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by pmh
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Difference Between Komplete and Kontakt
Replies: 2
Views: 2488

Difference Between Komplete and Kontakt

I had a quick look at Kontakt today, and was quite impressed. On looking on the NI website I noticed they did instrument packs and also offered free player versions of the above. Not having used this before, will the instruments play on both players, or are they specific to one? It is not easy to as...
by pmh
Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What to get....
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: What to get....

.... and my list is complete. Picked up a hardly used second generation M-audio Axiom 61, which I shall collect tomorrow. Will be handy for me to be able to spread out on the breakfast bar with some desktop modules. I also remembered that I have a couple of Yamaha QY10s, plus two other Yamaha, but t...
by pmh
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What to get....
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: What to get....

Managed to pick up a Mopho for a good price.

Only had a brief play, but it sounds quite impressive.

It certainly looks easier to tweak with the free editor software.

Kind regards,



Phil
by pmh
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: will the mini brute replace the pro one/sh 101
Replies: 56
Views: 6945

Re: will the mini brute replace the pro one/sh 101

Still an interesting thread, with allegiances coming out in favour of various synths. :D As the older synths become rarer, and the prices continue to rise, I expect they will see the light of day less and less, and their gigging days will eventually be replaced by a life in a bank vault. :D As such,...
by pmh
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MacBeth Elements Synthesizer
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Re: MacBeth Elements Synthesizer

Thanks for this, hadn't heard of these before now.

Great to see that the tradition of the passionate enthusiast, making innovative equipment, still remains.

The keybed reminds me of a posh EDP Wasp, which happens to be the first synth I ever had a go of. :D

Kind regards,



Phil
by pmh
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Microbrute Gig Bag
Replies: 0
Views: 1749

Microbrute Gig Bag

I can see the Microbrute travelling around with me, and thought a gig bag would be the ideal carry case. As laptops have become popular, laptop cases have become quite cheap, and I have been considering one of these. However, Gator bags are a similar price and are probably more desirable as they wil...
by pmh
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: will the mini brute replace the pro one/sh 101
Replies: 56
Views: 6945

Re: will the mini brute replace the pro one/sh 101

Some very interesting points. If you were buying a keyboard purely for it's sound and functionality, then there are many worthy contenders. However, like many other items: cars, motorbikes, etc, it's mainly the nostalgia, uniqueness, first of a kind, collectability etc, that is the reason for owners...
by pmh
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pro One serial archive
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Pro One serial archive

Seen three recently, two of which were J Wire, and these were advertised for between £1200 and £1500.

Bit steep really. Unfortunately, I didn't go back to check if they actually sold for this price.

Would like to own one, but not at that price!

Kind regards,



Phil
by pmh
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Poll: how do you feel about pirated/cracked DAW software?
Replies: 105
Views: 30095

Re: Poll: how do you feel about pirated/cracked DAW software

All valid points, and no right or wrong answers really. Realistically, costs should reduce, but they don't. After all, I am sure they don't have to rewrite the entire software for each new release. Once the main bulk of the software has been written I would have thought it was easier to make tweaks ...
by pmh
Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Poll: how do you feel about pirated/cracked DAW software?
Replies: 105
Views: 30095

Re: Poll: how do you feel about pirated/cracked DAW software

My laptop currently has both bought and legitimate free software on it, and I would not accept anything that had been hacked. I am also a believer in paying people for the efforts they put in, and see no reason why software developers shouldn't get just reward for their efforts. After all, we wouldn...
by pmh
Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What to get....
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: What to get....

You're gonna be sorry you passed on the banjo :guitar: :mrgreen: My other none electronic instruments should make up for the lack of banjo:- The Hohner "Little Lady" http://www.pmhewitt.f2s.com/general/music1.jpg I took a picture of this next to a 50p just to give you a sense of scale. The Mahalo F...
by pmh
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What to get....
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: What to get....

Found a shop having a bit of a sale, so I bought my first item:-

Was it a banjo, was it a flute, no it was ........ a Microbrute! :D

Kind regards,



Phil
by pmh
Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What to get....
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: What to get....

Narrowed it down a little, for the time being; though I might change my mind soon. :mrgreen: I have my eye on: a Mopho, Microbrute, and M-audio Axiom 61, as my other midi controller is USB only. Still a bit undecided on the Mopho, but it would be nice to own a piece of DSI. Kind regards, Phil
by pmh
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Getting into Synthesizers
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

Re: Getting into Synthesizers

Always a difficult one to answer, as there will be many varying opinions, none of which are wrong. I would agree in getting something like the Arturia Microbrute to learn the fundamental basics, and to get a real time feel as to what the varying knobs and sliders do. Once you have understood the bas...
by pmh
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: is it normal for a power supply to buzz? (not through audio)
Replies: 9
Views: 4138

Re: is it normal for a power supply to buzz? (not through au

As already mentioned, some transformers are prone to buzzing, which will be at the frequency of the mains. If this doesn't appear in the audio output then there is nothing to worry about. You can get rubber mounts for transformers, which can/help to reduce the hum, but it's extra effort for nothing ...