Mini Key Wars - Roland Boutique


#61

@rumpelfilter i think the op-1 is the sk-1000 actually


#62

@herrprof: it’s more the VL-1000


#63

OP-1 for the win.

Love mine.


#64

Such a near miss on that Juno. If it had the extra two voices I think they’d have a big hit on their hands. And they could route the external input through the chorus for good measure.


#65

@varthdader: actually it’s funny nobody complained about the keys on the OP-1, at lease not as much as about other mini-keys synths since the Microkorg.


#66

Thats because no synth wankers would ever buy an op-1. Rick Wakemens of the world unite.


#67

Well, sounds like a good thing to me :slight_smile:


#68

@herrprof is actually correct. Not sure how much of a synth wanker I am (maybe just a wanker) but I never considered buying an OP-1 because I considered it a toy.


#69

Well I must say that the OP-1 has a lot more going than it might seem. Though it does feel a bit toy like, though not in the bad sense. It’s certainly not something you could go wild on Wakeman style, but then, that might not appeal to all players anyway :slight_smile:
The only thing we can all agree on, is that its price is not really toy-like.


#70

Hey everybody needs to super relax!

Wether one has a particular preference in key size or synth analogueness or whatever, no need to diss people who don´t share that love.

I love full size keys and op-1, and I don´t many other synths but would never say that´s a Wanker detector. Plus, I love toys.

Back to the topic, the op-1 had no pretension to be anything else, hence no one was disappointed and complained (apart from it´s price maybe).

If this mini keys are detachable, one could argue that a full size keybed could have been a useful expansion.

Nobody is complaining that the Moog Werkstatt, Mother-32 or Elektron Analog Four have a very tiny keybed, it´s mostly the mini-key “mid-size” that infuriates so much.


#71

Who’s dissing? Me saying I think the OP-1 is a toy isn’t dissing, at least not by my definition. By my definition it is a toy, but I didn’t say everyone needs to think it’s a toy. I didn’t take @herrprof’s use of the term “wanker” as literal, although maybe that’s how he meant it and I was too stupid to realize it. Besides, Wakeman is my hero. Crazy life, great sense of humour, lots of equipment and tons of keyboard chops.


#72

All my synths are toys. They better be. I got them to play with, after all.


#73

@Varthdader: didn’t know the Werkstatt or Mother32 had a keybed. :smiley:

anyway I don’t think anybody was dissing, bitching, or trolling here. If any of you was please raise your hand.


#74

\\o.

I’ll continue to bitch about those 4 voices that should have been 8. Dammit! :slight_smile:


#75

I meant bitching about people, not the synths :slight_smile: yeah those 4 voices suck…


#76

I’ll continue to complain about how the 4 voices would have been totally cool with a System 1 plugout.


#77

Sorry I meant wankers in the american sense, aka dudes who are expressing their musicality in a physically demonstrative manner. I have no opinion whether or not wakeman is an actual tosser.

ps: jordan ruess is definitely a wanker though.


#78

You mean their synths are an extension of their privates?


#79

or lack thereof


#80

Does total patch cord length count towards that extension?