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by max badwan
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog synths without PWM: Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 4166

Re: Analog synths without PWM: Why?

NCChao1268 wrote:Some analog synths were made without PWM such as Roland JX-3P, JX-8P, Korg Poly 800, DW-8000 and 6000 (Hybrids). But Why?
The answer is likely production costs. But PWM is achievable on the JXs' utilising osc sync, and on the DW 8000 using the delay.
by max badwan
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JV1080 Bend Range
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Re: Roland JV1080 Bend Range

From memory, it's +/- 48 semitones. It's in the patch common menu. Hope that helps.
by max badwan
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim DX and SC Drumtraks = virtually the same?
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Re: Oberheim DX and SC Drumtraks = virtually the same?

From memory, you can swap the eproms between the machines, and I think the LinnDrum as well.
by max badwan
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why are Euroracks called "Euroracks?"
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Why are Euroracks called "Euroracks?"

Nope, earliest modulars were from USA and UK
Isn't the UK considered part of Europe (not withstanding Brexit)?
by max badwan
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland MKS50 problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2772

Re: Roland MKS50 problem

It doesn't sound like it was "repaired" to me...
by max badwan
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Software editor for ESQ1?
Replies: 13
Views: 10429

Re: Software editor for ESQ1?

There's an iOS app called Patch Base, which has an ESQ template.
by max badwan
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg DS-8
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: Korg DS-8

Having owned both boards (I bought a DS 8 new back in 1987, and have used DWs 6000 and 8000, and my EX 8000 is still in the rack) I feel at least somewhat qualified to respond. If the DW 8000 keyboard is "clacky", the DS 8 action is "spongy". Nowhere near as noisy. Regarding it's ability to mimic th...
by max badwan
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?
Replies: 73
Views: 7037

Re: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?

Price is the main area of "improvement".
by max badwan
Tue May 10, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Isao Tomita RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Isao Tomita RIP

2016, eh. Bowie, Emerson, Prince and now Tomita. RIP.
by max badwan
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Initializing a patch on a Jx10
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Initializing a patch on a Jx10

You are not losing your mind, and there is no initialisation routine on the JX 10.

I created an initial patch, which I called basic, and stored it on an M 16c, so I could quickly edit from scratch.
by max badwan
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai K3m and MIDI control
Replies: 9
Views: 2601

Re: Kawai K3m and MIDI control

Thanks Everyone. The controller mentioned are nice and a bit too pricey for my taste. There are several units of the Novation Zero SL MkII available here. What do you think? Will those work as well? I would think so if a Behringer BCR2000 already does the job. I used a BCR with the K3m, worked well.
by max badwan
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Universal Freeware Midi-SysEx Utility
Replies: 19
Views: 3237

Re: Universal Freeware Midi-SysEx Utility

Hyde wrote:To avoid stating another thread...(Hope you don't mind) I have the same issue but I have a MAC. What are the MAC options ? Thanks 8-)
This works well
SysEx Librarian
by max badwan
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Question: Comparison of JV card Orchestral I vs II
Replies: 12
Views: 8885

Re: Question: Comparison of JV card Orchestral I vs II

synthmania have audio demos of most of the SR-JV80 cards, so you can have a listen. Orchestral 1 has "breadth", Orchestral 2 has "depth". They work well together.
by max badwan
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: General views of synthesizers when they were introduced?
Replies: 17
Views: 1547

Re: General views of synthesizers when they were introduced?

see if you can track down primary sources for the Ondes Martenot and the Trautonium, dated to the late 1920s.
by max badwan
Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Suggestion for first analog synth
Replies: 23
Views: 1882

Re: Suggestion for first analog synth

Thumbs up for the SH 32, and I'd have a look at the Alesis Ion as well.