Rezisehtnys wrote:The only thing the SQ would give are the wavetables, and they're nifty and all but most of the time it just sounds like a cheesy 80's ROMpler.
commodorejohn wrote:Rezisehtnys wrote:The only thing the SQ would give are the wavetables, and they're nifty and all but most of the time it just sounds like a cheesy 80's ROMpler.
The advantage the SQ-80 would have in this scenario is simply that it has actual analog subtractive filters, so in addition to doing some basic FM-like digital sounds it can do some decent analog polysynth sounds, which are just as important to '80s-type music. As much as I like FM, it just plain can't sound analog - it always sounds like an FM recreation of the basic type of sound and never like an actual analog synth. The SQ-80 doesn't have that problem.
commodorejohn wrote:A DX7 and a freaking harpsichord? Oh, awesome. The battery change is a fairly basic soldering job, but if you've never done one before, some advice: get a proper desoldering iron (one with the rubber bulb connected to a pipe running down into the heating element/tip.) They're about $17 at Radio Shack and they make any such work a thousand times simpler. Also, bite the bullet and spend the extra couple bucks to get a 2032 coin-cell holder with leads attached - I've had to spend up to a half-hour miserably trying to solder leads onto a board-mount coin-cell holder (like they sell at Radio Shack) because those things never, ever have the right spacing to fit the way the batteries are soldered in on old synths.
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