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by meatballfulton
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How is this synth sound made?
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: How is this synth sound made?

I agree with ItsMeOnly's assessment. A basic analog synth percussion patch. Sounds cool but it's easy to create.

This is the fun of learning synthesis, what sounds complex is usually quite simple.
by meatballfulton
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kurzweil SP2X MARA (CPU) fail *update*
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

Re: Kurzweil SP2X MARA (CPU) fail *update*

As a retired electrical engineer, after reading your update I was really impressed. I used to just bring my stuff into the lab at work where we had the proper tools to do that kind of repair. BTW, I used to work with the guy who was lead engineer for Kurzweil's custom chip designs. I would have sold...
by meatballfulton
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moost Moog for the Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Moost Moog for the Buck

I like the sound of the Grandmother better than any Phatty, the filter and VCOs really give it that vintage modular sound. The sustain slider...meh, if only one slider then how about release ? The spring reverb is as much fun as a barrel of monkeys for a little while but I'd really prefer either an ...
by meatballfulton
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moost Moog for the Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Moost Moog for the Buck

The three cheapest real Moogs you can find readily on the used market would be the Slim Phatty (no keys), Sub Phatty (only 25 keys, only 16 memories) and the Grandmother (no memories at all). I'd rate the Sub Phatty as the most for the money (about $600), then the Grandmother (about $800), then the ...
by meatballfulton
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moost Moog for the Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Moost Moog for the Buck

Behringer did such a good job copying the Model D, it even has a triggering bug that existed on the originals :roll:
by meatballfulton
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Alpha Juno 1 repair
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Alpha Juno 1 repair

It's hard to tell since I can't open your attachment. How are you doing the sweep...mod wheel, alpha dial, some other controller?
by meatballfulton
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MXR 185 Drum Machine Sync Information
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: MXR 185 Drum Machine Sync Information

Yes, if you feed a square wave clock that has 24 ticks per quarter note, the MXR will synch to it. The old DIN sync/sync 24 standard uses such a clock.

It will not work properly with Korg's Volca Sync standard which is 1 click per 16th note (so 4 per quarter note)
by meatballfulton
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?

Even though the 80s sounds are still popular, if the Linn Drum hadn't come along we wouldn't be able to use all those 808 samples ;)
by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Alpha Juno 1 repair
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Alpha Juno 1 repair

In the second audio file you can hear a frequency sweep of the low-pass filter. It seems that the cutoff at first decreases, then at a certain point there’s a jump and it goes back higher, finally starts decreasing again. It wouldn’t be a big problem, but it everytime that a patch has an envelope o...
by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DX7 MK1 with E! Grey matter
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: DX7 MK1 with E! Grey matter

You can find the E! manual here.
by meatballfulton
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?

No question...the Linn. It created the sampled drum machine paradigm that remains dominant today. Plus it led to the MPC.

But if you can't decide for yourself, don't listen to us. ;)
by meatballfulton
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha MODX - can I use an external sequencer?
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Yamaha MODX - can I use an external sequencer?

No , it is not mountable as a drive. There is no way to access the internal files and as far as I know noone has ever reverse engineered bulk dumps to expose the sequence data. All you can do is export as MIDI files or import songs using the MODX Connect application. You cannot edit user arps after...
by meatballfulton
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PolySix worth buying?
Replies: 26
Views: 2034

Re: PolySix worth buying?

Regarding the battery, it's changed, so I guess the old Varta battery leakage is nothing I have to worry about. That doesn't mean that the old one hadn't already leaked. The leakage slowly eats away the circuit board traces and is the major cause of death for Polysixes. Even if you are compentent a...
by meatballfulton
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Realistic mg-1
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Realistic mg-1

First things first. Often buyers are clueless about how to operate the gear and assume it's broken. Sometimes it's just buyer's remorse or they are trying to get you to refund part of the money so they can get a better deal. So check the unit out when it arrives and see if everything still works, es...
by meatballfulton
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PolySix worth buying?
Replies: 26
Views: 2034

Re: PolySix worth buying?

It's worth buying if YOU like it. While not as popular as Roland Junos, the Polysix is still a popular synth on the used market.

Keep in mind that it has no MIDI like your other synths. There have been MIDI conversions kits offered in the past, I do not know if any are still available.