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by bendragon
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: I've been putting my Casio CZ-1 through its paces
Replies: 1
Views: 1914

I've been putting my Casio CZ-1 through its paces

I'm now the proud owner of a new-old-stock Casio CZ-1 that was a shop's old display model from back in the day (thus "old stock", but it's unboxed). I imported it from Germany and started getting some complex patches made ASAP. Number 11 FM (OGG file on one drive) Number 11 FM patch sheet (PDF file ...
by bendragon
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: USB Audio/ASIO Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: USB Audio/ASIO Issues

Check the manuals for both devices and see how to set the audio rate. No interface drivers will deal with mixed sample rates. No such luck from the front panels. Nothing in the tissue paper manuals, either. Roland say I don't need to download drivers for Windows 10 1709 so I simply deleted them fro...
by bendragon
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: USB Audio/ASIO Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 506

USB Audio/ASIO Issues

Hello everyone. I bought a TR-8 on Sunday and collected my TB-03 on Monday. I wish to connect both units to my computer over USB for audio and MIDI, but have ran into some horrible issues. The TR-8 via ASIO4All in FLStudio 12 allows me to run each sound over its own mixer channel, which is fine-and-...
by bendragon
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Good, small USB audio interface for OSX
Replies: 6
Views: 3332

Good, small USB audio interface for OSX

Hello all! I've recently sold my Mackie ONXY 1220i FireWire mixing console because I simply didn't need something so big, especially as many of my synths have also recently sold, and therefore barely anything was connected to it. I still have a handful of Synths (Blofeld, Mopho X4, Electribe and soo...
by bendragon
Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?
Replies: 15
Views: 11548

Re: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?

No, not needed - at least I do not need them at all. It's just for panning, pan is one of the modulation destinations in the matrix. I personally never use that, if I want pan automations I do it in the DAW. Especially on the DSI stuff where no cool tricks a la voice spread (as is possible on a ver...
by bendragon
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?
Replies: 15
Views: 11548

Re: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?

That's what I did (before knowing that the MophoX4 would come out). Some additional advantages with this configuration: your 5-voice poly is now fully multitimbral with individual outputs for all five voices. Furthermore, you have two units that you can also use separately if you wish so. On the do...
by bendragon
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?
Replies: 15
Views: 11548

Re: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?

You actually get a much closer result to a subosc sound by syncing the two oscs of the one voice and having the synced osc (osc 1 on the Evolver, I imagine it's the same on the P08) set to square and an octave down. Having the subosc perfectly in sync is the key to that sound because they don't sou...
by bendragon
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?
Replies: 15
Views: 11548

Re: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?

Layering a the same patch an octave down doesn't sound the same as having suboscs as the oscs aren't in sync and aren't going through the same filter modulation etc. I meant create a new patch to use as a Sub Osc, not double up the current patch. :) It's still not synced and still not going through...
by bendragon
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?
Replies: 15
Views: 11548

Re: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?

A huge chunk of the cost is in the sheer number of knobs on the P08. Keybed + extra knobs is worth the cost for some. If you don't care about those, then you could also consider just getting a Tetra desktop module and saving even more money. Note that the used market for the P08 is trending towards...
by bendragon
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?
Replies: 15
Views: 11548

Re: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?

Layering a the same patch an octave down doesn't sound the same as having suboscs as the oscs aren't in sync and aren't going through the same filter modulation etc. I meant create a new patch to use as a Sub Osc, not double up the current patch. :) If the Mx4 has the same oscillator, filter, amp a...
by bendragon
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?
Replies: 15
Views: 11548

Re: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?

the mopho x4 has a sub osc and filter feedback, just like a mopho. The sub oscs I knew of, but I (think) you can reduce the P08 to 4 voices and stack patches - so the sub-oscs could be replicated. The only real edition would be the feedback oscillator (that I somehow failed to notice!) I'm starting...
by bendragon
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?
Replies: 15
Views: 11548

Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?

I hoenstly cannot decide between the two. The Prophet has 8 voices and an extra octave whilst the Mopho has 4 and 4 (respectively) - but the P08 is around £500 extra! What are the actual differences between the two units sonically and architectually that would make me part with the extra cash for th...
by bendragon
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: A list of synth repair places
Replies: 1
Views: 571

A list of synth repair places

This was an idea I had for a sticky topic on the help forum. I spent a good half a day constantly on the phone to everyone in my area looking for a place to get two of my synthesizers repaired. Electronics centres that will actually accept synthesizers (especially vintage) as well as dedicated music...
by bendragon
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio HZ/HT memory
Replies: 6
Views: 2347

Re: Casio HZ/HT memory

Right, then. I've had no luck finding a schematic on the web...yet. (following is a guess) From the + side of the batteries should be a regulator (likely a transistor) to lower the 9-volts from the batteries to 3 volts. From there will be some resistors and a diode to the memory chip(s). You'll nee...
by bendragon
Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio HZ/HT memory
Replies: 6
Views: 2347

Re: Casio HZ/HT memory

Sorry - don't understand: Did you replace the D-cells and memory is still not saved? Your OP made it sound like you did not find the battery holder on the bottom of the synth. Does the synth still play the factory sounds on battery power? If not: Check for corrosion on the battery terminals Check f...