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Subject: FW: [AH] Q: mks-80 vs. jp8: help me

From: "Verschut, Ricardo" <ricardo.verschut@...>
Date: 2000-06-27

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Peake
Subject: Re: [AH] Q: mks-80 vs. jp8: help me

At 8:06 PM -0000 6/26/00, Mike Kent wrote:
>I've owned 3 MKS-80 (2 with programmers) and 3 Jupiter-8. I now own 1
>excellent/mint JP-8 and 1 handyman's nightmare JP-8. MKS-80s are all gone.
>Both are excellent synths, each with their own values. Tom's explanation
>matches my own experience and opinions exactly.

I also agree on very nearly everything that's been said, having once
placed an 8 against an MKS in battle.

>>> speed, midi-lag, "warmth", "fizziness," "fuzziness," "buzziness,"
>>> "bloopabiity," distortion, bass repsonse, midrange, etc. Maybe a
>>> comparison of "standard" sounds: ie, square wave bass, pulsewidth lead,
>>> sawtooth bass, string sounds, etc.
>> JP-8 is warmer than the MKS-80
>> JP-8 can be fuzzier than the MKS-80
>> MKS-80 can be fizzier than the JP-8
>> MKS-80 can be buzzier than the JP-8

The MKS sounds a tad deeper than the JP8 due to it's bass boost circuitry.
It 'speaks' at a lower frequency than the 8 (which is nice and firm in the
bass region around 120Hz).

I've never owned a JP8, but have had several MKS80s as I find them
very convenient (MIDI etc. for program change, volume, etc. and that
awesome Unison Detune). Don't own one now as they are usually the
first thing to go when the money's low. They're not too hard to find.

Mike Peake, Your Psychic Friend

>while i have your ear, i've always been intrigued by your moniker
>(your psychic friend). how did you come up with that? does it have
>any hidden meaning? :)

It's only about the sudden appearance of 'psychic hotlines' where you
pay $4.00 a minute or more for 'psychic advice'. I figure, if they can
be psychic, then so can I :) Only problem is, I'm not making that kind
of money!

It's also about being a Babylon 5 fan, where telepaths on Earth are
genetically engineered by an alien race to help fight a war against
their ancient foes (of course, they don't tell anyone about any of
this.) Suddenly, there are verifiable telepaths on Earth, and the
planet changes significantly as a result. I like to joke that it's
happening to us now, but instead of creating a paramilitary "PsiCorp"
as in B5, they go into the cheezy pay-phone advice business :)