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by gridsleep
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

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: 3408

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: 3408

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: 3408

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.
by gridsleep
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

Re: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?

Very good. Thanks for the detailed reply.
by gridsleep
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

Re: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?

But what was indicated in the VZ article is that the Yamaha synths DON'T use FM, but Phase Modulation. And you seem to be saying that the DS-8 is closer to the Phase Distortion of the CZ synths? So, does the DS-8 actually use Phase Distortion, then, or is it true FM as in the VZ-1? The whole confusi...
by gridsleep
Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DS-8, FM or PM?
Replies: 17
Views: 3408

Korg DS-8, FM or PM?

The Casio VZ-1 review emphasizes that the CZ line uses Phase Distortion while the VZ uses Phase Distortion and Frequency Modulation, and that the Yamaha synths actually use Phase Modulation, not FM. If the Korg DS-8 uses the Yamaha type of synthesis, is it, too, a Phase Modulation synthesizer, or is...
by gridsleep
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone recognize this?
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Anyone recognize this?

Yes, it definitely looks like the Gakken, correct logo and everything. I think that gag photo is heavily shopped, including the rabbit's eye and most likely the little keyboard. Thanks, all.
by gridsleep
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone recognize this?
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Anyone recognize this?

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No, not the rabbit. The keyboard appears to say "Access" but could be something else. I doubt it is one of the Waldorf MIDI controllers made by Access. If you have a clue, give a shout. Thanks.
by gridsleep
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1362
Views: 263383

Jupiter 8

Seriously? @*#& this. I quit. I'm outta here. I got nothin'. And people still have the temerity to criticize Arturia for doing such good business? What alternative do we have? This? 141161792419 And I don't fault Armens. They sell top notch equipment well cared for and nurtured. But this isn't even ...
by gridsleep
Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1362
Views: 263383

Synton Syrinx

This one makes me want to beat my head against the wall.
by gridsleep
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1362
Views: 263383

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

The $2250 FiZmo is still there. Recently there was a Hartmann Neuron that went for $2800 in original box with all original accessories. And a Yamaha VL-1 that went for $1499. Sorry, didn't save the links. I was too chicken$&#* to bid on them (have to be stingy at the moment) but I will ache for not ...
by gridsleep
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Fogeys Unite
Replies: 32
Views: 3315

Fogeys Unite

I like the feel of synthesizers. The warmth of plastic, the cold sucking reality of steel, the kinship of wood, the inviting friendship of knobs, sliders, switches, and keys, the beacons of lights and diodes. Software has none of that. It just has functionality. Functionality does not have heart.
by gridsleep
Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Robots for MIDI?
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Robots for MIDI?

A handful of my keyboards are too old for MIDI and therefor cannot be automated. Rather than have to play them live during a recording (limiting) or modifying them heavily (if at all possible and due to rarity hardly desired), I am thinking of making robots to play them. There are a number of roboti...
by gridsleep
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JD-800/D-50 card compatible?
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Roland JD-800/D-50 card compatible?

That I knew, thanks. PCM/CIA cards are physically the same the same way that floppy diskettes are physically the same (if of the same capacity) even if formatted in different machines like Macintosh versus Windows.