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by RawBC
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are there any "extinct" synthesizers?
Replies: 44
Views: 7326

Re: Are there any "extinct" synthesizers?

schmidtc, i believe that the picture of that arp technician is john, and he used to have a repair shop in kenmore square in boston. he used to have that exact (actually maybe the original, even;) picture near his bench behind the counter there. i guess he live out in central or western mass somewher...
by RawBC
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kyoto Project II: Need Help
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Kyoto Project II: Need Help

You know, I don't know if this would help, but I have some DOA a/v equipment, could you salvage anything from that beyond the usual RCA's, BNC's, etc. I am not sure how relevant some of the caps, resistors, transformers, etc are, but I too am a firm believer in recycling and trying to be less dispos...
by RawBC
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Peavey dpm-4 key
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Peavey dpm-4 key

With Peavey, you have to be really specific, but they have a lot of parts down there in Meridian. I'd give it another shot, whenever I have dealt with them, they've been super nice. Although, Machinegeist is good like that, too. Anyone who can fix a synth, watch Futurama, and is from Sherbrooke (it'...
by RawBC
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Rm1x parts?
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Rm1x parts?

You can try Yamaha directly, they are good like that. Try contacting them, they should have parts since it is a recent device. Also check Craig's List, too, since the RM1X sells for cheap enough... Good luck.
by RawBC
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Harware sequencer recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: Harware sequencer recommendations

I give the RM1X a strong second. I love that sequencer! I can't get rid of mine, I just can't do it.
by RawBC
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Secrets of Making Polyphonic Music with Monosynths
Replies: 36
Views: 5061

Re: The Secrets of Making Polyphonic Music with Monosynths

Hey Everyone, Hope all is well out there! I have a technique I use from time to time with my Roland MC-09 Phraselab. It may seem like cheating and the time is short, but since the MC-09 is a monosynth, I think it counts. I create a 2 bar phrase. I capture that to the looping section of the MC-09. he...
by RawBC
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New drum machine / sequencer / MPC thing from Zoom
Replies: 92
Views: 8696

Re: New drum machine / sequencer / MPC thing from Zoom

Whoa, did these forums change or what? Cool cool! Wow, I've been gone too long. Anyways, I guess the Beat Kangz worked on the Street Box for Zoom. I believe that's the lineage here, folks. I've never heard of them, have any of you? Didn't The Avengers fight Kang in the comic books, he was the dude w...
by RawBC
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Quality or Quantity?
Replies: 84
Views: 5303

Re: Quality or Quantity?

You know that is a great question with many flavors of answers, kind of like asking, "How do you get to town?" Do you walk and enjoy the view, run and get some exercise, drive and get there quickly with the option of hauling away your bounty if need be, etc. For me, I try to balance the two, however...
by RawBC
Thu May 22, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Worst Roland Synth EVER!
Replies: 110
Views: 14383

Wow, what did everyone take their bike to the local corner store and buy some Roland flavored Hater-ade. Dang people. You know, yes it stinks that the TB-303 costs so much, but if it stinks so bad, then why did so many folks copy, re-engineer, and make a ton of music with it? Answer me that. Why? Yo...
by RawBC
Fri May 09, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Recommend a groove box please?
Replies: 33
Views: 2244

The Zooms do some neat stuff. If cheap is cheap and this person wants to grow a bit with a groovebox but still have the basics, how about an RM1X? Mine was $175 used. Or how about a Boss Sp-202, true, it is not a groovebox per say since it is a sampler, but it is really quick to learn (easy wheezey!...
by RawBC
Fri May 02, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Vintage-classics of the future - What synths and Why?
Replies: 90
Views: 8672

...oh, and the Yamaha TG-33.

Sorry.
by RawBC
Fri May 02, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Vintage-classics of the future - What synths and Why?
Replies: 90
Views: 8672

Hmmmm...classic eh? All right, well here goes, and apply a "second"/"+1" vote to whatever was mentioned then: Akai MPC 1000 Akai MPC 2000 Alesis AirSynth & AirFX Korg MS2000 & 2000R (don't forget the "B" variants, too.) Roland D2 Roland JP-80X0 Roland MC-09 Yamaha AN1X Yamaha CS1X/CS2X Yamaha RM1X a...
by RawBC
Fri May 02, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 303/Acid style synths: Cheapest, best etc..
Replies: 46
Views: 3631

You know, I may mention this a bit from time to time, and I wonder why this isn't an entry yet in the archives (it does deserve it, I mean, jeez they even added the SH-32 before this one :P ,) but my personal favorite, bang for the buck, best kept secret of the 303 world is still the Roland MC-09 Ph...
by RawBC
Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Best methods for removing stickers from machines?
Replies: 16
Views: 1119

You wouldn't think of it, but good old Ronsonol Lighter Fluid works great, it evaporates fast, and it never has discolored or ate any plastics I have used it on. I have even used it on resin coated photo paper (like regular color prints,) with no mishaps. Denatured alcohol is really strong, and I al...
by RawBC
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: kids & synths
Replies: 33
Views: 2176

I remember my old Yamaha PSS-170, that was a great board to work with as a young buck in this crazy synth world...later on in life it served as a practice drum maichine and background music source until the wall of amps we had fell on top of it. That was a sad day. You can always find the old Casios...