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« Reply #135 on: September 01, 2016, 03:44:29 PM »

Dunno, looks a bit too doof-y for me, but I suppose it's how you use it. It's certainly true this series was aimed at doof kids but it does seem to me that that's how a lot of synths are marketed these days anyway since that's where most of the money must come from. 

I got the Volka Bass earlier in the year and think it's great, used it for a few recordings. Very nice sound for a little synth, basically, and easy to use (I haven't actually exhausted all the features yet, just used what I wanted). I'd recommend it to anyone.
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« Reply #136 on: September 20, 2016, 10:30:11 PM »

Just got MAKE NOISE - 0-COAST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS1a2T4FY4w

It is not a proper demo, just me fiddling around. This Thursday I will have a real stress test.
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« Reply #137 on: September 21, 2016, 08:35:34 AM »

Sounds great... Although it seems difficult to learn (never tried any modular synth). Can you please make full feedback after stress test ?
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« Reply #138 on: September 28, 2016, 11:06:13 AM »

Finally got the JP-08, plus the keyboard (this morning as it happens), so that's the whole series so far. More great sounds, the sliders seem a bit limited due to space but I suppose it's a matter of practice. Great sounds as always, this really is an excellent little collection of little synths. Had a fair bit of mileage out of the other two so far.

Having trouble with the keyboard though, the chord-thing that's meant to plug into the units just doesn't click. Anyone else had that issue? I'll look into it eventually, it's no majour issue.
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« Reply #139 on: November 24, 2016, 10:44:50 PM »

I had some fun with the upcoming Korg Monologue today (I live next to the best synth retail shop in France and some Korg guy came to show some new Korg products.) I wasn't really convinced by the videos I saw online but after trying to push it as far as possible for 20 minutes or so (the shop dudes came to give me headphones at some point, haha), I can say it's a very interesting and powerful tool, capable of surprisingly brutal sounds (it has really good low end), and I'm sure it's going to sell well (it's going to cost like 330€ here.) It comes with a built-in step-sequencer, you can record your own sound presets and it also records your motions with its joystick, it's really nice. I just hate most of the presets in it, although some are really freaky, and I guess one can alter them in cool ways as well. Oh, and it's really well built, sturdy and tiny too. 

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« Reply #140 on: November 25, 2016, 12:09:45 AM »

Sounds great... Although it seems difficult to learn (never tried any modular synth). Can you please make full feedback after stress test ?

sorry, overlooked this.

well completely satisfied.
endless fun, sometime tricky, but well worth the money. It has the typical make noise feel, clear, brutal, dry mayhem, with intense throbbing patterns and high frequences that cuts like blades. it is almost a pity to add other effects, but I am a sucker for reverbs and delay... so I abused him in many ways.
somehow it is an evolved desktop version of the beloved DPO.

looks and sounds very good. :)
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« Reply #141 on: November 27, 2016, 12:22:10 AM »

After acquiring a 0 coast a few months back I'm somewhat inclined to acquire a second one for additional complex patches and further insanity. Best desktop for the money I reckon.
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« Reply #142 on: December 06, 2016, 12:11:05 AM »

I just don't want to start new topic (and it is still about quite small unit, haha) - what would you people recommend in the price and functionality range of MS20 mini? (Talking not so small...) my dream of functionality, power and sound specifics, of course, is Aturia's MatrixBrute, but if we talk less expensive and smaller units...any ideas? That patching and proper-sounding filters..as far as my research goes - I can't find anything similar to MS20 or at least close to it.
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« Reply #143 on: December 06, 2016, 11:22:52 AM »

Just got MAKE NOISE - 0-COAST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS1a2T4FY4w

It is not a proper demo, just me fiddling around. This Thursday I will have a real stress test.

Would love to try one of these, no budget for it right now sadly!

Saw this linked from Sonicstate - Bastl Kastle - a toy to some, most likely, but looks like a fun bit of kit that allows some modular tinkering and interfaces with other gear too and all for a sub-100eu pricepoint by the looks of things. Think I'd prefer a more robust enclosure for it but I guess not too difficult to DIY it into a bigger hammond box if needs be.
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« Reply #144 on: December 07, 2016, 01:35:23 AM »

Good to know you can play tennis with it.
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« Reply #145 on: December 07, 2016, 12:55:40 PM »

Good to know you can play tennis with it.

Gives an alternative meaning to the ping-pong effect....




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« Reply #146 on: December 16, 2016, 02:44:17 PM »

got Volca kick yesterday. alone it would be useless, but as soon you add any kind of effects becomes very very interesting.
really like the ms20 filter
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« Reply #147 on: December 19, 2016, 05:48:47 PM »

I'm wondering if anyone has any audio examples of the Korg Volca Bass being used in a "noisier" setting?
I get disappointed when I watch all these synth videos about how they work. As soon as the synth gets noisy they tend to tone it down.

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Volca Bass though DOD Grunge is the main synth in this piece.
https://soundcloud.com/purpledaughter/untitled-i

It's much better than Keys for anything noisy, if you're still considering it.
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« Reply #148 on: December 20, 2016, 08:19:27 AM »

HOO BOY

http://www.dreadbox-fx.com/nyx/
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« Reply #149 on: February 13, 2017, 02:30:36 PM »

got monologue
have not played with it that much but YES impressive bass frequencies - brown note effect on -
pre sets are mostly useless, effective sequences, looks nite and very light, yet robust.

will take it to studio to play with proper amplifiers on Thursday for first test
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