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by groy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Is it worth 300€ for Roland Alpha Juno 2?
Replies: 11
Views: 6324

Re: Is it worth 300€ for Roland Alpha Juno 2?

Actually, speaking of pads, maybe the alpha juno is actually good for the OP genres. You're right that it's no pad machine though.
I think it's a great synth.
by groy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Is it worth 300€ for Roland Alpha Juno 2?
Replies: 11
Views: 6324

Re: Is it worth 300€ for Roland Alpha Juno 2?

In defense of editing… (not that anyone here is saying this, but) it’s not *that* difficult to program: there are not tons of things to edit to begin with. As both Yekuku and madtheory noted, some people consider it a chore due to the menu diving involved, and relative to having an editor it is for ...
by groy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Brand New to All of This
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Brand New to All of This

Don't get a kaossilator first, maybe get later, instead get something like an electribe where you can build more complete songs on it. There is a line of electribes so maybe study up which may suit you best (EMX1 is prob my fav) however they are all good starter synth/samps/seqs made by Korg. I sec...
by groy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Cherry Picking" internal programs on an Ensoniq ESQ-1
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

Re: "Cherry Picking" internal programs on an Ensoniq ESQ-1

The moral to this thread is to never read the manual.







just kidding!!!
by groy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Cherry Picking" internal programs on an Ensoniq ESQ-1
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

Re: "Cherry Picking" internal programs on an Ensoniq ESQ-1

Does the cartridge have to be writable to save a patch from it to the esq internal memory bank?
by groy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Cherry Picking" internal programs on an Ensoniq ESQ-1
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

Re: "Cherry Picking" internal programs on an Ensoniq ESQ-1

I would like to have the internal 40 patches to be a compilation of selections from 7 different prerecorded cartridges I have. Again, not sure I am missing something or not- the midi stuff is not going to help you unless you wanted get patches onto or off of a computer. I'm not in front of my synth...
by groy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Cherry Picking" internal programs on an Ensoniq ESQ-1
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

Re: "Cherry Picking" internal programs on an Ensoniq ESQ-1

Ok, I think what I don't understand is where are you trying to transfer patches to and from?
by groy
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Cherry Picking" internal programs on an Ensoniq ESQ-1
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

Re: "Cherry Picking" internal programs on an Ensoniq ESQ-1

If I'm understanding the manual under "Saving and Storage of Programs", internal programs can't singly be over-written (replaced) from a cartridge source (or saved to cartridge)... ...What I'm trying to accomplish is cherry picking or customizing the internal sounds to my preference. I just don't k...
by groy
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: mastering - help request
Replies: 1
Views: 2225

mastering - help request

I've been embarrassed to ask for a while and know the result would totally subjective, but is anyone willing to take a wav file of a house/techno track and add eq and compression as you see appropriate? I record everything one take from my mixer and am just curious how far ‘off’ my sound is. I don’t...
by groy
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Polysynth help (Volca/microkorg/micromonsta)
Replies: 1
Views: 1499

Re: Polysynth help (Volca/microkorg/micromonsta)

Welcome! For 100 bucks, if it’s in decent condition and not much effort to go get, I say just get the microkorg. It’s versatile in it’s sound and has a nice deep engine to learn on with plenty of support/patches/ideas online. Dig in and play around with it. If you find you still don’t like the sound...
by groy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Korg ES-1 "Glitch"
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: Korg ES-1 "Glitch"

Jabberwalky wrote: fine tuning the Start time until it's a cleaner beginning should fix that
If you haven't done this already, this is the place to start with your trouble shooting. You can pitch the sample down so it comes in slow, then edit the start location until you no longer hear a pop.
by groy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My new DX7 programming work
Replies: 15
Views: 2270

Re: My new DX7 programming work

mis psiquicios y yo wrote: For anyone interested, and for the sake of confrontation :) , here is a video of the mighty YAMAHA DX9
dope!
by groy
Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq ESQ-1 - is it supposed to be noisy?
Replies: 13
Views: 2231

Re: Ensoniq ESQ-1 - is it supposed to be noisy?

micahjonhughes wrote:I believe that it is possible to overdrive the filter stage. Have you tried turning down the oscillator levels as a solution?
This is totally true, although it's usually sort of subtle you should definitely look into this. Here's an article on it:
http://www.scoreforsale.com/html/overdrive.html
by groy
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 80s VIBE! What first synth should i buy ?
Replies: 18
Views: 6710

Re: 80s VIBE! What first synth should i buy ?

I'd consider trying to get a synth with an arpeggiator if your just getting started playing and looking to have fun with one piece of gear.