Arp Quadra.

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Arp Quadra.

Postby Futureman » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:31 pm

Sweet Sweet victory.

Used in the wild while jamming at a mates house.
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby Hybrid88 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:40 pm

Ahh congrats!! I love a success story :)

I still remember that one a few years back on ebay that only went for $500, thought it was a bargain at the time but it was pickup only.

BTW how many synth's is that now Mike??
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby Futureman » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:58 pm

Hybrid88 wrote:BTW how many synth's is that now Mike??


Hmmmm

A lot.. A quick count comes in at over 25.

But i'm honestly at the end of my list of things I want... Honest..

There are some things I will sell, and some things I should sell but won't.. But I do enjoy my gear. I like picking and choosing stuff for a jam.

The Quadra is mighty cool. I really dig the Arp Omni and this is like an Omni on steriods. The Bass section surprised me at how much air it can move (Prior to that jam I'd been using just crumby headphones while fixing it).. The lead synth has some spiffy tricks like Duophony (like Arp Oddy) and separate portamento times for the two oscillators.

I can see how shortly after it came out (around 1979)it would have been looked down upon.. but fast foward to 2012 and to me it seems the things that were so important back then like true memory and true polyphony are not as important and ground breaking as back then... Which leaves how it sounds, and to me there is nothing that sounds like it.

It sounds damn wicked though the WMD Geiger counter too!
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby ChrisW » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:15 pm

Did you get the VS too then?
Let me know if you're offloading an Oberheim at any point. ;;)
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby Futureman » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:05 pm

ChrisW wrote:Did you get the VS too then?
Let me know if you're offloading an Oberheim at any point. ;;)


Still don't have a VS..

No Oberheim synths sorry.
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby NYMo » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:57 pm

Congrats on getting the Quadra going !
One synth I've never had of the over 100 I have had !
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby ChrisW » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:00 pm

Futureman wrote:Still don't have a VS..

No Oberheim synths sorry.



Aaah, then your collection isn't complete.
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby Futureman » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:01 pm

When Steve (Thirteen) repairs something of mine or others, he generally supplies the repaired synth with a doggy bag with the parts he had to remove / replace.

This is a photo of the bits I had to remove / replace to get the Quadra 100%.

(Not included in photo - 5 faders / Slider caps / All the dead crusty pratt reed bushings)

About 30 IC's & A load of tantalum caps + Something like 40 hours work.. most of it rewarding.

The damn phaser not working had me scratching my head.. fustrated the crap out of me.. Also had an issue with 'popcorn' or 'shot' noise on one of the outputs.. pain in the arse for me to find.

My personal repairing 'to do' list is pretty much at the end & That's a good feeling.
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby NYMo » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:04 pm

Hey Mike,

Prophet VS from Dave in NZ is on the bay ATM !

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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby Futureman » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:23 pm

Yea, I know I know...

I'd love a VS, but I don't think I can drop $2.7k on a synth right now. Shame.

I know it'd be a cool synth too..
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby NYMo » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:31 pm

Arp Quadra on the bay ATM from Rhytm Active $1600 needs repair...Mike ??!!

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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby Futureman » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:05 am

Already bought it...
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby Hybrid88 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:51 am

haha you bought a second Quadra?! :-o
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby Futureman » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:40 pm

Sure did!
When a friend finally gets his one from the states, I'll be sure to post a pic of 3 Quadras on a stand.
1 for playing, the other 2 in case that one breaks down.. Lol.
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby Cymatics » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:49 pm

Futureman wrote:Already bought it...


Haha.. I saw that on ebay and immediately wondered if you'd grab it!
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Re: Arp Quadra.

Postby Futureman » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:58 pm

Got it and opened it up today.

It probably didn't help it that two connectors were around the wrong way!

It's lead synth now works, but it's mostly a basket case.. No more than my other one when I got it however.. Fun times ahead!
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