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by desmond
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland System-1
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Roland System-1

A video? Why? > 1. While holding down the [SYSTEM-1] button, turn on the power. > The [ARPEGGIO] button blinks. > 2. Use the SCATTER [TYPE] dial to change the settings. MIDI Channel Specifies the MIDI transmit/receive channel. The SCATTER LEDs (1–10) indicate the channel. (default: 1) • All unlit (O...
by desmond
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Request Advice on Midi Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Request Advice on Midi Setup

You basically want a sequencer or DAW of your choice running on your computer, with some sort of MIDI and Audio interface (if you want to record audio into the computer, hear audio etc). Presumably you want to use your Sixtrak as a controller (to play/record MIDI notes into the computer), so you'll ...
by desmond
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Could anyone identify this 1996 synth sound?
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Could anyone identify this 1996 synth sound?

If it's a synth, then it's likely a rompler, something like the Roland ones you already mention.

But it isn't necessarily a synth, it could be a sample from a sample library, or even a sample from a guitar that the original producer did themselves.
by desmond
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Request Advice on Midi Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Request Advice on Midi Setup

I'm not really sure what you're asking? What can be done? You have a couple of drum machines, an electronic drum synthesiser, and a 6-voice polysynth. You can run them in sync with a DAW on your computer, and you can record them into the DAW as audio (and thus free up the hardware for new parts). As...
by desmond
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Yamaha CS-80 for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1251

Re: Yamaha CS-80 for sale

Looks in pretty good shape overall... :thumbleft:
by desmond
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Yamaha CS-80 for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1251

Re: Yamaha CS-80 for sale

DX7
by desmond
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Could anyone identify the synth sound (Madonna)?
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Could anyone identify the synth sound (Madonna)?

I would guess D50, but there's certainly M1 (piano) in that track, as well as other samples, so who knows the actual source - it could have been a D50/whatever sample on an S900 disk transferred into an S1000 - it was a bit of a wild west time for samplers back then. But - it's a flute sound, I'm su...
by desmond
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How can I produce this Minimoog special sound effect?
Replies: 11
Views: 970

Re: How can I produce this Minimoog special sound effect?

It’s a guitar + effects. Buying an analogue synth is not going to let you make this sound - wrong tool for the job
by desmond
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland jv-1080 not playing in patch mode
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Roland jv-1080

no, those are ok i think, i can play some patches in perform mode Yes, but in performance mode, you have many performances that respond (multitimbrally) to different MIDI channels. Check your overall MIDI channel, and set it to 1. Also make sure your keyboard is transmitting on channel 1. Then patc...
by desmond
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland jv-1080 not playing in patch mode
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Roland jv-1080

MIDI channel?
by desmond
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synthesizer was used in this song?
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: What synthesizer was used in this song?

Did you record that through a megaphone or something? It sounds very weird...

It's not really a recognisable sound, it's probably something digital/rompler-ey with a bunch of reverb on it. The sound is probably less important than the notes/flourish it's played with...
by desmond
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What is this synth sound?
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: What is this synth sound?

Please be specific. I listened to the first minute of that song and there are no synths in it whatsoever.

If there is a particular part, at a particular time, please mention it to stop people having to guess what you're talking about...
by desmond
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prince/Martika Synth
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Prince/Martika Synth

That's a filtered version of the Roland D50 "Soundtrack" patch (a glorious patch, and one of my all-time favourites, made by Eric Persing of Spectrasonics.) You can get it in Roland's D50 plugin, as well as the hardware, and there's a version of it in Omnisphere too (albeit not quite the same as the...
by desmond
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prince/Martika Synth
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Prince/Martika Synth

A link to the track so we can hear what you're talking about would be useful....