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by zaphod betamax
Thu May 31, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 74
Views: 40891

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

1) The synth that made you want to play music: The Moog modular one of my paper customers was playing back in the mid Seventies in London, Ontario 2) Your first synth: ARP Solina 3) The synth that has surprised you most: Vermona '14 4) The synth that has disappointed you most: Siel DK-70 5) The synt...
by zaphod betamax
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what's up with my moog slim phatty being out of tune?
Replies: 9
Views: 8467

Re: what's up with my moog slim phatty being out of tune?

Well the CS-40m is not a CS-50. I have now sold my CS-40m, however, I can tell you that it was very good at staying at pitch, even when cold, and turned on, relative to the deadnuts C reference note of a Waldorf Blofeld keyboard with an INIT patch. The MS-20kit takes a bit to tune up even when ambie...
by zaphod betamax
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Studiologic sledge 2.0 vs blofeld?
Replies: 7
Views: 5506

Re: Studiologic sledge 2.0 vs blofeld?

No difference between the way the LFO values work on a Blofeld (I have 4) and a Sledge. +24 depth is a semitone, +35 is a fifth, +38 is an octave, +42 is two octaves, etc. They map 1:1, it is not like there is a deadzone for 50% of the travel. Hi i have been looking for a new synth, and I have narro...
by zaphod betamax
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Studiologic Sledge - Hidden Parameters
Replies: 11
Views: 6263

Re: Studiologic Sledge - Hidden Parameters

If you cross reference the cc99 on a Blofeld you see it is FilterEnvSustain2. As this is a =127 data entry with the encoder, you can enter in the above number with your Waldorf Blofeld keyboard via MIDI OUT to MIDI IN on the Sledge. I find Data@16 (unison2) to yield some interesting phasing when a s...
by zaphod betamax
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf
Replies: 125
Views: 47777

Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Yes the TW garnered much hilarious hate. I bought mine because of the hate, I only wish I had two not one. Regardless, I have taken mine apart and found the CV points on the wipers on the cutoff pots and need to do some experiments to see if I can get the cutoff to respond to external CV. The hate i...
by zaphod betamax
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg MS-20 mini / Korg Minilogue
Replies: 7
Views: 11728

Re: Korg MS-20 mini / Korg Minilogue

MS20xx>Kenton USB>Minilogue. (used as poly module for MS20xx)
by zaphod betamax
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: MS20(mini) - velocity-patch
Replies: 19
Views: 5007

Re: MS20(mini) - velocity-patch

I crosspatched my two MS-20 kits so the HPF on #1 was controlled by EG2 inverted and vice versa. Just because the MS-20xx has breakout inputs to the filter, I encourage people to run external CV into ther MS-20 and see what happens. I also use the Heaphones to ESP to Env out to control the lag on my...
by zaphod betamax
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf
Replies: 125
Views: 47777

Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

The Timbre Wolf will soon be modded and hacked.
Soon, its true tone will be carved out of the wilderness!
by zaphod betamax
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard -- MIDI CC Data via MIDI Out?
Replies: 2
Views: 6007

Re: Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard -- MIDI CC Data via MIDI Out?

Re-reading this post, I get a laugh out of hearing such stories about the non-transmission of CC out of the Blofeld keyboard midi OUT. Test Rig: Blofeld Keys Blofeld module midi cable When you change a paramater on the Blokeys, it is changed on the module. What probably happened is the person espous...
by zaphod betamax
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis? Korg Poly-800 & EX-800
Replies: 13
Views: 1824

Re: Additive synthesis? Korg Poly-800 & EX-800

Now, on the Seil DK-70, you can set the level of each square wave from 0-15, IIRC.
On the Poly 800, it is either on or off, IIRC
by zaphod betamax
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what's up with my moog slim phatty being out of tune?
Replies: 9
Views: 8467

Re: what's up with my moog slim phatty being out of tune?

The MS-20kit most assuredly does not have any autotune. If the Ms-20mini does,that is news to me.

Also, the MS anything compared to the Yamaha CS-xx is no comparsion.
MyCS-40m used to be in tune on turn-on, even at sub 50F temps.
by zaphod betamax
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Strange Result Stacking 2 Pulse+ Monosynths
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Strange Result Stacking 2 Pulse+ Monosynths

Precisely, yes, but very close is a doodle, and I am using the MK2 version. I try to get them close with the ADSR and cutoff, etc, but anything else is what I like to humouresly consider "drift" Even old polys like the OBX never had perfect envelopes between each voice! As for volume, matching the v...
by zaphod betamax
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer
Replies: 31
Views: 15095

Re: new VERMONA 14 synthesizer

I've had mine for maybe a week now!
by zaphod betamax
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Vermona PerFOURmer mkii
Replies: 14
Views: 8683

Re: Vermona PerFOURmer mkii

perfect companion to be controlled by the '14!
by zaphod betamax
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 140
Views: 135596

Re: Your latest musical purchase

A Vermona '14!