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by Hallu
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Custom blue backlit LED for Yamaha TX7 or DX100
Replies: 0
Views: 3252

Custom blue backlit LED for Yamaha TX7 or DX100

Hello I purchased two blue backlit LEDs with the intention of upgrading the TX7 I own, as well as buying a second TX7. I'm realizing I'd rather get a multi-timbral TX802. One I already put in the TX7 I own and am selling locally, I figure this would be a good spot to sell the other. For a TX7 it is ...
by Hallu
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Hardware Sequencer for full songs?
Replies: 27
Views: 9293

Re: Which Hardware Sequencer for full songs?

That is great that you're a "hardware guy", but if you want to be great at what you do maybe you should start being a "best tool for the job guy."

As others have said, what you want only exists in software. Look into a decent MIDI controller to assist in working whatever program you find.
by Hallu
Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Elektron Machine
Replies: 249
Views: 47555

Re: New Elektron Machine

I have my MachineDrum UW mk1 up for sale on eBay if you want to explore Elektron beats for SUPER cheap ;)

(full disclosure - I would profit from you buying my MachineDrum UW mk1)
by Hallu
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Elektron Machine
Replies: 249
Views: 47555

Re: New Elektron Machine

omg people the Tetra was only used as reference since it was a four voice synth module that you could control over CC commands, in no way discussing tone :?
by Hallu
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Elektron Machine
Replies: 249
Views: 47555

Re: New Elektron Machine

The extension of the elektron sequencer for synth use is very different person to person. Sorry if I wasn't clear enough - I don't find the Elektron sequencing for synths useful for ME as much as other people. Some basic CC data (mostly dampening, portamento time and mod wheel) are all I use for spe...
by Hallu
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth for great bass
Replies: 43
Views: 9186

Re: Synth for great bass

DX7 easily. Analog bass gets very limited very quick, and using FM allows you to sculpt a lot of different harmonic content rather than the usual analog oscillator at 32' with a closed filter.
by Hallu
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Elektron Machine
Replies: 249
Views: 47555

Re: New Elektron Machine

I would get an Octatrack used first. If you don't like it you can sell it and use the invested money to go towards something else. The Analog Four is the weakest one to my ears, I'd rather have a MonoMachine, but the Octatrack and Rytm both seem super versatile. Plus the OctaTrack offers so much mo...
by Hallu
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Elektron Machine
Replies: 249
Views: 47555

Re: New Elektron Machine

I would get an Octatrack used first. If you don't like it you can sell it and use the invested money to go towards something else. The Analog Four is the weakest one to my ears, I'd rather have a MonoMachine, but the Octatrack and Rytm both seem super versatile. Plus the OctaTrack offers so much mor...
by Hallu
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Elektron Machine
Replies: 249
Views: 47555

Re: New Elektron Machine

When this was first announced, I never read how it could do different synthesis options for each drum sound (i.e. snare drum classic/hard/FM). My main reservation was not wanting to spend $1500 on a single snare sound. The Elektron FM sounds in my MachineDrum were by far my favorite part - I could c...
by Hallu
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai Analog Drum Machine
Replies: 241
Views: 50169

Re: Akai Analog Drum Machine

it sounds pretty bland, and while analog synths are being used by lots of people, a lot of modern drum production I'm hearing is all digital so I don't know who they're expecting to win over with this??? I think the growing interest in "analog" is veering away from practical modern music use into it...
by Hallu
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Smith Modular
Replies: 27
Views: 6429

Re: Dave Smith Modular

With how wacky and multi-function most good modules are these days, seems a bit limited, but I do really like modern CEM tone, but I don't care to ever have a modular ...

I am hoping my pointless internal monologue resonates with someone
by Hallu
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: A MIDI riddle for you all
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Re: A MIDI riddle for you all

I actually solved it (in an odd way). If I only did a single parameter change on the TX7 it would not register and send a "bad" message, but if I kept sweeping through the parameter it would finally recognize and accept.

I hope this odd info reaches someone stuck with BCR2000 problems.
by Hallu
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: A MIDI riddle for you all
Replies: 3
Views: 977

A MIDI riddle for you all

I have a Yamaha TX7 module with no ability to control parameters from the front panel - it must be done through a computer program. The TX7 only operates in SysEx I have a BCR 2000. It is capable of controlling SysEx parameters only if it is done through "learn mode", where I control a parameter on ...
by Hallu
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?
Replies: 147
Views: 28828

Re: Would you buy a CS80 if re-released?

I would rather buy the Studio Electronics rack and load it with CS 80 filters. If I got a CS80 somehow I'd sell it first thing, I refuse to own any piece of gear that doesn't fit into a suitcase.
by Hallu
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha FM enthusiasts, help me hone my live setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: Yamaha FM enthusiasts, help me hone my live setup

I haven't tried the BCR with FM yet, but from what everyone has told me, the DX synths cannot handle lots of parameter changes at once. It's all Sysex, and chokes up when you move a knob too quickly. They don't handle a lot in real time, but as I said I do a lot of "plinky" sounds. I also don't pla...