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by gridsleep
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 441100

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

So lets just pretend it is the best cable known to man, I still don't get the point of it?!? :? I'm suspecting that if it isn't a TOTAL IMBECILE RIP-OFF, then these must be secret government carbon nano-tubule cables with zero impedence that actually gets your signal to the amp before you even play...
by gridsleep
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 441100

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

I debated posting this for a second because it is not on eBay nor is it strictly a "synth" but since half the articles in Synthtopia these days are about some iPad app (it feels that way, at least) I think the iPad can fall loosely under the category of synthesizer. Anyway, this is just too ridiculo...
by gridsleep
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ebay scam risk? EDIT: EBAY higgity HACKED!
Replies: 38
Views: 8842

Re: Ebay scam risk?

Thanks everyone. Despite me telling him I would not do business without background or rep, he still bid on the item... :lol: It is DEFINITELY an attempt at a scam. So now, I have to bother with this garbage. & I could care f**k less if I get a negative feedback from this.. Im not shipping anything ...
by gridsleep
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 441100

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

This one was spotted by a Sound On Sound Magazine reader and posted in their forum. I suppose these cables must be assembled by virgin nymphomaniac mermaids who work by the light of glowing unicorn horns only on the fifth day of Wenceslas of every opposing year when no conservatives are sitting in o...
by gridsleep
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 441100

OB no wan', Kenobi!

If it weren't for Sonic Projects' OP-X Pro II, I would be seriously looking toward getting an Oberheim. But not this one.
by gridsleep
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 441100

I think this is a new record.

Maybe two records, since with the discount you could buy an Alesis Andromeda and a Minimoog Voyager XL.

by gridsleep
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: knob encrusted midi keyboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: knob encrusted midi keyboard?

Novation X-Station is also good, with the added benefit of a built-in KS synthesizer voice and 8 note polyphony and a USB audio interface with powered XLR sockets. Also Novation keyboards in general are the best around and have very good aftertouch.
by gridsleep
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Using NRPN Synths (Akai Miniak) with CC Hardware Controllers
Replies: 3
Views: 4496

Re: Using NRPN Synths (Akai Miniak) with CC Hardware Control

The interrupted NRPN value means that, there being no 14-bit negative NRPNs, the value that goes to the computer (or synth) may be listed as "-7 to 7" for example, but will show up over the cable as 16377 to 16383 and then 0 to 7. "-100 to 100" would actually be 16284 to 16383 and 0 to 100. No conti...
by gridsleep
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Cake suitcase organ
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Re: Cake suitcase organ

Thanks very much. VSE members always come through.
by gridsleep
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Cake suitcase organ
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Cake suitcase organ

Can anyone identify the periwinkle blue suitcase organ Cake use in their video "Sick Of You"?

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by gridsleep
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synton Syrinx #1
Replies: 26
Views: 19156

Synton Syrinx #1

If you are in the mood to see something very rare, head on over to eBay. Synton Syrinx serial number 1 is on sale. It's purple. This should be in the Louvre.
by gridsleep
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4770

Re: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?

calaverasgrande wrote:Why does that crab have a hamburger falling out of its butt?
It's funny, but everyone says that. It actually has an extended body, kind of like a lobster. I'd love to walk one of these down the street on a leash just to see how quickly the sidewalk clears.
by gridsleep
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4770

Re: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?

why would you need multitimbrality on the dx7 of all things, given how you can make one patch sound so completely different across the kbd? :-p Cos more of anything is better :twisted: Edit : apart from crabs Having a yard full of these would be way cool, though. Just have to remember to keep the k...
by gridsleep
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4770

Re: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?

Monotimbrality can be quite a limitation. The DX7 might have started out as away too expensive or unreliable if they had developed it to access more than one voice at a time. Looking at the TG77 with its six op AFM, AWM2, and sequencer, it can handle four voices at once on sixteen channels for a ful...
by gridsleep
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4770

Re: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?

I have since discovered via cx5m.net that the DS-8 and 707 use the same FM chip set as the Yamaha DX9 and MSX CX5M, so in some ways it is less advanced than the DX7, but may sound better due to its overall design.