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by abruzzi
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?
Replies: 66
Views: 40654

Re: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?

I have the laptop, and I'm almost done setting it up for ripping disk images. Hopefully over the next week I'll start ripping them.
by abruzzi
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Keyboard Sequencers to Use as main sequencer
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Re: Keyboard Sequencers to Use as main sequencer

What sequencer you like is very personal, but I like the Kurzweil sequencer, and it's available on all the K series from the K2000 to the K2600. If you can't afford an ASR, you probably can't afford a 2500 or 2600, but K2000s can frequently be found for $200-$300 or so. Great synth too.
by abruzzi
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha RS7000 or Roland MC909 for sequencing other synths?
Replies: 11
Views: 13381

Re: Yamaha RS7000 or Roland MC909 for sequencing other synth

Im curious about the RS7000 pattern vs song mode. I recently bought its baby brother, the RM1X because everyone raved about the sequencer. What I didn't like (and I'd love to know if this was changed in the RS7000) is that I can create a bunch of patterns, I can sequence those patterns using pattern...
by abruzzi
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Studiologic sledge 2.0 vs blofeld?
Replies: 7
Views: 5276

Re: Studiologic sledge 2.0 vs blofeld?

Ashe37 wrote:iirc i even checked and it wasn't documented.
Yeah, definitely not documented, but some people discovered that if you send it the blofeld SYSEX to change to the PPG filter, it will actually change to the PPG filter.
by abruzzi
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Back at it, need help with a digital keyboard synth
Replies: 9
Views: 1963

Re: Back at it, need help with a digital keyboard synth

The TS-10 does have polyAT, but it tends to sell for more than the TS-12. As a digital aficionado, I'd consider some of the following: Korg Z1: early VA, but a lot more besides. Usually right around $500 or so. Kawai K5000: Fourier additive. Can sometimes be a bit tedious, but can sound great. The W...
by abruzzi
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post
Replies: 37
Views: 5461

Re: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post

. No one wants an oligopoly, but businesses have to be able to compete. If you're worried about the Behringer moog copy, why not worry about the $500 ms20's and Karp Odysseys stealing Moog sales? The Odyssey was it's biggest competition for Moog at one point in time. To me I see a difference betwee...
by abruzzi
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post
Replies: 37
Views: 5461

Re: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post

IMO, these are companies not charities. A market of willing buyers and sellers. You can make as niche a product you want but if nobody's buying it, you fail. You can mass make a product at lower quality and if it sells, you succeed. For me, its not really a moral argument, it purely self interest. ...
by abruzzi
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post
Replies: 37
Views: 5461

Re: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post

Keep this slippery slope in check. He can't do that much damage, Moog's legacy is built on pioneering the craft itself, and most people can tell within 5 minutes of playing a quality instrument THAT it's a quality instrument, and vice versa. Moog has a cult following that's extremely dedicated, and...
by abruzzi
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?
Replies: 66
Views: 40654

Re: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?

By the way, while I wait for the laptop to arrive, I started digging through my disks to find "official" ensoniq disks. this is what I came up with:

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(damn iPhone photos are always flipped...)
by abruzzi
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?
Replies: 66
Views: 40654

Re: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?

Rasputin wrote:As promised...

http://r-massive.cellarseer.com/ensoniq ... e-library/

PM me here if there are any problems or questions about accessibility or the exact content.
No love for non-Facebook users?
by abruzzi
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1U? A-station or Virus Rack?
Replies: 11
Views: 1646

Re: 1U? A-station or Virus Rack?

BTW, I bought a Wavestation SR, got it installed and love the sound. I'm familiar with wavestations, so this wasn't a surprise. What was a surprise was that the week it showed up, an FS1R showed up for a very reasonable price (considering what FS1Rs have gone for in the past.) I've always regretted ...
by abruzzi
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1U? A-station or Virus Rack?
Replies: 11
Views: 1646

Re: 1U? A-station or Virus Rack?

Doesn't the PX-7 transmit Poly AT? Supposedly it will, but the pads are more suited to playing drums than melodic lines. They require a lot more force just to trigger than a keyboard. One octave is a limitation as well. Oddly the sound engine doesn't respond to polyAT. I was surprised to discover t...
by abruzzi
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?
Replies: 66
Views: 40654

Re: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?

I lot of what I have came from another user who was selling a box of 100 mirage disks for $50. There are a lot of ensoniq disks in there, but most are homemade. Lots of audio clips from movies (remember when every local band had a sampler and would trigger their favorite movie lines in the middle of...
by abruzzi
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?
Replies: 66
Views: 40654

Re: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?

Hmmm.... maybe try the auto-detect format feature? I don't know, I swear by Omniflop on XP. It's been rock solid in my experience, but of course hardware setups may play a part in that. Yeah, I found this when I was trying to make a backup of the SoundProcess disk I bought from syntaur. I tried eve...
by abruzzi
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?
Replies: 66
Views: 40654

Re: Ensoniq Mirage sample library?

Baus wrote:For reading/writing images from/to disk I use Omniflop in Windows XP
I was never able to get omniflop to work reading mirage disks. I can write images I download off the net, but if I read, then write the same image, the resulting disk doesn't work.