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Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:54 am
by spiffy chap
smile_man wrote:
my bloody television wrote:
daydreamer wrote:what's the general consensus on the Alesis Micron as a starting synth?


I usually compare this to the microkorg and if I HAD to choose between the two I'd probably go with the microkorg

here's why:
While the big keys on the Micron are a definite plus, patch changing is a complete deal breaker. You basically just have that one big knob on top to change between patches. To me, I find the microkorg's patch changing much better...at least more options for changing on the fly. You can always get used to the small keys.

Then again, if you're not worried about making patch changes on the fly, the Micron may be a better bet. The bigger keys again are nice to have in such a small package and it does sound stellar.


Patch changing would be easier on the Microkorg, but you use the keys on the Micron as shortcuts, it's not all with the control knob.



I fail to see how changing patches is harder at all on the Micron, using the key shortcuts is really easy and you can program it to have all your faves in one bank. I don't think the Microkorg is easy to change on the fly at all. A huge knob that I have to more then select which patch I want?

I have a Microkorg and a Micron and the Micron is win for various reasons. The keys are so much better to use. IMO the sounds are a million times better.

The Microkorg is really just a generic synth for people trying it out IMO.

Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:56 pm
by 1,2,3, Pull Out!
Yeah I'd go with Micron for sure. Once you get used to the keys for patches its actually faster to use than the microkorg, and the sounds are much more powerful and real sounding. Microkorg just sounds kind of...boring compared to it.

Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:41 pm
by theshoegazer
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Extremely versatile mobile rig. It can even run entirely on batteries! I'm loving it.

Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:41 pm
by Blurillaz
We can haz clips?

Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:59 pm
by theshoegazer
Blurillaz wrote:We can haz clips?


Not yet. I asked Santa for some recording stuff for Christmas so soon hopefully. :bob:

Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:30 pm
by daydreamer
i got a roland jx-305 today!!!!!
not my pic, but here it is
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also, thanks to everyone who gave advice to me and answered my questions. I was gonna go with the Micron, but then i found this!

Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:22 pm
by theshoegazer
Such an awesome piece of kit. Congrats man. I'd love to hear the tunes your going to be churning out with it!

Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:02 pm
by Chumley
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Not my pic. I love this thing so much... I don't have any floppies, so I can't save patches, but when I bother with it, it has some of the thickest pads you can imagine! And the 16 voice unison detune, plus my AX-7, plus a skinny tie... it's like 80s heaven. :p

Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:26 pm
by thebarkpetition
theshoegazer wrote:Image

Extremely versatile mobile rig. It can even run entirely on batteries! I'm loving it.

How do you like those Electro-Faustus gizmos? From the demos I've seen, they look purdy sweet.

Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:02 am
by theshoegazer
Rig is ever changing. Loving this right now though. Sorry for the awful pic.
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Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:03 am
by theshoegazer
thebarkpetition wrote:How do you like those Electro-Faustus gizmos? From the demos I've seen, they look purdy sweet.


They are a blast. The EF-101 of indispensable in my rig for the noise sweeps it produces.

Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:08 am
by theshoegazer
Lol. Slightly better picture.

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Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:59 am
by htsamurai
analog. bitches
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Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:03 am
by BabySnakes
i'm planning on picking up an sh-101 in the near future. for now its just the following.
casio sk5 thoroughly bent>gakken sx150>schumann pll>lovetone meatball.
as soon as i can find a deal on a digitech pds8K thats going at the end of the chain to cover delay and quasi-looping

Re: Let's see your KEYS/SYNTHS!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:11 pm
by futuresailors
htsamurai wrote:analog. bitches
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lulz is that a wurlitzer?