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by ronmcdonald
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sweet DMX Krew Bass tone, how do i do it?
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Have a look here at the DMX Krew studio:


http://durftal.com/music/edmx/dmxstudio/studio.htm


There are really good sound examples of all his synths, i'm sure you'll find what you need amongst them.
by ronmcdonald
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: mental sampler?
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

Perhaps a Boss SP-202 would be a good choice? You can re-assign loop points, reverse the sample and fiddle with delay/pitch/timestretch/ring mod, all while it plays. Plus it's small, battery powered, and cheap. I've never used an SU700, but have heard good things. I'm not sure how real-time they are...
by ronmcdonald
Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I won't play SYB-5 anymore...
Replies: 20
Views: 3196

SYB3 is MEGA. I'm very dubious of the SYB5, mainly because you can still buy them new, and i'm a luddite. The 3 sounds really good, no digital artefacts at all, despite the fact it's digital.
by ronmcdonald
Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Dead Battery, How soon until Leakage?
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

My ESQ had a dead battery in it for almost a whole year without any leakage. I'd suspect it was dead even long before i bought it, so, you shouldn't be too worried if it's only just started giving that message on start-up. Get it changed anyway, it's a pain not being able to save sequences and patch...
by ronmcdonald
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synth and cinema
Replies: 74
Views: 10800

At the end of Coneheads, one of the characters, i can't remember who, plays something, i can't remember what, on a Korg Poly-800. I can't really remember anything that happens in that film.
by ronmcdonald
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequential Six-Trak - Multi-timbral
Replies: 17
Views: 2778

The Six Trak's functions are so confusing. Thought i'd broken mine, but all i'd done was select the local off (keyboard off) function by accident. You really need the list of button combinations to be able to get everything out of it. Even the manual isn't that clear about most of them. I love my Si...
by ronmcdonald
Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland D110 Won't Turn On
Replies: 3
Views: 2711

Roland D110 Won't Turn On

Anyone know why? It's totally dead, i changed the power cord, still nothing.

Help?
by ronmcdonald
Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Choose Your Favorite Acid Life Setup.
Replies: 51
Views: 5883

Fantasy acid kit would be:

Roland TB303, TR707, TR 808, Sequential Pro One, Boss SP202, Casio CZ101, Alesis MMT8, some digital reverb, and a compressor with side chain input.
by ronmcdonald
Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: SP-202 and 303
Replies: 41
Views: 10690

I had an sp 202, but sold it, because in the end the thing that annoyed me the most about it was that there was no way to alter the volume of individual samples. Other than that, i really quite liked it. Very light, and a felt nice. The pads on it feel much nicer than sp 303, which i also used to ha...
by ronmcdonald
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SH-101 vs. MC-202?
Replies: 28
Views: 8980

Get both. They sound the same, except, each one has a few features which make it worth having over the other. 202 has lfo delay which is really neat. 101 has noise and more lfo shapes. 202 has a useful and really quite simple 2 channel sequencer. 101 has a nice arpeggiator. It really depends on whic...
by ronmcdonald
Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Replacing Akai S1100 Disk Drive With S20 One?
Replies: 0
Views: 1052

Replacing Akai S1100 Disk Drive With S20 One?

Hi, I've got an S1100 with a crapped out disk drive, and i just realised, rather than source an expensive one from some kind of Akai dealer, maybe i could just replace it with the one in my S20.

Does anyone know if this would work? Would it just be a case of matching the jumpers?
by ronmcdonald
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My hypothetical acid setup
Replies: 58
Views: 8735

I disagree, i think the real acid sound comes from the phrasing of a pattern. The 303 puts a weird feel onto the sequence, what with all the sliding and accenting and so forth, the sound is second. Of course it's important to have that squealing filter, but why most clones fail is that they omit the...
by ronmcdonald
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How important are analogue envelopes?
Replies: 12
Views: 3126

I think they're only important if you're using analogue letters.
by ronmcdonald
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My hypothetical acid setup
Replies: 58
Views: 8735

Watch this:

And perhaps watch the rest of that documentary here to learn the history of house music as told by its creators: http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?doc ... 3777292744
by ronmcdonald
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: My TR-707 is locking up. Again!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Sounds like it's a dodgy power supply. Are you using a proper roland one?