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Subject: FW: [AH] MKS-80 and Virus - apples and oranges and pears

From: "Verschut, Ricardo" <ricardo.verschut@...>
Date: 2000-04-03

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From: FibrOptic7@... [mailto:FibrOptic7@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 3:47 AM
To: analogue@...
Subject: [AH] MKS-80 and Virus - apples and oranges and pears

At 5:13 PM -0000 3/31/00, Royce Lee wrote:

> At 5:13 PM -0000 3/31/00, Royce Lee wrote:
> >I know this may seem like a tired issue, and it was to me until I came
> >with around 800$ and started to think about which synths to buy. Does
> >anybody own both an MKS-80 and a Virus? What are there relative
> >and weaknesses? If you only had the money for one, which would you go
> >for. . .or rather, which would you go for first?

I have the original Virus tabletop and an MKS-80 with the MPG-80 programmer.

With only money for one, I would buy the Virus. If you had $1800 to burn
a repeat of all the synths you hear over and over, then go for the mks-80.

When I got mine, I was very excited from reading everything to know of the
unit, but sadly, was to find out the mks-80 was as thrilling as the waldorf
pulse. The fun is in owning an mks-80, not really how it sounds. In having

had a Jupiter 4 and 6, it was the same issue. Fun in having, but really,
other than that, the sound.....snore.

Same thing goes for my MKS-70, and the MKS-50 I want to buy.
in a rack....I don't need it, but it's fun having. Know what I mean,
jellybean? :)

Heck, I even have a PG-800 programmer for the MKS-70.....woooohoooo....

Get a Virus. Filters are cooler. You can do more with it.