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by mharris80
Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the Alpha Juno?
Replies: 36
Views: 4916

Re: Thoughts on the Alpha Juno?

That was certainly my impression. The Alpha's filter is VERY smooth. Not that the JX is the filthiest in the world or anything, but the Alpha goes even beyond that one. Somewhere in between a JX8P and a D-50 sounds about right really. I've noticed this too, which is interesting because they both us...
by mharris80
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on the Alpha Juno?
Replies: 36
Views: 4916

Re: Thoughts on the Alpha Juno?

I've got an MKS-50. I like the sound of it, though there's a certain characteristic to it that's kind of hard to escape. If you don't like said characteristic, the charm will wear off quite quickly. I've also found that the MKS and the JX-8P can both be programmed to compliment each other quite nice...
by mharris80
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq esq 1 lovings festival
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: Ensoniq esq 1 lovings festival

Can't really argue. Got my ESQ-1 for $140 USD at a pawn shop. Great sounding board. Especially in my case, as that price also included 1XRAM cart and 1XROM cart, plus a hard case.
by mharris80
Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New KaossPad/Kaossilator at NAMM?
Replies: 26
Views: 2602

Re: New KaossPad/Kaossilator at NAMM?

What...? I have to say that even though this is something I would never use, I do admire Korg's willingness to make some of the most out there instruments. Not only do they make them, but they are typically pretty fun and useful, if in limited applications. Now if only they would put a Kaoss pad in...
by mharris80
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best DX7 software/ patch editing program for mac
Replies: 10
Views: 3406

Re: best DX7 software/ patch editing program for mac

ok I just got jsynthlib and I have hooked up my midi adapter to the usb port and to the synth and nothing is happening... Does anyone know how to actually get started with the program, the documentation explains what all the functions do but doesnt really mention how to get things working initially...
by mharris80
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best DX7 software/ patch editing program for mac
Replies: 10
Views: 3406

Re: best DX7 software/ patch editing program for mac

roger trout mask wrote:ah thankyou, great help to me also. is this Massey book available anywhere still?, i cant find
cheers
roger
http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... &hilit=DX7

Scroll down a bit to the post by Joshy. PDF copy, .rar compressed.
by mharris80
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best DX7 software/ patch editing program for mac
Replies: 10
Views: 3406

Re: best DX7 software/ patch editing program for mac

by emulation do you mean you use a DX7 softsynth? Is the programming the same? Do you find JsynthLib to be good in terms of visualizing the levels and rates? Yeah, it's a DSSI plugin called Hexter . Great sounding softsynth, but devoid of a GUI past patch names/performance settings. Even responds t...
by mharris80
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: best DX7 software/ patch editing program for mac
Replies: 10
Views: 3406

Re: best DX7 software/ patch editing program for mac

have you considered JSynthLib? It's cross platform and written in Java, so it'll run on Mac. I use it in Linux with my DX7 emulation, and it works pretty well.
by mharris80
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 14921

Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

The only thing I had 20 years ago was my SK-5, which I'm happy to say I still own. Unfortunately, I was also a dumbass 11 year old kid who thought Nintendo was way cooler than making music. :banghead: 10 years ago I had a Fender Mexican Strat (still have it), an early 90's Ibanez RG-570 with EMG pic...
by mharris80
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Does anyone here use JSynthLib?
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Does anyone here use JSynthLib?

Hi all. I'm trying to get ahold of the MicroKorg driver for JSynthLib. The only place it seems to be available online is the Korg Club Yahoo group. I tried joining, but all I got back was an MS2000 FAQ from the group owner. Going by the message history, it looks like the group has been spammed to h*...
by mharris80
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: just got a DX7. Suggestions on learning or patches?
Replies: 32
Views: 2398

Re: just got a DX7. Suggestions on learning or patches?

Ok Im going to be making a trip to the music store in a few days. Just to clarify, in order to store patches to my computer and load patches from the computer onto the DX7, the device to buy is a midi USB adaptor right? and not a cheep one.... Yes. If you can find it in the store, this should proba...
by mharris80
Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best Linux software for synth nerds and producers?
Replies: 18
Views: 5437

Re: Best Linux software for synth nerds and producers?

stephen wrote:And another old favourite is the hydrogen drum sequencer.http://www.hydrogen-music.org/hcms/
:banghead: Bloody h**l! How did I forget to mention Hydrogen? Excellent, very easy to use drum machine.
by mharris80
Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best Linux software for synth nerds and producers?
Replies: 18
Views: 5437

Re: Best Linux software for synth nerds and producers?

This is a good start! I actually tried Simple Sysexxer, but it wasn't built for my distro, and I've always failed at building that stuff from source. But soon I'm getting a MIDI-USB interface in, and will likely find a way to get that to work, as well as the suggested JSynthLib, seeing as I have a ...
by mharris80
Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Brick-and-Mortar synth stores in the PNW?
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Brick-and-Mortar synth stores in the PNW?

MasterCProgram wrote:
I'll be willing and totally able to go as far south as Portland or even as far north as Vancouver, BC.
Thanks for the help!
Considering the type of music the local scene produced, I'd think Vancouver probably wouldn't be a bad place to look. :D
by mharris80
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best Linux software for synth nerds and producers?
Replies: 18
Views: 5437

Re: Best Linux software for synth nerds and producers?

For MIDI, Simple Sysexxer to transfer SYSEX JSynthLib JSynthLib as an editor. (note you'll need Java Runtime Environment for JsynthLib.) Softsynths Hexter, a DX7 emulation Alsa Modular Synth, exactly what it says on the tin :D LMMS, which is sorta like FL, and which I have a love/hate relationship w...