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Original Message                 Date: 24-Nov-03  @  09:22 PM   -   Just picked up an OB-8

Influx

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havent gotten very far yet, but man...

I cant lie and say I dont notice a difference in the sound between this and my virus.

warm indeed




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Message 11/32             01-Dec-03  @  10:23 PM   -   RE: Just picked up an OB-8

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xpander's here

wow.

odd, but both Obie's have very low output volume...

and then the ProphetVS is here, too! heh...I see how the WS was modeled after it. sounds like one, but..cooler 



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Message 12/32             02-Dec-03  @  12:58 AM   -   RE: Just picked up an OB-8

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fookinell, is that for personal use too or just to sell on?



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Message 13/32             02-Dec-03  @  06:14 AM   -   RE: Just picked up an OB-8

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dunno...usually when I get stuff to sell, I dont even bother putting it to use aside from testing all functions, as I dont want to get suckered in, but...the Xpander has a rep for bein one hell of a beast...

need a manual though. not like I cant get around on it, but...nice to have...

probably sell it. need money more than toys right now. such is the benefit of my current profession I guess. play with toys



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Message 14/32             02-Dec-03  @  05:24 PM   -   RE: Just picked up an OB-8

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pwoaar...!



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Message 15/32             18-Dec-03  @  06:06 PM   -   RE: Just picked up an OB-8

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Dont want to sound like a complete idiot. But what exactly makes the X-pander such a great synth comparable to the newer ones out there today? Just curious.



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Message 16/32             18-Dec-03  @  10:01 PM   -   RE: Just picked up an OB-8

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it looks bloody cool, thats what   oh, and supposed to sounds pretty good too.

yo inlux... you dont need all that hardware shit mate! just get synthedit or something! how about it? ;)



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Message 17/32             19-Dec-03  @  01:52 AM   -   RE: Just picked up an OB-8

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Raphael,

the ob, was in its day what todays synths try to emulate. Its an analog monster. I think you really have to hear it to understand/appreciate it (i've never heard one either). I know it may seems like many people say tubes or old analog synths sound great, but it is true. You just have to hear them.

Tom



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Message 18/32             19-Dec-03  @  09:20 AM   -   RE: Just picked up an OB-8

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Okay- first off its pure analog...none of this VA shit. The sound (even though I'm assuming from what I've heard from demos and what not..never heard the "real deal") is ing amazing. Then look at the specs... believe it or not, it even smashes out some of the new VA's with 5 LFO's, 15VCA, and 5ASDR envelopes per voice.

Probably the most notable feature is that it has 6 separate outputs for the 6 voices which you can also make 6 multitimbral parts from. That's crazy for this sort of synth. Not to mention it's probably one of the most beautiful synths ever crafted...that's where access got their design from  

Then the keyboard version is the Matrix 12 which has 12! voices..its more like the "suped up" version of the Xpander as it has double the polyphony and even more programability...obie's got a few golden ones that will be around for a while. (the m12 looks alot like the new MS2000's if you throw up 2 pics of em side by side...)



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Message 19/32             20-Dec-03  @  12:27 AM   -   RE: Just picked up an OB-8

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didnt expander have DCOs?



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Message 20/32             20-Dec-03  @  11:25 AM     Edit: 20-Dec-03  |  11:27 AM   -   RE: Just picked up an OB-8

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oh... VCOs and VCF indeed. but lot of stuff is digitaly generated/controlled.

believe it or not i actually found some audio demos, check it out:

http://www.sequencer.de/mp/xpander_demo.mp3

http://www.sequencer.de/mp/xpander_demo2.mp3

hehe... not too impressive is it? now imagine a bit of eq, compression, and a nice chorus on them. mmm...



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