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by max badwan
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg poly800(v1) vs Roland juno106
Replies: 27
Views: 28846

Re: Korg poly800(v1) vs Roland juno106

it gives you real time control of VCF cutoff and res This mod brings the internal trimmers for the filter (meant to be used for calibration only ) out to the front panel. It completely overrides the programmed filter settings...a real drag when you recall your carefully sculpted patches :? yep, not...
by max badwan
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why do you use the Synthesizer you use most?
Replies: 60
Views: 10810

Re: Why do you use the Synthesizer you use most?

a bit late, but... I've used my MKS 70 consistently for about 25 years (it cost more than my car back then), so that would be it, but lately, I tend to switch on the JV 2080 when I want to practice - I'm very familiar with the sound set and the OS, and I only have to turn on a keyboard and the modul...
by max badwan
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai K5000 Synthesizer
Replies: 14
Views: 12376

Re: Kawai K5000 Synthesizer

I've had a K5000s for a while now, doesn't get used much, but I can't part with it - a well built and well designed keyboard. I wish Kawai were still in the synth market, they had some of the best synth products. Sonically excellent, but a bit of a mindf#@k to program. It's my late-at-night-with-hea...
by max badwan
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Pr 100
Replies: 7
Views: 2911

Re: Roland Pr 100

it'll sync to MIDI clock, I think it might have SPP as well, but not MTC - it's a fairly basic two track, 16 channel linear sequencer. If you want to sync to DIN 24, you'll need something else.
Edit: does the 909 output MIDI clock and DIN 24 simultaneously? If so, you're sorted.
by max badwan
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)
Replies: 25
Views: 15977

Re: Favorite sub-$200 Reverb/Delays (Hardware)

my favourite hardware delay is my Korg SDD 3300, but it might not be in the price range.
The Kawai RV 4 is an interesting unit - worth a look, and I still use an Alesis Quadraverb GT from time to time.
by max badwan
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland XP-80 General MIDI set
Replies: 9
Views: 2480

Re: Roland XP-80 General MIDI set

I haven't got an XP 80 at hand, but I just checked on my JV 2080 and the GM sound set uses the base ROM (Int 1 & 2), no EFX. The sounds are OK, a bit dated and lacklustre, but that's GM for you. The sample set would be shared by other Roland products - they date back the the S-series library. Hope t...
by max badwan
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg poly800(v1) vs Roland juno106
Replies: 27
Views: 28846

Re: Korg poly800(v1) vs Roland juno106

I definitely agree on the cost of the Hawk/Atomahawk upgrades, but MoogSlayer is a cheap, easy to do mod, as long as you're handy with a soldering iron, the cost of parts is likely under $10.00, and the mod should take less than one hour - definitely worth looking at. that sounds cool and easy...th...
by max badwan
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg poly800(v1) vs Roland juno106
Replies: 27
Views: 28846

Re: Korg poly800(v1) vs Roland juno106

I definitely agree on the cost of the Hawk/Atomahawk upgrades, but MoogSlayer is a cheap, easy to do mod, as long as you're handy with a soldering iron, the cost of parts is likely under $10.00, and the mod should take less than one hour - definitely worth looking at.
by max badwan
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg poly800(v1) vs Roland juno106
Replies: 27
Views: 28846

Re: Korg poly800(v1) vs Roland juno106

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Poly 800 (and EX-800) don't produce Sawtooth waveforms - they instead use stepped square waves. The Juno 106 is able to produce sawtooth waveforms. To me that's a major difference. Secondly the filter in the Juno is much, much, much better. The Poly 800 was "modelle...
by max badwan
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg poly800(v1) vs Roland juno106
Replies: 27
Views: 28846

Re: Korg poly800(v1) vs Roland juno106

as a bed for modding, the Poly 800 is excellent - the MoogSlayer mod gives you knobs for filter cutoff and res, all the way up to AtomaHawk, which is a system re-write, akin the the Kiwi3P, giving you sys-ex editing (and more). The one filter/paraphonic thing means its best used for staccato playing...
by max badwan
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: The most over-used terms used to describe sound
Replies: 25
Views: 7429

Re: The most over-used terms used to describe sound

given that this is in samplers, I'm surprised no one's mentioned "pristine".
by max badwan
Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths used on The The's "Soul Mining"
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Re: Synths used on The The's "Soul Mining"

1983 - the weapon of choice was still the Prophet 5, could have been a JP 8, or an OB something something, but it could well have been a Solina.
by max badwan
Wed May 28, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg EX-800 labelling
Replies: 10
Views: 1948

Re: Korg EX-800 labelling

Vxster wrote:Same deal with the SB-100 Synthe-Bass
and the EX 8000
by max badwan
Wed May 28, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: MKS-50 Wrong ROM Bank B???
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: MKS-50 Wrong ROM Bank B???

from memory, only Bank A /a gets reset to the factory defaults, when you do a system reset, Bank B/b persists. I assume the designers thought users would want the machine reset, without losing their custom patches.
the iPG800 iOS app works well - not sure if it runs on iPhone though.
by max badwan
Wed May 28, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What can a Roland JX-3P do without PG 200 programmer
Replies: 45
Views: 18698

Re: What can a Roland JX-3P do without PG 200 programmer

I remember seeing a brochure online for the JX-3P & PG-200 and it actually mentions that the programmer was designed to be compatible with other future Roland products, but of course that never happened. On one hand though it did allow the JX-3P to be sold individually at a much cheaper cost. I thi...