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by kaeth
Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai Analog Drum Machine
Replies: 241
Views: 51402

Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

Having a broken unit seems a lot worse than having an unfinished one. Why would they trick people into thinking their product breaks easily?
by kaeth
Wed May 08, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hybrid Synths - cheaper poly analog?
Replies: 26
Views: 5497

Re: Hybrid Synths - cheaper poly analog?

There are plenty of synths with digital oscillators and analog filters. Mutable Instruments Ambika Ensoniq ESQ-1 / SQ-80 Korg DW-6000 / DW-8000 Casio HT-700 / HT-3000 Waldorf Microwave I PPG Wave Sequential Circuits Prophet VS However, the Ambika is the only one I can think of currently available, a...
by kaeth
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Need a good synth for industrial
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: Need a good synth for industrial

If you already have a Venom and a K-Station, why do you need another VA? If it has to be between those 3, I'd go with the Moog just for something a little more unique in your setup, though it might be less well-rounded than the others. I think industrial is more about sound-processing than what synt...
by kaeth
Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Akai AX60
Replies: 57
Views: 9910

Re: Akai AX60

I got one of the 13pin-to-audio kenwood cables for the purposes of testing out (other non-S612) audio sources with the filter. Can anyone else attest to this working properly? Here's my experience. Interesting...How did you rig that? Cut off the connector and hardwire new 1/4" ends? Got it on ebay....
by kaeth
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Akai AX60
Replies: 57
Views: 9910

Re: Akai AX60

I got one of the 13pin-to-audio kenwood cables for the purposes of testing out (other non-S612) audio sources with the filter. Can anyone else attest to this working properly? Here's my experience. For continuous audio tracks, drum tracks, etc: Works fine, but I got a noticeable noise floor. There i...
by kaeth
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Akai AX60
Replies: 57
Views: 9910

Re: Akai AX60

Took a little while since it was the first run, but it was well worth the wait. Mine are walnut with a satin tung-oil finish. They look fantastic! The woodwork is incredibly precise, and there is not a single flaw or rough spot on them. They fit nice and snug, and feel a lot more sturdy than the ori...
by kaeth
Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Got Shruthi?
Replies: 36
Views: 4452

Re: Got Shruthi?

Keeping an eye on the forum is the best way to stay up to date. He usually gives the forumites a heads-up first.
by kaeth
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 523801

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!

http://thunderbay.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-musical-instruments-pianos-keyboards-Korg-Keyboard-W0QQAdIdZ259369878 Korg Keyboard (It's an M50-61) Price $2,100.00 Brand new! Hardly played. Bought few months ago. No time to play though had a big interest in it at the time. Comes with a $200.00 high qual...
by kaeth
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Chip Tunes Drums?
Replies: 25
Views: 3652

Re: Chip Tunes Drums?

I used LSDJ to sample a few different sounds to my E-Mu ESI-2000, and haven't touched it since. From my brief experiences with both, Nanoloop is more graphical and user-friendly, and seems to be geared more towards live performance and tweakability. LSDJ is a little more tedious to program, being a ...
by kaeth
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Chip Tunes Drums?
Replies: 25
Views: 3652

Re: Chip Tunes Drums?

You can still get MIDINES' used on eBay, forums, etc. Just don't buy them from that website. I'm not aware of any similar cartridges for SNES or Turbografix, but they exist for other consoles. Outdated consoles are often cheaper than the cartridges. Here's the one's I'm aware of: Gameboy - LSDJ, Nan...
by kaeth
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Chip Tunes Drums?
Replies: 25
Views: 3652

Re: Chip Tunes Drums?

I thought I should mention: DO NOT BUY MIDINES FROM WAYFAR! The site hasn't been updated in years, but the store still functions. He will take your money, and send you nothing, like he's done with dozens of others (myself included). He occasionally sells them on eBay for ridiculously inflated prices...
by kaeth
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Teasing the Analog Side Out of the Evolver
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: Teasing the Analog Side Out of the Evolver

Not because it's a huge deal; just because it would preserve some fidelity at the cost of one more menu option, and another trace on the circuit board. It still sounds fantastic the way it is.
by kaeth
Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Teasing the Analog Side Out of the Evolver
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: Teasing the Analog Side Out of the Evolver

Also the signal path isn't analogue, I don't think that can reasonably be claimed. Everything goes through A/D and D/A conversion before it hits the outputs. I wonder how difficult it would have been for Dave to integrate a bypass circuit for the analogue oscillators that could be routed to when no...
by kaeth
Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: those fancy stands for synths
Replies: 23
Views: 4175

Re: those fancy stands for synths

Old Iron Giant wrote:Here's a original Idea...
-a Keyboard stand mounted to a Segway ROFL!
talk about how interesting that would be to see live.
I seem to remember Rammstein doing that on the Volkerball DVD.
by kaeth
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Akai AX60
Replies: 57
Views: 9910

Re: Akai AX60

From what I've been told, the VSE picture is a mock-up of the prototype AX60. All of the commercial units I've seen (including my own) look just like yours. I've never seen an actual unit with the layout of the prototype. Here is a larger picture of the prototype layout. http://www.hollowsun.com/dow...