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by dblondin
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tangerine Dream - what synth is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 8010

Re: Tangerine Dream - what synth is this?

Thank you Stephen for that awesome inside info. This thread makes me smile. Anyway, I've found doing this on modular (euro) to be rather complex but approachable. The sequencing, ok, got it. But achieving those F*CKING huge sounds and flowing arrangements that TD was putting out in droves those earl...
by dblondin
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: HxC SDcard on Emulator II
Replies: 9
Views: 25649

Re: HxC SDcard on Emulator II

I have the same one, it's great. I have a switch installed to select between the HxC drive B or the physical drive B. It seems to work well switching between them while powered on. I haven't downloaded the latest update - it looks like there have been some big improvements to the firmware this month.
by dblondin
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq TS10 custom transwave
Replies: 2
Views: 2358

Re: Ensoniq TS10 custom transwave

Thanks for your help. Okay maybe I was looking in the wrong place and this is not defined directly in the synth. The documentation for Tranzilon says: "The transwave that is generated by Tranzilon will consist of 100 waveforms, starting with the upper-waveform, and slowely transforming into the lowe...
by dblondin
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq TS10 custom transwave
Replies: 2
Views: 2358

Ensoniq TS10 custom transwave

I'm trying to make a sample loaded into a TS10 into a transwave. I can get the sample in and treat it as a normal sample but as far as telling the synth I want it to be a transwave, I haven't figured out. What am I missing? Any help would be appreciated!
by dblondin
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Studio electronics Boomstar?
Replies: 33
Views: 10848

Re: Studio electronics Boomstar?

This offering looks great, I love SE stuff. It's great that so many non-menu driven monos are being released right now, with CV even. For many of us, this is where it's been at all along. But what is causing Moog, Arturia, Macbeth and now SE to fuel a more widespread renaissance in 2012?
by dblondin
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modular recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 3074

Re: Modular recommendations

i went with modcan a instead and i could not be happier! bananas are truly the much better connector - you don't have to break your path just to mult,, for one - in every way for modulars, imho. much more robust contact area. more reliable. dead-easy and cheap to make and repair yourself. they feel...
by dblondin
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modular recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 3074

Re: Modular recommendations

Those Toppobrillo modules are euro, correct? I'm planning 5U but I'd certainly like to hear if anyone here has strong opinions about which format is best overall with respect to price, ease of mounting, selection, creative potential, etc. And is there anything besides midi<>CV and mixer modules you ...
by dblondin
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modular recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 3074

Re: Modular recommendations

Thanks. The STG mixer is just the type of thing I'm looking for and I'm considering that LPG clone as well. And yes, I'll be sure to get lots of LFO's, EG's, and such. I like the idea of soldering some stuff up myself. Especially because it's easy to sneak small parts past the wife. Those little Mou...
by dblondin
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modular recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 3074

Modular recommendations

I'm planning a 44 space dot com system and looking for 5U modules to help give me some enhanced tonal capability. The type of sounds I'm most interested in generating are fairly traditional synth bass, soft distortion, short sequenced notes, Moogy leads, etc. Perhaps the opposite end of the spectrum...
by dblondin
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Amiteque TX81ZT DIY project
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Amiteque TX81ZT DIY project

I think it's just a computer made conceptual rendering. After all, it is levitating. :shock:

Perhaps the whole thing is part of some college students study of DIY technology hype and we are the subjects of analysis.
by dblondin
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: packing synths for 2-way shipment
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: packing synths for 2-way shipment

Thanks for the input. I recently sent a Doepfer Regelwerk from WI to CA. I wrapped it very tightly in bubblewrap - many layers, perhaps 4 inches on every side. On arrival it was discovered by the tech that one of the fader handles broke. Also one of the corners of the unit was dented (I found this w...
by dblondin
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: packing synths for 2-way shipment
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

packing synths for 2-way shipment

Regarding the shipment of synthesizers for repair, I'm wondering about transporting them in ATA cases vs cardboard. I just double boxed an Emulator and it was quite a project. It may even be a pain for the tech to get it back in the box considering all the foam pieces I cut and taped to protect the ...
by dblondin
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tangerine Dream - what synth is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 8010

Re: Tangerine Dream - what synth is this?

Thanks for such detailed info on that gear. To me, that particular sequence sounds a bit different than other things from that era. And from your description the gear is the same. So I'm not sure what it is. Maybe just Michael Mann's influence creeping in. An MC8 was in use on Risky Business. And cu...
by dblondin
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tangerine Dream - what synth is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 8010

Tangerine Dream - what synth is this?

What is playing the chuffy staccato sequence that starts about 2 minutes into this track and comes and goes throughout? I'm not even sure if it's analog or a sample of some sort. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqEujUKoi9Q There is something similar in this track, only slower in tempo: http://www.you...
by dblondin
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: good softsynth for making kick drum sounds
Replies: 15
Views: 3155

Re: good softsynth for making kick drum sounds

By the questions your asking, I can tell you're going to be doing the right kinds of experiments. I wouldn't say there is a particular best practice for this sort of thing. I've had great experiences using 808 kicks and other times it's just been the wrong thing. Same with thickening samples by way ...