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by meatballfulton
Mon May 20, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland JX8P w/M16C plus case for a Korg Arp Odyssey
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Roland JX8P w/M16C plus case for a Korg Arp Odyssey

Whether I would or not makes no difference because I am not you and probably don't have the same needs. Comparing a polysynth with patch memory and MIDI to a monosynth with no memory and weak MIDI support (no velocity, AT, CCs, etc.) is apples and oranges. Think about how much you are using the JX8P...
by meatballfulton
Mon May 13, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

Using USB for power saves the mfr the trouble of providing a power adapter, that's all. They give you a USB cable and expect you to own a phone charger. I'm seeing this on all kinds of devices these days, not just audio gear.
by meatballfulton
Mon May 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: help on choosing the right synth
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: help on choosing the right synth

Prophet if you must have real analog. It sounds similar to the Mopho.

Virus if you can live with digital and need the higher voice count and multitimbral features.
by meatballfulton
Mon May 13, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Identifying how to produce this sound...
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Identifying how to produce this sound...

Attach a link to that youtube clip and the time at whcih the sound first appears.
by meatballfulton
Fri May 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg M1 patches
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Korg M1 patches

There is a way to do it without a librarian but it's very tedious, requiring multiple sysex transfers. With a librarian it's usually just drag and drop and then upload to the instrument. This will work on any instrument that supports dumping single patches as well as banks of patches and allows choo...
by meatballfulton
Wed May 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

I wouldn't recommend the RM1x myself, I was just pointing it out as an older box that was built to sequence entire songs. It's an old unit so is more likely to have maintenance issues, it uses floppy disks for storage! No USB or flash card slots, either.
by meatballfulton
Wed May 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Good MIDI Keyboard for Hardware?
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Good MIDI Keyboard for Hardware?

Lower end keyboards tend to lack aftertouch and real MIDI ports. "Easy" is relative... no controllers are very easy to set up, plenty are easy to operate once properly set up. The biggest issue with most controllers is whether it's possible to store enpough mappings to get knobby control of everythi...
by meatballfulton
Tue May 07, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

I look at a screen all day too and don’t want to do that when I actually find time for music. I have the rm1x or a korg emx-1 I use to synch and sequence a few cheapo synths and drum machines. Both the machines you mention are older boxes with more sophisticated sequencers than modern, less expensi...
by meatballfulton
Tue May 07, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Maschine - should I switch?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Maschine - should I switch?

Yamaha confused the heck out of their customers when they came out with Montage/MODDX. They are not workstations and do not have a fully featured sequencer. The old Motif series were workstations and had full sequencers. Yamaha maintained the 128 song capability but the Montage "scratchpad sequencer...
by meatballfulton
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: MIDI on Effects Processors
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: MIDI on Effects Processors

25 years ago when still using tape and most instruments had no onboard effects, I owned a couple of hardware effects processors and I did use MIDI to select effects patches for different songs. That way I could recall all the sounds I needed by sending program changes at the top of the sequence. As ...
by meatballfulton
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Noob MIDI controller questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Noob MIDI controller questions...

Take something like the NI Maschine MK3, or Arturia's SparkLE. I keep reading (and watching) that these devices can be used independently of any software. No, they are bundled with the software they are designed to control. They are not meant to be used as general purpose controllers. SparkLE is es...
by meatballfulton
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

Grooveboxes give full control over the musical aspect, entering melodies, chords, drumbeats, etc. The amount of control you have over the synth/sample engine inside varies from unit to unit. When you say "compose" if you mean can you sequence entire songs on the box , it again depends on the box and...
by meatballfulton
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia Discontinues MiniBrute
Replies: 0
Views: 390

Arturia Discontinues MiniBrute

Looks like the MiniBrute is gone, with the MiniBrute 2 and MicroBrute remaining. It's no longer listed on the Arturia website as a product.
by meatballfulton
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia Microfreak
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Arturia Microfreak

Although all the individual building blocks are available elsewhere, I think the integration is the real draw of this machine. For ambient type stuff, combining poly AT with looping EGs, motion sequencing and 35 mod slots...well, just wow. =D> :clap: This is the first synth since the DSI Evolver ove...
by meatballfulton
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog Matriarch
Replies: 0
Views: 368

Moog Matriarch

Yet another semimodular "mother" from Moog, sort of a super-sized version of the Grandmother. $1999!!!! Exclusive preorder through Guitar Center (ugh). Same stupid sustain slider as Grandmother :? Mono, duo, and 4-note paraphonic playability Stereo analog delay with up to 700ms of stereo or ping/pon...