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by meatballfulton
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kawai Q80EX - File format question
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Kawai Q80EX - File format question

If you can find an old computer with a floppy drive that will run MS-DOS, there is this package from Giebler. I have no idea if Giebler is still in business, but their website is still up.

Good luck!
by meatballfulton
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: M1000 Manager: An Oberheim Matrix-1000 Patch Editor
Replies: 7
Views: 2171

Re: M1000 Manager: An Oberheim Matrix-1000 Patch Editor

Is it possible to assign parameters to be controlled via a Midi controller? Only using sysex (system exclusive messages), which most controllers do not support. Definitely not using CC messages. There is a hardware modifcation that can be done which does allow CC control (also adds many new festure...
by meatballfulton
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Connecting samson graphite 49 to Novation Ultranova
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Connecting samson graphite 49 to Novation Ultranova

All you need is a MIDI cable. The Graphite only has a MIDI Out, plug the one end of the cable into that and the other end into the MIDI In on the Ultranova.
by meatballfulton
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage Synth Production Numbers?
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Vintage Synth Production Numbers?

Rough numbers:

Original Minimoog ~13,000

Yamaha DX7 200,000+

Yamaha DX1 ~140
by meatballfulton
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Synths and burnout
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: Synths and burnout

Is working with softsynths inherently more "frustrating" than working with a hardware machine? It's less fun, but I personally don't find it frustrating . When it comes to really complex synths, I'd rather have software anyway...better interface. But for something like a basic analog monosynth, sur...
by meatballfulton
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ESQ1 issue
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: ESQ1 issue

First step is to look at the power supply.

If it's making noises, then the output circuitry is receiving (some) power but the supply to other parts of the synth might be faulty.
by meatballfulton
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to classify my music?
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: How to classify my music?

To me, NIN and Ministry are "industrial rock". Portishead is "trip hop". Not much in common between those genres ;)

What you hear as truly original might sound to someone else as being ina particular genre. If you post links for us to listen to it, that would help.
by meatballfulton
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Tyros 1-3 What are The Differences, Any Know?
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Tyros 1-3 What are The Differences, Any Know?

There's also the Tyros 4 and Tyros 5, not to mention the Genos which replaced the Tyros line.
by meatballfulton
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JX3P just plays single repeating tone and some of the buttons change it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: JX3P just plays single repeating tone and some of the buttons change it?

Nothing "crude" about that chip's enable function. It's required for any device on a shared bus.
by meatballfulton
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Synths and burnout
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: Synths and burnout

Followup to the last two posts: I have never "burned out" because my "music" has always been at home for personal fun. I've never been under any pressure to do anything with it. The only money I have ever made through my "home studio" was writing articles about MIDI technology back in the early 90s ...
by meatballfulton
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which would you buy out of...
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: Which would you buy out of...

When you write "all in one track making" if you mean something like old hardware workstations, the MPC is probably the closest because it does have a traditional MIDI sequencer built in. All grooveboxes are focused on pattern/loop based sequencing. That's why after owning a few of them I've found th...
by meatballfulton
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Synths and burnout
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: Synths and burnout

Well, describe "burnout". I have definitely tweaked my way into sounds that were nothing like what I was trying to achieve, far more often than I'd care to admit ;) Long ago I realized that using more than 2 or 3 instruments was an exercise in futility. Better to really understand how to dial in sou...
by meatballfulton
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha DX1
Replies: 29
Views: 3168

Re: Yamaha DX1

Hi Sam,

Great to see you here. Always loved your articles for Transoniq Hacker.
by meatballfulton
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg EMX-1 not working properly
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Korg EMX-1 not working properly

Do a factory reset...p.89 in the manual.

Then check the MIDI channel assignments for each part...p.79 in the manual.
by meatballfulton
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg Volca Sample (vs.) Korg Electribe ES-1
Replies: 13
Views: 21713

Re: Korg Volca Sample (vs.) Korg Electribe ES-1

Which Electribe? ES-1 is in your title, EXS-1 (I htink you mean ESX-1) in the text.

ES-1 has no arpeggiator.

ESX-1 arpeggiator will output over MIDI. The MS-20 is fixed to MIDI channel 1, by default Keyboard part 1 uses channel 1. Read the ESX-1 manual to see how to set MIDI channels.