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by jupiter8
Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha GX-1
Replies: 26
Views: 5522

The tax write off story sounds plausible enough.Which is what i feared. I doubt the "Secret tomb of lost GX 1s" exist. :) However from what i hear they were flat out refusing to sell them! Could Japan have so weird tax laws this was actually profitable ? Sounds a bit far fetched but in the realm of ...
by jupiter8
Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha GX-1
Replies: 26
Views: 5522

Yamaha GX-1

So i read about this marvel and they claim they did 50 of these but like 40 went back to Yamaha and were never meant to be sold. Is this really true and if so why ? Just seems so weird making synthesizers and not selling them.For what purpose ? And where did they all go ? Stored in a warehouse somew...
by jupiter8
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ABC the Look of love Equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 7048

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar05/articles/trevorhorn.htm Drums is a combo of TR 808 (possibly only used for triggering) Simmons and Linn.A minimoog was used. Not sure about the Fairlight though. The article isn't 100 % clear on that matter but i think not. No mention of any Prophet 5 or Jupiter...
by jupiter8
Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synclavier FM
Replies: 6
Views: 2882

The Synclavier 9600 is strictly one carrier one modulator. You can have up to 32 FM/Additive voices and up to 96 sampling voices.
by jupiter8
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Vintage synth maintenence ?
Replies: 4
Views: 989

If you have a Fizmo you should check this http://www.carbon111.com/fizmo.html immediately. Before you even turn it on again. You could fry the Fizmo if it isn't done. Some older synths had batteries that started to leak and destroyed the synth. The Korg Polysix for example are infamous for this. So ...
by jupiter8
Mon May 28, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: CASIO FZ-1 can self-oscillating?
Replies: 15
Views: 3268

I'm not sure if I know of any synths/samplers that do their filtering completely in the digital domain Huh ? The Emulator IIIx,Emax II, Roland S-750/760/770 for example all have digital filters. And digital filters on synths is a lot more common nowadays than analog filters and has been for a long ...
by jupiter8
Sun May 27, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: the science of studio foam
Replies: 7
Views: 1559

foam doesnt sound proof....it just absorbs.....play your music a lot louder than normal....find the area where is bouncing and place the foam there silly question, just how do you see where the sound is bouncing? acoustic treatment is one thing I've never attempted yet or got my head around. If you...
by jupiter8
Wed May 09, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Good or Bad Deal? Emulator I
Replies: 15
Views: 4551

I think replacing the disc drive isn't quite as easy as you think. I don't believe you can jst shove any floppy drive in there and expect it to work. http://www.emulatorarchive.com/Samplers/E1Overview/e1overview.html Check out emulatorarchive. Plenty of info there. I would'nt buy an Emulator I but t...
by jupiter8
Sat May 05, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Creating tracks entirely with a single monosynth
Replies: 62
Views: 11236

EmptySet wrote:Wan't that Yaz record done pretty much entirely on a Pro One? There's a website around that demonstrates this, but I can't find the link at the moment.
Only you and Don't go was pretty much all Proone except for drums. I believe an Arp 2600 and/or Roland System 100m was used for that.
by jupiter8
Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: samplers piss me off (rant)
Replies: 21
Views: 5785

Have you tried the Roland S 7x0 samplers ? They're pretty easy to use with a monitor and mouse. Could be the thing for you. They're like a computer but with out the hassle. I used to have a S-750.
by jupiter8
Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Nord soon
Replies: 66
Views: 12702

If it is me you're referring to,i NEVER said that. I said they COULD and you'd never notice it. Yes, but you went on for 5 pages defending the idea. That thread was exactly the reason why I asked the question in the first place and the Clavia dude was pretty happy about me asking it, because nobody...
by jupiter8
Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Nord soon
Replies: 66
Views: 12702

This because of an earlier statement here on the 'boards where someone told that VAs used lookup tables - well, at Clavia, they don't. I asked one of the guys on the stand (one of the engineers) this question. Waveforms are generated - and resynthesis is used so the "sample" is playable over the fu...
by jupiter8
Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most overpriced synths of all-time?
Replies: 152
Views: 30181

Fairlight CMI 3 would rate high on my list. Ridiculous price for what is essentially a computer and a sampler w/a keyboard. But of course, there was nothing like it back in the early 80's. Now we can get the "same" setup on our home computers. At that time it's only competitor was the Synclavier wh...
by jupiter8
Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most overpriced synths of all-time?
Replies: 152
Views: 30181

I don't like the term overpriced.It's a free market,if you don't like it,don't buy it. But with that said, two items comes to mind. :D The Waldorf Wave. Was'nt that one released with a ridicolous pricetag just to bring money in pay for the cheaper models ? Of course all money is welcome but i read s...