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by blakeq
Sun May 31, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Hardware Sampler Question (Mostly just "why")
Replies: 41
Views: 7002

Re: Hardware Sampler Question (Mostly just "why")

you can pick up some of the little higher end recorders now for not much more than a Tascam Dr-05, for example the Tascam DR-40 can be had for $150ish and has features like 4 track recording, XLR/ quarter inch ins, etc.
by blakeq
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Looking for a Synth..(Industrial/
Replies: 46
Views: 7487

Re: Looking for a Synth..(Industrial/

Anything from the Kurzweil k2xxx series would be great, k2500 or higher would be best. Give you some samples built in, a ton of synthesis options and the ability to load samples.
by blakeq
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novation Drum Station Alternatives
Replies: 4
Views: 5174

Re: Novation Drum Station Alternatives

Nord drum or Nord drum 2 would be an option.
by blakeq
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: cheap analog drum? modular?
Replies: 19
Views: 4222

Re: cheap analog drum? modular?

If you don't need the drum machine part you may want to check out the nord drum. They have a free iPad sequencer app that is pretty cool.
by blakeq
Sun May 04, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dave Smith Poly Evolver power supply issue?
Replies: 1
Views: 585

Dave Smith Poly Evolver power supply issue?

Can anyone confirm the type of power supply their Dave Smith Poly Evolver has, I've got a 17.1 watt 9 volt AC 1.5 amp power supply, which I believe is the correct supply that came with it, but when I plug it in it doesn't boot up and all the lights flash.
by blakeq
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Multi-FX pedal for Juno 106 live use
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Re: Multi-FX pedal for Juno 106 live use

Jay944 wrote:Line 6 M5/M9/M13 sounds great with synth. They've stereo ins and outs as well as midi.
This is a good suggestion, reasonably priced used as well (seen m13s listed for $250).
by blakeq
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Want to drastically alter my workflow, considering an asr-10
Replies: 10
Views: 2117

Re: Want to drastically alter my workflow, considering an as

I've not heard of the ASR-10 having timing issues, a bunch of hip hop guys use them.

You should also consider the Kurzweil range (k2000,2500,2600, 2661) Definitely has a bunch of industrial sounding programming options with the filters, wavershapers and modulations.
by blakeq
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!
Replies: 88
Views: 17068

Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Ned Bouhalassa wrote:While I wait for it to arrive, is there anything this simple/fun on iOS? All at the step-sequencers (Little MIDI and Poly-step) I have on my iPad are nowhere near as user-friendly as this.

I like the Nord Beat for the ipad, only good really for drums though.
by blakeq
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Micron VS Miniak
Replies: 20
Views: 5301

Re: Micron VS Miniak

I agree with this below. The Miniak is just better built with better controls. Re: Micron VS Miniak Unread postby Re-Member ยป Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:23 pm 1. Three modulation wheels vs. two awkwardly placed horizontal sliders. 2. Design aesthetics that match the Death Star vs. design aesthetics that mat...
by blakeq
Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any Advice on an Entry-Level Synth?
Replies: 16
Views: 1932

Re: Any Advice on an Entry-Level Synth?

I would recommend getting an Akai Miniak before a Alesis Micron. Same synth engine, but the Akai is more robust. And you could get them really cheap new. Novamusik had them new for the low $200s at one point.
by blakeq
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pre-95 Trance production
Replies: 17
Views: 2427

Re: Pre-95 Trance production

All the standard Roland stuff (909, 303, 808, Juno 106, other Junos. Alesis MMT8s were used for live shows. Some type of sampler, particularly Akai or Ensoniq.
by blakeq
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Alpha Juno 1 for Kurzweil k2000r v3?
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Alpha Juno 1 for Kurzweil k2000r v3?

Go for it!
by blakeq
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Novation A-Station versions
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Novation A-Station versions

I believe that they are just cosmetic changes.
by blakeq
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: First synth - damn low budget
Replies: 24
Views: 2241

Re: First synth - damn low budget

Akai MIniak is like a beefed up Alesis Micron. There were some good sales in the states on them, don't know how much they go for over there.
by blakeq
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I need help man. Synth like in MGMT
Replies: 28
Views: 6225

Re: I need help man. Synth like in MGMT

I would say: Alesis Ion - this would be perfect. Alesis MIcron - I would pass, if you are considering this you could get a great deal on an Akai Miniak which is the same thing but better. Novation X-Station or Xio - this would be a good choice as well, Not to familiar with the new Novation or the M ...