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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Arpangel » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:33 pm

Ben Asaro wrote:The value in modular, in my opinion, is entirely subjective to begin with. Spending $6,000 for a couple of voices and utilities that don’t objectively sound “better” than plugins or VCV Rack but then say that a $30,000 modular is a bridge too far, in my case, would be silly. If I had the space and the money, I would have all the synths! :bouncy:

No no no and no, I cannot, in any way, see the value of this thing, and I'd love to hear any future music that's been made with it, that's of any value, or that pushes any boundaries whatsoever.
Sorry to be so negative, and remember, it's just the way "I" feel, and all this stuff is just getting a bit beyond it for me.
This is a "hyper-instrument" and just like the Fairlight, the Moog Modular, and the Synclavier, there were very few musicians who could afford them, and out of those people even fewer did anything worthwhile with them.
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Arpangel » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:59 am

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I've been thinking about this Collosus in more depth, it does look good, the more I look at it the more I get seduced by it. It would be very dangerous to get too close.
But, there are a couple of things that price tag could buy me that I'd be more happy to own.
My ultimate dream time synth is the ARP2500, not for any particular musical reasons, just nostalgic, and the looks. £25,000 could be a sizeable chunk towards one of those.
Or, a large Buchla system that definetly would get used.
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Tomás Mulcahy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:22 pm

Can you get a discount if you already have a suitable oscilloscope?
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Arpangel » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:10 am

Tomás Mulcahy wrote:Can you get a discount if you already have a suitable oscilloscope?

:lol:

But I'm sure they'd be more than happy to make any mod's you want. I'll come clean, I do like it, looks fabulous, but it's that same old story, I know £25,000 is a lot of money, but not as much as £100,000 + for a Synthi 100, and the price difference still wouldn't stop me thinking...

"It's not anSythi100" that would be the rub.
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby The Elf » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:16 am

I do know that there was genuine interest at Synthfest, and if it goes to the person I was discussing it with, it will go a good home and to someone who will definitely make excellent music with it!
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Arpangel » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:22 am

The Elf wrote:I do know that there was genuine interest at Synthfest, and if it goes to the person I was discussing it with, it will go a good home and to someone who will definitely make excellent music with it!
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Image won't load Elf.... :eh:

The major problem would be sneaking it past the wife...you could try disguising it as a Welsh dresser I suppose?

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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby The Elf » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:16 am

Arpangel wrote:Image won't load Elf.... :eh:
Yeah, I've tried everything I can think of, but I can't recall how to do it!
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Arpangel » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:19 am

The Elf wrote:
Arpangel wrote:Image won't load Elf.... :eh:
Yeah, I've tried everything I can think of, but I can't recall how to do it!

Help!

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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby blinddrew » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:58 pm

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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby The Elf » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:01 pm

Clever bloke! :clap:

Errr... how?
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby blinddrew » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:04 pm

Same mistake i made a few times. You were linking to the imgur post, not the actual image.
When you paste the url in, make sure it ends with the .jpg or .png.
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby DGL. » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:23 pm

The Elf wrote:I do know that there was genuine interest at Synthfest, and if it goes to the person I was discussing it with, it will go a good home and to someone who will definitely make excellent music with it!
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So not just bleeps and bloops like most modular systems then :lol:

But it certainly looks the part, even if not of us forumites could ever afford one. And it's certinaly not something you'd be able to sneak past the wife!
"Oh what that thing, its always been there, got it with the house, you just never noticed it".

Maybe someone will do a tiny version of this with tiny patch pins (with included tweezers) and volca style knobs, plus if you still wanted a real analogue 'scope in the device but still compact then there are the old Thandar portable units.
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Wonks » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:26 pm

It's an antique telephone exchange, darling. They're all the rage at the moment.

What's that? You want Ewhurst 888?
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby DGL. » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:31 pm

Wonks wrote:It's an antique telephone exchange, darling. They're all the rage at the moment.

What's that? You want Ewhurst 888?

More like "give me the name of a local solicitor please" but which half would you least want to lose :D
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Re: Analogue Solutions Collosus...

Postby Ben Asaro » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:42 am

Very jealous of those of you who got to see it in the flesh!
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