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by esqoner
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JD-Xi Programming Tedium
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: JD-Xi Programming Tedium

My take on low budget synths of today is the knobby ones don't have enough features and the ones with enough features are lacking in knobs. Having grown up with knobless digital synths, I'll always take features over knobs but when the two intersect like in the Evolver I really like it. I was initi...
by esqoner
Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JD-Xi Programming Tedium
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: JD-Xi Programming Tedium

JMP wrote:Lasted two days with me for same reasons..... Decent drum kits but that's about it. Who wants to buy mine?

Yeah, I'm glad I tried it out first.
by esqoner
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JD-Xi Programming Tedium
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: JD-Xi Programming Tedium

Bitexion wrote:You can't really expect a JD-XA at 1/4 the prize

My low budget can try to.
by esqoner
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JD-Xi Programming Tedium
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: JD-Xi Programming Tedium

Alex E wrote:Maybe I'm too impatient, but I hated it for the same reason. It just seems way too dumbed down for me synth-interface wise.

There is so much room on the panel for knobs etc...
by esqoner
Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JD-Xi Programming Tedium
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: JD-Xi Programming Tedium

I figured out how to change the osc parts in the manual. Still tedious. I'm not sure how much more than couch sitting jam toy this purchase may be...but I also don't want to drop money and end up wanting more functionality later... Going past the gimmicky side of it...which is thick, it seems like a...
by esqoner
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JD-Xi Programming Tedium
Replies: 11
Views: 937

JD-Xi Programming Tedium

Long time, no posts. So, I sold all of my synths/samplers/drum machines etc a couple of years back. Graduate school etc. Been looking in to building up some things again. I've been eyeing the Roland Jd-xi, which seems like a cool instrument. I played with one at a store today, and was annoyed at the...
by esqoner
Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got an Ensoniq ESQ-1
Replies: 38
Views: 2288

Re: Just got an Ensoniq ESQ-1

$45-$60 is ridiculous for a battery replacement, but that's probably the going rate. Its a part worth a few dollars , removal of screws, and soldering... yea, i guess labor kills it. yeah the battery replacement is a real PitA. If you are REALLY good with a soldering iron you can do it without remo...
by esqoner
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Don't sell your f**k gear!
Replies: 71
Views: 6517

Re: Don't sell your f**k gear!

regret is a strong word.
by esqoner
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: ESQ-1 programmers bible 1987
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: ESQ-1 programmers bible 1987

I'd say it probably won't tell you anything you cannot figure out yourself by looking at the settings on the presets...
by esqoner
Mon May 04, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 317226

Re: VSE - Good trader thread

Shanesaw sold me his RS7000.

Shipped quick. Friendly communication!

Thanks!!
by esqoner
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?
Replies: 137
Views: 12118

Re: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?

A woman synth has the worst user interface ever. Difficult to understand, has deep programming, you forever need to refer to the manual, and if you push the wrong buttons your in trouble. yeah, but at least if you get to stick your d**k inside her, you won't get a shocked c**k... Unless she's got a...
by esqoner
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Synth-Shrink
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Synth-Shrink

If you're going to keep one keyboard as a MIDI master, keep the DX7. The 106 is a great synth, but it has some MIDI weirdness that makes it a not very good master keyboard. And it doesn't do velocity; the DX7 does. The original DX7 didn't implement the full range of midi velocity values (0 - 127). ...
by esqoner
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Synth-Shrink
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Synth-Shrink

yamaha dx200 would be good for the dx...plus you'd get drum sounds and a sequencer.

may look in to the an200 too...for the more analogish sounds (same engine as an1x)

they have software stuff for deeper programming, but offer a lot from the box too.

plus knobby dx is good.
by esqoner
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If anyone is looking for a MIDI controller...
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: If anyone is looking for a MIDI controller...

should mention they have built in arps...
by esqoner
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why the alesis micron gets no respect ??
Replies: 32
Views: 2000

Re: Why the alesis micron gets no respect ??

Zamise wrote:I noticed its rarely discussed among antartic penguins.
though it does have a cult following.


the red makes them feel warmer.