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by ranzee
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Complete DX7II soundsheet in file format needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

Re: The Complete DX7II soundsheet in file format needed

I have the book also - and I can't remember if there was a floppy disk somewhere with this? Let me poke around. I've also got the original DX7II-FD manual :)
by ranzee
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Boutique SH01a ...Pretty nice.
Replies: 6
Views: 2383

Re: Boutique SH01a ...Pretty nice.

It probably is the best boutique to be honest - for 4 reasons: 1) It sounds like an SH-101 (without being pedantic, it is pretty close) 2) It has 4 voices polyphony - so it is bigger than a mono synth 3) It has an awesome sequencer, I love it! 4) It can sound like a Juno : [youtube]https://www.youtu...
by ranzee
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Chiptunes - Roland A-01 recreating a classic C64 game tune
Replies: 0
Views: 863

Chiptunes - Roland A-01 recreating a classic C64 game tune

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHt6iR3sDFk I've been using the C64 since way back in the early 80s. I can't escape it - but the music has influenced me - and today I still find myself reaching for that Square Wave or using a stack of PWM! In this vid - I've gone and recreated the famous Commando t...
by ranzee
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Synth sound issue
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Synth sound issue

Could be the battery.

Failing that, it could be the AMP circuit.
by ranzee
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I did a little studio tour vid
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: I did a little studio tour vid

Jabberwalky wrote:Someone's gone a little crazy the last couple years!
hehe - sure have!

not worth doing if you're not crazy :)
by ranzee
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Volca FM- technical issues.
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Re: Volca FM- technical issues.

A few things you could try:

To check if POLY is on - use FUNC + POLY (Key #1)

To check if ARP is on - use FUNC + ARP ON/OFF (Key #5)

for the sequencer - just clear it with Func + Erase

see how that goes :)
by ranzee
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I did a little studio tour vid
Replies: 3
Views: 867

I did a little studio tour vid



Enjoy :)
by ranzee
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What Synth Sound Is This?
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: What Synth Sound Is This?

You can tame that with a filter envelope :)
by ranzee
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are software synths disposable instruments?
Replies: 19
Views: 4705

Re: Are software synths disposable instruments?

These days with computers able to run virtual machines and emulations - there's nothing stopping us from using retro old computers with software synths. Just putting that out there - and sorry if it has already been mentioned, but I'm lazy and didn't read all the replies. However, my big personal ta...
by ranzee
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What Synth Sound Is This?
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: What Synth Sound Is This?

the synth part is just a sawtooth waveform going through a distortion/overdrive FX - you could easily achieve this with almost any analog or digital synth. the plucking sound, i'm thinking it might be a sample or drum machine (which usually uses samples). You could recreate this using a synth - but ...
by ranzee
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Custom MIDI mapping to the JD-XI using SYSEX
Replies: 0
Views: 574

Custom MIDI mapping to the JD-XI using SYSEX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg6XIXQdViU I've just finished a video that shows how to setup custom sliders and kobs to control the Roland JD-XI synthesizer with the A-500 Pro MIDI controller. I'm specifically using SYSEX messages to control things like AMP and Filter Envelopes, Aftertouch, toggl...
by ranzee
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is your favorite Phaser FX for synths?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: What is your favorite Phaser FX for synths?

Spent many many hours scouring the internet listening to demos trying to find a good sounding low budget option. I finally decided on the Russian Smallstone, red and black. Sounds great with my string synths! :D https://medias.audiofanzine.com/images/normal/electro-harmonix-small-stone-russian-6533...
by ranzee
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha AN200 data encoder repair
Replies: 14
Views: 16932

Re: Yamaha AN200 data encoder repair

alexpap wrote:I inherited an AN 200 with such a problem from my cousin Rick, does it worth repairing it?
It's actually really easy. Just make sure you order the correct part from Yamaha (I put a link/info to it in the description on the video).
by ranzee
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is your favorite Phaser FX for synths?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

What is your favorite Phaser FX for synths?



I did this video showing a vintage analog phaser FX pedal by Boss - the PH-1R. Although it isn't my top fav, it is one of my favs. The top spot goes to the Smallstone.

What is yours? Link us up with some audio or video showcasing how it sounds :)
by ranzee
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai MPC Live Bluetooth to Roland A-01
Replies: 0
Views: 1327

Akai MPC Live Bluetooth to Roland A-01



A little video tutorial on how to connect the Roland A-01 bluetooth keyboard up with an Akai MPC Live - you'll need firmware 2.05 or later to do this :)