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by guillermotin
Thu May 05, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that store patches through a cassette interface
Replies: 56
Views: 3674

Re: Synths that store patches through a cassette interface

Wow, that many yet?

Never had a chance to check that Ensoniq, but with my synths the tape works flawlessly.

This seems to be a common feature on 80's Roland gear. I only find it unusual that my Jx10 lacks one, as it would've made my life much easier...
by guillermotin
Thu May 05, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that store patches through a cassette interface
Replies: 56
Views: 3674

Synths that store patches through a cassette interface

Recently I found the cassette interface to be quite a useful feature to store patches on my Juno 106 and Korg Dw-8000, so much that I prefer using that over MIDI. Just record the output as any other sound file and save it in my projects folder. Neat and plain simple. I know that the Prophet 5 and Mo...
by guillermotin
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: sheets/material to protect your gear from dust?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: sheets/material to protect your gear from dust?

You should check out this other topic, It's got a few good tips on the subject:

http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewt ... =1&t=47983
by guillermotin
Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Documentaries
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Synth Documentaries

Have you guys seen "Totally Wired", a documentary about Schneider's Buero synth shop in Berlin?

http://totallywired.tumblr.com/

I am curious to check it out.
by guillermotin
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Synths and effects that work together
Replies: 20
Views: 1897

Re: Synths and effects that work together

My Lexicon Vortex sounds good on virtually everything I throw at it. But I find the Jx-10 + Vortex combo to be one of my favourites.
by guillermotin
Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Wall Wart Management
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: Wall Wart Management

A Faraday cage will contain the EM field from the transformers in the wall warts. But it's unlikely that is the major source of noise on the audio lines. With a lot of cabling you probably have a ground loop. To tidy up the PSUs, something like this would do (sorry, I can't find a US equivalent): h...
by guillermotin
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rave Stabs and synths (turn away if you hate rave & jungle)
Replies: 16
Views: 8687

Re: Rave Stabs and synths (turn away if you hate rave & jung

Thanks, seems like we might have something in the examples you have posted that could have some of the sounds. So the loops that get triggered in the video? are they loops in the keyboard or can they be made up with individual sounds and then can be converted to a key map? The original poster of th...
by guillermotin
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds
Replies: 117
Views: 5312

Re: Favorite Synth for Bass Sounds

I personally don't think good bass sounds come easily from an Evolver. I've used mine for bass heaps of times, but I feel like there are other synths that do good bass a lot more naturally, so I use them. That's what I'm talking 'bout. The new DSI stuff just doesn't have the punchy, rubbery low end...
by guillermotin
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rave Stabs and synths (turn away if you hate rave & jungle)
Replies: 16
Views: 8687

Re: Rave Stabs and synths (turn away if you hate rave & jung

Another popular tool of the era was the Roland W-30. Liam Howlett (Prodigy) used them extensively during their early albuns, and I'm sure that many other artists have used it too. The Roland Dj-70 was also very similar to the W-30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3-U0qY9NYQ http://www.youtube.com/wa...
by guillermotin
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What got you into synths?
Replies: 180
Views: 14288

Re: What got you into synths?

1. Everything important is being done with the left hand. 2. Strings are mostly 4ths apart. This makes multiple-string note calculations extremely difficult. 3. Chords are absolutely non-linear. 4. Melodies are linear as long as you're on one string, but become non-linear the minute you leave a str...
by guillermotin
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: VSE group on Soundcloud
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: VSE group on Soundcloud

tekkentool wrote:i would urge everyone to join this. stuff i share may not even contain synths in the future, is this allowed?
Sure, why not?

Just remember to identify yourself in the group so that we know you're not an "outsider" sharing tracks at random...
by guillermotin
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How To Fit An External Input to the Juno-106 Chorus Unit
Replies: 27
Views: 21149

Re: How To Fit An External Input to the Juno-106 Chorus Unit

This post almost made me cry.

As I write, my Juno is already being opened.

Thank you!!
by guillermotin
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: VSE group on Soundcloud
Replies: 4
Views: 398

VSE group on Soundcloud

Hello, I have just started a group on Soundcloud with the intention to gather VSE members. The group is called "Vintage Synth Explorers", and can be accessed at: soundcloud.com/groups/vintage-synth-explorers It will be nice to see all my fellow forum colleagues joining in and displaying their songs....
by guillermotin
Sun May 23, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Potentiometers" on new DSI synths - *Rant Warning!*
Replies: 39
Views: 2914

Re: "Potentiometers" on new DSI synths - *Rant Warning!*

Here's the Tetra first, then the XS. I swept the filters a smoothly as possible. The image also reveals the stair steps quite nicely. http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9178332 http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r108/shanesaw71/Tetra_vs_XS.png Nice examples, thank you! I'm now considering a XS... :)
by guillermotin
Thu May 06, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: VSE: Time to re-write synth descriptions ...
Replies: 61
Views: 2822

Re: VSE: Time to re-write synth descriptions ...

synth descriptions from VSE must be understandable for the most. They are the 1st reference on Ebay and must be objective. Humm... Since the VSE pages are such a reference for Ebay auctions, why don't we update all synth profiles with accurate and factual information but intentionally keep each syn...