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by max badwan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Suggested ESQ-1 upgrades
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

Re: Suggested ESQ-1 upgrades

There's also a 20,000 note sequencer expander - the SQX-20, in addition to the SQX-10.
TheKeytarist wrote:It really is a shame no one has hacked this yet like the profit 600 cpu upgrade...
Agree.
by max badwan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly
Replies: 42
Views: 6369

Re: FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly

commodorejohn wrote:Well, yeah, there's that, but if they were going to develop an extension to the MIDI standard in the first place they ought to have done it properly.
MIDI Manufacturers Association seem to be pretty thorough.
by max badwan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Any good sound design and synthesis video courses/books?
Replies: 6
Views: 1860

Re: Any good sound design and synthesis video courses/books?

"The Synthesiser" by Roland, is a four volume set that covers synthesis theory and practice - it was published in 1978, and uses System 700 modules for the explanations, but is still a valid resource.
by max badwan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg DW-8000 - turns on but no lights or sound
Replies: 11
Views: 3296

Re: Korg DW-8000 - turns on but no lights or sound

Try resetting the board - hold down buttons 5+6 and power up. You'll need to reload the sound data if that works.
by max badwan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Ds8 won't save global settings
Replies: 7
Views: 1396

Re: Korg Ds8 won't save global settings

All the Function mode settings should be stored automatically, it should remember the MIDI channel, and OMNI on/off, etc. Could be a battery thing, not really sure, but I hope that helps.
by max badwan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Old Roland Samplers (S Series, W-30, etc)
Replies: 43
Views: 13668

Re: Old Roland Samplers (S Series, W-30, etc)

I've got an Apple CD-150 and a AppleCD-600e and neither of them have worked with the S-550 for me. Are you using the Panasonic with an S-760 or S-550? I just re-read the question. Sorry, S-760 and XV-5080. From memory, there are only a dozen or so drives that work with the S-550, I recall seeing a ...
by max badwan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Old Roland Samplers (S Series, W-30, etc)
Replies: 43
Views: 13668

Re: Old Roland Samplers (S Series, W-30, etc)

Thanks Max & Synthroom, for the information on OS 2x for the S760 etc Im delighted to know that I will be hopefully up & running immediately with my incoming S760 with my S50/W30 samples on floppies. Hoping the OS is the latest. Hope you find the Roland CD drive Synthroom, No problem. You can get O...
by max badwan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly
Replies: 42
Views: 6369

Re: FutureSonus Parva--an Affordable Analog Poly

meatballfulton wrote:Kickstarter $999 contribution gets you a Parva shipped to you in August 2015.

An interesting new feature has been added: a USB Master port so you can connect USB-only controllers directly.
My wife is a big fan of Kickstarter.....
Might have to make some unsubtle hints....
by max badwan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What Drum and Bass Machine for Prog Rock?
Replies: 14
Views: 4267

Re: What Drum and Bass Machine for Prog Rock?

Have you checked out Roland Fantom or Yamaha Motifs?
by max badwan
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: War of the Waves
Replies: 17
Views: 4761

Re: War of the Waves

I also missed the Soltron K 160.
by max badwan
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Old Roland Samplers (S Series, W-30, etc)
Replies: 43
Views: 13668

Re: Old Roland Samplers (S Series, W-30, etc)

synthroom wrote:So there's a version 2.3 of the S-760 OS? I've only ever had the Version 2.24. Any suggestions on where to get the Version 2.3?
My bad, OS 2.23. I was having a seniors moment.
by max badwan
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Old Roland Samplers (S Series, W-30, etc)
Replies: 43
Views: 13668

Re: Old Roland Samplers (S Series, W-30, etc)

I converted my S550 library to S 760 via FDD, no problems. Max, that is awesome . The manual indicated clearly that it was not possible. (If Roland early manuals ever indicate anything clearly.) I don't have nor have I ever used an S760, but I am getting one next week. If that is the case Im really...
by max badwan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Old Roland Samplers (S Series, W-30, etc)
Replies: 43
Views: 13668

Re: Old Roland Samplers (S Series, W-30, etc)

I converted my S550 library to S 760 via FDD, no problems.
by max badwan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: History of FM synthesis and digital synths
Replies: 11
Views: 1554

Re: History of FM synthesis and digital synths

A great read. Thanks, Dr Chowning - love your work!