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by SickMonkey
Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mono-only setups
Replies: 36
Views: 3498

Re: Mono-only setups

i believe that limitations definetely generate productivity. but i dont see how layering monos can inspire new chord ideas - because when layering, i find i tend to just overdub the obvious notes of the chords - C CHORD : c, then e, then g etc. having the ability to play chords with my hands with n...
by SickMonkey
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sampling technique question
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Sampling technique question

Bitexion wrote:Removing just the vocals from a recorded track is like trying to remove the flour from baked bread.
But of course, in this specific case, Justice didn't actually remove the flour from the bread, they just cut the bread, added some butter, and ran it through the ableton live saturator... :roll:
by SickMonkey
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Allow me to be the first to b***h about the new Macbooks
Replies: 55
Views: 5670

Re: Allow me to be the first to b***h about the new Macbooks

I can't say I'm surprised at the firewire port being dropped. Aside from us music producing types, basically nobody seems to use it anyway. External USB(2) hard disks must outnumber their firewire counterparts by at least 20 to 1*. And of course, since the FW in the (non-pro) macbooks was kinda dodg...
by SickMonkey
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: The Korg X-50
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

Re: The Korg X-50

It's got OK sounding "acoustic" sounds and decent synth sounds. Nothing spectacular, but quite all right. Flimsy build, which is both good (it's weighs basically nothing) and bad (not great keyboard feel. and it probably breaks when handled carelessly). Haven't really done any programming on it, but...
by SickMonkey
Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland Jupiter-4 problems...
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Roland Jupiter-4 problems...

If the synth presents as much problems, it'll be best to see a tech. Not preaching for my team but an honest suggestion. You're probably right, but i don't really want to bother with it. To be honest, I mostly bought it to satisfy my curiousity and then sell it on. My curiousity has now been satisf...
by SickMonkey
Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland Jupiter-4 problems...
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Roland Jupiter-4 problems...

Thanks. I suspect this is beyond my meagre repair skills, though :( So, anyone wants to buy a not fully working Jupiter-4? Aside from the rust, and some minor chipping on the wood panels (and the functional issues described above), it's in OK condition. I'd keep it lying around, but it's a bit bulky...
by SickMonkey
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland Jupiter-4 problems...
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Roland Jupiter-4 problems...

Believing the recent hype, i went to my local internet auctioneer and bought me one of these Jupiter-4's we've heard so much about. Of course, it does not work as it should. There appears to be 2 major, largely unrelated issues: 1. One of the voice boards (the rearmost one) is way off in tuning and ...
by SickMonkey
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland JP-8000 slider replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Roland JP-8000 slider replacement

and how hard is it to take JP8000 apart and replace them ? I'd say the JP-8000 is medium hard to disassemble. Lots and lots of screws, and some circuit boards are on top of each other, but as far as i remember, at least you don't have to do any unsoldering to get the boards out. (may remember wrong...
by SickMonkey
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 106 problems
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Juno 106 problems

Stuck notes are totally easy to pinpoint by ear, no need to scope. Put the synth in the "voice cycle" test mode, make sure chip number 1 is next, and simply play c,d,e,f,g,a. Note the pitch of the hanging one.
by SickMonkey
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Keyboard for playing the bass
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Keyboard for playing the bass

How about a Korg Prophecy? It's got plenty of expressivity (aftertouch, the log thingy etc), and a string model. Don't actually remember how the emulated bass sounded, though.
by SickMonkey
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 106 question- PLEASE HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Juno 106 question- PLEASE HELP!

The pops and noise is most likely from a defective 80017A chip. Do the diagnostic at http://www.analoguerenaissance.com/JUNOTEST/ to find out which chip(s) are broken (if it's only pops and noise it can be hard to pinpoint the exact chip, but most likely something else (filter etc) is broken as well...
by SickMonkey
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Importing synths to the US, from EU?
Replies: 11
Views: 2188

Re: Importing synths to the US, from EU?

probably should've put it in here or in help instead of over in off topic, but since it's correlated...i'm actually looking for suggestions on shipping methods from the UK to the US . guy i'm talking with about some gear only knows of using DHL and the expense is pretty huge. anyone knows of any mo...
by SickMonkey
Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Future-proof analog synths?
Replies: 70
Views: 7083

For what it's worth, I own 5 Juno-106's (all of them broken and bought cheap). The only one with green buttons also has nicotine-y yellow buttons instead of white. It also has the detachable power cord (or actually, it doesn't, because it's lost somewhere, but it should have it...) and the round met...
by SickMonkey
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:14 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Polysix woes
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Let me rephrase the question: What would normally be the symptoms of a defective CPU (NEC D8048C) in a Polysix?
by SickMonkey
Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Polysix woes
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Korg Polysix woes

I've somehow managed to turn my only slightly defective (2 dead voices) Polysix into a complete mess. Everything worked perfectly, except that two of the SSM2044 chips were broken somehow (2 of the 2056's were also broken, these have been replaced by ones cannibalized from a Poly-61). Battery change...