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by gcoudert
Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JV-1080
Replies: 29
Views: 2074

Roland JV-1080

I recently sold my Roland D550, which I had sworn I would never part with, and got this absolutely brilliant JV1080. The user interface and raw waveforms are soooooo much better! Not mentioning the effects. Wow! Even single-tone patches sound good and the machine is so easy to program. I got a freew...
by gcoudert
Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: yamaha DX7
Replies: 150
Views: 15684

I used to use DXHeaven running on my Win98SE PC under Steem (atari Emulator). Worked fine every time. DXHeaven can be downloaded from the Dave Benson pages and Steem can be found in various places online. DXHeaven is now in the public domain and Steem is freeware.

Gilles
by gcoudert
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was your gateway drug into synthesis?
Replies: 177
Views: 11668

Listening to ELO's "Time" album (1981). Four years later, I got my first synth, a second-hand Roland Juno 60, for FF6500 (about £650).
by gcoudert
Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best orchestral / world / soundscape oriented synth
Replies: 5
Views: 412

For Orchestral and World, I like my old EIIIX sample CDs. The Proteus 2 & 3 sample banks on the "E-mu Classics" sample CD are very good too. Or get the actual Proteus 2 & 3 modules ;-)

Gilles
by gcoudert
Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: yamaha DX7
Replies: 150
Views: 15684

Even a cheat sheet of what operator ratios work best for what things would be a nice thing to have. Switch off unused operators by setting their output level to 0. If you simply switch them off, they'll come back on when you save the sound. Sawtooth: Carrier : Freq. 1:00 Modulator : output level 99...
by gcoudert
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: yamaha DX7
Replies: 150
Views: 15684

Get hold of a copy of "The complete DX7" by Howard Massey (1986?). It is quite rare and expensive now but it is the best in-depth guide to DX7 programming I have come across. I was lucky to get hold of a copy several years ago. There was one on Ebay the other day. Once you understand the carrier/mod...
by gcoudert
Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Does anyone still use the S1000's
Replies: 14
Views: 1528

I still use the S1000. I bought it a couple of years ago for £64 on Ebay. I changed the backlight and it's almost like new now. I joined the Yahoo S1000 forum at the time and some nice guy sent me some OS4.40 EPROMs for free. That was the last ever OS for the S1000, I believe. The sampler can now re...