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by commodorejohn
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does anyone else enjoy cheap Yamahas like the PSR?
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Does anyone else enjoy cheap Yamahas like the PSR?

Some of 'em are pretty fun. I have a PSR-48 for nostalgy purposes (my aunt and uncle had one when I was a kid, and the demo song made such a strong impression on me that, years later, my attempt to recreate it from memory mutated into a whole multi-part space-rock epic which I'm still fairly proud o...
by commodorejohn
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....
Replies: 24
Views: 5188

Re: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....

I'll put in a good word for AZR3 which is quite a decent little freeware B3 emulation.
by commodorejohn
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can someone identify the EP in Chicago's Hard Habit to Break
Replies: 3
Views: 2241

Re: Can someone identify the EP in Chicago's Hard Habit to Break

That's, like, the archetypal Sappy DX7 Love Song.
by commodorejohn
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DSS-1/DSM-1 Your thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 3741

Re: Korg DSS-1/DSM-1 Your thoughts?

Ah, the more you know...in any case, it sounds gorram great :)
by commodorejohn
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DSS-1/DSM-1 Your thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 3741

Re: Korg DSS-1/DSM-1 Your thoughts?

Well, it's definitely a fantastic sound. SSM filters + that Korg delay unit = dark magic.
by commodorejohn
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DSS-1/DSM-1 Your thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 3741

Re: Korg DSS-1/DSM-1 Your thoughts?

Upside: it's basically a sampler plugged into the filter and delay stages of the DW-8000, which is awesome. It's got two of the delay units, which is also awesome. In addition, it has oscillator sync (a rarity on vintage samplers!) and switchable filter rolloff. Soundwise, it's very nice. Downside: ...
by commodorejohn
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novachord 346: 82 Years Old & Still Running! (New Recording)
Replies: 4
Views: 1762

Re: Novachord 346: 82 Years Old & Still Running! (New Recording)

Oh, that's divine :) Shame it never caught on...it'd have been fascinating to hear what some of the early 20th-century composers could've done with it.
by commodorejohn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can anyone help identify this beast?
Replies: 9
Views: 5843

Re: Can anyone help identify this beast?

Man, I'd drive four hours for anything with that many knobs on it.
by commodorejohn
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha V50 HELP PLEASE... ANYONE?
Replies: 5
Views: 4412

Re: Yamaha V50 HELP PLEASE... ANYONE?

If it's a specific set of keys that won't function and everything else is fine, I strongly suspect it's an issue with the keybed. I don't know how the V50's decoder matrix is laid out, but if there's a single select line for all the Cs, and that connection gets broken, then this is what you'll see. ...
by commodorejohn
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: which is the best roland JX to get?
Replies: 12
Views: 4519

Re: which is the best roland JX to get?

JX10. It does big lush pads like nobody's business.
by commodorejohn
Mon May 18, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 156
Views: 239414

Re: Your latest musical purchase

A 1959 Hammond M-3 tonewheel organ, in very good cosmetic and operating condition :D Just need to break out the Deoxit and clean up the drawbars and a couple of the key contacts and it'll be good as new!
by commodorejohn
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are your thoughts on the Casio HT-6000? (Just got one.)
Replies: 25
Views: 16587

Re: What are your thoughts on the Casio HT-6000? (Just got one.)

It's interesting, but for the sound I didn't think it was worth dealing with the interface. And that was before prices went crazy (did some popular artist suddenly start using one?)
by commodorejohn
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synths, are they really worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 5245

Re: Vintage synths, are they really worth it?

Are they worth owning? h**l yes. Even with the explosion of modern analog, there's still a pile of interesting, characterful synths out there that Behringer hasn't gotten around to shamelessly cloning yet. Are they worth paying $ x for? Well, the answer to that is different for everyone, and it's tr...
by commodorejohn
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ARP Omni 2 - slide pots?
Replies: 3
Views: 2533

Re: ARP Omni 2 - slide pots?

Well, having a quiet weekend with nothing on the docket thanks to ongoing world events, and having picked up a recap kit and a set of sliders recently, I started in on recapping the Omni this afternoon. Thing I like: single-layer PCBs with plain solder traces means it's much less nerve-wracking to w...
by commodorejohn
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Intro for the song 'Fox On The Run' written by 'Sweet'
Replies: 1
Views: 1227

Re: Intro for the song 'Fox On The Run' written by 'Sweet'

Anything that can use an up-going sawtooth LFO to modulate the filter cutoff can do it; beyond that, just ramp up the resonance and the modulation amount over the course of a few seconds, and presto.