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6581punk

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PreenFM gets a mention in SoundOnSound.
« on: August 24, 2012, 09:14:37 AM »
There's a review of the Shruth-1 in SoundOnSound magazine and the PreenFM is mentioned as another DIY kit.

Sadly they wrote that it uses a Yamaha FM chip (they must be getting confused with the MIDIBox OPL stuff) and it's a lot more interesting than Yamaha FM.

You have to buy the full review (£0.99) or the magazine to read it all.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep12/articles/shruthi-1.htm

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Re: PreenFM gets a mention in SoundOnSound.
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 09:57:37 AM »
Very nice  :)
And great article about the Shruthi-1.

Thanks for the info...
Too bad the only line they wrote about the PreenFM is wrong  ;)

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Re: PreenFM gets a mention in SoundOnSound.
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 05:01:41 PM »
Nice!  Sort of.  I'd say ask for a correction... or sue them for libel!  ;D

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Re: PreenFM gets a mention in SoundOnSound.
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 01:57:16 PM »
The guy who wrote it is an ex-C64 musician. He's on the Mutable forum, seems a nice guy anyway. I just hope he builds a Preen, it would be nice to read about it.

I've just finished another Preen board, one more to go :)

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Re: PreenFM gets a mention in SoundOnSound.
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 11:11:51 PM »

Yes the Yamaha FM things is not a big deal.
I've added a line on my site :
(Its FM synthesis is not at all based on any Yamaha FM chip.)
In case people come from the SOS article.  ;)

I'm glad to be in the "alternatives" part....

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Re: PreenFM gets a mention in SoundOnSound.
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 12:14:29 PM »
Well I think it's not an alternative, as people should own both PreenFM and a Shruthi-1 (and the new Ambika when that is officially released).

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Re: PreenFM gets a mention in SoundOnSound.
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 01:44:53 PM »

I see what you mean...
Should have been named "Other DIY kits".

The new Ambika is an amazing synth. Olivier did a fantastic job.
I'll try to buy and build one with at least 4 daughter boards when it's ready in October.

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Re: PreenFM gets a mention in SoundOnSound.
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 03:03:00 PM »
Well, alternative is right if you only can build one. But I think once you have built one it becomes addictive, it's a very small club of a few hundred people and the only other way to be a member of such a small bunch is to own some very expensive synth or a rare modular.

Ambika was a really easy build, everything on the main board is spaced out and easy to do. The voice cards are small PCBs and are therefore easy to work with too. I want all six :)