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by max badwan
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which SRX boards to keep for my XV5080...
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Which SRX boards to keep for my XV5080...

Which SRX's have you got?
by max badwan
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MKS70 split patch problems
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: MKS70 split patch problems

The MKS is not faulty, it's the keyboard controller. The MKS 70 has 3 MIDI channels, one each for A and B blocks, and one for the system. If the system channel is the same as one of the blocks, some single channel controllers will only play one of the blocks. Try changing the control channel to a th...
by max badwan
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland Expansion Card Patches & JV 880
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Re: Roland Expansion Card Patches & JV 880

Is the board seated correctly? Open her up and check to make sure, as it's the only thing I can think of that might help - although the OS might not recognise that high a number (i.e. SR-JV80 ##) board - when the 8/80 was released there was only a couple avalable, so the OS might not be able to see ...
by max badwan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: JV-1080 vs. JV-2080
Replies: 6
Views: 3929

Re: JV-1080 vs. JV-2080

The main functional difference is the display, and the 3 EFX inserts.
There's some chatter about the 1080 sounding "better" than the 2080, but I'm not sure about that - any difference in sound at output can be fixed in the desk (if indeed the is any difference).
by max badwan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:57 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Jx10 v's Jx8p
Replies: 10
Views: 3542

Re: Jx10 v's Jx8p

Dual mode is static, V-mix and V-switch are dynamic, the ability to mix/switch the two engines via velocity is my favourite thing about the 10P.
by max badwan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?
Replies: 13
Views: 4543

Re: Jx 8p V's Jx 10?

The PG-800 came this morning. I'm in heaven :D You're set! Now, just for fun, imagine if the PG-800 had been built into the JX-10 board, and imagine, further, that Roland had adopted the Jupiter color scheme for it. A unit like that would probably be selling for over $2K. Yup, JX-10/MKS-70 with PG-...
by max badwan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 vs Korg DW-8000 ?
Replies: 16
Views: 14019

Re: Ensoniq SQ-80 vs Korg DW-8000 ?

The one thing that sets the DW apart from the rest, to me, is the DELAY. Holy moses. One of the coolest, easiest to use, and useful delays I have ever come across. I wish Korg would release that delay as a pedal or module, I would be the first to pre order. The SDD range of delays are the same as f...
by max badwan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland MKS-50 vs MKS-70
Replies: 10
Views: 5894

Re: Roland MKS-50 vs MKS-70

I've got both and... sonically they are very similar, but architecturally quite different. The 50 is much more straight forward to program, a single line (1 DCO, 1 LFO, 1 ENV, 2 VCF, 1 VCA) analog with some "modern" touches. The 70 on the other hand is a 2/4 line analog (2/4 DCO, 1/2 LFO, 2/4 ENV, 2...
by max badwan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time
Replies: 125
Views: 48911

Re: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time

Nobody has mentioned this worthy contender:
Evolution EVS 1
by max badwan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg DS-8
Replies: 14
Views: 3138

Re: Korg DS-8

I had a DS-8 for over twenty years, and I've used a 707 as well - great digital synths. The FM chip is the 4op Yamaha that was used in tons of products, but the OS was Korg, and it worked well. As with the DW 8000 the delay adds a lot. Compared to the more mathematical implementation of the Yamaha 4...
by max badwan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SRJV-06 Dance board
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

Re: SRJV-06 Dance board

I could be completely wrong, but I think the copyright issue was between AMG and the B2B (Back to Black) crew - AMG had distribution rights to B2B, but didn't own the copyright per se, so when AMG licensed the sound set to Roland (which included a ton of B2B samples), B2B weren't included in the agr...
by max badwan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: roland jv2080 & MKS50 advice
Replies: 7
Views: 8939

Re: roland jv2080 & MKS50 advice

there are a couple of freeware editors for PC/Win available for the 2080, but as noted, it's easy to tweak without a soft editor - I'm not sure about the MKS though (I've got a PG 300 so I've never looked). You can edit the MKS from the front panel, but it's fairly tedious. Yes, they both respond to...
by max badwan
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: In the market for a quality digital delay unit
Replies: 13
Views: 4352

Re: In the market for a quality digital delay unit

have a look at the Korg SDD series, I still use a SDD 3300
by max badwan
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Trading Vintage For New Golden Age
Replies: 30
Views: 6793

Re: Trading Vintage For New Golden Age

syntheticsolutions wrote:The thought of selling the SH-5 I don't have makes me feel sick.
same same
by max badwan
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your Favorite Patch Names
Replies: 19
Views: 3394

Re: Your Favorite Patch Names

when the JX 8P was released, I32 was a sound called "Open Wide" - nothing to do with the filters, it was an excellent dentists drill - made your teeth hurt listening to it.