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by knolan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Here are disk images for Emulator 1, Fairlight and Emax
Replies: 17
Views: 4877

Re: Here are disk images for Emulator 1, Fairlight and Emax

Excuse my ignorance - but what are you offering to download?

and are they usable to non owners of those instruments (specifically are they the original sample libraries for those instruments :-) ) ?
by knolan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?
Replies: 12
Views: 3603

Re: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?

I wouldn't have called the LM1 a failure (perhaps financial failure (?) but musically surely overwhelmingly successful?). It, and the LinnDrum, surely radically altered the way drums were placed on pop and rock hits throughout the 80's. That famous statistic - 7 of the Uk to 10 hits being Linn drums...
by knolan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?
Replies: 12
Views: 3603

Re: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?

There's always to to be a winner :-)

One has got to edge it. If I had to choose, I'd say the LM1 was more important overall.
by knolan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?
Replies: 12
Views: 3603

Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?

Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?

I can't decide.
by knolan
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog One
Replies: 11
Views: 5139

Re: Moog One

Not only the Memorymoog but the Jupiter 8 and all other big polys as well are now officially overpriced. If I had the cash to spend I´d go for the One and wouldn´t think twice. Eheh how about that for a slogan? GO FOR THE ONE! Won't affect the price of a Jupiter 8 (and - they're priced what the mar...
by knolan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tonewise upgrading the SY77 to SY99 specs
Replies: 57
Views: 15838

Re: Tonewise upgrading the SY77 to SY99 specs

Hi Mooger5 - If you can bring these tests to a firm conclusion and can confidently say that a particular modification will affect an improvement - verified by tests - and can then provide a detailed description of the procedure, parts list, etc - then I would be in a position consider implementing i...
by knolan
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MOTU Midi Time Piece II - uses??
Replies: 15
Views: 17016

Re: MOTU Midi Time Piece II - uses??

It was a lot more desirable in the past because it can handle all kinds of timing codes (SMPTE and the like) - so in the 90's when it was in its hay-day it could syncoronise MIDI synthesizers, early DAWs with primarily MIDI recording, ADAT Digital Tape machines and so on to Video Tape Recorders tran...
by knolan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tonewise upgrading the SY77 to SY99 specs
Replies: 57
Views: 15838

Re: Tonewise upgrading the SY77 to SY99 specs

Thanks!

Absolutely no hurry at all - even in a months will be fine (I'm slow at moving on these things, though always get there :-) ).
by knolan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 73
Views: 40545

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

1) The synth that made you want to play music: - (it was a Piano :-) ). 2) Your first synth: Clef Microsynth 3) The synth that has surprised you most: JD800 (It's a "Vangelis" machine - still :-) ). 4) The synth that has disappointed you most: Nord Lead 2 (It really does sound great, but it's so blo...
by knolan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tonewise upgrading the SY77 to SY99 specs
Replies: 57
Views: 15838

Re: Tonewise upgrading the SY77 to SY99 specs

Hi Mooger55, I wonder if you could sum up / summaries where you're at with this project, and whether the mod you propose could be implemented with certainty on SY77s to slightly improve their fidelity? As it happens, I have 4 SY77s and 2 TG77s and access to one or two engineers who could comfortably...
by knolan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tonewise upgrading the SY77 to SY99 specs
Replies: 57
Views: 15838

Re: Tonewise upgrading the SY77 to SY99 specs

Thanks for the very interesting post. Deeper than my knowledge of electronics goes; but I own multiple SY77s and 99s; and know of several exquisite service engineers here in Ireland so will read your posts over a few times to gain clarity on what you've done, and download the schematics with a view ...
by knolan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best AU Plugin emulation of LinnDrum?
Replies: 6
Views: 6928

Re: Best AU Plugin emulation of LinnDrum?

Thanks for the VPROM tip - looks great and just bought it :-)

Still have to dive into to, but it looks like a lot of care went into making it.


Cheers!
Kevin.
by knolan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MOTU Midi Time Piece II - uses??
Replies: 15
Views: 17016

Re: MOTU Midi Time Piece II - uses??

I have one USB one and one serial one (bought cheap last year) but I have been so far unsuccessful in trying to find a cable to network the two. they need an old Apple-talk cable - and I simply can't find one, even on ebay. If anyone knows a source for the correct cable to network the two, I'd be ve...
by knolan
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best AU Plugin emulation of LinnDrum?
Replies: 6
Views: 6928

Re: Best AU Plugin emulation of LinnDrum?

Veey interesting - thanks a million for the pointer - I'll definitely download and check out.


Cheers!
by knolan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best AU Plugin emulation of LinnDrum?
Replies: 6
Views: 6928

Best AU Plugin emulation of LinnDrum?

Anyone have any ideas on the best AU plugin based LinnDrum emulation - best quality samples, most complete sample set, most accurate tuning and sample pitch shifting as with the original; ...? (looking to use any such emulation in Logic Pro so iOS or PC based emulations not of use in this instance)....