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by hollandturbine
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Problems with Novation D-Station
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: Problems with Novation D-Station

I made a Cubase device panel for the D-Station a while back and although I don't play with the front of it any more I think I know whats wrong. Don't use the [-] and [+] buttons on the keypad to select drum sounds when you want to edit them, if you want to select a sound to edit just move the right ...
by hollandturbine
Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: s900 will turn on but gets no sound(update)!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3587

Re: s900 will turn on but gets no sound(update)!!

My S950 started doing the same thing as your S900. At first I thought the OS was gone and that was the reason why all I was getting was all lights and no LCD or drive activity, but it turns out the OS for my S950 was still OK despite this failure. What I found was if I disconnected a few of the inte...
by hollandturbine
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai S950 hard disk
Replies: 11
Views: 3507

Re: Akai S950 hard disk

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This picture shows the IB-109 SCSI card installed, not to be confused with the RS-232 connector.
by hollandturbine
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha RM1x or similar to control soft synths?
Replies: 5
Views: 4770

Re: Yamaha RM1x or similar to control soft synths?

The RM1X is a good sequencer, the sounds have some limitations (some of the drum sounds are OK and the effects section is handy), it will work as a controller but that too has limitations, such as the step sequencing only allowing you to hear the sound you are programing (you can use the step button...
by hollandturbine
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Open labs DBeat
Replies: 20
Views: 2760

Re: Open labs DBeat

What I like about the Open Labs gear is it fits right into your pocket, so you can use it on the bus. :^o
by hollandturbine
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: The first thing you sampled
Replies: 45
Views: 8424

Re: The first thing you sampled

I beat boxed into the SK-1 (OK...I might have done a raspberry into it first) then I plugged it into my RadioShack mixer and sampled a beat from some record from my Technics SL-D2, eventually I discovered the tuning trim pot on the bottom of the SK-1 and I wired a larger trim pot on the end of a wir...
by hollandturbine
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: 9 year old kid: what HW or SW to buy him to make music?
Replies: 18
Views: 2273

Re: 9 year old kid: what HW or SW to buy him to make music?

The Roland SH-201 is set out quite well.
by hollandturbine
Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland JV-880 Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Re: Roland JV-880 Problem

The JV-880 has an internal demo like the JV-80 you could give that a go and see what happens...You should see a dog or horse, or whatever the h**l it is, running across the screen when it is in ROM play...with any luck the demo bypasses any zero volume that might be a MIDI related problem...not too ...
by hollandturbine
Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: 9 year old kid: what HW or SW to buy him to make music?
Replies: 18
Views: 2273

Re: 9 year old kid: what HW or SW to buy him to make music?

Reason and a controller keyboard. You can set up a default for him with just what he needs to get going, like a ReDrum drum machine and an NN-XT sampler (the visible controls are quite simple) then as he learns you can show him more.
by hollandturbine
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: ESI-2000: SCSI and memory cards
Replies: 14
Views: 4906

Re: ESI-2000: SCSI and memory cards

Uncle Kev told me he spent his stimulus package at Goldfingers.
by hollandturbine
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai S950 hard disk
Replies: 11
Views: 3507

Re: Akai S950 hard disk

The S950 had 2 storage options the IB-105 Atari/Supra hard disk drive interface board and the IB-109 SCSI disk drive interface board (although originally made for a Syquest drive you can connect a Zip disk drive and use 60 Mb from a 100 Mb Zip disk)
by hollandturbine
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: akai s950 Ram Install
Replies: 3
Views: 1169

Re: akai s950 Ram Install

I think the memory has a long bolt with a nut holding it in place, so you have to undo the nut before pulling the memory.
by hollandturbine
Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Has anyone thought about making a clone of the Novation Drum
Replies: 17
Views: 3755

I made a Cubase device panel for the Drumstation, so I could control/automate it from within Cubase. http://www.dhoop.de/ As for the power, I have not had any problems, make sure the plug on the end of the power supply is correct (the wrong one can still work but can also lose contact) I use a littl...
by hollandturbine
Sat May 31, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 104956

I got this crappy tape deck from cash converters for $20 in the 90's and when I got it home the bastard would not work, so the next day I took it back, and because it only had a 30 day repair/replacement warranty, they would not give me a refund, but they gave me store credit, so I looked around the...
by hollandturbine
Sat May 31, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai S-950- first sampler? or ASR-10?
Replies: 16
Views: 3868

$200 is about the right price for a S950...but you can get an S2000 for about the same price, I see them pop up from time to time and the price is usually about the same.
Depends if you want your samples crushed or not.