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by Synthaholic
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: OB-8 in action
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Great video. Styx has always been one of my favorite groups, and Fooling Yourself one of my favorite songs of theirs. He got that sound perfect on the OB-8 as well (I don't know what was used in the original song, maybe a Minimoog or ARP Odyssey). I think maybe his portamento pot was being temperame...
by Synthaholic
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: My Juno 60's stereo out only plays out of the left channel??
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

I don't know about the Juno 60, but most synths with "stereo" outputs actually have them as two mono 1/4" outputs. One is used for mono or one channel of stereo, and the other is used for the other stereo channel. Try plugging into both of the outputs (1/4" mono plugs, one per channel) and see if yo...
by Synthaholic
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite synth sounds
Replies: 197
Views: 22448

Funky Town was cool too. Both versions are cool. What, both versions you say? Pseudo Echo redid it around 1987, it was never as popular as the original, but if you have a chance to listen to it, it ROCKS. Has some great synths in it too (sound like Oberheim to me). Of course the original version is...
by Synthaholic
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D50 PCM waves &other ROM synths
Replies: 25
Views: 3010

I found no less than two D-50's in a nearby synth store a couple years ago. I was constantly ogling and fondling one of them, so much that when I wanted to buy it, the store's owner said I could have it for free if I managed to hold it above my head for 5 minutes (straight arms)..guess what? I mana...
by Synthaholic
Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D50 PCM waves &other ROM synths
Replies: 25
Views: 3010

Re: D50 emulators

The digital native dance sound that I wanted to get was just the first 2 and a half seconds..you know, the DoOoOOng the whiiirrrsh but not have the loop in there. If you have a real D-50 it is trivial to edit out/mute the loop part to get what you want. Maybe find a sample on the web somewhere. The...
by Synthaholic
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D50 PCM waves &other ROM synths
Replies: 25
Views: 3010

Nothing beats the original in any case... real analog beats VA, real D-50 beats clones. I miss my D-50, and will probably get another one someday, or (more likely) a D-550 which is the rack version. It's funny, I was at the music store last night playing with a Yamaha M06 and it had a Soundtrack pat...
by Synthaholic
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D50 PCM waves &other ROM synths
Replies: 25
Views: 3010

The D-50 synthesized its own saw/square/pulse wave, it didn't use PCM samples for those. It could do PWM and everything. Cool engine, and definitely a precursor to today's VAs.
by Synthaholic
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth are you in love with?
Replies: 139
Views: 12030

What am I in love with/infatuated to? Of synths I've owned/used, the Roland D-50. It was my favorite synth to play with and tweak, especially with the PG-1000. The Polysix was a close second, but it was a different kind of love. Synths I've never laid a hand on... many. Prophet 5, OB-X/Xa/8, Minimoo...
by Synthaholic
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I have need of a warm pad sound for DX7
Replies: 16
Views: 6082

I don't think your two examples have any DX7...Enya was really into the D-50 in the early days and "Time After Time" sounds analog, although it could be a DX7 with heavy processing. You'll need at least chorus for that. Cyndi Lauper's first album came out before the DX7, and (I believe) it uses all...
by Synthaholic
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D50 PCM waves &other ROM synths
Replies: 25
Views: 3010

Re: Roland D50 PCM waves &other ROM synths

The D50 has those one shot and attack transient PCM waves...I believe that the PCM wave is the very start of the sound such as the chiff of a flute and then the LA synth part sustains the sound..... Many D-50 patches worked this way, but there are looped PCM samples available as well, and many patc...