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by logix
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Please tell me about your friend's batch converter. I don't know if I need it right now, but is that something he's made available for others? Free? Shareware/commercial? What platform does it run on? Yes, the Typhoon manual is probably a good place to start. I've skimmed through it but should proba...
by logix
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

I've just tried to upload (attachements) photos of my setup, but get error messages saying they're too large. That's despite making them less than 500 KB each, so I'm not sure what the forum requirements are -anyone know? I dunno, all my discs loaded fine on a Mac, showed up as IBM PC 720k. I use Cy...
by logix
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Most definitely! I'll post a photo soon. Your suggestion sounds good -and I definitely keep Sysex files of my own sounds :) And backups! The FXP files didn't work within Tracktion Waveform 10 either (which takes both AU and VST plugins), but no worries. I get to try out the sampler in Garageband whi...
by logix
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

There might have been some minor differences at certain velocities and pitches (keys) but to me it's not like night and day. So only the first 4 sounds are by Brian Eno while the rest of the bank is by others? Some nice Rhodes and other sounds there! To me, and the kind of music I like making (mostl...
by logix
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Thanks Madtheory, that worked! OK, so I've transferred the Brian Eno sysex file over to both synths, but honestly I can't hear any difference between them (TX-802 and original DX-7). I've tried playing at different keys, high up, low down, chords etc. but to my ears they sound the same (I've been us...
by logix
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

It's a tricky question sometimes: sell or keep? Do I collect cool and rare vintage gear or do I make music? What do I actually NEED to make the music I want? All tricky questions, and I'm trying to figure out the answers. With a family and a part of the living room for my studio those are things to ...
by logix
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Aha! :D
They (Encylotronic) could have made it a whole lot easier for everybody by informing that you have to register and sign in to download anything from them. Not an obvious thing as most websites with free downloads don't demand a login.
Thanks for clearing it all up!
by logix
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

I'm the OP and utterly confused as well :? I first clicked on the Factmag link (as posted earlier in this thread). That page in turn linked to the Encyclotronic page , but alas there's no link to the actual download. Clicking on the (keyboard magazine) image scan only brings up a larger view of it. ...
by logix
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Yamaha TX16W: There is only one actual emulation of the TX16W, and that's Cyclone, make by the people who developed Typhoon. It's really a nostalgia exercise "because the could". Ah, I see! The plugin known as TX16W is nothing like a TX16W, although it can read Yamaha format samples (but not Typhoo...
by logix
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Keep the keyboard-based instruments and sell off the 19" rackmounts. Personally, I think they are terrible-sounding stuff, and some of them are a PITA to program. Not worth the bother IMHO. I agree that a lot of them are hard to program, but what do you compare them with when you say they sound ter...
by logix
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

I'm still a stranger to the softsynth/DAW thing, and have to admit that in the back of my mind those solutions are still prone to timing issues compared to hardware MIDI gear Softsynths are *sample* accurate. MIDI is way worse than that (it takes about 3ms to send a note-on message - I'll leave you...
by logix
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Desmond : very good point indeed! I'm still a stranger to the softsynth/DAW thing, and have to admit that in the back of my mind those solutions are still prone to timing issues compared to hardware MIDI gear and hardware MIDI sequencers (or an Atari ST running whatever MIDI sequencer). I don't kno...
by logix
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 11943

Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Realizing I don't have the physical room for all of my synth hardware I'm considering downsizing (i.e. dumping stuff). The question is: what is no worth keeping any more, what can I replace with the other gear I already have and what can be replaced with software synths? I'm an old school guy who st...
by logix
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland A-880 (MIDI patchbay) ROM
Replies: 0
Views: 1395

Roland A-880 (MIDI patchbay) ROM

Does anyone know what the latest ROM version for the Roland A-880 (MIDI patchbay) is?
by logix
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.
Replies: 17
Views: 19586

Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

I had an X-7000 myself, which I sold years ago, but fondly remember several very nice samples I had from those Akai QD disks. I now have a different sampler, but it would be great to source those sounds again. I think the OP's idea is great, and it would be a win-win for everybody. Have you had any ...