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by gridsleep
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 154
Views: 193458

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Music Bird wrote:Lately an Alesis SR-16 and Alesis Harmony 61, which has some susipiciously FM sounds.
Why is FM suspicious? Unless it stands for Prof. Fred Moriarty.
by gridsleep
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 154
Views: 193458

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Korg Z1 for a good price. Got two 4MB ATA cards for $32, too. Saving for a car, but... eh, that can wait. :ugeek:
by gridsleep
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Photos of your set-up / studio
Replies: 74
Views: 117739

Re: Photos of your set-up / studio

minime123 wrote:Image
That looks like Lain Iwakura's room. Is the floor a big puddle of cooling fluid lined with plastic?
by gridsleep
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Setting up my V-Synth GT with a DAW.
Replies: 12
Views: 4400

Re: Setting up my V-Synth GT with a DAW.

I tried the V-Synth GT USB route a long time ago. The driver does not work with Windows 10. There is a USB driver for OS X 10.8, and as mentioned Windows 8. That's as far as it goes.
by gridsleep
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Overrated
Replies: 10
Views: 5343

Overrated

The Ensoniq Fizmo has gotten near $2500 on eBay. Two of 'em. Fizmo has become as overrated as the Alesis Andromeda. Anyone else have any peeves that they would like to own if the prices weren't pegging on the insanity meter? I wouldn't mind having both of these but I prefer food and electricity on a...
by gridsleep
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: late 80s / early 90s spaceship sound effect ID? synth or ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2609

Re: late 80s / early 90s spaceship sound effect ID? synth or

That first link at 10:40? All I heard was a little comb filter and some woman breathing heavily. Whatchou talkin' 'bout, Willis? Anyway, you want spaceship sound? I was able to reproduce the sound of the Red Lectroid service pod from the end portion of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai &c., in about...
by gridsleep
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists
Replies: 22
Views: 15651

Re: Ensoniq Transwaves - complete wave lists

Swiss Frank wrote:Sound Diver shows that an MR-Rack with EXP-1 (World), EXP-3 (Urban), and EXP-4 (Piano) ....
Excellent work. Thank you.
by gridsleep
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Wavetable vs Transwave Synthesis
Replies: 40
Views: 15132

Re: Wavetable vs Transwave Synthesis

balma wrote:Now, a transwave sampler... that would make my pants wet....

Ensoniq EPS and ASR sample into transwaves. TS can load transwaves from them.

Waldorf Nave can convert any wave file into a wavetable and use it as an oscillator.
by gridsleep
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg M3: most beautiful synth in the world?
Replies: 35
Views: 11044

Re: Korg M3: most beautiful synth in the world?

The Viruses are particularly handsome, but the most beautiful synth in my eyes is the Hartmann Neuron. However, if you are speaking of devices, any device, which synthesizes sounds, the Kolner Dom organ in Cologne has to be the most beautiful synthesizer in the world.
by gridsleep
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I call it the SlimWhitman
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

I call it the SlimWhitman

I just invented the world's first Analog Yodeling synthesizer. Nobody seems to want to buy one, though.
by gridsleep
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio FZ-1 Crackly Sound
Replies: 23
Views: 17336

Re: Casio FZ-1 Crackly Sound

.... The problem does seem to be presenting evenly on each of the 8 individual outputs, but the individual outputs are sort of strange. They only make sound every 8 times I play a key. I don't know if this is by design or not. Also, I can't get a cable into the second or third outputs. Really weird...
by gridsleep
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio FZ-1 Crackly Sound
Replies: 23
Views: 17336

Re: Casio FZ-1 Crackly Sound

Your recording sounds to me like the filter is doing its normal characteristic gnarly thing. It distorts very easily, that's part of its charm. If you don't like the distortion you can lower the level going in to the filter but this can be challenging at times because as I said it distorts easily, ...
by gridsleep
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Can anyone recommend me some free VSTs?
Replies: 8
Views: 12662

Re: Can anyone recommend me some free VSTs?

VST4FREE.com, VSTPlanet.com, and KVRAudio.com have the biggest listings. KBrown has a new and very extensive collection of free VSTs. There is the ElektroStudio collection of classics no one else has. Sonic Projects has a small free version of their OP-X. Tubeohm has four free versions that are amaz...
by gridsleep
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio FZ-1 Crackly Sound
Replies: 23
Views: 17336

Re: Casio FZ-1 Crackly Sound

It could be the D/A converter. This problem is known to occur in Supernovas. I think the Service Manual is available on ManualsLib.com or possible deepSonic.ch. You would need to check the circuit from the output back with a multimeter first, and then with an oscilloscope to see where the spikes are...
by gridsleep
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Every H G Fortune
Replies: 0
Views: 2975

Every H G Fortune

Here is every H. G. Fortune [the late great Gunter Hagen] creation I could find scouring the web. If there is a problem with me posting it all, just give me a nod and a wink and I will ignore you with the best Anarchistic disdain I can muster. Be forwarned: 3 Gigabytes. I left out the samples, demos...