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by gmeredith
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Getting a Casio CZ5000 - hit me up on all the goodness!
Replies: 17
Views: 6114

Re: Getting a Casio CZ5000 - hit me up on all the goodness!

Wow that's a lot of great info, Mad! I checked your website out, too - lots of CZ stuff there, I learnt heaps :)

Does the CZ5000 do sysex dumps of the sequencer only? or does everything get dumped all at once? Meaning, can it receive sysex just for the sequencer data?
by gmeredith
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Getting a Casio CZ5000 - hit me up on all the goodness!
Replies: 17
Views: 6114

Getting a Casio CZ5000 - hit me up on all the goodness!

I'm about to buy a CZ5000 from someone I know :D

Tell me everything there is to know about it - patches, tips and tricks, modifications, resource sites etc.

I have a CZ101 and SZ-1 sequencer - how hugely different is it to this??

Cheers, graham
by gmeredith
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio FD-1 MIDI file player floppy disks DOS format
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: Casio FD-1 MIDI file player floppy disks DOS format

Best MIDI guitar I ever tried You have one of the MG series, or the PG series like mine with the built in synth? If you have an MG, you'll love the PG - it has lightning fast response when using the internal synth - better than any Roland setup ever done. Almost zero latency, unlike even the best R...
by gmeredith
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio FD-1 MIDI file player floppy disks DOS format
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: Casio FD-1 MIDI file player floppy disks DOS format

I have more Casios that are not on that list - I must update it sometime. The EG-5 cassette guitar is one of my all-time favourites :lol: Yes there are some great sounds in the VZ, I use its sounds a lot. It does some good bass guitars. I dump them on to RAM card and put it in my Casio guitar synth ...
by gmeredith
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio FD-1 MIDI file player floppy disks DOS format
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: Casio FD-1 MIDI file player floppy disks DOS format

Thanks Mad, for that advice. Works a treat! :D
by gmeredith
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio FD-1 MIDI file player floppy disks DOS format
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: Casio FD-1 MIDI file player floppy disks DOS format

Really?? That's good! I thought it would be much harder than that. I'll try it.

Cheers, Graham
by gmeredith
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio FD-1 MIDI file player floppy disks DOS format
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Casio FD-1 MIDI file player floppy disks DOS format

Hello all! I have an ancient problem I need to solve. I've just bought a Casio FD-1 MIDI file player (a standalone floppy disk drive with a screen and MIDI ports in the back of it). Why you ask????!!!! Well, I'm a Casio collector :D I collect all of their weird and wonderful musical instruments! It ...
by gmeredith
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: De Facto Vintage Drum Machine Samples???
Replies: 10
Views: 3394

Re: De Facto Vintage Drum Machine Samples???

Cool, I see where you're at now. Cheers :)
by gmeredith
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: De Facto Vintage Drum Machine Samples???
Replies: 10
Views: 3394

Re: De Facto Vintage Drum Machine Samples???

But what makes them not equal?? Does one sound have reverb on it and another is just dry?? Or one sample brighter and punchier than another? A digital recording is a digital recording - so long as it was done at 16bit 44k and not clipped you're not going to get any loss from the original raw machine...
by gmeredith
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: De Facto Vintage Drum Machine Samples???
Replies: 10
Views: 3394

Re: De Facto Vintage Drum Machine Samples???

Capturing your own samples into a modern computer sound card is not going to be any worse than "real" libraries you speak of - they just did exactly what you did. These old machines are 8-bit/less than 44k quality; you're not going to make them sound any better than that without fudging the samples ...
by gmeredith
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Casio FZ1
Replies: 112
Views: 103290

Re: Casio FZ1

I hate that when it happens. I bought a Casio FD-1 off ebay a while ago (FD-1 is the FZ-1 floppy drive built into a standalone case and is a MIDI data filer/MIDI file player). It was in perfect condition when it left the seller (a shop) and when it arrived home the package had been crushed in one pl...
by gmeredith
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: CASIO CZ-101 - Battery mod gone wrong?
Replies: 24
Views: 4192

Re: CASIO CZ-101 - Battery mod gone wrong?

You didn't have the batteries in the backup mod in the wrong polarity?? Or the connections you wired up that went to these batteries was the wrong polarity? There is only one reason why a power supply would get red hot, and that's if it's working too hard, meaning too much current is being drawn - w...
by gmeredith
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Samples, soundfonts, gigfiles, oh my!
Replies: 5
Views: 2674

Re: Samples, soundfonts, gigfiles, oh my!

I am the soundfont expert :lol: I use soundfonts all the time, and mostly make my own. Soundfonts are good in that they are a somewhat universal standard (invented by E-mu/Creative) that many software players will recognise, and some hardware players. They are a neat package of whole instrument setu...
by gmeredith
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 139
Views: 126243

Re: Your latest musical purchase

I have two of those TX802's - they are absolutely fantastic. Except that I believe I have discovered a little known firmware bug. When you use the individual outs, sometimes the patches going to a particular allocated output socket changes to another output randomly. For example, if you have a bass ...
by gmeredith
Mon May 08, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: New single - "this Great Age" by Atomic Deluxe
Replies: 0
Views: 648

New single - "this Great Age" by Atomic Deluxe

Here is our final single - "This Great Age" from our debut album - "We are Atomic Deluxe" Featuring a funky film clip, Casio PG380 guitar twang and cheesy dancing! https://youtu.be/vFHB-r1n1KE The album has just been released on Bandcamp: https://atomicdeluxe.bandcamp.com Check us out on facebook fo...