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by groy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying a synth in Canada, need help.
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Buying a synth in Canada, need help.

Will Canada even let you in now with current covid restrictions? I'd check that first.
by groy
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...
Replies: 15
Views: 11223

Re: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...

Ok wanted to update again… embarrassed but I must have f**k up or like Yukuku said, CaiKote is maybe more conductive than wanted here. After a few weeks now I have 1 pad that gets stuck on (triggering all the time) and another that triggers kind of erratically when engaged. Still better off than whe...
by groy
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Help needed for first synth
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: Help needed for first synth

Microkorg has as great arp. You can change key on the fly as you described, does octaves and s**t, but if you wanted to re-trigger a chord you have to play all it's notes (not just the single root key).
by groy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...
Replies: 15
Views: 11223

Re: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...

Just by way of an update: went with the CaiKote because that’s what I could easily purchase. Put it on as lightly as I could and made sure there was no extra applied anywhere else on the pads. I got all the buttons with a half dip. I also cleaned the contacts on the board with dioxit. Did not have m...
by groy
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommendation for a synth to start with
Replies: 4
Views: 5186

Re: Recommendation for a synth to start with

Microfreak is a perfect shout. If you’re looking around, also a lot of the Mutable Instruments synths, or Korg Minilogue.
by groy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...
Replies: 15
Views: 11223

Re: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...

Oh, sorry for multiple posts: I am seeing an option for a graphite based paint now... should I use alcohol based or water based?
Alternatively I see carbon based conductive pens? It's weird because some of these are indicating they are intended for hard surfaces.
by groy
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...
Replies: 15
Views: 11223

Re: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...

Thank you again! Cool, I’ve seen a video where that product is recommended and would get it but I don’t think it’s for sale here in the States :(
by groy
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...
Replies: 15
Views: 11223

Re: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...

I use graphite on electribes, because the original pads have graphite. Awesome, thanks for the reply. Do you have a recommendation for a graphite based product to use? I'm having trouble searching for one because the pen style ones specified for circuits are not readily coming up the way they do fo...
by groy
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...
Replies: 15
Views: 11223

Re: bad buttons on your Electribe (or similar?) read on...

Does it not matter which product is used? Looking around, I see some people say graphite based, others a circuit writer pen, which as far as I understand can come in carbon, nickel, or silver. Then this post saying CaiKot 44 which is silver / carbon. Is this one cool?
by groy
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface CS, Volca Beats and MIDI (general)
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

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: 1820

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: 1820

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: 57152

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: 1586

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.