Sunday, December 25, 2005

Vintage analogue or modern modelling synth?

'When buying a vintage synth, you should check for noisy pots and switches. Whilst these can often be fixed with a squirt of an appropriate contact cleaner, replacing them can be expensive, especially if the pots are surface-mounted to the PCB and/or the switches aren't now available. You might think that noisy pots aren't really a problem, but a large part of the appeal of a knobby synth is the ability to tweak controls during a performance — there's nothing worse than your ripping solo being spoilt by the intrusive sound of crackles!' More


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