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by yburn
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: korg dss1 ever had one?
Replies: 10
Views: 9903

Re: korg dss1 ever had one?

it's a monster. Has a very raw sound, is fairly easy to program although using a midi controller board doesn't work too well. It's huge and heavy so you need a decent stand a lots of space. Mines currently out of action unfortunately but having taken it apart I can vouch for the fact it's build like...
by yburn
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DSS replacement control boards
Replies: 1
Views: 484

DSS replacement control boards

Hi, the buttons and a slider on my Korg DSS1 are not behaving, some buttons are intermittent and some don't work at all. The buttons and sliders are all on boards with ribbon cables attaching them to the rest of the synth so I was hoping to just whip them out and replace but I can't find anyone who ...
by yburn
Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: nord lead 2x or mek ?
Replies: 33
Views: 4013

the MEK is an analog monosynth. I can make drum sounds but only one at a time, ALTHOUGH you can kind of create fake drum and bass loops using the sequencer to control individual oscs although the filter settings in the sequences can get difficult to get right.
by yburn
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: how do you manage your synths?
Replies: 22
Views: 3656

I should have probably mentioned that I'm trying to work out a decent way to get more use out of my pulse and MW1. There are some lovely 80s synths out there with a resonable Midi spec that could be really useful if they could be programmed more easily i.e via Midiquest, Cubase/ Sonar device panels....
by yburn
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: how do you manage your synths?
Replies: 22
Views: 3656

how do you manage your synths?

device panels, midi quest, studio panel?

none of these solutions seem to work well for me but I really don't want to to go all digital and lose my lovely analogs.
by yburn
Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Some serious opinions needed: A6 & '08
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

I've been trying to make the same decision. I've spent a reasonable amount of time with the P'08 in SoundControl in London and a little with the Andy, both occasions through headphones. They both sound very beefy and have that big 'round' sound that you want from an analog or can create thinner shim...
by yburn
Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Favorite Delay Pedal?
Replies: 80
Views: 12673

Another vote for the Korg SDD3300. 3 delay lines each with their own LFO, a and separate dry and wet output for each channel. Can do all sorts or delay, chorus, flange and even odd stuff like producing the Haas effect. Also has midi clock sync and best of all they can be had for around next to nothi...
by yburn
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: For those of you with more than 4 synths...Studio Setup?
Replies: 37
Views: 5493

I'm appear to be different to the others, I've got a 10 I/0 card in the PC and go straight into that. It used to be a pain but support for external instruments in Cubase4 is much better than it used to be. I create a track for a synth the same way as a plugin synth. It remembers all the routing and ...
by yburn
Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: stereo bass in a mix?
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Always keep the bass centered. Humans can't sense direction on low signals very well, so panning one left and one right won't help at all. EQ them out of the same range or set up a compressor sidechain to duck the bassline when the kick hits. Although it's hard to pinpoint where a single bass sourc...
by yburn
Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Orbital - Dwr Budr synth?
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

possibly an oscar. they have duophonic capabilities and can sound really sharp and fizzy. I had a chance to buy one few months back and have been regretting not taking it up.
by yburn
Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Programming complex drum beats
Replies: 51
Views: 7303

It's all about the effects! You just can't program the compexity to reproduce something in a real kit on an electribe and you'll struggle on almost anyelse too. the trick with something like the amen break is that it's a sample of a real drum fill thats been speeded up. Real drummers don't just hit ...
by yburn
Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New kid on the block (chimera new bc16 synth)
Replies: 204
Views: 36060

Someone should do some drill and bass remixes of all that early 90s boy band rubbish.
by yburn
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is Radiohead playing in this video?
Replies: 24
Views: 3665

Though I am a bit tired of reading and hearing over the last several years, from rock critics and rabid fans, about what an unassailable bastion of musical genius Radiohead are. I think they probably are, Radiohead are head and shoulders above pretty much everyone else out there. for me it's down t...
by yburn
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: could moog make an affordable preset or semi-preset poly ?
Replies: 31
Views: 4005

I wouldn't have thought making a preset synth would save much cash, I don't think it would sell either.

Could Moog make a poly, yes. Could they make one that would compete price wise with the A6 and P8 and not sit awkwardly between the mono phatty and voyager, not so sure.
by yburn
Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Survey: Powered Monitors
Replies: 3
Views: 897

I used to work in a pro audio shop with loads of budget monitors setup next to each other and the MSP5s were my favorites by a country mile. They have quite a forward character which is especially noticeable on voices and some people just don't like that so it would be worth trying to get a demo fir...