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by 4SAKEN
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Compiling Sysex messages on Roland MC-50
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Compiling Sysex messages on Roland MC-50

The problem is that on the MT-32 you can't adjust any of the synth parameters from the front panel. You can however adjust the reverb time and patch change so maybe if I can capture the MIDI message I can then find it in the MIDI Implementation manual and see how it translates from the binary then a...
by 4SAKEN
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Compiling Sysex messages on Roland MC-50
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Compiling Sysex messages on Roland MC-50

Thanks very much - that could be useful. I can dump the memory from the MT-32 as Sysex so then I'll have to go in and look at the string of sysex messages and try and work out which is for each parameter. I seem to recall that there are quite a lot of messages for parameters i'll never want to chang...
by 4SAKEN
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Compiling Sysex messages on Roland MC-50
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Compiling Sysex messages on Roland MC-50

Hi, I'm using an MT-32 in a completely hardware based setup and was hoping to compile SysEx messages on my Roland MC-50 sequencer to make quick patch edits on the MT-32. I know that it's possible but I'm having trouble understanding what to include in the 'address section in the sysex string. I unde...
by 4SAKEN
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 60539

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

A Novation Bass-Station rack for free in exchange for driving a friend from Portsmouth to Guilford to get his Yamaha CS-15 serviced :lol: One of the oscillators was dead but it was still capable of some squelch.... and getting it for doing something I would have done for nothing anyway was pretty sw...
by 4SAKEN
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Worst.. hardware sequencer.. EVER
Replies: 121
Views: 20230

Re: Worst.. hardware sequencer.. EVER

I suddenly remember I once had a Roland MC-50 with mkII OS for a short periode. I never figured out how to use it. Never got anything made with it. Might be even worser than the D-20's built-in sequencer. I HATE menu diving on Roland instruments :evil: Sorry have to disagree on this one - I think t...
by 4SAKEN
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Controlling a Xiosynth 25 with a bigger controller ?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Controlling a Xiosynth 25 with a bigger controller ?

My intention was to switch to a completely hardware based setup - ie no PC whatsoever. This lead me to investigate the possible methods for sequencing the Xiosynth with my Roland MC-50 hardware sequencer. Currently the only possible way I have found is to have computer in the middle :( Fortunately, ...
by 4SAKEN
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Need help/advice on choosing a compact <£300 synth
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Need help/advice on choosing a compact <£300 synth

I already have an Evolver desktop as I said so really I'm looking for something different. :wink:

I know, whethe ror not i'll miss analog is something only I can know but I just would like to talk the possibilites over :)
by 4SAKEN
Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Need help/advice on choosing a compact <£300 synth
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Need help/advice on choosing a compact <£300 synth

Hi, I'm in the process of selling a bit of gear and I'm anticipating recouping in the region of £300 for it, with which I'm planning to purchase another synth. Synths in my possesion after stuff goes will a DSI Evolver desktop and a Novation Xiosynth 25. The Evolver I love, it's my go to synth for a...
by 4SAKEN
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that drone
Replies: 55
Views: 4734

Re: Synths that drone

So to summarise: Nord lead/Modular Korg Microkorg/MS2000/MonoPoly/MS20/OASYS PCI/Electribe Oberheim Matrix 6/6r/12/1000/xa Moog Voyager/Littlle Phatty/Multimoog/Micromoog Alesis Andromeda/Ion Ensoniq Fizmo Roland SH-101/Jupiter4/SH-2 Elektron Monomachine Octave CAT Polivoks EMS Synthi A/ VCS3 EML 10...
by 4SAKEN
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that drone
Replies: 55
Views: 4734

Re: Synths that drone

pflosi wrote:
i hate this digital click too that appears when sampling and looping. annoying with patches with lots of release....
yep incredibly. Probably the single most annoying thing when jamming and building up tracks on the KP3 :(
by 4SAKEN
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Issues with Sequential Multitrack
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Issues with Sequential Multitrack

Yeah I have synced to MIDI previously but that was before I I got it back and before It decided to go funny..... :lol:

I think I'll have to do as you do and either use the arpeggiator from my Xiosynth or my Evolver's sequencer to trigger it.

What do you think of it overall?
by 4SAKEN
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Possesed An1x
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Possesed An1x

Sounds like my dream come true :lol:
by 4SAKEN
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that drone
Replies: 55
Views: 4734

Re: Synths that drone

Yeah I can do a similar thing on my KP3 laying samples, and do that often when improvising. Sometimes I wish it were longer than 16 bars, but I can set it at a low tempo to maximise the sample time as a lot of my music is often structureless. The only thing that can be annoying is sometimes it's aud...
by 4SAKEN
Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Issues with Sequential Multitrack
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Issues with Sequential Multitrack

Hi, I've had my Multitrak for a while now and although it's a bit lofi and grungy and I love it's sound. I've got a few questions though for anybody who might have some knowledge about this synth: 1) when running the arpeggiator, the timing seems to be all over the place - speeding up and slowing do...
by 4SAKEN
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that drone
Replies: 55
Views: 4734

Re: Synths that drone

Thanks for the info, it's really useful. This may be a factor in deciding which synth to purchase next. I had some fleeting thoughts about sustain pedals but wasn't really aware of 'latching pedals', which shows how much of a keyboardist I am.... :lol: I think I may go down the DIY route - is it rea...