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by ianmgull
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any Fizmo experts able to troubleshoot?
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Any Fizmo experts able to troubleshoot?

A good friend recently gave me his prized Fizmo. It's a strange beast. I'm not getting any sound from the main outputs. The headphone jack produces sound, but nothing from the main outs.

I know some users reported an issue with a voltage regulator so I'm wondering if this could be related to that?
by ianmgull
Thu May 15, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Looking for a standalone mellotron sample pack
Replies: 4
Views: 4288

Looking for a standalone mellotron sample pack

I was wondering if anyone had a source for a sample pack with individual samples of the old mellotron sounds. I know there are a bunch of software based options now but I'm looking for something to load on my MPC1000 so individual audio files would be ideal. I've searched quite a bit and there are a...
by ianmgull
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How to get the classic choir sound?
Replies: 7
Views: 3387

How to get the classic choir sound?

I'm afraid I already know the answer but thought I'd ask.

I know a lot of the classic choir sounds from the 80's (think Emulator III) are sample based. Is there a way to get close to that on your typical VA synth? Are formant filters a necessity if sampling isn't an option?
by ianmgull
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: looking for a VA with split keyboard and 4+ octaves.
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

Re: looking for a VA with split keyboard and 4+ octaves.

I'm curious about the bugginess of the Venom. What's it doing on you? The software editor seems like a beta release that was given up on. Aside from being unintuitive it has quite a bit of erratic behavior for example: I load a patch and begin to edit it. I tweak for a few minutes and then I want t...
by ianmgull
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: looking for a VA with split keyboard and 4+ octaves.
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

Re: looking for a VA with split keyboard and 4+ octaves.

Thanks for the replies everyone. The Supernova looks amazing. I would love to have it but it's a little above our price range. (I have the ultranova btw and love it). I have to admit I'd never heard of the an1x before now. It looks very interesting so I'll look into it some more. From what I've read...
by ianmgull
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: looking for a VA with split keyboard and 4+ octaves.
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

looking for a VA with split keyboard and 4+ octaves.

Looking for a new synth for my band. Currently we have an m-audio venom but it's far too buggy and we need to upgrade. Here's what we need: -multitimbral to at least 2 parts -keyboard can be split so left/right hand play different sounds -ability to send each voice to a separate output (on the venom...
by ianmgull
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help with Novation Ultranova MIDI info
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

Re: Help with Novation Ultranova MIDI info

That's what I was worried about. The 404 doesn't have a MIDI out; only in. I have a third option I think. My bandmate has an M Audio Venom which I believe does send midi clock data. So.... I could send the venom to the ultranova for clock sync (I know that the UN is capable of receiving MIDI clock)....
by ianmgull
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help with Novation Ultranova MIDI info
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

Re: Help with Novation Ultranova MIDI info

Hey SF, thanks for the quick and thorough response as always. What you're saying makes perfect sense. So MIDI clock is not dependent on MIDI channel. The settings on the 404 are easy enough to deal with. There's really only 2 MIDI settings (channel, and mode which changes between auto and tempo). I ...
by ianmgull
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help with Novation Ultranova MIDI info
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

Help with Novation Ultranova MIDI info

I'm trying to figure out how to get my Novation Ultranova to play nice with my sp404 sx. I'm looking at the Midi Implementation chart here . I'm realizing I don't know as much about midi as I thought I did. I was hoping someone could help me decipher it. CC is control channel. I think each parameter...
by ianmgull
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Building a case for my keyboard... I have questions
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Building a case for my keyboard... I have questions

I'm a guitarist with an occasional keyboard habit. I'm going to make a roadcase for my Novation Ultranova. It will be made of 3/4" plywood and lined with at least an inch of foam on the inside. The top of the case will be detachable so that the keyboard will rest in the bottom of the case which will...
by ianmgull
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommend a synth/audio interface please!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1504

Re: Recommend a synth/audio interface please!!

Oh come on, be nice. I've been making electronic music in various forms for over 10 years so it's not a question of whether or not it's "for me". It's just that I've had that worse case senario (total equipment failure) happen on stage at my CD release with several hundred people in attendance (a bi...
by ianmgull
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommend a synth/audio interface please!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1504

Re: Recommend a synth/audio interface please!!

Right. The new Macbook pro models phased out FW400 in favor of THUNDERBOLT!!!!!!!!!!!. When they start making periperhals for it I'll care.

I figured I could hub those two. It's just that my setup is getting more and more complex and that freaks me out.
by ianmgull
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommend a synth/audio interface please!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1504

Re: Recommend a synth/audio interface please!!

Thanks for the suggestions all.

The main reason I wanted a synth/interface combo is because I'm limited on USB ports. I have three available.

1. APC40
2. Synth/Card
3. DMXIS

External Harddrive on firewire800 port.

I thought about a USB hub but I'm terrified of bottlenecking issues.
by ianmgull
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommend a synth/audio interface please!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1504

Re: Recommend a synth/audio interface please!!

I see what you mean. For my purposes I don't see myself using the synth inputs very much in a live situation. Maybe I'll toy with the vocoder at times but not an issue. The only concern I have is that it is NOT a USB midi interface. Meaning it can't send MIDI from the laptop. The monotimbrality isn'...
by ianmgull
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommend a synth/audio interface please!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1504

Re: Recommend a synth/audio interface please!!

The Ultranova has four outs. Isn't it possible to send the synth to 1 & 2 while sending the laptop to 3 & 4??