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by madtheory
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SY-1 expression pedal usable with CS50?
Replies: 10
Views: 1859

Re: Yamaha SY-1 expression pedal usable with CS50?

Excellent news :)
by madtheory
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: A nice website for gear addicts
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: A nice website for gear addicts

portemanteau wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:05 pm
Hope the search engine is perfect so i wont have to ditch it from my fav bar.
Ironically, it is perfect :lol:
by madtheory
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DX7 dual voice piano/pad
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: DX7 dual voice piano/pad

As above. Just to add, it is possible. But it's very difficult on a DX-7. With key scaling you can even kinda get it to do keyboard splits.
by madtheory
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG POLY-61 Listing of Programs?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: KORG POLY-61 Listing of Programs?

You're welcome!
by madtheory
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hours of Vintage Synth Test Recordings...
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Hours of Vintage Synth Test Recordings...

Oh wow thanks D.A.!
by madtheory
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: To all Ensoniq ESQ-1 users out there...
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: To all Ensoniq ESQ-1 users out there...

It's not normal, it's not distortion, can you work with a schematic and an oscilloscope?
by madtheory
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Synthesisers: technology vs composition
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Re: Synthesisers: technology vs composition

I can sense some hostility in your answers, probably due to the following misunderstandings: Yes this is true, it is due to misunderstandings. As you already pointed out, it's mainly because people don't know who you are. Simply sharing examples of your work would help greatly to understand where y...
by madtheory
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Synthesisers: technology vs composition
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Re: Synthesisers: technology vs composition

Great post commodorejohn! - yes, melody is a lost art; elaboration in melody is unfashionable; we know modern exceptions, but they are extremely rare; You've completely missed the point of my question about Steve Reich. You did not even answer it. Let's hear your stuff, the music can speak for itself.
by madtheory
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha cs50
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: Yamaha cs50

It's cosmetically perfect, and no signs of corrosion, even the caps I can see look minty. I notice some tomfoolery on the PSU. I doubt those parallel resistors are factory. But I could be wrong. But the soldering is horrible. Will they be hard to find ? Yes. In case I would like to sell it in parts,...
by madtheory
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha cs50
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: Yamaha cs50

Oh no ...😭 Why do you say so Because the CMOS chips will be rotting by now. The key assigner is a common failure. Only way to get one is break another CS poly. If you are lucky, you can bypass the key assigner with the Kenton retrofit kit. Play the synth via MIDI only. I can't be that they have bee...
by madtheory
Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha cs50
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

Re: Yamaha cs50

Preparing it, in a very rough and brutal way, to be sold for parts?
by madtheory
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Synthesisers: technology vs composition
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Re: Synthesisers: technology vs composition

Again, desmond is spot on. Get out there. Get audience feedback, be it online or live when that returns. Next I can tell you about the methods we want to use to reach our goals. Given the way you tend to use categories and characterise your work (rather dogmatically and grandiosely) I don't see how ...
by madtheory
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Synthesisers: technology vs composition
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Re: Synthesisers: technology vs composition

I dunno, I love that much EM is more about rhythm and timbre than it is about melody as such. Boards of Canada for example. Would you say that Different Trains, or Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich have strong melody? Or are you talking about something you could sing? I mention Reich because both...
by madtheory
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bass Sound (Janet Jackson, Howard Jones)
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: Bass Sound (Janet Jackson, Howard Jones)

It does sound like one of the classic DX basses, but with more grit. No dynamics, and the attack changes with pitch. I think the DX has been sampled. Possibly into the Ensoniq Mirage, which Jam & Lewis were apparently big fans of. Prophet VS can do this sort of thing too.