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by jupiter8
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fact Check : 1st drum machine with "pads"?
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

The worlds first drummachine the Wurlitzer Sideman had buttons to trigger the individual drum sounds. Dunno if that counts as pads though.

You could play them like on any other drummachine if i understand things correctly.
by jupiter8
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog 16 Step Sequencer
Replies: 18
Views: 6132

http://www.schaeffer-ag.de/en/news/home.html
I know a lot of DIYers use this one.
DL the design program,design panel,send them the design,pay,wait,done.
by jupiter8
Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: PPG Wave question
Replies: 10
Views: 1543

One method does'nt necessaily exclude the other. They could have used FFT on "real" samples and resynthesized them with additive synthesis.

That's how i would do it as it has a couple of advantages. The loop points being dead accurate is one of them. There are more.
by jupiter8
Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: The Speak & Spell voice
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

by jupiter8
Sat May 03, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths That Never Were.
Replies: 74
Views: 17500

My vote goes to the Peavey Paradox. It was supposed to be a vacuum tube based synthesizer (At least that's what I read somewhere?). As far as I know it never got beyond the prototype stage, and a couple of lucky people managed to get ahold of the prototypes. There were 4 of them made. I've seen som...
by jupiter8
Sat May 03, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths That Never Were.
Replies: 74
Views: 17500

The lassence ventury II was made in 14 exemplaries + the prototype,all including the proto was sold.

Released to early so it had some problems though most were easily fixed. While fixing them the distibuter send an unfixed one to SOS and that was pretty much the end of it.
by jupiter8
Fri May 02, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths That Never Were.
Replies: 74
Views: 17500

The Vermona Mephisto.
http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/mephisto.shtml
Crazy analog poly with motorized knobs.
by jupiter8
Fri May 02, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland ProMars & Korg Sigma - - Super Rare or What!?
Replies: 19
Views: 13974

By pure coincidence there's a ProMars for sale here in Sweden right now.
http://www.vendolin.com/Annonce_Detail. ... id=5349051
Can't remember seeing one since the early 90ies though that could have been a JP4.
by jupiter8
Fri May 02, 2008 9:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths That Never Were.
Replies: 74
Views: 17500

Does anyone remember the Digital Mellotron ? I saw one in a magazine being showed at one of the MusikMesses/Namms (dunno which one) at around 1988 give or take a few years. It had a huge rack which was curved and filled with white modules. I've googled like crazy and can't find any info on it what s...
by jupiter8
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Asus Eee as a midi sequencer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2424

Double post.
by jupiter8
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Asus Eee as a midi sequencer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2424

just set your resolution to lower.... btw i run live on a 13" screen at 1280x800 and I am far from having issues. . I suspect I could get by on a 10" screen with the same resolution, no worries. The problem was the resolution was to low. :) Could be i don't know enough of Live or we're not using it...
by jupiter8
Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How Did They Do It?
Replies: 15
Views: 2602

Re: How Did They Do It?

So, related to a question I asked in a previous thread... How did people use analog sequencers back in the day? Today, it seems most people use them to create acid-y type repeating patterns and then tweak them acccordingly. Which is fine for what it is. But in the mid-1970's before the likes of the...
by jupiter8
Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Asus Eee as a midi sequencer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2424

Not trying to start a host war and it could be i don't know Live well enough however i installed the demo on my Vaio with 1024x768 resolution and Live was pretty much useless on that resolution. I can't even imagine running it on the eee resolution. Cubase was much better because of the screensets. ...
by jupiter8
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: System 100m: good modular starting point?
Replies: 18
Views: 2417

But it also seems that, for the relative number of options one gets for an outlay of say, 1000-1500, the system 100m might offer more... There are very few true modular synths one can get for that price excepting the rare MS-50 and basic doepfer setups.... Maybe i misunderstood something here but i...
by jupiter8
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is there a standalone frequency shifter on the market?
Replies: 14
Views: 2661

He did'nt ask for an analog pitch shifter. He asked for an analog frequency shifter. Not the same thing. Frequency shifters has been around since the mid 60ies. Often referred to as Bode shifters after the inventer Harold Bode.