Re: [AH] Questions for Future Retro XS owners

From Brain Cypher
Sent Tue, Jun 24th 2008, 00:10

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I find the knobs very 'fluid' but 'firm'.

I'll get some more samples available shortly.


On 6/23/08, Jason Price <> wrote:
> My first question may seem a little strange, but it is something I would
> like to know about the XS before purchasing. Are the knobs "loose" feeling,
> or tight? And by that I don't mean "wobbly" loose. I mean when you rotate a
> knob, does it turn quickly and easily or does it feel like it has some
> resistance (i.e. tight).
> For example: the knobs on a MoogerFooger or an LP are very loose and turn
> easily. I like that. Better for tweaking :)
> The knobs on the few Doepfer modules I've played with were very tight, so
> its not easy to do a really quick filter sweep by grabbing the knob. Don't
> care for that.
> So how about the FR-XS?
> Also, does anyone have links to sound sample of the XS that are more mellow
> in nature? It seems like it is easy to overdrive the filter section, and I
> hear that in a lot of the demos so far. I'm just wondering if it can "play
> nice" too, or is it all over the top sounding like that.
> Thanks
> -Jason