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by meatballfulton
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia beatstep and volca sample issues
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Re: Arturia beatstep and volca sample issues

So my problem is when I hook my BSP midi to my Volca sample, I've mapped out all the pads correctly 1-10 but when I press play on my BSP, the bass key on the Volca sample hits all 16 steps. Please explain this more clearly. How have you mapped the pads and what does "bass key on the Volca sample hi...
by meatballfulton
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Muffwigglers opening a storefront
Replies: 10
Views: 4202

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

I also get an error trying to get to the fourms.

I thnk their store was closed a while ago. They started it when there were only 2 or 3 stores in the USA carrying modular gear, nowadays even GC does.
by meatballfulton
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question about hooking up two Arp AXXE synths
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: Question about hooking up two Arp AXXE synths

You can use the CV jacks on the rear to make one Axxe play both instruments. The programming would be completely independent of each other, right down to tuning, which is in some ways more flexible than a 2 osc synth. Yes, it will be monophonic.
by meatballfulton
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers - Where to start
Replies: 9
Views: 2375

Re: Synthesizers - Where to start

You can certainly learn the basics from a Prophet X, but it's pretty expensive for that purpose. You should only buy one because you love how it sounds out of the box. The Sequential Prophet Rev2 would be equally as good for learning, is half the price and analog (no samples). For simply learning , ...
by meatballfulton
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Can anyone recommend me some free VSTs?
Replies: 8
Views: 11148

Re: Can anyone recommend me some free VSTs?

Expecting lots of presets for a free synth is going to lead to disappointment. The money is in the presets, really. That's why the big name instruments come with 1000+ patches these days.
by meatballfulton
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How is this synth sound made?
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: How is this synth sound made?

I agree with ItsMeOnly's assessment. A basic analog synth percussion patch. Sounds cool but it's easy to create.

This is the fun of learning synthesis, what sounds complex is usually quite simple.
by meatballfulton
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kurzweil SP2X MARA (CPU) fail *update*
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Re: Kurzweil SP2X MARA (CPU) fail *update*

As a retired electrical engineer, after reading your update I was really impressed. I used to just bring my stuff into the lab at work where we had the proper tools to do that kind of repair. BTW, I used to work with the guy who was lead engineer for Kurzweil's custom chip designs. I would have sold...
by meatballfulton
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moost Moog for the Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 2689

Re: Moost Moog for the Buck

I like the sound of the Grandmother better than any Phatty, the filter and VCOs really give it that vintage modular sound. The sustain slider...meh, if only one slider then how about release ? The spring reverb is as much fun as a barrel of monkeys for a little while but I'd really prefer either an ...
by meatballfulton
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moost Moog for the Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 2689

Re: Moost Moog for the Buck

The three cheapest real Moogs you can find readily on the used market would be the Slim Phatty (no keys), Sub Phatty (only 25 keys, only 16 memories) and the Grandmother (no memories at all). I'd rate the Sub Phatty as the most for the money (about $600), then the Grandmother (about $800), then the ...
by meatballfulton
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moost Moog for the Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 2689

Re: Moost Moog for the Buck

Behringer did such a good job copying the Model D, it even has a triggering bug that existed on the originals :roll:
by meatballfulton
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Alpha Juno 1 repair
Replies: 6
Views: 4121

Re: Alpha Juno 1 repair

It's hard to tell since I can't open your attachment. How are you doing the sweep...mod wheel, alpha dial, some other controller?
by meatballfulton
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MXR 185 Drum Machine Sync Information
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Re: MXR 185 Drum Machine Sync Information

Yes, if you feed a square wave clock that has 24 ticks per quarter note, the MXR will synch to it. The old DIN sync/sync 24 standard uses such a clock.

It will not work properly with Korg's Volca Sync standard which is 1 click per 16th note (so 4 per quarter note)
by meatballfulton
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?
Replies: 12
Views: 4261

Re: Which is historically more important: The TR-808 or the Linn LM1?

Even though the 80s sounds are still popular, if the Linn Drum hadn't come along we wouldn't be able to use all those 808 samples ;)
by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Alpha Juno 1 repair
Replies: 6
Views: 4121

Re: Alpha Juno 1 repair

In the second audio file you can hear a frequency sweep of the low-pass filter. It seems that the cutoff at first decreases, then at a certain point there’s a jump and it goes back higher, finally starts decreasing again. It wouldn’t be a big problem, but it everytime that a patch has an envelope o...
by meatballfulton
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DX7 MK1 with E! Grey matter
Replies: 1
Views: 1500

Re: DX7 MK1 with E! Grey matter

You can find the E! manual here.