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by steveman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?
Replies: 13
Views: 3655

Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

'Could be a scam I suppose... that price is too good to be true I think.'

Wow, you think :roll:
Haven't seem one that low for about 10 years
by steveman
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 6
Replies: 286
Views: 48602

Re: Prophet 6

CV and gate ins and outs are pretty much pointless on a six voice poly. You'd need an extra 24 jacks that wouldn't be used by 99.9% of people who bought the synth. CV/exp input for the filter makes sense, can you describe a situation where you would use pitch CV and gate connections? the original p...
by steveman
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NDVR Note: New Master Keyboard Revamps Polyphonic Aftertouch
Replies: 18
Views: 3703

Re: NDVR Note: New Master Keyboard Revamps Polyphonic Aftert

Shame, but it seem NVDR have disappeared - certainly the website has.
by steveman
Fri May 30, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: When will we see a new (non-DSI) analog poly?
Replies: 148
Views: 19571

Re: When will we see a new (non-DSI) analog poly?

AX80 wasn't multitimbral, v primitive MIDI spec, not even sysex (only tape) storage. I'll happily take a bet against whoever said it would be Yamaha. As for the OP there's synths out there that have been suggested, if you can't afford them now keep saving. They're cheaper than they've ever been, not...
by steveman
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are pulse waves just non-symmetrical modulated square waves?
Replies: 18
Views: 4260

Re: Are pulse waves just non-symmetrical modulated square wa

http://codehop.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/pw.gif Actually I am curious if this is an accurate picture? Wouldnt it be 12.5% duty cycle positive, then hang out at 0 for 37.5% duty cycle, then 12.5% negative, then back to zero for 37.5% of the duty cycle. That picture appears to be more of a DC pu...
by steveman
Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modern monosynth prices VS polysynth prices
Replies: 44
Views: 5854

Re: Modern monosynth prices VS polysynth prices

Wow, so much half-assed speculation in this thread... Yet another 'why can't I have an analogue poly for under $1000 thread..." Back in the 80s maybe the CPU/memory were the expensive parts, but there was an awful lot more analogue circuitry in those machines. The situation now it almost the exact r...
by steveman
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: largest monophonic that was mass produced
Replies: 33
Views: 2964

Re: largest monophonic that was mass produced

No, it was a kit.
by steveman
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Best step sequencer for cv/gate analog mono synths
Replies: 7
Views: 1522

Re: Best step sequencer for cv/gate analog mono synths

Unbelievable but true... Guess the clue's in the name Audio Units. :roll: Can't recall any changes in the MIDI side of Logic since around v5. There a step sequencers built in Logic's environment around on the web. Don't know if they're sophisticated enough, or build you're own if you've the patience...
by steveman
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: DSI Prophet '08 vs. Oberheim OB-8
Replies: 11
Views: 3453

Re: DSI Prophet '08 vs. Oberheim OB-8

...Give a look to Studio Electronics Omega 8/Code. The VCO's are almost drifting like in the old polyphonic boards from the 80's. But i also know that the price is not the same...a little bit more expensive than the P08. A little bit ?!! :shock: :o How about over 2 and 1/2 times the price for the 8...
by steveman
Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...
Replies: 162
Views: 13325

Re: If Korg can make a Monotron that sells for $65...

I don't think expressing these opinions is a waste because if korg is looking for ideas to move to the next level of analog development they will need some ideas... And if people can provide them with ideas for how to gain an edge over competitors like DSI, Vermona, and Doepfer then they may consid...
by steveman
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Here We Discuss Brian Eno's Use of Vintage Synths
Replies: 34
Views: 18971

Re: Here We Discuss Brian Eno's Use of Vintage Synths

Most likely the H949 Harmoniser, pretty much the only product they were known for at the time. These were a standard feature in every pro studio back then.
by steveman
Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SH101 second ADSR
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: SH101 second ADSR

I think your biggest decision will be 'WTH do I put the controls' . Also the SH101 PSU may not be able to power the additional envelope
by steveman
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the first digital-analog hybrid?
Replies: 56
Views: 5485

Re: What was the first digital-analog hybrid?

IMHO what you are describing is a divide-down system used in string machines and organs (and a few combo instruments like the Apr Quartet. This is NOT how most polysynths work. As for CVs while there ARE exception - Most DCO synths use a RC circuit to generate a ramp waveform. Commonly, the CPU and...
by steveman
Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the first digital-analog hybrid?
Replies: 56
Views: 5485

Re: What was the first digital-analog hybrid?

A DIGITAL CONTROLED OSCILLATOR (DCO) originaly meant a analog VCO controled by a computer. Example: Roland JX-10, Akai AX-80, etc. In this setting, there is an actual analog oscillator controled by a CV. That CV, however is generated by digital circuits. The CPU reads the keys, octave setting, detu...
by steveman
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: How much processing power do I need
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Re: How much processing power do I need

You'd be better off with a slower-clocked quad core then a faster dual core. All the tests I've seen suggest clock frequency is the bgger determinant of speed. There's VERY little software that uses multiple cores efficiently. Now that of course will hopefully change, but right now... Depending on ...