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by rockmanrock
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Staying with Roland jx8p or upgrading to Roland jx-10 ????
Replies: 22
Views: 3390

Re: Staying with Roland jx8p or upgrading to Roland jx-10 ????

Yes, anecdotal is a good word. I merely repeated the info because that is the nature of threads, some folk need to read it more than once ;) So what's changed in the output cct. between 8P and 10? All that would be needed is a slightly different mixer for the voices. The number of voices shouldn't ...
by rockmanrock
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do your synth desires ever get the better of you?
Replies: 33
Views: 2412

Re: Do your synth desires ever get the better of you?

I can't resist a bargain. And with the price of s/h synths compared to what they were in the 90s, you can go soon acquire a shit-ton of gear for what would have bought one item back then. The more you get though, the more of a headache you have with the logistics of accommodating it and connecting i...
by rockmanrock
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Staying with Roland jx8p or upgrading to Roland jx-10 ????
Replies: 22
Views: 3390

Re: Staying with Roland jx8p or upgrading to Roland jx-10 ????

In the Sound On Sound retro review, the reviewer said he swapped his JX8P for a JX10 then swapped back again.

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_ar ... djx10.html

I think there's something to be said for keeping stuff simple.
by rockmanrock
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Such a Shame theWavestation Didn't Have Resonant LP Filters!
Replies: 23
Views: 2175

Re: Such a Shame theWavestation Didn't Have Resonant LP Filters!

Bear in mind as well Yamaha were custom designing their own LSI chips for DSP while many other manufacturers were using off the shelf (usually Motorola) DSPs. Is that a fact? Have you seen the inside of A korg from that era, such as the Wavestation? AFAIK Korgs have custom LSI also. I think it's mo...
by rockmanrock
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Such a Shame theWavestation Didn't Have Resonant LP Filters!
Replies: 23
Views: 2175

Re: Such a Shame theWavestation Didn't Have Resonant LP Filters!

Sounds like it could be a kind of FM synthesis maybe? Like what Casio did in the CZ with the DCW. Yep that's what I think it is. I can hear echos of CZ in my D110 when I start fiddling with the 'filters' on a single partial. That's what I like about them, they have their own character - particularl...
by rockmanrock
Tue May 26, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Attention Atari ST users!
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Attention Atari ST users!

Any Atarians who'd like a flash based hard drive and have not heard of Ultrasatan, check this out. Ordering/payment phase is END OF MAY and then production begins. This is one of those things that will only ever be produced in small amounts so get in now if you're interested. I'm looking forward to ...
by rockmanrock
Fri May 22, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Question for E-MU Ultra owners
Replies: 13
Views: 1949

Re: Question for E-MU Ultra owners

I read somewhere the issue with the filters is the resonance isn't modifiable in real-time - it's static from note-on. Not a huge limitation I would say.
by rockmanrock
Fri May 22, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha AN-1X vs. Alesis Micron ( and other 'cheap' VAs)
Replies: 15
Views: 3347

Re: Yamaha AN-1X vs. Alesis Micron ( and other 'cheap' VAs)

braincandy wrote:I also preferred the key action on the AN1x and the UI on the Micron looks like it would be tedious to deal with if you really wanted to get into programming.
Been thinking of selling mine but the keyboard is really nice on it, it makes an excellent master keyboard.
by rockmanrock
Fri May 22, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Electribe EA or MFB Synth Lite II
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Electribe EA or MFB Synth Lite II

Got both of these. The Synth Lite II is a h**l of a lot better sounding than the EA1, and a lot more versatile sound-wise. The Moogy filter is fantastic. The sequencer is basic but fun, quite simliar to the SH101 one. Mine doesn't sync to MIDI clock well (sending it back to MFB shortly to have that ...
by rockmanrock
Tue May 19, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq ASR-X Pro sample slicing
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: Ensoniq ASR-X Pro sample slicing

I used to have the ASR-X. You need to copy the sound to the other pads then edit the start/end points to the slice you want to hear. It's fairly quick to do starting with the Percent positions then fine-tuning it with the Sample positions. Pretty sure there wasn't an optional EFX chip - the ASR-X an...
by rockmanrock
Tue May 19, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: kenton spin doctor (or alternatives)
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: kenton spin doctor (or alternatives)

How about the Control Freak Live, much the same as a Spin Doctor except it does show the param being edited on the display. I got one for 80 UKP recently.

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by rockmanrock
Mon May 18, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth (s) you own but haven't played for over 1 year
Replies: 97
Views: 8391

Re: What synth (s) you own but haven't played for over 1 year

JP4 - shocking I know! And I've got one of those Czech MIDI interfaces to fit to it.

SCI P2000 and P2002 - lack of room, they're in storage

Casio HT700, Siel EX80, C64 with MSSIAH - ditto
by rockmanrock
Fri May 15, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CZ and DX
Replies: 30
Views: 3173

Re: CZ and DX

braincandy wrote:
aeon wrote:I'll be joining the Yamaha FM army soon - but it won't be a DX or TX. :)


cheers,
Ian
FS1r?
FB01 :D
by rockmanrock
Wed May 13, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New MFB-522 drum machine, now with more cowbell..
Replies: 172
Views: 21784

Re: New MFB-522 drum machine, now with more cowbell..

SNIP! Well explained Shreddie, that was a good read. My Synth Lite II and probably all the other MFB products with a coloured panel (mis)use a PCB sheet for one. It's a great way of geting a cheap but smart panel, these PCB companies are geared up for automated screen printing and drilling. They do...
by rockmanrock
Tue May 12, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New MFB-522 drum machine, now with more cowbell..
Replies: 172
Views: 21784

Re: New MFB-522 drum machine, now with more cowbell..

Honestly, how much more would it cost for MFB to put their synths in a metal casing instead of plastic? People can claim that the build quality isn't bad, but plastic doesn't usually hold up well over the long run. Look the the SH101, MC202 and TB303, they've survived nearly 30 years with careful u...