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by Hyde
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS "disc not formatted" error
Replies: 14
Views: 6289

Re: Ensoniq EPS "disc not formatted" error

EPS16 & before had pretty limited onboard memory. Depending on your use, Floppy drive can suffice. If you are using it heavily & constantly changing files between songs, SCSI is much faster loading & much easier for loading & setting up banks.
by Hyde
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS "disc not formatted" error
Replies: 14
Views: 6289

Re: Ensoniq EPS "disc not formatted" error

I've posted this in multiple places. I've revived a floppy in my Mirage by removing some hair from the spinning arbor in the drive. It gave similar symptoms. It would begin to spin up then, stop. I pulled the drive, reset any connections i could & looked inside to find minimal amounts of hair & dust...
by Hyde
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Akai AX80 Membranes not Working
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

Re: Akai AX80 Membranes not Working

Rasputin probably knows best. Just as an added fyi, I just fixed both of my Mirage keyboards by disassembling the the keyboard assy, cleaning throughly & reassembling. The mechanical parts of these older machines can create their own issues, if they go unused for a length of time.
by Hyde
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Yamaha SY35 Equivalent
Replies: 6
Views: 5410

Re: Yamaha SY35 Equivalent

Ebay, reverb, guitarcenterused. They pop up quite often & pretty cheap. Love mine. Has a great edge to it. There is one on Reverb.com I bought mine in Seattle, last year. It was listed at $299 in great condition w/ manual. I offered $250 & took it home. I've seen them sell for a lot less. Shipping a...
by Hyde
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Advice on monitors?
Replies: 16
Views: 22682

Re: Advice on monitors?

Many of us have a less than ideal space. Read reviews, buy what you can afford. Don't go crazy if you don't have an ideal room or don't want to spend the money to make it ideal. I have older monitors that work fine. They aren't ideal, nothing will be, in my room. I get a mix going, check in in my he...
by Hyde
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg is what i went with........
Replies: 3
Views: 3438

Re: Korg is what i went with........

Cool! Keep learning & enjoy
by Hyde
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone else tired of the Analog revolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 3865

Re: Anyone else tired of the Analog revolution?

Yeah, maybe it's the whole "Look at my ten modules that do almost nothing" movement that really is driving into me. I really like any keyboard that does something interesting, & has a good amount creative versatility, be it analog or digital.
by Hyde
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone else tired of the Analog revolution?
Replies: 8
Views: 3865

Anyone else tired of the Analog revolution?

How long does it take before everyone has a blue, a red, a green, a yellow & a rainbow colored analog synth? Don't get me wrong, I think they can produce some really amazing sounds but, seems like everyone is building 10 of them. One something for every price range & visual pallet. Anyone else longi...
by Hyde
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need advice on sampler purchase
Replies: 1
Views: 1790

Re: Need advice on sampler purchase

I'd look for something with at least 32mb of storage. That way you can lay a bunch of samples across the keyboard & not have to worry too much about memory. YOu'll also want the ability to hook up a decent hard drive, for storage. Facebook has both Akai & E-mu sampler groups...for more info. On the ...
by Hyde
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New to the forums. Advice appreciated :)
Replies: 17
Views: 5783

Re: New to the forums. Advice appreciated :)

You wanna sound like NIN? Get an old sampler like the Ensoniq Eps, or ESQ1, or an Emax. If you don't want to mess with floppy disks, just get a basic VA from the late 90s/early 00's. Roland JP8000, Korg R3, Ms2000, V-Synth, King Korg. Best way to sound like NIN? Find your own sound with production ...
by Hyde
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New to the forums. Advice appreciated :)
Replies: 17
Views: 5783

Re: New to the forums. Advice appreciated :)

You wanna sound like NIN? Get an old sampler like the Ensoniq Eps, or ESQ1, or an Emax. If you don't want to mess with floppy disks, just get a basic VA from the late 90s/early 00's. Roland JP8000, Korg R3, Ms2000, V-Synth, King Korg. Best way to sound like NIN? Find your own sound with production ...
by Hyde
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New to the forums. Advice appreciated :)
Replies: 17
Views: 5783

Re: New to the forums. Advice appreciated :)

Hopefully you live near a good store that may carry a decent selection of synths. My advice to anyone is to not follow the current trend, just because its exciting. Put your hands on some machines. Listen to youtube videos of different synths(with headphones). Personally I'd love to have a Sub 37 or...
by Hyde
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai S5000-Worth Trying to Fix?
Replies: 4
Views: 6204

Re: Akai S5000-Worth Trying to Fix?

Open it up. See if anything looks amiss. That should give you an idea of where it's gone wrong. If you were smelling something, you should be able to find what popped. Getting a machine looked at can be expensive, these days. I've had quotes for $100 just to open one up. Then you have to have it fix...
by Hyde
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Newbie with question
Replies: 4
Views: 2239

Re: Newbie with question

Why analog? Don't get me wrong, there are some great analog synths out there. But, the craze is sometimes just that. Why not start with something that can do a lot more for you? An older sampler workstation with synth capabilities can really do a lot for you. Of you are spending $2k on an analog syn...