.

i just spent the evening fixing my Prophet VS(developed a switch matrix fault). I'd have spent thousands on repairs over the years if I couldn't do it myself.
Good point. The lambda is more of a piece of furniture- it's huge indeed.
I'm on holiday right now. If it's still for sale when I get back home I'll see.
Maybe for a good price just to play around trying to come up with a clever fix...

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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:11 am

The other day I picked up an old JEN SM2007 String Machine and MAN I love it!!! So creamy!
Apparently it's one of the first string synths and quite rare, I've read...?
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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by FightingPlankton » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:28 am

The only synths I've ever owned(besides Roland gr-20) were a Yamaha dx7 I got from pawn shop for $100 and an akai ax-60 I got from my neighbor for mowing his lawn. I sold the dx7 for $200 and the akai... I was an idiot and sold for $300 WITH a 3 tier stand. I wish I could find another ax-60 but they're in the $800 price range now.
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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by revolutron » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:02 pm

I wish someone would release a new analog stringer that had some midi/usb capabilities. nothing fancy just string/brass and a chorus

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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by mackerelmint » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:32 pm

revolutron wrote:I wish someone would release a new analog stringer that had some midi/usb capabilities. nothing fancy just string/brass and a chorus
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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by marqueemoon » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:53 pm

mackerelmint wrote:
revolutron wrote:I wish someone would release a new analog stringer that had some midi/usb capabilities. nothing fancy just string/brass and a chorus
Here.
Not actually analog. I still want one though.

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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by mackerelmint » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:58 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
mackerelmint wrote:
revolutron wrote:I wish someone would release a new analog stringer that had some midi/usb capabilities. nothing fancy just string/brass and a chorus
Here.
Not actually analog. I still want one though.
Yes, I know. At this point, though, digital can sound "analog" enough that being subtractive and knob based is really just as good.
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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by marqueemoon » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:23 pm

mackerelmint wrote:Yes, I know. At this point, though, digital can sound "analog" enough that being subtractive and knob based is really just as good.
I think it would be close enough for me at least.

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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by OffYourFace » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:20 am

I had the streichfett for about 2 years. It's pretty good but I sold it. I didn't like how it has a wash of white noise/hiss after the decay. You probably wouldn't notice it most of the time except in a recording situation where the strings fade out at the end of a song or during a break in the middle. I have a song that has a few breaks and the hiss just bugged me too much.

I have a real mk1 Solina that nothing else can seem to match in a recording... but luckily I'm capable of repairing it if and when it needs it. They're a huge pain in the dick to repair... spaghetti wire city.
Sometimes I want to sell it but I know i'll regret it.

Since starting this thread, here's what I have now in my key collection: :fp:

1974 mk1 Solina
Oberheim OB-8 (can't live without this one)
Siel OR400
SCI Prelude (same as the OR400)
Roland Alpha Juno 2 (better than a 106 IMO)
Roland JV-880
Korg ExM1r (rack version of M1)
Moog Rogue
Synthesizers.com 3 VCO modular

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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by Jaguar018 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:13 am

OffYourFace wrote:What's a guitar?
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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by OffYourFace » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:35 am

WTF is that thing?
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Re: crazy about '70s String Synths

Post by Haddock » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:42 pm

Moog E1, I think.
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