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by 7Hz
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth used to make these acid house stabs?
Replies: 20
Views: 6263

Re: What synth used to make these acid house stabs?

Gawd I hate the Hoover sound. :x But thanks for taking me down a memory lane (where I often opt to take a detour). ;) This isn't the hover sound though, the hover sound is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_sound Preset's called "Igor Circus" on the SR-JV80-11 expansion but of course it's probably...
by 7Hz
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth used to make these acid house stabs?
Replies: 20
Views: 6263

Re: What synth used to make these acid house stabs?

I think the earliest use of that sound was Black Riot – A Day In The Life (Todd Terry).

http://www.discogs.com/Black-Riot-Warlo ... ster/39319

Earliest I could trace anyway.
by 7Hz
Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Open source / freeware PC sequencer that can run VSTs?
Replies: 15
Views: 3089

Re: Open source / freeware PC sequencer that can run VSTs?

Thanks for the ideas ppl.

I have Reaper running now with Polylblit and Shortcircuit, seems to be doing what I want :-)
by 7Hz
Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Open source / freeware PC sequencer that can run VSTs?
Replies: 15
Views: 3089

Open source / freeware PC sequencer that can run VSTs?

I am looking for an Open Source or free sequencer that can run VSTs.

It doesn't need to be anything too advanced, I'd like to use it in a small portable laptop for some fun.

I already have Polyiblit as a freeware VSTI.

A free sampler / drum machine VSTI would be good as well.

Thanks!
by 7Hz
Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: first thing you do when getting a new synth.
Replies: 82
Views: 3403

Re: first thing you do when getting a new synth.

Set it up, plug it in. Check the function of each button and key. Check overall operation of synth. Vacum the outside of it. Open it up and vacum the inside of it. Take a picture. Measure the PSU, make sure it is ok. Remove keybed. Remove keys. Wash keys in warm water, let dry. Inspect keybed for we...
by 7Hz
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analogue Solutions Europa
Replies: 23
Views: 1931

Re: Analogue Solutions Europa

Oh yeh, and 'Europa' is already the name of a synth music based item.

AS need to buy a clue and get out of their moms basement once in a while!
by 7Hz
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analogue Solutions Europa
Replies: 23
Views: 1931

Re: Analogue Solutions Europa

Why is the keyboard layout at 90 degrees? Thats weird. Ok, I would have understood it if there was a matrix of LEDs for each 16th, but with only one row of LEDs, it doesn't make any sense.
by 7Hz
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Help me choose... Pro One, Odyssey, or Source?
Replies: 14
Views: 1535

Re: Help me choose... Pro One, Odyssey, or Source?

If it is mainly for bass and toughness - Pro One. Best synth Dave ever made. Odysseys not as tough but quite funky. Usually more expensive for some reason, maybe build quality (but sliders are problematic) and (for whiteface) geek factor. Source is a nice synth, but a bit brassy, I'd even say a Moog...
by 7Hz
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Midibox MB-808 Last Orders?
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Midibox MB-808 Last Orders?

It comes with the 'difficult' parts.

One or two orders for the rest and you'll be rocking, parts list will be available of course.

Case is planned for later this year.

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by 7Hz
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Midibox MB-808 Last Orders?
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Midibox MB-808 Last Orders?

Hope this is ok with the mods on this forum... The Midibox MB-808 is almost about to go into board production, and it look like it could be the last batch ever, so if you fancy one, go to http://eight-oh-eight.org/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=1 and get your order in - $100 deposit plus less than $100 wnen...
by 7Hz
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Jupiter 6 Europa?
Replies: 15
Views: 2580

Re: Jupiter 6 Europa?

There is no Europa 'editor software' or any other external software like that. The only external software for Europa is the Europa operating system update program. You use this to update the operating system, which is a rare to non-existent event. If you have an operating system that doesn't work wi...
by 7Hz
Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Will the Linn drum ll be released?
Replies: 54
Views: 3407

Re: Will the Linn drum ll be released?

I didn't have any faith that the synthesis part of the project would be any good anyway. Proper drum synthesis is not 1 or 2 oscillators running through a filter and envelope, like a keyboard synth, it needs totally different circuits for each sound to make a proper analog drum synth, and that is so...
by 7Hz
Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Wet clothes and 808
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Wet clothes and 808

Pure water isn't a problem. Problem is, water is rarely pure. It will contain salts etc, especially from cleaning. These will attack the metal in your 808 etc, and cause oxidisation which will degrade and finally break the machine. Especially vulnerable are internal circuit connections, external jac...
by 7Hz
Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New LinnDrum II Design
Replies: 149
Views: 10559

Re: New LinnDrum II Design

Mistakes;

1) Announcing the design before it was even prototyped
2) Design-by-committee
3) Trying to please everyone
4) Dave Smith hasn't designed analogue drum synthesizer circuits before

Boom, Bap, Plonk.
by 7Hz
Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: First encounter with a Prophet 5... slightly underwhelmed...
Replies: 39
Views: 2481

Re: First encounter with a Prophet 5... slightly underwhelmed...

BoxPhenom wrote:One thing I'd love to do is compare the Jupiter 4 and 8 to see what I'm missing
Probably missing the J6, best of the lot :wink: