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by Angstwulf
Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: cheap field recorder
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: cheap field recorder

I'd increase the budget and go for the Tascam DR3 or Zoom H1. Both record direct to .wav. They are very small and the recording quality is better than you would think for such small devices. Certainly better than a "voice recorder". The quality on those are very poor and that's without downgrading t...
by Angstwulf
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: E-Mu Protean Drums ROM
Replies: 4
Views: 2130

Re: E-Mu Protean Drums ROM

Thanks, both of you. Ian: I know what you mean about comparing the ROMs to current software options. However, something about the form and execution of the Command Stations appeals to me. They are the only drum machine/groove boxes that have "clicked" with me despite the dated engine/sound quality. ...
by Angstwulf
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: E-Mu Protean Drums ROM
Replies: 4
Views: 2130

E-Mu Protean Drums ROM

I have the opportunity to pick up a Protean Drums ROM and I'm getting my MP-7 back from a longtime loan. Got a little slush fund money (what was once the "new motorcycle money jar", may it rest in peace :cry: ) Anyone care to chime in? Are the multi-sampled drums really all that? To put it in perspe...
by Angstwulf
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most compact and versatile live-setup?
Replies: 49
Views: 8958

Re: Most compact and versatile live-setup?

One for the gigging musicians: What hardware do you think gives you maximum power and flexibility with minimal size and weight? The correct answer is a laptop of course. You may not like what it looks like on stage but it defines "maximum power and flexibility with minimal size and weight". The thi...
by Angstwulf
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most compact and versatile live-setup?
Replies: 49
Views: 8958

Re: Most compact and versatile live-setup?

Electronic improv setup: Virus Indigo > left side of a DD-20 set up for looping > PA Hohner G3T guitar > direct box* > Yamaha Magicstomp > right side of the DD-20 > PA *originally a Behringer rip off of a Sansamp pedal, later an Adrenalinn. The Indigo and guitar (headless/bodiless) fit into a small ...
by Angstwulf
Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling
Replies: 120
Views: 24293

Re: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling

Regret buying: MPC1000 - it's an excellent piece of equipment but I somehow never "got" it. When I realized that it had never been used in anything that I've done I realized it was time to go. MPC, it wasn't you, it was me. Regret selling: Kurzweil Micropiano - the exact opposite. Sold it during the...
by Angstwulf
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths with Easter Eggs
Replies: 40
Views: 5619

Re: Synths with Easter Eggs

Alex E wrote:I'm trying to remember which synth does this, but something let's you play pong on the screen... I think it's an Elektron something.
If you power up a MachineDrum you may see Elvis instead of the usual start up screen. It's totally random. I've never seen it on mine. :(
by Angstwulf
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Has anyone upgraded a DSI synth to a PE?
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Has anyone upgraded a DSI synth to a PE?

DSI just announced a PE upgrade for the MEK. I'm actually okay with the encoders on mine. I'm wonder about the how changing to pots change the experience of programming/playing a DSI synth. If anyone has done this with their PEK or Prophet 08, other than the filter sweep issue, do you like having po...
by Angstwulf
Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: E-MU Command Station without ROMs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Re: E-MU Command Station without ROMs?

1. Yes, a Command Station w/o ROMs in good condition is excellent for sequencing outboard equipment. BUT.... 2. Unless the price is right (in my opinion, waaaay under $200, even under $100) then it's not worth it. The PX-7 gets its resale value from the Protean Drums ROM. You should be able to find ...
by Angstwulf
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Saving/Using Patches on Evoler
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Saving/Using Patches on Evoler

I keep one bank empty and load it up with the software editor. I always plan on writing down the patches beforehand but somehow never get around to it, or I do and lose it. So I try not to have more patches than I can remember in my bean.
by Angstwulf
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: quick-to-program drum machine or software
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

Re: quick-to-program drum machine or software

MPC1000 with JJOS can do x0x-style (well, grid-style) editing. Even with the free JJOS. You don't have 1 pad per step, you have to dial it in, but it works really well and is a huge improvement over the list editor on the normal MPC1000 OS. There is one pad per step on OS2 (I think, it may be OS1)....
by Angstwulf
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: G-g-g-groove boxes!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1625

Re: G-g-g-groove boxes!!!

Welp, that mod matrix has got me all sorts of heated. I was looking at an MP-7 someone had for sale, is there much of a difference as far as the presets go? I noticed people make the distinction that the MP-7 is more hip-hop oriented, where the XL-7 is more for dance/electro. Obviously it can alway...
by Angstwulf
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Wish For An Analog Synth Magazine
Replies: 57
Views: 5657

Re: Wish For An Analog Synth Magazine

Besides the fact that there isn't a big enough market to support this, magazines are generally filled with new stuff. They highlight new stuff cause they make their money from selling ads to companies which make new stuff. There aren't enough new analogue synths to fill a magazine, even if you wrot...
by Angstwulf
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth(s) Would You Use for Synthetic Drums?
Replies: 45
Views: 5302

Re: What Synth(s) Would You Use for Synthetic Drums?

You can use one, or a few. ...the key for me increasingly recently is to run modulated patches/drones through rhythmic effects, rather than use something more drum-like. Good call - quite engaging and musical rhythms can be had via this method. The Clavia Nord Modular and Yamaha FS1R both excel in ...
by Angstwulf
Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth(s) Would You Use for Synthetic Drums?
Replies: 45
Views: 5302

Re: What Synth(s) Would You Use for Synthetic Drums?

If it's a one synth solution,then any decent multi-timbral synth would get my vote. I like my Virus Indigo/B for this purpose: a drum kit spread over 16 channels tends not to max out the available DSP and the arpeggiators can provide some interesting sequences. Works well with a multi-channel sequen...