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by adsr
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: cutting the fat...
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: cutting the fat...

thank you all...great replies and great advise. i think my biggest issue is that i am firm believer in the fact that every synth is unique and has its own "sound". that said, i really do need to cut this in half...at least. staying: Micro-Q micron MPC500 SQ80 CZ3000 everything else is still in limbo...
by adsr
Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Worst.. hardware sequencer.. EVER
Replies: 121
Views: 20279

Re: Worst.. hardware sequencer.. EVER

i also dont see the issues that people are throwing out about the MMT8. i am on my third and, even with older versions, never had issues big enough to put it on the chopping block. it is SUPER intuitive and allows me to "create" rather then "work". that, to me, is one of the most important thing a s...
by adsr
Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: cutting the fat...
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: cutting the fat...

thanks guys. you all make good cases. lhm: i use Pro Tools on a Mac for all my recording duties, but everything "synth" is done outside the box first. i have been playing synths since the late 80s, sequencing on an older MMT8, and its just the way i know how to do things best. i do a lot of synth-po...
by adsr
Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: cutting the fat...
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

cutting the fat...

hey all. i am at a point now where i have a lot of gear that simply does not get used anymore. i am looking to trim my synth setup and could use a few suggestions, along with reasons you would keep or get rid of something. here is my current synth list: Alesis micron Alesis MMT-8 (v.1.11) Akai AX60 ...
by adsr
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 60715

i try to keep my eyes open for good deals. it actually has led me to buy things that i never used and later sold...usually for a profit. i bought my AX60 and my SQ80 from a vintage music shop for $100 each. there were a few issues cosmetically and the floppy on the Ensoniq is shot, but both synths w...
by adsr
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sequencer to replace bassist
Replies: 16
Views: 8205

if you cant find a bass player, try looking for a keyboard player... i know a band that had guitar and drums but no bass player. they found a keys player who played a Roland AX-7 thru a Roland JV1080 (or similar). she used a real jazz bass type sound and it sounded great (she was faster in her bass ...
by adsr
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: cleaning synths...
Replies: 1
Views: 338

cleaning synths...

i have an Akai AX60 that works great and sounds great. i bought it used for $50 last year and did some basic cleaning up (new knobs, once over with warm water, etc). i now want to clean it up a bit more as the keys at the top are very dirty (under the board itself) and the slider felt is dusty and d...
by adsr
Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Destroyed During Shipping (R.I.P. 7/30/87---1/22/08)
Replies: 69
Views: 4483

this thread is outstanding. i have been postponing the selling of some bigger gear because of the shipping involved. sharing good ideas (and horror stories) helps us all ship by the same high standards and, hopefully, we can save a few vintage pieces... minime123...it seems you (and there are others...
by adsr
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: waldorf micro Q lite owner needs help!
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Probably not what you want to hear, but I would strongly recommend putting a little time aside to reading through the manual...........There's no 'quick' crash course for these things sadly, but you'll find it very rewarding once things start clicking! very true. its VERY menu driven, but its reall...
by adsr
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: MPC1000 - Blue vs Black
Replies: 21
Views: 8994

thanks guys. if its a matter of pads, i can always swap them out. i have an MPC2000, so i guess its also a matter of getting used to the new pads.
by adsr
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: MPC1000 - Blue vs Black
Replies: 21
Views: 8994

MPC1000 - Blue vs Black

ok...i have a good price on a blue MPC1000, but i am having trouble finding the differences between blue and black MPC1000s online. any glaring differences that i should be aware of? thanks
by adsr
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your first synth.
Replies: 102
Views: 6760

Casio SK-1 back in 1986...my first synth and i bought it with my own $$$ (which was a big deal, me being in high school and all). i still have it and always will. wont bend it, wont sell it. funny how it still has its place. sample something in the SK-1 then run a line out to the MPC. you aint gonna...
by adsr
Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage vs. New
Replies: 118
Views: 8781

WOW...what a great thread. everyone is civil and its a great topic. thanks JSRockit. JS makes a good point in asking "why". i own a little of everything (vintage and modern). i started playing piano at age seven and graduated high school in 1990, meaning i was a musician drooling over every single p...
by adsr
Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SQ80 sliders
Replies: 1
Views: 281

SQ80 sliders

i bought my Ensoniq SQ80 without slider caps. the volume is alway up, so thats never a problem, but i am getting tired of pushing the little data buttons up and down to get things done. the slider is intact and works, i am just looking for the slider cap. any idea who sells slider caps for the SQ80?...
by adsr
Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I'm Confused!?!?!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

its my understanding that the AX80 uses digitally-controlled analog oscillators, like the Juno-106. is that not right?