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by meatballfulton
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: KORG Discontinues Two Electribe Classics
Replies: 170
Views: 14570

killedaway wrote:
AudiosEnvy wrote:i kick myself for not getting one when they were averaging 80-100 bucks. i'm puzzled as to where the sudden surge in interest is coming from
Greed, feeding frenzy, hype that used Electribes are great first synths, etc. In other words, the usual reasons that demand increases.
by meatballfulton
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If there were a new 303, what would it be?
Replies: 60
Views: 9254

DJX prices are already on the rise. Just a year ago they were everywhere for less than $100.

Now I see them on sleazeBay going for $200+ which pretty much removes the only reason for owning one.

BTW, go check out the Yamaha MM6...it's very much in the vein of the DJX but updated to 2007 specs.
by meatballfulton
Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New features in synthesizers?
Replies: 21
Views: 3227

Zonkout wrote:Isn't there a synth with a random button that randomly sets all parameters?
Red Sound Elevata had a patch randomizer, too bad the synth itself sucked :?

I'm sure there must be others.
by meatballfulton
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: AN1x, AN200, and the CS2x... (re-titled)
Replies: 14
Views: 2439

Just a few things I wanted to mention: CS6r has no AN engine unless you install a PLG150-AN (the board inside the AN200). You can install up to 2 of them. EX5r has a built in AN engine but it's limited to playing a max of 2 notes ...ouch. The PLG board (thus the AN200 as well) has the distortion and...
by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: EA-1 expansion via MIDI CC's?
Replies: 18
Views: 4030

Ahem, sorry to rain on your parade but the way that NRPNs work is via CCs . Because a NRPN (CCs 98 and 99) contains 14 bits across 2 bytes you can index up to 16,384 parameters....way more than possible with the 127 CCs. To actually use an NRPN with the EA-1 you send CCs 98 and 99 to indicate the pa...
by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Tell me I'm crazy -- An1x or NL3 --
Replies: 32
Views: 5543

sensorium wrote:Use all of the oscillators, and run it through a Sherman+some FX. There will be no complaints.
Buying an external filter to make a synthesizer usable would make me complain 8)
by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: EA-1 expansion via MIDI CC's?
Replies: 18
Views: 4030

OK, screw you too and please go buy one of these (note LFO section)

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http://www.analoguehaven.com/used/ scroll down $200
by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does analog really matter in the end
Replies: 95
Views: 16302

My dog has character, too.
by meatballfulton
Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Smith's forgotten synth - the yamaha sy22
Replies: 43
Views: 11527

A lot of people have use them just because they have been so cheap...under $100 was the going rate for a TG33 until recently and not much more for an SY22. Funny how price makes all the difference in a synth's popularity :? h**l, almost any synth is worth having around if you can get it for $50. Lat...
by meatballfulton
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: EA-1 expansion via MIDI CC's?
Replies: 18
Views: 4030

RTFM dude! The EA-1 uses NRPNs (14 bit resolution) rather than CCs (only 7 bit resolution). Yes, you can automate them with a sequencer. You can record any knob twists into a sequencer or if your sequencer allows it you may be able to "draw" NRPN curves as well. You can also use the onboard motion ...
by meatballfulton
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Has the Korg Radias bombed?
Replies: 95
Views: 18979

xpander wrote:i bought mine for $750 on craigslist.
Just saw one today for $600 on my local CL. I'm sure a lot of folks who wouldn't bite at $1200 would find that a good deal!
by meatballfulton
Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does analog really matter in the end
Replies: 95
Views: 16302

I've owned vintage and modern analog and sold it all to go 100% digital. Yes, some of it sounded really, really good but in the end the sonics weren't enough to offset the disadvantages (as a hobbyist I don't have an unlimited budget or space for gear). Some of it sounded just OK and no better than ...
by meatballfulton
Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dave Smith's forgotten synth - the yamaha sy22
Replies: 43
Views: 11527

Thefumigator wrote:which is or has been the ultimate vector synth?
Korg Wavestation
by meatballfulton
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Controllable analog drum machines?
Replies: 28
Views: 7046

The weakening dollar has made the MFB stuff much less attractive than a year or two ago. I owned a Synth Lite for a while and it was obvious why they are so cheap. It's not just the construction (which is barely above DIY quality) but also the software esp. the MIDI implementation and sequencer prog...
by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: x0xb0x - 6th Run release
Replies: 37
Views: 4773

mistercooper wrote:How long are they going to keep up??
Until everyone on the planet who doesn't already own a TB-303 has bought one.