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by Weirdofromouterspace
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***
Replies: 77
Views: 23980

Re: ***Write Reviews For The VSE***

Is there any interest in including DIY kits, for instance by MFOS (not single modules, but complete synth or related units)?
by Weirdofromouterspace
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is it called the DX7 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4282

Re: Why is it called the DX7 ?

Rumour has it that some people have actually seen a Roland RE-401 Chorus Echo... But no RE-4 ;). Numbers with two or more digits are not avoided as strictly as a simple "4". For instance, there are also "40D" and "400D" DSLRs by Canon (outdated now), but there never was a 4D :) . Okay, there is a K...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is it called the DX7 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4282

Re: Why is it called the DX7 ?

As I said, not a hard and fast rule, but the Japanese companies often did avoid 4's in product names compared to less unlucky numbers. Many Japanese companies avoid the 4, not only in synths or other musical instruments. They also do that with cars (as in Mazda 2, 3, 6, MX-5, CX-3, CX-5, CX-9, BT-5...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Two new Roland Boutique Synths...
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Two new Roland Boutique Synths...

... one of which is a drum machine ;). OK, it is August 8th a.k.a. 808 day: A four voice Boutique SH-101 named SH-01A: https://www.roland.com/us/products/sh-01a/ There are limited edition versions in red and blue. And the TR-08 (guess what that is :lol: ) - not to be confused with the TR-8. https://...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is it called the DX7 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4282

Re: Why is it called the DX7 ?

desmond wrote:the Japanes don't generally like "4", considering it unlucky
Yep, the Japanese word for "4" (shi) also means "death".
by Weirdofromouterspace
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why is it called the DX7 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4282

Re: Why is it called the DX7 ?

Once we've solved the DX1, 5 and 7 mysteries, let's move on to the DX11, 21, 27, 100 and 200 8-) :mrgreen: !
by Weirdofromouterspace
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Saving patches DX7
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: Saving patches DX7

Yes, I meant 'Store', sorry. Hmmm, just to see if you can save patches (as opposed to using sysex), you could create a patch in memory location 1 and see if you can save it to location 2. I think it is probably a good idea to save it externally via sysex as well, especially if it is something you p...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MiniMoog bargain clone wars heat up
Replies: 30
Views: 8378

Re: MiniMoog bargain clone wars heat up

The real question is, how are Moog going to respond to this? Sadly by discontinuing the Model D :roll: Apparently that's not the reason. Orders for the synthesizer quickly outpaced our initial estimates, leading to the addition of a night-shift to meet demand for the iconic instrument. Our parts-in...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MiniMoog bargain clone wars heat up
Replies: 30
Views: 8378

Re: MiniMoog bargain clone wars heat up

Jabberwalky wrote:Behringer not up now
It was up earlier today, and indeed with the $299 price tag.

One of these *cough* "accidental leaks", I suppose. And, hey - they were successful: We're discussing it now ;).
by Weirdofromouterspace
Tue May 23, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: going off beat
Replies: 10
Views: 1799

Re: going off beat

im supposed to pull this clock out my arse or what? No reason to get rude :roll: . Some devices do have the ability to serve as a MIDI clock master, others don't, and there are even special standalone MIDI clocks such as the e-rm Midiclock (which I use). is it installed in my drum machine? I'm sure...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Thu May 18, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How old is "Vintage"?
Replies: 49
Views: 13285

Re: How old is "Vintage"?

it just came to my mind that one particular instrument shows how difficult it is to define 'vintage'. I'm speaking, of course, about the Model D a.k.a. Minimoog. I think most people would agree a 1974 Minimoog is a "vintage" instrument since it's over 40 years old now. Now the Minimoog is in product...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Thu May 18, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How old is "Vintage"?
Replies: 49
Views: 13285

Re: How old is "Vintage"?

info on additional synths currently not listed in the library? What's the year cutoff between vintage and modern/current? ... just how up to date is the website content willing to go? I don't think that is (nor should be) much of a criterion. For instance, the Arturia Minibrute was released in 2012...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Thu May 18, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: E-MU Sampler as a Mellotron substitute?
Replies: 29
Views: 12882

Re: E-MU Sampler as a Mellotron substitute?

is this what you are referring to as the Masterbits offering? https://www.producerloops.com/download-masterbits-mello-trax.html Yes, that's exactly the one I have (bought it as a CD though). From reading the description I couldn't quite determine if this pack was samples of the tapes/frames in wav ...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Wed May 17, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: E-MU Sampler as a Mellotron substitute?
Replies: 29
Views: 12882

Re: E-MU Sampler as a Mellotron substitute?

Do I need to get the Masterbits or Mike Pinder library? I obviously can't decide what you need ;), but I have the Masterbits(*) library, and use it with my Korg microSampler. Which btw. does an excellent job, plus the Korg is so small and light weighted that you can take it with you everywhere with...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Wed May 17, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Photos of your set-up / studio
Replies: 74
Views: 120968

Re: Photos of your set-up / studio

jxalex wrote:
Weirdofromouterspace wrote:Taken on Sunday. [...]
how come that Your 2 studio pictures I was able to see just a week ago, but not anymore?
I have no idea :dontknow: , I haven't changed anything. They are displayed on my computer just as they should, and enlarge when I click on them.