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by Tekhed66
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kurzweil K2000: Original sounds or VP/VX sounds(K2500 Sounds
Replies: 10
Views: 6361

Re: Kurzweil K2000: Original sounds or VP/VX sounds(K2500 So

As I understand, from a Brian Cowell posting elsewhere, the early K2000s shipped with a more synth oriented soundset in slots 1-199 originally. Later on, after the K2000 started being picked up mostly as a gig-workstation, the revised the 1-199 soundset to be more meat and potatoes kinds of sounds,...
by Tekhed66
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards
Replies: 466
Views: 201416

Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Huh yes, see example of jd800 on page 15. It's a huge synth with the card tucked way in the back. A full arms reach just to get at it.[/quote] Maybe you have short arms but I have no trouble reaching for the memory card/waveform card at the back of my JD800 ... once you know where the slot is, it's ...
by Tekhed66
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just wanna say Thanks!
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Just wanna say Thanks!

Hi all I thought I'd celebrate my 100th post (and promotion!) by giving everyone a big thanks for all the help and info I've received from this forum over the past few years... I subscribe to a few music forums but this is by far the best and most informative... hats off to the regular cast of contr...
by Tekhed66
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards
Replies: 466
Views: 201416

Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Huh no, that's not how the card is supposed to be used! The card is long enough so that it sticks out of the card slot, and on most synths the card slot is conveniently reachable so that you can switch banks without taking the card out (you can see an example picture on page 3 ). Then, you should o...
by Tekhed66
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Digital or analog?
Replies: 35
Views: 4553

Re: Digital or analog?

Synthabator wrote:what a fun thread.

Beans or no beans?
BEANS!!!! But only cooked over a flame (analogue)... not zapped in the microwave (digital)
by Tekhed66
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Digital or analog?
Replies: 35
Views: 4553

Re: Digital or analog?

Have to disagree completely on current music being soulless too, especially the stuff i listen to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVHT-EJyqGI please explain how this is soulless. 100% agree - there is some truly awesome music being created out there... Saw London Grammar live at Glastonbury with m...
by Tekhed66
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Digital or analog?
Replies: 35
Views: 4553

Re: Digital or analog?

Plastic and intelligible Christmas tree toys seem to have littered the landscape with a belief that everyone is a musician-but they can not read music. Like every one is an artist-yet they can not draw a hand. yes yes YES!!!!!!! Whole-heartedly agree .... load a loop and push a few buttons ... why ...
by Tekhed66
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do synths today still use backup batteries to hold patches?
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Do synths today still use backup batteries to hold patch

Every 80's synth used a coin cell battery to retain patches after switching off, this could sometimes be very frustrating to repair if a battery holder wasn't installed; this continued into the 90's. As of now, synths like the microKorg don't use the battery backed patch system. I am sure synthesiz...
by Tekhed66
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 140
Views: 134497

Re: Your latest musical purchase

I got weak-willed and bought a Kurzweil K2000 ... it was too good a price to ignore (well, I thought so anyway...) It came with max 64Mb RAM, a 512Mb internal HD, USB-floppy emulator but no sampling option though I was so weak, I ordered the sampling upgrade off eBay and it will be here sometime nex...
by Tekhed66
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kurzweil K2000 USB/Floppy question
Replies: 2
Views: 4417

Re: Kurzweil K2000 USB/Floppy question

Sonus wrote:
Tekhed66 wrote: I've tried formatting the stick in my PC using various FAT formats but no luck ...
You have to prepare the USB stick with a format tool to access the 100 floppy disk block
Thanks Sonus ... problem solved :D
by Tekhed66
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kurzweil K2000 USB/Floppy question
Replies: 2
Views: 4417

Kurzweil K2000 USB/Floppy question

Hi all Well I caved in and bought another piece of old gear... this time a Kurzweil K2000. It has been upgraded to 64Mb SIMM memory, the screen has been replaced with a new ultra-bright blue screen and the built in SCSI drive has an odd assortment of samples from the previous owner ... it's running ...
by Tekhed66
Sat May 27, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JD-990 wants to factory reset itself periodically?
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: JD-990 wants to factory reset itself periodically?

gcoudert wrote:Who'd have known that the Rise of the Machines would start with a JD990?!
I've had my suspicions... that's why I keep my '990 in a locked cupboard :shock:
by Tekhed66
Fri May 26, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How old is "Vintage"?
Replies: 49
Views: 7659

Re: How old is "Vintage"?

An interesting dissertation and discussion on the Roland series...

Hmmm ... I think we need to get a few sheep dogs in here to round up the flock.
by Tekhed66
Wed May 24, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How old is "Vintage"?
Replies: 49
Views: 7659

Re: How old is "Vintage"?

If we are now adding new gear to the VSE database, how recent/far back can we go? Right up to today actually. Until the review process ground to a halt a few years ago, new synths were being added regularly. For example the DSI Tempest (2011?) has a page. There were never guidelines from the previo...
by Tekhed66
Tue May 23, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth lead question
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Synth lead question

Im wondering what was used in these songs for the leads, specifically the quacky sounding parts and accordion like parts. I know the chords are probably from a Korg M1/X5D and these songs are from the 90's. I really wonder what was used for the lead sounds. It would especially be helpful if someone...