Search found 795 matches

by desmond
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio CZ-5000: Voice Crackling and Going out of Tune
Replies: 21
Views: 5347

Re: Casio CZ-5000: Voice Crackling and Going out of Tune

"One of the voices"..?

It's not an analog synth, all voices are generated digitally, so it's not like one voice can die.

When one "voice" is going out of tune, are the other notes you play still in tune?
by desmond
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: KORG DW-8000 help
Replies: 7
Views: 2961

Re: KORG DW-8000 help

by desmond
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: KORG DW-8000 help
Replies: 7
Views: 2961

Re: KORG DW-8000 help

madtheory wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:04 pm
Tech here in Ireland John Henson figured it out and blogged it, but his website's gone :(
Wayback Machine? What was the site address?
by desmond
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Impossible to find 80s Sampled Sound FX
Replies: 3
Views: 2660

Re: Impossible to find 80s Sampled Sound FX

My guess would be they are not lifted film/orchestral samples at all, but arrange/FX flourishes from the same synths they're producing the track with. I don't know why you want them, but I'd suggest trying the same thing - using the synths you have to recreate those parts, I'm sure you could get clo...
by desmond
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware Synth prices and VSTs.
Replies: 14
Views: 3791

Re: Hardware Synth prices and VSTs.

Well, the Behringer versions are pretty affordable. Apart from nostalgia, the old stuff really isn't as magic as their monetary value might suggest - and you can get the sounds, even the interface, in other, more modern and more flexible ways. I don't think the vintage synth market is ever going to ...
by desmond
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Difference Between Digital and Virtual Analog Synths?
Replies: 42
Views: 21248

Re: Difference Between Digital and Virtual Analog Synths?

elisecoen wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:21 am
In general analog signals are continuous and digital signals have steps, no matter how small.
Sounds like the old "stair-stepped" digital audio misconception, which still seems to be exist.

Digital audio is not stair-stepped, that's just not how it works. If in doubt - research!
by desmond
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help me recreate this sound!
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Help me recreate this sound!

Search for "synth brass" in any synth you have. (And layer it with your buddy's "rawk" guitar power chords.) You're welcome! ;) It's about one of the simplest synth sounds you can make - a couple of sawtooth oscillators, slightly tuned apart, organ-style envelopes (fast attack and release, high sust...
by desmond
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need identification of this keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

Re: Need identification of this keyboard

Solton MS5.

by desmond
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need identification of this keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

Re: Need identification of this keyboard

Hmm, it doesn't look like a W5 to me. No raised central display and the markings on the back don't match the Yamaha W5 at all. If anything, the profile is more Akai AX80-like (though I don't think it's one of those either). It's more hard-angled than the W5, it reminds me of something more Ensoniq-e...
by desmond
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia PolyBrute
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

Re: Arturia PolyBrute

Wow cool, how did you find that? It's not even published in any issue of SOS. It's from the next issue out soon - sometimes they put out a review of something early if the timing works out for usually social interest reasons. They usually announce it on the forum and put up a news piece on their si...
by desmond
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia PolyBrute
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

Re: Arturia PolyBrute

Weirdofromouterspace wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:02 pm
desmond wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Page removed.
Nope, it is still online (8 pm CEST) ;).
It's up *now*, because the Polybrute is launched and embargoes are lifted. But it was obviously published early, and then they caught it and removed the page until the official embargo time.
by desmond
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia PolyBrute
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

Re: Arturia PolyBrute

Page removed.

Sound On Sound Review:
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/arturia-polybrute
by desmond
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: WARNING I’m a complete noob....
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Re: WARNING I’m a complete noob....

Have you got a manual?

If not, start here:
https://www.mpcstuff.com/content/MPC_Ma ... manual.pdf
by desmond
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What did Chicago use for the EP in Look Away?
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Re: What did Chicago use for the EP in Look Away?

Classic late 80s - layered DX7s and some other pad stuff in the background.

While this wasn't a David Foster production like the previous album, that's certainly a hallmark of his stuff.
by desmond
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland JP-8000 Crashes When MIDI is Hooked Up
Replies: 19
Views: 4788

Re: Roland JP-8000 Crashes When MIDI is Hooked Up

The traditional set up is to have MIDI local off on your synth. This means that when you play it, it directly does not make a sound (so you can use the keyboard to play any instrument in your DAW), and when you want to play the synth, you select a track in your DAW that routes MIDI back to the synth...