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by BluMunk
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Pulse 2
Replies: 21
Views: 5546

Re: Waldorf Pulse 2

Could someone explain 'paraphonic' in n00b terms?

I'm not quite grasping what exactly it means, and how it makes a mono-synth non-mono. 'cause it's still just a one-voice, 3-osc synth, right?
by BluMunk
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I want your sex cover
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: I want your sex cover

You can have my sex cover when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands!
by BluMunk
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq SQ1plus
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Ensoniq SQ1plus

I just bought this synth last week for $70 (and it came with a case, which I'd been meaning to buy for my Alpha Juno). I plugged it in, and everything works. The battery needs replacing per the warning on bootup, and some of the key contacts need cleaning, but otherwise it seems to be in perfect wor...
by BluMunk
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Need Yamaha DX-7 keys. Best source?
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Need Yamaha DX-7 keys. Best source?

I recently bought a key from this seller. Showed up quickly and as promised.
by BluMunk
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Cheap alternatives to VOX or FARFISA?
Replies: 21
Views: 13049

Re: Cheap alternatives to VOX or FARFISA?

How cheap? I know the ROMpler suggestion can draw a lot of ire from folks here, but a used Roland JV-1010 or 1080 with the 'keys of the 60s and 70s has a lot of great combo organ options, and both the unit and card could be gotten for less than $300 if you're patient.
by BluMunk
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Fixing a DX7-II . . . volume on one key
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Fixing a DX7-II . . . volume on one key

Instead of selling my DX7-II for parts, I decided I ought to plunge in and try to fix it myself. After all, it was just a bunch of keys that were off their springs and such. So, I opened it up, re-seated the keys, and had to buy one replacement key. Well, the replacement is in and works fine, but th...
by BluMunk
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Matrix 6 voice issue
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Matrix 6 voice issue

Mine has the same issue; a few of the voices are pretty anemic compared to the others. I wish I had a tech around here that wasn't a 7-hour drive away.
by BluMunk
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha FX500? Other cheap fx?
Replies: 0
Views: 721

Yamaha FX500? Other cheap fx?

There's one of these available locally on craigslist, and I'm kind of interested. I've been thinking about getting some sort of effects/reverb for my Alpha Juno 2 (that would also double as fx for guitar and whatever else I feel like plugging into it). I've always heard that the Alesis midiverb is a...
by BluMunk
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: rackmount rompler for orchestral and acoustic
Replies: 17
Views: 1005

Re: rackmount rompler for orchestral and acoustic

SquareWave wrote: How/why did this market completely die???
Sample libraries on the computer killed the rack-mounted-rompler market.
by BluMunk
Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware Floppy Disk Drive Emulator
Replies: 55
Views: 27063

Re: Hardware Floppy Disk Drive Emulator

This is very cool. I have a Korg DSS-1 that would have its lifespan greatly extended with a floppy drive replacement.
by BluMunk
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Doing my own basic repair
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Doing my own basic repair

I recently got a DX7-II at a really cheap price. Partly because three of the keys are in a down-position all of the time (the springs or whatever it is that keeps the keys up are broken). I figure that being a bright guy I can fix this myself, no? Am I going to regret opening the case and tinkering ...
by BluMunk
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths on David Bowie's 'Dance Magic Dance'
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

Synths on David Bowie's 'Dance Magic Dance'

. . . in particular, the very open and square(?) sounding bass synth (FM?), and the screaming lead synth. And, actually, I'm less interested in the specific instrument than I am in tips on recreating the general sound. Any thoughts? (you can hear it here: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olWE...
by BluMunk
Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I'm 16 and beginning to gig...does this rig sound good?
Replies: 26
Views: 3947

Re: I'm 16 and beginning to gig...does this rig sound good?

Sounds like a good combo (though I've never played the Nord, it tends to get great praise). The Ion is a very powerful and versatile synth, and for the money, you can't do better, IMHO. Don't go knocking your QS6.1 either. Granted as far as synthesis goes it's a bit limited (and quite challenging to...
by BluMunk
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vale Poly Evolver Rack!
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

I personally think the biggest design flaw was the 4 voices (whether PER or PEK).... I know they eventually rectified that (slightly) with the P08, but I think some of the thunder was gone by that point. If they had released the P08 first, and then the PEK/PER, there would be a more obvious distinc...
by BluMunk
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: a budget synth with good strings/organs/pianos
Replies: 11
Views: 784

How many keys do you need, and are you looking to program sounds from oscillators, or is a sample-based board more what you're looking for? I happen to think the best budget ROMpler with a fine sound set and quality keybed is the Alesis QS x.1 line (or any of the QS'es, really). There are currently ...