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by chipaudette
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland TR-707 vs Sequential Circuits Drumtraks
Replies: 20
Views: 14577

Re: Roland TR-707 vs Sequential Circuits Drumtraks

I can't imagine two machines with more polorized toms. The 707's are static, dated and campy, while the drumtrax are deep and powerful, almost tribal. Truth. I have a 707. I never use the Toms. They're bad. The 707's kick, snare, and hats (and clap, of course) are pretty rockin', but the toms stink...
by chipaudette
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg mono/poly vs Korg polysix
Replies: 18
Views: 16960

Re: Korg mono/poly vs Korg polysix

footswitchable chord mem. How Interesting! I never use it. But, on the Mono/Poly, you have footswitchable portamento, which I use *all* the time. im not particularly adept at using patch memory on the polysix because its easier to dial in a patch than figure out where i saved it , I'm with you on t...
by chipaudette
Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg mono/poly vs Korg polysix
Replies: 18
Views: 16960

Re: Korg mono/poly vs Korg polysix

I hate not having patch memory, even on a simple synth (why I sold my SH-101s eventually) life's just too short, when you nail a sound to have to redial it each and every time. ...and from my personal perspective, life is too short to keep playing the same patches. Having no patch memory (as in the...
by chipaudette
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg mono/poly vs Korg polysix
Replies: 18
Views: 16960

Re: Korg mono/poly vs Korg polysix

Hey, thanks for the kind words! Modding my P6 was fun!
by chipaudette
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Korg mono/poly vs Korg polysix
Replies: 18
Views: 16960

Re: Korg mono/poly vs Korg polysix

I have both a Mono/Poly and a Polysix. If I had to keep just one, it would be the Mono/Poly. No question. The Mono/Poly has: * Portamento (P6 does not) * Separate envelopes for VCF and for VCA (P6 has one envelope), * More waveforms for the LFO (P6 only has triangle) * The sync/xmod section is banan...
by chipaudette
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Again: Juno or Polysix?
Replies: 71
Views: 25332

Re: Again: Juno or Polysix?

Well, I was doing the keybed as part of a much larger refit including MIDI. So, I bought a Fatar Keybed off Keyparts UK (http://www.keyparts.co.uk/) as well as their keybed scanning electronics (which output MIDI). Internal to my synth, I jacked the MIDI from the keybed scanner into my Polysix's MID...
by chipaudette
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Again: Juno or Polysix?
Replies: 71
Views: 25332

Re: Again: Juno or Polysix?

Oh, and I can confirm that: 1) The Polysix keybed is pretty cheap feeling. I replaced mine with a Fatar keybed so that I could get aftertouch. The new keybed plays so much more nicely (with far fewer plastic clicky sounds) than the keybed that came with the Polysix. 2) The Polysix Ensemble effect is...
by chipaudette
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Again: Juno or Polysix?
Replies: 71
Views: 25332

Re: Again: Juno or Polysix?

While most everything regarding Juno vs Polysix has been said, there is one more line of thinking...I find that the VCO core of the Polysix makes it more open to modifications.... * Adding Portamento and Aftertouch: http://synthhacker.blogspot.com/2013/03/polysix-aftertouch-and-portamento-demo.html ...
by chipaudette
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Polysix arpeggiator trigger
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Polysix arpeggiator trigger

The Polysix needs an S-trigger, sound like that's the problem... If you have the S-trigger cable from Doepfer for the Dark Time, try it with that one. I concur with this. If you're not familiar, an "S-Trigger" is the opposite of a "V-Trigger". Here's how it works... In a V-Trigger setup, the time p...
by chipaudette
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Building a MIDI controller
Replies: 10
Views: 3400

Re: Building a MIDI controller

If you're in the USA, and you're ordering from Keyparts UK, they (and you) have to jump though a bunch of hoops. I did it mostly through email, and they were very helpful. They saved me a ton on shipping through finding just the right packaging that fit within certain price bounds of international U...
by chipaudette
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: All analog synths retro electronic tracks
Replies: 12
Views: 1538

Re: All analog synths retro electronic tracks

Hehe, I used many layers of the P600 sounds, plus analog chorus. One take of them did sound good, just not wide enough :) The bass is just one dry take of my Mono/Poly tho! When I compared my upgraded P600 to my Mono/Poly, I thought: either I sell it, or I try to make it better. So I chose to chang...
by chipaudette
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Polysix - repair place in Seattle area?
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: Korg Polysix - repair place in Seattle area?

If you're still having trouble with the buttons, and you own a soldering iron, you could try replacing the buttons yourself. Here's the info on what button to buy and a step-by-step on how to replace it: http://synthhacker.blogspot.com/2013/06/polysix-replacing-push-button.html Also, there's lots of...
by chipaudette
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Building a MIDI controller
Replies: 10
Views: 3400

Re: Building a MIDI controller

The folks at Keyparts UK treated me really nicely with my 61-note keybed (with aftertouch) and their keyscanner. The keybed itself is so delightful!

http://synthhacker.blogspot.com/2013/02 ... nture.html

Chip