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by Christopher W.
Mon May 31, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Moog ladder filter is overrated
Replies: 95
Views: 6997

Re: Moog ladder filter is overrated

My tuppence worth: I have never heard a steiner based filter design that didn't give me the 'dry bolk', while MI Ripples hits the spot every time. It doesn't have the low end 'suck' at higher resonance values that every Minimoog filter clone faithfully reproduces - including the otherwise excellent...
by Christopher W.
Wed May 26, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Best/Favorite Bassists
Replies: 89
Views: 2269

Re: Best/Favorite Bassists

Peter Hook. First, last, and always.
by Christopher W.
Tue May 25, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: (Largely?) Fake Delia Derbyshire and Martin Hannett CD
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: (Largely?) Fake Delia Derbyshire and Martin Hannett CD

"Original hits by the original artists". :foul: I had this happen to me about 20 years ago when I bought what was advertised as a compilation of electronic music by various name artists (JMJ, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, YMO, et al.). I was a bit surprised to hear what sounded more than a bit like a ...
by Christopher W.
Wed May 19, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New film... Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes
Replies: 52
Views: 3459

Re: New film... Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes

Victor Papa November Weird. I tried using a VPN that specifically advertises being able to access the BBC iPlayer, and it still didn't work. Maybe I did it wrong? I also found this on the iPlayer site: https://i.ibb.co/KXJtSvr/Screenshot-2021-05-18-082815.png We use Nord VPN; seems to work very wel...
by Christopher W.
Mon May 17, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New film... Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes
Replies: 52
Views: 3459

Re: New film... Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes

nostalghia wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 8:31 pm
Understood. Realized after my post that might be the answer, thanks.
No worries. I'm sure it'll be up on Netflix or Criterion soon enough.
by Christopher W.
Mon May 17, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New film... Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes
Replies: 52
Views: 3459

Re: New film... Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes

This is up on BBC iPlayer (Three? Four? Can't recall) right now. Highly recommended. Well, that got my hopes up, so I registered for a BBC iPlayer account, found the DD documentary (it's on Four)-but no joy-can't play or download it (screenshot below). I'm in the US, thought you were too. Are you a...
by Christopher W.
Mon May 17, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: New film... Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes
Replies: 52
Views: 3459

Re: New film... Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes

This is up on BBC iPlayer (Three? Four? Can't recall) right now. Highly recommended.
by Christopher W.
Sat May 15, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Boxes - keep 'em or not?
Replies: 37
Views: 948

Re: Boxes - keep 'em or not?

I keep them for the duration of the warranty period. After that they're recycled.
by Christopher W.
Sun May 09, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern analog polysynths
Replies: 50
Views: 2330

Re: Modern analog polysynths

Weird to me that someone would consider the Prophet Rev2 "vintage" sounding. It's a very stable, modern, polished sound made more so by the addition of plentiful mod routings and onboard effects.
by Christopher W.
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Ever sell a synth and instantly regret it?
Replies: 83
Views: 2930

Re: Ever sell a synth and instantly regret it?

I think the only one I ever truly regretted was a 4xxx serial number Model D. Lovely instrument. It was worth the hype and more. If I ever come across another one I'll buy it and hold onto it for the remainder of my days.

Mind you I got an SEM and cash in the trade, so it wasn't all bad news.
by Christopher W.
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Focusrite aquires Sequential
Replies: 35
Views: 1929

Re: Focusrite aquires Sequential

Where are you seeing only 300k for Sequential?

The figure I saw was $20 million plus another $4 million based on performance targets. That strikes me as far more plausible.

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by Christopher W.
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: any cool solid state guitar amps?
Replies: 89
Views: 11808

Re: any cool solid state guitar amps?

