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by killedaway
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Help a newbie out
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Help a newbie out

tayste_2000 wrote:
madtheory wrote:
tayste_2000 wrote:...such as the Ion pluggin that is available on the net.
What Ion plugin? There is no plugin version of the Alesis Ion??
I believe this

http://mysite.verizon.net/retroware/
that doesn't produce any sound of its own. it's just a software control surface for the Micron.
by killedaway
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Headphones - what do you use?
Replies: 61
Views: 11591

Re: Headphones - what do you use?

i have the MDR-7506 and the HD280. they're both very similar, sound-wise, but i find the Sony pair to be much more comfortable for long listening periods.
by killedaway
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dead battery, or bad eprom symptoms?
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: Dead battery, or bad eprom symptoms?

what synth are you talking about?
by killedaway
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Poly-800 power supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Korg Poly-800 power supply?

okay, found it for ya (do i have time on my hands or what?). the exact specs of the original power adapter are: 9VDC, 300mA, center negative. found it in the Poly 800 Yahoo! group. you can go over in amperage safely, but i would stick to a true 9V adapter, vs. those "universal" adapters, which are u...
by killedaway
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 75659

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Last weekend my friend picked up a Moog MG-1 for $10 at a garage sale. Yesterday I bought it from him for $100. It looks pretty beat, but everything works! I think both of us got a good deal. very nice score! i've never even seen a Moog in person, besides the LP and Voyager. i'd love to play with o...
by killedaway
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 75659

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

got the DR-550 for $15; the EA-1 for $60; both locally within the last week. owning the original EA-1 again is like running into a long lost friend! love that Decimator Mod. Cats are still pretty cheap these days too :lol: i ended up taking more pictures of her in the way than i did without. she ju...
by killedaway
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Poly-800 power supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Korg Poly-800 power supply?

be certain of the adapter's polarity before you plug it in.
by killedaway
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: sh-101 dead keys
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: sh-101 dead keys

if you can, while the synth is powered on (and using care, obviously), try jumping the contact points without the use of the rubber pads, or use the pads from the keys you know are still working. if the notes sound, your pads have just lost conductivity, and this can be remedied. (sorry if this isn'...
by killedaway
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rate my 303 emulation
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Rate my 303 emulation

honestly, it's only vaguely reminiscent of a 303 for me, and really, only the slide/portamento at that. however, i really liked that track a lot. sounds great! i like that lead running alongside it toward the end (before the bit reduction comes in).

by the way, this belongs in "The Listening Lounge".
by killedaway
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 75659

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

these are my two most recent cheapies: http://www.killedaway.com/images/550ea1.jpg http://www.killedaway.com/images/550ea1grey.jpg got the DR-550 for $15; the EA-1 for $60; both locally within the last week. owning the original EA-1 again is like running into a long lost friend! love that Decimator ...
by killedaway
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Found a cheap jupiter 4 (3 voices working)
Replies: 17
Views: 1356

Re: Found a cheap jupiter 4 (3 voices working)

guesswho wrote:Had any of you nay-sayers been my tech, I'd have a synth that was still out of tune.
no. you'd have a synth that was in-tune, but repaired properly and by someone with a modicum of responsibility and common sense.
by killedaway
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Acidlab Miami
Replies: 100
Views: 9420

Re: Acidlab Miami

I would like to see someone do this with a jomox: other than not sounding identical to a 909, what about that video couldn't be done on a Jomox machine? when it comes to these classic drum machines (and synths for sure) -- and nadafarms, i'm not really talking to you specifically, just in general -...
by killedaway
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Acidlab Miami
Replies: 100
Views: 9420

Re: Acidlab Miami

DRUM MACHINE FIGHT
by killedaway
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: using "balanced" cable to make unbalanced cables?
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: using "balanced" cable to make unbalanced cables?

yeah, completed the cables in question a while ago. see Stab Frenzy's reply above.
by killedaway
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do Audio Demos Affect Your Purchases?
Replies: 35
Views: 2384

Re: Do Audio Demos Affect Your Purchases?

an intuitive user interface is more important to me than sound, and i can usually get interesting sounds out of almost any synth. most demos actually steer me away from a given piece of gear rather than make me want it. there are very few things i would buy without hands on interaction first. i agr...