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by Bross
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Where the Best Analog Emulations Succeed & Where They Don't
Replies: 26
Views: 3210

Re: Where the Best Analog Emulations Succeed & Where They Don't

I think portamento needs improvement. Has anyone encountered switchable linear/log/exp options for portamento on a Softsynth/VA? The Softsynths and VAs I've tried all have the note slide evenly. (I would call this linear though linear/log/exp seem to be used differently by different people).
by Bross
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Looking for specific minimoog parts...
Replies: 6
Views: 3140

Re: Looking for specific minimoog parts...

Make sure the wife doesn't see the charge from "organservice.com" on your credit card statement.
by Bross
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware Floppy Disk Drive Emulator
Replies: 55
Views: 31398

Re: Hardware Floppy Disk Drive Emulator

It'll never sound as warm as a real floppy disk. :)
by Bross
Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq ESQ1 voice problems like Juno and Poly ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2023

Re: Ensoniq ESQ1 voice problems like Juno and Poly ?

One thing that makes the low notes muffled is when you have portamento on and it slides down from a high note. If the highest (Nyquist) frequency of the high note is 20 kHz, then when you slide 4 octave below the highest frequency will be (20 kHz)/(2^4) = 1.25kHz.
by Bross
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Coldplay X&Y Album string sounds
Replies: 9
Views: 3610

Re: Coldplay X&Y Album string sounds

I remember reading that they used a CS-80 on that album. It's on wikipedia so it must be true.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_CS-80
http://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much- ... ounds.html
by Bross
Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Resistance and volts vs. amps question
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Resistance and volts vs. amps question

If you were really cheap you could use a SPST switch. Wire it in parallel with the resistor. Or if you wanted to be smooth you could use a three position switch to choose 9V-with-resistor, 9V-direct, or open (no connection) so you add an off position that won't drain the battery when you're not usin...
by Bross
Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: 70's era synth ID for soundtrack
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: 70's era synth ID for soundtrack

The most important part, run through a phaser.
by Bross
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: New Post-80017a Juno Troubles.
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: New Post-80017a Juno Troubles.

Which replacement chip did you use? What resistors are you refering to? I didn't think any replacement chip required adding resistors.
by Bross
Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Micron Sustain Pedal help
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Micron Sustain Pedal help

Each "Part" has different sus and expr pedal settings. See page 42 of the manual.
by Bross
Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Octave Kitten constant sustain
Replies: 10
Views: 3848

Re: Octave Kitten constant sustain

It sounds to me like you have a bad component, maybe a bad op-amp chip that handles the gate and CV signals. Unfortunately I don't have the schematics to verify. You should try to find a repair shop that has worked on analog synths. If they know what CV and Gate do, they can fix it.
by Bross
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Octave Kitten constant sustain
Replies: 10
Views: 3848

Re: Octave Kitten constant sustain

Does the note change when you play another note?

It would be helpful to monitor the CV and gate outputs ("To Slave" TRS connection) with a multimeter to see if they are ok. Then you can determine if the problem is occuring before or after the CV and gate signals are generated.
by Bross
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Sequential Circuits MULTI-TRAK low sound level!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Sequential Circuits MULTI-TRAK low sound level!!!

I worked on one and noticed the same thing. I don't believe there is a volume calibration trim pot either.
by Bross
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:43 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Polymoog-master tuning trim pot?
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Polymoog-master tuning trim pot?

I managed to snag the 175 MB pdf but I don't think it's posted anywhere right now. It is 297 pages...and not even complete. On top left board Osc 1 Range: R51 Osc 1 Scale: R54 Osc 2 Range: R76 Osc 2 Scale: R80 Nearest trim pot (grey and metal) to S74 is R76. Then R80 (blue and white), R51 (grey and ...
by Bross
Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Polymoog keyboard - power cord?
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Polymoog keyboard - power cord?

That'll work. Don't get your hopes up though. I've been trying to get a Polymoog Synthesizer working and it has problems on top of problems. Keep us updated.
by Bross
Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: noise problems on my juno60
Replies: 27
Views: 10718

Re: noise problems on my juno60

I encountered this problem with hanging notes on a Juno-60. The problem went away by fidgeting with one of the wiring harnesses running up the middle. I guess something was inducing a little current in the envelope signals. Try opening it up, plugging it in, powering it on, and moving those around t...