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by gridsleep
Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha SY85 v. CS2x
Replies: 4
Views: 6659

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: 727

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: 6659

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: 6659

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: 1382

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: 1477

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: 3218

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: 1448

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: 2400

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...
by gridsleep
Sat May 28, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Well this is a stupid cartoon.
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

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.
by gridsleep
Sun May 08, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Alpha Juno editor for Windows - seeking beta testers!
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: New Alpha Juno editor for Windows - seeking beta testers

How long of an alpha period are you planning. I'd like to get an alpha-Juno 2 for my next purchase. Tried in the past couple of weeks but other priorities came up. I would like to see if I can acquire the next one I find available, possibly in the next month or two. You can put my name on the list a...
by gridsleep
Sat May 07, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Alesis Micron vs Akai Miniak
Replies: 10
Views: 11222

Re: Alesis Micron vs Akai Miniak

In defense of the Micron, I have had no socket or knob problems. I have the blue SE model. Blue is cooler than red. I wish they had made a blue Ion. I guess I'll have save up for an A6 Andromeda if I want another blue Alesis. Although I would dearly love to have one of the red A6s. Yes, they exist. ...
by gridsleep
Tue May 03, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Knobbiest MIDI controller
Replies: 15
Views: 1404

Re: Knobbiest MIDI controller

The Drehbank is just ... mental. I read the VSE and SOS and ... yark. I'd buy one just to have it and spend the next few months figuring out how to use it. If they have an English manual for it by now. The C/VE is very intriging, since I have three Russian analog synths (Estradin 319, Alisa, and For...
by gridsleep
Tue May 03, 2011 2:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Knobbiest MIDI controller
Replies: 15
Views: 1404

Re: Knobbiest MIDI controller

But, since the MIDI controller can remember full set ups. It would only have to be programmed once to remember 32 or so positive and negative knob actions and however many button actions. Sure, it would be a pain getting it exactly right, but once it's there, it's there. Turn a knob and press a butt...
by gridsleep
Tue May 03, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Knobbiest MIDI controller
Replies: 15
Views: 1404

Re: Knobbiest MIDI controller

Thank you. Excellent information.