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by ninja6485
Wed May 03, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Really trying to figure out the synths in these songs
Replies: 12
Views: 1619

Re: Really trying to figure out the synths in these songs

Keep in mind, if any of these musicians owned more than one piece if gear, you could be hearing layers of different synths on top of each other, plus effects to create a unique sound. If you can clearly hear very distinctive elements of multiple synths in the same sound, you might actually be hearin...
by ninja6485
Tue May 02, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Expertise needed on finding a Synth
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: Expertise needed on finding a Synth

It felt dry? Like, it didn't have effects dry?
by ninja6485
Tue May 02, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: EMU 4000 Hard disk questions
Replies: 48
Views: 26939

Re: EMU 4000 Hard disk questions

An additional note to try to figure out if it actually is the scsi thing, I have 5 other samplers that use the same disks and drives, and they all work reliably.
by ninja6485
Mon May 01, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: EMU 4000 Hard disk questions
Replies: 48
Views: 26939

Re: EMU 4000 Hard disk questions

I thought it was scsi at first, but it does the same exact thing with it's own internal floppy drive with nothing else connected.
by ninja6485
Mon May 01, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: EMU 4000 Hard disk questions
Replies: 48
Views: 26939

Re: EMU 4000 Hard disk questions

Sounds a little like my ESI. My 4000 is buggy when it comes to saving and loading, to say the least. More projects have died as a result of disk issues than have come out as songs. None of my other samplers do this, even the e6400 ultra which has no problem saving or loading even from zip disks. I c...
by ninja6485
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha PSS-680- improve the sounds on a budget?
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: Yamaha PSS-680- improve the sounds on a budget?

Do you want to hook something up in order to program better sounds, or do you want an effects processor that will improve the quality of its sounds?
by ninja6485
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: How to loop (or repeat?) sequence on Roland MC-500 MkII
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: How to loop (or repeat?) sequence on Roland MC-500 MkII

I'd give you more specific info, but my boot disk just capped out :cry:
by ninja6485
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: How to loop (or repeat?) sequence on Roland MC-500 MkII
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: How to loop (or repeat?) sequence on Roland MC-500 MkII

Hold shift and hit play, and it will loop. Also, go into one of the menus on the left row of buttons and set the block loop to the number of bars you want, if you don't want it to loop your whole sequence. There might be an on/off control as well.
by ninja6485
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Most affordable hardware synth that can upload samples to
Replies: 6
Views: 2459

Re: Most affordable hardware synth that can upload samples t

All three answers above are somewhat correct but easter12 didn't state clearly whether he/she meant new or used and what kind of samples...one shots like individual drums, loops, multisampled instruments like pianos. :agree: The Akai S2000 is cheaper than all these, and you can load samples on it. ...
by ninja6485
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Post-punk, new-wave (cheap) synth?
Replies: 15
Views: 12303

Re: Post-punk, new-wave (cheap) synth?

The JP-8000 seems to be getting a lot of esteem lately! It should definitely be able to do all the bread and butter sounds of the old analogs
by ninja6485
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I Need Your Sysex Data Dump Expertise (Korg Z1)
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: I Need Your Sysex Data Dump Expertise (Korg Z1)

I think the Z1 might show the dump completed successfully message only to show it sent the data out through its port. So it's sending data, but something is happening in between or at the receiving end. Can you monitor the midi data at the other end of your cable to make sure data is actually coming...
by ninja6485
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help getting started
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Help getting started

I'd say learn how to use Ableton and your midi controller first, then add hardware as you want to expand. It should come with a bunch of sound source vsts right out of the box. If you got some hardware, you're most likely going to have to learn to use Ableton anyway once you start recording your har...
by ninja6485
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Popularity of Korg N364/Korg M1/Yamaha DX7 in Latino music?
Replies: 12
Views: 3968

Re: Popularity of Korg N364/Korg M1/Yamaha DX7 in Latino mus

Probably, like anything else, the closer you (and your audience) pay(s) attention to the details, the more important the details are. To someone from the outside, the details might not seem that significant. Just like to those outside of the world of synths, keyboards are just keyboards, the CS-80 i...
by ninja6485
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: One synth songs
Replies: 34
Views: 5313

Re: One synth songs

That was a different contest - I couldn't participate in that oe since I didn't have a moder analog synth! :cry:
by ninja6485
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Making a Decision (first "real" synth)
Replies: 10
Views: 3624

Re: Making a Decision (first "real" synth)

You can chain 2 JP-08s together (or more?) to get more polyphony. You should be able to pick 2 up for $600, and if one of your other keyboards has midi out, you can just buy the modules (forgoing the little keyboard, which I actually like; though I'm alone on this) and play it from that. That's also...