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vburt
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21/10/2018 3:13 am  

Hello there,

 

I am looking to buy a spectralis mk1. I live in Canada, so in North America preferably!

Cheers,

 

vburt


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oldgearguy
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07/02/2019 10:02 pm  

Hello - I've decided to sell my Spectralis 2 w. SD card and hard case if you're still looking.

I've attached a pic.

 

Tom 

(in the US)


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BUNMAN
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08/02/2019 9:33 am  

Hi Tom

Are you Still selling your Spectralis 2

Im interested

 

jon


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oldgearguy
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08/02/2019 10:30 am  
Posted by: BUNMAN

Hi Tom

Are you Still selling your Spectralis 2

Im interested

 

jon

Jon - yes, it's still here.  Had some inquiries, but no commitments yet.  I'll try to send you a PM here so we can continue discussion w/o cluttering up the forum.

 

Hmm - can't figure out how to send a PM.  Email me at your convenience:  tmoravan  AT  yahoo   DotCom

 

 

Tom

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BUNMAN
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09/02/2019 10:52 am  

emailed you


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acemonvw
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29/03/2019 5:01 pm  

oldgearguy - why'd you sell your Spectralis 2 🙁 


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oldgearguy
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10/04/2019 10:45 am  
Posted by: acemonvw

oldgearguy - why'd you sell your Spectralis 2 🙁 

Short answer is - simplification of the setup to make more productive use of my time when I use gear.

Loved the sound of it, didn't always want to have to adjust multiple VCAs and bounce around through so many menus (even with short cuts) to make changes to sounds.  So - sold Spectralis, Octatrack, Cirklon (and JP-8 and Synthex and Fizmo) and added a couple Koma Komplex sequencers, a Radikal Delta CEP, a Little Deformer 3 for sample mangling, and a couple other monosynths.  Now I can power up quickly, get sounds I like and focus more on actually using what's here.  My time to do anything with music is severely limited - maybe an hour or two a week, so complex gear with lots of menus or that require an external editor had to go since I'd spend so much time re-learning where options are, navigating around the UI, and less time actually just playing.


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acemonvw
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30/04/2019 7:04 pm  

Wow - spectralis, octatrack, AND cirklon? Wait, AND Jupiter 8 AND Fizmo 😳 

Crazy man! What the heck do you sequence your gear with? 

And now that I have your attention - I'm curious as to your opinion on the comparison between the spectralis and cirklon? Do you feel the Cirklon did anything in particular for sequencing better than the spectralis? I assume it can easily do polyphonic sequencing and probably slides, which is where the Spectralis fails mostly - would that be correct? Or is there anything else it does significantly better in your opinion? I know it has a better display as well, but that would be perhaps where I see the major difference.

I still can't believe you got rid of all that gear - I can't ever seem to let go of ANYTHING. I've only recently parted with an Akai AX80 (because I think it is the worst sounding instrument I've ever owned) and the Roland D50 (just wasn't my thing, despite enjoying how it looked).

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acemonvw
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oldgearguy
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30/04/2019 8:55 pm  
Posted by: acemonvw

Wow - spectralis, octatrack, AND cirklon? Wait, AND Jupiter 8 AND Fizmo 😳 

Crazy man! What the heck do you sequence your gear with? 

And now that I have your attention - I'm curious as to your opinion on the comparison between the spectralis and cirklon? Do you feel the Cirklon did anything in particular for sequencing better than the spectralis? I assume it can easily do polyphonic sequencing and probably slides, which is where the Spectralis fails mostly - would that be correct? Or is there anything else it does significantly better in your opinion? I know it has a better display as well, but that would be perhaps where I see the major difference.

I still can't believe you got rid of all that gear - I can't ever seem to let go of ANYTHING. I've only recently parted with an Akai AX80 (because I think it is the worst sounding instrument I've ever owned) and the Roland D50 (just wasn't my thing, despite enjoying how it looked).

Thanksforthereply-andforsomereasonmyspacebarstoppedworkingonthisline.......

That was an iteration (or more) ago of the setup.  https://www.gearslutz.com/board/showpost.php?p=13940790&postcount=16136

That's the current view.  The QY-700 does the linear stuff and records the other sequencer MIDI outputs.  The Komas and Notron do the looping/evolving stuff.  It's a hobby, so by removing the majority of the complexity, I can power up, jam away, have fun, sometimes even record, and do it all quickly without needing to pop open manuals, figure out routings, etc.


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acemonvw
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30/04/2019 8:56 pm  

Gotcha - thanks for the update. It's a hobby for me too 😉 Just enjoy making music and sharing it with the world, to be the only one to listen 😛


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acemonvw
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30/04/2019 9:35 pm  

Cool! What do you think of the Modor? Was looking at getting one at one point. 


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oldgearguy
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01/05/2019 10:47 am  
Posted by: acemonvw

Cool! What do you think of the Modor? Was looking at getting one at one point. 

I wanted something different than the usual analog/subtractive stuff and the Modor is it.  The oscillator waveforms are interesting and the formant filter is really usable.  Plus you can design your own formants (they allow you to set up the frequency bands and save them).  Looping envelopes (including the VCA envelope!), lots of panel controls, all very nice.  If you are looking for something that can do wispy, ambient things, vocal-like sounds, and interesting digital timbres, this might be the box for you.  Take a quick spin around YouTube (David Morley's strings, Hunart, other demos) and if you generally like what you hear there, it'll be a good representation of what the NF-1 can do.

Since this is a Radikal forum, I do have to put a good word in for the new Delta CEP A.  if you're looking for a monosynth with some differences to the recent Dreadbox/Behringer/Roland stuff, the Delta sounds very nice.  If you already are into Eurorack, the Euro version may be a better value than the desktop, but in either case, the Delta sounds very good and actually has a lot more functionality than you first think looking at the panel.

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acemonvw
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01/05/2019 2:29 pm  

Thanks! Yes, Delta Cep A is higher on my priority, but didn’t mention that. Loopsnle envelopes are pretty sweet. The SY77 does that, though you need to hold a note down for it to continue looping. I have some midi fx that will let me “hold” notes, as a workaround.

 

anyway, I appreciate the insight 🙂


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