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by Italo_DX
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your first Synthesizer!
Replies: 89
Views: 8602

Yamaha PortaSound PSS-480! Bought it for 60, sold it for 60.
by Italo_DX
Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing my JX-10
Replies: 19
Views: 2270

My ESQ-1 was utterly destroyed during shipping - I never got to play it. I got my money back but the whole process was a hassle. :-(
by Italo_DX
Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Video: "Future Brain" on Yamaha DX21
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Video: "Future Brain" on Yamaha DX21

http://www.sendspace.com/file/zrnqjq Trying to play an old Italo hit on my venerable DX21, which works surprisingly well in this context (alas, my JX-3P is 200 miles away; I could only bring my DX21 to college with me). I have a sawtooth layered over itself with a Dual Detune value of 20 for this de...
by Italo_DX
Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing my JX-10
Replies: 19
Views: 2270

The JX-3P might be the most reliable vintage analog and they can be had for very affordable prices; you won't be disappointed.
by Italo_DX
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: :):)
Replies: 4
Views: 787

The LinnDrum clap might just be the single most iconic sound of the '80s. 8)
by Italo_DX
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Destroyed During Shipping (R.I.P. 7/30/87---1/22/08)
Replies: 69
Views: 6890

I've decided to put off buying a third synth for a while; I don't even have an old PC to run Anvil Studio for sequencing! I'm pretty sure I can get the sounds I want out of a DX21 and JX-3P.
by Italo_DX
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Destroyed During Shipping (R.I.P. 7/30/87---1/22/08)
Replies: 69
Views: 6890

I got my refund today; $182.50, not quite the $212.50 I paid but she split the difference with the shipping.
by Italo_DX
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Destroyed During Shipping (R.I.P. 7/30/87---1/22/08)
Replies: 69
Views: 6890

I bought my other two synths from eBay. The DX21 came wrapped in bubblewrap and covered with newspaper in a box not much bigger than the synth. No issues here. The JX-3P came wrapped in bubblewrap and surrounded by ~6" of packing peanuts in a box quite a bit bigger than the synth. No issues here eit...
by Italo_DX
Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Destroyed During Shipping (R.I.P. 7/30/87---1/22/08)
Replies: 69
Views: 6890

Alrighty. I guess she'll have to pay out-of-pocket if they don't honor the claim :?
by Italo_DX
Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Destroyed During Shipping (R.I.P. 7/30/87---1/22/08)
Replies: 69
Views: 6890

When you purchase an item on eBay via PayPal, doesn't it show a little box on the payment page that says "Special Instructions to Seller" or something of the like? I'll have to make use of this from now on :shock: If UPS doesn't honor her claim, doesn't PayPal offer up to $200 in buyer protection? W...
by Italo_DX
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers that have a 'Moog-like' sound
Replies: 70
Views: 14477

I can get a convincing Moog bass sound out of my JX-3P, either a wet, "wow" type or a biting plucked type.

Leads, not so much, as the JX-3P lacks portamento.
by Italo_DX
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Destroyed During Shipping (R.I.P. 7/30/87---1/22/08)
Replies: 69
Views: 6890

I just got this from her: tHANKS, ups will be picking it up in 1-3 days sorry they are not more specific. They did ask that all packaging be given to them so they can investigate and try to wiggle out of honoring the claim after they obviously destroyed a package. Anyway, don't get me started. Thank...
by Italo_DX
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Destroyed During Shipping (R.I.P. 7/30/87---1/22/08)
Replies: 69
Views: 6890

Good idea, I will definitly inform the seller of my next ESQ-1/SQ-80 to package it well and ship UPS and mention how my last ESQ-1 was destroyed due to inadequate packaging. That should get the point across. Anyways, the seller is contacting UPS tomorrow about the situation. (I'm not sure if she jus...
by Italo_DX
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Destroyed During Shipping (R.I.P. 7/30/87---1/22/08)
Replies: 69
Views: 6890

Ideally, the next ESQ-1 I purchase will come in a nice hard-sided case.
by Italo_DX
Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 Destroyed During Shipping (R.I.P. 7/30/87---1/22/08)
Replies: 69
Views: 6890

I've heard some reports that the ESQ-1 has a "fuller" sound but how can that be seeing as they are otherwise the same?