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by max badwan
Tue May 20, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What can a Roland JX-3P do without PG 200 programmer
Replies: 45
Views: 18701

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

I agree that the price of Roland PG units are ridiculous, but there's the KiwiTechnics Patch Editor, or the DTronics DT 200 clone. The big bad B isn't that bad either, the BCR 200 is quite OK.
by max badwan
Tue May 13, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: AKAI AX 73 sampler input mod?
Replies: 7
Views: 3623

Re: AKAI AX 73 sampler input mod?

from memory, the sampler inputs are designed to piggy back from an Akai S612, essentially turning the AX into a dual oscillator synth (with one oscillator being the sampled voice) - you can mix/balance the inputs. In practice, if you want to use the filters on something, you'll need a way to split t...
by max badwan
Tue May 13, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JX10 V3.0
Replies: 27
Views: 14180

Re: Roland JX10 V3.0

commodorejohn wrote:PWM? Holy c**p, I can't wait - that's the single biggest thing the JX-10 is missing.
I agree, you can do PWM of sorts using sync, but it's not the same. I never could figure why Roland engineers put PWM in the Junos and Jupiters, but not the JXs. No doubt cost.
by max badwan
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kiwi Technics to make KiwiJX8P
Replies: 15
Views: 5340

Re: Kiwi Technics to make KiwiJX8P

I own the PE, and it's worth having if you'd like to control one of these '80s-era, no-knob synths. The list of synths that it works with is pretty impressive. If I didn't already own the PG-300 and PG-800, I would definitely get the Kiwi-PE. I've also got a Behringer BCR hanging around that I've u...
by max badwan
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Roland S760
Replies: 20
Views: 8249

Re: Roland S760

pretty much
by max badwan
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that didn't impress you
Replies: 133
Views: 27017

Re: Synths that didn't impress you

At the time of release, I found the Juno series relatively pedestrian, but I like them now. I remember the Akai AX 80 didn't blow my socks off, but looking back, I may have been a synth snob. I bought a JP 6 in 1986, sold it a month or two later, at the time, I just didn't like the sound (probably "...
by max badwan
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: when eBay listings include VintageSynth reviews
Replies: 21
Views: 3321

Re: when eBay listings include VintageSynth reviews

when I'm looking at a listing, I want detail about the actual item on offer - we can all google ourselves for the general info - so if the seller is too slack to provide detail then I don't buy.
by max badwan
Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?
Replies: 75
Views: 13304

Re: Versatile and favorite sequencers: What's yours?

stikygum wrote:I'm going with a non VSE answer. I love Logic and that's my favorite.
Same same. I started using Logic on an Atari, upgrading from Notator. Notator would have to be my favourite pattern sequencer by far.
by max badwan
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: when eBay listings include VintageSynth reviews
Replies: 21
Views: 3321

Re: when eBay listings include VintageSynth reviews

Just because you disagree with the reviews doesn't make them "inconsistent." It means that you have a different opinion. It also means, I think, that the reviews take into consideration the inherent limits of the machine being reviewed. This is why a TB-303 and a Juno-106 can receive the same ratin...
by max badwan
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kiwi Technics to make KiwiJX8P
Replies: 15
Views: 5340

Re: Kiwi Technics to make KiwiJX8P

Rezisehtnys wrote:If it'd somehow add adjustable pulse width and PWM...
yep, and clock-able LFOs....
by max badwan
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kiwi Technics to make KiwiJX8P
Replies: 15
Views: 5340

Re: Kiwi Technics to make KiwiJX8P

"I'm excited" as Big Kev used to say!
by max badwan
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: when eBay listings include VintageSynth reviews
Replies: 21
Views: 3321

Re: when eBay listings include VintageSynth reviews

with all due respect to the reviewers, the reviews aren't entirely consistent, either. For example: TB 303 VSE rating Awesome Juno 106 VSE rating Awesome XV 5080 VSE rating Awesome From where I sit, there are three different products in three different product groups. A TB 303 as a synth would rate ...
by max badwan
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ultimate DX7 sounds
Replies: 39
Views: 20505

Re: Ultimate DX7 sounds

If you give a DX7 to 100 competent synth programmers, they'll make 100 different patch banks with originality. If you give a standard vintage analog poly to 100 competent synth programmers, they'll make the same patches in a different order. Taking the time to understand the foundations of synthesi...
by max badwan
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Hello, and which synth shall I purchase?
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Re: Hello, and which synth shall I purchase?

does it have to be a poly? There are some new mono analogs that would suit - Mini/MicroBrute, MS20 et al that would be great for a beginner for lo-fi/experimental. You could pick up the Korg Volcas Keys and Drums around your price point, for example.
by max badwan
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha TX16W getting started problems.. HELP!??!
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Re: Yamaha TX16W getting started problems.. HELP!??!

there is an English manual, from memory it was at www.nuedge.net