MATRIXSYNTH: Steiner Parker Synthacon

Friday, June 29, 2007

Steiner Parker Synthacon


YouTube via matrixsynth.

A new vid sent my way via vgermuse.

The grizzly bear of synths.

You can see the previous Synthacon vids here:
Steiner Parker Synthacon (with RC-20 Loop Station) live
Steiner Parker Synthacon (with RC-20 Loop Station) live 2

9 comments:

  1. Looks like something i'd love to see Arturia or Way Out Ware make an emu of...

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  2. Please not Arturia!

    But yes Way Out Ware!

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  3. Hey Matrix, the Steiner Parker Synthacon; It is an heavy synthesizer ?

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  4. the synthacon is actually very light

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  5. VSTi companies won't copy a synth almost no one knows about and since this is the gnarliest synth ever made, it'd be the worst VSTi ever.

    As for weight, it's the lightest mono ever, so little electronics inside. It goes to show the simplest designs can be the best.

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  6. VSTis are actually quite lame. I've not seen one that I would use over any real analog synth. I don't even care if that synth weighs 200lbs. I have friends with good arms.

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  7. "I've not seen one that I would use over any real analog synth."

    I agree. But try Linplug's Octopus. For some insane reason, I like it a lot a lot a lot.

    http://www.linplug.com/Instruments/Octopus/octopus.htm

    It's got something a lot of VST synths lack: dynamic contrast.

    Reasonably original too.

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  8. Personally I don't use emulators to replace analog synths. Just because it looks like a MiniMoog doesn't mean it sounds like one. That doesn't mean its any less usefull...

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  9. I own a silver face Synthacon and had a question regarding the Synthacon CV and sequencers. What analog sequencers (with some sense of attainability) would you recommend sending into the beast? I have little experience in control voltage but am learning as my obsession deepens? Also, would a Midi Sequencer be a good option with MIDI / CV converter? Let me know. Thanks.

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