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by Analog Freak
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing my JX-10
Replies: 19
Views: 2386

These sound like fairly easy and inexpensive fixes. Given the cost difference between fixing your Roland JX-10 and buying something else, I'd say that it would be a far better idea to fix what you already have. The JX-10 isn't exactly a weakling anyway, the one I played sounded better than a lot of ...
by Analog Freak
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Help with mixer setup ideas
Replies: 23
Views: 3045

Using a send / return channel on a mixer is usually a better option because you can easily control the volume of the mix going into the chain as well as what comes out at the far end. You can also set the wet / dry mix a lot more easily. You can do it either way, but I prefer using send / returns. I...
by Analog Freak
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ancient Samplers that DON'T require floppy disks to boot up
Replies: 16
Views: 5866

The Korg DSS-1 doesn't require an OS disk, but you won't have any samples loaded if you don't use one. The Akai S-612 doesn't need a boot disk (as you mentioned), but I don't know about the rest of the Akai sampler line. The Ensoniq EPS does require a boot disk, but it takes around five seconds to l...
by Analog Freak
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Reducing noise from early DX synths?
Replies: 5
Views: 867

I've played around with the original DX series, and I own the Yamaha DX7IIFD, and I can definitely say that the original does have higher noise levels. From what little I know on the subject, the older DX units had a lower quality digital to analog converter which is responsible for most of the nois...
by Analog Freak
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Are Peavey Effects good?
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

I can only speak for the Peavey SDR 20/20, because I actually have that unit. It's a true stereo effects processor, 16 bit sampling, but I don't know the sampling frequency. I'm sure it's at least 15kHz though, because I've never had any problems with frequency response. Anyway, it's a really nice s...
by Analog Freak
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Gear you broke.
Replies: 69
Views: 11913

I busted a Wurlitzer organ to matchsticks with my bare hands once. I was trying to figure out how to solve fourier transforms and getting nowhere after six or seven hours, so I took my anger out on the nearest inanimate target. Ironically I busted my hands up enough that I couldn't write very well f...
by Analog Freak
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: a synth with a powerfull ext audio processing capabilities?
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

I have no clue if the Kurzweil K2000 can do it or not, but put the Kurzweil K2500 into Live! mode and enter sonic nirvana, especially if it has the KDFX option installed.
by Analog Freak
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NewB needs help! Looking to get into playing
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

You mean a Kawai K5000W don't you? :) I've never heard of the model you mention. Call me the devil's advocate, but I think the Yamaha DX7 might work for you, they have pretty awesome organ and electric piano patches, and they can do some wicked clavinet stuff too. If you don't want FM, a ROMpler is ...
by Analog Freak
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Clavinet C Restoration...
Replies: 21
Views: 3778

Goodness, I don't know where you keep finding these things. The wood looks relatively undamaged, it should look gorgeous once it's been sanded down and refinished. What would scare me about working on something like that is working on the action. It might be easier in real life, but in the pictures ...
by Analog Freak
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Purchace advice. Hardware sampler
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

You might want to check out the Ensoniq EPS EPS 16+, or the similar but updated ASR-10, or their respective rack mount versions. Personally, I like the keyboard versions because of the Polyphonic Aftertouch (at least on the EPS series, I'm not sure about the ASR line). They all have an easy to use (...
by Analog Freak
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Official*Bring the price of the SH-101*down topic
Replies: 57
Views: 5678

onetwothree wrote:
Analog Freak wrote: Roland SH-1T
That looks like "s**t".
Are you trying to be funny or did you actually believe that what I wrote was true?
by Analog Freak
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I bought a Triton!
Replies: 31
Views: 3705

Personally, my taste for this sort of instrument runs towards Kurzweil flavors, but I do enjoy the occasional Korg. As much as people roast these things, they really do have a lot of synthesis and sequencing power, if you're willing to explore a bit. Like everything else, beauty is in the eye of the...
by Analog Freak
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Official*Bring the price of the SH-101*down topic
Replies: 57
Views: 5678

Legend has it that the Roland design team was forced to build a synthesizer that went against their better sonic judgment. After hearing the prototype for the first time, they wanted to call it the Roland SH-1T as a continuation on the similar SH-1 (or so they said), In truth the 'T' stood for terri...
by Analog Freak
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers that have a 'Moog-like' sound
Replies: 70
Views: 15012

Get your pitchforks and torches ready, but I think the Korg DSS-1's filters have a very Moog-like quality. I've gotten all kinds of surprises fiddling around with the filters on these things, they can be cutting and nasty or soft and subdued (especially when you switch the cutoff to 12 dB / octave)....
by Analog Freak
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synths are difficult to use?
Replies: 60
Views: 7201

Jugel, are you being serious or are you just kidding about wanting to get rid of the Casio FZ-1? I might be interested depending on how much shipping would be. Also, is it the rackmount version, or is it the keyboard version?