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by FlavioB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland TR-505 vs TR-626
Replies: 16
Views: 11476

Re: Roland TR-505 vs TR-626

Damn - thanks for confirmation :-(

You know, I wanted to buy a cheap 626 and install this ROM:

http://harryaxten.altervista.org/tr626expansion.html

So I would have a couple of drum sets available on one drum machine, without the need to buy a sampler...
What would you suggest as an alternative?
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by FlavioB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland TR-505 vs TR-626
Replies: 16
Views: 11476

Re: Roland TR-505 vs TR-626

I know it's an old thread, but: is the TR-626 good for live jam? I mean, do you need to stop/start the sequencer to move from edit to play mode?
I love my TR-606 because I never have to stop it while jamming... would love the 626 too if it'd work the same way!

Thanks in advance!
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by FlavioB
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: J-Wire contact cleaning
Replies: 14
Views: 3254

Re: J-Wire contact cleaning

I clean the contact rails on synths all the time, and I use a soft white pencil eraser (NOT an abrasive ink eraser). I avoid anything that is abrasive including polishes, as the plating is very thin, and sanding it off will fix the problem beautifully by exposing bare base metal, but it will oxidis...
by FlavioB
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Studio Electronics ATC-1 vs. ATC-X vs. ATC-Xi
Replies: 8
Views: 7852

Re: Studio Electronics ATC-1 vs. ATC-X vs. ATC-Xi

Hi there. I know I am resurrecting a very old thread... anyway: I got myself last year an ATC-1 with Moog filter cartridge. I haven't had much time to play with it, but I really do enjoy the sounds I played with, very powerful and deep (basses), but also very clean leads! Now I saw an ad of an ATC-X...
by FlavioB
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Oberheim Matrix 1000 Control/Editing
Replies: 28
Views: 8526

Re: Oberheim Matrix 1000 Control/Editing

There is also a new programmer available for several synthesizers. Check: http://www.stereoping-shop.com/de/synth-controller/ Hi Explorer - not "new" per se, those controllers are already well-known... anyway, not quite "cheap" as well as being DIY kits... Also, a very good hardware programmer is K...
by FlavioB
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Oberheim Matrix 1000 Control/Editing
Replies: 28
Views: 8526

Re: Oberheim Matrix 1000 Control/Editing

... then it won't fit my setup: I'm Mac user only!!! :-(
by FlavioB
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Oberheim Matrix 1000 Control/Editing
Replies: 28
Views: 8526

Re: Oberheim Matrix 1000 Control/Editing

Hi baz - your editor looks nice!
Will take a try on it as soon as you release it!
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by FlavioB
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 8x8 MIDI patchbay with input merge?
Replies: 13
Views: 9641

Re: 8x8 MIDI patchbay with input merge?

What about the Emagic AMT8? It can work standalone and as a USB MIDI interface connected to a PC/Mac. OK - back after some googling: the AMT-8 isnt' bad at all, but it has to be "pre-programmed" from PC/Mac. Thus it gets useless in some live rig where no PC/Mac is available. I now was putting my ey...
by FlavioB
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 8x8 MIDI patchbay with input merge?
Replies: 13
Views: 9641

Re: 8x8 MIDI patchbay with input merge?

What about the Emagic AMT8? It can work standalone and as a USB MIDI interface connected to a PC/Mac. Really? Didn't know about this - even though I already saw some AMT8 in some studios! OK... and... is there any way to dump/backup via SysEx those MIDI patchers/bays? AFAIK it's not possibile on th...
by FlavioB
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Oberheim Matrix 1000 Control/Editing
Replies: 28
Views: 8526

Re: Oberheim Matrix 1000 Control/Editing

Hi everybody... ok - this is an old thread... anyway: did anybody install firmware 1.16 on its Matrix-1000 and report some feedbacks about using external hardware controllers? I got mine on 1.16 but didn't have time to test yet. And, BTW: if anybody is interested, I'm burning batches of 1.16 firmwar...
by FlavioB
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 8x8 MIDI patchbay with input merge?
Replies: 13
Views: 9641

Re: 8x8 MIDI patchbay with input merge?

HI there. I think I'm revamping an old thread here.. anyway: I got options to choose between Roland A-880 and Yamaha MJC-8. I never heard of the latter one, read more about A-880 instead. What is the real difference between those two units? Why does it seem "difficult" to figure out the Yamaha one? ...
by FlavioB
Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: problem with Oberheim Matrix 1000
Replies: 18
Views: 3251

Re: problem with Oberheim Matrix 1000

Hi everybody. So I seem to have a similar issue: all voices really do sound, but on some patches, you can hear a note dropping in volume or something like that. I have no clue what the issue could be. I ran the test as explained and each voice is being displayed on the left part of the display as it...