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by bendragon
Thu May 24, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Finally got a VZ-1 demo ready
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Finally got a VZ-1 demo ready

Welp, I said a while ago I'd try and get a Casio VZ-1 demo done and dusted. Finally got around to doing one this afternoon. Complete Track http://benanderson89.tumblr.com/post/23685917361/was-dicking-around-with-my-vintage-1988-casio Raw sounds with all post processing (what little there was) remove...
by bendragon
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: First synth - damn low budget
Replies: 24
Views: 3901

Re: First synth - damn low budget

Akai MIniak is like a beefed up Alesis Micron. There were some good sales in the states on them, don't know how much they go for over there. Akai MiniAK is identical to an Alesis Micron, just with modulation wheels instead of sliders and a mic... Lets not forget that the Micron is actually an ION w...
by bendragon
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any experience with M-Audio Venom?
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Re: Any experience with M-Audio Venom?

EDIT: Just took a little bit of a closer look, do you HAVE to use the bundled computer software to access all its features? If the answer is yes then this synth will be a miss for me. yes, there is no deep editing on the Venom without using the computer editing software. Ugh... WHY do manufacturers...
by bendragon
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any experience with M-Audio Venom?
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Any experience with M-Audio Venom?

I just spotted the M-Audio venom thats only £347 new. Anyone have experience with this unit? The audio demos on M-Audio's page sound pleasingly chaotic and dirty - but they're supposed too since its trying to make you buy it. :lol: The specs on paper look very promising: it lacks the more hands on "...
by bendragon
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio going pro again?
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Re: Casio going pro again?

madtheory wrote:Ya the Privia is exceptional value for money.
Starting to wish I bought one of those instead of my Yamaha NP-30.
by bendragon
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno-106 chip trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 3126

Re: Juno-106 chip trouble

OKAY. I've turned on my Juno106 this morning to try and determine the cause of voice 2's sudden silence. I turned up the resonance as high as possible, then turned it back down. Voice 2 now works after twiddling the res slide..................................................... Maybe the res got stu...
by bendragon
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio going pro again?
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Re: Casio going pro again?

The XW-G1 is reported to have access to CZ sounds. Hopefully it wont just be the original 64 presets. :) Jesus, are you telling me I might be able to buy a Casio synth that doesn't need the batteries changed every 2 months? Yes :o Though it can run on D-Cells. I think Casio Keyboards are the only t...
by bendragon
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio going pro again?
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Casio going pro again?

Was flicking through a shop and noticed this synth with "TBC" in its price field. http://cdn.synthtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/casio-xw-p1-performance-synthesizer.jpg I had to double take because it said it was a Casio - I thought it was an error on the page since its not Casio's usual black...
by bendragon
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6545

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

yeah some comments were a bit unnecessary, and begs reconsideration for future replying, especially when any expertise literally gets ignored/insulted. Advice, expertise and information I like and appreciate. What I read sounded condescending and annoyed - like a shift worker having to go sort out ...
by bendragon
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6545

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

original nord modular would get you there and beyond! Has to be connected to an old Windows or PowerMac System. I have an Intel Mac running Lion and it is not supported. Plus its worth way more than what I'm willing (and able) to spend. The money cost is always a problem, but remember that it only ...
by bendragon
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6545

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

....but i truly digress. blah blah blah blah "Electronic Musical Instrument employing Analogue (or approximation thereof) technology resulting in a musical but slightly offputting tonality to be had for inadequate funding". Is that a better title, Mr f-ing Pedantic? :roll: 1. Shaft isn't Mr. f**k P...
by bendragon
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6545

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

Okay, so... I've taken good hard looks at the MS2000 and ION. I now want both of them. :lol: I have a controller keyboard taking up one slot on my stand (6-tier), I'll store that away and just get it (along with my spare stand) out on occasion when needed so I actually have space for both the ION an...
by bendragon
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6545

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

[quote="bendragon"Point me towards some good ION demos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXV4RsEy8b8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOYqYC6YBf0&feature=related [/quote] Computron sent me the links in a PM earlier today. I completely forgot about Jexus - you'd think I'd remember since he was the one co...
by bendragon
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6545

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

the editor does work in os-x with some quirks, but managable. there's also the nomad editor, not sure if that works in lion. you can't find one for less than 500£ ? i see them pop up from time to time cheapish. guess it depends on location... I don't really want to be tied to an editor either. I mi...
by bendragon
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Crazy Analogue on a budget
Replies: 43
Views: 6545

Re: Crazy Analogue on a budget

edfunction wrote:original nord modular would get you there and beyond!
Has to be connected to an old Windows or PowerMac System. I have an Intel Mac running Lion and it is not supported.

Plus its worth way more than what I'm willing (and able) to spend.