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by sacredcow
Mon May 30, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Emx1 Help !
Replies: 10
Views: 3998

Re: Korg Emx1 Help !

just bypassed the fuse in my emx after it blew out today Bypassing the fuse was really a bad idea, if the power supply provides wrong voltage to the components then you might have damaged the DSP or other delicate components. You should have measured the current before the blown fuse in order to ch...
by sacredcow
Sat May 28, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Emx1 Help !
Replies: 10
Views: 3998

Re: Korg Emx1 Help !

balma wrote:good sign that at least it shows something. Maybe you should try the diagnostic test, find wich buttons you have to keep pressed and at the same time turning on the EMX1, maybe that zill help to restore the system.
Not able to enter any test modes ):
by sacredcow
Sat May 28, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Emx1 Help !
Replies: 10
Views: 3998

Re: Korg Emx1 Help !

It sounds like a blown fuse. It's a pretty common issue with the ESX and EMX 'tribes. Mine is currently out of commission for the same reason. I'm waiting on the fuse in the mail from Digikey. The original fuses used by Korg on these machines was rated .75A. After many issues, Korg decided the mach...
by sacredcow
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 714
Views: 193307

Re: Gear Trading Thread

Have: E-MU XL-7 Command Station Casio ht-700 Casio vz10m Yamaha A3000 Novation Nova (functions fine except intermittent power outages + no headphones out) Korg ES-1mkii Dave Smith Mopho $200 Want: things with lots of knobs, cheap VAs - darkstar xp2 korg emx-1, a nova that works better, a more comple...
by sacredcow
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: What make the bits?
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: What make the bits?

As high as possible. Everything under 96 is substandard and unacceptable in the modern world. Listening to 16 bit samples is like having one's ears grated by the not italian people who work at olive garden and consider themselves qualified to dump parmesean cheese on your overly large salad if they ...
by sacredcow
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Questions on first synth, research done but still have Q's
Replies: 36
Views: 2445

Re: Questions on first synth, research done but still have Q's

If you want to make the most of your budget, stay away from new gear. Used gear, so long as it's working doesn't really lose value when you buy it, so if you f**k up and get the wrong thing, recovering the vast majority of your investment by resale is almost always possible, whereas with new gear, i...
by sacredcow
Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your Favorite Arpeggiator In A Synth?
Replies: 39
Views: 3000

Re: Your Favorite Arpeggiator In A Synth?

The nova has a wicked arp. And don't discount the microkorg's either. Do you have any idea if it's possible to trigger the arp from the nova itself without sending a midi message from something else? I tried to get it to do this for around an hour yesterday, but no luck. The manual is not much help...
by sacredcow
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI MoPho
Replies: 374
Views: 29533

Re: DSI MoPho

jayman wrote: but fred (sonic) smith had nothing to do with it. all he ever did was play kick a*s guitar.. DAVE smith on the other hand ...
I'm talking about Fred Smith the founder of FedEx, man. Not a guitar player.
by sacredcow
Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI MoPho
Replies: 374
Views: 29533

Re: DSI MoPho

One should be coming by FedEx today. If it doesn't, I'm killing all of Fred Smith's children. i love the mc5, not sure why you'd kill fred smiths kids though.. Out of uncontrollable rage and unrequited GAS. As Memphis is a FedEx hub, we are usually spoiled with prompt deliveries. I ordered it from ...
by sacredcow
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: A3000 bZone and A3kDisky
Replies: 15
Views: 2544

Re: A3000 bZone and A3kDisky

Does anyone know if it's possible to soft-upgrade the a3000's OS?
by sacredcow
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Most Creative Samplers
Replies: 20
Views: 2087

Re: Most Creative Samplers

Yamaha A-series for flexibility and odd fx, korg electribes simply for ease of use. Samplers become very very creative beasts with continual resampling.
by sacredcow
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI MoPho
Replies: 374
Views: 29533

Re: DSI MoPho

One should be coming by FedEx today. If it doesn't, I'm killing all of Fred Smith's children.
by sacredcow
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: On board effects
Replies: 34
Views: 1267

Re: On board effects

Err, my on board effects reviews Good: everything on the EA-1 but the distortion, everything on the ES-1, the delays and non-modulation effects on the nova, the digital delay on my k4 that freaks out when you modulate it. Bad: command station effects, the non-tempo-syncable chorus/phaser on the nova...
by sacredcow
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: .. looking for hardware-sequencer ,.. but which ones best ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: .. looking for hardware-sequencer ,.. but which ones best ?

This dual sequencer complement is the best I've come across. Great for all types of music: http://www.snapshotsfoundation.com/music-foundation-photos/jean.guillou-hands.jpg Only two channels? Each one only pentaphonic? Sorry Clavier, but IMO that sequencer sucks a*s. Consider a command station for ...
by sacredcow
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: e-mu Command Stations
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: e-mu Command Stations

IMO, the synth's sound can be kind of lame. I only like a couple of the filter models, and I know I won't be using most of the waves they provide. Programming is amazingly open-ended thanks to the wonderful patch cable system (though I'd still go so far as to complain that they don't give you enough...