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by Duncanperson
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Poly Evolver FM Sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Poly Evolver FM Sound

I find that the FM on the evolver line gets gets really trashy when played on high notes. The FM is great on the bass and mid range notes, but for most FM the quality of the notes disintegrates before 2 octaves above middle C. It is possible with the evolvers to FM the analogue oscillators, although...
by Duncanperson
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: balanced/unbalanced studio wiring question
Replies: 12
Views: 2355

Re: balanced/unbalanced studio wiring question

The balanced cable on some units that expect unbalanced will cancel the sound. More of an issue with gear that's oriented towards guitarists than keyboardists. Very common on pedals. Not quite sure what this means. How does using balanced cable on unbalanced gear 'cancel the sound'? Yeah, if you pu...
by Duncanperson
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: balanced/unbalanced studio wiring question
Replies: 12
Views: 2355

balanced/unbalanced studio wiring question

In the very near future I am planning to get the focusrite saphire 40 interface and will need to buy a lot of cabling. Basicly, my question is this: if I buy balanced cabling does it matter that most my gear has unbalanced outputs? So, if I use a balanced cable to hook up an unbalanced sound source ...
by Duncanperson
Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Mono Synth from Vermona
Replies: 69
Views: 5996

Re: New Mono Synth from Vermona

From the vermona website: Extension There’s a 25pin sub-D connector on the rear of the Mono Lancet. It extents the possibilities of the synthesizer enormously through numerous in- and outputs for control voltages and audio signals. PWM and filter input are just two of them. So Vermona just confirmed...
by Duncanperson
Sun May 30, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Baldwin Fun Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Re: Baldwin Fun Machine

ahhh, the fun machine.... if it is what I think it is it is a really cheap home preset organ with all those cheesy synthesized sounds plus a very basic preset rhythm section. There are no options for creating you own or strange sounds IMO. The keys are especially bad. I definitely wouldn't pay $100 ...
by Duncanperson
Tue May 18, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any Aussies bought from AWave before?
Replies: 12
Views: 2462

Re: Any Aussies bought from AWave before?

I suppose you could say I bought my evolver from Awave - I actually purchased it from audio chocolate but I think their supplier is Awave. Their best price was still about $100 more than buying it from america+shipping, but since i am still pretty new to all this I just wanted everything to be easy ...
by Duncanperson
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Cut Copy Synth help
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

Re: Cut Copy Synth help

I believe that a lot of their studio productions are done with software synths... at least that was the case with the earlier stuff.
by Duncanperson
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Headphones?
Replies: 22
Views: 1373

Re: Headphones?

I swear by my Sennheiser HD 25-1 mk2. Yes, they are on-ear, but I am so used to them now I can almost wear them all day (I did get pains for the first week or 2 after an hour but I stuck with them). A few reasons why I like them: They have a great sound, very accurate and detailed; they are very por...
by Duncanperson
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sexy synth/gear pic thread.
Replies: 68
Views: 4972

Re: Sexy synth/gear pic thread.

Not a synth, not mine, but very sexy :o
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by Duncanperson
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Gear that's simple and indespensible
Replies: 45
Views: 2193

Re: Gear that's simple and indespensible

Well... everything I own is indispensable :? when you don't have a lot of stuff you know everything inside out, but simplest has to be audio and midi interfaces - 2 ins 2 outs, bus powered, easy routing inside a DAW, no hidden menus or page scrolling :lol:
by Duncanperson
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analogue Solutions Europa
Replies: 23
Views: 2086

Re: Analogue Solutions Europa

how many midi outs? Looks like one in, out and thru http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~concuss/concussor/aspics/europa-front.jpg http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~concuss/concussor/aspics/europa-back.jpg It's got a nice feature set (trigger outs + midi), but I can't say I'm really interested in it
by Duncanperson
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: New to synths, but want one
Replies: 42
Views: 4332

Re: New to synths, but want one

When I was purchasing my first synth one of the biggest things I took into consideration was the reliability and contition on the unit and what repairs or maintainence might be required. That is the reason I went for something modern was just to be safe - I didnt know how to maintain them or want to...
by Duncanperson
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommend rack tube pre's
Replies: 22
Views: 1575

Re: Recommend rack tube pre's

In my case I have 2 synths that need the signal boost. One vintage and one digital but the digital synth has an upcoming OS update and will probably remedy this(I hope). I currently run the vintage synth through a space echo and it makes a difference hence my search for a pre. Oh... Right, that mak...
by Duncanperson
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommend rack tube pre's
Replies: 22
Views: 1575

Re: Recommend rack tube pre's

Excuse my ignorance, but.... Is there really any point in using a preamp in a synthesizer set up? Unless you want to add 'warmth' to the sound I don't really see any point - although I really don't know everything about recording. If you were bypassing a noisy inbuilt VCA I could see a purpose but o...
by Duncanperson
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 81361

Re: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread

Now, is there any hope that it will ever be sold in a UK shop? I'm reluctant to ship because I cannot be 100% sure of the custom tax and quietly hope that audioMIDI.com's exclusive rights to sell the SEM are only an initial and temporary advantage over the other distributors and it will expire afte...