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by balma
Tue May 05, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: E-mu's Bizarre Sense Of Humour!
Replies: 22
Views: 3938

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: 2424

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: 9485

Re: Akai MINIAK

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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.....
by balma
Mon May 04, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai MINIAK
Replies: 88
Views: 9485

Re: Akai MINIAK

EUPHONIX controllers. Ethernet data transmission: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
by balma
Mon May 04, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Juno 60 v Akai AX-80
Replies: 6
Views: 1684

Re: Juno 60 v Akai AX-80

Definitly the AX 80:

This is a rare synth, not very popular, has a dirty sound, great pads, good poly, syncable, autotuning, I LOVE my Akai since the sound is really bizarre, not something common to hear.

But honestly I haven't hear the Juno 60, I have a 106 instead
by balma
Mon May 04, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland JD-800 vs. Yamaha SY-99
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Re: Roland JD-800 vs. Yamaha SY-99

At one time I owned both of these synths. The SY99 is also an excellent-sounding synthesizer, but one with a user interface that can often lead to tears. Its engine is certainly deep - well-spec'd 6-op FM and PCM-based S+S, with possibility to mix the two. The onboard effects processors are excelle...
by balma
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai MINIAK
Replies: 88
Views: 9485

Re: Akai MINIAK

IMHO: I would trade the keyboard for more knobs.... The price does not sound good to me, seems that they are trying to sell "combos": with MIC INCLUDED!!!!! The COOLEST feature of this synth is the NPRN. Instead the 127 of most of the synths, the NPRN for the miniak is around 2000!!!!!!! The aliasin...
by balma
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: what are your favorite digital synths?
Replies: 81
Views: 7670

Re: what are your favorite digital synths?

My favorites are definitely: Alesis Ion Ion is a remarkable piece of hardware in regards to the sound quality. I haven't heard another VA (HW or SW) which produces such a clear, defined and non-aliasing sound. Maybe because it has 4000 NPRN instead the 127 that most of the synths have. that's so ni...
by balma
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha W7
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Yamaha W7

I had one and during a long time was my only synth on 1997. Not a single similarity with the DX7. This is a workstation with a very digital sound. Some good strings, few pianos, no special features to mention. it has the average workstation patch synthesis, four waves can be used to edit a sound, si...
by balma
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the worst synthesizer you've ever owned?
Replies: 183
Views: 24343

Re: What was the worst synthesizer you ever owned?

The Akai Ax60 comes to mind immediately. If your using the analogy of the poster before me, then my list includes The Prophet 08, V-Synth, ImpOscar, and Minimonsta. I can't believe what I read the Akai AX60??? what don't like from it?. I love it so much that I got the AX80 too. and the V Synth, has...
by balma
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Depeche Mode goes vintage
Replies: 48
Views: 8301

Re: Depeche Mode goes vintage

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan06/images/john3depechemode.l.jpg nice: brown boots with black leather panths... :lol: :x what's tha name of the latest album? no line on the horizon? :lol: Well, the new track from Sounds of the Universe, "wrong" kicks a*s. They always have been my biggest inspira...
by balma
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: My poor AX-60
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: My poor AX-60

I took borrowed the sliders of a Roland SP 808, je je . Mine had 2 missing cap sliders.

but man, that's not a big deal! is a really minor problem.

I got it also on 2003 on Ebay for $325...
by balma
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Trippie... c**p of the day...
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Trippie... c**p of the day...

This is not c**p man, its beatiful....
by balma
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?
Replies: 75
Views: 12109

Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

I could not avoid to post this incredible invention from the MIT:

http://digitaltools.node3000.com/blog/5 ... -sequencer
by balma
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?
Replies: 75
Views: 12109

Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

Well, it depends how are you use it. some sequencers fit better for certain tasks than others. I have tried several sequencers since the Tenori on, RM1x, grooveboxes, and I vote for the EMU command station. I like this machine for sequencing so much, that I adquired two of them, for controlling ever...