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by Arddhu
Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Synth Repair Books?
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Ah that's excellent, cheers.

Yeah, I do appreciate that a simple "Synth Repair for Morons" may not be overly useful in the longterm.

Thanks
by Arddhu
Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Maplin/ETI/International anyone??
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Maplin/ETI/International anyone??

Greetings!
I'm just wondering if anyone has any opinions, information etc on these beasties?
Apart from that they have a matrix panel and go for silly amounts of money on ebay for broken ones.

Anyone have any sound demos or thoughts on their sound compared to other synths?

Cheers,
by Arddhu
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Synth Repair Books?
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Synth Repair Books?

Fairly simple, just wondering if there's any reccomended books on the matter, specifically analogues. Or should I just get some electronics books?

Cheers,
by Arddhu
Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: CS voltage normalizer??
Replies: 7
Views: 868

Hmmm, interesting. Perhaps I could get convoluted and get a CV-Midi converter then stick that into a Kenton Midi-CV?
by Arddhu
Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: CS voltage normalizer??
Replies: 7
Views: 868

CS voltage normalizer??

Just to show my complete lack of control voltage knowledge, just wondering if anyone makes converters that change Yamaha's weird control voltage into normal v/oct? Is such a thing possible?
by Arddhu
Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Controlling synth via guitar??
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Yeah I've read about them. But I've read that a lot of people have problems with poor tracking and whatnot. Also the fact that it would cost me near $1000 just to midify my guitar. I was thinking more along the lines of pitch-to-voltage converters, which I'm sure wouldn't make tracking any easier bu...
by Arddhu
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Controlling synth via guitar??
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Controlling synth via guitar??

Sorry, I tried searching for this in past posts but only got 4000 results with nothing to do with this. I was basically wanting to know what the best way to go about controlling synths with a guitar is. I've seen those Roland GR midi pickups but they only seem to be compatible with GR synths? Any ot...
by Arddhu
Thu May 10, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 64 over Yamaha CX5?
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

Nice one. Well I'm definitely not going to pay up to $30 Australian + $30 postage that some people are asking for them on the Bay I'm sure one will pop up somewhere!
by Arddhu
Tue May 08, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 64 over Yamaha CX5?
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

OK cool. I just found out today that the college I go to has a large pile of C64's in the electronics lab so I may go for a quick pilfer tomorrow!
by Arddhu
Tue May 08, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 64 over Yamaha CX5?
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

Sorry just another annoying question. How do you tell if it's got the 4 or 5 version chips? Would it be likely that the 64C would have it?
by Arddhu
Tue May 08, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 64 over Yamaha CX5?
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

Well yeah, I can find them quite cheap overseas for that sort of money but then the postage just kills it for this tight-arse synthesist...
by Arddhu
Tue May 08, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 64 over Yamaha CX5?
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

OK cool, but the next problem is finding a C64 that isn't hurrendously overpriced. I'm seeing them going for stupid money on ebay at the moment and never see them in the junk-shops around town. Any other suggestions for finding them?
by Arddhu
Mon May 07, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet 64 over Yamaha CX5?
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

Prophet 64 over Yamaha CX5?

Greetings all, just throwing a question to the vintage computer buffs. I was just wondering what people's opinions were on either getting a Yamaha CX5 music computer or just getting a C64 with the fabled SID with the Prophet 64 cartridge. Any clue as to which one would be easier to program. I'm gues...