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by desmond
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is this module or drum machine?
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: What is this module or drum machine?

Looks more like a telephone, to me...
by desmond
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators
Replies: 32
Views: 6761

Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

It seems there's no shortage of complexity with these kinds of tools, but what we really lack is some kind of sensible control mechanism to make sense of them. Do to madtheory's interest in the Cyclone I took a look at it's various features to see what it does and to consider implementing some softw...
by desmond
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Looking for Casiotone CT202 Manual
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Looking for Casiotone CT202 Manual

Also, there are a few on ebay, but none with manuals, unfortunately.

It's worth keeping an eye on there, and if one comes up with a manual, it might be worth contacting the seller to see if they can scan, photocopy, or lend it to you - or just buying another one as a backup.. ;)
by desmond
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Looking for Casiotone CT202 Manual
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Looking for Casiotone CT202 Manual

For these things, manuals won't be in electronic form, so it usually requires a dedicated passionate owner (eg like yourself) to scan theirs and put it online for others, or, the actual company to invest in getting it's old manuals online (some companies are better than others about doing this). Hop...
by desmond
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Looking for Casiotone CT202 Manual
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Looking for Casiotone CT202 Manual

This was the closest I found, but it seems all his manuals are offline (probably when Dropbox changed all their links) - might be worth telling him and he can fix it...
https://generror.wordpress.com/2010/07/ ... d-manuals/

No 202, but 102, and 201 are there...
by desmond
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 33
Views: 1794

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Oh right, I see. You have to sign in to Encyclotronic, not Factmag. LOL. Sorry for confusing things. ... Strange, I can see it right there. Stupid question, did you scroll down past the image of the magazine? I don't see a sysex download link either, in Safari or Chrome. (Also no difference when tu...
by desmond
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 33
Views: 1794

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Ok, you screenshotted the Factmag page, which was confusing as I had gone direct to Encyclo. I thought when you re-screenshotted Factmag that *that* was where the link was, but I seen it's just a link to Encyclo.) In any case, there's no link on Encyclo, the screenshot of what I see there I attached...
by desmond
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 33
Views: 1794

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

madtheory wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Strange. I am not signed in, and I've an adblocker in Chrome. I see this:
Edit: Ok, I was clicking on the Encyclotronic link in your text, but you had screenshotted the Factmag link, so I was confused.
by desmond
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 33
Views: 1794

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

madtheory wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:32 pm
Strange, I can see it right there. Stupid question, did you scroll down past the image of the magazine?
I don't see a sysex download link either, in Safari or Chrome. (Also no difference when turning adblockers off.)

Are you signed in? Perhap you have to be signed in to get the link?
by desmond
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 33
Views: 1794

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Are there any downsides today with "in the box" (ITB) solutions compared to the 80s/90s way of hardware synths/samplers? Well, some people like a room full of gear. When I was a kid, I used to doodle my dream studios, and they were pretty much wall to wall synths, sequencers, samplers, mixers etc. ...
by desmond
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 33
Views: 1794

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

I'm still a stranger to the softsynth/DAW thing, and have to admit that in the back of my mind those solutions are still prone to timing issues compared to hardware MIDI gear and hardware MIDI sequencers (or an Atari ST running whatever MIDI sequencer). I don't know if that's still a fact but ...if...
by desmond
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 33
Views: 1794

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Given what you want to get rid of, and bearing in mind what you already have to substitute - I'd get rid of it *all*, and use that money to get something different and inspirational, unless there was some specific reason for keeping something.
by desmond
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland System-1
Replies: 2
Views: 396

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: 1247

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: 850

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.