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by cornutt
Sat May 20, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I have a soft spot for...
Replies: 33
Views: 6229

Re: I have a soft spot for...

Everybody knows I have a soft spot for the Juno-106, in spite of everything. I guess because it was my first synth, but also because I had a lot of good times with it when I was in a band.
by cornutt
Thu May 04, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Multivox synths
Replies: 10
Views: 1053

Multivox synths

I was not aware until yesterday that Multivox, the company that made cheap knockoff guitars and amps in the '70s, also made some synths at some point. Has anyone ever come across one of these beasts?
by cornutt
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Guess that synth: Genesis edition
Replies: 23
Views: 7867

Re: Guess that synth: Genesis edition

I'm thinking the strings on "Down and Out" came from the Polymoog... this album and "A Curious Feeling" was his period of flirtation with that synth. By "Duke" it was gone.
by cornutt
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: how many versions of MOTU MIDI EXPRESS XT ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2960

Re: how many versions of MOTU MIDI EXPRESS XT ?

This is the version they are marketing now: http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/David_Cornutt/express-xt-large-front_zpsxnbsoxgn.jpg This is mine. I guess it is an early production unit. http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/David_Cornutt/20170413_214418_zpsjclxka5v.jpg I personally like the...
by cornutt
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP
Replies: 11
Views: 1485

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Juno 106
JD-800
JD-990
S-750
V-Synth
DR-202 drum machine
Boss DD-20 delay
by cornutt
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs
Replies: 70
Views: 100684

Re: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs

krzeppa wrote:
Didn't the Andromeda have problems with voice chips failing and loose ribbon cables?
I understand the early Andromedas had some voice chip issues. I'm not up on the details.
by cornutt
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP
Replies: 11
Views: 1485

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Rest in peace to Mr. Kakhashi. He took a company from being a small Japanese manufacturer of drum machines (back when Japanese products still hadn't completely shaken off the 1960s reputation of "cheap") to a worldwide leader in the music industry. I've got a lot of Roland gear. There are a couple o...
by cornutt
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What's Wrong With My Juno-106?
Replies: 75
Views: 9129

Re: What's Wrong With My Juno-106?

I mean, anything of high monetary value is valuable to me... I wouldn't want to just be careless and act like it wouldn't be a big deal if I ruined a thousand dollar synth. Especially since I'm a broke high schooler lol. Oh, I know. It's just that I'm an old fart and I can remember that back in 199...
by cornutt
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What should I buy?? (Synth players/Industrial Music)
Replies: 22
Views: 5751

Re: What should I buy?? (Synth players/Industrial Music)

krzeppa wrote:I was actually looking at those and possibly a Roland System-8 for my live rig.
If you wind up getting the System-8, I'd like to hear about it. What do you envision using it for in that style?
by cornutt
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs
Replies: 70
Views: 100684

Re: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs

coastalscrub wrote:
- Roland Juno 106 / MKS-7 / MKS-30 / HS-60 - the voice chips have an epoxy coating that eventually short the chips resulting in dead voices.
Never saw it noted here, but the GR-700 also uses those.
by cornutt
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is your go to tone?
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: What is your go to tone?

Two from my 106: a Taurus-like sustained bass, and a dense string/pad patch.
by cornutt
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What's Wrong With My Juno-106?
Replies: 75
Views: 9129

Re: What's Wrong With My Juno-106?

Just an aside, but it's still hard for me to get my head wrapped around the idea that a 106 is a valuable enough synth that you have to be careful working on one... but I guess that's the way it is these days. After 35 years, working examples of almost anything get scarce.
by cornutt
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Please help me find out what synths were used in these songs
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: Please help me find out what synths were used in these s

I want to say that guy from Modern English had an Octave Cat, but I wouldn't swear to it. I used to play that song. That synth patch is just a wide-open square wave. It's the easiest patch in the world. I played it on a Juno-106 and it sounded just like the record.
by cornutt
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Juno 106 owners:Do you have both banks A and B loaded?
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Juno 106 owners:Do you have both banks A and B loaded?

Yeah, it came from the factory with all 128 slots loaded. I've kept maybe a third of them. All the rest are my own patches. I have a few oddball things, like bank 4 in group A is all the same patch except for the filter cutoff, which is different in each one. Back in my band days (a long time ago!),...
by cornutt
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Firewire or USB, that is the question
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Firewire or USB, that is the question

If you're in the Mac world, it might be worth looking into some of the new MOTU interfaces that have Thunderbolt interfaces. The 624 is in the ballpark of what you are looking for. They probably won't be cheap, but... My problem with USB is that it uses a master/slave communications protocol. Becaus...