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by chrisrnps
Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any Decently Usable Half-Rack Synths?
Replies: 19
Views: 3270

Re: Any Decently Usable Half-Rack Synths?

Ah, Empty Rack Space Syndrome...

What synths do you have already? JV1010, above? One of the several Yamaha FM modules (FR, TX, etc.) or a Yamaha VL70m? Or half-rack ROMplers like a Korg NS5R, if you must. Or a JoeMeek or FMR compressor to smash some audio with?
by chrisrnps
Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DS-8 Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: DS-8 Issue

Yep, the battery would be the first thing I'd check (it's also the cheapest possibility, so you'd want to try that first).
by chrisrnps
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What's the dif between Jomox XBase 09 & XBase 09SE
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: What's the dif between Jomox XBase 09 & XBase 09SE

Third search result on Google for me: "The XBase09 SE is an advanced XBase09 with the 4-fold sample ROM in the Hi Hat section. They only differ to the normal XBase09 by a silver SE sticker. On Hi Hats, Claps, Rim and Crash you have the following selection: 909/808/CR78/JMX The OS is the same as on t...
by chrisrnps
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Mackie LM-3204 question.
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Re: Mackie LM-3204 question.

The LM3204 only has the "in" multi-pin connector for the LM3204e, it doesn't have an 'expander out' connector. You might be able to make your own breakout cable if you can find the same kind of connector, a bunch of 1/4" plugs, a wiring 'pinout' diagram of the 'expander' connector, and are handy wit...
by chrisrnps
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: BEST CONFIGURATION TO HOOK UP GEAR...
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: BEST CONFIGURATION TO HOOK UP GEAR...

I open ableton then the Virus no longer works on the MIDI timing coming from MC909. It seams like at this point because it is also USB connected Ableton takes over Virus. Do I disconnect USB cable from Virus to pc? or Do I disconnect MIDI cable coming from MC909 to Virus and use Virus only on USB? ...
by chrisrnps
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: BEST CONFIGURATION TO HOOK UP GEAR...
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: BEST CONFIGURATION TO HOOK UP GEAR...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YDWZgJ5PL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg Get a "primer" book on MIDI first, and spend a week reading it cover-to-cover. Then you'll know how and why to hook things up in a particular way. If you just get someb...
by chrisrnps
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Roland Groovebox?
Replies: 7
Views: 3813

Re: New Roland Groovebox?

StepLogik wrote:Don't everyone spray your pants with excitement, but there could be a new Roland groovebox on the way. The MC-808 has been moved to the "legacy" section of the US website.
Or, they're just discontinuing the MC-808 and not coming out with another "Groovebox" product right now. :P
by chrisrnps
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: The first thing you sampled
Replies: 45
Views: 4258

Re: The first thing you sampled

One of the first, if not the first, was an answering machine message from the neighbor calling in a noise complaint about our band - "this is your back door neighbor, and if you don't stop that, I'm going to call the police." Of course we used it in a song. He really did call the police, too. :shock...
by chrisrnps
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: My Sh-1 Needs help
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: My Sh-1 Needs help

1) Go through the "Parts for vintage synthesizers" sticky-thread at the top of the "Help!" forum, and visit the websites, call, or email the sources you see listed there - many of them are worth at least trying, and many of them have parts in stock that aren't listed on their websites 2) post a "wan...
by chrisrnps
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Some people hate this track so much it makes them angry
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Some people hate this track so much it makes them angry

slig665 wrote: reviews so far
"It doesn't go anywhere"
"4 minutes in and the same sh-t!"
"turn up that space invaders sample."
"the part below 22khz was awesome!"
"this track is fail"
So somebody is still doing "powernoise", then. :lol:
by chrisrnps
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Redsound Darkstar not powering up completely
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Redsound Darkstar not powering up completely

External wall-wart power supply on that one, isn't it?

Sounds power-supply related to me - just a hunch.
by chrisrnps
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question about Kenton MIDI to CV
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Question about Kenton MIDI to CV

The MCV4 works great "out of the box" with the SH-09. =D>

However, if you want to use portamento, get the Kenton. The MCV4 can haz pitchbend, but no can haz portamento - regardless of any "portamento" setting on the SH-09 (its "portamento" is only applicable when using its own keyboard). :?
by chrisrnps
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths
Replies: 387
Views: 43470

Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

pflosi wrote:what's wrong with that? except maybe the price?
Definitely the price. Definitely.
by chrisrnps
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths
Replies: 387
Views: 43470

Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

"why did you need that one, it looks like the others" Me: "But honey, this one's totally different than the others. They may all look like dark grey boxes with sliders, but this one's DCO based, this one's VCOs, this one's divide-down, this one has osc sync and this one doesn't, and..." My Wife: "O...
by chrisrnps
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths
Replies: 387
Views: 43470

Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

Chas wrote:"Juno 80 for sale." - Craigslist ad.
"Roland JX8P, $850" - another Craigslist ad, just this afternoon.

No, not with the programmer.