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by paugui
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai MPC60: Upgrade or Replace?
Replies: 4
Views: 2961

Re: Akai MPC60: Upgrade or Replace?

Hey all, I am at a point where I am considering either replacing it with something newer, MPC Live w/ CV or Isla SP2400 possibly, or to update my MPC60 with SD (or whatever is most modern option). Other than using floppies, the MPC60 does most of what I need. Obviously, a bigger screen with more de...
by paugui
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why doesn't Yamaha creates a new VP1?
Replies: 19
Views: 9669

Re: Why doesn't Yamaha creates a new VP1?

It has now been over 10 years since I started this post! :lol: After all these years, the Korg Kronos seems to be indeed the "closest" hardware synth to a new Yamaha VP1 nowadays... Still, it's a shame it doesn't feature feature all the algorithms available on the Korg Z1, as those can sound pretty ...
by paugui
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How to choose your first synthesizer
Replies: 6
Views: 4580

Re: How to choose your first synthesizer

The video is useful. But the question is, what is better to buy for a person who does not know how to play at all and only plans to learn? Isn't it more convenient to buy a piano? Although it needs more space. Depends a lot on what you want... If you are interested in sound design, I think it's a m...
by paugui
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-8 vs. Jupiter 6?
Replies: 15
Views: 14218

Re: OB-8 vs. Jupiter 6?

I would love to have any of those, as both are definitely classic synths. With the OB you get extra voices (which can be useful) and with the Jupiter you get multimode filters (which is somewhat rare when it comes to polyphonic analog synths). I think any of those would be a nice addition to any set...
by paugui
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai MPC500 gets noisy in Record Mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 2887

Akai MPC500 gets noisy in Record Mode?

Hi I had some time today and decided to try and sample a bit with my Akai MPC500, that I got used some time ago (never tried this feature so far as I didn't have much time, so just sticked to play some sequences with imported samples). But when I tried to do that today, I noticed that as soon as I g...
by paugui
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Novation A-Station advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Novation A-Station advice please

I think the differences in color is to match their current product-line at the time.
When the A-Station came out, they had the Supernovas and Novas, in blue.
Later on they had the KS-series, in silver, so they changed the color to match it.

At least that's what I think I saw written somewhere...
by paugui
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Looking for SSM2044 chips and Kawai SX240 parts
Replies: 1
Views: 4018

Looking for SSM2044 chips and Kawai SX240 parts

Hi I am looking for a set of SSM2044 chips. I'm also looking of parts for my Kawai SX240. It turns on but the interface just acts weirdly so I'm not sure what can be the problem... but if anyone has experienced the same problems with his/hers SX240, please let me know what parts I might need. The SS...
by paugui
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Roland jx10 (others) display coil data
Replies: 1
Views: 7847

Re: Roland jx10 (others) display coil data

Can this problem cause the screen to get extremely bright too? My MKS-70 has this problem, all the segments get illuminated and it's just impossible to read anything... I also noticed that the illumination also depends on the amount of segments that are supposed to be on, so if the text that was sup...
by paugui
Tue May 31, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Will FM ever be sought after ???
Replies: 130
Views: 20872

Re: Will FM ever be sought after ???

I think you can produce really nice sounds with FM. There are some really good demos on youtube of really nice pads obtained with the DX7. I think a big difference to analogs is the availability, or at least I'd expect many more FM synths to have been produced when comparing with analogs, no? Also, ...
by paugui
Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland MKS80 - No sound...
Replies: 2
Views: 3338

Re: Roland MKS80 - No sound...

Hi

Thanks for your reply.

I have sorted it out, not sure how, but it's working now...
by paugui
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland MKS80 - No sound...
Replies: 2
Views: 3338

Roland MKS80 - No sound...

Hi I was trying to play with my Roland MKS80 today but unfortunately I can't seem to get any sound. I checked the MIDI Chanel and I am using the correct one and the MIDI message LED blinks when I play, but no sound comes out, either from the phones out or from the unbalanced outputs... Anyone has an...
by paugui
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Trident mk 1 schems..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2805

Re: Trident mk 1 schems..?

Thanks a lot for letting me know :)

It sometimes works and sometimes don't...
And some other times it even seems to morph...

I hope it's something really that simple, hopefully will have some time to take care of that during this Easter :)
by paugui
Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Trident mk 1 schems..?
Replies: 17
Views: 2805

Re: Trident mk 1 schems..?

What's the concrete problem you have? In mine I can't use the synth section all the time. If I just use the memories it works 100%, but if I switch to manual mode or the 3 piano presets, it doesn't work as it should (seems to just produce a really long filter-sweep). The strange thing is that the de...
by paugui
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Connect - Countdown!
Replies: 255
Views: 45731

Re: Roland Connect - Countdown!

depulse wrote:From several sources I've got information that for once Roland might have something interesting to show. Let's see...
Do you happen to have more concrete information about what they are planning? :mrgreen:
by paugui
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Connect - Countdown!
Replies: 255
Views: 45731

Re: Roland Connect - Countdown!

In order to compete with Korg, Roland will have to pair the V-Synth with the Fantom; the resulting Fantom V would be a VERY capable machine. Taking the Fantom G as a starting point and improving what's already there & including the V-Synth engine, will certainly make me reach for my wallet. I feel ...