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by rickyd
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50
Replies: 80
Views: 21368

Re: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50

I absolutely adore both the D-50 and the SY77 - I have had both in the studio for 20 years and will never part with them. For me they are like chalk and cheese. The SY77 is an amazingly complex beast with just the most fantastic expression and real time control - it really is capable of some beauti...
by rickyd
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Real instrument sample CDs?
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Real instrument sample CDs?

Hi, does anyone know of some sample CDs or something that has pristine, clean samples of authentic acoustic instruments? If you know of any, fill me in. I'm googling, but can't seem to find exactly what I'm looking for, and wary to buy something that may not give me what I want.............I want th...
by rickyd
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: URGENT! Looking for software & hardware samplers
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: URGENT! Looking for software & hardware samplers

Strange, I've also read on the Harmony Central website that the Aksys had caused problems with those samples. On the plus side though, for my soft sampler needs I came across one called "MaizeSampler". It is pretty neat, and if you purchase the full version, you can customize it as your own VSTI (Wi...
by rickyd
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: URGENT! Looking for software & hardware samplers
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: URGENT! Looking for software & hardware samplers

Thanks for the recommendations! I'm now looking into the Akai Z8 or Korg microSampler for my hardware needs, and the Halion 3 for my software needs.

I hope that they have all the features that I required in my list.
by rickyd
Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: URGENT! Looking for software & hardware samplers
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

URGENT! Looking for software & hardware samplers

The low-down I was using the Shortcircuit software sampler and it was ok for just loading basic samples, but for creating multisamples and just editing samples in general was a pain. You cannot accurately set loops to where you want and changing the pitch on a sample is not accurate. The latter is ...
by rickyd
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50
Replies: 80
Views: 21368

Re: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50

Great demo! My favorite part is around the last 3 mins of it when the big fat swells start coming in for a while, then the tom sounding drums. For some reason the demo invokes the feeling of me being in the Sahara desert at night while a mild sandstorm is going on. lol b3, you sure you did not get t...
by rickyd
Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50
Replies: 80
Views: 21368

Re: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50

all good points and links to show the SY-77's versatility! honestly i'm digging the synth a lot more now that i've heard some more tracks done with that beast! i still love my D-50, but i gotta give mad props to the SY-77 for being an FM that can sound fierce analog when need be! thanks for showing...
by rickyd
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50
Replies: 80
Views: 21368

Re: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50

I tell you, that SY-77 sounds just like an analog. If I had no clue that this demo was supposed to be from a FM synth, I would've guessed a straight up anlalog synth.

You cannot sit there and tell me that is not one unique FM synth.
by rickyd
Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50
Replies: 80
Views: 21368

Re: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50

For me man, the D-50, hands down! I just got one about two weeks ago and I'm in love with this synth! The SY-77 is nice as h**l but the D-50 just seems more versatile (especially with the PG-1000 programmer) and easier to really tweak out if you know what I mean. I do believe the D-50 was Roland's ...
by rickyd
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50
Replies: 80
Views: 21368

Yamaha SY-77 vs Roland D-50

I got one for you guys - For fun's sake ya know :D . What do you think about this lineup ? It seems as if the SY-77 would be sorta like Yamaha's FM version of a D-50. Both are said to produce some wicked sounds when creating your own and ignoring the dated presets. Both are said to be capable of pro...
by rickyd
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your synths and their function/place within your setup
Replies: 85
Views: 4733

Re: Your synths and their function/place within your setup

V SYNTH: sexual appeal, flirting.... two SP808ex with their dual light beams: amaze newbies waving your hands on the air. WALDORF MICRO Q: faking knob tweakings. Sending a radio cassette thru the LINE IN. EX5: wi fi connection, printing Electribe ESX: obcenities and profanities thru the mic line in...
by rickyd
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any basic modern ROMplers available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1536

Re: Any basic modern ROMplers available?

Are you programming your own sounds or just using the presets? There should be enough stock material in any rompler to where you can get plenty of variety. I'm just using the presets. I got it essentially to use the acoustic presets. Some of them are good, but others could be better. I guess that's...
by rickyd
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Any basic modern ROMplers available?
Replies: 24
Views: 1536

Re: Any basic modern ROMplers available?

I had an AN1x on 3 prior occasions. It can be "fat" or "lush", but you have to invest time in tweaking and making your own sounds. Don't judge it on its presets as they don't represent all it can do. Here's a demo on Sealed's Deep Synthesis site which features a demo of it from Sealed and then Don ...
by rickyd
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your synths and their function/place within your setup
Replies: 85
Views: 4733

Re: Your synths and their function/place within your setup

Back from the dead, as all good threads should be :) AN1X - a bit of everything, found it to be quite flexible... very deep pads, dark atmospheres, tinkly textures, psuedo-phat leads, smooth basses. The synth has an air of 'facsimile' about it, not negatively, just that it's so capable of all these...
by rickyd
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why buy hardware synths?
Replies: 392
Views: 18164

Re: Why buy hardware synths?

When I bought GMedia ImpOSCAR, I was amazed with the sound. All this did was make me want the real thing, because I know it would sound even better, and it would be more fun to play. I bought one and I was right on both counts. People always justify their software purchases because they can't justi...