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by BaconTastesGood
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?
Replies: 15
Views: 14629

Re: Prophet 08 or Mopho x4?

A huge chunk of the cost is in the sheer number of knobs on the P08. Keybed + extra knobs is worth the cost for some. If you don't care about those, then you could also consider just getting a Tetra desktop module and saving even more money. Note that the used market for the P08 is trending towards ...
by BaconTastesGood
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Recording synths line out?
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: Recording synths line out?

Yes, that is generally how you want to gain stage -- have max gain as close to the source as possible and then use downstream elements to attenuate/boost as necessary.
by BaconTastesGood
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Pres, Pedals and more
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: Pres, Pedals and more

Just keep gain staging and impedance matching in mind and you'll be set. I use a Pigtronix Keymaster to handle the effects loop aspect. For pedals, I can highly recommend the Pigtronix Polysaturator, but an even more interesting one that I haven't tried but read a fairly positive review about is the...
by BaconTastesGood
Fri May 25, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Advice on first 'proper' keyboard. Opinions on Juno Stage/Di
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Advice on first 'proper' keyboard. Opinions on Juno Stag

A very good general purpose keyboard that might be in your price range is a used or new Kurzweil PC361. Amazingly versatile synth that covers pretty much every sound you want.
by BaconTastesGood
Fri May 25, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: What's your favorite amp simulator (hardware)
Replies: 16
Views: 5367

Re: What's your favorite amp simulator (hardware)

The AMT SS-20/SS-30 are fantastic and to my ears sound better than Sans Amp's GT-2 or PSA. I got mine on eBay from the seller.
by BaconTastesGood
Tue May 22, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha RS7000 vs. MPC 60
Replies: 34
Views: 13853

Re: Yamaha RS7000 vs. MPC 60

Unless I'm missing something the sysex interval is only relevant when doing sysex dumps to external devices -- when I'm doing a straight sequence there's no sysex in there (and even if there were, the interval only is an issue if I'm doing bulk dumps).
by BaconTastesGood
Mon May 21, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests
Replies: 15
Views: 4253

Re: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests

ninja6485 wrote:Have you ruled out the possibility that your microQ is functioning improperly?
Haven't ruled it out, but I consider it doubtful since to have only MIDI timing be suspect seems like an odd malfunction to have.
by BaconTastesGood
Mon May 21, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests
Replies: 15
Views: 4253

Re: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests

Interesting results. I wonder if the Q has the same issues as the micro Q. I'm guessing they share the same code so I would consider it likely, but I have no way of telling. The Blofeld is rock solid though. I know my Blofeld feels very tight on arpeggiated sequences so it doesn't surprise me to re...
by BaconTastesGood
Sun May 20, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha RS7000 vs. MPC 60
Replies: 34
Views: 13853

Re: Yamaha RS7000 vs. MPC 60

As I said earlier the degree to which the timing matters depends greatly on the style of music you're doing. If you're doing 32nd note HHs at 150bpm you'll hear a 2.8ms offset (especially when a note is only 50ms long). A 2.8ms offset is very much like a flange/flam, not necessarily bad but probably...
by BaconTastesGood
Sun May 20, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2142
Views: 572699

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

Bought a Manikin Schrittmacher from 'michenal' and after a hiccup which he was very, very apologetic for (and EXTREMELY responsive about) it arrived and is awesome. Would absolutely buy from him again!
by BaconTastesGood
Sat May 19, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha RS7000 vs. MPC 60
Replies: 34
Views: 13853

Re: Yamaha RS7000 vs. MPC 60

I won't bother posting a graph this time, but after writing my transient detection program it was much easier for me to do extended runs to get more data. Same data as before but over 380 notes. Manikin => MicroQ: -8 sample median error, 6.02ms worst error Manikin => Blofeld: -2 sample median error,...
by BaconTastesGood
Sat May 19, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests
Replies: 15
Views: 4253

Re: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests

Won't bother posting a graph, but I ran the tests (now automated, woo!) on my Blofeld and on the MicroQ on port 2 (in case the port mattered). Blofeld was as tight as the NL2. MicroQ was still pretty bad. I extended samples to 60 seconds and was finding swings of over 5ms (either direction, sometime...
by BaconTastesGood
Fri May 18, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests
Replies: 15
Views: 4253

Re: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests

I don't see anything wrong with knowing what is going on with a piece of gear that is being used to write music. If it saves frustration, It may certainly be worth it. Frustration with equipment is a huge music writing turn off. Most of my troubles are with sequencing, and I could see how it could ...
by BaconTastesGood
Fri May 18, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests
Replies: 15
Views: 4253

Re: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests

No disrespect but you really ought to consider using it to make some music instead! I do that too :D But at the same time, there's nothing more frustrating than trying to make music with uncooperative tools. If I had not known about the MIDI timing issues I would likely have been extremely frustrat...
by BaconTastesGood
Fri May 18, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests
Replies: 15
Views: 4253

Re: Manikin Schrittmacher MIDI Timing tests

I'm a programmer, so I'll write something for scratch, shouldn't take long. I'm just going to load up mono WAVs, normalize them, then use specifiable window widths and threshold values to determine trigger levels and dump the output to a CSV, which I can then import to a spreadsheet.