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by pmh
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 3089

Re: Effects

more recently im looking at the behringer 'space-c' a clone of the boss dimension-c preset chorus pedal CC300? Did you get one? Hadn't heard of this, damn it is cheap! Anyone with any experience with this? About £34 delivered here, which is quite cheap for a chorus pedal. I have a Behringer mixing ...
by pmh
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 3089

Re: Effects

Superb, certainly does help. I did do a few searches to try and check for a similar request thread, but it came back with so many responses it proved impossible to flick through them. :mrgreen: Thanks for the links to other threads, I'll certainly have a look. One of my pedal designs did make Guitar...
by pmh
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 3089

Effects

I've never found the need to use effects pedals with my current synthesizers, but would be interested to see what others use. In the very early days I did use my guitar fuzz, phaser and chorus to fatten up the sound of my first mono synth. I do have a Digitech RP1 tucked away in a cupboard somewhere...
by pmh
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Cleaning sticker residue off synths
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Cleaning sticker residue off synths

I usually use methylated spirit or white spirit. It's wise not to rub too hard, and to wash away the residue with soapy water as quickly as possible. Dependant upon the surface, it's also wise to try a test area which can't be seen, as both these substances can remove some coatings. I had two lines ...
by pmh
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: RRP Info
Replies: 0
Views: 476

RRP Info

Does anybody know of a website(s) where I can look up the RRP, or average price, or a synth? I would like to update my list, as I am a few short. Sound on Sound had been useful for a few, but this seems only good for the mid 90s onwards. For info, the prices I am looking for are:- Yamaha DX7IID Rola...
by pmh
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Front Room (Lounge) Jam
Replies: 22
Views: 1766

Re: Front Room (Lounge) Jam

The last tune I played on the VL1 was "Get Carter" a la the Human League, as played on Dare.

A natty little piece to learn.

Kind regards,



Phil
by pmh
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Front Room (Lounge) Jam
Replies: 22
Views: 1766

Re: Front Room (Lounge) Jam

Some excellent recommendations and introducing me to something I haven't seen before, the OP1. On first inspection it does look a bit pricey for what you get.

Has anybody tried any of the kits from Mutable:-

http://mutable-instruments.net

mainly the Shruthi?

Kind regards,



Phil
by pmh
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Front Room (Lounge) Jam
Replies: 22
Views: 1766

Front Room (Lounge) Jam

Many comments have been made to having a Synth you can play in the front room, in various forum threads; no doubt to wile away the hours whilst your good lady watches her favourite soap or that film for the 40th time. Trouble is, which Synth would you select for a front room jam, taking into conside...
by pmh
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Minibrute Vs. Microbrute
Replies: 29
Views: 64420

Re: Minibrute Vs. Microbrute

That's a good point. It is always good to have a Synth which you can use downstairs, whilst the good lady is watching something on the television. I currently have a mini usb keyboard which sits nicely on my laptop, but this restricts me to soft synths. Maybe the smaller key size on the micro isn't ...
by pmh
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Minibrute Vs. Microbrute
Replies: 29
Views: 64420

Re: Minibrute Vs. Microbrute

I haven't had the opportunity to try either but, from the reviews I have read, and the YouTube videos I have seen, they both seem excellent synths, especially for the price. Putting their differences aside, size would be a consideration for me. The Microbrute does stand out as being the most desirab...
by pmh
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Soundbytes Magazine latest issue
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Soundbytes Magazine latest issue

Thanks for this. I didn't know about the magazine, and have now bookmarked the site.

Kind regards,



Phil
by pmh
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!
Replies: 88
Views: 16866

Re: Arturia Beat Step---$99 CV step sequencer!

Best price in England, at the moment, seems to be £89

Certainly packed with features for that price and certainly worth a go.

Kind regards,



Phil
by pmh
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Keyboards
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Keyboards

As mentioned, there are many out there at a variety of different costs, and also quality. Before making your choice, though, double check! Some controllers are USB only, an example being the M-audio Oxygen. I would also advise not to skip on the number of keys to cut down costs. Personally, I wouldn...
by pmh
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Rack/Module Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

Re: Rack/Module Recommendations

Looking through eBay, for a few of the suggested examples and spotted an E-mu Orbit and a Yamaha MU50 XG. They were both cheap, and looked interesting, so snapped them up.

Looking forward to their arrival.

Kind regards,



Phil
by pmh
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Rack/Module Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 2200

Re: Rack/Module Recommendations

I'm flogging a TX81Z if you're interested. Otherwise, I think dabbling with your existing U-110 should show results, especially if you pick up a couple of the sound cards for it. It could be argued that these days they're totally obsolete, but it's quite simple to program when you spend a little ti...