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by foodeater
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Were analog computers the real ancestors of synthesizers?
Replies: 26
Views: 4561

Re: Were analog computers the real ancestors of synthesizers

they're definitely related. as said the tech was developed to do math equations - many(most?) people that made early synths knew math. :roll: :) lol it's kinda odd looking back because anyone now can sit down with a bread board and some parts and discover a lot of techniques just playing around, but...
by foodeater
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?
Replies: 137
Views: 14838

Re: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?

setting up multis or whatever the manufacturer calls it on almost any digital synth i've used is a nerve wracking experience! good practice for using modular, i always just record because i'm never sure if i'll be able to get it back. d110 took a long time used to be my least favorite..my issue with...
by foodeater
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 714
Views: 224051

Re: Gear Trading Thread

within u.s. please want to trade my sherman filter bank 2 (somewhat worn faceplate, but fully working) for your ex5 (r) or roland xv-5080 (i don't want any of the cards) or technics wsa 1 (r) I'm open to vintage ( :roll: ?) digital from 80s, early 90s too, especially w/ computer of that era to edit....
by foodeater
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Interview of R D James (gear, modular gear, etc.)
Replies: 60
Views: 7261

Re: Interview of R D James (gear, modular gear, etc.)

Zamise wrote:I'm not 100% sure but I think he sort of gave me indirect shout out in that article with the RS7000 bit.
did you make the drum samples in it?
by foodeater
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: JD-800 vs V-Synth
Replies: 26
Views: 8139

Re: JD-800 vs V-Synth

From a getting things done perspective, I think I'd go for a vsynth OG and vsynth xt. Boot the XT into D50 mode or use the vocal designer or use it as an effects processor that samples. Set your routing up right and you could keep going back and forth forever, layering, detuning, effecting and resam...
by foodeater
Wed May 29, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha TG77 Yea or Nay
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: Yamaha TG77 Yea or Nay

Print out the job table sheet and pin it behind it or on top of it and the front panel editing won't be terrible. :) Battery is soldered on, but should still be an easy fix if dead or dying. The SY77 is somewhat easier with more dedicated buttons, but envelopes are the time consuming (and rewarding!...
by foodeater
Wed May 29, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mystery Ensoniq SQ1 hidden LFO shapes?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Mystery Ensoniq SQ1 hidden LFO shapes?

It's a factory patch. I quickly checked all the other patches and no others use these as LFO shapes.
by foodeater
Tue May 28, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mystery Ensoniq SQ1 hidden LFO shapes?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Mystery Ensoniq SQ1 hidden LFO shapes?

I was editing a preset on the sq1 "LABrass" and when I went to the LFO page it said "ass1HiPa", and scrolling through I saw "Pass2HiP","oPass3Lo", "LoPass2L", "2LoPass3". The stranger part is that I can't go back to them after moving down the list. They definitely sound different than the regular LF...
by foodeater
Tue May 21, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Akai s612 power supply specifications?
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

Re: Akai s612 power supply specifications?

Tried to be more clear.
by foodeater
Wed May 15, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Akai s612 power supply specifications?
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

Akai s612 power supply specifications?

I'd love to get the s612 I have working again, but I'm not sure I want to spend for a schematic that might not help. Power board fuses are blowing and I've not been able to trace it. Figure I might as well swap the whole thing out. Could anyone measure the values of the power board of a working one ...
by foodeater
Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Monotribe CV control
Replies: 50
Views: 7623

Re: Monotribe CV control

This'll be very cool with the MiniMS20! I'd wire up a cable with 1 jack and 2 plugs. You might even be able to find some already made iPod cables because it uses trrs. Now they just need to make version 2s of the trons that take CV and spit it out. Original does ribbon, delay does "clock" and the du...
by foodeater
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Deadmau5 buys a Fairlight CMI
Replies: 82
Views: 15872

Re: Deadmau5 buys a Fairlight CMI

I'm just glad he's buying a whole bunch of modules even if he doesn't know how to use them cause it's really good for the manufacturers. :thumbleft: And that subsidy can potentially get passed on to us too. It'd be cool if this sparked a resurgence in samplers. Personally, I'd be throwing money at ...
by foodeater
Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: New prices of synths on VSE
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: New prices of synths on VSE

I'm pretty familiar with prices of Roland synths from mid/late 80s. Somewhere, I should still have copies of pages from an early 90s Orion Blue Book of most synth manufactures which has MSRP for most items. What synths are you wondering about? How about the Alpha Junos in dollars if you don't mind?...
by foodeater
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: New prices of synths on VSE
Replies: 7
Views: 574

New prices of synths on VSE

Sorry, not sure where to post for discussion of the site itself. I think it'd be interesting to know the prices synths were originally released at. It can be surprisingly hard to find that info online. Maybe the MSR and street prices at time of release? It'd be an a good way to put used prices in pe...
by foodeater
Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are there any "extinct" synthesizers?
Replies: 44
Views: 7074

Re: Are there any "extinct" synthesizers?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANS_synthesizer
Who knows how long this'll be around. Pretty impressive that it's lasted this long.