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by silikon
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Might Be Up To Something.
Replies: 111
Views: 21834

Re: Korg Might Be Up To Something.

The only problem with the 2600/moddy-Oddy idea is that if they don't keep the price down there's precious little it would offer that the TTSH doesn't already. ...other than having to DIY a complete TTSH together. Many folks don't want to buy wicked-expensive PCBs and Panels, build up the whole thin...
by silikon
Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 58319

Re: Yamaha Reface

My guess: sample-based synth of some sort.

I'm likely way wrong. I can't be bothered to give a toss, I'm broke anyhow.
by silikon
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 714
Views: 225468

Re: Gear Trading Thread

For Trade: Studiologic Sledge v2 Moog Voyager Select 10th Anniversary (Walnut/Green) Oberheim OB-Mx 10 Voice Transcendent T2000 HP Z800 Workstation, 12 Core Xeon x5675 / 12GB RAM / dual 256GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD / FirePro W7000 Desires: Access Virus Ti2 (Polar or Darkstar top preference) Moog Sub 37...
by silikon
Fri May 01, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis Ion problems
Replies: 12
Views: 3814

Re: Alesis Ion problems

This sounds less like hardware issues, and more like firmware. I'd start with a factory reset of the machine to see if there's not something in the machine's configuration that's corrupted. This just resets any configuration parameters to default, which might clear up your problems (other than the s...
by silikon
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: kawai sx-240 on ebay for lols
Replies: 23
Views: 2751

Re: kawai sx-240 on ebay for lols

While it's fun to have a laugh at some random eBay seller, The SX 240 wasn't too terrible a machine. I can think of many, many worse. Also, While it is an extraordinary price, they do have "make offer" listed as an option - so I'd probably chalk this up to someone trying to get best dollar for somet...
by silikon
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Software help for a newbie.
Replies: 7
Views: 3641

Re: Software help for a newbie.

The Analog Lab has all the factory presets of the various plugins; the V-Collection is the entire range of plugins - with patches and the ability to create new patches. The Analog Lab, is simply a 'preset player' of sorts. You can tweak the presets to some degree, but are limited to that. Note that ...
by silikon
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Software help for a newbie.
Replies: 7
Views: 3641

Re: Software help for a newbie.

Arturia comes to mind immediately. I think they hit literally every base you're requesting in their V Collection... http://www.arturia.com/products As well as G-Force; their software emulations are also quite nice... http://www.gforcesoftware.com/products If you're looking for more sample-based inst...
by silikon
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why can't they build them like this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1837

Re: Why can't they build them like this?

And everyone should be wearing unicolored leotards by now. With pointy bits on them. Where's my jetpack? https://i.imgur.com/tlkpLIS.jpg All joking aside, things have worked out pretty well. It doesn't feel like such a long time ago that I had a SUN Sparcstation 20 for a workstation (which had dual...
by silikon
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Either stupid or brilliant keyboard setup...
Replies: 14
Views: 1785

Re: Either stupid or brilliant keyboard setup...

Not duct tape. It won't survive. May I suggest, if you're going to go that route, that you put velcro strips on the bottom of the miniak and top of the electro... Similar to this: http://www.amazon.com/Velcro-Brand-Industrial-Strength-Pkg-Black/dp/B003CEXPSA/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1429721849&sr=8-5&...
by silikon
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: "Affordable" Modern Synth Showdown
Replies: 10
Views: 4133

Re: "Affordable" Modern Synth Showdown

Ultranova. Compact, amazingly deep, great sound. I wish I had more time with one to get into it deeper. Runner up if you had space: Sledge. For me the downside is that it's all a big heap of elongated plastic. I guess I expected some heft to it. But then it is light and will gig easier than say, dra...
by silikon
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1940s Ondioline Tube Synth Restoration Blog??
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: 1940s Ondioline Tube Synth Restoration Blog??

Waiting (breath withheld)... :D
by silikon
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Whats your current computer setup like?
Replies: 59
Views: 10801

Re: Whats your current computer setup like?

I really wish someone would make a distro for content creators. Fedora Studio: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/jam-kde/ Ubuntu Studio: http://ubuntustudio.org/ It seemed easy enough to get around in, and all I just cant imagine it as a desktop OS. But Ubuntu Desktop is exactly that. Fedora Desktop....
by silikon
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Whats your current computer setup like?
Replies: 59
Views: 10801

Re: Whats your current computer setup like?

While you are able to run Bitwig, Reaper and a couple other things on Linux, it is still a PITA for ordinary folks to use. Just the way that mundane things like updates and hardware are handled in Linux can be pretty opaque to most people. Even an easy to use distro has a learning curve. It is easy...
by silikon
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:20 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Whats your current computer setup like?
Replies: 59
Views: 10801

Re: Whats your current computer setup like?

Stab Frenzy wrote:MacBook Pro SSDs are upgradable. http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/ ... rnal-Flash
While certainly promising, that doesn't account for newer 11 series machines. Perhaps that will be remedied later? One can certainly hope.
by silikon
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Whats your current computer setup like?
Replies: 59
Views: 10801

Re: Whats your current computer setup like?

Just wanted to say (putting on my electrical engineer's hat) that Apple's move to disable upgrading memory and drives is due to shrinking the size of the machines not trying to force you into buying only from Apple. The current Mac Book Pros are as thin and light as the original Mac Book Airs and i...