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by sandwich
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface CS, Korg Microkorg, JD-Xi and JU-06a vintage sound shopping!
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Re: Yamaha Reface CS, Korg Microkorg, JD-Xi and JU-06a vintage sound shopping!

I have the Prologue 16 and absolutely love it. It has a proper analogue synth user interface with real knobs and switches like the classic analogue synths of the past. It sounds absolutely fantastic used just as an analogue, but it also has a digital section if you want to dig deeper and this really...
by sandwich
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Emax 1 Spares/Repair
Replies: 0
Views: 2544

Emax 1 Spares/Repair

Hello,

Does anyone have or know anyone who may have an Emax 1 for spares or repair? I'm looking for just the outer case for the original (without the HD or SE graphics on the front panel) many thanks.

Regards
Dave
by sandwich
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....
Replies: 24
Views: 5043

Re: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....

That e-mu box looks really interesting! I found a used one for less than 100 bucks. I like the simplicity.
I have one myself, bought it real cheap secondhand. Its small and neat, its super simple and quick to use if you just want to do a bit of piano playing! ;)

Kind Regards
Dave
by sandwich
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: sound
Replies: 9
Views: 3330

Re: sound

It reminds me a bit of those distorted guitar samples in the Emu library
by sandwich
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....
Replies: 24
Views: 5043

Re: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....

Just a thought, you could always get a little hardware piano module such as this: http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/e-mu-systems-proformance-1/448 You can pick these up second hand very cheap now. You'd still need a way to record it but this is probably the easiest and quickest way to play piano sou...
by sandwich
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: ZIP 250P Zip drive
Replies: 8
Views: 4870

Re: ZIP 250P Zip drive

Thanks, Yes that's what I was actually supposed to be doing. I have a load of Emax Zip disks but only a few of them are 250s so I bought a zip 250 off eBay that was listed as SCSI but when it arrived I realised it wasn't hence why I asked about an adapter. Regards Dave I've literally got backups of...
by sandwich
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: ZIP 250P Zip drive
Replies: 8
Views: 4870

Re: ZIP 250P Zip drive

it won't work the other way. OP, it would likely be cheaper to find a scsi one, or a scsi to parallel converter (the opposite of what was posted) Thanks, Yes that's what I was actually supposed to be doing. I have a load of Emax Zip disks but only a few of them are 250s so I bought a zip 250 off eB...
by sandwich
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: ZIP 250P Zip drive
Replies: 8
Views: 4870

ZIP 250P Zip drive

Hi all,

Does anyone know if a ZIP250P drive can be converted to a SCSI with an adapter so that it can be used with an Emax II? I have a few ZIP250 disks with Emax banks on but the Zip drive I have is only parallel?

Many thanks
Dave
by sandwich
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you help me ID this synth?
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

Re: Can you help me ID this synth?

I would check out the Emax library for the INXS stuff, at least one of those Asian instruments is in there. I'm pretty sure they used a bit of Emax on that album, on the intro to 'Beautiful Girl' the piano with the duff note is definitely in my Emax library! ;)
by sandwich
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Programming beats DAW vs Drum Machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 2504

Re: Programming beats DAW vs Drum Machine?

meatballfulton wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:44 pm
IMHO the only real reason to step sequence drums (which is how most drum machines work) is that you simply can't play the parts in real time using keys or pads. I.e. you have no natural rhythm :lol:
Hmm.. is that so? maybe I should sequence my guitar then too :roll:
by sandwich
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Programming beats DAW vs Drum Machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 2504

Re: Programming beats DAW vs Drum Machine?

I absolutely hate entering notes with the mouse. I usually use a keyboard to enter drum notes but after having recently bought the Arturia SparkLE I've fallen back in love with old style drum machine programming. It actually feels better to me but I guess its because that's what I grew up on. Once t...
by sandwich
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths
Replies: 25
Views: 5823

Re: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths

Stephen Hague answered some questions a Pet Shop Boys forum apparently, he was asked about the bass: "Exactly how was that famous West End girls bass sound created?" "If I recall, it was a combination of an Oberheim OBX, and a kick drum sound from a drum machine over midi. It was hand played… Everyt...
by sandwich
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths
Replies: 25
Views: 5823

Re: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths

Yes I saw an interview with Stephen Hague were he said he convinced a 'reluctant' Chris Lowe to play the whole bass part by hand. The reports I've seen suggest the bass on the record *wasn't* sequenced, but instead played by hand. Also, Stephen Hague suggests the bass was a combination of synths, wh...
by sandwich
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths
Replies: 25
Views: 5823

Re: Say I'm Your Number One (Princess, Stock/Aitken/Waterman) - Synths

I've not done a direct comparison but just from memory, it reminds me of the bass sound that the Thompson Twins used a lot on the albums 'Quick Step & Sidekick' and 'Into The Gap'. I think they used an Oberheim OB-Xa quite a lot on those albums. Maybe the Princess bass was layered with an Obie and D...
by sandwich
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Replacing Juno 60 toggle switch and slider gasket felt
Replies: 2
Views: 2384

Re: Replacing Juno 60 toggle switch and slider gasket felt

I would definitely replace those gaskets, they help to prevent dust and dirt getting into the slider pots. When they get old they dry out and become brittle and bits come off, which could end up getting into the sliders!