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by Robonaut
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: roland jv2080 & MKS50 advice
Replies: 7
Views: 7442

Re: roland jv2080 & MKS50 advice

The problem with the 2080 is that all of the sounds were sampled at 32 khz instead of 44.1 khz. This tends to make it sound a little dull/muted. The JD-990 and XV-5080 avoid this. All of the JD-990's waveforms are 44.1. However, it has fewer waveforms than the 2080 and can only take a single expansi...
by Robonaut
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis QS6
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

Re: Alesis QS6

Hello again, it's the mitherer here:(. Right, how about an alesis qs6? any good for a first synth? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmiDbRgd8GM It wouldn't be my first recommendation (unless you got it for, like, $100 or something). If I recall correctly, it's not very programmable (it doesn't even h...
by Robonaut
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Closest DCO synth to Jupiter 8 in a tone perspective
Replies: 36
Views: 7863

Re: Closest DCO synth to Jupiter 8 in a tone perspective

...the jp8000 sounds the closest to a jupiter 8 than anything else out there. Take away all the fancy controls/interface/arpeggiator and especially the supersaw etc from the 8000, you have a filter that sounds just like the jp8, especially when you crank the resonance and tweak the cutoff, the cros...
by Robonaut
Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?
Replies: 37
Views: 3173

Re: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?

Not sure why people are talking so much about the filter, envelopes, etc. The 303 is the defacto acid box because of the sequencer. Period. Almost any analog synth with a good filter can get a decent acid timbre, but, for a loooooong time, the only way most people could get a sequencer that would al...
by Robonaut
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Analog Polys feature S&H/Random LFO setting
Replies: 22
Views: 2505

Re: Which Analog Polys feature S&H/Random LFO setting

On some of Roland's later synths they make a distinction between S&H and Random. Others may do this too. http://www.retrevo.com/pdf/12864ag022/83/LFO+Arrangement+and+Functions#q=Roland+SH-32 (Skip forward one page to pg 60 - Roland describes their Random LFO as being smoother than their S&H LFO.) M...
by Robonaut
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 7606

Re: A Daft Punk "How'd they make that sound?" Thread

Hair wrote:well according to wikipedia (with cited sources), the human after all album was improvised in about 6 weeks, and was created primarily with two guitars and a drum machine
And it sounds like it!

Jesus, that crappy album was such a massive disappointment after "Discovery".
by Robonaut
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's the deal with the Roland JD-800?
Replies: 31
Views: 4015

Re: What's the deal with the Roland JD-800?

Sure the JV1080 would take you further programming wise, but you have to factor in all that potential, into your actual desire to sepnd a lot of time programming it. This is where the JD800 scores so highly. Also, the JV-1080 (and, indeed, most of the other JV series synths) use 32 khz samples inst...
by Robonaut
Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Alpha Juno 1/2? or best to save?
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Re: Alpha Juno 1/2? or best to save?

. Basically, I'd like to get a nice analogue synth that works well for acid bass lines as well as one with a good sound/lfo for a dubstep wobble bass. Pads and polyphony would be NICE, but I really don't care that much about it. I'm good at playing one note xD. It's been a while since I played with...
by Robonaut
Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Suggestions for nearfield monitors
Replies: 11
Views: 639

Re: Suggestions for nearfield monitors

I just picked up a used pair of Genelec 8030As off of ebay for $800 (and I've seen them go for less). I think they sound fantastic--way better than the KRK Rockits I was using. I used to own a pair of Mackie HR824s, and they seem to sound better than those, as well. I also auditioned the Adam A7s, w...
by Robonaut
Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 303 tracks that aren't acid
Replies: 47
Views: 8706

Re: 303 tracks that aren't acid

The 303 was used on some electro tracks back in the day.

Check out this old Ice-T track as an example:

by Robonaut
Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Studio Electronics Code 4 vs Roland Europa Jupiter 6 vs ?
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Studio Electronics Code 4 vs Roland Europa Jupiter 6 vs

As I do more research, it seems that the Code's unison is always mono, which I assume means you can't spread the voices across the stereo field like you can on, say, a Prophet 08. Annoying. Also, it seems quite a few users complain about slow envelopes on SE synths. As I was planning on using it for...
by Robonaut
Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Studio Electronics Code 4 vs Roland Europa Jupiter 6 vs ?
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Studio Electronics Code 4 vs Roland Europa Jupiter 6 vs ?

My company recently reinstated their tuition reimbursement policy, so now I no longer have to pay for my MBA myself! Woo-hoo! :mrgreen: In celebration, I was thinking of blowing the money I would have spent on tuition this semester on a sweet analog polysynth. I've always wanted a Roland Jupiter 6 (...
by Robonaut
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Hardware Sampler with the most hands-on interface?
Replies: 38
Views: 3824

Re: Hardware Sampler with the most hands-on interface?

I basically want a synthesizer which can use sampled sounds as oscillators (like the Nord Wave and the V Synth). All sampler synths do that... You mean looped waveforms and the like yeah? So, the various "beat box" samplers that have been mentioned so far probably won't work for me. Have another lo...
by Robonaut
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Hardware Sampler with the most hands-on interface?
Replies: 38
Views: 3824

Re: Hardware Sampler with the most hands-on interface?

Just to clarify, while I've been using Battery for drum sounds, the sampler I want to purchase is going to be used for a lot more than drum sounds. I basically want a synthesizer which can use sampled sounds as oscillators (like the Nord Wave and the V Synth). So, the various "beat box" samplers tha...
by Robonaut
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: little phatty or?
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: little phatty or?

Does it matter if you get a rackmount or not? If rackmounts are okay, what about a Studio Electronics SE-1? You should be able to find a used one for under $1K. Personally, I think that the interface on the Little Phatty is c**p (not enough dedicated controls). The SE-1 is much better in this regard.