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by logix
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Thanks Madtheory, that worked! OK, so I've transferred the Brian Eno sysex file over to both synths, but honestly I can't hear any difference between them (TX-802 and original DX-7). I've tried playing at different keys, high up, low down, chords etc. but to my ears they sound the same (I've been us...
by logix
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

It's a tricky question sometimes: sell or keep? Do I collect cool and rare vintage gear or do I make music? What do I actually NEED to make the music I want? All tricky questions, and I'm trying to figure out the answers. With a family and a part of the living room for my studio those are things to ...
by logix
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Aha! :D
They (Encylotronic) could have made it a whole lot easier for everybody by informing that you have to register and sign in to download anything from them. Not an obvious thing as most websites with free downloads don't demand a login.
Thanks for clearing it all up!
by logix
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

I'm the OP and utterly confused as well :? I first clicked on the Factmag link (as posted earlier in this thread). That page in turn linked to the Encyclotronic page , but alas there's no link to the actual download. Clicking on the (keyboard magazine) image scan only brings up a larger view of it. ...
by logix
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Yamaha TX16W: There is only one actual emulation of the TX16W, and that's Cyclone, make by the people who developed Typhoon. It's really a nostalgia exercise "because the could". Ah, I see! The plugin known as TX16W is nothing like a TX16W, although it can read Yamaha format samples (but not Typhoo...
by logix
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Keep the keyboard-based instruments and sell off the 19" rackmounts. Personally, I think they are terrible-sounding stuff, and some of them are a PITA to program. Not worth the bother IMHO. I agree that a lot of them are hard to program, but what do you compare them with when you say they sound ter...
by logix
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

I'm still a stranger to the softsynth/DAW thing, and have to admit that in the back of my mind those solutions are still prone to timing issues compared to hardware MIDI gear Softsynths are *sample* accurate. MIDI is way worse than that (it takes about 3ms to send a note-on message - I'll leave you...
by logix
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Desmond : very good point indeed! I'm still a stranger to the softsynth/DAW thing, and have to admit that in the back of my mind those solutions are still prone to timing issues compared to hardware MIDI gear and hardware MIDI sequencers (or an Atari ST running whatever MIDI sequencer). I don't kno...
by logix
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Realizing I don't have the physical room for all of my synth hardware I'm considering downsizing (i.e. dumping stuff). The question is: what is no worth keeping any more, what can I replace with the other gear I already have and what can be replaced with software synths? I'm an old school guy who st...
by logix
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland A-880 (MIDI patchbay) ROM
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Roland A-880 (MIDI patchbay) ROM

Does anyone know what the latest ROM version for the Roland A-880 (MIDI patchbay) is?
by logix
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.
Replies: 12
Views: 9100

Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

I had an X-7000 myself, which I sold years ago, but fondly remember several very nice samples I had from those Akai QD disks. I now have a different sampler, but it would be great to source those sounds again. I think the OP's idea is great, and it would be a win-win for everybody. Have you had any ...
by logix
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 23045

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

A little late joining, but.... which gear was used on "Dancing girls"? The drums seem to be a Roland TR-808 (at least partly, or heavily processed it seems) -can anyone confirm this? I really love the bass -Prophet 5? I'd love to hear anything related to the production of that song. I haven't found...
by logix
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Nik Kershaw synths
Replies: 50
Views: 23045

Re: Nik Kershaw synths

A little late joining, but.... which gear was used on "Dancing girls"? The drums seem to be a Roland TR-808 (at least partly, or heavily processed it seems) -can anyone confirm this? I really love the bass -Prophet 5? I'd love to hear anything related to the production of that song. I haven't found ...
by logix
Fri May 04, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Studio Electronic SE-1 external input
Replies: 5
Views: 4299

Re: Studio Electronic SE-1 external input

That's fantastic thank you very much I really appreciate it! I'm glad you like it and you're still here to read it. Sorry about the long delay -it appears sometimes I'm not alerted about new postings. Be sure to re-read my guide as I've just edited both the text and photos so things should be a lot...
by logix
Thu May 03, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Studio Electronic SE-1 external input
Replies: 5
Views: 4299

Re: Studio Electronic SE-1 external input

I'm the OP and just read your reply. Hope this is still of interest. Adding an external filter input to the SE-1 If your SE-1 didn't come with a factory-installed "External input" on the back panel (right next to the audio out jack) you can easily add an external filter input jack yourself. My SE-1 ...