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by balma
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sampling Keyboard suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Sampling Keyboard suggestions



EMAX on action
by balma
Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Now that's what i call a synthesizer
Replies: 16
Views: 1906

Re: Now that's what i call a synthesizer

I will love to hear somebody actually playing something on a beast like this one, not just random key playing...
Obviouysly the guy is not an expert... what a waste... the sound of the low notes is real thick....

Somebody who synths in front of this machine with a good proposal
by balma
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sampling Keyboard suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Sampling Keyboard suggestions

Problem witth the Prophet 2000:

512k of sampling memory..... :( :(
by balma
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sampling Keyboard suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Sampling Keyboard suggestions

If you want good quality, in my opinion, the best sampling keyboard around, is the KURZWEIL K2500 It's expensive, but it worths any penny you pay for it. you won't get such precision when changing the pitch of a sample on most of the sampling workstations, and the controllers (hammerweighted Keyboar...
by balma
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth have you gigged the most?
Replies: 35
Views: 3439

Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

More for need than for being my favorite, I used an Ensoniq ESQ 1 for 4 years, EVERYDAY of the week, during at leas 2-3 hours per day.

It was my first and my only synth, on real poverty days....

I used the ESQ for around 3000 hours
by balma
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: V-Synth Users: How do you use the different control sections
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: V-Synth Users: How do you use the different control sections

First of all: I adquired the V synth precisely for its great user interface. I think that the allowed speed to transfer your thoughts and ideas to a musical device is vital for your edition/performance/composition results. Time is life, and it's important for the creative process. There are a lot of...
by balma
Wed May 27, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Peculiar samples
Replies: 27
Views: 3050

Re: Peculiar samples

Weird samples can be: Weird phrases... Weird sounds.... I have a DIRT BIKE BMW Dakar 650, nice for COSTA RICA bad roads. On the wallets, I travel with a small battery, and a ESX sampler, and a MINI DISC with microphone. Going here to the beach or the tropical forests, is about 2 hours. I went to EST...
by balma
Mon May 25, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Stand alone synths
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Stand alone synths

Why cheating man? Currently I'm working an entire live act set of 1 hour with only an EMU command station. This thing has 15 tracks + 16 virtual tracks, 128 poly, 300.000 notes, and got it loaded with 4 rooms, so I have access to create sounds from almost 4000 waves. On patches, it has 2048 Preset s...
by balma
Mon May 25, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What instrument have you had the longest?
Replies: 56
Views: 4787

Re: What instrument have you had the longest?

Something similar....

Got it on 1999

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I'll keep it forever, how much samplers around have 128 poly?
by balma
Mon May 25, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Stand alone synths
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Stand alone synths

Hey, what do U think of these synths...? Some people says that using a single synth, limitates a lot your range of possibilities in the sound spectrum. IMO, using a stand alone synth, forces you to get the most of it, and that's a good practice when learning an instrument well. Wich synths can handl...
by balma
Fri May 22, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vince Clark's new studio
Replies: 32
Views: 3444

Re: Vince Clark's new studio

I read some interview that he got some VA and became bored after half an hour using it. He just used analogs at his huge bubble studio at his backyard. I like Erasure, but I think is a glory from the past. Vey different to his ex-fellas who went Virus TI on the last album. Anyway... I don't care his...
by balma
Fri May 22, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?
Replies: 137
Views: 23480

Re: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?

Je je, definitly for terrible user interfaces, you must look on YAMAHA.... the problem with EX5, is that it has several synthesis engines (rompler, sampler, virtual analog, virtual acoustic and FDSP) into a single unit, with no assigned controllers, only 6 programmable knobs and LOTS of defects on i...
by balma
Fri May 22, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?
Replies: 137
Views: 23480

Re: Which Synth Had The Worst User Interface Ever?

Roland MC-303 for me... +1 +1 for MC-505 as well. Classic sounds, but when it comes to using it as a sequencer for other synths it was a pain. On the good side I loved the look and the realtime controls on the front. uh?? the crappy MC 505 series are very very easy to use, I don't know why do you m...
by balma
Fri May 22, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 80s conga sounds
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: 80s conga sounds

maybe I have a bad ear but it sounds like a TR cowbell. I also was listening to the beatiful Drive, by The Cars, it's similar but a little bit shorter... I think that sound it's not so hard to recreate with some new drum machines, taking a clap or a bongoe, making it very short, adding a little bit ...
by balma
Tue May 19, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was your first synth?
Replies: 69
Views: 6248

Re: What was your first synth?

BTW did somebody started with the infamous Yamaha PSR arranger keyboard series around here?