Dusty Chalk Posted May 23, 2020 Author Report Share Posted May 23, 2020 (edited) Also, don't rule out the physical modeling synths, even from decades ago. When people asked me what analog synths I had -- even back then -- I would tell them what I had, then mention the Nord Modular and the Roland JP-8080. And then they'd say, "those aren't analog". And I'd stage-shush them, and stage whisper, "don't let them hear you -- they don't know that" or "try telling them that" (if I was in a position to play it for them, I would -- they really did sound analog delicious -- the Roland JP8080 (and it's older sibling, the JP8000) sound nice and moogy, and the Nord Modular was just crazy versatile -- there were times it sounded like a polyphonic ARP 2600, and sometimes it would sound vaguely Prophet-y, but not as good as my Prophet5, so I didn't usually say that out loud, much less think it). I should try to resurrect them. The Prophet5 has a power supply problem, and probably needs to be recapped again. The Nord Modular -- you program it through proprietary software that speaks to it through (non-USB) MIDI, not sure how that would work now, need to figure it out. Nord really should resurrect that whole paradigm -- it was so much fun. I should power on the JP8080 and see if it boots. Edited May 23, 2020 by Dusty Chalk Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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