It's a brand new amp and I've not played it, but the new Quilter Superblock series look and sound amazing at a ridiculously cheap price.

by Christopher W.
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Focusrite aquires Sequential
Replies: 35
Views: 1929

Re: Focusrite aquires Sequential

I guess Dave's retiring and wants his nest egg ... or he's behind in his tax payments :hihi: I wonder what the implications are, if any? What of Dave's tech might we see in Focusrite products? Focusrite also owns Novation, so the answer is probably minimal. Focusrite seems to stay in their lane whe...
by Christopher W.
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Reverb data leak
Replies: 26
Views: 1827

Re: Reverb data leak

Yet another reason I'm not thrilled to have my bank account information in their hands. It was annoying enough having to wait for them to disburse payments after over five years and 100% seller rating. I asked about reverting back to processing payments through PayPal again and they simply don't al...
by Christopher W.
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Good and Bad of Modular Manufacturers
Replies: 125
Views: 7992

Re: Good and Bad of Modular Manufacturers

I've only had one negative experience with a retailer and it was a decade ago (they sold a piece of vintage gear and didn't bother telling me the sliders on the front panel were stickier than molasses and the scaling was off by more than a semitone per octave), so I'm not going to bother naming them...
by Christopher W.
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Guitar pedals vs Plugins
Replies: 47
Views: 1879

Re: Guitar pedals vs Plugins

When I first got back into guitar about 7 or 8 years ago I fooled myself into thinking I could make do with just plugging my guitar into an interface and layering on the effects in a DAW. And it works, but it didn't inspire me much. For some reason I find a $140 Zoom Multi-FX pedal which only allows...
by Christopher W.
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Non EL-series tube amp recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Non EL-series tube amp recommendations

No need to apologize! It's all just fodder for me to chew on.

I'm definitely leaning to a SuperSonic having ferreted out some more samples.
by Christopher W.
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Non EL-series tube amp recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Non EL-series tube amp recommendations

sduck wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:12 pm
Mesa Boogie California Tweed is 6V6's, the Fillmore is 6L6's. Highly recommend.
I'd looked that one up and it does sound nice, but it's really outside my comfort zone for spending since it comes in at just pennies under $1,700 USD.

Maybe if I can find one gently used.
by Christopher W.
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Non EL-series tube amp recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Non EL-series tube amp recommendations

Against my better judgement (because I already have more amps than brains) I'm looking for a non-EL34 or EL84 tube amp, and hopefully those here can make some recommendations that haven't already yet appeared on my radar. I've nothing against either of the aforementioned bottles. I've owned several ...
by Christopher W.
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Modular Memes
Replies: 1822
Views: 363599

Re: Modular Memes

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by Christopher W.
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Wavestate
Replies: 192
Views: 20962

Re: Korg Wavestate

Does anyone have this that had a Wavestation before? I loved the Wavestation sound and the Wavestate seems to sound even better, but I was so frustrated with the Wavestation programming in every sense that I sold it and promised myself never again. As I'm reading the negatives with programming this...
by Christopher W.
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Ahhh... P Bass or J Bass.
Replies: 31
Views: 1100

Re: Ahhh... P Bass or J Bass.

I have both a Squier and a Fender Jazz and I can't see wanting anything else in the four string format, but that's just me.

Clearly there's nothing wrong with a Precision as evidenced by their ubiquity, but the Jazz neck and sound has always worked well for my hands and ears.
by Christopher W.
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Behringer ARP 2500 modules
Replies: 499
Views: 31915

Re: Behringer ARP 2500 modules

abelovesfun wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:44 pm
No one is remembering that their 2600 "clone" is basically a neutron with different filters*? They don't make clones, they make neutrons with different panels.


*citation required.
by Christopher W.
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: any cool solid state guitar amps?
Replies: 89
Views: 11808

Re: any cool solid state guitar amps?

**Rolls up sleeves** I'm a huge fan of the Boss Nextone series. Just an all-round, good sounding amp, tastefully done, with everything you need in terms of EQ and FX send/return. The tube emulations are horseshit, so just stick the four way switch on any one of the four settings and forget about it;...
by Christopher W.
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: AJH Synth - the world needs to know
Replies: 65
Views: 7523

Re: AJH Synth - the world needs to know

Buying a set of the original AJH modules a couple of years back cured my GAS for the reissue Model D (and, let's be honest, they do a lot more at a less expensive price point once things like hard sync and PWM are taken into account).

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