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#67448 - Mon, 30 Mar 2009 00:56:00 Alesis Fusion
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I bought one on ebay this week. Under 400 squids and its virtually new - box, manuals, leads...and all the sounds available on the web are downloaded and on it already, including (very useful in my "Numan band" role) an extremely accurate Polymoog Vox Humana - the string sound all over Numan's 1979-82 period stuff and impossible for anything to emulate up to now.

That aside, it seems to be able to conjure up virtually anything, has a sampler built in, a hard disk as big as the one in my laptop (offering almost limitless space for more sounds and samples). Very impressive.

I now have that, the Roland XP-30, the Korg MS2000, the Yamaha AN1x and a Roland JX-8P with PG800 programmer. Something will have to go to fund the Alesis realistically - suspect it might well be the old timer JX-8P...

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#67449 - Mon, 30 Mar 2009 03:15:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Congratulation Flip!!! smile

I presume you have checked this site out!?
http://www.hollowsun.com/index.html

Steve is a great guy by the way!

Jesper

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#67450 - Mon, 30 Mar 2009 06:24:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Hi Jesper - yep indeed I did. And the seller of the synth was SUCH a nice guy, he's already downloaded everything and put it on. smile

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#67451 - Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:32:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Flip Martian:
[qb] I bought one on ebay this week. Under 400 squids and its virtually new - box, manuals, leads...and all the sounds available on the web are downloaded and on it already, including (very useful in my "Numan band" role) an extremely accurate Polymoog Vox Humana - the string sound all over Numan's 1979-82 period stuff and impossible for anything to emulate up to now.

Phil,

What model of the Fusion 6HD or 8HD?
Not had the pleasure of demoing one.
I'd love to hear that VH sample you have, Numan is a great fan of the Roland D-550'S, that's the closest i've heard up until now, although i do believe the Virus TI is quite close also.

See ya @ Hammersmith Batman wink

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#67452 - Mon, 30 Mar 2009 18:02:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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I'll be there - Batman is busy that day though bemused

A friend of mine put a sample up of the Vox Humana patch when he got his - which persuaded me, so easier for me to link to that - take a listen...certainly close enough and better than anything Numan's used lately...

Replicas Intro

And the guy who put the patch together plays it rather well here:-

YouTube

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#67453 - Mon, 30 Mar 2009 19:40:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Phil,

That sounds spot on!
shock excited

Will be good to finally get round the table for a couple of cold ones eh cool

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#67454 - Tue, 31 Mar 2009 02:33:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Spot on - yeah, innit?! Can't wait to gig with it and hear it through a PA... laugh

Never actually even SEEN a real polymoog but have heard that was the only decent sound on it. They do go for silly money - and all because of that 1 sound. Hope you got a decent price for it when it moved on...

Aye, we should have a chat about doing some gigs together while we have the chance. ultravox getting back together for a while shouldn't do you guys any harm. smile

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#67455 - Fri, 03 Apr 2009 19:39:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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See you at Hammersmith wink

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#67456 - Thu, 24 Sep 2009 08:09:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Hey, you guys may have seen this already, but I found it by chance yesterday, and as well as tons of really fascinating Polymoog info (for a geek like me, it's fascinating, anyway!), he demos and dishes the details on how key Numan sounds were made (Cars sounds relying on MXR Phase 100 pedal, for example). Superb!

Now all I need is a Fusion, Vox Humana sample, and Phase 100...

http://www.dubsounds.com/polymoog.htm

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#67457 - Fri, 25 Sep 2009 06:17:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Is that Shaun? I worked with Shaun on a Numan covers project quite a few years back now. He certainly knows his polymoogs. smile

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#67458 - Sat, 26 Sep 2009 09:35:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Thanks for the link Mr Catley wink
How is your vintage Yamaha SS-30 fairing these days pal?

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#67459 - Tue, 29 Sep 2009 20:01:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Ahh, the SS-30 sounds divine, but I still haven't got round to getting the missing "F" working. Must Try Harder!

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#67460 - Thu, 01 Oct 2009 07:25:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Hi Pete,

Roy Gwinn's yer man with regards all things vintage & analogue! cool

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#67461 - Sun, 04 Oct 2009 11:04:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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I just happened to be passing and heard my name.

I'm sure it's readily fixable. Broken wire, dry joint, something like that.


Roy

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#67462 - Mon, 05 Oct 2009 17:54:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Hi Roy,

We met at the Monument gig in Oxford and chatted for a good while. I have your number, so I'll give you a call and arrange some time to bring her over to you.

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#67463 - Thu, 08 Oct 2009 06:48:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Apologies for going slightly off topic,but there's a great clip of Gary Numan playing the Polymoog with NIN @ 02 Arena,London.
http://vimeo.com/6859938

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#67464 - Fri, 09 Oct 2009 03:17:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Quote:
Originally posted by chrisf242:
Apologies for going slightly off topic,but there's a great clip of Gary Numan playing the Polymoog with NIN @ 02 Arena,London.
http://vimeo.com/6859938
Probably the best version of that I've heard in many years. Amazing how much energy a young, talented band behind Numan can do. Ta for the link!

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#67465 - Thu, 29 Oct 2009 07:43:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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I should have bought a Fusion last year when Turnkey sold them as End Of The Line at 399 banghead

Alesis gear is under-rated.
I do own a Micron which has the same powerul engine as Alesis's Ion. Just a bit smaller, less knobs etc
Oh yeah it has 3 oscillators 1 more than the Microkorg wink

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#67466 - Sat, 31 Oct 2009 01:56:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Great news...

The Polymoog Vox Humana samples created for the Fusion are now available for several samplers for FREE!!

Unfortunately Polymoog Strings 1 & 2 are not yet available for the Fantom X6, but I just downloaded the Logic EXS files, and re-mapped the raw WAV's.

You can get them from here:

http://www.vstream.be/PolymoogKeyboard.html


They all sound great!

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#67467 - Sat, 31 Oct 2009 04:01:00 Re: Alesis Fusion
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Good call! I think Joeri's got a set for the NI Kontakt sample player VSTi (free download of THAT on NI's website) on the vstream site as well.

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