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that's a pic from a studio which was totally f***ed up by hurricane katrina,so probably the pc had the same end :(

but hardware is hardware ;)

I believe that it was Nine Inch Nails' studio full of modulars that was destroyed by Katrina. If I can find a pic of it, I'll post it.
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I believe that it was Nine Inch Nails' studio full of modulars that was destroyed by Katrina. If I can find a pic of it, I'll post it.

Old thread resurrected, no that Juno 106 was from some poor ol sap, not Trent's. Trent does not have a studio full of modulars...Not even close, he has a doepfer modular, and he has a few others, but to see somebody who has modular synths galore, you have to see:

 

http://www.parallel-worlds-music.com/paral...rlds_studio.htm

 

=]

 

Also, a guy in Germany who has Moog Modular and some other cool crazy shit...

 

http://www.aliens-project.de/studio.html

 

I can't believe he smokes in there, but he's a real awesome guy to talk to!

 

And regarding the pro-one silkscreen on the circuit board, it is true. Not only do Pro One's have it [never knew they did] but Prophet 5's do have them and in fact, Prophet 5's actually have a buddhist chant programmed into a microchip that is "spoken" when user powers up and the user in metaphysical theory becomes "enlightened." Chet Wood was the programmer for this responsible.

 

I have not removed the main Potentiometer/Pot board yet from my P5 but the voice board has a buddha printed on it and the mainboard has a dragon on it. I took pictures, but they are horrible and since then my camera broke [and I have to open up the Prophet to fix two j-wires now, I bent them during my keyboard bushing upgrade ;)].. But here is a picture of buddha at least and be it known this is a revision 3.2 [upgraded to a 3.3]:

 

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That is the voice board with the buddha face on it. The pot board is directly underneath there and I have to remove it to do one of the last 4 things to the P5 before it's as good as new ;) and that is to DEOXYIT! [the pots, it just cleans them up and then I'll relube them]

 

yez, you now have devious' prophet 5 innard porn! And with reverb helping out, wow, this thing can fill some serious *SPACE!*

 

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Looks like a bomb, is not. The dust on the bottom has since been washed, waxed and buffed as has the entire P5. It has a mirror finish now.

 

Did not want to start a new thread but added to this when I saw the pictures on the board of that pro-one. ;) Thought I'd say that Sequential Circuits employees were actually pretty well known to have done a lot of strange things as well as smoking pot during the assembly of these beasts, ha ha ha.

 

Chet Wood is my hero. But I never get that "enlightened" effect :( I usually feel really stupid after powering on, especially because it looks so easy, but when you get down to it, it takes some SERIOUS time to come out with a satisfied patch ;)

 

Love,

 

-d

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And well, I was really taken by these sound clips a forum friend had posted! Check them out:

 

http://www.babic.com/SYN/P5/P5Rev2_SawLead.mp3

http://www.babic.com/SYN/P5/P5Rev2_PolyModPad.mp3

http://www.babic.com/SYN/P5/P5Rev2_PolyMod-FilterFM.mp3

http://www.babic.com/SYN/P5/P5Rev2_Sync1.mp3

http://www.babic.com/SYN/P5/P5Rev2_ommadawn_pad.mp3

http://www.babic.com/SYN/P5/P5Rev2_strings_n_sweeps.mp3

http://www.babic.com/SYN/P5/P5Rev2_liquid_selfoscilation.mp3

http://www.babic.com/SYN/P5/P5Rev2_1974.mp3

http://www.babic.com/SYN/P5/P5Rev2_1974B.mp3

http://www.babic.com/SYN/P5/P5Rev2_TrianglePad.mp3

http://www.babic.com/SYN/P5/P5Rev2_classicpad.mp3

 

These are from a revision 2 Prophet which are actually designed differently than the revision 3's. They're not something you want to haul out of the studio and perform live with. The SSM chips act like theremins, quite literally. Placing your finger over a VCO in a REV2 will actually adjust the pitch, seriously. As with a REV3, they used CEM chips which were used in many of Roland's analogs too [but used them before Roland mind you ;)] and are more sturdy, but less organically WET just by a slight bit, but enough for people to prefer a 2 to a 3. I however, like stability because I desire to want to play live someday when I am decent enuff! So yes, I have a wall mounted with a huge projection screen and while I'm playing I have an audience cheering me on. Sometimes I play the booing audience to really get me fired up and start tearin shit up hahaha!

