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by V301H
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pitch wheel adjust
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Pitch wheel adjust

I have tried several keyboards as MIDI controllers for the Model D with the Korg being the perfect match. Yes the Poly-800 front panel pitch bend range slider really does work with the Model D. I tried a Casio PX-5S 88-note velocity keyboard first. The pitch bend wheel bent the Model D a whole step ...
by V301H
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pitch wheel adjust
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Pitch wheel adjust

Some MIDI controller keyboards will allow you to adjust pitch bend range. I'm using an ancient Korg Poly-800 as a controller for my Model D. The pitch bend slider on the Poly-800 will adjust the bend range from zero to an octave up and down. A few pluses to using the Poly-800 as a controller are tha...
by V301H
Mon May 25, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland synths price point back in the day
Replies: 5
Views: 1973

Re: Roland synths price point back in the day

In the 80s you could usually get a pretty good discount on higher-end musical gear if you paid cash. I went to Guitar Center to buy a Jupiter 6. I offered $2700 cash out the door for a Jupiter 6, Anvil ATA case, and Ultimate Support 3-tier A-frame stand and they took it.
by V301H
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators
Replies: 33
Views: 9760

Re: Synthesizers with awesome arpeggiators

The Jupiter 6 with Europa has extensive Arpeggiator capabilities. Beginning on page 30 there are twelve pages of the Europa manual dedicated to Arpeggiator operation.

http://www.synthcom.com/Europa/support/ ... deV1.0.pdf
by V301H
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Decent amp for a beginner?
Replies: 6
Views: 5263

Re: Decent amp for a beginner?

Consider the Vox Pathfinder 15R. Loud enough for rehearsals and has Tremolo and Spring Reverb.

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by V301H
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night
Replies: 11
Views: 5339

Re: Synth used on Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night

Richie Close is credited with playing Prophet 5 on "Sunglasses".
by V301H
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 154
Views: 176401

Re: Your latest musical purchase

I wasn't going to buy one of these but they lowered the price so much I couldn't resist. A Behringer Model D from Guitar Center for under $200 with the 15% off coupon code.
by V301H
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ok synth heads, name that synth from Flatliners
Replies: 5
Views: 1935

Re: Ok synth heads, name that synth from Flatliners

Roland S760's came along a few years later in the 90's. The S770 was very new in 1989 and wasn't widely available until 1990 so the 16-bit Roland S-series is not likely a possibility. If he used anything besides Yamaha, Fairlight, or Synclavier it could be an Emu, Akai, or Roland 12-bit sampler.
by V301H
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ok synth heads, name that synth from Flatliners
Replies: 5
Views: 1935

Re: Ok synth heads, name that synth from Flatliners

Howard had an association with Yamaha beginning in 1982 so he tended to favor Yamaha products. The only Yamaha sampler available around this time was the TX16W. He also could have had an SY77 or earlier DX/TX series gear. He was a big fan of KX88 MIDI controllers and owned several.
by V301H
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Tuning an RMI 368
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: Tuning an RMI 368

Hum can usually be eliminated by replacing the electrolytic capacitors in the power supply.
by V301H
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: My first Synth
Replies: 3
Views: 4732

Re: My first Synth

The Roland Go Keys is cheap with high quality sounds. No sound editing but has sampled sounds and some Synth sounds in mono mode. If you want something more versatile check out the Casio XW-P1. It has dedicated Synth, Organ, and Sampled sections all of which can be edited. A bit more money but look ...
by V301H
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 154
Views: 176401

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Nord Stage 3 Compact. These things are so expensive but I finally got one of these after months of looking for a good deal. Found a perfect condition B-Stock unit for almost twelve hundred dollars less than A-Stock.
by V301H
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SIX-TRAK battery replacement and still presets will not save
Replies: 8
Views: 2929

Re: SIX-TRAK battery replacement and still presets will not

An experienced tech would have tested the unit to make sure it was working properly. I would take it back to him and have him track down the problem.
by V301H
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?
Replies: 24
Views: 12964

Re: Still possible to get a Juno 60 for a good deal?

It seems Juno 6/60's are at about $1200 minimum asking price right now wherever you look. There is this Akai AX60 on CL for $700 and a couple on Reverb for a bit more. It is pretty much functionally equivalent to the Juno 6/60/106 but has VCO's, Split, Mono-Mode and Pitch/Mod Wheels.
by V301H
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SY77
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: SY77

The SY99 is better if you have the space.