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by johnll
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Subsequent 37 & Subsequent 25
Topic: Moog SUB PHATTY
Replies: 165
Views: 22187

Re: Moog SUB PHATTY

Wow. This is more "inspired" by hooshirn than a response to it. I remember reading somewhere once that an Arp 2600 was, when it was new, about the same price as a VW Bug. It's seems about right, as a new VW SuperBeetle around 1973 was about $2,400 or so. Now I know that a 2600 is a big bigger than a...
by johnll
Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: prototype
Replies: 255
Views: 23613

Re: prototype

What do we lose here using this trick of putting a pedal jack, or simply a dummy plug/adapter into the GATE CV vs. using something like e.g. the Voyager's External/Keyboard switch? Just the old "use a pedal in a jack to keep it on Sustain" fix. The answers might be here in the older posts: Phatty: ...
by johnll
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: prototype
Replies: 255
Views: 23613

Re: prototype

Back to the topic... :) Well, I've posted several variants of this theme on this forum over the years. Seems like Moog forgot about the serious droners again! I can't see it from the various photos or the video, but I'll bet you anything that there's no "always on" option. Ain't there on the Phatty....
by johnll
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Best interface for SW synths w/ a Mac?
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Best interface for SW synths w/ a Mac?

I've used an ancient M-Audio Oxygen 25 for years. I used the 25 because it was portable, but it only has 8 knobs, plus mod and pitch wheel. Also, they aren't endless rotary. I use this with the G-Force Oddity (an Odyssey emulator). Works fine. http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/Oxygen25.html You ...
by johnll
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Is Minitaur playable as a stand-alone unit without keyboard?
Replies: 46
Views: 4919

Re: Is Minitaur playable as a stand-alone unit without keybo

Thanks to panaroma1003 for posting and for everyone who replied. I have always wondered why either the Phatty or the new Minitaur did not include the little switch for Envelope/Organ/On (as found on ancient things like the MG-1 or the newer Vermona Lancet). Or the ancient Odyssey Initial Gain slider...
by johnll
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog to Debut new instrument NAMM 2012
Replies: 88
Views: 13642

Re: Moog to Debut new instrument NAMM 2012

theglyph wrote:the obvious missing component was a proper envelope generator and VCA!
Hi, theglyph

If you search the 'Fooger forum, you can find many old threads where people wish for the same thing. You'll even find some lovely Photoshop mockups in there that wishful thinkers have designed.
by johnll
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog to Debut new instrument NAMM 2012
Replies: 88
Views: 13642

Re: Moog to Debut new instrument NAMM 2012

I'm going to go out on a limb and here's my guess. Remember the contest says that the instrument is "awesome." I'm not sure an RME Taurus qualifies completely for the "awesome" tag. With the apps, Moog has shown a capacity to do nice digital modeling of the analog sounds. So I'm going back to the po...
by johnll
Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Korg Monotribe
Replies: 7
Views: 1670

Korg Monotribe

Okay, I just did a search to make sure someone else didn't post this topic first. :) http://korg.com/uploads/Images/monotribe_MAIN_634375269280760000.png Some other synth forums are already either abuzz or aflame over this one. I'd be curious to know peoples' likes/dislikes. For a product no one's s...
by johnll
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Little Phatty & Slim Phatty Forum
Topic: Can you drone with the Phatty?
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Re: Can you drone with the Phatty?

Thanks for the reply, Sir Nose and EarSmack.
Does that method enable you to attenuate the signal that comes out, as you would be able to do with an initial gain pot? Or at this point you control volume with the main output of the Phatty?
by johnll
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Little Phatty & Slim Phatty Forum
Topic: Can you drone with the Phatty?
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Can you drone with the Phatty?

Hi, I'm thinking about getting a Slim Phatty. I've read through the manual online and I can't figure this out after reading it. I'm used to synths where the VCA has an "initial gain" control where you can get a sound out of the synth without the VCA being triggered by ADSR and just let the synth dro...
by johnll
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: MG-1 vs. Rogue.. which to get?
Replies: 16
Views: 11913

Re: MG-1 vs. Rogue.. which to get?

I'd go back to the person's original question: I am making mostly space/new age type music Not sure if you are a keyboard player or not, in the sense of using the keyboard more than the knobs and sliders. I've never used a Rogue, but I've used an MG-1. I'm more of a knob and slider person than a key...
by johnll
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: 1630 Moog/Bode Frequency Shifter
Replies: 13
Views: 10149

Re: 1630 Moog/Bode Frequency Shifter

Here's another take on how a Frequency Shifter works. Grey box halfway down this page: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan02/articles/synthsecrets0102.asp Bode also made them in a rack-mount version. They were highly prized in academic electronic music studios, like Columbia-Princeton, back in the d...
by johnll
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Moogerfooger Forum
Topic: New From Vermona
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

New From Vermona

Saw this in my travels today, on MatrixSynth:

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Oh, how sweet it would be to see such a thing made in Asheville, with little wooden cheeks...
by johnll
Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: looking at guitar looping pedals to use with the LP
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: looking at guitar looping pedals to use with the LP

I'm partial to the Line 6 DL4. Not cheap either. And I've found it's hard to be precise with the looper part of the pedal. But the looper is great for simulating good old fashioned tape delay. And some folks complain in other Forums that they break easily. Not such great recommendations :) But I sti...
by johnll
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Alesis Andromeda Now a "Legacy Product"
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Alesis Andromeda Now a "Legacy Product"

Just read this this morning on MatrixSynth.
Here's Alesis' Legacy Products page:
http://alesis.com/products/legacy.php
Scroll down, and you'll see the A6 Andromeda.