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by Zarith
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Portable Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 1827

Re: Portable Gear

You could get a portable power supply? They are relatively cheap...

This one cost $60 and should be able to keep 2 or 3 synths running for a few hours.

by Zarith
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Sh 201 velocity?
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Sh 201 velocity?

The SH201 is indeed velocity sensitive, but the keyboard action is so unpredictable, that it's better too turn it off. If you are brave enough to fiddle with the velocity curve, do like rhino said. To adjust the amp velocity sensitivity: Hold down the CANCEL button and turn the LEVEL knob. To adjust...
by Zarith
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: StudioBLADE and iKeyDOCK
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: StudioBLADE and iKeyDOCK

I don't see the advantage of these integrated solutions. This "StudioBlade" Music computer is for me as bad as the OpenLabs workstations. A modular system is: -more practical and flexible (I can re-organize my system constantly, integrate it to other set-ups,...) -easier to replace and update (I can...
by Zarith
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: On-the-fly Phrase Sampling/Looping
Replies: 25
Views: 8616

Re: On-the-fly Phrase Sampling/Looping

Did you consider the RED SOUND SoundBite PRO?

It doesn't have midi but it's a cool little live sampler.

the manual is here: ... MANUAL.pdf
by Zarith
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novation Ultranova
Replies: 71
Views: 11344

Re: Novation Ultranova

Is this some sort of joke? This is the most pathetic excuse for a synthesizer I've seen in a long, long time. It's this sort of rubbish that throws synthesizer development into chaos. I think Novation need a good ticking off for releasing such an utter farce of a 'synthesizer'. The Youtube Video on...
by Zarith
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?
Replies: 124
Views: 24870

Re: what's the ugliest synth you can come up with?

This one is so ugly that I refuse to even test it:


(Dave Smith should hire a designer one day)
by Zarith
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bill Leeb/Rhys Fulber - Transitions in Equipment
Replies: 11
Views: 4637

Re: Bill Leeb/Rhys Fulber - Transitions in Equipment

I'm sure some of you guys here grew up with the dancey industrial works of Fulber and Leeb. I'm curious - does anyone know the progression of their equipment from say mid to late '80s Front Line Assembly to Syn├Žsthesia to Pro-Tech and then into their more modern (late '90s to early '00s) Delerium p...
by Zarith
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Good digital for good strings?
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Good digital for good strings?

If you want realistic string/orchestra sounds I wouldn't recommend the JD990. The samples are too short and with audible loops. The other issue is that they were not stored "clean", they include a nasty reverb and filtering. It might be better to get something more recent (2000 and beyond). Anything...
by Zarith
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland SH01
Replies: 130
Views: 20029

Re: Roland SH01

OK: SH01 is VA wich has 64 polyphony. It appears to be a rompler though, not a VA. People reported hearing sampled waveforms. I'm still waiting this to be confirmed. But i wouldn't be surprised. The answer is clearly written everywhere Don. It's a VA, just like the SH201 or the JP8000. Whether it's...
by Zarith
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: This arpeggio interests me
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: This arpeggio interests me

It sounds like an simple synth arpeggio through a phaser and a few delays. You could also achieve this with LFOs and delays. Bryan / VAC has some great ideas, but the wrong attitude. At heart he is a very good electronic musician but his brain tells him to act like drug addicted nihilist punk. It's ...
by Zarith
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: musikmesse 2010 Frankfurt
Replies: 73
Views: 15509

Re: musikmesse 2010 Frankfurt

RobotHeroes wrote:
Damn. This video is boring. 8 minutes of "Synths for newbies"...

Anyway this is nothing more than a repackaged SH-201. The only different is the expanded effect section.
by Zarith
Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: John Carpenter Synths
Replies: 36
Views: 20685

Re: John Carpenter Synths

Talking about John Carpenter... Ennio Morricone is credited as the soundtrack composer of The Thing , but I always wondered if he actually worked on this movie. The main theme can't have been made by anyone else than John Carpenter himself. It sounds soo similar to what he did on Escape from New Yor...
by Zarith
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland SH201 killed me
Replies: 79
Views: 35065

Re: Roland SH201 killed me

I have an SH201. I don't like it at all. I use it only to create nasty sounds with the feedback oscillator. What makes this synth one of the worse ever: 1. The hardware: This is a Fisher Price toy. It look ugly. It's a cheap over sized empty plastic box. 2. The interface: This synth is sold as an ea...
by Zarith
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Slow down audio without shifting pitch
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Slow down audio without shifting pitch

This is called "Time Stretching". Most audio softwares have this feature. It's nothing exceptional.

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