little toy with some big sounds
By: t.e. knowles from El Paso, TX
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
well it is plastic, i got it not too long ago, so we will see, it is apparent that one must be gentle with it. i am going to buy a second, just for a backup.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
ok, here we go... not a big fan of the ribbon. i know they wear out over time, not so precise when you use your finger-i got a stylus (which they really should have included), and it is a lot better with that, the knobs seem like they might not hold up so well with a lot of use over time, but then again, its a 60$ analog synth. could use an ac power option and a 1/4" out.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
really easy to use. not much of a learning curve, if youve ever used a synth (even if you haven't, it's simple).
How is the tone?
SOUNDS AWESOME! the sounds you can get out of this totally make up for the cons i mentioned above, and by using it with other equipment (effects,sampler-sequencer, etc), it can be totally versatile. got it last night, today, i spent about 5 hours recording with it hooked up to a boss ps2, and some reverb, and i am liking the results a lot.
Was this item an overall good value?
really not too bad, but i'm sure they are making a huge profit with regards to production costs...because of the sounds (see below), i am satisfied with it, but i would have been totally happy with it if it had been about 20$ less...