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by pricklyrobot
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters

Yep, I waited forever for the Happy Ending kit to come back in stock. And I was looking at the MFB Dual LFO (before I got the Maths) but that seems to be perpetually unavailable as well.

Guess it's just the downside of small boutique companies.
by pricklyrobot
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters

space6oy wrote:to forewarn you, stackcables have been unavailable forever.
Yeah, I have noticed that. I e-mailed TipTop about it at the end of October, and had this reply: "Stackcables are in production and a new batch is expected in about 5 weeks if no delays."

I guess there must've been some delays after all. ;)
by pricklyrobot
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters

Thanks for the suggestions, all. Definitely some of the stuff I was already thinking about (wavefolders, spring reverb), and some I wasn't. I'm waiting for the Stackcables to come back into stock at AH, for my mult-ing needs. Of course now I've had a new idea. One of my favorite sounds is to run a g...
by pricklyrobot
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters
Replies: 37
Views: 2362

Re: Sticking a toe in the modular (Euro) waters

So, I ended up with the Happy Ending, the A-119, Moddemix for my VCA (plus other stuff), the Wasp filter, and just scored a second-hand Maths the other day. Just sold something else and have about $125 sitting in my PayPal account, and I'm wondering if there are any cheapish modules that would go we...
by pricklyrobot
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Need some sort of talk filter
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Need some sort of talk filter

Keep the bit rate at 16-24 bit then slam the bit rate down to like 3-4 Khz and it will get that "Ay ay ay ay" sound you are after. Sounds like you're mixing terminology from bitcrushers and sample rate reducers (aka decimators). They can be similar sounding effects, but not every effects unit that ...
by pricklyrobot
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: EMU MP7 vs RS7000
Replies: 30
Views: 4835

Re: EMU MP7 vs RS7000

There are two editors: Prodatum, and Proteum.

Prodatum has a snazzier looking interface, but Proteum has seemed to work more consistently for me. I couldn't ever get Prodatum to edit the Command Station in real time (had to keep hitting save and overwriting the patch to hear my tweaks).
by pricklyrobot
Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: turntable recommendations
Replies: 35
Views: 2184

Re: turntable recommendations

Turntables are just one of those things you can't talk about without some people (inadvertently?) getting their dicks out. ;)

It's like asking someone to recommend you a good, cheap scotch.
by pricklyrobot
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: turntable recommendations
Replies: 35
Views: 2184

Re: turntable recommendations

Ah, I need to read more closely, someone beat me to the Needle Doctor recommendation. I bought a Pro-Ject Debut for a good friend of mine several years ago (owed her a lot of favors ;) ). It's a really nice turntable, though keep in mind you'll need to drop a bit more for the Speed Box: http://www.n...
by pricklyrobot
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: turntable recommendations
Replies: 35
Views: 2184

Re: turntable recommendations

Does your town have a surviving stereo repair shop? I've had good luck getting rebuilt stuff from the '70s/early-'80s from places like that, for decent prices. I have a JVC L-A31 that's been running pretty strong since I got it from a repair shop back in '97. If you haven't come across it already, a...
by pricklyrobot
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Anyone gotten Akai Disk to work in XP?
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Anyone gotten Akai Disk to work in XP?

Just got a $10 internal floppy drive off Amazon. I'll post back here if I have any luck with it, in case anyone else is trying to do something similar.
by pricklyrobot
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Anyone gotten Akai Disk to work in XP?
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Anyone gotten Akai Disk to work in XP?

Thanks for the suggestions; I'll check those out. Seems like it might be best (and cheapest) to pick up an internal floppy drive and proceed from there.
by pricklyrobot
Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Anyone gotten Akai Disk to work in XP?
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Anyone gotten Akai Disk to work in XP?

Subject pretty much sums it up. Been trying to use Akai Disk to get WAV files onto my S-20, but it just keeps giving me the "Not an Akai Disk" error. It also won't read disks of stuff sampled directly to the S-20 (tries to read it, then just says "Empty Disk"). I know this program is sketchy with ne...
by pricklyrobot
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Chorus for synths
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Chorus for synths

If that doesn't work out, and you don't mind DIY, here's a nice, affordable CE-2 clone: http://www.buildyourownclone.com/chorus.html Build Your Own Clone have really good kits too, with thorough instructions. I put together my first one (Phase 90 clone) a few years ago, with no prior soldering/elect...
by pricklyrobot
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need MIDI channel help
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Need MIDI channel help

Here is what it says for changing the channel:" RECORD + 9 + TUNE - Channel Increment". Not sure if that information is saved on power down or if you have to do that procedure every time you turn on the P-600. This only works if you have the latest OS ROM (Six-0-8, http://vintageplanet.nl/ have it ...
by pricklyrobot
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: An FM synth with knobs?
Replies: 19
Views: 4060

Re: An FM synth with knobs?

There's also MIDIbox FM: http://www.ucapps.de/midibox_fm.html if you're cool with DIY.