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by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does analog really matter in the end
Replies: 95
Views: 17513

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: 12196

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: 4371

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: 20407

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: 17513

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: 12196

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: 7582

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: 5159

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: 4446

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: 4446

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: 2778

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: 18628

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: 11337

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: 3692

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: 20407

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...