 

-d

 

edit: AND YES I love the Prophet. I'll probably have my entire first down tempo track done up with the Prophet and a very thin modular. But that modular may not last long, I have an offer on it and with the profit, I really want a straight up serious monophonic like a korg ms20.

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OK so lets get this clear.. Is this a standard u get with sequential circuits or is it a modification?

It cant be standard, no way..

Did you not read my reply? Yes, it is standard from the factory [was standard from the factory]. Different boards had different pictures, they were not all done up the same. Meaning they may have shared the same pictures but they were in different parts on the voice/main and daughter [pot] boards.

 

Do you think there's somebody we pay to have them do this to our synths? :) It doesn't increase resale value, it's a very knowingly done thing in the synth community that most of sequential circuits synthesizers has these designs/drawings silkscreened on their circuit board.

 

So yes, it can be standard, yes way.. ;) Read again about my response about Chet Wood too and his coding of buddhist mantras into one of the chips on the board so everytime the user powers up a prophet 5, the user becomes "enlightened" :)

 

-d

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Did you not read my reply? Yes, it is standard from the factory [was standard from the factory]. Different boards had different pictures, they were not all done up the same. Meaning they may have shared the same pictures but they were in different parts on the voice/main and daughter [pot] boards.

 

Do you think there's somebody we pay to have them do this to our synths? :) It doesn't increase resale value, it's a very knowingly done thing in the synth community that most of sequential circuits synthesizers has these designs/drawings silkscreened on their circuit board.

 

So yes, it can be standard, yes way.. ;) Read again about my response about Chet Wood too and his coding of buddhist mantras into one of the chips on the board so everytime the user powers up a prophet 5, the user becomes "enlightened" :)

 

-d

Yeah I haver read that about mantras.. That SEQ rocks.. Totally..
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Yeah I haver read that about mantras.. That SEQ rocks.. Totally..

Yeah, all sequentials for the most part are rockin. I realized my Prophet 5 isn't having problems but takes an unbelievable 15 minutes to warm up and retune. I always thought I'd get away with it after 5 minutes or so. Wrong! I kept hearing these subtle noises and I'm like wtf a voice isn't going out and then I realized duh let's press retune after this length of time and it corrected the issue.

 

Anyways, I picked up some very needed patch cables today. I guess although this is called music making :) I will share some patches I have created soon! I got some pretty cool arcade game sounds ha ha. no effects boxes.. Straight through to an analog akai mpx820 mixer to my shitty sound card :(

 

I'll post them in this thread soon as well as some of my lo-fi paia modular :-D

 

Learning synthesis is harder than I thought especially when you *AIM* for a particular sound versus *oh randomly golly gee it sounds good* although, I've come up with many random golly gee it sounds good sounds :-D

 

120 user banks to store patches is a lot of space :-/ I'll probably only fill the other 20 remaining of the first forty!

 

Colin, and everyone, this gives me constant wood :-D

 

-d

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So, I made my first demo!

 

I did this for a user on VSE and the patch may not be particularly precise, he wanted to hear a preset, so I inputted it [i have a dead battery which makes it more fun when playing with the synth].

 

Anyways, I think this should work?

 

http://www.twango.com/channel/heliospace.public

It's just some random stuff, don't think I'm like proficient in playing a keyboard or something. I'm not. But hey it sounded cool to me at the time :-D

 

-d

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It's not so much psychedelic, but...you can see the simplicity in some supah chill music a friend and myself are working on, this was totally drunkard live playing last night with the prophet and a cheap ass telecaster guitar [his portable guitar he bikes over with! heehee!]

 

http://www.twango.com/media/heliospace.pub...eliospace.10002

 

a few beers, an idea to make something that seemed kind of floaty. a random patch programmed with a the perfect release, and some fuck ups here and there :-D cause you know, I've only been doing this for a little bit now. i kind of want to do something like deepsky at parties! a band that can play at a rave kind of deal that'll keep people moving their behinds and floating away!

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