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by immigrantboy
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth design challenge
Replies: 27
Views: 2644

Interesting. I've been doodling sketches of a desktop synth I sort of dream of making (and probably won't get around to). It has eight knobs, no external control options, and its analog. Maybe I'l scan and post those here later, assuming none of the above mentioned facts break the rules (i.e. not be...
by immigrantboy
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: multitrak question, basses?
Replies: 9
Views: 2559

I tried one out in a local store. Its a pretty far out board! I don't know why, but the interface didn't seem so intuitive to me outside of editting. The patch banks, sequencer and arppegiator seemed akward, though I'm sure in time I'd learn. The bass can be fairly fat in unison mode, though I'd say...
by immigrantboy
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha PSS-460
Replies: 44
Views: 7425

You may also be interested to know that if you turn up the modulation, feedback and the carrier and mod frequencies (if you can), sometimes under certain conditions, the tone will become wurbly and several if not all the notes will be quite out of tune. Its a pretty cool effect for weird electro arp...
by immigrantboy
Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha PSS-460
Replies: 44
Views: 7425

immigrantboy & Hossinfeffa: I did notice the "hiss" inherent in these things, I actually find it quite charming - how about you guys? I don't mind it on that. But if it was on something like a DX-7, I probably would mind it a little. It is kind of charming, albeit annoying when one wants a clean so...
by immigrantboy
Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha PSS-460
Replies: 44
Views: 7425

I have the PSS-480. Its pretty much the same engine, but you can change the frequencies of the carrier and modulator waves seperately, which I don't belive you can do with the 460. But the 460 has slider controls as has been said, which I would opt for if I didn't end up with the 480. I paid $30 for...
by immigrantboy
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: BitCrusher Hardware Effect
Replies: 17
Views: 3948

The Korg KP3 and Mini-KP have decimators. I hear the output quality is inherently bad on the KPs. Probably not worth getting for just one effect, but if you need the whole other lot of stuff on board... I wish I knew in advance that the KP2 doesn't have a bitcrusher, as I just recently purchased one...
by immigrantboy
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: 6 behringer pedals later.....
Replies: 33
Views: 9584

Here are Wiss' demoes of the synth pedals, posted with his permission, in case anybody is interested. The syb5 and bsy600, respectively:

http://www.freewebs.com/immigrantboy/80 ... ix%201.mp3
http://www.freewebs.com/immigrantboy/80 ... %20mix.mp3
by immigrantboy
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: 6 behringer pedals later.....
Replies: 33
Views: 9584

Any demoes? I'm somewhat interested in the BSY600.
by immigrantboy
Tue May 20, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 60334

I got the Casio CZ-101 for free. It has sticky buttons, and the patch select buttons are loose. But it works great! The Korg Micro Preset only set me back $150. They seem to go for $300 usually. I'd say $150 is proper. But they are pretty rare I suppose. The Yamaha PSS-480 costed me $15. They usuall...
by immigrantboy
Fri May 16, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If you... the hardest thread ever
Replies: 35
Views: 2576

1: "Only internet nerds understand you!" 2: A great white shark built to scale 3: Korg Micro Preset and a Casio CZ-101? It would be like a strap on synth with fake wood, stuck in unison mode, with an analog subtrative engine modulating sine waves, with eight friggin' envelopes! And it would take the...
by immigrantboy
Fri May 16, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: CZ-101 presets
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Are you using the correct power supply? I ask because I wasn't at first, with my CZ-1000. The CZ's take a Casio AD-5 type power supply, which looks very similar and is almost the same size as the common all-purpose power adapters that you get at Radio Shack or wherever. The CZ's will work off of a ...
by immigrantboy
Mon May 12, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Bass Synthesizer Pedals
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Bass Synthesizer Pedals

Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but I'm not sure if one would categorize these as synthesizers of sorts, or just pedals... After chatting with Scott about Behringer's Bass Synthesizer Pedal, the BSY600, I've been considering getting one. http://www.behringer.com/BSY600/index.cfm?lang=ENG Any of y...
by immigrantboy
Fri May 09, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: CZ-101 presets
Replies: 5
Views: 669

CZ-101 presets

Well, the pitchbend/vibrato glitch seems to have disappeared on its own, despite the fact that the P-Button doesn't seem to work. However, my CZ-101 switches between Internal Memory and Presets banks when it gets ever so slightly jolted. Does this ever happen with 101's or other plastic synths of th...
by immigrantboy
Sat May 03, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Scored a Casio CZ-101
Replies: 6
Views: 2494

Sorry for posting here, just got excited. Thanks for the link to the manual, supermel. Already found that on last night and got some research in. Never would have known about that glitch CZ. It stopped doing that on the pitch wheel, but then the vibrato started to glitch out too. I'll try initializi...
by immigrantboy
Fri May 02, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Scored a Casio CZ-101
Replies: 6
Views: 2494

Scored a Casio CZ-101

I scored a Casio CZ-101 yesterday! The media center supervisor in charge of the sound studios at my school is a drummer/synth player who, a while ago tried to clean an extra CZ-101 he had, but the cleaner he used roughed up the case. So he gave it to me. The most important thing is that it works. Th...