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by Xab
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Smith / Roger Linn: LinnDrum II!
Replies: 166
Views: 26260

The pad rows are inverted on these two pictures. I would prefer the second layout (from 1 to 8 on the upper row). I guess the blue ones are supposed to show that the pads have a kind of backlight.
by Xab
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cwejman VM-1 and Doepfer Minicase
Replies: 4
Views: 1986

Hello, sorry to dig the topic out, but did anyone get a chance to try that VM-1 ? I am quite interested in getting one of these but I am concerned by the Sound On Sound review which mentions the oscillator bleeding in the filter when using the audio in. Does anyone know if this is a problem only wit...
by Xab
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rack Heat
Replies: 14
Views: 2962

Re: Rack Heat

At the very least, since heat tends to travel up, put the hotest items at the top. Hi, though I have no evidence to back this up, I would probably suggest the opposite. My feeling is that if the hottest is at the bottom, it get nothings but cool air from below, which seems good. In addition, the wh...
by Xab
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Prophecy Opinions
Replies: 25
Views: 3090

machvingtsun wrote:Why not get a FM box such as a dx200. To create real crazy madness a sequencer is needed.
Or a programmable arpeggiator such as the one the Prophecy features.
That is a good start imho.
Xavier
by Xab
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 136844

Hi All,

I am following this thread quite closely since the storm started. This new unit from DSI sure sparkled interest!
One thing I am wonderingabout is if the knobs on the front panel are endless rotaries (apart from the main volume of course)? Any of you aware of that?
Thanks
Xavier
by Xab
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Poll in regards to sequencing. Participate if you have a sec
Replies: 51
Views: 4785

Hi,

as far as I am concerned, I sequence almost always with dedicated hardware sequencers:
- Genoqs Octopus
- Roland JSQ-60
- Roland MC-50
- Yamaha QX3

In addition I sometimes use the Machinedrum's MIDI machines, as hageir does.

There is no computer in my setup.
Xavier
by Xab
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 136844

Now I hope that my server doesn't crash: http://www.trippler.net/files/p8/csoon320.avi Taken from a prototype however. I think the definite version will have LEDs with a different colour. Excuse my french but la vie de ma mère... il déchire ce p8 !!! Wow.... these demos on your server got me drooli...
by Xab
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Juno 60/106 modern analog equivalent
Replies: 19
Views: 4242

Just get a Juno. They are very reliable and easy to make music with. I guess you meant "get a Juno-60"? I personally have given up on the 106 due to the "if they have not already gone wrong, they will" VCA/VCF chips and went for a 60 which we almost never hear complaints about. I was too much of a ...
by Xab
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: LinnDrum LM-2 Problem /// SOLVED
Replies: 0
Views: 542

LinnDrum LM-2 Problem /// SOLVED

Hello All, I just received a LinnDrum (model LM-2) and I am trying to get it to operate. Here are things I found out when unpacking and on first power on: - strange noise inside the Linn. Something moving inside obviously. - found out that batteries are out of their location, runnning & banging ever...
by Xab
Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's a good affordable analog bass synth
Replies: 20
Views: 2650

Hello,

you could find a Roland SH-2 in this price range or a Moog Source.
Both of these would be quite bassy.
Xavier
by Xab
Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE Forums - Show some appreciation
Replies: 58
Views: 5825

I fully second minime123's initiative.
The VSE forums are both a very informative and a very friendly/entertaining place. Thanks to all the people who make the VSE forums what they are and what we like.
Xavier
by Xab
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Using a Roland VSR-880 as an effect unit
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Using a Roland VSR-880 as an effect unit

Hello, I just bought a Roland VSR-880 on eBay and I am now getting the VS8F-2 effect option. It looks like these effects are pretty good and I was wondering if I could use the VSR-880 as an effect unit i.e without actually recording but rather only routing sound through the effects board and then to...
by Xab
Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: US/Japan to Europe voltage conversion for various units
Replies: 4
Views: 557

What I can recommend is that you see a tech in your region to have the modifications done. This way you'll avoid a lot of problems, especially electrical ones. Fire hazard can occur if not done by a certified professional. Furthermore, your insurance company might refuse to pay up in case of fire. ...
by Xab
Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: US/Japan to Europe voltage conversion for various units
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Why people wants to even bother at modifying PSU? The safest and cheapest method: voltage converter!!! If you're in a 230V 50Hz region and got a Japan (100V 50/60Hz) or US (120V 60Hz) synths, choose a STEP DOWN converter. Available online or in every electronic shops or in travel agencies. Hi & tha...
by Xab
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: US/Japan to Europe voltage conversion for various units
Replies: 4
Views: 557

US/Japan to Europe voltage conversion for various units

Dear all, I have a few units in my kit that are coming from the US or from Japan (I live in Europe). Some of these units have a wall wart kind of power supply which made it quite easy to be adapted to the local voltage (220/240V). However, some of the remaining units have an internal PSU, and I wond...