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by knolan
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DX1/DX5/DX7-brilliance on a mode wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: DX1/DX5/DX7-brilliance on a mode wheel?

I have a DX1 also but it's in for service - power supply being built for it (very expensive :-( ). No doubt you've looked at Page 38 of the manual: You need to configure the Modulation Wheel for "Brilliance". To do that - in the Performance memories, go to button Bank 6 (F6) and choose Job 2- Mod Wh...
by knolan
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts on the GAIA?
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: Your thoughts on the GAIA?

On the question on - why does it matter - I agree on a geek level it's fun to know but actually for posterity / history of synthesizers too I think it's worth getting to the bottom of it. And - it does affect its reputation. I think the GAIA would be 'rated' more if synthesists knew it was VA (howev...
by knolan
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts on the GAIA?
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: Your thoughts on the GAIA?

Not so. The OASYS offers very high polyphony for each Virtual Analogue engine - along side masses of other resources - all running off an ATOM processor! Polyphony for even component modelling is not a problem for todays processors. And - while I really amn't looking to argue that the GAIA is VA for...
by knolan
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts on the GAIA?
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: Your thoughts on the GAIA?

Hmm - not prepared to accept you at face value on this one. I've often encountered incorrect information given from the staff of such companies - and that could be the case here. The GAIA oscillators do not sound sample based at all (where as on the JD800 you can hear it). Need to investigate this o...
by knolan
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts on the GAIA?
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: Your thoughts on the GAIA?

On reflection - the "not powering it on" is also a symptom of: I bought this second hand - and until I need it it's not going on because if it doesn't work, it's another 2-grand and a 6-month repair wait!

Try restoring CS80's - that happens a lot and I think it's gotten into my psyche :-( !!
by knolan
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts on the GAIA?
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: Your thoughts on the GAIA?

I suppose the phrase "left overs" sounds a bit "upity / pretentious" when I read back over it. I've set up another 'setup' taking ages - I've been buying synths and not selling them for over two decades - so didn't have room for these synths in the mains setup and have decided to put these together....
by knolan
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts on the GAIA?
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: Your thoughts on the GAIA?

Thanks for your replies - pretty interesting and most pretty damning! I accept it's not the strongest synthe which is why it has remained leaning up against a wall for the past few years, and while broadly accepting the criticisms levelled at it I have used it over a few evenings and do like its fle...
by knolan
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts on the GAIA?
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: Your thoughts on the GAIA?

squatski wrote:I don't even know how to pronounce it!

Guy-a
by knolan
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your thoughts on the GAIA?
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Your thoughts on the GAIA?

I've had a GAIA for a while without using it at all; but am incorporating it into a new setup. I like it, but as said don't know it too well yet. It seems to have buckets of potential, flexibility and capability - 3 distinct layers per program and 64 voice polyphony, great user control and D-beam fo...
by knolan
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JDXA, any thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: Roland JDXA, any thoughts?

Thanks 'Z' for posting those extremely infromative (and musical) videos - really helps. HolloweeenJack - actually - as a MonoPoly owner - I now very much 'connect' with the JD-XA in ways I hadn't thought about until 'Z''s videos. Although very different, nevertheless some similarities with the MonoP...
by knolan
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JDXA, any thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: Roland JDXA, any thoughts?

Z wrote:Please stop thinking of the analog section being 4 voice polyphonic. Instead, think of it being 4 dual oscillator monophonic synths.

Curious what you mean here. Could you expand on this? Thanks.
by knolan
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the worst thing that you have ever done to a synth?
Replies: 38
Views: 4686

Re: What is the worst thing that you have ever done to a syn

Played my own electronic music in college in a battle of the bands competition, didnt go down well, got hay and water poured onto my monopoly, juno and and casio from the gantry and tomato ketchup from the audience - miraculously the water splashed off the control surfaces only and I managed to esca...
by knolan
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Excellent 80s instruments web site
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Excellent 80s instruments web site

Saw this promoted by IRCAM on Facebook today. Looks excellent

http://electronicinstrumentarchive.weebly.com/
by knolan
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthy CHRISTMAS Songs Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 3370

Re: Synthy CHRISTMAS Songs Thread

dustinh wrote:

In one post you've managed to wipe out all credibility in synthesizers. :lol:

I'm off to learn the flute.
by knolan
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CP-20/30 synthesis
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

Re: Yamaha CP-20/30 synthesis

To be honest I can't remember if it limits the number of voices. But I don't remember sensing any lesser limit - and on looking at the user manual over all schematic it shows two separate waveshaping circuits, each looking like a duplicate of the other - as if dual channel - and you either use one o...