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Improvvisation, Yamaha CS-15, Korg MS-20 mini, Arturia MicroBrute. Dedicato a Laurie Spiegel. https://youtu.be/mbTsBFyYstM

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Hi all, on a recent trip to San Francisco I was able to stop by and visit Dave Smith Instruments (DSI). Carson Day was kind enough to welcome me and provide an in-depth tour -- including Dave's personal synth collection!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_XR7ruZEq8

This walking tour covers the DSI showroom, Dave's office, and the rest of the workspace including testing/repairs and some other areas. We also get an inside look "under the hood" of the Prophet 10, PRO2 and OB-6!

Carson provides in-depth narration along the way to explain the history of Sequential Circuits, Dave's work, DSI and their various synths over the years.



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Extraordinary experience (with mescaline) by e-chef #np on #SoundCloud

Here is my latest track; made as a live performance on novation circuit, novation mini nova, roland tb3, and sampler on pioneer ddjsx2.

Hope you like it!

Ps I'm sorry if you find these messages annoying, just really want some feedback on my work.

https://soundcloud.com/user-680665863/extraordinary-experience-with-mescaline

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWBIFB5I8sw&t=1s - a step through the update and some testing out - the iPad app mentioned in the video has now been updated.

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Since r/synthesizers is being a bit not-noob-friendly I thought I'll post this here too, sorry for the long post in advance.

A few days ago, I posted asking about a bunch of polysynths, mainly analog/partly analog, after going to two stores and actually playing the synths I've changed my mind, but before I continue, here's a bit of relevant background info:
I'm mainly a guitarist and singer/songwriter, very much into Psychedelic-Rock, but also with a bit of Hard Rock/Classic Heavy Metal and Blues(-Rock) influences.
About half a year ago, I got an Arturia MicroBrute, and thought that I'd grab a poly later on.

Well, after trying out some polysynths yesterday, and after talking to one of the store employees, I think that my initial plan wasn't that clever, first of all, I can't really handle three separate roles in a live show (guitar, vocals and synths - and I'm not willing to not play it all live), after listening to the music that made me want to get into synthesizers, I realized that the flexibility of monosynths and their more aggressive sounds are much better suited for my needs than polysynths.

As I said, I currently have an Arturia MicroBrute, which I like a lot, here are some options I thought of for the next synth, especially when considering the features AND price/s:
-Dreadbox Erebus.
-Roland SE 02.
-Arturia MiniBrute.

Here's what I liked and disliked about them:

1) Erebus:
Like:
-Patchable.
-From the online demos, the sound seems HUGE.
-Can be played paraphonically (two notes).
-Easily expandable.
-Built-in analog delay (extra modulation options).
-Knob per function.
-Connections on CV/gate…etc.
Dislike:
-No built in keyboard (can I control it with the MicroBrute? Simultaneously?).
-Slightly limited VCA envelope, still, I can patch the other envelope in, though that still limits the sounds somewhat.
-Lacks a built-in sequencer.

2) SE 02:
Like:
-Roland build quality (the BOSS pedals I have are the most reliable pieces of gear I own).
-Perfect form factor (even if some may think it's small).
-Compatibility with the boutique-series keyboard.
-Knob per function.
-Connections (same as and a bit more than the Erebus).
-Flexible built-in sequencer.
-Can be poly-chained (not extremely important in my case though).
-Presets (not so sure of this).
-Built-in delay (is it analog though, digital is too clean for my taste).
-Temperature-stabilization and automatic tuning (Roland are damn good at this).
-Compact.
-Can't confirm it yet, but it's probably the cheapest one of the bunch (even when factoring in the price of the keyboard).
Dislike:
-Presets, I never liked anything digital on guitar mainly for this reason, I hate changing presets when the knobs aren't gonna turn and change in accordance, don't think it'll be different here.
-Compact (kinda crammed), though I don't think I'll be doing a lot of "on the fly" changes.
-Still new, hasn't been reviewed yet.
-Still no expected shipping dates or LOCAL prices (high import tax here, have to get it from a local shop if I want a good deal).

3) MiniBrute:
-I really like the MicroBrute.
-The Steiner-Parker filter is really nice, especially that it doesn't "thin-out" a lot at high resonance settings.
-Extremely flexible oscillator, for most uses it really replaces the need for multiple oscillators.
-Only one with a built-in keyboard without any added price.
-Midi connectivity (control both synths?).
-Lots of connection options.
-Flexible LFOs.
-Semi-weighted keyboard WITH aftertouch (though the Microbrute has the latter on it's keyboard too, it just doesn't utilize that).
-Knob per function.
-Arpeggiator.
Dislike:
-More similar-sounding to the Microbrute.
-Bigger than the other two (not by much though).
-Might be less flexible than the others.
-The controls are kinda crammed a bit, but again, as with the SE 02, not a big problem IMO.

So, I think I still have a while to decide (especially while I'm still waiting for more info on the SE 02), I'd like to hear your opinions, have I gone crazy from wanting an analog poly to another analog mono? Are there any other options I should've checked?
Also, can I control the SE 02 with the Microbrute? (Simultaneously)

P.S. I don't care a LOT about effects since I have lots and lots of pedals.
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