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by mmp
Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)
Replies: 30
Views: 16507

Re: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)

Cp70 & 80s have short bass strings with very pronounced odd harmonics which sound very un piano like. The mids and treble sound closer to a piano, but have a much thinner sound. The thunkiness is mostly a result of truncated string length and these loud inharmonic partials. Peter Gabriel albums are ...
by mmp
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can anyone identify these racks?
Replies: 8
Views: 1377

Re: Can anyone identify these racks?

Might be some kind of Orban...EQ or spring reverb. The baby blue is their color.
by mmp
Sun May 11, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: furniture & stands
Replies: 18
Views: 11103

Re: furniture & stands

The Office Depot Aeron knock-off has held up well for me for several years now. It's less than half the price of the Aeron... Having owned both, IMO the Staple's (Office Depot) knockoff product is about a tenth of the chair for half the price. The Miller chair saved both my back and my wrists and i...
by mmp
Thu May 08, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!
Replies: 88
Views: 19817

Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

I just checked and with a Kenton MIDI USB Host, the Beatstep with sync to external clock. So, for an additional $155 US, you can get MIDI in without need for a computer...still an extra box. The Kenton does power the Beatstep though the USB connector though.
by mmp
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Maxikorg/800DV keyboard problem
Replies: 3
Views: 3892

Re: Korg Maxikorg/800DV keyboard problem

A very old thread, but for those searching for the solution, this is a blown transistor at the stuck note position on the keyboard circuit.
by mmp
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Arturia Origin Fail/Arturia Fail
Replies: 3
Views: 2623

Re: Arturia Origin Fail/Arturia Fail

New synth arrives today.

Issue resolved. Over & out.
by mmp
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Arturia Origin Fail/Arturia Fail
Replies: 3
Views: 2623

Re: Arturia Origin Fail/Arturia Fail

i got an email today saying they are shipping me a new synth.

I really hope this is real, but I kind of have this little voice saying "your check is in the mail" ringing in the back of my head.
by mmp
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState
Replies: 21
Views: 3143

Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Found it...

To select the earlier filter, hold down the F#3, G#3 and A#3 keys and turn on the MS-20. • To select the later filter, hold down the F#3, G#3 and B3 keys and turn on the MS-20.
by mmp
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState
Replies: 21
Views: 3143

Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

Time to read the manual I guess. Any hints on how you do this?
by mmp
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState
Replies: 21
Views: 3143

Re: MS20 Kit Video from SonicState

I'll have to look inside one, but couldn't one of those rubber standoff holes be used for a switch?
by mmp
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg to release ARP Odyssey
Replies: 766
Views: 120867

Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

I've heard from a pretty good source that it will be 3/4 scale. Time will tell.
by mmp
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: The Mangle
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Re: The Mangle

just bought it...will kick the tires bit.
by mmp
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: BreakTweaker: Future Beat Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: BreakTweaker: Future Beat Machine

Its very easy to bring in your own sample content. I was doing something the other day with accordion samples that will not be showing up on any dancefloor. Very powerful package for all kinds of sample mangling either in the genres they are marketing to, or for others not working four on the floor.
by mmp
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Arturia Origin Fail/Arturia Fail
Replies: 3
Views: 2623

Arturia Origin Fail/Arturia Fail

I also posted this on another synth forum, please excuse the redundancy if you already saw it. My Origin rack had a long time issue of not booting until the second power cycle, which seems to be a pretty common condition. In May 2013, it stopped booting at all and I started conversing with Arturia t...
by mmp
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha VL1/VL7
Replies: 26
Views: 23667

Re: Yamaha VL1/VL7

I own a VL1 and a VL1-m. They are the most expressive synths I have ever played in my forty years of synthesis. I often hear the realism/expression debate when people speak of these instruments. I would agree that if you look at emulative sounds, there are now sample libraries like those from sample...