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by karmag
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha VL7 price guide?
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Re: Yamaha VL7 price guide?

It's funny that you posted this, since I've been meaning to ask whether there are any physical modeling synths that are decent deals nowadays. (I don't suppose you're anywhere near me, in the middle of Sweden?) :-) Physical modeling synths are probably a bit obscure for most people even here. It mig...
by karmag
Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New SID Synth: TherapSid
Replies: 13
Views: 4807

Re: New SID Synth: TherapSid

Alex E wrote:I love harvesting SIDs myself! I've already done it twice. :)
Seeing this on a site dedicated to vintage gear makes me sad.
by karmag
Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What kind of Synth should I get for playing 80's music
Replies: 12
Views: 5806

Re: What kind of Synth should I get for playing 80's music

I'd like to get he and I something that will replicate extremely well the sound of a piano, but mostly so he can play cool music. Expecially from the 80's. Van Halen Jump, Ah Ha Take on Me ect.. It looks like the Yamaha Motif XS can do all I want If you want all the sounds, and especially if you wa...
by karmag
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Where can I learn the basics of synthesizers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Where can I learn the basics of synthesizers?

I just happen to live close to a university that has sound engineering as one of its specialities and came across this in the library: Sound Synthesis and Sampling by Martin Russ . It has a pretty good coverage of the basics along with some history and all sorts of other stuff. Might be worth buying...
by karmag
Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moving - Power Supply Help Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

Re: Moving - Power Supply Help Needed

Not using surge protection seems like odd advice. Maybe that could refer to inverters? I suppose the output from those would look "square wave-y" enough that it could trigger something. But that's just speculation. A plain transformer should just put out what goes in, more or less. And joking aside,...
by karmag
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moving - Power Supply Help Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

Re: Moving - Power Supply Help Needed

Just wanted to add to the agreement that the 50/60 Hz difference shouldn't be a problem for most electronics, and if it says in the manual that something can run with either I wouldn't worry. A step-down transformer would be my choice for the Yamahas and the Korg. They shouldn't be hard to find in N...
by karmag
Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Isolated Power Supply bricks for Synths?
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: Isolated Power Supply bricks for Synths?

Oh, those do look kind of neat. Never occured to me that pedal board PSUs might have anything besides 9V outputs.

I'm surprised that this sort of thing isn't more of a mainstream product already, with all the electronic stuff that even normal people has piling up all over the place now.
by karmag
Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Create A Supersaw With 10 Analog Synths And Rule The World!
Replies: 12
Views: 4273

Re: Create A Supersaw With 10 Analog Synths And Rule The Wor

I was just thinking the other day that hey, the OPL3 sound chip gives you 18 channels of 2-op FM, maybe you could do something cool with that. Then I remembered that someone already had, kinda. Diode Milliampere - 11 Detuned Square Waves on the Yamaha YMF262 aka OPL3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O...
by karmag
Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Create A Supersaw With 10 Analog Synths And Rule The World!
Replies: 12
Views: 4273

Re: Create A Supersaw With 10 Analog Synths And Rule The Wor

griffin avid wrote:when you try to emulate the classic ‘Supersaw’ sound of the Roland JP-8000 – a virtual analog synth from the 90′s – using 10 hardware analog synths!
So that'll be an analog virtual virtual analog then?
by karmag
Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha FM enthusiasts, help me hone my live setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

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

Tweaking coarse frequency seems like something that would turn that conga who-knows-what as soon as you touch it. But perhaps that's just me, it might work. I think I'd want to have some control over the modulator envelopes too, the carrier envelope(s) maybe not. Either way, sounds like it would be ...
by karmag
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: IKEA floor to ceiling shelves for Studio Setup
Replies: 5
Views: 6611

Re: IKEA floor to ceiling shelves for Studio Setup

If you search for Stolmen on Ikeahackers there's got to be some useful ideas there.

The two DJ setups come to mind (1, 2); neither uses the floor-to-ceiling posts, and both uses something more stable as a base. Maybe that's an option for stuff you want to play.
by karmag
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pure FM Synths.. How? What? Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 1692

Re: Pure FM Synths.. How? What? Why?

Wasn't it actually phase distortion? A table with a sine being read out for a specific phase? Yes, it's essentially a wavetable. (And don't confuse "phase modulation" with "phase distortion" - PD is just a marketing term, from Casio even.) :-) Here's something that was posted to the music-dsp list ...
by karmag
Wed May 28, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Likelihood of Virtual Analogs To Truly Become Vintage Pieces
Replies: 29
Views: 5009

Re: Likelihood of Virtual Analogs To Truly Become Vintage Pi

Ashe37 made some great points (last year..) about standard parts. I wonder whether the modern stuff uses Flash for storage, that's something we know will degrade over time. If and when we get the combination of Flash memory and DRM to keep people from reading out data and cloning synths, we're screw...
by karmag
Sun May 25, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha SY/TG77 waveform/data cards, useful or not? Value?
Replies: 5
Views: 2763

Re: SY/TG77 waveform/data cards, useful or not? Value?

That's a good price, I'd suggest get them and if you don't like them ...then I can always flog them on ebay for an inflated price like everyone else? I'll buy them off you for the same price again (+shipping) so you can't lose out. 8-) Oh. That works too I suppose. :-) I own a few waveform cards (R...
by karmag
Sun May 25, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha SY/TG77 waveform/data cards, useful or not? Value?
Replies: 5
Views: 2763

Re: SY/TG77 waveform/data cards, useful or not? Value?

The price is for the whole lot.

Do you have any experience with using any card sets, and are they worth bothering with? I'm pretty ignorant about what the difference will be when trying to create sounds from scratch. (Maybe I should try reading through the manual again.)