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by balma
Thu May 14, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was your first synth?
Replies: 69
Views: 2972

Re: What was your first synth?

mmm...

ENSONIQ SQ 1 PLUS.

After assisting to a DEPECHE MODE's concert on 1993, I decided that I needed to buy a synthesizer.
by balma
Mon May 11, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Sample storage - SCSI stuff and so forth
Replies: 45
Views: 56523

Re: Sample storage - SCSI stuff and so forth

Needing somewhere to put all those samples? Well here is a cheap and effective cure that I am happy to report works perfectly in my Korg ESX! This: http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/20-163-403-04.JPG http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820163403 and these: http://...
by balma
Mon May 11, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Other ways of getting AN1X sound
Replies: 27
Views: 3481

Re: Other ways of getting AN1X sound

I don't think the EX5 was the exact same, but at least very very close to it, and a bit more limited due to polyphony restrictions. f=9&t=48245 The EX5 has the AN1X included. EX5 has AN1X, also it has the VIRTUAL ACOUSTIC engine inside, plus a sampler, a FDSP exclusive, and a rompler. Poly is not l...
by balma
Fri May 08, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)
Replies: 110
Views: 4693

Re: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)

I swear Romplers get the least love, not even on the list :evil: True that, and a pity too - depending on the machine in question, some great sounds are to be had. cheers, Ian MOST of the romplers sucks, fantom patches are weak (the "analog feeling" on the patch edit screen seems like a joke), Karm...
by balma
Thu May 07, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai MINIAK
Replies: 88
Views: 7111

Re: Akai MINIAK

Can I say f**k? No ethernet on the MaNIAK?

I don't understand this instrument honestly.

Where are the Image to exploit all that potential???
by balma
Thu May 07, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)
Replies: 110
Views: 4693

Re: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)

I mean, not everyone here wants to make 70s lounge music or disco, some of us aspire to want to make something new and different. That sounds like if analogs only works for that... Lots of the most "futuristic" music is made with instruments from the past. In my case, I respect a machine built with...
by balma
Wed May 06, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series
Replies: 28
Views: 1685

Re: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series

Yeah, I totally use a ESX along with this setup. And an Devo And an airbase99 (in a rack w/ a motu to mix it all).... Aredj, we should talk, I also use an ESX along with this setup, look at my gear Kind of funny, with so much gear on market and we work almost exactly with the same tools. the HUGE p...
by balma
Wed May 06, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series
Replies: 28
Views: 1685

Re: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series

to whom it may concern... I use a TI desktop sequenced multitimbrally (sp?) from a command station live, and tend to use fairly complex patches... (long release pads, arps, basses, fx, etc - all at once - polyphony gets eaten quickly by complex patches) Its common for me to max the polyphony using ...
by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: tips for cool samples
Replies: 61
Views: 68122

Re: Vintage Sampler Emulation w/Yamaha A-Series

Damn good stuff. I just bought an a4000... that's a great sampler. Despite its a s**t when programming, like any other Yamaha user interface, it sucks a big time. Great effects, short memory (old stuff) GREAT polyphony for a rack sampler! 128... Biggest tip, is to start with the highest quality pos...
by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!
Replies: 22
Views: 3023

Re: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

that's definitly Nerd sense of humor but still funny! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_YFSaUzJBGrI/SdumkW_i9eI/AAAAAAAAAVI/z7Zr_nDEADA/S220/simpsons-nerds-sm.JPG I love their gear except for those crappy romplers assembled on China PK7 and Ensoniq-Emu Halo, Command stations are simple awesome sequencers an...
by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series
Replies: 28
Views: 1685

Re: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series

that's sure.... Honestly I haven't play any other VA like this one. The learning curve of the Virus TI is infinite it has so, so many options to create sounds, and I haven't use it with a PC Some people says that the Waldorf big Q is better, hmmmmmm.... Anyway, the question here, is if the SNOW (or ...
by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series
Replies: 28
Views: 1685

Re: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series

DEFINITLY, that live show was a BIG HIT for Access....

getting their gear on the hands of Depeche Mode in this way.... f*ck!!! how much synths will love to be there
by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!
Replies: 22
Views: 3023

Re: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!

sure these guys were hi-tech hippies smoking weed during their working hours ....

New EMU is not so cool. They took from my AMEX $149.00 for a ROM that I got from their website, made the debit twice, despite multiple calls and letters during a year, never refunded me
by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series
Replies: 28
Views: 1685

Re: virus ti snow and the rest of virus ti series

the other thing about the snow is it uses one dsp.... not 2. its not a big issue however. It sounds like a big issue. I'm really concerned about this... found this, trying to find some thoughts about the difference between the $1200 Virus TI snow against the Virus TI desktop... BTW, Depeche appears...
by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai MINIAK
Replies: 88
Views: 7111

Re: Akai MINIAK

Image
This thing will do the job. Euphonix can handle such big amount of data easily. But buying a $900 device to control a £500 synth sounds weird.....