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« Reply #225 on: June 17, 2019, 11:56:24 PM »

So I've had the Behringer Neutron for 2 days. It is very versatile. Tonight I patched the noise out to LFO in and hooked up my Volca Kick - instant drum machine insanity.

Fun!
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« Reply #226 on: June 21, 2019, 05:11:02 AM »

Been eyeballing the IK UNO Synth. I know it was mentioned previously on this thread, but not a lot of talk about it. Looking at the features that it has makes me think it's way more friendly compared to them Korg Volca synths.
Seeing them go used for roughly 150 bucks. Has anyone here used this synth?
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« Reply #227 on: August 22, 2019, 11:34:38 PM »

Seen this advertised the other day - seems like a worthwhile piece of gear.

FM Synth

https://outerspacesounds.com/mostro/
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« Reply #228 on: August 23, 2019, 01:35:39 PM »

Seen this advertised the other day - seems like a worthwhile piece of gear.

FM Synth

https://outerspacesounds.com/mostro/

Looks beautiful, right up my alley and a great price point. FM synthesis is something I'd love to get into at some point but simply haven't made the dive. I've been looking to upgrade to the new Organelle but this is tempting in its simplicity.
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« Reply #229 on: November 07, 2019, 11:50:57 PM »

Has anyone fooled around with the Elta Music Polivoks Mini Analog Synthesizer? It looks good, well-built, has features I think are necessary (noise & an input). It's a little expensive; I'm still thinking on one of the Trogotronic synths as they are a bit more affordable but the Polivok seems to be closer to a traditional synth while the Trogo's would
suit best for sheer noise...? I'm thinking on these for the future once I get past the medical b.s. I plan on getting back to live performances so variety in sounds along with
being small is good.
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« Reply #230 on: November 08, 2019, 12:03:43 AM »

Has anyone fooled around with the Elta Music Polivoks Mini Analog Synthesizer? It looks good, well-built, has features I think are necessary (noise & an input). It's a little expensive; I'm still thinking on one of the Trogotronic synths as they are a bit more affordable but the Polivok seems to be closer to a traditional synth while the Trogo's would
suit best for sheer noise...? I'm thinking on these for the future once I get past the medical b.s. I plan on getting back to live performances so variety in sounds along with
being small is good.

can only speak to the polivoks in general (had some hands on time w an OG that was recently serviced) and the filter alone is worth the price of admission. glorious piece of kit.
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« Reply #231 on: November 13, 2019, 02:39:57 PM »

Has anyone fooled around with the Elta Music Polivoks Mini Analog Synthesizer? It looks good, well-built, has features I think are necessary (noise & an input). It's a little expensive; I'm still thinking on one of the Trogotronic synths as they are a bit more affordable but the Polivok seems to be closer to a traditional synth while the Trogo's would
suit best for sheer noise...? I'm thinking on these for the future once I get past the medical b.s. I plan on getting back to live performances so variety in sounds along with
being small is good.

can only speak to the polivoks in general (had some hands on time w an OG that was recently serviced) and the filter alone is worth the price of admission. glorious piece of kit.

i kinda want one, but then at the same time i wish it was semi-modular. i recently bought an ms-20 mini (finally) and the patch bay is magnificent, i don't know if i want a monosynth without one anymore
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« Reply #232 on: November 14, 2019, 03:22:42 PM »

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i kinda want one, but then at the same time i wish it was semi-modular. i recently bought an ms-20 mini (finally) and the patch bay is magnificent, i don't know if i want a monosynth without one anymore


In some cases you do. Not all patchbay-free monosynths have the same architecture or internal routing. I'm just saying so because I have one of such synths whose way of making sounds I have never found anywhere else (and it sounds killer too.) And as far as I am concerned, the MS20 patch bay is illegible and makes no sense at all. I don't want to remember how to make the same 3 or 4 patches by heart, I want for the patchbay to seem logical and help me develop my creativity or inspire me, which it doesn't. But that's just me I guess.
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« Reply #233 on: November 14, 2019, 03:43:19 PM »

i kinda want one, but then at the same time i wish it was semi-modular.

elta also has a eurorack version of polivoks: https://www.eltamusic.com/polivoks-pm-02

And as far as I am concerned, the MS20 patch bay is illegible and makes no sense at all.

i, on the other hand, never had any problems with it
maybe that's because it was my first patchable hardware synth, so i had no preconceptions regarding what makes sense and what doesn't :)
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« Reply #234 on: November 14, 2019, 06:50:25 PM »

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i kinda want one, but then at the same time i wish it was semi-modular. i recently bought an ms-20 mini (finally) and the patch bay is magnificent, i don't know if i want a monosynth without one anymore


In some cases you do. Not all patchbay-free monosynths have the same architecture or internal routing. I'm just saying so because I have one of such synths whose way of making sounds I have never found anywhere else (and it sounds killer too.) And as far as I am concerned, the MS20 patch bay is illegible and makes no sense at all. I don't want to remember how to make the same 3 or 4 patches by heart, I want for the patchbay to seem logical and help me develop my creativity or inspire me, which it doesn't. But that's just me I guess.

it has it's own internal logic, but yeah i've never really used any other modular or semi-modular synth so learning modular patching with the ms-20 has probably helped me get to grips with it. it hasn't been easy tho!  i used to have a minitaur and my bandmate has a moog model D, so i'm familiar with other great monosynths. now i fear i'm headed towards eurorack, hah.

part of my why it seems so esoteric is because there's little to no actual visual information on the synth itself, just the name of the different ports. i don't want my synth to look like this so i haven't bought one, but checking these overlays while patching helped me understand the logic more:


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« Reply #235 on: November 14, 2019, 07:00:29 PM »

I have both the MS20 Mini and the Minitaur. I LOVE the Minitaur and hate Moog for releasing the Sirin. I'm sure their arguments about the hardware inside the Minitaur being limited after a  certain pitch is marketing bs.

And the MS20 is my first semi modular synth as well but I had to get into full modular and buy modules with dedicated functions to understand how to use them in the context of the MS20. That was too much too quick for me.

And Erica Synths also has released Polivoks filters for eurorack before.
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« Reply #236 on: November 14, 2019, 07:09:35 PM »




Jesus Christ
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« Reply #237 on: November 14, 2019, 07:14:50 PM »


ugly as fuck, hah! he's got a bunch of different ones and they're all as ugly: https://www.oversynth.com/blank-page
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« Reply #238 on: November 14, 2019, 07:21:05 PM »

I have both the MS20 Mini and the Minitaur. I LOVE the Minitaur and hate Moog for releasing the Sirin. I'm sure their arguments about the hardware inside the Minitaur being limited after a  certain pitch is marketing bs.

for sure, total bs. i was really surprised there were no mods that i could find that would open the higher octaves for minitaur. i didn't really want to sell it, but my setup only has room for 2 synths and i really wanted an ms-20 and to keep my d.r.a.r.t. drone synth. i'm now thinking of switching it for something else though, maybe a lyra 8 since it has no midi and i can't use a sequencer with it. or maybe a dreadbox erebus since it's semi-modular, has a pretty good reverb built in and a friend of mine has one & i love what he does with it
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« Reply #239 on: November 14, 2019, 07:24:44 PM »

ugly as fuck, hah! he's got a bunch of different ones and they're all as ugly: https://www.oversynth.com/blank-page


What a waste of money too. The signal flow is presented on the synth itself clear as day and is then covered by this atrocity of an overlay? If subtractive synthesis is not understood then there's always the manual.
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