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by KLAXON
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Books on making rudimentary synths / elec projects
Replies: 8
Views: 984

That is true, but it does have many "synth-like audio projects" in it. I don't think he meant only synths, but I could be wrong. I was trying to think of a modern book I have read that would fall into that realm. Most of my books, like yours, are from the early eighties and would be useless to post ...
by KLAXON
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Books on making rudimentary synths / elec projects
Replies: 8
Views: 984

How about 'Handmade Electronic music' by Nicolas collins. Also check out Forrest Mims' books. They are more electronics books but they contain all of the basic circuits necessary to build most any synth. Everyone should have at least one Forrest Mims book.
by KLAXON
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Rackmount Gear
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

They don't come much easier to use than the matrix-1000. Although a computer is necessary to edit the patches if you wish to do so. You asked about what should be in every setup, the other rackmount synth that everyone I know has, and I have seen in just about every studio I have been in is the JV-1...
by KLAXON
Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: analog polyphonic module?
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

You do not need a seperate physical controller like the PG controllers, but you need a software editing program such as Unisyn if you want to edit and create your own sounds. It does already come loaded with 1000 matrix-6 patches, hence the name matrix-1000. :)
by KLAXON
Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What is the difference between 2DD and 2HD floppy disks?
Replies: 8
Views: 12700

The other difference is the price and availability. DD disks are much more expensive now and most likely you will have to look on ebay or search through the store room of some smaller computer store for them. My advice is that whenever you see a case or two for cheap you should pick up as many as yo...
by KLAXON
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: keyboards vs. drum machine
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

JSRockit took the words right out of my mouth. The ASR10 seems right for the type of sound your looking for. As JS said, it was RZAs main board back in the day and he still uses it a lot today. If you find that you like the desktop samplers better the ASR-X is the desktop version. They also made a r...
by KLAXON
Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: easy sampler?
Replies: 45
Views: 6979

How about an EPS 16+? I have used one for years and really like it, just be sure it comes with the memory expansion.
by KLAXON
Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: easy sampler?
Replies: 45
Views: 6979

IMO, the easiest sampler to get started on is the Akai S-20. They are very easy to use, and cost under $100. They are like a 16 bit portable tabletop version of the S-950.
by KLAXON
Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 332242

Bad trader alert! drodrodro22

Well, I was hoping I would never have to post something like this here but I feel the VSE community should be aware of this person. Nobody here should deal with the user: drodrodro22 I purchased a micro q from him from the for sale adds here. I have just bumped the add so you all can read the descri...
by KLAXON
Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:40 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai! S20 vs. S1000
Replies: 15
Views: 8727

The S20 is perfect for live perfomances. The S1000 more for studio work. (For simple samples and sequences though. For the bitcrushing, filters, etc. you should probably look elsewhere)
by KLAXON
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: PM's not working?
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Thanks Stabber, I was not aware of that. I must have sent the same PM about 7 times during the course of the day because I thought it didn't go through. :oops:
by KLAXON
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Modular softsynth
Replies: 30
Views: 7250

I give my nod to Max/MSP. There is a bit of a learning curve but once you get the hang of it the possibilities are endless.
by KLAXON
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:29 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Nanoloop
Replies: 15
Views: 5373

[quote="nigel"]Yelp.. 12,191Yen.. not cheap! + shipping and duty..[/quote] 12191 yen is only about $100 US for a new cart. To buy one used on ebay would be much more than that. Also if you live in the US there is no duty charge (not sure about other countries). Shipping on my friends cart was about ...
by KLAXON
Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Nanoloop
Replies: 15
Views: 5373

I believe that Olivers Japanese distributor still has them in stock. At least they did a couple weeks ago, check through the link on the nanoloop site. :)