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by gridsleep
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Well this is a stupid cartoon.
Replies: 17
Views: 2184

Re: Well this is a stupid cartoon.

I've heard the jupiter 8. Don't know what the big friggin deal is. Overpriced dinosaur. The jupiter 80 is just as silly. look at the big picture man. If somebody knows no s**t about synths, all of them will sound terrible on his hands, that's the whole problem with these stupid comparisons Synths a...
by gridsleep
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard

I don't think you'll find anything with the portability and yet playability of a tiny Casio, and also that has MIDI. Unless Casio made some with MIDI in the later years. What about that flexible roll-up keyboard that they sell at ThinkGeeK? Is that battery or USB powered? Scratch that, here's what y...
by gridsleep
Sat May 28, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Well this is a stupid cartoon.
Replies: 17
Views: 2184

Re: Well this is a stupid cartoon.

I've heard the jupiter 8. Don't know what the big friggin deal is. Overpriced dinosaur. The jupiter 80 is just as silly.
by gridsleep
Sun May 08, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Alpha Juno editor for Windows - seeking beta testers!
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: New Alpha Juno editor for Windows - seeking beta testers

How long of an alpha period are you planning. I'd like to get an alpha-Juno 2 for my next purchase. Tried in the past couple of weeks but other priorities came up. I would like to see if I can acquire the next one I find available, possibly in the next month or two. You can put my name on the list a...
by gridsleep
Sat May 07, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Alesis Micron vs Akai Miniak
Replies: 10
Views: 12474

Re: Alesis Micron vs Akai Miniak

In defense of the Micron, I have had no socket or knob problems. I have the blue SE model. Blue is cooler than red. I wish they had made a blue Ion. I guess I'll have save up for an A6 Andromeda if I want another blue Alesis. Although I would dearly love to have one of the red A6s. Yes, they exist. ...
by gridsleep
Tue May 03, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Knobbiest MIDI controller
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Knobbiest MIDI controller

The Drehbank is just ... mental. I read the VSE and SOS and ... yark. I'd buy one just to have it and spend the next few months figuring out how to use it. If they have an English manual for it by now. The C/VE is very intriging, since I have three Russian analog synths (Estradin 319, Alisa, and For...
by gridsleep
Tue May 03, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Knobbiest MIDI controller
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Knobbiest MIDI controller

But, since the MIDI controller can remember full set ups. It would only have to be programmed once to remember 32 or so positive and negative knob actions and however many button actions. Sure, it would be a pain getting it exactly right, but once it's there, it's there. Turn a knob and press a butt...
by gridsleep
Tue May 03, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Knobbiest MIDI controller
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Knobbiest MIDI controller

Thank you. Excellent information.
by gridsleep
Mon May 02, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Knobbiest MIDI controller
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Knobbiest MIDI controller

Exactly what I was thinking. The features are incredible. Unfortunately no longer manufactured or supported. There are two on eBay right now, one for about the retail price, and one that's still at 1 cent, but that will change over the next six days no doubt. If it stays below $200 it might be worth...
by gridsleep
Mon May 02, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Knobbiest MIDI controller
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Re: Knobbiest MIDI controller

No, it's because that was all that was available. I was trying to get a K5000S but someone else beat me to it. It will probably be dog's years before another shows up for sale anywhere. I got a Micron because it was new and there. I had not read enough about Alesis to know about the Ion. Even so, th...
by gridsleep
Mon May 02, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Knobbiest MIDI controller
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

Knobbiest MIDI controller

Which MIDI controller has the most programmable knobs? New, used, old or new, doesn't matter, as long as it isn't so rare that it can't be bought. I have synths like the Micron, which has all the power of the Ion without the immediacy, and the Kawai K5000W, which has all the sound and more capabilit...
by gridsleep
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Aftertouch ribbon strip doesn't work.
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: Aftertouch ribbon strip doesn't work.

Ja ja, danke sohn. Wunderbar.
by gridsleep
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Aftertouch ribbon strip doesn't work.
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: Aftertouch ribbon strip doesn't work.

rhino wrote:...I recommend one from a Roland JD-800 because (1) you can still order them (not cheap-about $36)...
Rhino, man, whence from? Roland or a distributor? I just got a JD-800 in perfect condition except the felt strip has hardened and it needs about 40 pounds pressure to get any aftertouch.
by gridsleep
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg and Roland -- old again
Replies: 70
Views: 6077

Korg and Roland -- old again

Looks like K & R are anxious to stay on top of the VSE, so they decided to do what they do well, best -- by doing what they used to do ... again. Oh, and let's not forget Novation. So, we have the Kronos, which is basically everything Korg have done up until now in one unit that hardly anyone can af...
by gridsleep
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Q problems? rare or universal?
Replies: 11
Views: 1640

Re: Waldorf Q problems? rare or universal?

What about the yellow Q rack? There's a difference?