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by ImperatorDX
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?
Replies: 32
Views: 7204

Re: What was THE DX7 sound of the 80's?

And marimba, timpani and bass 2 (preset 16).
by ImperatorDX
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Guess the synth!
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: Guess the synth!

Ha ha, I was going to say DX7 too but I was too late. :D I'd take a DX1 over CS80 any day. Btw, the effect that sounds like Poly AT can be recreated on the plain DX7 to some extent if you use a Fixed Frequency, velo-sensitive operator going in the LFO range on top of your sound. Velocity is polyphon...
by ImperatorDX
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New synth player here
Replies: 11
Views: 4248

Re: New synth player here

Any direction to some warm-ups, exercises, and skill builders You know, in the synth forum these words have different meanings. A warm-up: the process an analogue synth undergoes from switching it on until it stabilises itself. An exercise: this is when you carry your old heavy analogue synths arou...
by ImperatorDX
Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble

I think only a video demo would explain it. I'll make one when I have some time.
by ImperatorDX
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Questions for paraphonic strings synth experts
Replies: 28
Views: 2323

Re: Questions for paraphonic strings synth experts

This is really cool. Lambda seems to be one of the less desirable stringers but I think it's got quite good sound "programming" capabilities. You've got those preset tabs but there are plenty of other sounds that you can make by using different combinations, onboard volume mixing, envelope layering ...
by ImperatorDX
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Questions for paraphonic strings synth experts
Replies: 28
Views: 2323

Re: Questions for paraphonic strings synth experts

I found another quirk in Korg Lambda. I managed to control Brass decay with the decay knob in the Percussive section. :shock: Try this: Switch on any tab in Perc, lower Perc volume all the way down. Switch on Brass and Chorus tabs in Ens. Set attack of the choir to maximum. Play with the decay knob ...
by ImperatorDX
Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble

Yes, I'm going to try replacing the other ICs you mentioned. I did the reflow of all joints in the chorus/phase board when I changed the Q7. Now I've got another problem. It's been there since I got it but I thought it was normal. The strings envelopes don't work properly when all the sounds in the ...
by ImperatorDX
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble

Thanks rhino. Yeah, vintage at its finest :D Still, I totally love to play this old Lambda. Currently there are some An829s on ebay, shouldn't be a problem.
by ImperatorDX
Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble

I've got the schematic of the guts after the chorus/phase:

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by ImperatorDX
Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Questions for paraphonic strings synth experts
Replies: 28
Views: 2323

Re: Questions for paraphonic strings synth experts

I also have the Korg Lambda, which again has attack/release per key (release only for percussives), but no split and the patches are divided into percussive (piano, clav, etc) and ensemble (brass, choir, strings...). There are simple low-pass filters for each batch of sounds, and a brass cutoff fre...
by ImperatorDX
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble

I replaced the Q7 transistor but still no improvement. I tried not to fry the component and gave it some time to cool down between the takes. I touched it with the hot iron only for half a second at a time. The effect is audible until I detune the oscillators so that they overpower the faint output ...
by ImperatorDX
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: i'm really sorry.... but..
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: i'm really sorry.... but..

Yes that's an SK15. Good spotting!
by ImperatorDX
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: i'm really sorry.... but..
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Re: i'm really sorry.... but..

Yamaha SK10 Preset combo synth
by ImperatorDX
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: synth recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 1980

Re: synth recommendations

Real time control functionality is only half of the solution. For Vangelis' 70's and 80's leads you need a synth with full, homogeneous sound, which rules out the modern digital, software and VA synths. Of course, many people try to recreate these sounds with digital technology but it always sounds ...
by ImperatorDX
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble
Replies: 30
Views: 2715

Re: Korg Lambda chorus/phase trouble

Haha, this chorus/phase unit is really stubborn. I replaced the capacitors C205, C206 and C211, paying attention to the correct polarity, but it didn't impress my Lambda much. Still the same, I can hear the effect going on the Ensemble part and it still sounds beautiful but very, very subtle compare...