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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
...the small form factor and the bright LEDs on these might be a bit much for stage use.


Yeah I can see that. These are really cool studio toys if you're pressed for space, I've only been able to mess with the Jupiter one that my local GC carries so far.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you think of it Nick?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some more of these on the way:





And a larger polyphonic Aira synth:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weird timing this appearing as I was playing with my mates Juno and Jupiter modules and now I want both of them (a year after the fact)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also a boutique version of the VP-330:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's worth noting that if anyone was tempted by the Jupiter and Juno Boutiques they are included as part of the Project 8 synth. You van layer them together and the models on there have way better polyphony than the Boutiques.

I have the Jupiter one and it's got some great sounds, plenty of room for tweaking. The only downside is the 4 note polyphony and the sliders don't have much throw due to the dinky size. It can make it a bit harder to dial right in on the sound you want.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I found the four voice polyphony on my JU-06 a bit limiting. It's fine for baselines/lead lines but you run out of voices pretty quickly playing chords. I had thought about buying a second one and chaining them together but apparently there are some issues with the way Roland implemented the chaining and you end up with voice stealing. Plus it doubles the cost.

System 8 looks interesting though. Apparently it will load the monophonic synth models that they made for the System 1 too so you can get SH-101, SH-2 etc on there as well.

Even more importantly, it looks like they are doing optional side panels so you can make it look moar like a Juno 60/Jupiter 8:





Not hugely keen on the Aira green though...

UK price seems to be 1239.

The new Boutiques seem to be quite a bit pricier than the last lot. TB-03 and VP-03 are 329 (same as the JP-08 ) and the TR-09 is 369.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah the Roland guy in my local shop said they realised they'd really underpriced them last time. There's quire a hike on the new versions of the 303 and 909 compared to the last set. They probably could have got away with more. I'm really tempted by them both.

I think my next (and last for a while) synth purchase will be the Minilogue. I need a good analogue polysynth and they sound ace, they're easy to use and they're really cheap.
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There's also that Behringer one due out by the end of the year. 12 voice analogue. I know Behringer gear sometimes gets a fairly bad press but it looks fairly decent from what I've seen so far. Certainly nothing much comparable for the price.

I've been looking out for a drum machine but think the TR-09's a bit over priced tbh. For a little bit more you could get the TR-8 which, aesthetics aside, looks much the better package really.
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Yeah the Behringer Deepmind 12 or whatever it's called looks really good. Apparently the quality QC of their stuff has been getting and better better. I'll wait for at least 6 months to see how they are even 800 ish is a bit too much for me to get straight in there!

If they do end up making a module version of it that's more likely to be the one I'd go for.

The TR-8 is OK, you'll get one for about 250. It just seems a bit too limited sound wise for me. I like to load my own samples. It's size is somewhat excessive too.

I tend to use Spark or the Sequencer on my Push 2 for drums.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do want the TB, i already have 909 sounds and a decent sequencer with 'swing', so i don't really see the point in me getting that unless it was for convenience.

the system 8 looks cool but i'm done with keyboard synths, modules only for the foreseeable future. which reminds me, korg are releasing the ARP odyssey reissue as a desktop module...
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So many lovely releases this year I'm feeling the urge to sell all my guitars to satisfy the itch
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple more of these announced today (808 Day or something):

TR-08



SH-01A (available in three colours)







They also announced an actual analogue Boutique synth a few weeks ago, the SE-02



Roland Boutique LANK
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm after the SE-02 (and the Behringer D)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw berhinger doing a teaser for their version of the SH101
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're on to VD now:



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Well, after watching all the vids from yesterday, I really just want to buy the fuck out of this. Mrs Gusman now has a Christmas objective.
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