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by groy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface CS, Volca Beats and MIDI (general)
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Yamaha Reface CS, Volca Beats and MIDI (general)

So, any recommendations for a small MIDI mixer? Remember, I am not a music guy - I only use the stuff for small projects and sound creations. So nothing too fancy :) Thanks! An audio mixer (which is what I think you're thinking of) will take in all the audio from each device on a separate channel a...
by groy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface CS, Volca Beats and MIDI (general)
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Yamaha Reface CS, Volca Beats and MIDI (general)

Good, glad it worked. And, yes this is where it all gets so fun. I say, in your set up, turn the Volca volume down to mute the drums, then when you want them, turn it up real quick to drop em in ;) :headbang: My prediction: soon you will get another MIDI synth (I don’t think your Yamaha has MIDI, do...
by groy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface CS, Volca Beats and MIDI (general)
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Yamaha Reface CS, Volca Beats and MIDI (general)

Hi, welcome :) Not to pass off the question, but google “MIDI basics, hardware set up” or something and don’t shy away from sites that look like 1998. And you don’t sound too confused, if you understand MIDI is not audio that’s a great first step. MIDI will transmit timing data, note on/off data (wh...
by groy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Korg Electribe S (ES-1) Firmware and Factory Sounds
Replies: 10
Views: 53481

Re: Korg Electribe S (ES-1) Firmware and Factory Sounds

Seems that the old electribes have been abandoned by Korg, but there is one dude who seems very knowledgeable about the chip itself. http://electribe.cc/wp/about/ . Currently there is only an OS upgrade for the Er1. Perhaps he will open things up to the ES1. Neat site there! Thank you for the link.
by groy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg EMX-1 not working properly
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Re: Korg EMX-1 not working properly

What do you mean by trigger? pressing the step key of a drum part sounds a synth part as well as that drum? I wonder if it’s just not acting the way you expect it to.
by groy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators
Replies: 33
Views: 13083

Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Should give a shout for Mutable Instruments and Shruthi here. A bit random, but the arp on that thing does the normal up/down/up+down/random, octave, + rhythmic patterns, + swing options, but also has this weird 'Warp' option that works with all these things and plays the notes entered in one of a d...
by groy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Suitable delay for alpha juno
Replies: 1
Views: 3716

Re: Suitable delay for alpha juno

Not sure what your best option is, but for what it’s worth I have an ehx memory boy I often use with my Alpha Juno and sounds good to my ears in a sort of lofi-smushy way that compliments the melancholic Juno just fine. Maybe check out this family of delays. edit - oops sorry that post was pretty ol...
by groy
Mon May 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Advice on a multi-hardware device setup
Replies: 3
Views: 2377

Re: Advice on a multi-hardware device setup

IDK any of those particular pieces, but reading up on it quickly the circuit looks like a decent sequencer for what you want. I say get them in that order: Circuit (with external keys if that’s important to you (or use your MODX for this)), then add an external synth, then see if you still want a dr...
by groy
Mon May 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 8644

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

I think in terms of shear sequencing power today the Squarp Pyramid is at the top of the heap. Dang! This got me reading up on the Squarp even though I wasn't in the market for anything. It’s seems pretty great (not that I was feeling like I couldn’t do something (with the RM1x) it’s just switching...
by groy
Tue May 07, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 8644

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

Look, I don’t know anything about the MODX, so take this with a large pinch of salt, but even if it’s capable, maybe it’s not the best thing going for what you want right now. If you’ve dug in and you’re feeling uninspired with it, there is A LOT of gear out there that is tailor made for getting syn...
by groy
Sun May 05, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 8644

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

I think the sparkle le needs software, so does maschine. Not to be simplistic, but in my mind if you really want to stay away from a computer, the basic building blocks are pretty much always going to be the same: synths (or sampler), a drum machine (or sampler), something that sequences those thing...
by groy
Fri May 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 8644

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

Thanks @groy. I'm principally interested in making what often gets called IDM, or intelligent dance music. Some of the more interesting techno, that sort of thing. I've spent my life listening to the stuff but never sought to make it. Very much in flux at the moment. As I mentioned, I went for the ...
by groy
Fri May 03, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 8644

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

Thanks @groy. I'm principally interested in making what often gets called IDM, or intelligent dance music. Some of the more interesting techno, that sort of thing. I've spent my life listening to the stuff but never sought to make it. Very much in flux at the moment. As I mentioned, I went for the ...
by groy
Wed May 01, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc
Replies: 18
Views: 8644

Re: Question re: "jam boxes" e.g. NI Maschine, Novation Circuit etc

Thanks for the info, guys. So it sounds like grooveboxes like the Circuis and JDXI are really just for ideas, very much a secondary piece of kit next to your main setup (whether that be computer-based, or something like a Kronos), right? Thanks again. Yes that might be true of those particular mode...
by groy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: midi keyboard connection to synth
Replies: 4
Views: 2590

Re: midi keyboard connection to synth

Just wanted to rule it out, and of course excuse me if you know this, but MIDI does not transmit sound, only sends data to tell the instrument to play etc.