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by knolan
Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is a Yamaha Tyros a synthesizer?
Replies: 23
Views: 7157

Re: Is a Yamaha Tyros a synthesizer?

Without trying to be too purist about it - I'd argue that Tyros is not a synthesizer for two reasons that are important to how we probably characterise 'traditional' synthesizers - 1. A synthesizer allows for a sound to be developed from the ground up, from the elements of oscillators, filters and a...
by knolan
Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The End Of Subtractive As We Know It....
Replies: 81
Views: 6231

Re: The End Of Subtractive As We Know It....

Hi 23 - I'm with you on everything you say - I shouldn't be too critical of all that available today. Actually - even though I own the CS80, using Arturia CS80V with the 8 faders of my K2500 committed to some of its parameters makes it a very nice software synthesizer to play indeed. But the thing i...
by knolan
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The End Of Subtractive As We Know It....
Replies: 81
Views: 6231

Re: The End Of Subtractive As We Know It....

An excellent thread. I think old subtractive synths were also about unique control surfaces and realtime manipulation of sound. Take two examples of the VCS3 and the CS80 - each of which provided inspiring, instant realtime controls for sound creation and performance; and sounded incredibly differen...
by knolan
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX5 Replacement keys... same as DX7?
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Yamaha DX5 Replacement keys... same as DX7?

I'm very confident they are the same. Certainly, DX7 keys are fine on both the SY77 and SY99 (I replaced one or two on my 77 and 99 from DX7 keys which my Yamaha dealer had in stock)- so I'd say they are the same for the DX5.

In fact, they are the same keys as in the M1 and T3 also.

Kevin.
by knolan
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: pure filter self-oscillation on digital synths?
Replies: 10
Views: 2802

Re: pure filter self-oscillation on digital synths?

Thanks a million for your replies - very informative and useful. It's a pity that digital and soft synth manufactureres don't put a bit more thought into this feature. Thanks for the JD800 tip though - I wondered that that oscillator option was (and never tried it). I'll definitely look forward to e...
by knolan
Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: pure filter self-oscillation on digital synths?
Replies: 10
Views: 2802

pure filter self-oscillation on digital synths?

Hi, Does anyone know if it's possible to make digital filters self oscillate through resonance without feeding in an oscillator, whether on a digital synth or a virtual acoustic? On good analog synthesizers, all sorts of modulation effects are possible once the filter is made to self oscillate witho...
by knolan
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: jd800 pcm sounds
Replies: 6
Views: 3390

Re: jd800 pcm sounds

Agreed! It's very good indeed. VERY luscious and versatile. A quirky but quite useful thing to do with the SL-JD80 cards is to swap them round - as in for example, use the Piano Samples card with the Patches card from the Strings or Brass. You get quite unexpected results (and many that are not good...
by knolan
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: jd800 pcm sounds
Replies: 6
Views: 3390

Re: jd800 pcm sounds

The JD800 can also read the SO-PCM1 Data Card set made for the JV80 (880, 90, 1080..): SO-PCM1-01 Piano Selection SO-PCM1-02 Guitar & Brass SO-PCM1-03 Rock Drums SO-PCM1-04 Grand Piano SO-PCM1-05 Accordian SO-PCM1-06 Baroque SO-PCM1-07 Orchestral FX SO-PCM1-08 Country/Folk/Bluegrass Note - these are...
by knolan
Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Old Yamaha CP electric pianos
Replies: 1
Views: 2822

Well, I'd never tell someone else what not to buy; but bare the following in mind: - It's an electronic piano, not an electric piano. So the sound is nothing like the CP70 and 80. - Most electronic pianos from the 70's ane early 80's - pre sampes like this one; sounded awful. - that said, I own a be...
by knolan
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Moog Guitar is HERE!
Replies: 171
Views: 14460

Not to make too big a deal about it - but those justificatons are utterly rediculous. It's a guitar! This is a synthesizer forum!
by knolan
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Moog Guitar is HERE!
Replies: 171
Views: 14460

Why is there a thread about a guitar on a vintage synthesizer forum - and why hasn't the moderator moved it?
by knolan
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg Karma
Replies: 16
Views: 5828

Rusty - I own both a Korg Karma (EXB 06/07 (Orchestral), MOSS installed) and Karma MW software; and I own an OASYS. Of course the Karma is a Triton under the hood - so if you like that sound then that's a good basis to consider whether to get it. However, a fully kitted out Karma is a formidable ins...
by knolan
Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Am I Crazy, Lazy, or What? (thinking of selling K2500X)
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Jesse - I have a K2500Xs for about 5 years; and have never mastered VAST synthesis. I have many synthesizers and, for example, learnt the SY77 and SY99; but I find VAST a painful programming experience. You are right to be turned off by VAST programming. While it is clearly of enormous potential, it...
by knolan
Sat May 17, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can you help with my MOOG project?
Replies: 27
Views: 2204

Richard - Analogue synthesizers come from a very innovative time in instrument design - emerging capable technologies, a strong belief in science and the future and so on. And with commercialism not so prevalent, with more to be invented for the first time and with scope for individual talent to shi...