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by ranzee
Mon May 20, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 21912

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

I own a Roland MKS-70 that used to belong to Nik. I've got a tweet from him confirming it.

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by ranzee
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bass Station 2 firmware 4.14 AFX mode
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Bass Station 2 firmware 4.14 AFX mode

2. The AFX mode is essentially turning this synth into a fully featured drum machine – on roids You are not the first person to suggest this. You can't have more than two notes playing at one time (and that requires paraphonic mode, so they share the filter and amp). Just a four on the floor kick p...
by ranzee
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators
Replies: 14
Views: 4012

Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

Get your hands on a Yamaha Motif if you can...the arpeggiator is insane. It's really a four-track sequencer that can interpret the chords being played. It does everything from drum patterns to melodic riffs and on most models in the family you can create your own arp patterns. That's the Karma mode...
by ranzee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators
Replies: 14
Views: 4012

Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators



A lot of people don't realise that the MicroKorg has a huge ARP - and it sends notes out via MIDI OUT.
by ranzee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators
Replies: 14
Views: 4012

Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators



Roland MC-505 has an amazing ARP section - and I never realised how deep it goes until someone recently pointed it out to me. Great stable MIDI clock on this machine - and the ARP sends notes out through MIDI.
by ranzee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators
Replies: 14
Views: 4012

Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators



Roland GAIA SH-01 has a really big ARP section - it also offers editing via a 3rd party computer application. Roland did have software for this, but have discontinued it - and it is difficult to track down.
by ranzee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators
Replies: 14
Views: 4012

Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators



The DeepMind12 has a really deep ARP with the pattern edit feature.
by ranzee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators
Replies: 14
Views: 4012

Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

I've begun doing a series of videos on my YouTube channel about synthesizers with amazing arpeggiators. I tend to look for ones that have deeper editing and pattern/motif features and the ability to send ARP to MIDI OUT. I'll post the videos in the replies below. Do you have a synth with a cool ARP?...
by ranzee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How to choose your first synthesizer
Replies: 1
Views: 1607

How to choose your first synthesizer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKd2BYx498E Everything you need to know about getting your first synthesizer. Whether you’re a beginner, or an experienced musician: I give you all the purchasing considerations, plus I recommend and demonstrate 6 of my top pics. Watch the video from start to finish ...
by ranzee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bass Station 2 firmware 4.14 AFX mode
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Bass Station 2 firmware 4.14 AFX mode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCa0kP4WLWU A quick run through the new firmware 4.14 for Bass Station II. This is a massive update and best of all it is free! I thought the last firmware update was huge – this is even bigger! Here’s the new features: ? AFX mode – multi patch overlay tables ? Exten...
by ranzee
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My first synth - the Roland XP-10
Replies: 6
Views: 3030

Re: My first synth - the Roland XP-10

I mentioned the XP-50 in the video. It was out of my reach at the time. I've come across them more recently and with all the Roland Cloud stuff out now, I can't really see myself getting one. But who knows, things often change :)
by ranzee
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My first synth - the Roland XP-10
Replies: 6
Views: 3030

Re: My first synth - the Roland XP-10

So many owned a Casio as their first synth. I think Casio must have made a lot of money in the 80s and 90s.
by ranzee
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My first synth - the Roland XP-10
Replies: 6
Views: 3030

My first synth - the Roland XP-10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN4Nr8qyjho A little video about my first synth - the Roland XP-10 (which I still own). I also did a small repair and then checked out some of the features. I talk about the personal journey that I've taken to get this synth and why I chose it in the beginning. What ...
by ranzee
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: New album "LINK" released
Replies: 0
Views: 2312

New album "LINK" released

I'm excited to announce my new album "LINK" is available now from most major digital distributors: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/09GcwAPzXQhHskoeRJtso2 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/link/1448778599?uo=8&app=itunes&at=1000laWE Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MJ8FL76 ...
by ranzee
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha AN200 data encoder repair
Replies: 14
Views: 17579

Re: Yamaha AN200 data encoder repair

my pleasure :) The more repair jobs and projects I do with synths, the more I grow in confidence. I just started another Arduino project with my Moog Werkstatt - these things are so cool to tweak. When I had the AN200 apart I couldn't help but wonder how hard would i be to do a custom module for th...