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by rschnier
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: eBay advice - Have a look here
Replies: 130
Views: 126852

Re: eBay advice - Have a look here

what're the other auction sites you've found? i've been dying for someone to finally become competition for ebay, should've happened long, long ago. that's very clever how they extend the ending time due to last minute bids. gunbroker.com is one site that uses this system. I don't think you'd get t...
by rschnier
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: eBay advice - Have a look here
Replies: 130
Views: 126852

Re: eBay advice - Have a look here

I'm wondering if it's common practice to use some kind of automatic bidding script on Ebay or something like that? I've gotten outbid on a couple auctions at literally the last 00:01 seconds by a few cents. I don't understand how it could happen, since the current bid was quite a bit lower than my ...
by rschnier
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1980-2010: 30 years since the golden age of synthesis: LP's.
Replies: 39
Views: 2688

Re: 1980-2010: 30 years since the golden age of synthesis: L

AG, you have a good point. The people who had time and inclination, generally professional or studio musicians, arguably continued to create new sounds, really digging into the technological capabilities that came along in the '80s. But due to the mass expansion of the market, which allowed many mor...
by rschnier
Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Woo! Picked Up A TX7! Great Little Synth...
Replies: 32
Views: 2119

Re: Woo! Picked Up A TX7! Great Little Synth...

MIDI_Thru_Kid wrote:Interesting observation, it seems that the plastic is actually mixed with strands of copper wire?? For extra durability/ground?
That was likely an attempt at electromagnetic shielding, similar to what they'd get if they had used a (more expensive) metal casing. Foil lining was another technique.
by rschnier
Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1980-2010: 30 years since the golden age of synthesis: LP's.
Replies: 39
Views: 2688

Re: 1980-2010: 30 years since the golden age of synthesis: L

Micke wrote:"Don't You Want Me" (it's from '81 btw);
Sigh...you're right of course; could have sworn I'd heard it when I was a senior in high school. Guess that's what happens when the synthesist also becomes vintage. :oops: I'll take that as an incentive to use Google more and my memory less.
by rschnier
Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1980-2010: 30 years since the golden age of synthesis: LP's.
Replies: 39
Views: 2688

Re: 1980-2010: 30 years since the golden age of synthesis: L

uh guys...the way the thread title is worded the 'Golden Age" ended in 1980, so we should be talking about music from the 70's up just to 1980 cutoff date. ;) Popcorn from 1972, anyone? Info on what equipment was used is scarce, but presumably Moog Modular? The first time I heard Human League's Don...
by rschnier
Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Wall Wart Management
Replies: 28
Views: 1644

Re: Wall Wart Management

(Someone already mentioned that this didn't work for their situation, but I've had fairly good results with it.) Go to your local auto-parts store, auto section of your favorite big-box retailer (Wal Wart? :D ) etc. and get some of the flexible corrugated plastic tubing that has a slit down the side...
by rschnier
Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1980-2010: 30 years since the golden age of synthesis: LP's.
Replies: 39
Views: 2688

Re: 1980-2010: 30 years since the golden age of synthesis: L

I like Jarre's Magnetic Fields (no, really!) and Concerts in China. I have that one on video too. Magnetic Fields / Les Chants Magnetiques is my favorite Jarre album -- I just happened to listen to it earlier today! For a long time the album version wasn't available on CD...so I had to digitize my ...
by rschnier
Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1980-2010: 30 years since the golden age of synthesis: LP's.
Replies: 39
Views: 2688

Re: 1980-2010: 30 years since the golden age of synthesis: L

Definite +1 on Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Human League. Also, how about -- Thomas Dolby. "She Blinded Me with Science" was a groundbreaker and the Linn Drum's coming-out party. Nothing else had sounded like that before. Howard Jones. "New Song" from his debut album was overplayed so much it got sick...
by rschnier
Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Turning your JX-3P into a pseudo-Jupiter
Replies: 62
Views: 10070

Re: Turning your JX-3P into a pseudo-Jupiter

I acquired a JX-3P just last week specifically because of this upgrade. Very much looking forward to it!
by rschnier
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: If software synths had occured BEFORE hardware synths ...
Replies: 39
Views: 1592

Re: If software synths had occured BEFORE hardware synths ..

Only if it is your thought that the software NEEDS something to emulate. The DX7 didn't emulate any synth that I know of and it was basically a computer software with dedicated interface like every other digital hardware or software synth. Except the DX7 was preceded by the program Music 4 running ...