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by alfadawg01
Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: First synth to allow "naming" of patches?
Replies: 15
Views: 2242

Re: First synth to allow "naming" of patches?

Oberheim Xpander, perhaps? 1984
by alfadawg01
Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: who uses keyboard workstation
Replies: 55
Views: 5446

Re: who uses keyboard workstation

I use a 1991-vintage Ensoniq SD1 as the centerpiece of my rig. It's a decent controller for my JV1080 and Vintage Keys modules, has a great sequencer and everything on it still works....well, almost everything, as the poly-key aftertouch never has worked right in the 14 years I've owned the beast. T...
by alfadawg01
Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Finished building my set-up!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2007

Re: Finished building my set-up!!

There are some very cool photos on his myspace page...use the link in his signature line.
by alfadawg01
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Christmas wish list 2009
Replies: 53
Views: 7157

Re: Christmas wish list 2009

BlackGnosis wrote: So what would you crave for?
A job
An emerald necklace for my wife (to repay her for putting up with my lack of the first item)
A Yamaha Stagepas 250M
A Moog Voyager
by alfadawg01
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Mapping Out a New MIDI Setup, Need Advice...
Replies: 19
Views: 3217

Re: Mapping Out a New MIDI Setup, Need Advice...

No, I'm not suggesting multiple masters. "Keytar" to sequencer MIDI IN. Then two separate MIDI chains, one from each of the sequencer's MIDI outs. 6 to 8 MIDI devices means 3 or 4 on each chain. I've controlled 3 devices from my sequencer and heard no timing issues, and that's with a 96 ppq sequence...
by alfadawg01
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Mapping Out a New MIDI Setup, Need Advice...
Replies: 19
Views: 3217

Re: Mapping Out a New MIDI Setup, Need Advice...

See my edited post above. With two independant MIDI outs on the sequencer the switcher becomes superfluous. Why add a pointless piece of equipment and more cables? Just more stuff to malfunction and screw up your system. EDIT: Very nicely done diagram, by the way. Made it easy for us to find the fla...
by alfadawg01
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Mapping Out a New MIDI Setup, Need Advice...
Replies: 19
Views: 3217

Re: Mapping Out a New MIDI Setup, Need Advice...

In that case here's the short answer: Yes, your setup will work. However, it's needlessly complicated. Dump the switcher. Chain the MIDI receiving devices together (Sequencer out to MM6 in, MM6 thru to R3 in, R3 thru to drum machine in). Assign each one to a different MIDI channel (or range of chann...
by alfadawg01
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Mapping Out a New MIDI Setup, Need Advice...
Replies: 19
Views: 3217

Re: Mapping Out a New MIDI Setup, Need Advice...

The main reason why I have the switcher is because with a switcher (as opposed to daisy-chaining, which is what I assume you're getting at) I can send any and all MIDI data from the keytar or the sequencer to all the synths/drums machines at the same time, resulting in VERY accurate MIDI clock mess...
by alfadawg01
Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Intro
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Intro

Or perhaps this:

Ion Intro 1 mp3
Ion Intro 1 wav

Alesis Ion lead with an Ensoniq SD1 and Roland JV1080 in supporting roles.
Right click and "Save target as..."
by alfadawg01
Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Intro
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Intro

How's this:

VK Intro mp3
VK Intro wav

E-mu Vintage Keys patch 220 "SuperNova".
Right click and "Save target as..."
by alfadawg01
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Resist buying, save up for the big one
Replies: 46
Views: 6484

Re: Resist buying, save up for the big one

He who dies with the most toys still dies. So I'll justify my GAS for a Voyager as an investment in an heirloom that I'll break in (or just plain break) for the grandchildren.....
by alfadawg01
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: The Boy in Me - classic rock
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: The Boy in Me - classic rock

I'd have to agree that it needs vocals or an instrumental melody line, but, otherwise, that's killer stuff! Keep up the fine work!
by alfadawg01
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: VSE Challenge - CS_TBL, Instrument Panel & mcomeg WIN!!
Replies: 54
Views: 87049

Re: VSE Challenge - CS_TBL, Instrument Panel & mcomeg WIN!!

Law and Disorder Good intro, clear demonstration of the concept. The detuned sawtooth lead @ 0:51 spoils it a bit for me. The whole thing sounds timeless, but this lead makes it cheesy 80's. The narrative voice over could perhaps used some processing. As the perpetrator (petty criminal?) behind L&D...
by alfadawg01
Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: VSE Challenge - CS_TBL, Instrument Panel & mcomeg WIN!!
Replies: 54
Views: 87049

Re: VSE Challenge - CS_TBL, Instrument Panel & mcomeg WIN!!

Thanks to all who listened to and voted for "Law and Disorder". Instruments used were: Ensoniq SD1 (bass & percussion) Roland JV1080 (electric piano) Alesis Ion ("Moog Prodigy" lead) E-mu Vintage Keys (Mellotron) Sound effects are courtesy of WIM and martypinso at The Freesound Project ( http://www....