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by th0mas
Sun May 05, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland RE-201 Space Echo
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Got one. It's cool but not as chaotic as I hoped. I guess it's wearing out. Cleaning it with alcohol and replacing the tape made it useable but still pretty quiet repeats.
by th0mas
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Instakit - generate MPC1000 kits from samples
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Instakit - generate MPC1000 kits from samples

I played with one of them in the past and had to manually assign the samples to the pads - do they do it automated now?

Anyways, adding SFZ support tonight so it works with sfortzando
by th0mas
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Instakit - generate MPC1000 kits from samples
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Instakit - generate MPC1000 kits from samples

I have a large collection of drum machine samples and didn't really want to manually build up MPC1000 kits with the waves, so I wrote a little python app called instakit. It will look at your WAVEs and attempt to intelligently assign the pad # and MIDI note # to normalize the samples onto the pads I...
by th0mas
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland Sh-1000 Good deal for $500? And other questions.
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Re: Roland Sh-1000 Good deal for $500? And other questions.

It's a pretty cool vintage synth, and can do big bass, but imho an arturia minibrute is much more synth for the price.
by th0mas
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: iPad vs Android tablets
Replies: 47
Views: 7891

Re: iPad vs Android tablets

IMO the Android problems are twofold: lack of a unified low-latency audio standard, and lack of natively compiled applications. With the NDK you can write natively compiled code, my apps are written in C++ with just a java shim layer to set up the GL window. but still no unified ll audio standard? ...
by th0mas
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: iPad vs Android tablets
Replies: 47
Views: 7891

Re: iPad vs Android tablets

Ashe37 wrote:IMO the Android problems are twofold: lack of a unified low-latency audio standard, and lack of natively compiled applications.
With the NDK you can write natively compiled code, my apps are written in C++ with just a java shim layer to set up the GL window.
by th0mas
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: iPad vs Android tablets
Replies: 47
Views: 7891

Re: iPad vs Android tablets

I don't know for certain having not tried myself, but I have heard that the Android operating system has very high latency and that this is a hardware and not software problem (i.e can't be fixed with just an OS update). http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=3434 . First reported in 200...
by th0mas
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: iPad vs Android tablets
Replies: 47
Views: 7891

Re: iPad vs Android tablets

If you end up with an Android device, you should get an app I wrote called OSCPad. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.burnsmod.oscpad&hl=en It's.. a clone of TouchOSC. Even loads TouchOSC layouts directly. I also wrote one of the better DJ apps for Android: https://play.google.com/sto...
by th0mas
Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: get sh-32, lose microkorg?
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: get sh-32, lose microkorg?

I've found much more satisfaction when I stopped buying/selling $300 synths and started buying/selling $600 synths. blofeld or minibrute come to mind. fwiw.
by th0mas
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:18 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: How many people still use an ATARI ST setup?
Replies: 20
Views: 4511

Re: How many people still use an ATARI ST setup?

I recently started running hatari for mac (an emulator) just so I could run stspeech to get those delicious robot samples :D
by th0mas
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Need a Dirty Sounding Poly VCO Synth.
Replies: 40
Views: 5955

Re: Need a Dirty Sounding Poly VCO Synth.

Stab Frenzy wrote:
Alex E wrote:
dzlvs8 wrote:I think playing Van Halen "Jump" on a synth is one of the gayest things you can do.
I completely agree.
What about sucking on a guy's d**k, more gay or less?
I think what they're saying is it's not dirty enough for 'em. They want it dirtier.
by th0mas
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New korg maxitribe. real or not?
Replies: 60
Views: 8523

Re: New korg maxitribe. real or not?

WHY WONT ONE OF THE BIG THREE COME OUT WITH A BLUE SYNTH ITS A CONSPIRACY :(
by th0mas
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Synth Tech near Toronto to fix SH101?
Replies: 8
Views: 1279

Re: Synth Tech near Toronto to fix SH101?

I'm in Ottawa and if it's just replacing a few chips I could do it for you. I am not a professional but I've debugged and revived a number of synths (dead opamp in a 707, dead gate in a dx7's clock circuit, etc) and built a number of synths(x0xb0x, tm3030, midibox SID, MFOS soundlab). I'd probably c...
by th0mas
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Considering a Blofeld Desktop
Replies: 44
Views: 3078

Re: Considering a Blofeld Desktop

Another quick Q for Blofeld owners: the mod matrix has 16 slots, correct? Is there any limit to how many of those can be directed to the same destination? For example, if I wanted to apply envelope modulation to pitch but also wanted to use the mod wheel for vibrato, that kind of thing. I'm guessin...
by th0mas
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth
Replies: 886
Views: 104817

Re: Arturia MiniBrute - analog monosynth

Wife and family bought me one for my 30th birthday from moogaudio here in Canada. Should be here in two weeks:-) Hope it shows but I'm excited none the less. My heart stopped for a sec when I thought you were able to walk into the store and buy one (since I have a paid preorder with them and am wai...