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by chowning87
Sat May 22, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Loving my new MPC 2000, however I've got a problem
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Loving my new MPC 2000, however I've got a problem

I've managed to get an MPC 2000 and it's finally got me into proper sampling. I have an S900 as well and have just got rid of an S3000XL. I find the MPC really easy to use. The only problem is that 4 of the pads have stopped working. They are the last vertical set of 4 so that's pad4, 8, 12 and 16. ...
by chowning87
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Which Akai MPC
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Which Akai MPC

I'm interested in buying an Akai MPC. I'm thinking I should get the 1000 as it can take wav files and it has modern features such as a USB port. Does it have editing software for a computer? It seems to me that this is a series that suffers from overinflated prices in classified ads. I might be wron...
by chowning87
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: First Synth With Spring Loaded Pitch Wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

First Synth With Spring Loaded Pitch Wheel

Continuing with the firsts theme. I was thinking what was the first synth with a spring loaded pitch wheel? My thoughts are that it could be early Roland synths like the SH3a. I simply don't know though, can anyone enlighten us on this.
by chowning87
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Gear that's simple and indespensible
Replies: 45
Views: 1963

Re: Gear that's simple and indespensible

At the moment I mainly do stuff in the box. I can't afford to interface my desk, synths and other pieces with my computer. My go to plugin for coming up with song ideas is the Korg Legacy M1. My second favourite piece would probably be the coffee machine.
by chowning87
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: First synth to allow "naming" of patches?
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: First synth to allow "naming" of patches?

The DX1 was released in 1984 one year after the DX7. I read in an old SOS article that the DX7/DX9 were the first synths to name patches. I think that the Kawai SX240 and the Obie Matrix weren't released till 84.
by chowning87
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much money have you spent on music gear in your life?
Replies: 51
Views: 2050

Re: How much money have you spent on music gear in your life?

I got into this synth lark in 2005, since then I have spent a fair bit on equipment. At first I was spending money on synthesizers and plugins. Then I decided to get a very cheap studio setup together. I'm currently doing a degree in music tech so not much money for gear at the moment. Moog Phatty £...
by chowning87
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: S3000XL Backlight
Replies: 7
Views: 3028

Re: S3000XL Backlight

Thanks for the infomation.

I'm going back to Huddersfield soon so I should be able to get some foil and leave it in the capable hands of the Studio Technicians.
by chowning87
Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: S3000XL Backlight
Replies: 7
Views: 3028

S3000XL Backlight

My backlight has gone on my S3000XL. Does anybody know anywhere in Yorkshire where they fit new backlights for samplers? On another note i'm getting a little frustrated with the S3000XL, as I don't use it as much as I should. I find it quite an ordeal sampling into the machine. It's nothing really t...
by chowning87
Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Prophet with the Hairy Chest.
Replies: 31
Views: 2121

Interesting stuff.

I was suprised to find out that the D50 was the second top selling keyboard of the 80's, I thought after 1987 it flopped. I suppose the prophet wouldn't be up there because it was very expensive and not as mass produced as the Japanese models.
by chowning87
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Prophet with the Hairy Chest.
Replies: 31
Views: 2121

The Prophet with the Hairy Chest.

Fist the worst (Korg M1), second the best (DX7), Third the one with the hairy chest (Prophet 5???) This is something that I have been thinking about for a while now. I know that the Korg M1 and the DX7 are the top 2 selling synths ever (the M1 at n.o 1. Does anyone know the third top selling synthes...
by chowning87
Sun May 11, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Logic and MIDI Keyboard Trouble
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Logic and MIDI Keyboard Trouble

I have a problem with Logic Pro 7. I use Logic with a Yamaha DX7 II master keyboard and a Edirol UA25 interface. After doing something in Logic the MIDI Keyboard wont play any of the MIDI in Logic. The MIDI Still plays when you manually input things in the matrix editor. I have had this problem a co...
by chowning87
Sun May 04, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg M1
Replies: 28
Views: 2362

Thats an excellent deal you got on the M1.

I use the Legacy M1 plugin on just about everything I do. I find that it has quite a bit more on it then the origional such as the resonant filter and the combi insert effects.

Great Synth.
by chowning87
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ableton Live controller problems
Replies: 3
Views: 443

sorry, I thought i'd get more replies if I put it in the general synths box.
by chowning87
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ableton Live controller problems
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Ableton Live controller problems

Hello to alll VSE forumers. I have a problem with Ableton live 5 and controling it with my DX7 II keyboard. The keys work fine with it, however I would like to use the 32 buttons provided to trigger scenes and to mute different tracks. I've tried using the key map switch but I think it is something ...
by chowning87
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Units sold of Synthesizers still in production
Replies: 24
Views: 2635

Alesis Must have sold a fair few SR16 drum machines. The've been making them since about 1990.