[LAD] DX7 (was Re: On the last eve of the year)

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 17:59:29 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Nick Copeland
<nickycopeland at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> OT: I never noticed any difference for the sound quality, of different
>> versions of the Prophet 5, but I guess everybody heard about stable or
>> unstable tuning for different versions of the Mini Moog ;). Revisions
>> could have different qualities. [OT end]
> There were two major releases of the Prophet-5, one with Curtis chips and
> later one with SSM chips. The Curtis had rather wild temperature senstivity
> and so was replaced. Anybody who has used both found the newer models
> to sound a lot thinner and some would prefer the sensitivity/unreliability
> of
> the former to get the sound quality.
> The MiniMoog is a bit more esoteric, they did not used anybodies chipsets
> but mostly discrete components. Legend has it they the board layout was
> changed at some point and even though the design was the same those in
> the know did not appreciate the new sound.
> I am pretty sure the Oberheim went through the same issues as SC. The
> big Rolands are a separate issue - I think they used there own chipsets but
> I could be a bit wide of the mark.
> Kind regards, nick.

This thread reminded me I have a DX7 sitting in the garage. Wonder if
it still works? Hasn't been out of the flight case in years...

- Mark

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