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by db0451
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Changing MIDI volume
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: Changing MIDI volume

If the dx7 us set up like the tx81z, could you split the output of the DX and send the arp through the left out and your keyboard part on the right, and adjust the outputs accordingly? As madtheory mentioned, no. Anyway, velocity can be programmed to affect timbre, not just volume, so this wouldn't...
by db0451
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Changing MIDI volume
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: Changing MIDI volume

Thanks! Good to know, in case I ever find one of my synths doesn't have its own velocity curve and need to involve the computer :lol:
by db0451
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Changing MIDI volume
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: Changing MIDI volume

But then the max velocity of 64 will be too quiet when compared to hard notes played on the DX7's own keybed, which would basically just be reversing the OP's problem.

So can MIDI-OX map across a configurable range, namely 0~99? I don't use it often and have never investigated that part of it.
by db0451
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Changing MIDI volume
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: Changing MIDI volume

Yeah, you're talking about velocity, not volume. You want to change the velocity of the steps programmed in the mK's arpeggiator. So here's an answer specific to the keyboards in question. Background: the DX7 and related keyboards weren't intentionally or precisely limited to velocities 0~99: my DX7...
by db0451
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone with a Roland TR-8
Replies: 8
Views: 1294

Re: Anyone with a Roland TR-8

I don't understand what you're trying to do, but here goes: OK. Maybe I have put the midi cable cable wrong. I think I have the cable in midi in on the TR. I´m gonna try that later. Try what? There's no other option. The cable needs a MIDI Out port at one end and a MIDI In port at the other. My idea...
by db0451
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?
Replies: 37
Views: 4927

Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

mmp wrote:VL1 (3) Have all 3
Vl1-M (4) Have 3 now
Wow. That's a real collection. I'm interested to know what you do with them. Guessing you do lots of layering and/or poly-extension? Do you mainly use them for emulative or synth sounds?
by db0451
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?
Replies: 73
Views: 9529

Re: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?

examples of how things have improved All I know is that in my 35 year sabbatical nothing has apparently improved. yes, when people say something to the contrary of the point you're trying to prove, just repeat yourself, louder. if you're not going to listen to people, why did you start a discussion...
by db0451
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?
Replies: 73
Views: 9529

Re: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?

lmao, op just seems to want to have their established bias confirmed, rather than actually listening to counterxamples. of course synthesisers in general quantifably have vastly more reach, features, in many cases reliability, etc than they did 35 years ago. modern analogues are often overpriced due...
by db0451
Thu May 19, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: volca fm vs. dx7
Replies: 5
Views: 3701

Re: volca fm vs. dx7

The main shortcoming is, of course, polyphony, or rather the lack thereof. What type of patches do you want to play? If you need more than 3 notes, the Volca can't do it. That's a tech spec, sure, but it's a significant one worth mentioning.
by db0451
Tue May 03, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio CZ 5000 weird MIDI behavior
Replies: 9
Views: 2882

Re: Casio CZ 5000 weird MIDI behavior

It could also possibly be related to some supporting component in that circuit, like a diode or such. For the sake of completeness, I'll also mention I had an issue once where my TX81Z kept losing its memory, for no apparent reason... till I realised the arrangement of my hastily rigged battery-hold...
by db0451
Tue May 03, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesiser Footswitch - What's inside them?
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Synthesiser Footswitch - What's inside them?

There is one catch with footswitches. They can be NO or NC (normally open or normally closed) - it is usually called "polarity" on sustain pedals. Some instruments recognize initial state on power-on, and then respond to change - with these you are good with any kind of footswitch. However some syn...
by db0451
Mon May 02, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio CZ 5000 weird MIDI behavior
Replies: 9
Views: 2882

Re: Casio CZ 5000 weird MIDI behavior

The 5000 has built in AC power supply...no adapter! The D cells are the battery backup (one year rated lifetime). Ah, my bad - many thanks for the correction to my (now useless!) post. I got my model #s mixed up and must've thought this was the CZ-101. Note to self: always Google to confirm vague m...
by db0451
Mon May 02, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio CZ 5000 weird MIDI behavior
Replies: 9
Views: 2882

Re: Casio CZ 5000 weird MIDI behavior

[edit: this was based on me thinking of the CZ-101, clearly not relevant, but for posterity...] Hi. I'm not sure about 1 but interested to see if anyone else knows what the issue is. However, re 2: If you mean you only replaced the batteries exposed on the bottom of the unit, then yes, you need to d...
by db0451
Sun May 01, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio CZ-5000 saturated/distorted output
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Re: Casio CZ-5000 saturated/distorted output

Yup. In other synths that use transistors for muting instead of relays, a nearly identical symptom can present. Weirdly this is not very widely discussed, yet it's happened to me multiple times, including repeats in the same synths. I guess maybe I was doing something wrong - like plugging cables in...
by db0451
Sun May 01, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha ex5 problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1525

Re: Yamaha ex5 problem

Have you powered off and back on? I ask because it sounds like you have left it on, and the message sounds like one that comes up if you power on while (in this case accidentally) holding down a particular combination of buttons to perform a factory reset. One would then assume that if you restart w...