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by KrisH
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths everyone has used?
Replies: 24
Views: 3806

Re: Synths everyone has used?

I'm thinking DX series, too. Either that, or a PC loaded with some freeware softsynth.
by KrisH
Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most physically attractive synths
Replies: 133
Views: 16712

Re: Most physically attractive synths

The Kawai K-5 has some pretty nice lines with a clean look.
by KrisH
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Member(with questions)
Replies: 15
Views: 1756

Re: New Member(with questions)

Hey KrisH, just checked out your Phillip Glass cover, real nice stuff. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think I heard some Miniak vocoder action in there! Thanks, and yes, that was the Miniak vocoder. It was one of the presets with filter and effects changes, played in octave. The engine is versatile,...
by KrisH
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Member(with questions)
Replies: 15
Views: 1756

Re: New Member(with questions)

Hi Harp3. I use a Miniak and love it. It has a lot of sonic capabilities, more than I've discovered so far. A good editor program helps, rather than just spinning that knob. It's great to play with. As for analogs, I can't say -- the rest of my stuff is vintage digital from the 80', along with numer...
by KrisH
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Building your own keyboard carrying case?
Replies: 17
Views: 6409

Re: Building your own keyboard carrying case?

I haven't made hard cases for my synths (yet), but I've made cases for my pedal boards, lighting boards, and other electronic gear. I overbuild, using 1X boards (actually ablout 3/4") for the sides and ends, joined with babbet joints, and 1/4" ply panels for the broad top and bottom. I brace the top...
by KrisH
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Smoking and gear.
Replies: 62
Views: 6610

Re: Smoking and gear.

My laptop has a burn overlapping the space bar. I've quit smoking several times, even long term. The latest is 2 years. The first burn I put on an instrument was when my 1967 EB-3 bass was relatively new . . . . Burns on the top edges of amp cabinets, headstocks, etc. But the acquisitions I've made ...
by KrisH
Tue May 31, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: New controller
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: New controller

I know what you mean -- I'm still waiting to hear from CME as to whether it would be alright for me to install v2.1 in my older model board. :roll: I'm also disappointed with the retailer, too, for misleading buyers with its promotional copy. Oh, the humanity!
by KrisH
Tue May 31, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: New controller
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: New controller -- UPDATE

The aftertouch problem is resolved. It involved a firmware update. Despite what the retailer claims on its website, the unit did not ship with firmware version 1.10 -- a diagnostic check showed version 1.05 installed. Anyway, version 2.1 was available on the manufacturer's site, so I downloaded it a...
by KrisH
Mon May 30, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: New controller
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

New controller

Up until recently I've been using an older Yamaha "home" keyboard to control my softsynths, unless I was layering sounds with my D-50 or DX11. Problem was, the action wasn't very nice, no control over parameters, and the keys were not even velocity sensitive. So I took advantage of a sale at an onli...
by KrisH
Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: First Purchases
Replies: 56
Views: 6463

Re: First Purchases

I got my first hardware synth, a Roland D-50, early last November in a Craigslist trade (with some cash back) for an electric upright bass. That was followed at the end of December by my new Miniak, and then in early February by the Yamaha DX-11, from eBay. From about 2006, I had been using a number...
by KrisH
Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Philip Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Philip Glass

So I re-recorded the Philip Glass cover I originally did a few weeks ago, tweaking the vocoder and getting rid of the dentist's drill. I also cleaned up some of the slop in performance and did a little post-tracking processing. The result is a little better, by my ears. Criticism is a good thing. ht...
by KrisH
Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Philip Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Re: Philip Glass

LOL! Well, that's easily remedied. It wasn't my first choice, but I ended up thinking the first sound I used there was too wavery. Maybe I should have just gone with my gut . . . :roll:
by KrisH
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The hippest grandma in the world - with her ARP 2500
Replies: 6
Views: 5968

Re: The hippest grandma in the world - with her ARP 2500

THAT'S IT!!! :idea:

(Thanks for the link . :D .)
by KrisH
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Recent compositions for critique
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Recent compositions for critique

I'm throwing some stuff out here for critique. These are two separate compositions I've made withing the past few months which I think will be opening sequences for longer pieces. At least they seem to hang unfinished, to me. But I want them to sound better, polished, more complete andinteresting, s...
by KrisH
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Philip Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 1513

Philip Glass

Funny how things happen. Several years ago I heard a parody of a musical piece on Prairie Home Companion. Intrigued, I tracked it down, and discovered Philip Glass. Often incorrectly classified as a minimalist composer, he characterizes his work as "music with repetitive structures," which fits well...