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by mharris80
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best Synth Programming Interface Ever?
Replies: 37
Views: 4686

Re: Best Synth Programming Interface Ever?

CS_TBL made a good point, greater complexity of the instrument makes it more difficult to offer an efficient UI. Some favorites of mine: Ensoniq ESQ-1: Yes, it's a parameter programming interface but there are no menus ...you just press the button for the block of interest and all available paramet...
by mharris80
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: list of synths with cv/gate out
Replies: 36
Views: 11316

Re: list of synths with cv/gate out

Waldorf Pulse Plus and Novation Bass Station Rack come to mind.'

Edit: Can the "Sequencer CV Out" on a Prophet 5 be used as a regular CV?
by mharris80
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: cz3000
Replies: 30
Views: 2902

Re: cz3000

I have been pondering picking up a korg microkorg as a 2nd, any thoughts You can do quite a bit with it, since it's basically an MS2000 in a smaller package. The mod matrix is especially useful. The interface can be a tad frustrating at times, especially if you don't have the manual at arm's reach....
by mharris80
Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog IIIc on Toronto Craigslist. BUT...
Replies: 19
Views: 2599

Re: Moog IIIc on Toronto Craigslist. BUT...

Well, since this thread is now well and truly derailed, I'll share with you all what I found in a hidey hole in my next door neighbour's kitchen earlier in the year - probably it has been there since about 1980: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/BlackRiverFalls/Ajax.jpg I love how sparse the l...
by mharris80
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the scariest and coolest MIDI controller ever?
Replies: 13
Views: 4075

Re: the scariest and coolest MIDI controller ever?

:shock: I think I have a new musical hero!
by mharris80
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: cz3000
Replies: 30
Views: 2902

Re: cz3000

Sorry, virtual analog. So basically a digital synthesizer that emulates the way an analog synthesizer works. Depending on the va it would be a much cheaper route to go than buying the old oberheim eddie van halen used. I would think something like an esoniq esq-1 or a korg ms-2000 could do the job....
by mharris80
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: EMW? anybody using them yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 1666

Re: EMW? anybody using them yet?

ColorForm2113 wrote:they just posted this preview
Sounds damn good for <$800. Also love how they're using an ASR to control it. I use the 88 key version as a master controller for my hardware synths as well. :D
by mharris80
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: just got a DX7. Suggestions on learning or patches?
Replies: 32
Views: 4232

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

To be honest, if The Complete DX7 Massey book is really selling for $100, I'd pass on it. There should be plenty of info on the net, other DX7 books, and the manual to get you going. It was a book that I found very useful back then, but that's a lot of dosh for a book! +1 Just go with the PDF copy,...
by mharris80
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: cz3000
Replies: 30
Views: 2902

Re: cz3000

extremezl wrote:dies anyone know how to make the helicopter sound like vanhalen has in why cant this be love? or a patch for it? any patches welcome
Hmm. Not sure if you can do that on a CZ or not. Does it have a square wave option on the LFO? Because that's what it sounds like Eddie was using on his OB-8.
by mharris80
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth was used for this brass sound?
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Which synth was used for this brass sound?

calyx93 wrote:
philip wrote:DX7 or CASIO VL-1
VL-1? I don't think so - that's a monophonic little toy.
He's probably thinking the VZ-1, though the song predates it by 4 years.
by mharris80
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: cz3000
Replies: 30
Views: 2902

Re: cz3000

madtheory wrote: A corrupted RA3 will contain randomised patches with settings outside of what you can dial in on the synth's front panel , always fun.
Ah, yes. Glitch City can be a very fun place to visit. :D My ESQ goes there every now and then, due to its nearly dead battery.
by mharris80
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Controlling the Waldorf Microwave
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: Controlling the Waldorf Microwave

No time to look at the manual atm, but I doubt that controller has the ability to do sysex value changes... I Googled the manual. It can be done via the included software editor. Wow..yeah, look at that - sysex string values! Not bad. The only other keyboard controller that I know of that does that...
by mharris80
Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: just got a DX7. Suggestions on learning or patches?
Replies: 32
Views: 4232

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

Just as a side question I know that lots of my favorite bands like talking heads, eno and the cure uses a DX7, but does anyone know of specific songs where the synth was used just so that I could get a feel for what it really does in action? Would that have been the DX7 all over the cures disintegr...
by mharris80
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Controlling the Waldorf Microwave
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: Controlling the Waldorf Microwave

Yea, this sounds like a massive pain in the a*s. I might have to go with the Mirowave XT. Either that or stick with my original plan and get an Ensoniq TS-10. Which part? The Sys-Ex programming, I take it? It's really not that bad if you've got a good editor. If I was in your position, I'd look int...
by mharris80
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 397563

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

supermel74 wrote:Do these clowns do any research before they list?
And to go along with that one:

and


Meanwhile, there's currently a TX-81z with a current bid of $29.99. :lol: