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by cornutt
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Alisa 1387 tuning
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

Re: Alisa 1387 tuning

The original problem sounds like it might have related to VCO high frequency compensation. I don't know what those Soviet synths do for that, if anything.
by cornutt
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What's Wrong With My Juno-106?
Replies: 75
Views: 10330

Re: What's Wrong With My Juno-106?

Can't get to Soundcloud right now from work, will try again this evening. A patch stored in Group B should sound exactly like the same patch stored in Group A; there's nothing different between the two groups. Try recalling a patch from Group A, writing it to a location from Group B, and then compar...
by cornutt
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can anyone identify the synth being used here?
Replies: 9
Views: 938

Re: Can anyone identify the synth being used here?

I think this was near the end of the period where Yamaha was still trying to push mLan. They never managed to get any other vendors on board with it AFAIK.
by cornutt
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What instrument is my avatar?
Replies: 24
Views: 7136

Re: What instrument is my avatar?

Hmm... does it start with a V? I see some online photos that look similar, but most of them seem to have white panels, although I found one pic of one with a black panel.
by cornutt
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis? Korg Poly-800 & EX-800
Replies: 13
Views: 1813

Re: Additive synthesis? Korg Poly-800 & EX-800

Thanks! I've actually been around here more again lately. And I need to get Sequence 15 started back up... I've got about 10 articles queued up that I need to finish. :shock:
by cornutt
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Additive synthesis? Korg Poly-800 & EX-800
Replies: 13
Views: 1813

Re: Additive synthesis? Korg Poly-800 & EX-800

It's a very crude version of something called Walsh functions, which are often used in radio signal processing but haven't gotten much use in electronic music. Walsh functions are somewhat analogous to Fourier analysis, but rely on pulse waves (of varying amplitude and duty cycle) to construct wavef...
by cornutt
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What's Wrong With My Juno-106?
Replies: 75
Views: 10330

Re: What's Wrong With My Juno-106?

Are you talking about that rapid tremolo in the fourth one?

That crackling in the last patch comes from overdriving the input to the chorus. Turning the VCA down a bit will take care of that.
by cornutt
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Kinks-Come Dancing, Synth?
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: The Kinks-Come Dancing, Synth?

There's something underneath there that kind of sounds like a steel drum. I always wondered if they layered an Optigan on top of it. It kind of has that cheesy sound.
by cornutt
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Poly 61 issue, totally baffled
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Korg Poly 61 issue, totally baffled

If it was banged around in shipping, chances are some cables are loose or dislodged. Start by opening it up and making sure all of the cables are securely seated. The panel problems in particular sound like the kind of scanning issues you get when the ribbon cable to the panel is not making good con...
by cornutt
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: favorite Doctor Who incidental music (oldskool who, synths!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: favorite Doctor Who incidental music (oldskool who, synt

It's worth pointing out that the original Dr. Who theme, from the early 1960s, was done by the Workshop without any synths (because there weren't any). It was all done with tape studio techniques: record samples of sounds on analog tape, speed them up, slow them down, filter them, etc., and then cut...
by cornutt
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: how many versions of MOTU MIDI EXPRESS XT ?
Replies: 20
Views: 3809

Re: how many versions of MOTU MIDI EXPRESS XT ?

I know that there are at least two different front panels that have been used. The one shown in the first link at the post at the top of the thread, with the numbered lights 1-8 for transmit and receive, I think is the most recent. The one I have is an older one; it has two rows of small LEDs, one a...
by cornutt
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help...Juno 106 going bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 4484

Re: Help...Juno 106 going bad?

Group A works perfectly, Group B is bad... You think it's still a battery issue? Maybe... it's worth trying first. Because otherwise it's probably either a memory issue, or a memory address decoding issue. BTW, that built in modem that does the cassette load/save is waaaaay slower than 56K... it's ...
by cornutt
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arp 2600 infinitely sustaining note
Replies: 7
Views: 5079

Re: Arp 2600 infinitely sustaining note

It's a common misunderstanding with modular synths aswell, the sound won't stop! That's because there is nothing to limit the sound going all the way out. "But I used the VCA", yeah, but you didn't apply any envelope/trigger to the VCA, so it doesn't stop the sound when you release a key, the VCA j...
by cornutt
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Question about this Floyd synth
Replies: 19
Views: 5926

Re: Question about this Floyd synth

They credit using a VCS3 in the credits of "Dark Side of the Moon", however the sequence on 'On the run' from that album was made w/ a Synthi AKS (the "S" stands for sequencer). I'm pretty sure that at the time of Dark Side of the Moon, they only had the one VCS-3 and every member of the band tinke...