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by Analog Freak
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Celemony Melodyne Chops Chords Into NotesCelemony Melodyne C
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

You could identify the various timbres by doing a fourier transform on the sample and then figuring out which harmonics belong to each note. As for how exactly they did this or if they used a method like this, I couldn't say. It sounds really interesting though, even if it's not something I'd use ve...
by Analog Freak
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kurzweil K2600
Replies: 15
Views: 10989

I don't know how close the Kurzweil PC88 and the K2600 are, but the local used music shop just sold a PC88 for $1000 plus tax in very good condition. Also, I just bought a Kurzweil K2500 rack mount for $250 dollars, and while the K2500 and the K2600 are a bit different, they do have a lot in common....
by Analog Freak
Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hi to all! I'm new. Need synth advice- Casio AZ-1 related
Replies: 17
Views: 2247

I might be misunderstanding your description of the problem, but it seems to me as though you have two independent problems. First, it seems like you cannot get the pitch bend range of the Casio and the Yamaha to match. Secondly, the pitch bender on your Casio doesn't seem to center at zero. It soun...
by Analog Freak
Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Weapon Superiority
Replies: 36
Views: 4896

1) Korg Polysix Turn the synthesizer on, put the VCOs to 16', turn the suboscillators on an octave down, tweak the filter, put the polysix into unison mode, and then switch on the arpeggiator. Crank the volume on your amplifier and watch the walls crumble. 2) Kurzweil K2500RS, this machine can take ...
by Analog Freak
Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: general discussion: DX7mkII / TX802
Replies: 34
Views: 3736

I remember that the older versions of DX Manager were a little bit unstable (read as crashed occasionally for no reason), but the newer versions have all been fine for me. Even back when it was buggy, it only crashed on me once in a long while, it was never to the point where it crashed every few mi...
by Analog Freak
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: general discussion: DX7mkII / TX802
Replies: 34
Views: 3736

I really like FM-Alive's DX Manager software. I have also used MIDI Quest 9 XL, but I don't like that piece of software very well for editing. You can get DX Manager here: http://www.fm-alive.com/pages/DXM2.aspx There is also a great support site here that I have gotten literally thousands of patche...
by Analog Freak
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: How do you route your midi?
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Generally speaking, making a massive MIDI daisy chain with the thru ports creates a lot of problems with delays and can sometimes result in lost data when a large amounts of data is transfered. This is especially the case with many newer synthesizers which use a "software" MIDI thru port, which is g...
by Analog Freak
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can't recognize this synth/keyboard, with a ball controller
Replies: 14
Views: 2187

I could be wrong, but I think you're looking at something made by General Music. I really don't know enough about their products to be sure, but it strikes me as being similar to many of their older designs. If that isn't it I haven't a clue. Whatever it is, I've never seen one before.
by Analog Freak
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that should be more popular
Replies: 93
Views: 15214

I think people are going to drag out the pitchforks and torches, but the Korg DSS-1 is one seriously underrated synthesizer. It might not have the deepest engine, but it's certainly comparable to many of the classic analog polysynths (CS-80, OB-Xa, Trident, Jupiter, etc.) and as far as I'm concerned...
by Analog Freak
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: 10 yr old plays Kansas
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Crikey, that's some real talent, I wonder how much of that (if any) was sequenced. That organ looks and sounds really cool, I bet it costs a small fortune and isn't sold in the USA though. Anyway, that video reminded me of this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=IC_fLUvm16A Totally awesome, I need to borro...
by Analog Freak
Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ion discontinued
Replies: 113
Views: 13294

I like the idea of the fusion engine being used in a knob studded synthesizer without all of the workstation baggage. I like the fusion, but the problem is that it tried to be a synthesizer and a workstation and wound up mediocre at both tasks. I think Korg, Yamaha, and Roland pretty much have the w...
by Analog Freak
Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS-80 cs80 how much do they go for today?
Replies: 76
Views: 19713

As crazy as it sounds, I have seen a Yamaha CS-60 sell for $200 less than a year ago. The music shop that had it in thought it was a combo organ, and marked it accordingly. It was in almost perfect condition, and even had the chrome legs that get misplaced so easily. I missed the opportunity to buy ...
by Analog Freak
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Do all Akai samplers have that live "loop-point" t
Replies: 31
Views: 4771

I know the Ensoniq EPS and probably the ASR series can modulate the sample start point via velocity, but I've never tried routing it to the mod wheel. I'll have to try it and get back to you.
by Analog Freak
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ion discontinued
Replies: 113
Views: 13294

I wonder if the fact that it's discontinued means that they're going to come out with some sort of replacement? I suppose the Ion just wasn't selling enough to turn a profit and the Micron was. It's still pretty strange, because the two synthesizers are almost identical in terms of what's under the ...
by Analog Freak
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My worst thrift shop find ever
Replies: 33
Views: 9807

The back of the RX-17 should also have a wattage or a current requirement, if your wall adapter can't provide enough current your drum machine won't turn on. It could be a number of other things as well, but I doubt it, most Yamaha music products are built like tanks. It takes a lot of abuse to stop...