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On Mon, 26 Jun 2000, Mike Peake wrote:
> 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
> >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
> >>> 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 :)