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by gridsleep
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Kawai K5000S vs. Novation SL MKII + NI Razor
Replies: 16
Views: 5731

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: 4900

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: 4900

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: 1704

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: 2873

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: 2873

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: 7697

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: 979

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: 7697

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: 7697

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: 1721

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: 2335

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: 4327

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.
by gridsleep
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Well this is a stupid cartoon.
Replies: 17
Views: 2062

Re: Well this is a stupid cartoon.

I've heard the jupiter 8. Don't know what the big friggin deal is. Overpriced dinosaur. The jupiter 80 is just as silly. look at the big picture man. If somebody knows no s**t about synths, all of them will sound terrible on his hands, that's the whole problem with these stupid comparisons Synths a...
by gridsleep
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 2765

Re: I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard

I don't think you'll find anything with the portability and yet playability of a tiny Casio, and also that has MIDI. Unless Casio made some with MIDI in the later years. What about that flexible roll-up keyboard that they sell at ThinkGeeK? Is that battery or USB powered? Scratch that, here's what y...