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by Broadwave
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Unidentified Binson echo unit (fixed image)
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Re: Unidentified Binson echo unit (fixed image)

Good lord, I've not seen one of those since the 70's. The one I had wasn't made by Binson, but it looks almost the same. :o The disc that you can see is a custom coil of recording wire (no tape), the record and playback heads are arranged around the disc to provide the effect... It's going to be hit...
by Broadwave
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yellow Pearl/ Phil Lynott synth
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: Yellow Pearl/ Phil Lynott synth

To the best of my knowledge it was a Yamaha SS30 string machine. Midge Ure Co-Produced and wrote it in 1980, just before he joined Ultravox, but had been using the SS30 for a few years previously with The Rich Kids. It's a very distictive string sound as it has two top oscillator blocks that can be ...
by Broadwave
Wed May 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best software synths right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 10620

Re: Best software synths right now?

What's your budget for an orchestral synth? There are ones that cost thousands of dollars, marketed to composers who are doing movie soundtracks and such. Then there's stuff like IK's Miroslav Philharmonik and Garritan down at the low end. I can't fault Kirk Hunter's Diamond Orchestra. Occasionally...
by Broadwave
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novation Ultranova discontinued in USA
Replies: 5
Views: 2551

Re: Novation Ultranova discontinued in USA

I always thought it was a shame that it was never Multi-Timbral.
by Broadwave
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Portamento and Amplitude Modulation synthesis
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Re: Portamento and Amplitude Modulation synthesis

In addition, there are two other aspects attached to Portamento - Log and Linear glide. Linear portamento has a straight linear speed from one note to the next - The Minimoog and many digital synths use this type of glide. With Log portamento, the glide speed decreases as you reach the target note -...
by Broadwave
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 140
Views: 134810

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Picked up a Behringer Neutron From DV247/Music Store (returned stock £208) - It had an issue with 1V/Oct scaling when used with an external CV input to VCOs 1&2, via MIDI it was fine. Simple fix... Adjusted the trimmers on the back of the PCB for correct scaling, luckily, it doesn't affect the MIDI ...
by Broadwave
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth sound
Replies: 1
Views: 1724

Re: Synth sound

hcook641 wrote:What is the name of the sound that starts at 058
It sounds like a regular DX Electric Piano with some shimmery chorus.
by Broadwave
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Polyphony Infographics! Exciting!
Replies: 5
Views: 3748

Re: Polyphony Infographics! Exciting!

Due to the distinct lack of comment, I'm not sure if it's gone over the heads of most casual viewers.

Being a total Nerd, I quite enjoyed reading your fine missive.
by Broadwave
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Minimoog weirdness
Replies: 3
Views: 2192

Re: Minimoog weirdness

The contact springs and bus-bars under the keybed need cleaning. The springs may also need re-aligning, but be very careful as they're fragile and it's difficult to find replacements :geek: ;)
by Broadwave
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia BSP/Moog Source?
Replies: 9
Views: 6030

Re: Arturia BSP/Moog Source?

Just make up two cables like the ones below for the correct CV and Trigger connections ;)

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by Broadwave
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia BSP/Moog Source?
Replies: 9
Views: 6030

Re: Arturia BSP/Moog Source?

You shouldn't have any problems... Just remember to change the "Gate Out" of the BSP to "S-Trigger" (via the Midi Control Center software) and you'll be good to go.
by Broadwave
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Komplete 12 announced
Replies: 5
Views: 9694

Re: Komplete 12 announced

I believe K12's available sometime in October, but Massive X is not ready until Feb 2019.

I'll continue with K11U for the time being... not much there that's worth upgrading for, apart from Kontakt 6. I can live with that.
by Broadwave
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Micromoog - can't hear the sub-oscillator
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Micromoog - can't hear the sub-oscillator

Scories wrote:Thanks a lot for the advice.
Is it easy (and cheap) to find that IC 404 CMOS digital chip?
IC404 is a simple CMOS CD4013 Dual Flip-Flop (14pin DIP). You can get them very easily for £0.36p/€0.40/$0.50 - Farnell, Mouser, Radio Spares etc.
by Broadwave
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg/ARP Odyssey. LFO Envelope retrig problem.
Replies: 27
Views: 19502

Re: Korg/ARP Odyssey. LFO Envelope retrig problem.

I gave up trying to reverse engineer the SMT components to sort the problem out... I ended up selling the Keyboard version and got the Module. Everything works fine, but the Square wave pulse width still changes as the frequency is raised - Definitely not a trait of the original Oddy, but it'll do.
by Broadwave
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best AU Plugin emulation of LinnDrum?
Replies: 6
Views: 6928

Re: Best AU Plugin emulation of LinnDrum?

Although it's not a plug-in, I've been using this EXS24 set for Logic for years... Even produced a few Hi-NRG/Italo releases using it - proper vinyl, none of that MP3 business :lol:

http://www.logic-cafe.com/lc/index.php/ ... -logic-pro