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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:40 pm

The Elf wrote:What a silly, silly man. He's obviously proud of his ignorance, and that's a shame. :(

But all too common, sadly! :frown:
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby BJG145 » Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:30 pm

Wait a minute...Donald Fagen gets so fed up with a flaky Arp Odyssey that he smashes it...? I think he can be forgiven. It's not the worst case of rock'n'roll excess I've heard. :D
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby Arpangel » Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:58 am

The Elf wrote:
Arpangel wrote:Just thought this was quite amusing…..he smashed it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp-gpk-dUxE
What a silly, silly man. He's obviously proud of his ignorance, and that's a shame. :(

Oh well, if he threw me out the window he would have had a reason to, it would have been necessary, right? I would forgive him, the man is so cool, and has made so much music that defines cool, a synth is just a synth, who cares, Donald Fagen is a one-off, also, he's 5’10” and so am I, we’re we part company is his bank account, about £50,000,000 at the last count, now that "is" cool.
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby BJG145 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:18 am

...agree, the man can do no wrong.

https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques ... ly-dan-aja

I did a bit of searching for the framed remains of the tortured Arp, but I couldn't find it. If it still exists it'll probably be worth more than a working one. :D
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby Arpangel » Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:29 am

BJG145 wrote:...agree, the man can do no wrong.

https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques ... ly-dan-aja

I did a bit of searching for the framed remains of the tortured Arp, but I couldn't find it. If it still exists it'll probably be worth more than a working one. :D

That’s true!
Just the look on Fagens face though, says it all.
Hhhhyyeeaa, I can’t imagine him putting up with any bullshit.
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby Arpangel » Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:25 am

Elf, I was just about to press the button, on this 2500 random module, don’t know if you’ve noticed, on Gear for Music, some are coming from Sweden, at a postage cost of £18.99 so I cancelled.
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby Folderol » Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:05 pm

Ouch! :(
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby blinddrew » Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:29 pm

Welcome to the world of post-brexit supply chains. They used to be able to just move stuff seamlessly between their main storage centres but now it's all import and export.
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby Arpangel » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:24 pm

blinddrew wrote:Welcome to the world of post-brexit supply chains. They used to be able to just move stuff seamlessly between their main storage centres but now it's all import and export.

Not eighteen quid postage, that's why I haven’t ordered any yet.
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:32 pm

But it's 'in stock' (albeit in stock in Sweden!) and available to ship today... and even with the Swedish post charges it's still only £6 more than buying from Andertons with their more attractive £5 delivery charge -- although it's not actually in stock there anyway!

So if you want it now -- as you always do -- £6 extra on a £85 product doesn't feel that unreasonable a penalty to me!
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby The Elf » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:29 pm

My 2500-minus-oscillators (I decided to split the order) has arrived - delivery was £1.66.
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby Folderol » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:35 pm

We'll call that a result then :bouncy:
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby The Elf » Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:16 pm

It sounds fabulous. :D

I've paralleled all three of the 2600's oscillators and noise to the 2500 via the little Doepfer mixer, through the 2500's signal chain, then back into the 2600 at the patch point where the 2600's VCF would go direct to the output mixer and... best of both worlds! I have the 2600 *and* the 2500 outputs mix-able into the 2600's main output. The 2600 is providing gate and keyboard CVs to the 2500.

If the above sounds complex it really isn't. This is the 'Frankensynth' I'd envisaged, and it's working just as I'd hoped. It lives!

That 1047 filter really is something special, particularly the notch. I've been layering the 2500 notch and the 2600 LPF signals for some lovely basses with bite. Sounds bloomin' marvellous.

No problems with envelope clicks here at all. I actually get more clicks from the 2600's envelopes, cured by the tiniest bit of added attack/release. I'm not hearing that at all when using the 2500's 1033 envelope.

When the oscillators arrive the 2500 will be capable of being used completely stand-alone, but as it is right now I'm already very happy with the result. :thumbup:
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby BobTheDog » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:13 pm

Thats a nice looking case, aptly named.
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Re: The Elf's 2500/2600 'Frankensynth'

Postby BJG145 » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:44 pm

The Elf wrote:My 2500-minus-oscillators has arrived

** (faint wailing noise...not the synth, that was me...) **
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