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by caligari
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Tuning a Poly61
Replies: 21
Views: 5158

Yes it is DCOs . The manual says nothing about needing to tune it aside form the tune knob on the front panel to match other keys you use with it. On page 6 it does have this weird little note though. "About Tuning: To provide the richest most natural sounds, the Poly-61 uses an 'acoustic' tuning sy...
by caligari
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Gear you owned and didn't like
Replies: 161
Views: 30174

I dislike my Paia 9700 rack system. It is to erratic to get anything musically useful out of and the interconnectivity of the modules often means you have to sacrifice functions to get others to work. For instance, if you want to use the LFO, you have to disable one of the oscillators. It works nice...
by caligari
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: why are VA's called VA's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4800

What I am saying is that integrated chips that still perform the same function as discrete resistors, transistors, etc. operate in the same manner as older analog circuits. They still process a voltage that is analogous to the sound wave, thus analog. The chips mentioned merely integrate all these c...
by caligari
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How to remake the Dr. Who theme...with a CS-80 and an Oddy
Replies: 8
Views: 1870

Wow, that is just too damn cool.

Thanks for posting!
by caligari
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: why are VA's called VA's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4800

Analog means discrete circuitry that does not contain ic chips in the actual voice path. If they are present in that path it is a virtual analog. Er, I don't think that's quite what you meant to say. Under that definition, the Prophet, Minimoog, and ARP 2600 are all VAs. The integrated circuit cann...
by caligari
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modern alternative to ESQ-1 / SQ-80?
Replies: 15
Views: 4611

I love my Ensoniqs and would never get rid of them. They are so cheap and so reliable that there really is no good alternative if you are looking for that sound. Even gigging with them, if you have a problem, you can still find replacements in most cities and the cartridge patch storage makes swappi...
by caligari
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: why are VA's called VA's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4800

The whole point of labeling all these synths differently is so that we, the user, can identify the method of synthesis that rests under the hood. Analog means discrete circuitry that does not contain ic chips in the actual voice path. If they are present in that path it is a virtual analog. Other sy...
by caligari
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Radias for classic rock?
Replies: 30
Views: 4968

The nord electro is badass modern gear that has draw bars like an organ and can produce excellent piano, electric piano, and organ sounds.

it is rocksteady and excellent for gigging
by caligari
Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: 'Analog' style VST sequencers.
Replies: 8
Views: 2104

This might not be what you want but the only two I can think of are:

the Matrix in Reason

the ARP sequencer that comes with the ARP 2600 Arturia softsynth.
by caligari
Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: MKS-100 samples anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Hello, anyone??

I have some old Roland factory samples that i would trade - sound for sound with the quickdisks, includiong some for you for freebies for the trouble.

thanks in advance.
by caligari
Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: legacy help PLEASE
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Really, you can't even run with the usb MS-20 plugged in??

Terrible news, gentlemen - I hate this encryption c**p and dongles - you basically need a seperate usb hub just for dongles.


what about the kinda new digital legacy - new dongle and is it compatible with the other legacy software??
by caligari
Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Reason/Subtractor?
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

You can also try a piano keyboard to keyboard software prog like what comes with logic. Or any Rewire compatible program that will let you play a sequence with reason as a slave device. But if you don't have a MIDI controller you might not have a sequence anyway. You can always program something in ...
by caligari
Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: atari/ cubase
Replies: 16
Views: 3144

Wow, thats a rare one. I have and old copy of cakewalk for, cough cough, dos 6 or windows 3.0.

Atari software is tough to dig up and the best I can suggest is to watch good ol eBay.

ps. anyone who wants some copies of the old school cakewalk let me know. for backup purposes only of course.
by caligari
Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Why are early 80's samples so warm?
Replies: 8
Views: 3777

Quite a few early samplers used analog fliters as part of their signal chain to make the samples sound less digital. I know some of the early Akai and Ensoniq samplers did this.
by caligari
Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Vintage Computers
Replies: 49
Views: 9364

I've never had a timing problem with the Moog interface because it can external synch to whatever you want, even tape, via a 1/4 inch jack. Also can provide a click track. I have been impressed with it over the years. Too bad Moog computer music only ever made this item.