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by pinksoir
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Highly Liquid UMR2
Replies: 6
Views: 2156

Re: Highly Liquid UMR2

That's great you're manufacturing them. Highly Liquid made the UMR2 open source, which is super cool and hopefully keeps it going for some time to come. It's a great bit of kit.
by pinksoir
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section

New issue discovered.

When the synth was plugged in for a while the transformer began to smoke. Is this a PSU issue?

The synth wasn't powered on, only plugged in (it had been powered on previously).
by pinksoir
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section

OK, I checked the volume pedal input. There's strange behaviour there. I plugged in a Roland EV-5 foot pedal and at first it altered the volume of the respective sections (String or Mixed). Then it ceased affecting the volume. There was a smell of solder/component burn coming from the synth. There w...
by pinksoir
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section

Thanks. Is this on the JK board? I did think about that, actually. But I can't see why it would cause the signal from one section to bleed into the other. Why might this be? Just to be clear as to what is happening (I realise a text description is not ideal!), the bleed occurs only on the Polysynth ...
by pinksoir
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section

It seems that that trim pot only adjusts the Strings signal level into the Mixed output. Adjusting it makes no difference to the bleed unfortunately. Any other ideas?

:)
by pinksoir
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Graphic comic based on my music video.
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Graphic comic based on my music video.

Yeah. I'm not a comics dude so I don't have an opinion. But the tracks are cool :)
by pinksoir
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Graphic comic based on my music video.
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Graphic comic based on my music video.

Excellent track, just wish it was longer! I watched some of the other videos, some great stuff there. Phase Shift is cool too.
by pinksoir
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section

Hi,

Thanks. Yeah, it's only audible with the polysynth on.
by pinksoir
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are there any Arduino based MIDI retrofits?
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Are there any Arduino based MIDI retrofits?

Highly Liquid doesn't seem to exist anymore and the UMR2 was a great universal MIDI retrofit for matrix-based keyboards. Which is a shame. It seems like Arduino would be ideal to DIY a MIDI retrofit though. There's loads of stuff showing how to turn matrix-based keyboards into MIDI controllers but n...
by pinksoir
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Yamaha SK20 signal bleed in mixer section

Hi, My SK20 has this issue where the Strings signal is audible in the Polysynth mixer output. To explain a little better, there is a mixer section for Organ, Strings, and Polysynth before the Master Volume and main output. When the String section fader is set to its minimum it can still be heard thr...
by pinksoir
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: New single: Bear Worship - Our Friends
Replies: 0
Views: 666

New single: Bear Worship - Our Friends

Howdy.

New single out. Hope you all like it. Or some of you at least!



https://soundcloud.com/bearworship/bear ... ur-friends
by pinksoir
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: General views of synthesizers when they were introduced?
Replies: 17
Views: 1741

Re: General views of synthesizers when they were introduced?

I wrote a research paper for my degree on this (loosely). Look up elektronische musik on Proquest (you should have access through your university library to a lot of online papers and journals in case you didn't know). Synthesizers were initially located only in research institutions and large, expe...
by pinksoir
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If music making is like film making
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: If music making is like film making

No probs. Actually, the cited works contain a bunch of good stuff that is far better written than mine (lots are available online) and some deals directly with the creative position of the DJ. This one in particular is a short (9 pages) but good read: “Rethinking Live Electronic Music: A DJ Perspect...
by pinksoir
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If music making is like film making
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: If music making is like film making

If anyone is interested, I did a deep enough analysis in my thesis and I stuck it up online for anyone's perusal. Sections II and III are really where it deals with this sort of stuff. As a whole it's by no means exhaustive as there was a 10,000 word limit so I had to edit like crazy and leave a bun...
by pinksoir
Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If music making is like film making
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: If music making is like film making

I wrote my thesis about this very topic. DJs are performers, but depending on what tools they use they can be seen as real time composers too. When it was just mixing one song into the other what could be done was severely limited. But now with stuff like looping, etc. it's possible for a DJ to deco...