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by mharris80
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Controlling the Waldorf Microwave
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Re: Controlling the Waldorf Microwave

aredj wrote: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.
by mharris80
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Controlling the Waldorf Microwave
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Re: Controlling the Waldorf Microwave

It depends on how much editing you'll be doing on the fly. If you just want to change a few parameters, (i.e. filter cutoff, LFO rate, etc) it should suit you well. Otherwise, I'd look into something with more knobs and sliders. You'll just need to download a copy of the manual for the Waldorf and m...
by mharris80
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: just got a DX7. Suggestions on learning or patches?
Replies: 32
Views: 4227

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

If after programming it for a bit, you're ready to pull your hair out due to the data slider, one of these will come in very handy:

http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/BCR2000.aspx
by mharris80
Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: anyone using the "hidden waves" EPROM V3.53 on their ESQ-1 ?
Replies: 20
Views: 5583

Re: anyone using the "hidden waves" EPROM V3.5 on their ESQ-

You don't have to buy some special rom cart to do this. Often you can get these "extra" waveforms when your battery goes dead and the memeory gets scramled. You can also simply send the synth a sysex dump with an "invalid" waveform number... Yeah, mine does this every now and then. Sometimes when I...
by mharris80
Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: equipment that instantly inspires workflow
Replies: 48
Views: 5655

Re: equipment that instantly inspires workflow

what happened.? The 80's. :D My guess is, the lack of knobs is part of the reason the DX was able to come in at such a reasonable price point. Any time you look at electronic components, pots will typically be one of the priciest small parts you'll find. A single data slider, on the other hand.... ...
by mharris80
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?
Replies: 37
Views: 4982

Re: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?

Mr Knesh wrote:
mharris80 wrote:
Mr Knesh wrote:
And yet, around the same time period those were new, many who didn't have a 303 were using a Korg to get their ersatz acid sounds. There's gotta be some irony in there somewhere. :D
Korg what? like the prophecy?
Indeed.
by mharris80
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?
Replies: 37
Views: 4982

Re: Why is the 303 the de-facto Acid synth?

Pretty much every synth (hard or soft) you buy these days has a few 303-wannabe patches included in the factory set. Not to mention all the loop libraries loaded with squelch... This does not mean that pretty much every synth can make that sound good. An example of this that I have been struggling ...
by mharris80
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New DSI instrument!
Replies: 346
Views: 41745

Re: New DSI instrument!

lazerface wrote:This is my favourite Tempest vid so far..
crazy textures.
(apologies if this vid has already been posted)



The more I see/hear of this thing, the more awesome it gets!
by mharris80
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 88037

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

ESQ-1 with 2 cartridges and a hard case for $140.
by mharris80
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 4662

Re: Vintage synth prices

Not directly related to the original question of this thread but, where can I find the original sale price of old synths? I remember seing such a list some years ago in a book. Those are always interesting to me, as well. I like using an inflation calculator to determine what those really cost in t...
by mharris80
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?
Replies: 63
Views: 8006

Re: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?

Personally the thing I love most about MIDI is the standards and no-nonsense of it. I don't think I'd get as far 'accidentally' sending OSC messages intended to one to device to another device. With MIDI, it's literally as simple as swapping cables. =D> I too love MIDI for this reason. Love the fac...
by mharris80
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Local music shops= no synths ever?
Replies: 15
Views: 1787

Re: Local music shops= no synths ever?

I was in my local guitar center today-- closest one is about a half hour, and i went into the keyboard room... keep in mind this is a pretty big section of the store for DJ equipment and other stuff electronic artists would use... a room full of "synths"... I went in there, and the only true synths...
by mharris80
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?
Replies: 63
Views: 8006

Re: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?

Most audio interfaces these days act as MIDI interfaces but I can't think of any that support more than one port (16 channels). I was thinking about the necessity of a specific MIDI interface lately too... For the moment, 1 in and 1 out on my Firewire Audio interface is enough, but when the time co...
by mharris80
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: Mode Machines SL-1 Synthlab

space6oy wrote:sweet jeebus, that company also makes a phaser pedal higher priced than a moog and a freaking eighteen THOUSAND dollar compressor? :shock:
Oh, but it's a Fairchild clone. Lots of mojo there, dont'cha know. :D
by mharris80
Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synthesizers that made impact in electronic music production
Replies: 23
Views: 2740

Re: synthesizers that made impact in electronic music produc

Dano wrote:Fairlight CMI: It was the first workstation (AFAIK). The Fairlight had become such an iconic symbol of vanguard electronic music production by the mid-80's that Phil Collins was compelled to add that "no Fairlight was used" in the liner notes of No Jacket Required. What a rebel!
:lol: