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by thehighesttree
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha RS7000 or Roland MC909 for sequencing other synths?
Replies: 11
Views: 14671

Re: Yamaha RS7000 or Roland MC909 for sequencing other synth

Never had an issue with MIDI messages glitching, but for the record there is a sequencing option to "Thin Data"
by thehighesttree
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha RS7000 or Roland MC909 for sequencing other synths?
Replies: 11
Views: 14671

Re: Yamaha RS7000 or Roland MC909 for sequencing other synth

I only own the MC-909, and from what I can tell it's a fussy b***h: in theory it's great--the centerpiece of a studio-- but in practice the MIDI spec is compromised to shoehorn that sh*tty V-Link*, you can't change the channel assignment (brutal), and I'm pissed because I can find no option to stop ...
by thehighesttree
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha An1x vs Korg R3 for pads
Replies: 6
Views: 8584

Re: Yamaha An1x vs Korg R3 for pads

It looks like you've made up your mind already, but in case someone else is making this comparison, I've got both AN1x and R3, and although they're two solid bi-timbral virtual-analogs with assignable knobs and all the usual stuff, they each excel at a few different things... The R3 is more modern w...
by thehighesttree
Thu May 15, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I AM Electro ~ Vocoder Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 6086

Re: I AM Electro ~ Vocoder Suggestions

I'm curious as to why you're crossing the MicroKorg off the list but keeping the MS2000 since they're more or less the same engine. :?: I've never tried an analog vocoder, but I've got an R3 and it does a great job vocoding which is mainly what I use that synth for. It's got a good suite of effects ...
by thehighesttree
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1
Replies: 10
Views: 6385

Re: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1

You select your patch with the left+right arrow buttons on the right of the display (the ones to the left are more ofa "page" select that skips past 6 patches at a time). If you wanna dive into a given patch, take a look at all the buttons to the right...the 2nd one in the top row is what you need t...
by thehighesttree
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1
Replies: 10
Views: 6385

Re: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1

Wow, that's really rough. :( Even though I heard this was a known issue with them, I didn't consider the fact that it's got an internal power supply so I figured it might just be a simple PCB resolder, but if it's enough to decommission the voice chips then that's....troubling. Makes me think twice ...
by thehighesttree
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1
Replies: 10
Views: 6385

Re: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1

Corndog: Are you sure you're in Editing mode? You need to select the patch you want and then hit the arrow button in the upper-left side of the pushbutton matrix to toggle modes, THEN you can hit the parameter buttons (osc, mixer, etc) to make patch changes. Be sure you're doing this right before yo...
by thehighesttree
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1
Replies: 10
Views: 6385

Re: $200 + Korg Prophecy VS Korg Z1

You should ask yourself the more abstract questions at this point, things like: -Are you okay with a monosynth for the sounds you're looking to create? Specifically, are you going to be using it more for evolving pads, or phat lead/solo sounds? There's overlap here, but the Prophecy is generally con...
by thehighesttree
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Another Monotribe/Poly-800 song
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Re: Another Monotribe/Poly-800 song

SURELY THIS CAN'T BE WITHOUT EXTERNAL FX
by thehighesttree
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JX-80 and PG-800 connection problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: JX-80 and PG-800 connection problem?

Doesn't sound good. I managed to find the connector cable (a special DIN cable BTW, not a MIDI cable!) and just connected it, turned the power on and it responded as far as I remember. No messing around. You could try engaging the parameter button*, but if that does nothing then I'd try moving the s...
by thehighesttree
Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sampler for Live Hip-Hop Performance
Replies: 13
Views: 3098

Re: Sampler for Live Hip-Hop Performance

Check the Akai MPX8 if you want a cheap, barebones sample playback machine. It's only about $100, takes an SD card, and the pads sense velocity. The Boss/Roland SP-x0x line is basically overpriced, underspec'd junk. The Akai fills a void that's been left empty for years, and I regret buying a shitty...
by thehighesttree
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Physical Modeling Purchase Advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Re: Physical Modeling Purchase Advice?

Thanks for the reply, guys. The Prophecy guy has been nothing short of a total liar wank and relisted at $600 :lol: I was looking at the EWI4000s because I can't practice with my alto sax in the apartment without angering the neighbors, and it would be cool to see how it works with a PM synth. Other...
by thehighesttree
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Physical Modeling Purchase Advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Physical Modeling Purchase Advice?

Got some great info on PM synthesis from the VL1/VL7 thread and was originally going to reply there, but figured it was too tangential to reply there with this. I've been eyeballing physical modeling synths, and I'm wondering if something like an EWI4000s would be ideal for the EX5r/Z1/Prophecy, or ...
by thehighesttree
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Spectralis and Radias (electronica)
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Spectralis and Radias (electronica)

Nice laid back track with good progression!
by thehighesttree
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Korg Poly800?
Replies: 31
Views: 18868

Re: Ever been tempted to sell everything and buy a Korg Poly

The cheapest one on ebay right now is $299 That doesn't mean that a Poly 800 has never sold for less than $299, does it? ;) Besides, that one's a Poly 800 II and they tend to fetch a few more dollars because they're rarer. The first-gen Poly 800s are plentiful and cheap. Try $4 at Frenchy's for a m...