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by Analog Freak
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Owning two of the same synthesizer - Is it wrong?
Replies: 80
Views: 12300

I didn't even know that the Roland Juno 160 existed. This requires some photographic evidence! :D I admit to having a few pairs of very similar machines. I have a Korg Polysix and a Korg Poly-61 and while you could argue that they're entirely different machines, they're similar enough that I think i...
by Analog Freak
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: quasimidi sirius power supply
Replies: 2
Views: 2554

What voltage and current does it need to have? My guess is that Radio Shack will have something in stock that will work, and if they don't, eBay is always a good place to look. Your third option is to beat up your friend until they tell you where the original is.
by Analog Freak
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synths are difficult to use?
Replies: 60
Views: 7143

This is awesome, I never thought I'd see a thread that would drive the cost of synthesizers down in price. My nominations for hard to use gear go to the Yamaha TX16W without Typhoon 2000, and the Roland S-550 without the monitor and mouse. Either one is a nightmare and I happen to own both. Actually...
by Analog Freak
Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: repairing s-50
Replies: 9
Views: 950

I forget whether the S-50 has SCSI or not. Even if it does, it so old that it will probably be hard to find a compatible disk drive. It just depends on how much effort you're willing to put into it. Maybe somebody else could tell you more.
by Analog Freak
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Atmospheric Shading?
Replies: 12
Views: 1417

My vote goes to the Yamaha CS-80, but you'd better have some deep pockets.
by Analog Freak
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: repairing s-50
Replies: 9
Views: 950

The fuse should not be too much of a problem, I'm not sure exactly where it is or how you get to it, (I have the Roland S-550, the rackmount version of the S-50), but anyway, wherever the fuse holder is, there should be some writing next to it along the lines of: 120V .5A. Write these figures down, ...
by Analog Freak
Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Akai ME20A manual.
Replies: 8
Views: 4240

I'd be interested in such a manual too. I have an Akai ME-20A, and I can't figure out how to use it. The problem is that the manuals cost more than I paid for the thing. It's rather hard to justify that kind of a purchase.
by Analog Freak
Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Breathing new life into old Midi gear and saving a ton of $$
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

I almost wish you hadn't said that, now all the deals are going to be snapped up. Regardless, this is quite interesting, and I'll have to look into it. Of course, I also have a few old computers that have RS-422 serial ports (Mac, SGI and Sun Microsystems) which would probably work pretty well with ...
by Analog Freak
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: For those of you with more than 4 synths...Studio Setup?
Replies: 37
Views: 5242

I use a Carvin C2400 mixer for everything. Every synthesizer, module or effects unit goes through it at some point. In all honesty, my rackmount gear has so many audio connections that I'm going to have to bring in a rackmount mixer and use that as a submixer before too long. I'm also thinking of ge...
by Analog Freak
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Good keyboard amp for vintage synths?
Replies: 20
Views: 12530

I'm sure a lot of people here are going to call this heresy, but I just use a Public Address amplifier (Mine is an Altec Lansing 9446A) through a decent pair of home high fidelity speakers (I use Yamaha NS1000s) or some PA speakers. In my opinion, this kind of a rig sounds a lot better all around th...
by Analog Freak
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Fixing and Modding a Polysix
Replies: 10
Views: 1271

I don't think the Korg Polysix has a noise generator.
by Analog Freak
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: About playing Synth in small rooms with little experience
Replies: 22
Views: 3175

I think my brain burned out trying to decode the first post. Is there a "For Complete Morons" version around anywhere?
by Analog Freak
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Anybody use MIDI-OX?
Replies: 11
Views: 1283

*Raises Hand* I use it as a patch librarian for most of my synthesizers. I also programmed a few SySex dump strings into it so that I can dump samples from my samplers into the computer without a whole lot of fuss. Midiquest works too, but it's a much better editor than it is a librarian in my opini...
by Analog Freak
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Who's getting?
Replies: 135
Views: 16740

This was a pretty great holiday, here's what I bought / got as gifts: GEM InstaPiano, laugh if you want, but when you run the bass split through a good amp, you can feel your intestines tremble. Yamaha TX16W, seriously bad operating system for a seriously awesome piece of hardware, thank god for Typ...
by Analog Freak
Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is this amp worth $50 (or more!)?
Replies: 3
Views: 521

It looks to be pretty poorly constructed and I don't think it's going to be worth much unless you can find somebody that collects these. Even then, from the pictures you've posted, it looks like it been pretty well used. I say save your money for something better.