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A small but cool cure for sudden GAS... #1793108 08/08/07 07:15 PM
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Okay, so thanks to an upturn in my gigging frequency as well as some lucrative I.T. contract work, I found myself able to succumb to some small GAS pains without incurring the wrath of my bank... ;\)

So, presently winging its way to me from sunny Las Vegas is this pretty little thing:



Thanks to Linwood for posting about this (and other items) in the Garage Sale thread...

So now I'm just wondering whether I should ship this thing down to Cali to get'er pimped out with the X upgrade. Any SE-1 owners around who have done this? I'm sure it's a no-brainer, especially given the price.

In the meantime I'm looking forward to firing this puppy up in the studio and making my ROMplers and other digital gear quake in their cold, sterile boots! ;\)

Sven's a happy boy... \:D


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Re: A small but cool cure for sudden GAS... [Re: Sven Golly] #1793114 08/08/07 07:27 PM
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Man, that does my heart good seeing that you got it. Steve would approve. As far as I know, that se1 stayed in his studio and is like brand new. I remember when he got it. He had to have it after hearing my midimini. Steve could play bass on the thing like nobody's business. You are gonna love having this piece. It's a must have.

Re: A small but cool cure for sudden GAS... [Re: linwood] #1793118 08/08/07 07:33 PM
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A SMALL cure for GAS?? That's awesome!


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Re: A small but cool cure for sudden GAS... [Re: zeronyne] #1793122 08/08/07 07:40 PM
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 Originally Posted By: linwood
Man, that does my heart good seeing that you got it. Steve would approve. As far as I know, that se1 stayed in his studio and is like brand new. I remember when he got it. He had to have it after hearing my midimini. Steve could play bass on the thing like nobody's business. You are gonna love having this piece. It's a must have.


Thanks, Linwood... I appreciate your help with this. Keith has been great about the whole transaction, and I couldn't be happier (well, I could if it were here already and I was playing it, but y'know what I mean ;\) ).

 Originally Posted By: zeronyne
A SMALL cure for GAS?? That's awesome!


Hehehe... well, it's only 3 rack spaces, and not very deep... but yeah, you're absolutely right. I was trying not to yell from the rooftops too much. \:D


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Re: A small but cool cure for sudden GAS... [Re: Sven Golly] #1793123 08/08/07 07:46 PM
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Keith is the greatest. I've know him for maybe 20 years or so. If you wanna see him go here http://www.stevenleegroup.com/video.htm and click on a video. He's playing bass.

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Congrats, Sven. Very nice!

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P.S. Any chance of us getting to hear some MP3s from that bad boy after you get it settled in at its new home?

Re: A small but cool cure for sudden GAS... [Re: NoahZark] #1793179 08/08/07 10:42 PM
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 Originally Posted By: NoahZark
P.S. Any chance of us getting to hear some MP3s from that bad boy after you get it settled in at its new home?


Sure thing, Noah... I'll have to regain my subtractive synth programming legs again (too long in ROMpler World \:\( ), but I'll see what I can throw together. Going to be doing an awful lot of playing over the next few weeks, I'm sure.


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 Originally Posted By: Sven Golly
I'll have to regain my subtractive synth programming legs again....


Eh, it's just a tweak of a knob here and a twist of a knob there, right? How hard can it be?

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 Originally Posted By: NoahZark
 Originally Posted By: Sven Golly
I'll have to regain my subtractive synth programming legs again....


Eh, it's just a tweak of a knob here and a twist of a knob there, right? How hard can it be?


LOL... true, true... ;\)



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Sven - welcome to the club! You will love it.

To me, the x upgrade is worth only for the multiple MIDI controller assegnations, which could be useful. Personally, I didn't upgrade mine.
There are, however, a couple of upgrades that I *do* find indispensable, if there aren't installed yet:
- The envelope 'snappification' (just changing a resistor)
- The ext input/filter feedback mod. This just requires soldering a jack and a couple of wires. I don't use the ext input too often, but the filter feedback does *a lot* to "Minify" the SE. You give up the noise generator when using it, but to me, it's well worth it. \:\)

Also, beware of the presets... to me, they're absolutely disgusting, and don't represent the instrument's personality at all. I didn't keep a single one.

Enjoy the SE-1. Is one of those instruments which cause real emotional attraction!

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Congrats, Sven! I heard Emerson use one of those babies on one of ELP's tours during the '90's. Ripped my skull off! Enjoy!


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Sven, what a great piece! I think I'm gassing now...


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I'm always curious how you'll perceive the differences now. Will they be subtle or big? Let us know what you hear/feel.

I think the subtle sonic power of non-virtual gear is still a BIG factor, if you care enough to deal with it. It's like a secret weapon now - can add just the right "oomph" to your track.


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 Originally Posted By: Sven Golly


In the meantime I'm looking forward to firing this puppy up in the studio and making my ROMplers and other digital gear quake in their cold, sterile boots! ;\)

Sven's a happy boy... \:D


Hey Sven, congrats! But uh...how's the acoustic piano patch on this baby?

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Forgive my synth-ignorance, but why's this oldie such a goodie?

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Hey Sven, you'll dig this big time. I really enjoyed mine, and had mild seller's remorse after selling it. Marino is right: ignore the presets. It doesn't sound exactly like a mini, but like the Creamware ASB, will get you damn close. And of course, it has all those knobs, buttons and switches!


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 Originally Posted By: Clifton
Forgive my synth-ignorance, but why's this oldie such a goodie?
It's functionally a rackmounted MIDI MiniMoog with a ton of preset room. Analog goodness.


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I am sorry I never got into the analog synths. Am I too old to learn now?


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 Originally Posted By: BluesKeys
I am sorry I never got into the analog synths. Am I too old to learn now?


That depends. Are you a dog?

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 Originally Posted By: BluesKeys
I am sorry I never got into the analog synths. Am I too old to learn now?
What's that you're playing in your avatar?


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 Originally Posted By: kanker.
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I am sorry I never got into the analog synths. Am I too old to learn now?
What's that you're playing in your avatar?


kanker, that's my M3 ahh to feel my organ....

I may be a dog, just ask It git C.


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 Originally Posted By: BluesKeys
 Originally Posted By: kanker.
 Originally Posted By: BluesKeys
I am sorry I never got into the analog synths. Am I too old to learn now?
What's that you're playing in your avatar?


kanker, that's my M3 ahh to feel my organ....

I may be a dog, just ask It git C.


Oh brother... KC has been reduced to organ jokes. B A D organ jokes.

Jim, you ARE a dog... a Hound dog. \:D



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 Originally Posted By: BluesKeys
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 Originally Posted By: BluesKeys
I am sorry I never got into the analog synths. Am I too old to learn now?
What's that you're playing in your avatar?


kanker, that's my M3 ahh to feel my organ....

I may be a dog, just ask It git C.
Looks a lot like an analog additive synth to me... ;\)


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