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by Solderman
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?
Replies: 73
Views: 9549

Re: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?

I always figured the awesome factor in the old synths was similar to the awesome factor in a lot of old electronic technology, that the WWII parts manufacturing produced a higher standard of reliability which is no longer expected from modern components, so the farther away you get from 40s and 50s...
by Solderman
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop
Replies: 23
Views: 2057

Re: Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop

why it has to be all in one computer? Why it even has to be laptop? I would argue there is a certain convenience to the workflow by keeping everything in one place, and also in the digital domain, once recorded. Having the option to render and automate everything at once: Composing while mixing. I ...
by Solderman
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 74
Views: 40721

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

1) not a synth, the Piano
2) Korg X-5 rompler
3) Polivoks
4) Kawai K3
5) I don't play favorites
6) I don't gig either
7) Matrix-12
8) KARP Oddy
9) Maybe Relic-6???
10) SH-101
11) Korg
by Solderman
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?
Replies: 73
Views: 9549

Re: Have synthesizers Improved in 35 years?

Electronic components available today are almost unquestioningly better, in terms of specifications and reliability. Capacitors are more stable, less temperature sensitive, have less parasitic inductance, higher breakdown voltages, and the electrolytics are a lot less toxic. Resistors have better s...
by Solderman
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop
Replies: 23
Views: 2057

Re: Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop

Thunderbolt and USB-C options appear to be out of my price range in PC laptops for now.

I've ordered a Lenovo T460 with a i5-6300U processor on Windows 10 Pro, and intend to first attempt using it only as a Reamote slave.
I will report back in about 2-3 weeks with findings.
by Solderman
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop
Replies: 23
Views: 2057

Re: Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop

As a continuing update on my search, it was recommended not to go with a PC tablet, such as the Surface Pro, for two main reasons regarding performance: * Since tablets have no means of thermal control, such as fans or airflow(as in most desktops), they must reduce CPU usage until the temperature th...
by Solderman
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I want a Moog Modular filter!
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: I want a Moog Modular filter!

Paul Schreiber of Synthesis Technology once said the only module that came close to behaving like the 904A was in his co-design of the MOTM 490, although that was over 8 years ago. You have to re-create certain non-linearities in both amplitude versus frequency and frequency versus resonance. There'...
by Solderman
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop
Replies: 23
Views: 2057

Re: Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop

Thank you, I'll see if I can find one on the used market. I am admittedly very uneducated on tablet PC's at present, and at this point would be ok with running a few softsynths on one triggered from midi over a basic audio interface, while still using my old DAW hardware for recording and mixing. Go...
by Solderman
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop
Replies: 23
Views: 2057

Re: Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop

I'd prefer to look into USB-C first. No idea if Apple would have better support, but I'd prefer to stick with PC if I can hold on to what I know. Actually I don't even know at this point if the use of VST2 plugins on Windows 8 or RT tablets would be acceptable or even viable. RT is long discontinued...
by Solderman
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop
Replies: 23
Views: 2057

Portable DAW upgrade from 10 yr old laptop

I have a Lenovo T61 laptop that I was using as a portable DAW, which has a Core2 Duo generation processor, but 10 years old hardware just isn't going to cut it anymore, so I'm ready for something with at least I5 Sandy Bridge performance to replace it. The T61 was primarily useful because it had a P...
by Solderman
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Connecting Guitar Pedal into Mixer
Replies: 4
Views: 4865

Re: Connecting Guitar Pedal into Mixer

Hilarious. And for resume's in broken English at that. I had a different issue, where a passive DI on the device's output was useful, in that my Yamaha e1010 delay had a weak unbalanced output. Its input had to be attentuated quite a bit, as was mentioned. Only problem there was I was sometimes pick...
by Solderman
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NAMM 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 7001

Re: NAMM 2017

For non-modular, my wish was for Korg to release a reproduction of the Omni II or even the Quadra. Futuresonus should show a fully operational Parva.
by Solderman
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question about midi interfaces.
Replies: 22
Views: 1636

Re: Question about midi interfaces.

My understanding is the problem is usually either at the actual conversion from USB protocol to Midi or is the software itself(DAW and OS), in how it buffers and transmits packets of serially organized midi information, within a preemptive multi-tasking environment. Large amounts of midi data on an ...
by Solderman
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question about midi interfaces.
Replies: 22
Views: 1636

Re: Question about midi interfaces.

I was able to work around the problem of integrating my controller with midi over USB into the rest of my midi setup by using http://www.midiox.com/ to route the data from my controller to my Steinberg UR22 audio / midi interface and from there everything is routed and merged in my JL Cooper MSB 8x...
by Solderman
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many hardware synths do you own?
Replies: 79
Views: 10799

Re: How many hardware synths do you own?

I don't have the space anymore. WHAT? How can you say that you have not room? It's because of where I live. Some day I might have a big house with many bedrooms, but for several years now I've been a bit cramped for space. did you just meant "having no space" in a means for _modular_ synth only? No...