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by crystalmsc
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Has anyone sampled Wavedrum?
Replies: 1
Views: 1470

Re: Has anyone sampled Wavedrum?

Yup, and it's free. Spectrasonics also did it with their Liquid Grooves library, which is included in the Stylus RMX.
by crystalmsc
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland D-10
Replies: 3
Views: 2111

Re: Roland D-10

a Korg DW8000, a Kawai 1 ii, a Kawai 3, and various FM's- Not the same but you know... I own a D-50 and D-110, based from your collection you might like it. It's a simpler, more lo-fi sounding D-50 with crappy fx. But the engine is capable for some interesting result, especially through an outboard...
by crystalmsc
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is it worth getting a DX7 Mk1?
Replies: 31
Views: 6163

Re: Is it worth getting a DX7 Mk1?

I want it because its a DX7. I own both the TG77 and 2 DX7s, the TG77 would make similar sound but not as noisy which can be a good or bad thing. The DX7 converter has it's own character which is preferable to some people. The keyboard is one of the best feeling to play the internal engine, which m...
by crystalmsc
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Roland Boutique.
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: New Roland Boutique.

madtheory wrote:You mean the DAC emulation that the VC-1 has?
Yes, a bit curious about it. But I'm more than happy with what it is, the extra waveforms made it fresh.
by crystalmsc
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MicroKorg vs Alesis Ion
Replies: 9
Views: 1775

Re: MicroKorg vs Alesis Ion

I spend way more than that when it was new back then and yes I won't be hesitate to spend the extra bucks if you are into such type of sound. I like the original microKorg as well for it's gritty tone, but I'm more into Ion type of sound. The filter types alone worth the cost addition, especially si...
by crystalmsc
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MicroKorg vs Alesis Ion
Replies: 9
Views: 1775

Re: MicroKorg vs Alesis Ion

I own a microKorg XL and the ION, with some experience of playing the original microKorg. To me it's the ION hands down, it feels like truly playing an instrument. Especially if you are more into a vintage tone, it's a great investment. Just make sure it didn't have the famous output problem or be r...
by crystalmsc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Getting a Casio CZ5000 - hit me up on all the goodness!
Replies: 17
Views: 5643

Re: Getting a Casio CZ5000 - hit me up on all the goodness!

Don't forget the VirtualCZ which can be used as a SYSEX editor/librarian for the CZ-5000, which is also a very nice CZ-1 emulation.
by crystalmsc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Tal uno LX vs Korg Legacy polysix
Replies: 3
Views: 3562

Re: Tal uno LX vs Korg Legacy polysix

Both are nice, but Roland's remake of the Juno-106 sounds better and more authentic to me. For pads and strings I prefer their Jupiter-8 and D-50. Hopefully Korg will update the Legacy Cell matching the Kronos standard.
by crystalmsc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Standalone Sequencer
Replies: 14
Views: 1957

Re: Standalone Sequencer

For playing back GM and GS files, I'm relying on the MC-80ex which has a built-in SC-88Pro engine. It has a direct from disk playback which is very useful in a live situation, also two midi outputs for driving external synths. Editing the internal engine is not the easiest things to do, but for play...
by crystalmsc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Best casio keyboard for PCM
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Re: Best casio keyboard for PCM

If it didn't have to be a Casio, you might want to check out the D-10 which has a more flexible synth engine. It's a cutdown D-50 with multitimbral feature. I'm using the D-110 which is the rack version and It's my favorite cheesy PCM sound source. If you want to dig deeper, it can be used with an e...
by crystalmsc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Emu-Emulator I samples
Replies: 4
Views: 4513

Re: Emu-Emulator I samples

While listening to the E4 library demos, I've heard an almost similar choir. It's not an 8bit samples though and might not be exactly what you are looking for, but maybe worth to listen especially since it's only $19.95 with lots of E-mu's signature sounds. You might also want to check the E-max lib...
by crystalmsc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Roland Boutique.
Replies: 15
Views: 2467

Re: New Roland Boutique.

16-note polyphony, just like the original hardware and the plugin. I own 2 D-50s and a D-110, so glad to have it as a plugin with such a great GUI. any better than the VC-1 on the V-synths? I've never compared both, but the plugin includes the extra waveforms and patches from the VC-1, no Standard ...
by crystalmsc
Sat May 20, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg Wavestation EX vs. DX7
Replies: 5
Views: 4792

Re: Korg Wavestation EX vs. DX7

What I'm looking for: DX-ish bass sounds, interesting percussion bits and just general weird/metallic sounds. Maybe you can start with the DX7 for that and for such a price you can get the Wavestation later if still needed. It's no ordinary pad machine, especially through a decent fx processor. Get...
by crystalmsc
Sat May 20, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I have a soft spot for...
Replies: 33
Views: 6669

Re: I have a soft spot for...

I was playing with my PSS-470 last night, and was getting all sorts of weird 'swishy' effects when I applied the 'Digital Synthesizer' section to certain presets. Sounds cool, that's the magic of the old fm synth. Some people are experiencing more voodoo with the infamous battery draining effect. L...
by crystalmsc
Sat May 20, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?
Replies: 66
Views: 38441

Re: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?

There's a new sample pack based on the original Ensoniq Mirage floppy disks https://puremagnetik.com/products/refraktor