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by RichShan
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg EX 8000 just arrived
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Korg EX 8000 just arrived

Hello all, I just managed to get a Korg EX 8000 in really good condition for £250. It arrived at mine last night, it was promptly unpacked, midi'd up to my Supernova II and that was the evening gone. :D I can't get over the range of sounds this thing can make, from fat detuned, spiky basses to gentl...
by RichShan
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Contemporary analog music
Replies: 26
Views: 2163

Re: Contemporary analog music

Check out Death by Dinsync by Rusuden. It's extremely contemporary- it's only about a year old. I'm pretty sure he's a member here. In fact I'm sure I got that album because he'd posted its release on here. (Somewhere) he lists all of the analogue gear he used on the album. A few that I can remember...
by RichShan
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland PG 800 v KiwiTechnics Patch Editor
Replies: 0
Views: 693

Roland PG 800 v KiwiTechnics Patch Editor

Hopefully this is in the right section. If not, please move :) I'm in the lucky position of having a Roland MKS 70 paired with a PG 800. One slider per function is invaluable when programming or just messing about with sounds on the fly from a sequence or arpeggiator. The question is this: Is it a g...
by RichShan
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: SCSI CD ROM drive for Emu ESi32 help
Replies: 4
Views: 4302

Re: SCSI CD ROM drive for Emu ESi32 help

Hi - You used to be able to buy caddy's to enable you to use these externally. Not sure how easy they will be to get hold of but they are out there. If you do decide to ditch it and buy an external drive be aware that not just any old drive will do. Samplers can be quite picky about compatibility a...
by RichShan
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: SCSI CD ROM drive for Emu ESi32 help
Replies: 4
Views: 4302

SCSI CD ROM drive for Emu ESi32 help

Hello there, Hope you're all well. Just wondering if someone can help me with a (self-inflicted) problem. I just bought off eBay a SCSI CD ROM drive to use with my trusty old Emu ESi32. But (like a tit) I forgot to make sure it was an external drive. Of course when it arrived it was an internal one....
by RichShan
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Half Rack Space synth module? ...lo-fi weirdness needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Half Rack Space synth module? ...lo-fi weirdness needed

Well, as an ex-owner of an FB01 I can confirm it is certainly lo-fi :) It's 4op FM, in contrast to the 6op TX7. Absolutely NO realism in the sounds. But it did have a kind of aggression and bite to it. Good for the odd spiky bass, like the TX81Z, which would be much better sounding and more versatile.
by RichShan
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Turning your JX-3P into a pseudo-Jupiter
Replies: 62
Views: 10489

Re: Turning your JX-3P into a pseudo-Jupiter

I contacted Murray about this a wee while ago with particular reference to PG200 compatibility. This is what he had to say: "Thanks for you interest. I have decided to drop the PG-200 interface for a few reasons. I have come to know the PG-200 well as I have fully reverse engineered it in order to a...
by RichShan
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: The Price of Software Synthesizers
Replies: 25
Views: 2141

Re: The Price of Software Synthesizers

Well, some of the best soft synths I've used are free. TAL U-No-62, Ele7ro and Bassline...

Just saying like :D
by RichShan
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Which synth with programmable arpeggiator
Replies: 19
Views: 2079

Re: Which synth with programmable arpeggiator

Novation Supernova has an very sophisticated arp: 128 monophonic and 128 polyphonic factory preset patterns and 3 banks of 128 user programs, the first half in each bank monophonic and the second half polyphonic. So it can act almost as a step sequencer. I have a Supernova II keyboard and I think yo...
by RichShan
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New way of working- MIDI headaches!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: New way of working- MIDI headaches!!!

i hate composing on a computer, but I do it for various reasons. i don't have a "standard" hardware sequencer since i sold my Fantom-G and MV8800 so I'm using a computer and DAW (cakewalk sonar 8.5 and sony acid pro 7) until i find another good hardware seq. the computer is great for editing and ar...
by RichShan
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New way of working- MIDI headaches!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: New way of working- MIDI headaches!!!

sounds like you have a couple of different issues. i think your main problem is just a workflow one - if you don't want to deal with a computer then i would just go with hardware. A Command Station and digital multitracker is a great combination and will just "work" without the headaches. as for yo...
by RichShan
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New way of working- MIDI headaches!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: New way of working- MIDI headaches!!!

Thank you for all the replies so far. I had a feeling that I might be the only one experiencing these kind of set up problems. I have had a brief look at the MOTU 128 but will need to do a bit more research before shelling out. For just a little bit more I could buy one of the command stations and u...
by RichShan
Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New way of working- MIDI headaches!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 801

New way of working- MIDI headaches!!!

Hello, I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right forum but please feel free to move, Mr Mod. I'm looking for a little bit of help and advice please. I previously had my hardware set up to be a lovely, immediate jam/writing set up, all controlled by a (very under-powered) SY85 sequencer! It worke...
by RichShan
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Recent popularity of TR-707?
Replies: 67
Views: 4192

Re: Recent popularity of TR-707?

meatballfulton wrote:Waiting for a $500 MC303 any day now...
I've got one you can have for $500. I swear you won't be able to tell the difference between the 303 and the 808 909 707 Jupiter 8 Juno 60 and SH101.

it's real vintage stuff.
by RichShan
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: A modular filter bank?
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: A modular filter bank?

Thanks for all the input. It's becoming clear that I need to do a lot more research about my filter bank... I like the idea of being able to modulate the filters with LFOs and using EGs... I guess what I'll be building will amost be a full modular but (initially) without oscillators. I'll be using m...