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by rschnier
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5680

Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Very nice. "It's Alive!"
by rschnier
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: thoughts on BBE sonic maximizers?
Replies: 11
Views: 6163

Re: thoughts on BBE sonic maximizers?

Could be true, but in my own experience the BBE unit changed the sonic character in ways that (at least to me) seemed different from what an EQ would do.
by rschnier
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: thoughts on BBE sonic maximizers?
Replies: 11
Views: 6163

Re: thoughts on BBE sonic maximizers?

Aphex and BBE work differently . Aphex adds distortion then high pass filters it to add only the (artificial) upper harmonics. BBE uses time delay to compensate for phase shifts in the signal chain, splitting the sound into two bands and adjusting the delay between then to bring out the upper harmo...
by rschnier
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: thoughts on BBE sonic maximizers?
Replies: 11
Views: 6163

Re: thoughts on BBE sonic maximizers?

As the late Joe Meek would say: "If it sounds good, it is good." In other words, trust your ears.
by rschnier
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 413836

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

The seller might figure he has nothing to lose: People in the know get a laugh out of his sarcastic humor, and people not in the know increase his bank account by $3k.
by rschnier
Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg DW8000 opinions please
Replies: 21
Views: 7062

Re: Korg DW8000 opinions please

On the homemade "EX-8000": I recently semi-retired and will be posting a bunch of pics after I've gotten my studio back up and running after a 20-year hiatus (strategically accumulating equipment in the meantime). At the moment it's a bunch of boards half-mounted with no front panel. It's worth noti...
by rschnier
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg DW8000 opinions please
Replies: 21
Views: 7062

Re: Korg DW8000 opinions please

What kind of repairs does it need? Often the tact switches need replaced, and the battery goes bad. The keyboard on mine started to go flakey after about 2 years, so I took the synth apart and put the boards in a rackmount case. Still have to work on the front panel (but now I have more time to do ...
by rschnier
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5680

Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Well yes you can sort of get close with modern VAs but the thing I wasn't really prepared for is there being so much distortion and unpredictable movement in the sound - it's dripping in analog goodness. Little things like being able to tune/detune/offset all three oscillators in isolation makes fo...
by rschnier
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What defines a digital or analogue circuit?
Replies: 96
Views: 12555

Re: What defines a digital or analogue circuit?

Are c**p old Italian organs or Realistic MG-1's digital synths? They use digital dividers to get their note frequencies. Spooky. :shock: Yes, in that case at least the tone generation part is digital.........hammond novachord has digital elements in it, even though it's implemented with tubes/vales...
by rschnier
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What defines a digital or analogue circuit?
Replies: 96
Views: 12555

Re: What defines a digital or analogue circuit?

Are c**p old Italian organs or Realistic MG-1's digital synths? They use digital dividers to get their note frequencies. Spooky. :shock: Yes, in that case at least the tone generation part is digital. The divider circuit that produces the 12 semitone waves is a series of counters with discrete inte...
by rschnier
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 413836

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Don T wrote: Oh, I dunno, I thought your "no brain" comment sized up the situation in a fairly accurate manner :mrgreen:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by rschnier
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What defines a digital or analogue circuit?
Replies: 96
Views: 12555

Re: What defines a digital or analogue circuit?

If the wave is being interpreted according to whether it falls into two or more discrete ranges, you're interpreting it digitally. If it's not being interpreted that way, it's analog. In my high-school physics class we did several computational projects on an analog computer. The core building-block...
by rschnier
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What defines a digital or analogue circuit?
Replies: 96
Views: 12555

Re: What defines a digital or analogue circuit?

How about this? It's the explanation my college professors used back when I got my degree in electrical and computer engineering (eons ago, it now seems). A digital circuit is a type of electrical circuit where the voltages inside the circuit are interpreted, by whether they fall into two or more pr...
by rschnier
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Collecting, eBay and Synth Economics
Replies: 46
Views: 6139

Re: Collecting, eBay and Synth Economics

Stab Frenzy wrote:I think that's actually the usual reason people collect synths/guitars/sneakers/whatever, because they couldn't have something in their youth and they're making up for it in adulthood.
Mind you, I don't have them just to hang on a wall and view, I do actually use them :?