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by meatballfulton
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Garageband alternatives for PC (Windows 10)
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Garageband alternatives for PC (Windows 10)

There is no way to run Garageband on Windows.

What's your budget, how many tracks do you need, will you be using third party plugins or only sounds available inside the DAW itself? You won't find most DAWs as easy to work with as Garageband, though. There's more of a learning curve involved.
by meatballfulton
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Poly 800 Trouble Loading Sound Patches
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Korg Poly 800 Trouble Loading Sound Patches

All synths that used tape interfaces are very sensitive to the level. Try lowering the volume out of your computer.
by meatballfulton
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: MIDI controllers for piano and synths?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: MIDI controllers for piano and synths?

You won't find the action on either the Alesis or M-Audio to be up to your standards. You cannot find piano-weighted keys in any 49 key controller I can think of. The best action I've played in a 49 key controller is the Akai MPK49. It's weighted, but doesn't feel like a piano. Sounds like space is ...
by meatballfulton
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Sh 101 external clock sync
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Sh 101 external clock sync

A trigger is not a clock, it is a single pulse. Yes, if the TR8 is playing a pattern the trigger will start looking like a clock but only if the pattern is consistent, like endless 1/32 notes on the hi-hat. Volca sync is two pulses per quarter note . So if the TR8 was sending a continuous stream of ...
by meatballfulton
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SH 101 making weird noises after a jam
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: SH 101 making weird noises after a jam

Tell us where your friend lives and we will go kill him for you :evil: :evil: :evil: Seriously, your description is too vague to suggest a fix. Start with the simplest possible programming...one VCO waveform only, filter wide open with zero resonance, no modulations of any kind. What does this sound...
by meatballfulton
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Synthesizer for physics experiment
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Synthesizer for physics experiment

Nothing off the shelf can do that, or at least not easily. I can't think of any any synth that allows pitch bends in hZ rather than semitones. So the pitch bend amounts would have to be tweaked by experimentation. A bend from 1000 to 1005 is totally different than bending from 2000 to 2005 (2000 to ...
by meatballfulton
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: It's Official: Korg to Release a Full Size ARP 2600
Replies: 9
Views: 8604

Re: It's Official: Korg to Release a Full Size ARP 2600

Joke's on us now!

It appears that Korg is getting ready to do a KARP 2600 reissue in 2020, per none other than Jean Michel Jarre who spilled it in a phone video a few days ago. Just google "Korg 2600" for more info.
by meatballfulton
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: soaking / submerging gear/boards in denatured alcohol?
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: soaking / submerging gear/boards in denatured alcohol?

I've never seen it done for cleaning pots!!!! Can't say I would recomend it.

I have seen circuit boards run through cleaning baths both before and after soldering during manufacturing.

Almost nobody builds audio gear with the idea that the pots should be easily accessible for cleaning.
by meatballfulton
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Newbie wants to learn how to use a software synth...which would be best?
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: Newbie wants to learn how to use a software synth...which would be best?

I agree with madtheory. TAL is perfect for learning subtractive synthesis because it is so basic. The SOS articles go into a lot of topics that are important to a full understanding of how sounds are created but for a beginner it can be overwhelming. At no point do they get into "how to make slammin...
by meatballfulton
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha Portasound PS3
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Yamaha Portasound PS3

If the volume is controlled by a potentiometer, then try cleaning it. The behavior you describe is consistent with pots that have a lot of crud built up inside over the years.

It's likely the switches for the other sounds also need cleaning or replacement.
by meatballfulton
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SCI Max as controller
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: SCI Max as controller

Download the MAX MIDI Guide. Starting at page 19 it describes all the MIDI settings. Good luck!
by meatballfulton
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg Minilogue vs. Behringer Odyssey
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: Korg Minilogue vs. Behringer Odyssey

The two synths are very different. Minilogue: 4 voice polyphonic, patch memory, MIDI control of most parameters Odyssey: monophonic, no MIDI control of parameters So do you need to play chords or not? What kind of music will you be playing? Do you have plans to perform live? BTW the Korg MS-20 is no...
by meatballfulton
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequencing midi cc from Roland mc 500
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: Sequencing midi cc from Roland mc 500

You can always use the "microscope editor" to create CC messages by hand. If you have a CC source available, you could also just overdub the CCs.
by meatballfulton
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ESQ-1 freezes after 1 minute
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: ESQ-1 freezes after 1 minute

Well, if you have a battery low warning, you need to replace the battery anyway. The other thing to check if it only hangs when playing the keys is to make sure all the ribbon cables connected to the keyboard are properly seated. If you google (or search here) "ESQ-1 ribbon cable" you will get plent...