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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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HonestMike a part-time user from Los Angeles writes:
I kept having dreams of her will all this analog stuff. On Memorial Day 2000 I finaly had my dreams come true. I went to visit my old music teacher. To my amazment this lady had not aged one bit.(She is a great testimonial to Yoga)I had not seen my teacher in over 20 years. Well I finally met the lady who first to introduce me to analog gear. I finally found out all the gear she had. Minis,Arps, Hammonds, drum machines. All which have been been either sold or stolen all but this Arp Pro Solist. It had been sitting on top of he B3 for years. I believe that was target audience, organist 1st syth?? Well the sliders were stiff and 2 of the switches still dont work but there are still 28 other patches I mean switches available with unique editing abilities. I ended up picking it up for a good price. After spending some time with it I was able to bring this little beast to life and boy can she growl....... It is an Atomic Poodle! It can be a little powerful piece of gear in my studio for mono syth leads. With its Aftertouch, Virbrato & Portomento one can come up with some spaced out trip with only finger pressure.....A lot of pressure. Laters Honest Me 0:]

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-16-2000 at 05:47
il_budha a hobbyist user from The Netherlands writes:
One of those 'hitting-myself-for-being-stupid' cases: bought (and sold) one of these for about $30 ten years ago! It's cello and some of it's other 'acoustic' sound were stunning, especially when coupled with the keyboard-sense. As I understand it this is mainly due to FM-modulation of the filter-cutoff ('growl').

Would consider paying $100 dollar now, for those sounds and it's general simplicity and directness.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-14-2000 at 06:17
erange a hobbyist user from golden stardust writes:
My first analog synth. Cutting leads,but the bass is just so so. Helps me make "The Funky Worm" sound very well. It's great for what it says, solos, but its just ok as an all around. Mine was modded by its original owner with an octaves worth of switches to modify the pitch of keys(+1 or -1). He said he used to play Middle Eastern music and that their scales are different or something like that. I'm looking for a manual, can anyone help?

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-20-1999 at 16:47
Doug Melbourne a part-timer user from UK writes:
As keyboard player in a Genesis tribute band, this is the only one for me!

Apart from making all those classic Genesis sounds, its a surprisingly powerful little synth that cuts through anything. The many touch sensitive options make a lot of variation in sounds and modulation, compensating for its preset design. Unfortunately its really made for home use - in order to take mine out on the road, I've had all the innards mounted in a steel frame to survive the back of the van. A unique instrument!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-20-1999 at 12:17
AdamT a part-timer user from UK writes:
Basically a Preset version of the Mk1 Axxe with aftertouch and none the worse for it.. try the French horn preset with the brilliance full up and aftertouch applied to vibrato,, instant "Shine on you crazy Diamond", ok it was done on a 2600 originally (1-vco), but this is very close. also the flute with the brilliance full up through a heavy longish delay gives those great Rainbow "quadra" cascades.. yeah I like this machine, but then I`m biased, I like every ARP I`ve encountered... No techno tool (unless you sample the bass sound) but for those seventies rock encounters, great. Easier than fighting with the stiff sliders on an Axxe in between tracks at a gig and doesn`t sound awful like the SH2000, and Korg`s Micropreset & 900PS, no wonder so many big names used it..

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Aug-08-1998 at 18:13
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