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by steveman
Sun May 31, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A Valve Polysynth in a Rack with MIDI Anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 1764

Re: A Valve Polysynth in a Rack with MIDI Anyone?

Valves & rack, can we say HEAT anyone?
by steveman
Sun May 31, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Convert Analog Synth to be midi controller
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Convert Analog Synth to be midi controller

Not quite sure exactly what you want to achieve, but what exactly is wrong with a CV>MIDI converter? The BassStation Rack has a CV -> MIDI built in, you get a free synth as well :) Don't understand how a pressure pad would help. AFAICS your problem is the sampler can only be triggered via MIDI, so t...
by steveman
Tue May 26, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New DSI Prophet '08 POT EDITION
Replies: 56
Views: 7004

Re: New DSI Prophet '08 POT EDITION

Oh great thanks! Still, I don't understand why that would be useful. Maybe touching the pot shows it's value on the screen or something? But then why not use encoders? My Minimax uses 'pass-thru' mode, though there's a single LED display yo show where the last pot you turned is relative to the stor...
by steveman
Thu May 21, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New DSI Prophet '08 POT EDITION
Replies: 56
Views: 7004

Re: New DSI Prophet '08 POT EDITION

So am I, my one worry about it has gone. Note that not all the encoders have been replaced.
by steveman
Sat May 16, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Polyphonic aftertouch?
Replies: 26
Views: 15437

Re: Polyphonic aftertouch?

atinyfox wrote:the matrix-6.
Are you sure? Was never aware any Oberheim synth had Poly AT, especially the cheaper models.
by steveman
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: SEMtex anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: SEMtex anyone?

Not quite the same, but similar, SEM clone with patchpoints: http://www.analoguesolutions.com/
by steveman
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Getting into Modular synths
Replies: 12
Views: 4942

Re: Getting into Modular synths

premieklovn wrote:
hogberto wrote:it's all spelled out in a 10 page article in the new Sound on Sound, just out.

buy the mag or sign up for the online version. 8)
Scan and PM or STFU.

:mrgreen:

Well if you can't be arsed to shell out a couple of quid to find out you obviously aren't serious about it :?
by steveman
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: pro one versus evolver (what makes the pro one so great?)
Replies: 18
Views: 4595

Re: pro one versus evolver (what makes the pro one so great?)

so i've never played one, only heard it in demos; seems to be more "lively" than the evolver but it's hard to tell from youtube. and i'm wondering, how similar are the two internally? speaking only of the analog sections, of course. is the pro one made with discrete components rather than IC's? i l...
by steveman
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What is the purpose of "Recapping" a synth??
Replies: 55
Views: 11531

Re: What is the purpose of "Recapping" a synth??

Capacitors are components that dry out with age. In some cases this means they go short, cause damage to other components. On older vintage synths it's worth doing (or getting someone else to do it).
by steveman
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why Aren't More Classic Synths Produced Today?
Replies: 47
Views: 18768

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

If you think about it, that (303) was a cheap synth new, I mean anyone buying a x0x kit is still paying much more for parts alone than roland would have, but it's cheaper than an actual 303. Same would be true for any good clone. Ah, but it's only cheaper than the crazy prices we have now. The x0x ...
by steveman
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why Aren't More Classic Synths Produced Today?
Replies: 47
Views: 18768

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

I admit I know absolutely nothing about circuit design and the like. But I guess my point is this: it was the "imperfections" in the designs of the originals--the distortion in the Moog filter, the instability of oscillators, etc.--that are precisely what people today say they miss in newer analogs...
by steveman
Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: MIDI poly-Fanny?
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: MIDI poly-Fanny?

And why is it so hard to subtract pitch information from a say, guitar or sax or whatever? I would have thought a low pass filter and a zero crossing detector, perhaps some bias..... could do it. I'm sure if it was that easy we'd be using it, sadly it's not that simple. You need a very clean signal...
by steveman
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: MIDI poly-Fanny?
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: MIDI poly-Fanny?

Oberheim Xpander ? ;) Does have 6 CV/gates outs & makes a noise too. Don't know of any 6 note poly MIDI > CV converters. Doepfer are about to release a 4 o/p MIDI CV converter, they also used to do the MCV24 which had (guess what) 24 CV / gates. Don't think there's anything that specifically fits th...
by steveman
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg RE1 remote
Replies: 0
Views: 2042

Korg RE1 remote

I acquired one of these some time ago in a swap as I have an M3R. I'd now like to try the 2 together, unfortunately I don't have a cable... Contacted Korg UK, they've sent me the RE! service manual. I can see it uses an 8 pin DIN cable, though in fact only 6 pins seem to be used. Does anyone out the...
by steveman
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog FreqBox able to be used as a 2nd VCO?
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: Moog FreqBox able to be used as a 2nd VCO?

I've been testing a FreqBox over the course of the week and I figured out it could be used as a second oscillator, only I wasn't sure if it could be used with my MicroMoog. Anyone know if this is possible and how it gets patched? I'm reading the manual but it was hard to read and I got ADD trying t...