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by blueknob
Wed May 15, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Anyone used an Alesis Sample Rack as a Phrase Sampler/Playback Sampler?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Anyone used an Alesis Sample Rack as a Phrase Sampler/Playback Sampler?

Our drummer used their SamplePad to not only play unique drum sounds, but also had a sample that was about 30 seconds long of a poem. The only problem was, being a drummer he'd hit the pad a few times which then would trigger mulitple versions! noisey.
by blueknob
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: My ALESIS QS 8.2 (Silver) seems to be DRUNK
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: My ALESIS QS 8.2 (Silver) seems to be DRUNK

I had something similar recently, turned out to be the pitch wheel in need of attention. A squirt of contact cleaner into the pot, a good wiggle and stability resumed.
by blueknob
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Alesis QS6.1 battery replacement **Solved**
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: Alesis QS6.1 battery replacement

I have a QS6.1 - just something to watch out for, the QS6.1 has a number of communication options, midi is just one of them. Not wishing to seem :geek: do check the synth is set for midi. The other option is serial RS232/Mac serial (not OSX). Edit Select - Global and scroll accross to Page 15 Mine s...
by blueknob
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS "disc not formatted" error
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Ensoniq EPS "disc not formatted" error

Maybe I miss the issue. I run my EPS16+ from floppy 99% of the time even having scsi, it serves my needs. Over time I've learnt to use one of those floppy disk head cleaner things, looks like a floppy, drip some alcohol on it, insert.. .whirrr whirrr.. job done. I also closely inspect the magnetc su...
by blueknob
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: a flasher! - well, want to write data to one
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Re: a flasher! - well, want to write data to one

Thanks, I'll give that a try. It's a mystery how I spent quite some time trying to hunt down that file to no avail.
by blueknob
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: a flasher! - well, want to write data to one
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

a flasher! - well, want to write data to one

I want to write data to a PCMCIA card in my XP laptop, I gather Intel's f2f.exe does the trick but yet unable to locate it. Does any one know here I can get a copy or a better way to write to flash. f2f.exe was dos I'm doing the Alesis QS card thing, upload my samples to a card the QS can read. My l...
by blueknob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ESQ1 no response from panel buttons
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Re: ESQ1 no response from panel buttons

yes the microcontroller chip in the display/button board dies :( happened to me, the fix is from Rainer Buchty, pay the money and move forward.
by blueknob
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.
Replies: 5
Views: 5774

Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Great idea, but I think you're just going to have to save up and do it yourself because generally people don't care about this stuff unless someone does the work and offers it for free.... :lol: - yeh ain't that the truth! I see QDs pop up on eBay, even smallish collections of genuine AKAI library ...
by blueknob
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: BEWARE: AVOID Encore Electronics.
Replies: 3
Views: 2764

Re: BEWARE: AVOID Encore Electronics.

I'm sorry to hear about your problems, I've had similar difficulties with a different long standing specialist trader. His replies to me just got more bizarre, like nothing's his problem. We need to make people aware of these traders. We take these people on trust, many are home enterprises, some go...
by blueknob
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: best (affordable/free) loop point software?
Replies: 7
Views: 3746

Re: best (affordable/free) loop point software?

I'm not quite sure of your situation,have you tried SampleWrench?
by blueknob
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Dead Or Alive - Misty Circles Synth Techniques
Replies: 4
Views: 4531

Re: Dead Or Alive - Misty Circles Synth Techniques

Do you mean You Spin Me Round Like A Record - Dead Or Alive with Pete Burns? That was done when SAW were at their peak (1989), done by Mike Stock and Matt Aitkin who were expert on making that type of song and sound. I saw some of their studio kit up for sale many years ago. They will be a good crew...
by blueknob
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq EPSm - Read/Write to external SCSI HD using Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: Ensoniq EPSm - Read/Write to external SCSI HD using Wind

ok, I've had a quick look at the review, yeh that looks to me to be what we now call a EPS "Classic" - the one before the EPS16+ (unless I have that wrong) the scsi spec on that is not as robust as the EPS16+. I think there is also something with it not reading CDrom drives, do check. I would sugges...
by blueknob
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq EPSm - Read/Write to external SCSI HD using Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

Re: Ensoniq EPSm - Read/Write to external SCSI HD using Wind

Which sampler do you have? the EPS16+ or the one that came before it the EPS? There is a big difference, the latter is restricted on all things scsi as it was all being developed at that time. You may well care to read up on the Tweakheadz scsi h**l webpage. Term power and termination may well be ne...
by blueknob
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Akai s5000 SCSI card reader - Sorted.
Replies: 9
Views: 3003

Re: Akai s5000 SCSI card reader - PLEASE HELP!!

psst.. MrR, have another look ;) the drive is set to scsi id 4, I know you know this... anyway. Just a few thoughts, what scsi id is your Jaz drive set to? Set this drive to the same. Usually it's better to boot up with all things scsi ready to roll, so put the cf card in then power up, and power up...
by blueknob
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need help decreasing MIDI jitter in my setup!
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

Re: Need help decreasing MIDI jitter in my setup!

Just a thought. Have you optimized your computer for music? I know with XP we have a setting under My Computer, System Properties, Performance Options, Visual Effects a button for "Adjust for best performance" - it takes away CPU effort for nice graphics and makes them available for programs/apps li...