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by desmond
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can anyone identify where this instrument sample is from?
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Can anyone identify where this instrument sample is from?

Sounds like a Wavestation wave sequence. Because it is a Wavestation wave sequence ;-) Indeed - was I not clear? ;) It's not a preset, but it's likely an edit of the standard Wave Song patch, as it has many of the same types of WS ROM waves in the wave sequence, including the spectral stuff, the mu...
by desmond
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can anyone identify where this instrument sample is from?
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Can anyone identify where this instrument sample is from?

Sounds like a Wavestation wave sequence.
by desmond
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?

knolan wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:12 pm
I wouldn't have called the LM1 a failure
Neither did I - when I said "both were failures" I was immediately responding the the quote I put immediately above, where the 808 and 909 were mentioned, and that's the "both" I meant.
by desmond
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?

The LM-1 was probably more important in the beginning since it started the shift from unnatural, electronic "home organ" sounding drums to realistic samples of real drums. Agreed. But at $5k, not many could afford it. Even the $3k LinnDrum and Oberheim DMX was only affordable to professionals. Sure...
by desmond
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?

I’m not sure why it has to be a competition - they are both important, but for slightly different reasons...

I’d say the 808 probably has more cultural resonance, but the Linn changed popular music more.
by desmond
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do You Remember This Synth?
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: Do You Remember This Synth?

I can understand that. I'm definitely going to buy it anyway. I love the way the drums sound now that you've made them tuneable. 8-) It's good fun playing with those! To me, it's an aesthetic I really like. I'm mainly interested in finding the things other people discard and overlook from the past,...
by desmond
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do You Remember This Synth?
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: Do You Remember This Synth?

Oh, I was going to tell YOU there was a Kontakt emulation, in my first reply. :D Didn't realize that it was you who made it. Heh! :) I was going to email the creator from the webpage and ask if I was right in thinking the emulation doesn't have the auto-accompniaments, just the drum preset patterns...
by desmond
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do You Remember This Synth?
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: Do You Remember This Synth?

That's it!!! Thanks, Desmond. Brilliant! Score! :) I did a Kontakt instrument/emulation based upon it (see my sig) - I loved that thing, it was my second keyboard... And it sounds surprisingly good, and sounds fairly FM-ey, even though it's not FM at all. And yes - being able to create your own dru...
by desmond
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do You Remember This Synth?
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: Do You Remember This Synth?

What colour? If it was black, maybe the Yamaha MK100..?

It had a multi menu feature where you could program custom drum patterns, custom bass lines and change sound parameters?
by desmond
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Here are the Emax II Library samples!
Replies: 50
Views: 80207

Re: Here are the Emax II Library samples!

I left these things up for *years* - I thought everyone that wanted them would have them by now!

Seems not, so I've re-uploaded them (sf2 versions):

- Volume 1
- Volume 2
- Volume 3
- Volume 4
by desmond
Tue May 14, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 18348

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

madtheory wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Never heard a thing. Quelle surprise.
It looked like it was going that way...
madtheory wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Hey, sent you some stuff on Slack did you see it?
Yep, but looks like you didn't see my reply! ;)
by desmond
Tue May 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 18348

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Musicmanlv wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:42 pm
madtheory wrote:Seeing as you haven't replied, it's hard to accept you have any patches at all.
I have replied and said I’m happy to email you.
Did this ever materialise, or was it a no-show?
by desmond
Mon May 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Identifying how to produce this sound...
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: Identifying how to produce this sound...

Hgboi28 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:18 pm
So... any idea on how this is produced? I have some synths (dx7, polysix, ppg wave, obxa) and have had a play about without much luck
Standard synth sound with a fairly open filter, up-down arpeggiator set to 16ths or faster, reverb (or delay to taste), hold a nice major chord...
by desmond
Sun May 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 18348

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

The point is you can’t make any inference of the instrument used on the record from a mimed TV appearance, where they will often use any old synth the hire company has on hand to “play” on the stage.