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by Mixolydian
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: New songs up on myspace! (including a cover of being boiled)
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: New songs up on myspace! (including a cover of being boiled)

Cool. I used to have Travelogue on cassette. Might have to track down a CD or LP. I really liked it. Just last week I bought Heaven 17 - The Luxury Gap on LP for $1. Great record.
by Mixolydian
Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Synchromash
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Synchromash

Something I started quite some time ago and forgot about. Came across it a week ago and wondered why I never finished it. Lots of percussion loops. Bass and synths are all me. I was basically trying to sync the bass and drums together and wrote several parts, which is where the name comes from. Sync...
by Mixolydian
Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: A Jazzy Groove
Replies: 0
Views: 143

A Jazzy Groove

92 / 133 I wrote the beginning 92bpm part Friday, and the 133 bpm part Saturday. 92 bpm part: Chords - Yamaha TX802, Bass - Roland MKS-50, Poppy, single note sequence - Roland MKS-7 133 bpm part: Bass - Korg TR Rack (Knocker Bass,) Piano - Yamaha TX802 (Wet Piano.) All drums are loops. Sound effect...
by Mixolydian
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: woo i finally snagged a sequential circuits six trak!
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: woo i finally snagged a sequential circuits six trak!

Cool. I have an Akai AX73 which is a CEM 3394 chip brethren to the SixTrack. Akai and Sequential were working together on a few things when these were made. Akai built the Split 8, aka Pro 8, for Sequential. It seems only Akai and Sequential used the 3394. It does require tuning about 10 minutes aft...
by Mixolydian
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Wild Mountain Honey
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: Wild Mountain Honey

Steve Miller is not only a great guitar player, he was (and probably still is) a synth nut. Mix Magazine Quote: "I had my assistant doing some things in the other room while Steve and I worked on effects — things like the rising synth on ‘Fly Like an Eagle,’ which was a little Roland synthesizer tha...
by Mixolydian
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Wild Mountain Honey
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: Wild Mountain Honey

Let me check on that....
by Mixolydian
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: :):)
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: 80s Synth Montage Instrumental Using Synth 1!

Nice work! Those tom rolls are pure Miami Vice. I'm going to download those Alesis drum samples and the Synth 1 VST tomorrow.
by Mixolydian
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Courageous Ambition
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Courageous Ambition

Thanks for the listen Garranimal. The bass was listed on the DVD as Moog Bass. The DVD included the midi file of the same bass line, so I duplicated it on my Roland MKS-7 (the really low bass sound.) Combined, it does sound like Lately Bass. Also, I did have some reverb on JFK's voice, but I took it...
by Mixolydian
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Courageous Ambition
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Courageous Ambition

Courageous Ambition

A combination of JFK's Rice University speech, some bass loops and matching midi files from Dec 08 Future Music, and my Roland modules. (I'll likely re-EQ it tonight. I have some of the bass levels too high.)
by Mixolydian
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??
Replies: 32
Views: 12202

Re: Any demos of the Octave Plateau Voyetra 8??

I was in San Diego in '92 or for Navy Reserve training. My sister lived there at the time, and over the weekend she was showing me around town. We went to an antique mall (in the Mission district I believe,) and one of the vendors sold old radios, guitar amps, tubes, and other old electrical stuff. ...
by Mixolydian
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My $500 Prophet 5
Replies: 59
Views: 4666

Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Congrats Otto. Are you keeping both the P5 and P600?
by Mixolydian
Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Funk Brother Kurtis
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Funk Brother Kurtis

I made the bass lines of this song using a set of midi files from the December 08 edition of Future Music. The file set is called Kurtis Bass. The rest I wrote myself.

Funk Brother Kurtis

Drums and Bass: Roland R-8M w/ JazzBrush card.
All other sounds: Roland MKS-30.
by Mixolydian
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: why did they stop making analog synths?
Replies: 77
Views: 3669

Re: why did they stop making analog synths?

Oberheim made the XPander from 1984 - 1988 and the Matrix 1000 from 1987 - 1994. Novation came out with the original BassStation keyboard in 1993, the BassStation Rack in 1995, and the Super BassStation in 1997. Both the DSI Evolver and Moog Voyager entered production in 2002. So there's only a 4 ye...
by Mixolydian
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Newbie says Hi & shares a sad story...
Replies: 38
Views: 1784

Re: Newbie says Hi & shares a sad story...

Welcome. You can make great music with a humble setup. It doesn't have to the rarest, best, etc. Heck, the much bashed Microkorg is a really good synth IMO. Just get what you can afford and make music - that's what it's all about.
by Mixolydian
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware vs. Software Envelopes/LFO's
Replies: 18
Views: 1448

Re: Hardware vs. Software Envelopes/LFO's

I suppose the obvious advantage of a software envelope is the fact that it's midi controllable and can be stored in memory. Solderman is correct about the Alpha Junos having great software envelopes. I have the MKS-50 and it's down right punchy - really fun to run 16 step sequences with. Still, I've...