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by Mr Knesh
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arpeggiators and MIDI
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: Arpeggiators and MIDI

Record both at the same time AAAANNND buy a minimoog.
by Mr Knesh
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Under the Hood
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Under the Hood

I just opened the Kawai K4 that I purchased about six months ago to address a buzzing that occurs inside the chassis whenever the upper octave is played. Upon opening the keyboard I discovered that the cause of the buzzing was a number of screws missing from the main pcb and heat shields, causing th...
by Mr Knesh
Fri May 27, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What 'hidden gems' have you found on your synths?
Replies: 18
Views: 1924

Re: What 'hidden gems' have you found on your synths?

I was pleasantly surprised to find some presets on my JP8080 that were made by Bryan Erickson of Velvet Acid Christ.

The previous owner had loaded a custom user bank and the few HEX patches, as Bryan usually calls them, were hanging out at the very end of the bank.
by Mr Knesh
Tue May 24, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Fantoms
Replies: 19
Views: 5064

Re: Roland Fantoms

Thanks everyone. Many have told me the pianos in the M3 are not as good as the Roland and Yamaha. Piano sound is a must, that is why I got rid of my M1. How about a run down on the Yamahas Motifs? The piano sounds on the Korgs are very nice. Do you live next to a music store where you might go try ...
by Mr Knesh
Mon May 23, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Fantoms
Replies: 19
Views: 5064

Re: Roland Fantoms

Order of their release:

Fantom
Fantom S
Fantom Xa
Fantom X
Fantom G
by Mr Knesh
Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pre '60s electronic music ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2088

Re: Pre '60s electronic music ?

I am merely stating that his ideas founded many modern uses of both electronic music and sound design. His musical composition can be directly correlated to how composers of musique concrete came to make music during the earliest of tape eras. What I am suggesting is that his music is not electronic...
by Mr Knesh
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pre '60s electronic music ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2088

Re: Pre '60s electronic music ?

Moron. As far as I can tell, he may have been an "electronic music theorist" as someone on here cited from the Wikipedia article, I can find no evidence in any of the writings from him or about him that suggest any of his music was performed or meant to be performed by electronic instruments. The m...
by Mr Knesh
Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pre '60s electronic music ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2088

Re: Pre '60s electronic music ?

Automatic Gainsay wrote: Luigi Russolo
>Electronic

:?
(Luigi Russolo used a methodology involving compositions performed with a variety of mechanical instruments)
Automatic Gainsay wrote:
Raymond Scott
I picked up a copy of 'Soothing sounds for baby' at a CD exchange not too long ago. That album is awesome!
by Mr Knesh
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Tascam or Zoom?
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Tascam or Zoom?

tallowwaters wrote: Korg D888 is 40, the 3200 is 80, I believe.
Yes, my mistake. For whatever reason my memory was telling me that Korg had made a big stink over re-releasing the D888, back when I still worked at GC, with an 80gb HD. I have checked all of the googles and they confirm the 40gb hard drive.
by Mr Knesh
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Tascam or Zoom?
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Tascam or Zoom?

Korg D888 +1 What are your thouhgts? Well, you couldn't have chosen two very different digital multitrack recorders. It looks like the R16 was really geared towards being able to interface with the computer as its main purpose, but just so happens to have digital multitracking as a stand alone as w...
by Mr Knesh
Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: great usb audio interface for win7 ??
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: great usb audio interface for win7 ??

I have to agree that the 828mkii were ROUGH!!! I have heard better things about the mark 3, but nothing incredible. I was working at guitarcenter when the interface came out, and I was hearing stories from customers about many issues they were having. backlight going out, power failures, inputs not ...
by Mr Knesh
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: dusty keys
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: dusty keys

I fear that my advice is going to sound really vague, but cleaning key contacts is actually a lot easier than I think people realize. You just have to be willing to commit a good amount of time and mental effort to take apart, and rebuild (and remember how to rebuild) the keyboard. So the first step...
by Mr Knesh
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What keyboard should I upgrade to?
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: What keyboard should I upgrade to?

space6oy wrote: sarcasm?
Affirmative, sir!
by Mr Knesh
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Virus KC vs Roland V Synth 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Virus KC vs Roland V Synth 2.0

Unfortunately, you are not going to be paying the same price for a Virus KC as you would for the V-Synth. The Roland is really sweet for all sorts of stuff, ranging from drums, to eery pads, basses etc. Where the Virus is still very much a VA, so you can make those funky clav/EP/wurly sounds, as wel...
by Mr Knesh
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What keyboard should I upgrade to?
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: What keyboard should I upgrade to?

We are going to need some additional details about what kind of synthesizer/workstation/performance keyboard you are looking for. If you just want a new keyboard, well, I am afraid that you don't have too many options there. There hasn't been any new keyboards made since 1998. Bummmer, bro.