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by MrFrodo
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: My iPod apps - can they be loaded into iPad?
Replies: 12
Views: 1007

Re: My iPod apps - can they be loaded into iPad?

Have any of you tried doing full-scale recordings with your iPad with the apps and your recording software (if you can upload it)? Do you think it can function as a stand-alone studio? I'm asking, because after seeing the Alesis iO interface, I'm considering buying aniPad and using it in part as a t...
by MrFrodo
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Movement Systems Drum Machine
Replies: 14
Views: 1459

Movement Systems Drum Machine

At the risk of bringing up another redundant topic - I'm curious how many people on this forum have had the chance to use a Movement Systems Drum Machine (a la Eurythmics). If so, can you comment on its quality and usability compared with the standard production models of the early 80's (Roland, Lin...
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: McCartney II
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Re: McCartney II

Would that myth have anything to do with how much bad blood there was with McCartney when the Beatles broke up? I do know that during the 70's, Paul sold more records with Wings than John, George and Ringo combined. I always thought the orchestration on the album version of "With a Little Luck" was ...
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: McCartney II
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Re: McCartney II

When did he start using the Fairlight? When they'd come out with the IIx edition?
by MrFrodo
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: McCartney II
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Re: McCartney II

Well, a quicker listen myself notes that the CS-80 is featured pretty prominently on "Blue Sway" -- which comes in two versions here. Should note that Macca was a pretty big CS-80 user earlier in his career as well -- it's the big honkin' synth on "With a Little Luck." Was the CS-80 the only synth ...
by MrFrodo
Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha FB-01 vs other FM models
Replies: 25
Views: 4893

Re: Yamaha FB-01 vs other FM models

wildpaws wrote: If you like what you are hearing, then go for it! I just did not want you to buy a TG33 thinking you were getting 4op or 6op FM when it is only 2op.
Clyde
No problem, Clyde. I bet that between the FB01 and a TG33 (if I get one), I'll have a pretty good grasp on the "FM world."
by MrFrodo
Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha FB-01 vs other FM models
Replies: 25
Views: 4893

Re: Yamaha FB-01 vs other FM models

Thanks for the reminder. But, I still like what I'm hearing.
by MrFrodo
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Will FM ever be sought after ???
Replies: 130
Views: 12278

Re: Will FM ever be sought after ???

Nah, who'd want to do that? too simple! HA!
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Will FM ever be sought after ???
Replies: 130
Views: 12278

Re: Will FM ever be sought after ???

I bet this question has been asked, answered and demonstrated already, but I'm not always up on everything that gets posted to these boards. Has anybody used a Yamaha FM synthesizer to re-create the bells from Michael Jackson's "Beat It?" I'm considering a TG33, and knowing that it could possibly re...
by MrFrodo
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Will FM ever be sought after ???
Replies: 130
Views: 12278

Re: Will FM ever be sought after ???

Some stuff I've been working on recently and some while ago: http://infinitemsx.org/dump/fm8previews.mp3 0:00 Bounty titles (Vangelis), rather fond of this one actually 0:58 Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky), W.I.P. need to dress it up with more stuff 1:36 Mama (Genesis), W.I.P., bloody hard to do a replacem...
by MrFrodo
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Will FM ever be sought after ???
Replies: 130
Views: 12278

Re: Will FM ever be sought after ???

I'm sure everybody will be patient.

As an aside, whenever I read about the GS1& 2 and their architecture, I'm often reminded of a digital piano built for the living room, albeit without real piano sounds. Must be the full0-sized, stained-wood body on the GS1 that messes with my mind. :lol:
by MrFrodo
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Will FM ever be sought after ???
Replies: 130
Views: 12278

Re: Will FM ever be sought after ???

I'll take that into consideration. Only thing, I thought the first generation was theGS1. And, wasn't the GS1 designed without front-panel programming? Just teasing. I know what you're talking about. h**l, I can program the JX synths from their front panel. Not remotely the same as the DX's, but the...
by MrFrodo
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Will FM ever be sought after ???
Replies: 130
Views: 12278

Re: Will FM ever be sought after ???

Following that logic, the Alpha Junos shouldn't be in demand. As I don't know their eBay figures, are they actually in demand? The difference is, the Alpha Juno models have a companion programmer, like the JX's. Sure, they were all inspired by the DX, but the DX didn't come with a standard realtime...
by MrFrodo
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Will FM ever be sought after ???
Replies: 130
Views: 12278

Re: Will FM ever be sought after ???

I don't know if this has already been said on this thread, but I'll have a go anyway. I'm sure that if most FM synths had more front-panel control options, that's what would give it its demand appeal. In my experience, that's one of the things which have made most analog models such hot tickets, the...