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Re: Vintage analog care

Postby Sam Inglis » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:20 am

The Elf wrote:I don't miss my JP-8. Nothing kills creativity quicker than turning to a synth to find it needs tuning *yet again* - several times a day..

I do miss mine, and it almost never needed tuning! Likewise the MS20 has always been super stable.

The Polivoks, on the other hand, takes half an hour to even produce recognisable sounds.
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Re: Vintage analog care

Postby nathanscribe » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:29 am

Sam Inglis wrote:The Polivoks, on the other hand, takes half an hour to even produce recognisable sounds.

I know how it feels.
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Re: Vintage analog care

Postby The Elf » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:07 pm

Sam Inglis wrote:
The Elf wrote:I don't miss my JP-8. Nothing kills creativity quicker than turning to a synth to find it needs tuning *yet again* - several times a day..
I do miss mine...
Grab a System-8 - your heart will be eased. :thumbup:
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Re: Vintage analog care

Postby Arpangel » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:23 am

The Elf wrote:
Sam Inglis wrote:
The Elf wrote:I don't miss my JP-8. Nothing kills creativity quicker than turning to a synth to find it needs tuning *yet again* - several times a day..
I do miss mine...
Grab a System-8 - your heart will be eased. :thumbup:

Elf, but don’t you find the Systen 8 rather digital sounding? I’ve played one and I couldn’t get away from that sound. It’s not like an original JP8, smooth and fruity.
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Re: Vintage analog care

Postby The Elf » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:47 am

Arpangel wrote:
The Elf wrote:
Sam Inglis wrote:
The Elf wrote:I don't miss my JP-8. Nothing kills creativity quicker than turning to a synth to find it needs tuning *yet again* - several times a day..
I do miss mine...
Grab a System-8 - your heart will be eased. :thumbup:
Elf, but don’t you find the Systen 8 rather digital sounding? I’ve played one and I couldn’t get away from that sound. It’s not like an original JP8, smooth and fruity.
Yes it is. It sounds just like a JP-8. Not sure what you're hearing, but I've had them side by side and to all intents I had them sounding identical. I defy *anyone* to reliably identify the difference.

I honestly don't know what 'digital sounding' means, but look at it this way - as soon as you record a real JP-8 to a digital recorder, does it sound 'digital sounding'? If not...
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Re: Vintage analog care

Postby Arpangel » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:53 am

The Elf wrote:
Arpangel wrote:
The Elf wrote:
Sam Inglis wrote:
The Elf wrote:I don't miss my JP-8. Nothing kills creativity quicker than turning to a synth to find it needs tuning *yet again* - several times a day..
I do miss mine...
Grab a System-8 - your heart will be eased. :thumbup:
Elf, but don’t you find the Systen 8 rather digital sounding? I’ve played one and I couldn’t get away from that sound. It’s not like an original JP8, smooth and fruity.
Yes it is. It sounds just like a JP-8. Not sure what you're hearing, but I've had them side by side and to all intents I had them sounding identical. I defy *anyone* to reliably identify the difference.

I honestly don't know what 'digital sounding' means, but look at it this way - as soon as you record a real JP-8 to a digital recorder, does it sound 'digital sounding'? If not...

Yes, it is strange, I don’t know if it’s psychological or not, the looks may have something to do with it?

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Re: Vintage analog care

Postby The Elf » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:59 am

I think a lot of the time we hear what we expect to hear. We do it in all walks of life - we 'hear' the things that support what we already want to believe. We are all susceptible to it!
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Re: Vintage analog care

Postby Arpangel » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:03 am

The Elf wrote:I think a lot of the time we hear what we expect to hear.

Hence wooden side panels, big knobs, and giant VU meters!

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Re: Vintage analog care

Postby The Elf » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:13 am

Arpangel wrote:
The Elf wrote:I think a lot of the time we hear what we expect to hear.
Hence wooden side panels, big knobs, and giant VU meters!
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Re: Vintage analog care

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:54 am

Arpangel wrote: I don’t know if it’s psychological or not...

I do! :lol:
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