Search found 89 matches

by ian
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Manual for Roland TR-707
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Manual for Roland TR-707

Hello and happy holidays to everyone! I have been using my 707 for awhile now and have a pretty good handle on basic functionality, however, I can have nerdy moments and right now I have been looking to dig into it's deeper programming features. I have found several impromptu manuals written by user...
by ian
Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: First Synth and Drum Machine second opinion
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Re: First Synth and Drum Machine second opinion

As far as the second option for a first synth, what about this > https://youtu.be/fUetiH4pT4k A little more than the Minilogue but, given the band names you mentioned, I think this might have a bit more of that gritty, unique, funk that may be up your alley... I fought long and hard over wether to b...
by ian
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: First Synth and Drum Machine second opinion
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Re: First Synth and Drum Machine second opinion

Hello, I can chime in on the Drumbrute, own one and love it. I think it is a great drum machine; it has good sounds, is very hands on and easy to program, it is does feel like and have the intangibles of an 'instrument' ( although a sample player can also be an 'instrument' depending on the design I...
by ian
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Akai max49
Replies: 0
Views: 817

Akai max49

Has anyone had any hands on experience with this midi controller? Looking at maybe buying one... I like the fact that it has CV outs for my older gear and that it has seq/arp features. I think it might have Akai MPC style swing, too (?) ... (I do like that 51% to 56% swing range a lot, as does proba...
by ian
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Syncing multiple drum machines and synths
Replies: 11
Views: 4137

Re: Syncing multiple drum machines and synths

I recommend getting a MIDI THRU box - that will take a single MIDI IN and split it into multiple MIDI THRUs to avoid latency from daisy chaining MIDI devices. Also, since you're using several devices with pulse sync, you might want to look into getting a Multiplier. These are common in modular synt...
by ian
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Does Korg SQ-1 work with LittlePhatty?
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Does Korg SQ-1 work with LittlePhatty?

I never used an SQ-1 but I looked at the specs of both the Sq1 and the Beatstep pro ( and the keystep) and decided on the Beatstep pro because of it's flexibility and ease of use/ integration. I also really like the keystep I have, almost considering getting another one.
by ian
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rehearsal amps, why?
Replies: 18
Views: 1897

Re: Rehearsal amps, why?

It's a tricky the thing to work out, I am gonna talk some c**p and hope someone else knows the answer because I am a lazy f**k and in a c**p mood... anyway, boring feelings aside... They do make those silly looking, weirdly shaped things that everyone in the band can plug into and you can all fight ...
by ian
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rehearsal amps, why?
Replies: 18
Views: 1897

Re: Rehearsal amps, why?

Why not get a couple of powered PA speakers, and run into it with a small mixing board, instead?
by ian
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Arturia's Keylabs ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Arturia's Keylabs ?

Are they really so bad? Hearing bad things about the key beds and breaking keys... On paper they look perfect for my needs. Really need to make a midi controller descision soon but I am over/ underwhelmed by everything. Have they gotten better?
by ian
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Monologue
Replies: 126
Views: 35729

Re: Korg Monologue

Geez, seems like Korg put out a pretty cool mono synth for $300 ( which means even cheaper once it hits the streets) ... Glass half full or glass half empty?
by ian
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Rookie buyers advise
Replies: 6
Views: 2836

Re: Rookie buyers advise

Good advise by Ninja above ^, the inclusion of a mixing board is very important. Some alternative/ complimentary suggestions... Drum machine: I of course love the suggestions of the TR 707 or 606 but I would also highly recommend the > Arturia Drum Brute ( would have to preorder, I think Sweatwater ...
by ian
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: 80s drum sounds. Drum machine or sampler?
Replies: 4
Views: 4804

Re: 80s drum sounds. Drum machine or sampler?

Start with something simple (a sampler) and drum machine samples. Even the volca sample could work, or an electribe, etc. Mpc's are always great. Or, why not just use drum samples directly in your Daw at first? This gives you a solid foundation from which to build, and will give you usable, high qu...
by ian
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Synth for 8/16 bit sounds.
Replies: 78
Views: 25161

Re: Synth for 8/16 bit sounds.

Hahahahahha... I over simplified of course, yes, those sounds came from hardware but most of that hardware was not attached to a keyboard either, right (?) I was never much of a gamer, so I could be dead wrong, Is there a keys controller for Nintendo? I am not sure how that music was composed and ha...
by ian
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha DX-7
Replies: 36
Views: 4671

Re: Yamaha DX-7

If you are not able to program FM ( not every one can do it), buy a Korg Volca FM; it allows you to dump thousands of classic presets on to it. Done.
by ian
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha DX-7
Replies: 36
Views: 4671

Re: Yamaha DX-7

Stab Frenzy wrote:
MerlynKing wrote:Does the DX-21 have a MIDI in connector?
http://bfy.tw/8MGc

Hahahahahahahahaha