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by nogginj
Tue May 28, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Bit-depth in sampling. Yamaha Tx16W
Replies: 4
Views: 2068

Re: Bit-depth in sampling. Yamaha Tx16W

If you want all the sound-colouration from the sampler, you need to sample it and play it back. Otherwise you are just monitoring the input, not necessarily any digital conversion. Furthermore, a big part of the 'sound' of these old devices is actually in the whole package, and how it all works toge...
by nogginj
Tue May 28, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: EPS Worth Resurrection?
Replies: 11
Views: 2664

Re: EPS Worth Resurrection?

They are great keyboards and the sound selection is so unique.

Get the HXC and bring that thing back to life. I have lots of disk images in HXC format I would gladly share with you.
by nogginj
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: What shoul I have to use for this??
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Re: What shoul I have to use for this??

Any card-based sampler should do fine.

roland sp303
sp404
sp505

elektron octatrack ($)

akai is supposed to release this mpx8 which might be good but i don't think its out yet.
It is mono-only so that could be a deal breaker.
edit: looks like sweetwater has them for $99
by nogginj
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: So why is the MPC renaissance like $1000?
Replies: 10
Views: 3944

Re: So why is the MPC renaissance like $1000?

Come to think of it - shouldn't this be in the software section?
by nogginj
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: So why is the MPC renaissance like $1000?
Replies: 10
Views: 3944

Re: So why is the MPC renaissance like $1000?

The software is the real hold up here. From what I've read it can hardly be used without looking at the computer, and there are ridiculous bugs / features in the strangest places. My favorite example is 'non-destructive' chop...they call it non destructive because for every 'chop' you make, it copie...
by nogginj
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Linux-based softsynths
Replies: 28
Views: 5200

Re: Linux-based softsynths

Planet CCRMA (http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/) is of course a very good fast-track to installing a lot of this music stuff into Fedora or CentOS. It can help you install a low-latency kernel, and comes with a huge variety of music making software, neatly organised. Nando is also very...
by nogginj
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is fm synthesis like on other synths (non yamaha dx's)
Replies: 62
Views: 6613

Re: What is fm synthesis like on other synths (non yamaha dx

On some synths its just a knob - turn up the 'amount' of FM (Yamaha AN1-X). Must be a ratio-locked osc depth control, or combo of ratio + depth. On the Casio CZ-101, the FM amount is equated almost 1:1 with subtractive synthesis and opening a filter. The manual almost reads like, 'Ok so this FM dial...
by nogginj
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Moving from MPC based sequencing to Cubase - need help.
Replies: 23
Views: 2679

Re: Moving from MPC based sequencing to Cubase - need help.

Plug them midi cables from your mpc into your computer and record the midi. you can then this recorded midi to your synths.

Personally coming from a mpc 60 you might be pretty disappointed with software. I still prefer to work on an mpc for sequencing.
by nogginj
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kavinsky says, "No analog gear"
Replies: 35
Views: 16822

Re: Kavinsky says, "No analog gear"

He also claims that he made his entire first ep on a DX-7.

So take it as you would an RDJ interview (props to both these guys).

by nogginj
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Should I record my KORG Poly Ensemble for making samples?
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Should I record my KORG Poly Ensemble for making samples

You only need to record a note for as long as the tone 'loops'. The best thing you could do would be to record the raw oscillators with no filters, no envelopes - just record a few octaves (or maybe even a C then a G for 2 notes / octave). You then take the tiniest portion of this that you can and l...
by nogginj
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Quick Q about Ensoniq EPS
Replies: 12
Views: 1549

Re: Quick Q about Ensoniq EPS

If you got the EPS for free - it might be worth 'paying the piper' so to speak and installing an HXC emulator.

Amazing machine combo.
by nogginj
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: The most basic, dumb question
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: The most basic, dumb question

an mpc 1000 or 2500 with the jjosxl is your best bet.

any mpc will do (amazing midi seqs), but the jjos is the only one i know with built in arpeggios.
by nogginj
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: mpc200XL question
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: mpc200XL question

the above is correct but you could also switch the program type from DRUM to MIDI - which is handy if you are not triggering internal sounds with the same program. the default pad numbering system will kill you though - its all over the place. i have a blank program with the correct midi note number...
by nogginj
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: MPC questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3776

Re: MPC questions

if its your first mpc, id say go 2500. the 3000 is a great machine but the time spent getting up to speed with it, bringing it up to modern standards might kill the experience for you. get the 2.5k with the best jjos you can buy and it will make it into one of the most feature-rich hardware samplers...
by nogginj
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Heart/Brain of your setup?
Replies: 51
Views: 14180

Re: Heart/Brain of your setup?

classic mpc all the way - this is what they were designed for and they excel at it