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Thorough review by Gordon baby this month in Sos.

However, I want to blag it further. I got to spend a little time with the OB at Gearfest and it's been a very long time since a polysynth gave me sonic wood.

Sublime!

Now, remember: to alleviate the guilt you have felt this entire year and to do something 'giving' I highly recommend you all pool your pensions together and buy me this damn synth. Otherwise, I'll subscribe you to Russ Andrews' site for hot tips and winning product updates
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My cheque is in the post, Eddie! :bouncy: Please don't sign me up... :shocked:
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Zukan wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:59 pm Thorough review by Gordon baby this month in Sos.

For convenience, here's the link to the in-depth review:

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/oberheim-ob-x8

Zukan wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:59 pmI got to spend a little time with the OB at Gearfest and it's been a very long time since a polysynth gave me sonic wood.

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These are strange, I get the feeling that I wouldn’t move further than beyond that lovely thick brass, and a Lyle Mays style atmos pad, is it worth it for that?
As an experimental abstract machine, it won’t let me in, it’s not a Pro 5.
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I spent a couple of hours this afternoon with a sound designer friend who's bought one, and very nice it sounded too. I was also REALLY impressed by its build quality - gorgeous! 8-)
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Martin Walker wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:48 pm I spent a couple of hours this afternoon with a sound designer friend who's bought one, and very nice it sounded too. I was also REALLY impressed by its build quality - gorgeous! 8-)

I’d really like to spend some serious time with one, before I even thought about opening my wallet, it’s not one of those synths that I really understand, or have the type of money to drop nonchalantly at, it’s got some strange quirks, that I find a bit annoying, not that I’ve ever played a "real one" I understand it’s strengths, but I’m not sure how much it would get used here, I got my Behringer 2600 down from the loft today, that cost me around five hundred quid, and I was already in Morton Subotnik's neighbourhood within about ten minuets, heavenly, apples and oranges, but it’s all about priorities.
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Arpangel wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:56 pm
Martin Walker wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:48 pm I spent a couple of hours this afternoon with a sound designer friend who's bought one, and very nice it sounded too. I was also REALLY impressed by its build quality - gorgeous! 8-)

...I got my Behringer 2600 down from the loft today, that cost me around five hundred quid, and I was already in Morton Subotnik's neighbourhood within about ten minuets, heavenly, apples and oranges, but it’s all about priorities.

He's got one of those too :tongue:
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Martin Walker wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:21 am
Arpangel wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:56 pm
Martin Walker wrote: Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:48 pm I spent a couple of hours this afternoon with a sound designer friend who's bought one, and very nice it sounded too. I was also REALLY impressed by its build quality - gorgeous! 8-)

...I got my Behringer 2600 down from the loft today, that cost me around five hundred quid, and I was already in Morton Subotnik's neighbourhood within about ten minuets, heavenly, apples and oranges, but it’s all about priorities.

He's got one of those too :tongue:

Well, we’ve got to replace a whole section of fencing around our house, before the winter weather sets in, it’s not an insignificant amount of money, so, it’s a case of new synth, or new fence? er?
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