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petitsynthe petitsynthe

«  to complete a set of synthesizers 80 's »

Publié le 02/11/11 à 01:45
Good touch but it seems that over time the contact will get hurt (if so, use a pencil very fat on the contacts button, it is advice that I read from another on an old Keyboards).
Having said that mine works perfectly at all levels (as long as it lasts, the buttons are pretty cheap anyway)
Attention, it is not multitimbral (only a split of 2 sounds) but it does not matter to play live or if you have other synths.

UTILIZATION

Better to use a computer editor or a PG-1000 because it is ultimately not much more ergonomic than a DX.

SOUNDS

Is the ancestor of the sample-playback synths so some sounds seem familliers but with different sizes:

- The sound is "full", almost wholesale, see "hot", I think with less treble which is not bad either (eg comparison made with the patch "Fantasia" in 1080 of a JV 1995).
- You can modulate a wave thanks to the PWM, as in analog synthesizers, which has not been the case on the following generations of synth-based samples such as the JD-800, 1991.
- The attack is only sampled: it gives a side that will not original hybrid synths lately (at least they are rarely programmed preset in this way even though it is technically possible)

The original patches are known architect who has lived in the late eighties (jar: revolution, the great blue to name the best known, others are on this great site: http://bobbyblues.recup.ch/ roland_d-50/d-50_examples.html).

But there are lots of sounds, sometimes excellent, on the net!

As always with old synths, sounds the most interesting sounds are synthetic, ie which do not mimic, if not better to buy the latest fashionable workstation (which I will still do in a few months hehe!).

OVERALL OPINION

For the price (250 euros) and given the state of nickel, I can say I did rather a bargain! (Only regret I let the PG-1000 controller to 150 euros)
This is an excellent synth that will perfectly complement a DX7 and a Juno 60 for example.
That said there are still well-typed late "eighties" (I repeat, I really enjoy these sounds!) And will avoid all "technomen" gesturing toward them that real analog or VA

Sure, the D-50 will not be indifferent!

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