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 Post subject: Got $330 to burn? Need a new synth??
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:31 pm 
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So Korg is discontinued their Korg OPSix FM synth, and are clearing them out for $330!! I know SP-User had one, but felt it sounded great but wanted more keys than provided. But if you can live with that, and are up to the challenge of FM Synths (it’s also called additive synthesis because you don’t really subtract anything from a analog standpoint). Korg has a 2.0 Firmware update which allows you to use Reverb as a carrier (FM synths are Modulators & Carriers, which are sine waves that modulate the operator signals), so this beats a Yamaha DX7 for sound creation with the screen, buttons/knobs/sliders. It’s also DX7 compatible if you want to try the thousands of ones out there on the internet.

Sweetwater said they’ll have a final shipment by the end of August, and I just signed up for a credit card, so by the time it arrives in the mail I’ll set up the payment arrangements. If you want a great digital synth that is the Ferrari of FM synths compared to the Model T Ford, then I wouldn’t sleep on calling your favorite music distributor and get your name on the list. Or hell, buy a few and flip them for mad cash for those who can fund your next studio wishlist item. Either way, Korg’s loss can be your gain.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:08 pm 
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Wow, thanks for the heads-up bro, and yeah, I totally recommend the OPSIX as a synth, it has to be one of the best on the market to the point I was already considering buying another because I miss it so bloody much!

Just went searching for one after reading your post, but in the UK they all appear to be the usual price or I'd have bought one right away!

I tell you what though, this is really VERY disturbing. For a manufacturer like Korg to discontinue one of its best selling synthesizers only a year after its release is a sign that those WEF psychopaths are succesfully destroying the large corporations headquartered in competing countries exactly as planned.

Seriously bro, China and WEF are behind this and people need to wake-the-fuck-up and fast :!:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:34 pm 
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Try Reverb.com, heard there’s gonna be some on sale through that. Worse case scenario, call Anderson’s, or find a US distributor that will ship to the UK. I know the chip shortage might stop future pedals, drum machines, Eurorack modules, synths, electronic drum kits, the list goes on. This isn’t softwares fault. That’s for sure. People still buy hardware, but without the chips, nobody’s buying squat. So all’s I can say is be prepared if there’s a product you kinda want, but just hasn’t been a priority in your life. With all the woes in the world, maybe your dream product will vanish! So hopefully there’s not a massive domino effect to small & large companies.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:06 pm 
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No point me even trying bruh, I read it's "USA only" :(

Anyway, I hope you manage to get your hands on one at the reduce price, especially since cash is hard to come by for you. I doubt you'd regret buying it so I say go for it bruh, and enjoy, she's a beauty of a synth alright, one of the very best in my opinion and it totally slaughters Yamaha's own MODX implementation of FM, especially after that update!

Powerful stuff 8)


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Reverb is great, picked up a CZ-101 off there but the seller done a shit job at packaging and the synth was so fucked it wasn’t worth it, sampled what I could note for note and sent it back lol but easy return policy.

My case was just a rare one of the seller not doing good at shipping since the seller had overall great reviews

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:12 pm 
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No point me even trying bruh, I read it's "USA only" :(

Anyway, I hope you manage to get your hands on one at the reduce price, especially since cash is hard to come by for you. I doubt you'd regret buying it so I say go for it bruh, and enjoy, she's a beauty of a synth alright, one of the very best in my opinion and it totally slaughters Yamaha's own MODX implementation of FM, especially after that update!

Powerful stuff 8)


I wish it had audio inputs like the Digitone, but perhaps one day I’ll get my credit score high enough to grab one by next year. As deep as the OPSix is, it seems like it’s patch library is just about infinite. And the fact it can randomize a patch from scratch might be a interesting way to find instant inspiration. Hook it up to any SP/MPC or hardware sampler, and you could make tons of loops, appregrios, beats, songs, etc. I just have to make sure I don’t max out the new credit card. If Korg ever kills off the ModWave, I’m sure I’d want that as well.

Big bummer it’s a exclusive sale for the states only. World wide people will start to flip it for top dollar. Maybe that’s why it’s just for us only? Cuz they only have so many left in stock.

As far as Reverb goes, sorry you got burned on the Casio CZ101 JayTreze. How hard is it for a seller to figure out to spend a little extra on bubble wrap or styrofoam popcorn??? If THEY wouldn’t want something they bought online poorly packaged, then there’s ZERO exscuse for not packaging it right. Good thing you got some samples and your cash back. I made the mistake of doing a trade for a SP-505 that I told him was sorta busted (RCA ins/outs were fried), but I told him it still worked to sample from the mic in. So first he offers cash, then all a sudden wants to trade for a Volca Sample. I agreed to it. But not only did he send it in a paper bag practically, but he wiped the memory of it. So I never bothered to deal with it since the day it came. Shows what I get for trying to part ways with a sorta fritzy SP505. Since we didn’t exchange cash, We couldn’t complain too much I guess.

I’m just waiting on my brand new credit card to arrive so I can give Sweetwater the card number. But won’t order nothing until they get their shipment. If I don’t get one, I suppose it’ll be the one that got away.

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