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by edfunction
Thu May 30, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Archangel Sequencer
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: Archangel Sequencer

It definitely looks cool. Not sure how much use the weird chasing sequence thingy in the video would be but quantized output would be great! I use to have a serge with a tkb but the thing that annoyed me was how close together the knobs were, these look like they have a bit more. Not sure though. @d...
by edfunction
Thu May 30, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Archangel Sequencer
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: Archangel Sequencer

Looks like a slightly updated Serge TKB.
by edfunction
Thu May 30, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Updating Nova II to OS 4.1 using Ableton Live?
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Updating Nova II to OS 4.1 using Ableton Live?

Maybe you could try the C6 application from Elektron.
It's a sysex utility, that's how I've always updated synths etc.

http://www.elektron.se/support-and-downloads (in the applications section)
by edfunction
Wed May 29, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland Juno-106 vs D-50
Replies: 25
Views: 9381

Re: Roland Juno-106 vs D-50

If you're wanting to go for old-school synthesis then the juno is your best bet out of the two. It's got some limitations but that also makes it easy to learn, plus it sounds good. More 80's than 70's in my experience.
by edfunction
Wed May 29, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha TG77 Yea or Nay
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Yamaha TG77 Yea or Nay

Get it! It's a really great sounding, super deep synth. The high point of fm synths for me (I haven't tried the fs1r). It definitely blows the previous fm synths away. The rompler aspect is also surprisingly useful too. Editing on the box is a little tedious but not too bad. I'm pretty sure there ar...
by edfunction
Sat May 25, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dream Synth(s)
Replies: 64
Views: 5732

Re: Dream Synth(s)

I guess my dream synths (ie, unrealistic) would all be polys : cs80, chroma or a ps3300.
by edfunction
Sat May 25, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet VS LFOS
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: Prophet VS LFOS

'edfunction', No apologies necessary, anything Prophet VS is relevant. Its nice to hear from other Prophet VS users. Ok, well here's another one. Does anyone know of a bcr-2000 controller template for the VS? I had a search and didn't find anything so far, the vector surgeon editor is good but knob...
by edfunction
Thu May 23, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Flexible and easy to use Drum machine
Replies: 18
Views: 3657

Re: Flexible and easy to use Drum machine

+1 for esx, such an easy to use machine, once you've loaded it up with samples.

Machinedrum is also easy to use and flexible, non user wave ones are going pretty cheap these days.
by edfunction
Thu May 23, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet VS LFOS
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: Prophet VS LFOS

@madtheory: Thanks for the tip! And for putting me at ease :)

I would hate to have to do serious repairs on this thing, it has a reputation that's worrying. Definitely aftertouch is something I can live without for the time-being.
by edfunction
Wed May 22, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet VS LFOS
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: Prophet VS LFOS

Sorry to derail the thread slightly. I am on the old OS, so can't really help with the original question. Just wanted to ask, as I have recently brought a VS back to life, how should the aftertouch function? It seems to work on mine but I have to press pretty hard. I was running it through a midi mo...
by edfunction
Wed May 15, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The making of Moskow Diskow
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: The making of Moskow Diskow

Bitexion wrote:How weird to see them using these monster modulars costing tens of thousands of dollars to make something that sounds like computer MIDI music today..
I'm not sure that it's any worse than what current videos of people's monster modulars sound like. ;)

That mixing console looks cool!
by edfunction
Wed May 15, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Novation Bass Station?
Replies: 146
Views: 19022

Re: New Novation Bass Station?

Ah, that's a shame. Somehow I expected it not to.
clocking sequencers and arpeggios from drum machines is a useful trick for live improvisation.
by edfunction
Tue May 14, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Novation Bass Station?
Replies: 146
Views: 19022

Re: New Novation Bass Station?

@pjablon: Thanks for the review, sounds promising!

If you could clock the sequencer to an audio trigger I'd finally be able to retire my beat-up 101 for live duties, don't expect them to put that in though...
by edfunction
Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha Rs7000 vs. Su700
Replies: 12
Views: 10450

Re: Yamaha Rs7000 vs. Su700

One thing I should add about the Octatrack. If you are primarily using loops, one of the most frustrating shortcomings (for me) is that there is no way to disable the time-stretch and have the loop change pitch to match the tempo (ie, like pitching a turntable). This is a silly thing to leave out im...
by edfunction
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha Rs7000 vs. Su700
Replies: 12
Views: 10450

Re: Yamaha Rs7000 vs. Su700

I haven't got direct experience with the SU700 but it looks like a lot of fun and I have seen people use it well as a live machine. I personally couldn't live with slow sample times but maybe if you switch out the drive that helps somewhat (at least with disk swapping). ?? If you're working with a l...