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by Mark76
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland synths price point back in the day
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

Roland synths price point back in the day

I'm curious. When you look back at Rolands legacy in the 1980s there seems to be a bewildering range of different synth product lines Jupiters/Junos/Alpha Junos/D Series. I realise all of these came out at different times and had different technology, but from a marketing perspective what was the pr...
by Mark76
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Anyone ever used the M1 sequencer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1680

Re: Anyone ever used the M1 sequencer?

Hey! Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. I imagine most people will think I'm crazy for even trying to get my head around this but I think it will be great for basic loops etc running alongside the boutique sequencer and I just love trying to create something from such a basic sequencer! ...
by Mark76
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Anyone ever used the M1 sequencer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1680

Anyone ever used the M1 sequencer?

Hey! Has anyone on here ever used the M1 sequencer? My workflow is to create the patterns and then loop them to make the full song. I realise the M1 sequencer is pretty basic but I kind of like the challenge to record something using old basic equipment, plus I REALLY want to avoid using any compute...
by Mark76
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Songs Using The Alesis HR-16 Drum Machine
Replies: 20
Views: 10276

Re: Songs Using The Alesis HR-16 Drum Machine

It doesn't actually sound that bad on those examples, although it sounds like the majority have had A LOT of processing! The Streets of Philadelphia has a lot more of a 'dryer' sound making it a lot more recognisable.

Might have to pick one of these up for what they cost!
by Mark76
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Songs Using The Alesis HR-16 Drum Machine
Replies: 20
Views: 10276

Re: Songs Using The Alesis HR-16 Drum Machine

Well I'm surprised by how many songs it was used in. I could only name 'Streets of Philidelphia'. What sounds do Orbital use in 'Chime'? I always thought that was a 909 throughout. Not unfair to say this drum machine gets a kicking but I always found it quite useful. From what i recall you could ass...
by Mark76
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg M1 Sound problem (I think!)
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

Korg M1 Sound problem (I think!)

Well, I finally managed to replace the battery in my old Korg M1, (eventually!) managed to restore the factory settings (tip, don't use a PC use a Mac if you have one!) However, I think there may be a slight issue with some of the sounds. The Piano and Electric Piano sounds don't seem as loud or as ...
by Mark76
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question about synth repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Question about synth repair

All sorted, I was over complicating things. In the end I just used a USB to MIDI cable to restore the factory sounds. Word of advice for anyone else doing this, don't bother using MIDIOX or BOME SENDSX on the PC, it's an absolute nightmare. I spent a whole day trying to send the MIDI data to the M1 ...
by Mark76
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question about synth repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Question about synth repair

Perfect, thanks I have some CR2032s lying around. One more question, I use an MX1 as a midi interface for my set up. When it comes to transferring the sounds back to the M1 I was going to use the MX1 with something like MIDI OX and my iMac. Can anyone see a potential problem in doing this, for examp...
by Mark76
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question about synth repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Question about synth repair

Hey all I need to change the battery in my Korg M1, and just wanted to check if I need to use an non magnetic screwdriver to unscrew the circuit boards to gain access? Or will a magnetic screwdriver be ok to use? Also, does anyone know what bettery is takes, is it a CR something-or-other? Thanks in ...
by Mark76
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Brand New to All of This
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: Brand New to All of This

Hey, welcome! I'm no veteran here and I've only just got back into it myself in the last few years. A lot has moved on/changed since then so I'm kind of like a newby also. Depending on what type of music you want to create. I would say firstly decide if you want to go through the whole DAW/soft synt...
by Mark76
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What were popular synths in early 90's pop?
Replies: 9
Views: 3428

Re: What were popular synths in early 90's pop?

Well I'm not expert, but I would agree that the D50 and M1 were the big hitters of the time. The D50 feaured on Mariah Careys first album, obviously the M1 was pretty much everywhere in the early 90s. Don't overlook the drum sounds on this either, the 'fingersnap' sound I think was used on some Toni...
by Mark76
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Storage?
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Synth Storage?

Hi all I've got a synth that needs to go in for repair. However this probably wont be happening until next spring. Anyway I've put the 'old girl' into medium term storage into a flight case. Thing is, I've had to store the flight case on it's end so the synth is vertical (pitch bend at the top) Is t...
by Mark76
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Think my beloved 707 has just died...
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Think my beloved 707 has just died...

Funny, there's one on eBay currently with that exact issue. I don't have time at the moment to do any advanced or conclusive sleuthing on the matter, but I'd venture a guess that if you take a magnifying glass to the area in or around IC40 (multiplexer), IC37 (D/A converter), and IC41 (demultiplexe...
by Mark76
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Think my beloved 707 has just died...
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Think my beloved 707 has just died...

Ok bit of an update to this. After several hours of having this problem, I tapped the bottom of the unit, and all of a sudden my sounds came back. So far so good I presume there's some sort of loose connection somewhere but I have no idea what could be causing the problem. When it goes off, all the ...
by Mark76
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Think my beloved 707 has just died...
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Think my beloved 707 has just died...

Not sure if anyone else has come across this problem with the 707. It was running a pattern as normal, then all of a sudden the sounds went, kind of distorted. That is all the sounds apart from the Crash and Ride. Some sounds are distorted but the rimshot sounds like it's been circuit bent, the sequ...