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by Ski
Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modern replacement / approximation of the Yamaha CS 30 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2225

I have a CS30L in literally brand new condition that I'll never sell. Wonderful machine. Assuming you want a real analog replacement... The Voyager is somewhat similar in tonal quality to the CS30/30L, but doesn't even come close in terms of modulation possibilities. The Prophet '08 and the Andromed...
by Ski
Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha EX5r
Replies: 3
Views: 576

There's a topic on replacement knobs here: http://www.ex5tech.com/ex5ubb_cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=14&t=000011 And a photo of my EX5 with replacement knobs here (though you can't see the raised white pointers on the knobs from the angle of the camera): http://www.ex5tech.com/Pics_Misc/Ski_E...
by Ski
Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS-10
Replies: 74
Views: 8401

+1. :) Like I said, it's like listening to a time capsule! I don't remember the "Blue Sky" patch sticking out to me, but then, I don't have a CS-30, I have a CS-30L which lacks the sequencer (plus a couple very nice 15s). I'm going to have to go back and give that patch another try. These CS synths ...
by Ski
Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS-10
Replies: 74
Views: 8401

no no.. maybe that post wasn't clear enough-I have seen the user manual before and that only included blank patches. I had never seen this example manual-I can read it fine, and I can't wait to try the "string ensemble" patch :wink: No... my bad. I just misunderstood your post! Some of the patches ...
by Ski
Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS-10
Replies: 74
Views: 8401

Even if only for the nostalgia, you should check out the original "Synthesizer Patch Charts" book for CS10/30/30L. It's available free from the Yamaha Manual Library at the following link: http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/pdf/emi/english/synth/CS30E2.pdf Beautiful! Nice to have this document. I hope...
by Ski
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS-10
Replies: 74
Views: 8401

Even if only for the nostalgia, you should check out the original "Synthesizer Patch Charts" book for CS10/30/30L. It's available free from the Yamaha Manual Library at the following link: http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/pdf/emi/english/synth/CS30E2.pdf While made specifically for the CS10, CS30, an...
by Ski
Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 156213

what is it like making bass sounds, onl demos I have heard so far are pads,brass etc You can try the demos here if you haven't heard them: http://www.ex5tech.com/demos/Prophet_'08 In the "quick_sampler" folder, listen to the bass in "Tom Sawyer" and "Broken Wing". In the "the_rest" folder, listen t...
by Ski
Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A few sounds I've programmed on the Prophet '08
Replies: 62
Views: 9455

James - OK, so I *finally* got home and was able to download and listen to your eight demos. Very nice sounds and nice job for what they are - quick sound demos! And for the record, you had far less unintentional clipping than I did in the 80+ demos I put together in one crazy overnight session! :) ...
by Ski
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A few sounds I've programmed on the Prophet '08
Replies: 62
Views: 9455

Ski, that apostrophe breaks your links on this forum :( Yeah, I know. But dB :twisted: put the fear of God in me with regards to EVER seeing the name of this synth WITHOUT the apostrophe! :shock: :arrow: BTW, I emailed a little toy to your verizon address. Let me know if by chance you don't get it.
by Ski
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A few sounds I've programmed on the Prophet '08
Replies: 62
Views: 9455

James and Jazzpunk - Both the Evolver AND the P'08 give you the tools to hurt yourself, should you so desire. :) You CAN get internal clipping on the P'08 if you overdrive a gain stage, though with an all analog signal chain, the effect is not nearly so harsh as on the Evo. Depending upon where the ...
by Ski
Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 156213

Nice pair. Interesting... I would have expected you to put the Moog on top!
by Ski
Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 156213

I think that I will miss not having a HP filter on the P'08, but there are workarounds that are easy enough. Try using the 2 pole Filter, and then use the Filter Resonance as a rough substitute for a High Pass Filter. Since the 2 pole Filter won't self-oscillate, I found this technique to be an acc...
by Ski
Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI should make these...
Replies: 76
Views: 9629

Does the Prophet 08's knobs make a nice midi interface for some elements of the desktop evolver? Do some knobs have the same function so that my P8 can easily control the desktop evo? To be honest, I never tried that, and had never given it any thought before now. The P'08 might make a decent inter...
by Ski
Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beware the storm that gathers here...
Replies: 736
Views: 156213

Nice job on the photo, James!
by Ski
Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does anyone else think this?
Replies: 15
Views: 2366

Wow. Seriously, "thin and buzzy" are probably the two last words that come to mind regarding the black Yamaha monosynths. I think they're wonderful sounding machines, with great dual multimode filters, dual amps, and very flexible audio routing. They're *very* reliable, too, which is amazing for 30 ...