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by bleurgh
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Battle of the lower-priced 'hybrid' synths.
Replies: 23
Views: 2836

Re: Battle of the lower-priced 'hybrid' synths.

From the Korg DW8000 manual, which can be found at: http://www.pallium.com/bryan/dw/DW-8000_Manual.pdf

"This [sic] DW8000s eight voltage controlled filters (one per voice) remove or emphasize portions of the basic waveform harmonics..."
by bleurgh
Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: my jv 80 is oozing this sticky pink goo
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: my jv 80 is oozing this sticky pink goo

The same thing happened to my JD800. This happens to Roland keyboards with the little weights beneath the keys when they have spent many years in a hot environment. I had to have an entirely new keyboard installed in the JD800.
by bleurgh
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Jupiter 6 VS. Prophet '08
Replies: 16
Views: 3808

Re: Jupiter 6 VS. Prophet '08

JP6's are only going to get more expensive.... and then they'll all start to die. So get one now while they're still a viable proposition. Prophet 08's will be around for years yet and their price probably wont vary much within the next ten years.
by bleurgh
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Mono/Poly triggering issue...
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Korg Mono/Poly triggering issue...

You need to wait a while for the contact cleaner to fully dry. I've done that before with a CR8000 then tried to use the buttons again straight away and they mostly don't work at all, so don't put it all back together until it's fully dried (give it about half an hour just to make sure). The other t...
by bleurgh
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: How to get the Vanity 6 "Nasty Girl" synth sound
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: How to get the Vanity 6 "Nasty Girl" synth sound

You're talking about their pad/horn sounds? They tended to slightly detune their oscillators and then put a bit of LFO on the oscillators (sine or triangle wave).
by bleurgh
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland Jupiter 6 Arpeggio Clock In Help
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Roland Jupiter 6 Arpeggio Clock In Help

Not sure exactly why it wouldn't have worked. I used to trigger my Juno 6's arp from fruity loops. I simply recorded a trigger output from another synth into Cool Edit as a wave file and then dropped the file into fruity loops. So theoretically this was an audio sample. Whether it triggered reliably...
by bleurgh
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Vintage : Korg SV-1
Replies: 32
Views: 1685

Re: New Vintage : Korg SV-1

why is it Korg and Roland seem to shun their analog pedigree, releasing digital stuff pretending it's the same only better? It would certainly be nice if they did, particularly Roland - I love their analogue stuff - but I suppose Korg and Roland know their markets much more intimately than any of u...
by bleurgh
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Mono/Poly question.
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Korg Mono/Poly question.

I don't know what people expect in synth polyphony... ...a filter for each voice perhaps? Makes a polyphonic synth more versatile and more expressive. but if you can't find something cool to do with the MonoPoly's polyphony section, you're seriously not trying hard enough... there are MANY cool and...
by bleurgh
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Mono/Poly question.
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Korg Mono/Poly question.

I might buy a Korg Mono/Poly, but I need to know something. When controlling it by the cv/gate inputs, is it only a monosynth? Can you only have poly mode from the keyboard? Cheers! It pretty much useless for poly playing anyway - there's only one filter for all the voices. Though if you really wan...
by bleurgh
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: unfinished tracks.... what a waste!
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: unfinished tracks.... what a waste!

i don't think unfinished tracks are a waste at all. when you're making these, aren't you developing your skills, honing your ideas? even if these tracks go nowhere, isn't the process like practicing chords & scales? ... or you could challenge yourself by pulling one of the unfinished pieces out & m...
by bleurgh
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?
Replies: 80
Views: 4153

Re: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?

That being said, "organic" is in no way an indicator of quality. No one is saying organic is best, and anyone who jumps to the conclusion that that's what is being said here says more about their own psychology than anything else. My point exactly! By the way, I thought your description of "organic...
by bleurgh
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Vintage : Korg SV-1
Replies: 32
Views: 1685

Re: New Vintage : Korg SV-1

why is it Korg and Roland seem to shun their analog pedigree, releasing digital stuff pretending it's the same only better? It would certainly be nice if they did, particularly Roland - I love their analogue stuff - but I suppose Korg and Roland know their markets much more intimately than any of u...
by bleurgh
Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If you were a synthesizer, which one would you be and why?
Replies: 35
Views: 1197

Re: If you were a synthesizer, which one would you be and why?

Yamaha CS30:

Highly reliable, but seemingly inconsistent from time to time.

Somewhat complicated and difficult to get to know, but once you do, you'll love me! :mrgreen:
by bleurgh
Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?
Replies: 80
Views: 4153

Re: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?

Does organic simply refer to a synth that has oscillators that never stay in tune? Why do we use the word "organic" to describe this? There's nothing organic about electronic components, particularly when these components are used to synthesise an outcome. I suspect we all have our own varying opini...
by bleurgh
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Realistic MG-1 rear jacks?
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Realistic MG-1 rear jacks?

Unfortunately, no. Having been marketed as a consumer level rather than professional level instrument, the usual synth terminology was translated to layman's terms. Pitch and Trigger simply refer to CV and Gate respectively. CV/gate is just a pre-MIDI method of basic communication between synths and...