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by gridsleep
Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio FZ-1 disks
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Casio FZ-1 disks

I just acquired a Casio FZ-1 that needs some minor work but is otherwise in great shape. The previous owner included one copy floppy disk which, unfortunately, stops loading at cylinder 45. I am looking for copies or images of the original sound floppies FL-A and FL-B that came with the keyboard. If...
by gridsleep
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Builder's Prayer
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Synth Builder's Prayer

This link is a must-have for everyone who inhabits this joint more than once a month. I thought of putting this in Off-topic, but it's so close to the matter of preserving our dearly beloved machines that it belongs here, where the hardware roams free. The Synth Builder's Prayer [/font][/size]
by gridsleep
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Kawai K5000S vs. Novation SL MKII + NI Razor
Replies: 16
Views: 6015

Re: Kawai K5000S vs. Novation SL MKII + NI Razor

Get a Kurzweil 150. Two-hundred forty oscillators. One monophonic quarter inch output jack. What's not to love? Additive of the gods. Of course, you'll need an Apple ][gs to use the programming software (available for download from Kurzweil's web site.) Or you could write your own, which I am going ...
by gridsleep
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why so subtractive?
Replies: 52
Views: 5763

Re: Why so subtractive?

P.S. Dear VSE ... Is there anything I can do to make it up to you? Oh I don't know AG, you stepped way over the line there. I hope you're being ironic. If you were serious, then you resent AG for his mildly sarcastic response to PD's character assassination. I only know AG from his videos, and he s...
by gridsleep
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why so subtractive?
Replies: 52
Views: 5763

Re: Why so subtractive?

If you don't want subtractive, or, at least, not so much nor a majority of subtractive, there are the following: Hartmann Neuron Kurzweil 150 Kawai K5 & K5m Kawai K5000s/w/r Technics SX-WSA1 and WSA1R Casio FZ-1, FZ-10m and FZ-20m Oxford OSCar and GForce ImpOSCar Seiko DS-250 and DS-310 Native Instr...
by gridsleep
Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesis types
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

Re: Synthesis types

Then there's spiral synthesis, as described in this very interesting article by Tracy Lind Petersen, which treats sound as a helix traveling through time, four dimensional in nature.
by gridsleep
Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Which sampler am I looking for?
Replies: 21
Views: 3140

Re: Which sampler am I looking for?

Is the sampler in the Korg Triton Rack equivalent, in audio quality at least, to the E-mu E4X Turbo? I have the Korg and I have my eye on an E-mu. There's also an E-mu E4 Platinum, but that's a bit out of my budget, for now. Why do these things always become available when they are not obtainable? ...
by gridsleep
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Which sampler am I looking for?
Replies: 21
Views: 3140

Re: Which sampler am I looking for?

Is the sampler in the Korg Triton Rack equivalent, in audio quality at least, to the E-mu E4X Turbo? I have the Korg and I have my eye on an E-mu. There's also an E-mu E4 Platinum, but that's a bit out of my budget, for now. Why do these things always become available when they are not obtainable? I...
by gridsleep
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY85 v. CS2x
Replies: 4
Views: 8077

Re: Yamaha SY85 v. CS2x

Oh, yeah! That's what I'm all about. New sounds. I've got all sorts of sound invention machines, from a lowly JX-3P to a Hartmann Neuron. Physical modeling is my special fascination, but I love wavetables and additive, and I want to get into curiosities like granular and spiral synthesis. I wonder w...
by gridsleep
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Please help with Yamaha CS-30!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1136

Re: Please help with Yamaha CS-30!!

If all you want is piano sounds, why not look into the Yamaha DGX models and the Korg SP-250? Straight up piano sounds and few if any synthesizer fiddly bits. Or, if you'd like another CS that has great piano sound, get a CS2x, if you don't need an 88-keyboard. There are four on eBay right now, two ...
by gridsleep
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY85 v. CS2x
Replies: 4
Views: 8077

Re: Yamaha SY85 v. CS2x

Excellent! Thank you. Very informative. Indeed, I want to ignore all the things that make the SY85 superior to the CS2x. I am only looking for information on any notable differences between the AWM2. I have to admit, beside the passing resemblance to the AN1x, the main thing that sounded attractive ...
by gridsleep
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY85 v. CS2x
Replies: 4
Views: 8077

Yamaha SY85 v. CS2x

Does anyone know of any tonal differences between these two AWM2 keyboards? Ignore that one is a workstation with a full sequencer, more controls, floppy disk drive, card slots, and aftertouch, and the other has twice the polyphony and an arpeggiator. I suppose the one having 90 types of effect in t...
by gridsleep
Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis Micron NRPN chart on Yahoo! Groups
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Alesis Micron NRPN chart on Yahoo! Groups

For all you Micron users and programmers, I have created a new and complete NRPN chart in PDF. I was dismayed and disgruntled upon viewing the half-hearted PDF available from Alesis's web site. After much effort, woe, and some very welcome assistance I have created the definitive PDF of Micron NRPN....
by gridsleep
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just you and a synth and a bottle o' rum
Replies: 38
Views: 2823

Just you and a synth and a bottle o' rum

In a possibly brain dead attempt to get an idea of what the best-of-all-worlds synthesizer is, if you were cast away on a desert island (which is to say an island that is deserted [no Man Friday or Tropic Solutions girls, you cheeky monkeys,] not an island with no fresh water) and which also had at ...
by gridsleep
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Curse of Jupiter (JP8000 problems, need owners' help)
Replies: 30
Views: 4860

Re: The Curse of Jupiter (JP8000 problems, need owners' help

shaft9000 wrote:why are you dicking about w/ JP-8000 anyways Jexus?

Get a V-Synth
it's at least 4 x better in every way imho and does everything the 8000 did iirc, just no ' 8080 vocoder'. big whoop.
Flogging a dead 'orse 'ere, but that's why they came up with the V-Synth GT.