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by synthRodriguez
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: JV-1080 alternatives?
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: JV-1080 alternatives?

What you want my friend is a JV-1080 with an Orchestral expansion card, SR-JV80-02.

I like the strings better than my Motif ES. The recorder is awesome, and the double reed winds on the card.
by synthRodriguez
Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The New Tom Oberheim SEM Thread
Replies: 630
Views: 89995

Re: Tom Oberheim to show new synth on Wednesday?

So I told the missus Wednesday morning in my best excited, yet restrained voice: "Guess what Hon, there's a new synthesizer being announced today." The reply in her best droll but deadpan voice (while staring in the mirror putting on mascara): "Oh goody." She's a classical pianist. Guess she'll neve...
by synthRodriguez
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth have you gigged the most?
Replies: 35
Views: 2230

Re: What Synth have you gigged the most?

MKS-80 Super Jupiter w/ MPG-80 Programmer controlled with a KX-5 and DX-100 was my rig for years.
by synthRodriguez
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your dream synth setup
Replies: 46
Views: 6292

Re: Your dream synth setup

Wouldn't mind having a Prophet T8.

Got more now than I know what to do with anyway...
by synthRodriguez
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland JV-1080
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

Re: Roland JV-1080

Adam: I probably should have said the D-550 is the purer synth. It does have the sampled waves in it, but it also has the familiar sine, square, saw, pulse waves. So if you want to start from scratch, you can initalize the unit so to speak. But it also has samples which the waveforms can act upon th...
by synthRodriguez
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland JV-1080
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

Re: Roland JV-1080

I use both the JV-1080 and a D-550 module. The JV-1080 is a rompler that pulls its initial sonic material from samples. Those sounds are certainly editable in a subtractive manner however using the panel or software. Using the panel is a pain as usual for a module with a small LCD window, but all th...
by synthRodriguez
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's Your Favorite Keyboard Stand?
Replies: 22
Views: 2351

What's Your Favorite Keyboard Stand?

I've been using the Quiklok stuff, but I think it'd be pretty slow to setup and teardown on stage. Works great for the studio though, no wobble, and versatile. Used to use the A-frame stuff back in the day before I went totally remote with a KX-5 and DX-100. What's everybody like using these days fo...
by synthRodriguez
Fri May 29, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SY-99 Pitch bend potentiometer broken.
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Yamaha SY-99 Pitch bend potentiometer broken.

That pot is in stock at Yamaha for 5 bucks.

https://www.yamaha24x7.com/YamahaOMS/Vi ... tring=sy99

Create an account and order online. They make it easy.

Just got a box of SY99 parts from them today.
by synthRodriguez
Fri May 29, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling
Replies: 120
Views: 14458

Re: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling

Regret Buying: Crumar Performer - 1980 or so, but the band bought it so no sweat off my balls. Prophet '08 - sold it 5/29 to fund two SY99's and an A-50. Nice synth, just not what I needed. Regret Selling: Roland MKB-300 - not a synth but a great controller. Best key feel of all time. No AT though. ...
by synthRodriguez
Mon May 25, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?
Replies: 181
Views: 11116

Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Wurlitzer 140B electric piano. 1960's perhaps?
Bought it for $75 in 2000 from a friend's dad.
Could use some regulation, but works fine overall.
by synthRodriguez
Sun May 24, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SY-99 factory patches.
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Yamaha SY-99 factory patches.

The SY99 patches are here: http://www.bjoern.com/sy99soft.htm The original factory sounds are those in the file labeled "Internal" about halfway down the page. Yamaha also distributed a couple of sets of voices after the synth's release, those are the "Sound Collection" files and "Synsations" files ...
by synthRodriguez
Sat May 23, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Can anyone help me clean up my Noisy Synth ?
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Can anyone help me clean up my Noisy Synth ?

I do recall mine being pretty "hiss-y" back in the day, but onstage it's always pretty noisy anyway. The studio is a different animal though; not sure the P-600 is suitable for that kind of environment. It WAS cosidered an entry level unit; you probably need to expect a bit of noise. Much like my JX...
by synthRodriguez
Sun May 17, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Polyphonic aftertouch?
Replies: 26
Views: 13119

Re: Polyphonic aftertouch?

I recall reading that the MIDI stream for polyphonic aftertouch is pretty dense, potentially resulting in stuck notes and a mucked up data stream. Is this true? Back in the days of using sound cards and game ports to handle the midi stream, that may have been the case. With modern computer system s...
by synthRodriguez
Sat May 16, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Polyphonic aftertouch?
Replies: 26
Views: 13119

Re: Polyphonic aftertouch?

Here is a list of polyphonic instruments to which I refer occasionally. http://www.music-for-film.co.uk/poly_aftertouch_database.html A couple of days ago I picked up a Roland A-50 which has poly AT. The pressure required to activate the aftertouch was over the top, so I replaced the resistor that c...
by synthRodriguez
Fri May 15, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was your first synth?
Replies: 69
Views: 3892

Re: What was your first synth?

Yamaha CS-40M. Full-blown duophonicity with programmable presets baby! Was great for doing Karn Evel 9 and Roundabout though... Miss it a little, not much though. So much better stuff out there these days. The oscillators got really "drifty" there at the end and it was damn near impossible to keep i...