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by meatballfulton
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Controllable analog drum machines?
Replies: 28
Views: 7229

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: 4925

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.
by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VCO+VCF with Preset (can't edit) synth
Replies: 10
Views: 4250

mistercooper wrote:Weird... did It have one of those proprietary roland programmers or something?
If you MIDIed the MKS-7 to a Juno 106 you could program it from the Juno's controls. But it forgets all the user patches when you turn it off!

I don't think very many were made...easy to see why :?
by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VCO+VCF with Preset (can't edit) synth
Replies: 10
Views: 4250

MKS-7 Super Quartet

Essentially a Juno 106 with drum sounds from a TR-707 thrown in. From the front panel, presets only but can be edited using MIDI sysex.

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by meatballfulton
Wed May 23, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Sequencer Recommendations pls...
Replies: 17
Views: 2673

I'm considering an Atari ST as the midi timing is supposed to be solid, but can't quite seem to get confirmation the various bits of sequecning software will lock to da clock. I used Master Tracks Pro for many years on a 1040ST and it followed SPP (generated from a JL Cooper PPS-1 tape synch box) p...
by meatballfulton
Thu May 17, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the ION / modular synths?
Replies: 63
Views: 17740

The advantage of a modular is you can create unique signal and control flows not possible with hardwired synths. Want to run each VCO through it's own filter? Want to run multiple filters in series or in parallel? Want to run audio through a S&H? Want to create complex envelopes by running multiple ...
by meatballfulton
Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: When did you get your first synth?
Replies: 82
Views: 10795

1987 or 1988...Casio CZ-5000.
by meatballfulton
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: GMedia String Machine
Replies: 24
Views: 3504

In another ten years every synthesizer ever built will be available in a soft version...

Soft MG-1 anyone? :?
by meatballfulton
Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Has the Korg Radias bombed?
Replies: 95
Views: 19426

seph, Great post. The deification of vintage synth makers always cracks me up. Even Roland was considered second-rate back in the 70s, only worth buying if you couldn't afford a Moog or ARP. Japanese synths really only started getting respect because of the Jupiter 6, DX7, D-50 and M1. At least they...
by meatballfulton
Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Vintage Computers
Replies: 49
Views: 4773

ideally i'd just have one computer dedicated to the Nord. so, power up the Nord, turn on the computer and have the Editor boot upon startup. . I do this now with my Motif ES, the onboard PLG150-AN board can only be deep edited by computer so I have a laptop plugged into the Motif's USB Port that bo...
by meatballfulton
Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Vintage Computers
Replies: 49
Views: 4773

Macs built after January 2003 cannot boot OS9. Most MIDI programs won't work properly with Classic (OS9 runing on top of OS X). So for laptops that means some kind of G3 and for desktops some but not all G4s (my G4 iMac was bought in April of 03 and won't boot OS9). When I reached this decision this...
by meatballfulton
Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much gear did you have in high school?
Replies: 252
Views: 27124

My mom bought a Lowrey organ in my senior year. Before that, nada.
by meatballfulton
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much gear did you have in high school?
Replies: 252
Views: 27124

Late to the thread.

In high school I had access to my mom's Lowrey Genie organ (yes, it could do the Baba O'Riley sound)...that was it.
by meatballfulton
Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Is it just me or are there others who HATE software..
Replies: 55
Views: 7853

Re: why one or the other?

hardware is expensive as f**k...it's one thing to keep a few pieces of analog around, or a few cool drum machines, it's another to run yourself into the ground financially because you want to make phat beats, or be more experimental than the next guy. I dunno, when you add in the cost of the COMPUT...