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by gridsleep
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone recognize this?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

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: 847

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: 1363
Views: 362613

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: 1363
Views: 362613

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: 1363
Views: 362613

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: 4395

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: 784

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: 1154

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.
by gridsleep
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JD-800/D-50 card compatible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

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

That's what I figured, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. With patch names like "Biting the Mailman," "Binary Dreamgirl," and "Sugarplum Bum" I'm thinking this is too interesting to pass up. I might get it and then invest in a D-50 later.
by gridsleep
Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JD-800/D-50 card compatible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Roland JD-800/D-50 card compatible?

Can a Roland JD-800 read a D-50 PCM/CIA ROM card? There is a very interesting D-50 ROM card with some very peculiarly named patches on eBay right now. I have a JD-800 but not a D-50. Thanks.
by gridsleep
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: E-Mu E4X Turbo stuck mounting SCSI 7
Replies: 0
Views: 328

E-Mu E4X Turbo stuck mounting SCSI 7

My E-Mu E4X Turbo is stuck at "Mounting SCSI Drive 7." I was able to update the firmware from 4.01 to 4.62, but the boot still halts at mounting drive 7 which is fixed as a Macintosh. There are no devices connected to the external SCSI. Should there be a terminator on the back of the E4X? Since it i...
by gridsleep
Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: ISO Minisoftmusik Extractor
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: ISO Minisoftmusik Extractor

Thanks, very much. I'd forgotten about the Wayback machine. The people who run it don't get paid enough. I've been trying to dig into the exe with various compressors and decompressors. It doesn't run at all. Windows says it isn't a valid win32 application and dosbox says it won't run in dos mode. E...
by gridsleep
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: ISO Minisoftmusik Extractor
Replies: 2
Views: 977

ISO Minisoftmusik Extractor

Does anyone have a copy of Minisoftmusik Extractor additive VST? I have looked all over the net and have found only one purported copy on a Russian site, but it appears to be a DOS exe that I have yet to figure how to open. (It was a UPX but that only released a larger exe that defies analysis.) Min...
by gridsleep
Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Lucky Star" Bass-line
Replies: 25
Views: 9922

Re: "Lucky Star" Bass-line

I opened this topic expecting, surprisingly, some discussion of Motteke! Sailor Fuku! Why am I surprised that the result was actually more mundane? And, no, there is not a single iota of anything about Madonna that interests me in the least.
by gridsleep
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Analog sampler?
Replies: 56
Views: 26383

Re: Analog sampler?

Back to laser storage, I refer to a Wired article: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2005/10/69033 Scientists at Australian National University in Canberra were able to fire a laser bearing a discreet signal (information) into a crystal where the light speed was slowed dramatically. The ...