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by blueknob
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kawai K4 velocity glitch
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Kawai K4 velocity glitch

I have a K4, things do go wrong with it but nothing serious. It sounds like a bit of fluff has got into the switch, careful dismantle etc. will probably do the trick. It's a very easy synth to dismantle.

Make a note of the screws when taking off the bottom cover, they are different lengths.
by blueknob
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq VFX SD Patches, Presets, Sounds, Cartridges & Disks
Replies: 7
Views: 4333

Re: Ensoniq VFX SD Patches, Presets, Sounds, Cartridges & Disks

I have a SD-1, I'd suggest just throw the data to the SD-1 over sys-ex. I've yet to find any bugs in the os (4.1). Even the SoundDiver "adaptation" seems to be 100%

I thought there is a version of OmniFlop that has been adapted to work with modern Windows OS, I'm sure Mr R will set us right.
by blueknob
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai K4 or Korg M1?
Replies: 9
Views: 1752

Re: Kawai K4 or Korg M1?

That's great, get a K4 as you're already familiar with the M1 via the VST. The K4 is like most synths, the presets are a bit naff, with some programming effort the thing reveals itself. I have SoundDiver but sadly the "adaptation" (custom editor for a specific synth within SoundDiver) seems buggy, i...
by blueknob
Fri May 31, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai K4 or Korg M1?
Replies: 9
Views: 1752

Re: Kawai K4 or Korg M1?

...... They both are great but characteristics are completely different. Yup, that's about it. I have a K4, I've had a M1 come through my hands recently, although their basic sound generating structure are near enough the same, they do sound different. The K4 does great moods, poo at pianos (comes ...
by blueknob
Fri May 31, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Learning to program Alesis QS6.1
Replies: 12
Views: 1904

Re: Learning to program Alesis QS6.1

I have a QS6.1 - I progam it all the time, however I use SoundDriver (I bought a legit copy in around 2000). I find synth manuals can take time to get into how they are written, the Q6.1 ain't that confusing, but then we're all different at taking in written information. The basic structure of the Q...
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: 1572

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: 988

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: 1812

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: 1249

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: 1336

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: 1336

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: 1437

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: 6319

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: 3006

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: 4123

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

I'm not quite sure of your situation,have you tried SampleWrench?