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by blueknob
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Examples of 80s synth hit @ 1:31 Bizarre Love Triangle
Replies: 3
Views: 8876

Re: Examples of 80s synth hit @ 1:31 Bizarre Love Triangle

This is spooky, I've just done a recreation of BLT for a band I'm in, I used the Emu library orch stab as it sounded just about right. From what I hear and read, BLT was done on a Fairlight and when I listened very closely to recreate this track, indeed all those stock sounds are there. It's almost ...
by blueknob
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ESQ-1 display stopped working
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Re: ESQ-1 display stopped working

Yes that sounds like the one, I'd have to go double check all the part numbers but Herr Butchy is the man. The exisiting 40 pin DIL controller chip needs to be removed, it does take some good soldering skills, it is very easy to damage the PCB. I'm sure then the kit will be a easy fit. At 49 Euro, j...
by blueknob
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ESQ-1 display stopped working
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Re: ESQ-1 display stopped working

The display chip dies, also the same chip does the front panel buttons too, it's a common failure now on the ESQ-1. Only fix is to get the kit from Herr Butchy in Germany. I had this problem about 18 years ago, I was in communication with the guy, sorta working up a fix, he finished it, I got divert...
by blueknob
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: EPS 16 plus old floppies won't spin
Replies: 8
Views: 4726

Re: EPS 16 plus old floppies won't spin

I had similar probs, what I found was damp had got to my stash of floppies, if I looked carefully (in bright sunlight) I could see some mold or at least something on the disk surface. I found this would either cause read errors but most usually the drive would squeek and stop. I got a old stylee dis...
by blueknob
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS 16 Sync issues
Replies: 5
Views: 3203

Re: Ensoniq EPS 16 Sync issues

Just curious, but if you turn on metronome for the EPS16, does that seem in time with the TR8 or SH01? Are you quantizing the pattern? Are your samples not truncated tight? Can't say I've experienced midi lag, but I also rarely use the eps sequencer. This is actually very good advice/suggestions, I...
by blueknob
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Patrick Leonard with Madonna gear ID
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: Patrick Leonard with Madonna gear ID

:geek: Yeh a reasonable comment regarding hardware and software sequencer, although give it a moment. Around that time I had a hardware sequencer but found it tiresome programming it up, I got a software sequencer and that was much better. Even today, I do the code (midi file) on a computer and uplo...
by blueknob
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Patrick Leonard with Madonna gear ID
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: Patrick Leonard with Madonna gear ID

All that kit was a huge amount of money back in 1986. My interest is the little Mac, I have some myself and wonder what the guy was uing it for. If sequencing, was he using "Performer"? And if using it for sample editing for the Emu II I assume he was using Sound Designer (both Digidesign Inc. produ...
by blueknob
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your pick for best tactile features
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Your pick for best tactile features

oh no! save me save me! :lol: In the past I've been overloaded with such descriptions, the worst ever were the Hi-Fi magazines of the 1980s, they would use all sorts of exotic terms to the point of being totally ridiculous. It's called hyperbole. They got it off to a fine art, where just about any p...
by blueknob
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Limitations E-MU ESI 2000 vs software SF2
Replies: 7
Views: 8346

Re: Limitations E-MU ESI 2000 vs software SF2

hmm.. we like a brain scratching session in here :geek: I think a sample can be stereo and same too for the secondary sample in a zone of a preset. The trick then is to try and use "Link" which points to another preset programmed up to take over where the first one left off (threshold setting etc.)....
by blueknob
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq SD1 (SD-1) Sequencer OS Floppy Disk Image
Replies: 4
Views: 4693

Re: Ensoniq SD1 (SD-1) Sequencer OS Floppy Disk Image

Yey! another SD-1 sequencer user! It's quite good once all the little frustrating things have been sorted. In typical Ensoniq style, there is a switch for it somewhere, just gotta find it. I like the sequencer as it seems very direct, have an idea? just go to it. One main thing, as there is nothing ...
by blueknob
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Digital Pianos
Replies: 18
Views: 3876

Re: Digital Pianos

:roll: Let's keep it all nice and friendly like eh?
by blueknob
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: KAWAI K4 + Q80
Replies: 7
Views: 2543

Re: KAWAI K4 + Q80

Yey! Thing to notice this system in "controlled" by the midi send channel as selected by the K4 keyboard, think of it as a big single selector switch. The proof of the concept is when changing K4 TRS to 10 drives the drums in the K4. To make full use of the K4 we now need a Multi. Start with a simpl...
by blueknob
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: KAWAI K4 + Q80
Replies: 7
Views: 2543

Re: KAWAI K4 + Q80

Your set up seems ok, I think I can see where the confusion arises. It's to do with TRS midi channel. I'd still suggest, start off with just using a Single, we'll get to Multis later. Set K4 Local to off. That disconnects the K4 keyboard from it's internal synth. So now you have a keyboard contoller...
by blueknob
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mice in Synths: Polymoog + Mouse = Polymouse
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

Re: Mice in Synths: Polymoog + Mouse = Polymouse

:lol: townies! .. eek-a-mouse! I must disinfect! I could contract some deadly disease!! :o

It's a dried mouse corpse not anthrax :lol:

Hmm.. that reminds me, I need to lay a few mouse traps in my hallway. The expression on their little faces when the bar comes over and kills them.
by blueknob
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mice in Synths: Polymoog + Mouse = Polymouse
Replies: 6
Views: 2740

Re: Mice in Synths: Polymoog + Mouse = Polymouse

I love the title :lol: it's one I could have written myself, my sense of humour. Mice too. I grew up on a farm, mice and rats were just a part of everyday life, as was pee and poop. I'm quite used to rodent droppings so know what they are and just sweep them up, usually there are a few carcasses to ...