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by philip
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha W5/7 DSP effect processor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Re: Yamaha W5/7 DSP effect processor?

madtheory wrote:Probably the SPX-2000. Which is a very cool machine. It has SPX-90 emulation as well.
The SPX-2000 came out 10 years later as far as I know!?
by philip
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha W5/7 DSP effect processor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Yamaha W5/7 DSP effect processor?

So,I played( by chance) this keyboard today, and I was blown away by the quality of its internal effect processor. Is there any Yamaha rack equivalent?

Also, I have to say, the synth itself sounds amazingly convincing. What was the predecessor and successor of this workstation?
by philip
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vangelis at work with an incredible set up.
Replies: 42
Views: 21585

Re: Vangelis at work with an incredible set up.

I respect Vangelis,but 70% of his early works are so cheesy))
by philip
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any synth with a multitimbral arp section?
Replies: 17
Views: 3192

Re: Any synth with a multitimbral ARP section?

vicd wrote:Anything from E-mu's p2K range will do.
http://www.vintagesynth.com/emu/xl7.php for instance.
Thanx, can I use different patterns simultaneously?And can they be transmitted via the midi to some external devices?
by philip
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any synth with a multitimbral arp section?
Replies: 17
Views: 3192

Any synth with a multitimbral arp section?

Hi!!
I want 5 different ARPs to play simultaneously in one tempo, with 5 different sounds(for example)/ Is there any synth that could make such a trick?
by philip
Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq ESQ-1 - is it supposed to be noisy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4364

Re: Ensoniq ESQ-1 - is it supposed to be noisy?

No. My sq80 is silent as nothing else.
by philip
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Polivoks Reissue
Replies: 4
Views: 2028

Re: Polivoks Reissue

After the first batch of 100, I heard they're gonna be $2400. Saw a video of Vladimir Kuzmin playing one. If I didn't already have my original I could well be interested in one. Yet another reissue of a "classic", i.e. a synth that noone outside of the USSR actually used until they showed up in tra...
by philip
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 Cartridge. Where is the battery???
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

Re: DX7 Cartridge. Where is the battery???

rhino wrote:The orange blob in the upper left may be a tantallium cap. They go bad. Other than that, a good cleaning of the contacts on the cart and in the synth.
Thanx Bill!
by philip
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 Cartridge. Where is the battery???
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

Re: DX7 Cartridge. Where is the battery???

Do other cards work as expected? You 'd better confirm that the switches are working right, dirty switches can make intermittent contact. You can try cleaning them with a few drops of rubbing alcohol or contacts spray. Other than that I cant think of any other failure except the eproms. Maybe it co...
by philip
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 Cartridge. Where is the battery???
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

Re: DX7 Cartridge. Where is the battery???

rhino wrote:None. memory chips are EEPROM's. Save the data without external power. Slower than static RAM, but plenty fast enough for synth patch data. Same basic carts used by Ensoniq.
So, now it's not working. Patches are storing with mistakes and strange names, and sounding weird. Any chance to fix it?
by philip
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 Cartridge. Where is the battery???
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

DX7 Cartridge. Where is the battery???

Hi

Wanted to change battery in my dx7 symphony card, opened it, and - where's the battery? Image
by philip
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?
Replies: 37
Views: 8792

Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

I had a dx7mk1, then a tx7,then a dx1, and now a dx5
by philip
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: a quick question about Roland d50 sysex
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: a quick question about Roland d50 sysex

scottrod wrote:Slow down the PC dump rate?
It's helped, thanks