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by Synthaholic
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?
Replies: 47
Views: 2698

Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

I have a DX9 (worth about a quid) which I keep for one organ/pad sound. I would've assumed that a TX-7 or DX-7 can do exactly the same thing, it's even sysex compatible AFAIK. But maybe there's something broken in yours that makes it cool :) [DT]X7 != DX9. The 7s are 6-operator and the 9 is a cheap...
by Synthaholic
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Easiest way to tell if a Juno 106 has no defects?
Replies: 14
Views: 832

Re: Easiest way to tell if a Juno 106 has no defects?

Play a series of 6 different notes. Playing the same note 6 times will just reuse the same voice each time. Unless you put it in test mode, round-robin mode first. In fact, do just that. Hold down Transpose while turning on the 106, then hit Poly 1 and Poly 2 at the same time. Now each note you play...
by Synthaholic
Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: lubing faders/sliders
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: lubing faders/sliders

I had great results using Deoxit Faderlube on a Pro-One. Granted it's pots instead of sliders but the principle is the same.
by Synthaholic
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Elka Synthex: Digital Ring Modulation??
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Elka Synthex: Digital Ring Modulation??

Does the Synthex have a *digital* ring mod? An analog ring mod is certainly doable on a DCO synth, since it occurs beyond the oscillator stage (unlike cross mod or FM). If it's digital, it's probably the XOR method Cornutt mentioned (like the MG-1 uses). It wouldn't be sample multiplication without ...
by Synthaholic
Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The great JX8P giveaway! -thoughts on the synth-
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: The great JX8P giveaway! -thoughts on the synth-

Wow, cool! I would never turn down *any* free synth but the JX-8P is definitely an underrated gem. Especially for what has already been mentioned, moody pads, brass, etc. I had one for a couple months in early 2008. I got one that needed some TLC off eBay for cheap, fixed and cleaned it up, and then...
by Synthaholic
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
Replies: 3
Views: 2366

Re: Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It

There's an Oberheim OB-Xa visible in this video around 0:34:

Unfortunately, the quality of the video is c**p (a combination of psychedelic effects + faulty compression) so I can't readily make out what's beneath it. It could be a Yamaha SS30.
by Synthaholic
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: dx7 pitch bend
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: dx7 pitch bend

Any midi device that sends pitch bend controller data would work.

What's your intended use?
by Synthaholic
Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-50 Aftertouch problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2738

Re: Roland D-50 Aftertouch problem

Of course, if you can't fix your D-50's aftertouch, you can always midi it to another keyboard that does have working AT. :) I have my D-550 connected to my Motif XS6. The XS6 generates aftertouch just by breathing on the keys. Off the original topic, but something I noticed: with the exception of r...
by Synthaholic
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a synth
Replies: 14
Views: 1239

Re: Looking for a synth

"Built-in speakers" pretty much confines you to "home keyboards", of which Casio and Yamaha make a variety of them. Check your local music store, they'll have something.

Not many of them have MIDI in/out, but some do.
by Synthaholic
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha DX7 vs. Yamaha DX11
Replies: 23
Views: 14703

Re: Yamaha DX7 vs. Yamaha DX11

Are we supposed to be impressed with that video?? Quite frankly, I've heard better sounds on a $19.95 child's keyboard at Walmart. Clyde :lol: After watching that video, I will never say "I suck at playing" again! :mrgreen: As for the DX11, guess it does a pretty good imitation of the "Super Mario ...
by Synthaholic
Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Creepy digital pad synth...
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: Creepy digital pad synth...

Off the top of my head I would say Roland D-50. Or any of the "D" series. (10, 20, 50, 110, 550).
by Synthaholic
Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-50 Aftertouch problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2738

Re: Roland D-50 Aftertouch problem

I presume you've tried working the aftertouch slider back and forth a few times? When I had a D-50, it often helped to unhook the connector on the side of the keybed that connected the aftertouch strip and clean it with a pencil eraser. If that doesn't work, you might need to check for loose/broken ...
by Synthaholic
Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My D-50 bank is finished! (with download!)
Replies: 63
Views: 13642

Re: My D-50 bank soon finished (with demo)

WOW... I'm in love with the D-50 again. Well, in love with its sound anyway... now I just need a decent editor for my D-550 so I can make such gems of patches on mine too...
by Synthaholic
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: White Light
Replies: 0
Views: 162

White Light

Here a little something I threw together the other day for a friend of mine who lost her father to cancer, and another friend who lost his wife to cancer, and another friend whose 20 year old cat passed. Been a tough month for several of my good friends. White Light Featuring my Motif XS, Andromeda ...
by Synthaholic
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone familiar with on the fly voice switching on the MO?
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Anyone familiar with on the fly voice switching on the M

I can't speak for the MO6 since I've never played with one, but on my Motif XS6 there are a few ways to do it: 1. Save the patches you need for a given song in the same bank/section. Then you only have to hit the number button to change. (This way will work for any synth. If you use the built-in pre...