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by madtheory
Fri May 17, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Oberheim Matrix-6 -- No display, no sound but PS seems to be fine
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Oberheim Matrix-6 -- No display, no sound but PS seems to be fine

Hard to tell from your description what the trafo behaviour is, but it would not be unusual for the trafo outputs to be higher than the voltage regulator output. That's what a voltage regulator is for. As you say, it's less likely that the trafo is at fault than the caps and/ or the silicon in the P...
by madtheory
Wed May 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 13530

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Great, OP8 definitely has the preset so.

That's a great interview with Nik, he's a funny guy :)

https://web.archive.org/web/20090821210 ... m-talk.asp
by madtheory
Tue May 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?

Isn't this the same engine as a 4 op FM synth? Surely a TX81Z can do all the same sounds? Add Chipcrusher from Plogue and there you go, a programmable PSS with no MIDI delay?
by madtheory
Tue May 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 13530

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

desmond wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:32 pm
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?
Never heard a thing. Quelle surprise.

Hey, sent you some stuff on Slack did you see it?
by madtheory
Tue May 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 13530

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

I would be trying anything that has dual variable pulse waves (which is a lot of stuff). OPXa is an excellent model, so I'm sure it will work there, and it probably already has that preset anyway! For this kind of sound, an OBX is not hugely different from an OBXa. U-He Diva would be another one to ...
by madtheory
Tue May 14, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 13530

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

Any suggestions how to make a similar sound with ob-xa, juno or prophet vsts? I'm pretty sure it's a preset on the OBX-a, so sonicprojects OPX will have it. I'm not sure it's possible to get it precisely on a Juno or a Prophet. I never tried. I suspect it's two pulses an octave apart and slightly d...
by madtheory
Mon May 13, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 13530

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. Exactly. Sorry it wasn't meant as a random criticism, or to pedantic. I thought that would've been ...
by madtheory
Sun May 12, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 13530

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

melodyking wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 6:46 pm

Although he plays it on Juno-60 in this video live:

It's not live, that's lip sync.
by madtheory
Fri May 10, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Moog Memorymoog troubleshooting and overhaul thread
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Moog Memorymoog troubleshooting and overhaul thread

Awesome! You’ve a top class beast there.
by madtheory
Fri May 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg M1 patches
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Korg M1 patches

Yes you can do this on a computer with a librarian app such as MIDIQuest. I can’t recomend any free ones because I’ve only ever used MIDIQuest, and never with an M1. Unfortunately the Korg Legacy plugin doesn't export SysEx, only import. That would be the best way if it was possible IMO. It’s a nice...
by madtheory
Thu May 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg M1 firmware question
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Korg M1 firmware question

Looks like the sticker with the firmware version is missing. You can see the circle it left behind on the chip.
by madtheory
Wed May 01, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: MIDI on Effects Processors
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: MIDI on Effects Processors

Would be interesting if you could share some techniques if you do do this... never done it myself as I've always just turned it on and ran stuff through the effects! Depends on what units you have, some were more flexible than others. I keep an Alesis Quadraverb in the rack here because I like the ...
by madtheory
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best software synths right now?
Replies: 12
Views: 6341

Re: Best software synths right now?

Kontakt with the bundled VSL library is superb. Try out the free version. What free version? Komplete Start: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/samplers/kontakt-6-player/ Sorry I thought it included basic VSL for free but it doesn't. But there's this: https://www.samplescience....
by madtheory
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best software synths right now?
Replies: 12
Views: 6341

Re: Best software synths right now?

The Edirol is remarkably good, for certain things. But it is limited. I really don't like Garritan. The attacks sound very weak, to me. For the best value and flexibility, Kontakt with the bundled VSL library is superb. Great sound quality. You get to control the very natural sounding reverb. Try ou...