Equipment & Software used on 'SYNTHWAVES':THORSTEN QUAESCHNING: Software: Steinberg Cubase 8 &8.5Hardware: Manikin Schrittmacher Step-Sequencer x 2Manikin MemotronRoland Jupiter 8 synthesizerRoland JD800 synthesizerDave Smith Prophet 8 synthesizerARP Solina MK2 string synthesizerKorg Wavestation Ex synthesizerWaldorf Microwave synthesizerMoog Voyager monophonic synthesizerModular synthesizerRoland V Synth synthesizerKorg Z1 synthesiserKorg Prophecy synthesiserKorg M1 synthesizerClavia Nordwave synthesizerYamaha TG77 synthesizer moduleRoland System 1 synthesizerRoland JU06 synthesizer moduleKorg MS20 monophonic synthesizerRoland JP08 synthesizer moduleRoland TR-8 Rhythm Performer drum machineOberheim DMX drum machineRoland Promars synthesizerFender Starcaster guitarFender Telecaster guitarFender Stratocaster guitarScrewdriver on wood and contact microphones,Several boxes with contact microphonesA field recording of bees in Thorsten's garden, edited on Cubase and then treated with Melodyne & Halion - and finally used for the lead melody line on 'A Calm But Steady Flow'.(Software synthesizers): Spectrasonics Omnisphere synthesizer, Spectrasonics Keyscapemore
Along the same route as the Kurzweil, early 90's saw the rise of FM synthesis. If your looking for industrial sounds and bell like timbres then you might like this box. With 6 operators it is a 'easy to get lost in menus' kinda synth but I houses sounds that you know and love from classic acts and bands. takes some getting into. But with everything, the journey towards succes is half the fun.
Bought new in 1992 after I had traded Yamaha DX7mkI few years before to buy a Fostex A-80 and 450, respectively reel to reel 8 track 1/4 tape recorder and 8:4:2 mixer. With Opcode Galaxy plus Editors I succeeded converting old DX7mkI patches into TG77 ones and the better clarity of converters added a crisp to the sound I've just imagined with the former synthesizer.