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by ItsMeOnly
Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha KX76 - Still Worth Getting?
Replies: 10
Views: 7015

I know that the DX-7 didn't send a full 0-127 velocity scale. Also, its aftertouch message was non-standard. Does anyone know if these faults were fixed in the KX-76? If not, I wouldn't recommend it as a MIDI controller. They obviously did, KX series wouldn't be so popular if they didn't :D, it has...
by ItsMeOnly
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha KX76 - Still Worth Getting?
Replies: 10
Views: 7015

Re: Yamaha KX76 - Still Worth Getting?

CTB wrote:I'm hoping to find something similar to my DX11, as I like that action pretty well.
Well then, if you could stand an awkward, but very comprehensive hexadecimal (+DX style) programming, it's in deed a thing for you.
by ItsMeOnly
Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha pss-680/pss-795
Replies: 12
Views: 9940

it's just ordinary sounding compared to what you can do with 680. Well, if you think of that, PSS-680 isn't so bells and whistles too (in fact it's pretty as much limited as far as sound generation goes- it's still a 2op FM). The "oridinary sounding", is exactly the charm and inspiration as you hav...
by ItsMeOnly
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha KX76 - Still Worth Getting?
Replies: 10
Views: 7015

Re: Yamaha KX76 - Still Worth Getting?

CTB wrote:Have any of you guys used a KX in your travels?
Get an 88er, far better- not that 76 is bad, it's just semi weighted synth-style keyboard like in many old and new models- just bigger.
by ItsMeOnly
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha pss-680/pss-795
Replies: 12
Views: 9940

zielvis wrote:its sounds (as far as I know the same as 795's) are far less interesting or inspiring.
Actually no, PSS790 and 795 have bigger wave ROMs and far better samples- like choirs, guitars and far cooler piano (more of PSRx00 series-like).
I know because I have 790 and had 590 as my first "brand" keyboard.
by ItsMeOnly
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha pss-680/pss-795
Replies: 12
Views: 9940

It in deed is, especially that 79x mostly uses two samples detuned to create a chorus effect, so when you switch vector synth on, you are left with 2 or even one voice polyphony. Besides, the architecture of synth engine is quite unsophisticated, so it's not giving you a lot of a punch, either...
by ItsMeOnly
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Voice architecture of Fairlight Series III?
Replies: 3
Views: 4301

Do you happen to know if there a stereo mix output or is there just a mono mix out and single voice outputs like on the II & IIx? I heard someone mention a "stereo mix mod" so am assuming that it wasn't standard. Yes, yes, and yes: the analog output cards are two-channel, so you have 16 direct outp...
by ItsMeOnly
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: That 80's Fairlight vox, how?
Replies: 25
Views: 6954

Re: uhoh i done said it sorry information wants you to pay,

Yuppieeee! I'm useful :P

Anyway: the samples there are result of some tricks: it's real II of course, but with additional magic processing, like two different loop points with ARR1 on each channel to give it a nice stereo aura.
by ItsMeOnly
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Voice architecture of Fairlight Series III?
Replies: 3
Views: 4301

The CMI filter is dynamic, with ADSR envelope, however instead of analog, there's a discrete logic implementation: there is resonance, but surprisingly weak. You have one modulation source per everything (I'm not even sure the filter can be modulated). There's no cross/ring/FM/sync, except of what i...
by ItsMeOnly
Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DX7 rant: what the h**l were they thining?!?!
Replies: 36
Views: 13199

Somehow I don't feel odd that I'm programming almost every of my FM things from the panel.... :P
I bet noone of you stinking ranters has used ZX Spectrum (j/k)
by ItsMeOnly
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: The best Fairlight sample CD
Replies: 16
Views: 4178

We had such a discussion on Fairlight forum, and there's a conclusion: it needs to be done, basically most of available CD sample the sounds as they are, with tracking filers on, so they sound dull and unpleasant.I know one man is trying to build a library that will be available at very little charge.
by ItsMeOnly
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Weird Sampler Phenomena
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

I had high quality interpolation on and filter off, but it still sounds muffled like in the demo, no difference. Isn't high quality interpolation just a aliasing thing? In contrary, HQ interpolation gives you the smoother sound- yet the high frequencies perish, because the waveform is more sine like.
by ItsMeOnly
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Vintage Computers
Replies: 49
Views: 5514

vanitypolice wrote:i was saying that i i wanted a an older computer but NOT one from the 80s.
See a vintage, by definition is officially "end of life" and "end of support" product. PowerMacs don't really bear that definition.
by ItsMeOnly
Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Vintage Computers
Replies: 49
Views: 5514

And Amiga, don't forget Amiga
by ItsMeOnly
Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 411242

And again KLAXON joins the hall of fame: received the payment in less than 6 hours.