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by Walter Ego
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: OB-X Neo
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: OB-X Neo

Sounds like Behringer has posted a disavowal of involvement in whatever it is. Starting to look like just a VST or prank, but it's certainly possible that something real is in the works. Just because it's a digital mock up doesn't mean it's not real. I thought for sure the KingKorg and MS-20 mini we...
by Walter Ego
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SCI Pro One vs Pioneer Toraiz AS1 video
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: SCI Pro One vs Pioneer Toraiz AS1 video

I probably won't be able to afford a Pro-One for some time; this just increases my GAS for the AS-1. Great A/B comparison, and the sound is spot on. Differences between the two are pretty subtle.
by Walter Ego
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: OB-X Neo
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

OB-X Neo



Looks tantalizing. Is it another Behringer?

https://www.sequencer.de/blog/oberheim-ob-x-neo/32256
by Walter Ego
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio RZ-1 Custom Firmware
Replies: 17
Views: 8218

Re: Casio RZ-1 Custom Firmware

Rasputin wrote:-- MIDI Sample Dump Standard (SDS); This would be hugely useful. Although an MT jack sideloading method exists, MIDI would be way more convenient.
Big +1 on this. I've read about the sideloading method. Way above my paygrade.
by Walter Ego
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository
Replies: 36
Views: 18590

Re: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository

Thanks for more great info. Can the bootloader USB also be programmed with the HxC firmware via Mac? I can track down a PC but I am typically a Mac user.
by Walter Ego
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository
Replies: 36
Views: 18590

Re: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository

^^^
I snagged the floppy emulator and the TTL programmer. They're already marked as shipped. We'll see how the process goes when I get them next week sometime.
by Walter Ego
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository
Replies: 36
Views: 18590

Re: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository

I would personally go with this one (because it is black): http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-5-USB-Floppy- ... SwQItUH8Vh Pretty much any model will work, but the color of the casing matches and the 3-digit display is rather important. This will not work stock. It must be flashed with custom firmware. So, ...
by Walter Ego
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository
Replies: 36
Views: 18590

Re: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository

If anyone is looking for a cost-effective solution to FDD emulation, try flashing a Gotek with HxC firmware. The Goteks can be had for slightly over $20, and the HxC license is only $12 or so. I checked out the Gotek drives, and many of them are cheap. There are a bunch of different options, though...
by Walter Ego
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository
Replies: 36
Views: 18590

Re: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository

Just a quick response to the member asking about floppy disk problems. My Q80 came with 12 disks, 11 were HD and only one was DDDS (750kb) - we all know the former may work for a while but data usually falls off the disk. Q80 needs the latter. It looks like some of the disks are HD, but I did check...
by Walter Ego
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository
Replies: 36
Views: 18590

Re: Kawai Q-80 (Q80) Archive & Repository

Funny coincidence. First time I've logged in since the summer; I picked up a Q-80 with a bunch of accessories for peanuts. It appears to be working fine but I'm afraid the disk drive is wonky. It came with two boxes of disks and will not read any of them. Comes up "disk unavailable" for every functi...
by Walter Ego
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 140
Views: 133709

Re: Your latest musical purchase

synthroom wrote:
Walter Ego wrote:I finally acquired my fourth CZ-101. You know what that means...

Are you going to get the haircut then?
Nope, but I have been working on that coy look, and being a tease in general. Oh, Vince...
by Walter Ego
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 140
Views: 133709

Re: Your latest musical purchase

I finally acquired my fourth CZ-101. You know what that means...

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by Walter Ego
Wed May 31, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Gadget for Mac Le
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Re: Gadget for Mac Le

Hm. Those little pop-up menus won't stay visible for me for some reason. I can't save any of the patches. I had a hard time finding the manual/documentation for some reason, but it's probably just me being a dope. I figured out the 1 and 2 keys for Arp on and Chord on, but that's about all. With a c...
by Walter Ego
Tue May 30, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Gadget for Mac Le
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Gadget for Mac Le

Has anyone downloaded the Le version of Gadget for Mac? It's free. It only includes 5 gadgets, but whatever. I can't find an actual list of features. When I click on some of the setting buttons (i.e. "Scale"), the features flash but disappear. Is there a way to activate the Arp in the Le version? I ...
by Walter Ego
Mon May 22, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I have a soft spot for...
Replies: 33
Views: 7644

Re: I have a soft spot for...

And for another example of messing with the presets on the PSS-470, here's a theme for a non-existent horror movie, courtesy of a modified version of the Cosmic sound: Gotta love that Cosmic preset. I used to have a PSS-570. Lovely sound. My favorite Casio preset on the MT-68/CT-410V has to be, coi...