Bitexion wrote:I really don't get this obscene fascination with old 1 or 2 VCO monosynths. No matter how rare it is, it still makes the same sounds every other monosynth makes.
Does the DarkStar also have a resonator? I can´t remember anymore...
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:The most idiosyncratic sounds of the Syrinx are produced by running signals into the resonator *and* the low-pass filter simultaneously, either in serial or in parallel mode. That makes for a huge difference and that´s a lot more than just having either an LPF or an HPF or a bandpass/notch filter at a time -- it yields totally different results.
SeventhStar wrote:ppg_wavecomputer wrote:The most idiosyncratic sounds of the Syrinx are produced by running signals into the resonator *and* the low-pass filter simultaneously, either in serial or in parallel mode. That makes for a huge difference and that´s a lot more than just having either an LPF or an HPF or a bandpass/notch filter at a time -- it yields totally different results.
The Dark Star can't run through the different filter types simultaneously. So that is another difference I wasn't aware of. Yeah, I don't think that difference is worth thousands of dollars more either..
Using the multi-timbality of Dark Star, however, I think you could layer different parts using different combinations of filter types. Have part one low-pass, part two band-pass, part three hi-pass. That might be like the parallel mode in the Syrinx.. With each of the parts, combined, having a cumulative total of 8-voices (can't do that on the Syrinx).
pelican wrote:Blah, blah, blah if you don't agree with the price don't buy one. Sure it's a little overpriced like most vintage synths, but It's rare and unique. Deal with it
Nannerfan wrote:If I hear the words Dark Star again I'm gonna scream
The one thing it has going for it is that the group of potential buyers is vastly expanded via E bay, but I'm not sure that's going to make enough of a difference to ask $1500 over the price it didn't sell for locally. What do folks think is a reasonable price for it, just out of curiosity?Bitexion wrote:Obviously nobody else is gonna buy it either, since it's been listed at $7000 previously with no bids.
But the seller is of course welcome to put any wild prize he wants on it. Doesn't mean someone will buy it.
I bet 99% of those 964 views are from this forum thread alone.
It sounded to me like you were trying to pretend like you don't understand why anyone would care about the fact that something up for sale is unique/ collectible, and that that could in any way impact its value; and at the same time rationalize the idea that a piece of gear you personally own is just as good, and would be a better purchase all around. (Bonus points if people start arguing like in "Selfie synth," right? )SeventhStar wrote:The demo video reminded me of my synth. I answered a question that was asked about it and attempted to discussed the potential of doing something similar (for a lot less money, with a bit of humor mixed in)