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Old 25th February 2013
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Speaking of Generalmusic S series... the wheel on my S2R was repaired yesterday and I posted a video demo to celebrate the occasion and also because there wasn't one with good line-level audio quality yet.

Younger readers might not know this, but when the S series of synths came out in the early '90s, it was considered the best of the bunch as far as pcm-based workstations... Unfortunately, the fact that the brand "GEM" (even if it was changed to the more "professional-sounding" Generalmusic) conjured visions of tweed-wearing, hotel lounge accompaniment keyboard players and I guess it didn't go well with the general public. A pity, because it really sounded great for the time, and had cool features, like the ability to load samples.