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by caligari
Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: keyboards vs. drum machine
Replies: 11
Views: 3193

ASRs are awesome and you can upgrade the memory more than most would ever need - plus it is SCSI capable for sample and sequence storage. If you could afford a Fantom then the ASR should be no problem as you can get on with maxed out memory, SCSI drives, and tons of samples on eBay almost any day. P...
by caligari
Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Vintage Computers
Replies: 49
Views: 9387

I have had good luck with a *cough cough* commodre 64 with a Moog song producer interface and the software that comes with it. Before you laugh this system allows for a master midi keyboard, a midi drum machine, two more midi synths, AND eigth analog trigger or gate outputs to MIDI sequence your old...
by caligari
Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's the worst synth ever made?
Replies: 219
Views: 41849

I know some like it but I hate the Moog MG-1. It is a rogue for morons. the parameters are changed to c**p like cotour and tone and loudness. plus it looks like trash.

of course the mini has the same kind of cheesy names on it .
by caligari
Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: best 8-channel audio interface
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Rent? I had some of the same problems with a Firepod that I used to have. It worked great for about six months and then the preamps went all to h**l. I now use a MOTU 828mkII and love it. No problems at all. If you need 8 XLR inputs like the firpod then check out the new MOTU pre* interface that jus...
by caligari
Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: easy sampler?
Replies: 45
Views: 11452

Oh yeah..

I agree about staying away from the Ensoniq Mirage. They are very lo-fi and great for industrila styles but in order to sample with them you need the advanced sampling software and the tiny display shows info in hexdecimal format. Not for the novice.
by caligari
Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: easy sampler?
Replies: 45
Views: 11452

Sure there are lots of them. The keyboard samplers are great if you want to play actual instrument sounds as the tend to be easier to play than a pad device. The cheapest route is an old Ensoniq EPS or EPSplus. Then main difference between the two is memory and effects. There are tons of samples for...
by caligari
Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: MKS-100 samples anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

MKS-100 samples anyone?

Hi, is there anybody out there with some old school Roland MKS-100 samples. They came on old Quickdisks and I have lots of these that I could send out to have samples copied to. Roland originally shipped this unit with eight disks in four groups. I have all of these. They also sent sample sets to re...
by caligari
Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: from the beginning
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

If you have Reason 2.0 and it is a registered version then you should still be able to get the 2.5 upgrade for free from the Propellarheads website. It is worthwhile because you get the Screamer unit that is basically a guitar pedal emulator to process and distort your sounds. Plus you get the Vocod...
by caligari
Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Looking for simple software sequencer preferably shareware
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

What are you using for an audio/midi interface? If you are just using your sound cards inputs then any of the aforementioned sequencers are great. If you are buying an interface then consider one that comes with software that you want to use. Two birds with one stone, as they say. - jlm
by caligari
Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Mac G4 Audio software???
Replies: 8
Views: 2168

After you upgrade the OS, it is vital to get an external hard drive with 80 GB being the absolute bare minimum, the larger the better. I don't buy hard drives used so if you find one on eBay make sure it's new. Also check MacMall for cheap deals as they often have online speccials for older, last ye...
by caligari
Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: from the beginning
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

try some of the software synths that Arturia makes. They have versions of the Arp 2600, Minimoog, Prophet, and Yamaha CS-80. All of these would work great for your styles and you can probably get them shipped to Gutamala. Try eBay or maybe bribe some company.