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by steveman
Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Hartmann Neuron vs. Korg Oasys
Replies: 8
Views: 5129

Re: Hartmann Neuron vs. Korg Oasys

If you really want to spend that amount of money go for a Solaris... I'd also be very wary of spending 4000 Euros on a discontinued digital synth.
by steveman
Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any Decently Usable Half-Rack Synths?
Replies: 19
Views: 3052

Re: Any Decently Usable Half-Rack Synths?

Rusty O'Hara wrote:FMR Really Nice Compressor? (Yeah, I know it's not a synth, but it's cool, good, and 1/2 a rack)
Actually, 1/3 rack ... :P
by steveman
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI - Poly Evolver PE Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: DSI - Poly Evolver PE Conversion

You're right on every count and obviously well across potential issues. Guess I should have kept quiet :shock: just wasn't sure of your level of knowledge...
by steveman
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: MIDI Rack Mixer Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: MIDI Rack Mixer Advice

MOTU made a 1U mixer with MIDI control over level, pan, bass, treble and 2 aux sends. 7 stereo ins, used to have one. I think it had a 'snapshot' mode which is what you're after.
by steveman
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novation Rack Synth As Dedicated Filter?
Replies: 13
Views: 619

Re: Novation Rack Synth As Dedicated Filter?

That's good to know. So far, the SBS is looking like it will be significantly more useful for me. I'm officially on yet another pseudo-vintage under-appreciated but hard to find MIDI module quest. I'd still like to know if the MIDI-CV converter can convert CC messages into a 0V -> +5V CV signal. Th...
by steveman
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DSI - Poly Evolver PE Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: DSI - Poly Evolver PE Conversion

Shouldn't be any loss in resolution as pots are continuous value changing. Just depends what res the pots are scanned at. It's not just a pot replacement, it's a board replacement.
by steveman
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Official CV/Gate modification on the Little Phatty
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Official CV/Gate modification on the Little Phatty

I'm glad that people are already bringing up the idea of kits. I think that the 199 price/having to ship the unit is a little excessive, and is in line with my primary complaint about the LP in general. Does anyone know exactly what they are doing, i.e. does anyone have any schematics or tutorials ...
by steveman
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 330050

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY AUCTIONS HERE!!!

Sorry, but you don't see these very often in the UK - possibly serial no 0001? (!)

If only I had the space, and could justify the £2,000.
by steveman
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 330050

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY AUCTIONS HERE!!!

Maestrovox valve 'Synthesiser' - anyone ever heard of this?
by steveman
Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 79055

Re: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread

It's a CV input, so it'll accept variable voltages. It's connected to the same place the Envelope is, actually on the circuit it looks as if you can only use the external CV when you switch to 'EXT' on the front panel, ie the external CV replaces the envelope.
by steveman
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 79055

Re: Tom Oberheim to show new synth on Wednesday?

Also, there are a lot of monosynth in the new and used market available in this price range that sound good, many of which are more feature rich… So I think the sound is of incredible importance for this unit. It’s a make or break proposition for me. Used market really doesn't count here, you can a...
by steveman
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CV Compatibility between SH-101 and Mono/Poly
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: CV Compatibility between SH-101 and Mono/Poly

They both use 1V/octave for pitch. The gates I'm not sure about but would be surprised it it didn't work. Just plug it in and try it, the worst that can happen is that it won't trigger.
by steveman
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SSM Chips. Are they compatible with each other?
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: SSM Chips. Are they compatible with each other?

Highly unlikely. They'll likely use different component values to acheive the end results, you could end up damaging them if you don't know what you're doing. Not a good idea given their scarcity.
by steveman
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why Aren't More Classic Synths Produced Today?
Replies: 47
Views: 15455

Re: Why Aren't More Classic Synths Produced Today?

I understand the small markets and such that prevent neato reissues, but what I don't understand is the cost of electronics. I thought components keep getting cheaper and cheaper. And surely there must be newer, quieter, and lower power op-amps and the like in comparison to 30 yrs ago. Wrong, it's ...
by steveman
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why can't anyone release a small VA with analog filters ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Why can't anyone release a small VA with analog filters ?

There were synths that sort of did this. They were digital tone generation products with analog filters. The "VA" part is more of a catch phrase. Some do model actually analog circuits but many don't. The difference is minimal. Here are machine I know of that were digital/analog hybrids PPG 2.2 PPG...