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by gcoudert
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 139
Views: 130618

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Not a new purchase as such but I have re-allocated my old trusty Yamaha 01X to the TX802 in order to use the latter's individual outputs and process them using the former's internal effects. I then send a stereo feed to the recorder. http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y507/gcoudert/22EE0610-1701-44...
by gcoudert
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Photos of your set-up / studio
Replies: 62
Views: 76488

Re: Photos of your set-up / studio

Now that I have relocated to the conservatory:

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I could do with one more sound source. Maybe a Hammond XM-1 module or better still, if I could afford one, an Oberheim Matrix 1000.
by gcoudert
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So in love with the Roland JP-8080.
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: So in love with the Roland JP-8080.

Yes, it needs a 5V card indeed. I'll create a few more and share them as sysex when I've got the PC set up again. They're really nothing to write home about, just 80s-style 2-osc fairly static stuff from records I like such as the 'Talking loud and clear' brass, the 'Cruel summer' bass, the 'Separat...
by gcoudert
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So in love with the Roland JP-8080.
Replies: 2
Views: 925

So in love with the Roland JP-8080.

After proclaiming my renewed love for 6-op FM with my recently acquired TX-802, I feel I must now praise the almighty JP-8080. I have just realised I hadn't owned a knobs-and-sliders machine since I parted with my JX8P/PG800 back in 1991/92 and I can't tell you how good it feels. Sound-wise, it's no...
by gcoudert
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: 80's Synth Pop
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

Re: 80's Synth Pop

It's the brassy syncopated chords. They need to come forward a bit because of the slowish attack, so that the envelope peak (where the attack changes to decay) falls on the beat. I think the bass may be slightly out indeed; MIDI clock does have its flaws. Nice track nonetheless.
by gcoudert
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Let's play "Fill my rack"!
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: Let's play "Fill my rack"!

fh991586 wrote:Roland M-VS1
I forgot to mention the Fantom X7 has the Ultimate Keys card installed.
by gcoudert
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Let's play "Fill my rack"!
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Let's play "Fill my rack"!

I can't afford to buy anything new at the moment so I am not looking for genuine suggestions but I thought I'd quite like to hear what other VSE members would put in the last three spaces of my rack. There are three rack 'units' to fill. What would you add, taking into account what's already there? ...
by gcoudert
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is it called the DX7 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: Why is it called the DX7 ?

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:Originally, it was to be called the CS-150.

Stephen
Defo not as memorable a name as 'DX7'! There's something home-keyboardish about 'CS-150'.
by gcoudert
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is it called the DX7 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: Why is it called the DX7 ?

sandwich wrote:It certainly does look good in the logo for the 7 but it doesn't explain the DX5 and DX1 :?
I guess the 1 and the 5 didn't look as good in the logo, which explains why Yamaha sold many more DX7s than they sold DX5s or DX1s!!! :lol:
by gcoudert
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: De Facto Vintage Drum Machine Samples???
Replies: 10
Views: 3504

Re: De Facto Vintage Drum Machine Samples???

I second gmeredith's reply. I also downloaded a lot of my drum samples from the above website. You may lose (or miss out on) some of the little idiosyncrasies of the actual machines by using samples but recording the different drum sounds to different tracks and processing them individually will def...
by gcoudert
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is it called the DX7 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2475

Re: Why is it called the DX7 ?

I've always wondered about that too. Maybe the name has a ring to it in several languages or number 7 looked good with the D and the X in the logo? It is also surprising that the FM modules of the time were called TX. Yamaha certainly took advantage of the DX7's popularity and re-used their lucky nu...
by gcoudert
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: One JP8000 or two JP08s?
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: One JP8000 or two JP08s?

The JP8000 is on its way back to its previous owner due to faulty outputs. I'm expecting my JP8080 module anytime now.
by gcoudert
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Advice for a general purpose newbie?
Replies: 16
Views: 5291

Re: Advice for a general purpose newbie?

Korg Wavestation keyboards are pretty cheap at the moment, here in Europe at least. They sound lush and would be ideal for strings / pads.
by gcoudert
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 139
Views: 130618

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Roland JP-8080. Finally found a decently priced one:

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by gcoudert
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Saving patches DX7
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: Saving patches DX7

Yes, I meant 'Store', sorry. Hmmm, just to see if you can save patches (as opposed to using sysex), you could create a patch in memory location 1 and see if you can save it to location 2. Remember that every time you switch a DX7 on, memory protect is on by default so you have to turn it off before ...