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by speak_onion
Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Elektron Octatrack!
Replies: 191
Views: 41142

Re: Elektron Octatrack!

I was going to buy an Elektron Octatrack, but I recognized one of the actors in the commercial for it, and I prefer the warmth of samplers that have only no-name actors in their commercials. Can anyone recommend me a sampler like that? Also, it should be made by the Dell of music gear.
by speak_onion
Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: quick! recommend me a cheap midi controller w/ lots of knobs
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: quick! recommend me a cheap midi controller w/ lots of k

I wouldn't recommend the Nocturn as it has not so many knobs and no MIDI ports.

I'd go with an Evolution UC-33 for tons of knobs and faders, a UC-17 for fewer knobs and a crossfader, or a Novation Remote Zero (either mkI or mkII) for Automap, more knobs, a screen but bigger.
by speak_onion
Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Elektron Octatrack!
Replies: 191
Views: 41142

Re: Elektron Octatrack!

Oh s**t, the backlash on this piece has hit early! I'd jump on, but I'm holding out for the Octatrack-backlash backlash.
by speak_onion
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analogue Solutions Vostok mk-1
Replies: 16
Views: 5916

Re: Analogue Solutions Vostok mk-1

I would definitely hit that. Vostok is my dream monosynth, and even if you buy it and then turn around and think, "I DON'T LIKE THIS AND I REALLY DIDN'T HAVE $1400 TO SPEND ON A SYNTH!" you can get your $$ back on a re-sale.
by speak_onion
Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got an Ensoniq ESQ-1
Replies: 38
Views: 5712

Re: Just got an Ensoniq ESQ-1

If you are REALLY good with a soldering iron you can do it without removing the main board, I did it that way on my old SQ-80. BTW- if you have a disk or cartridge, there's no real reason to worry about the battery, just don't save your patches on the internal memory. I only changed my battery when...
by speak_onion
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: SP-404SX & Sampler Suggestions!
Replies: 16
Views: 5470

Re: SP-404SX & Sampler Suggestions!

Do you need to play more than one sample at once? If not, something from the Digitech JamMan line might be good. If so, the 404sx might be good (dunno, never had one), or the SP-555 has basically the same functionality as the 202 plus a simple sequencer and live looper. Might be more than you need, ...
by speak_onion
Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: USB-Drives and SCSI?
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Re: USB-Drives and SCSI?

I installed my SCSIforsamplers CF card reader in my E4 last night and I was blasting samples back and forth in no time. Highly recommended.
by speak_onion
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: USB-Drives and SCSI?
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Re: USB-Drives and SCSI?

You could get a USB zip drive and a SCSI zip drive and transfer back and forth between the 2.

You could get a SCSI CF card reader and a USB card reader and transfer back and forth between the 2 (this is what I am doing for my E4 Platinum I just got).

Look at scsiforsamplers.com
by speak_onion
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Contact for Music and More (MAM) : Power Supply Info needed.
Replies: 10
Views: 5526

Re: Contact for Music and More (MAM) : Power Supply Info nee

The plug size on my MAM rack gear (Warp9 and RS3) is 2.1mm barrel, the same as boss or 1spot or whatever common power plug. I daisy chain both units off of a single Jameco 12V AC power supply using one of the 1spot daisy chains. Not sure what current the Jameco is capable of. You could just grab the...
by speak_onion
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Spot the scam
Replies: 15
Views: 2642

Re: Spot the scam

Another friend got that same email. It's a scam.
by speak_onion
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Elektron Octatrack!
Replies: 191
Views: 41142

Re: Elektron Octatrack!

as far as I remember, you have a feature where you can line up any number of samples in a sample editor, the load that to the OT as one long sample. then you can set "trigger points", so that when you hit trig key 1 (the 16 sequencer input buttons) you play back a section of the long sample, say a ...
by speak_onion
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Elektron Octatrack!
Replies: 191
Views: 41142

Re: Elektron Octatrack!

just out of curiosity, just what were you hoping for? ES-1 on steroids (unlikely) tons of resynthesis stuff (unlikely) elektron sequencer (check!) full-featured mixer/router (to be determined) Cool FX with flexible routing a la SP808 (to be determined) Tons of polyphony (TBD, but it doesn't look li...
by speak_onion
Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Elektron Octatrack!
Replies: 191
Views: 41142

Re: Elektron Octatrack!

An interview with Elektron a while back said 1200 Euro, but who knows if they'll stick to that. Also, with each slide they release about it, I'm less and less interested in buying it. It seems ok, but just not at all what I was hoping for. Oh well, I'll have to find something else. I think a lot of ...
by speak_onion
Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Midi to Cv Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Midi to Cv Help!

If your audio interface doesn't filter out DC (MOTU, Alesis I/O line, maybe some others?), you can just use 3 outputs on that and the Expert Sleepers Silent Way. I don't know what that Kenton costs, but it might be more than an Alesis I/O audio interface plus the Silent Way plugin.
by speak_onion
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: A way to mount pedals w/o velcro
Replies: 17
Views: 2295

Re: A way to mount pedals w/o velcro

Here's another pedalboard tip: Ikea GORM shelves ($3 ish) make rad pedaltrain-style slat boards so you can route cables underneath. Combine with bike chain style for the ultimate in haggard pedal securing technology.