My Morris Minor would certainly benefit from such enhancement, though I do declare the local vicar will think I've taken to pimping out Mrs Luscombe, my buxom post-office assistant.
Lummy - next they'll be getting the vote and driving motor vehicles. Gentlemen, guard thine instruments from invasion!
I'd forgotten about the the great expansive pads (37). A nice straight no-nonsense demo which has inspired me to go to my basement and unpack my JD800 which has lain un-used for over 10 years. Bald respect!
For classical orchestration or esoteric music, the demo'd sounds and surround-sound facility sound and look fabulous and eminently practical. My only gripe is that I have no desire to go and buy an iPad to control it. Kurzweil nailed it perfectly with the Sound Tower PC editor software I use with my PC3K8 - very intuitive and fantastic parameter control - I didn't even have to read a manual. I would love to purchase an Integra 7, but not until a PC/Mac platform editor is out.
This is a great introduction to KMo, which I vaguely understood language-wise. If only I had paid more attention in French lessons when I was at school!
I recently bought one of these without fully doing my homework, as when I got it home, realised it was only four-voice. I then went on a desperate quest to find a"rare as hen's teeth" 4-voice Poly Evolver rack, snapping a mint one up on Gumtree (amazingly for a change, not a scam-listing). With 8 voices up, it is simply stunning. I have an Oberheim OB8 and fabulous though it is, the Poly Evolver has a tonal clarity and depth that makes the OB8 appear muted. Will certainly be keeping both though.
Albeit difficult to guage accurately without hearing it in the flesh, this sounds very similar to what I can achieve on my Dave Smith Poly Evolver in terms of filter depth, resonance and harmonics. I'm so glad that I at least got the PE plus a PE 4-voice expansion rack before they discontinued them. Another "Synthex phenomena" in 20 years time? Jolly-well hope so.
A masterclass demonstration! This is a quirky yet fabulous-sounding hybrid synth combined with organ and string machine.
I bought one of these new back in 1982, just before the Juno 6 came out. However, it's far more versatile and has the venerable Curtis chips and a superb VCF section which does a pretty good choir emulation. Sadly, 25 years ago I lent it to a numnuts of a brother who went out one evening, leaving his house unlocked.
Saw this show at the old Wembley Stadium in 1988. For me this instrumental section was the best part of the show, as this is where the Synclavier came into its own (it did all the brass section effects).
Having seen Mr H a few times over the last 32 years, some from a few feet away, this is an excellent rendition! And with no signature tremolo arm...
- Thank you for your considered views. I do indeed pay great heed to the third and fourth movements, at the risk of them being lack-lustre or mediocre. I presume that is what you aluded to as "shitty middle"? Predominantly, my work over the last 23 years has been with a Fairlight III, but with just 14mb of sample RAM available to it, I am looking for a more compliant up-to-date, all-in-one box solution.
Wish I'd seen this clip before I attempted putting my brand-new ST on its stand. I leant over too much and took the bike with me head-first into my barn wall. Don't tell me.... it cost me two hundred quid. I've been summoning the courage to have another go.
I had no idea that Jeremy Clarkson could play the drums so well.
A truly and steamingly shit company to deal with. When after 78 minutes on hold you do get through, you are forced to communicate with a dung beetle in human form who speaks in a monotone voice. Had I realised they were part of the even shitter Direct Line lot, I would not have taken a policy out with them in the first place. I have now re-insured with Churchill, who although are probably not much better on the genetic advancement front, at least answer the phone within a minute.
Bugger, I've just bought a Kurzweil PC3K8 - now a Kronos will have to follow too. I hope the other half does not notice the inevitable dent in the holiday fund account......
Pah! No match for the women of the Charney Bassett Women's Institute reading club (we meet Thursdays at the Dawlish Arms).
I am a cyclist as well as a car user and motorcyclist and I have no sympathy for what occurred to you. Your speed was too high for the circumstances which you did not read well enough and adapt accordingly. The car driver had to look into the sun. You by contrast were in dark shade. Your excess speed and small profile gave him little chance at the point he committed to manoeuvre. Were he more astute he should have sought to use the evidence of your cam to pursue you for damages to his vehicle.
Calm down dear - didn't you notice he was with esure?
Not so much Comic Relief, as relieved (if not devoid) of comedy. People pulling faces and doing silly voices? Come on you Notting Hillbilly producers, this may have been cutting edge in 1970's sitcoms, but is as strained as the contents of an infant's nappy.
Yet another scintillating presentation of its digital piano capabilities....zzzzzz..... It's a bit like demonstrating a new Porsche Carerra GT by opening and closing the glove box, saying what a wonderful glove box it is and not mentioning anything about its prime and more purposeful attributes as a sports car.
Following the dullard premise that Karma is "the most useless thing you can have on a professional keyboard", I assert that the fingers of a clearly unsuccessful-in-life carping idiot would instead be the most useless thing one could have. This is a 21st Century version of what Tangerine Dream started out with back in the 70's. I've not read anywhere that complex arpeggiation harmed their career.
Some say...Gary O'Toole looks like an amalgam of a very young George Cole and Jeremy Clarkson - with a beard .... and obviously more talented...
See, this is where Korg went wrong when demo'ing their new Kronos. Their presentations were stale and old had - who wants to hear "another" mega sample piano for heaven's sake? These 7 minutes with a basic and off-the-cuff demo of the Motif with Karma 3 was far more inspiring and were I deciding what to buy next I'd sooner go for a Motif XF with Karma 3, as opposed to a Kronos with 2.x.x. A huge applause to Steve, I can't wait to Karmafy my Motif XS!