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by Hubaswift
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 77
Views: 62510

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

Neat idea! 1) The synth that made you want to play music: JX-3P The built in sequencer makes it a lot of fun to make a simple repeating bassline and try out ideas over it. The controls aren't too numerous so you end up playing it a lot rather than fiddling with knobs. 2) Your first synth: MicroKorg,...
by Hubaswift
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Beginner Wanting a Synth with a Sequencer
Replies: 6
Views: 3309

Re: Beginner Wanting a Synth with a Sequencer

I personally find the boutiques to be a bit small, and there's always the option of a vintage JX-3P. They're still a great synth and are relatively cheap. The sequencer can record up to 128 steps, you can do it one part at a time (record a bassline, then add melodies over top of it) and play over th...
by Hubaswift
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NAMM 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 14167

Re: NAMM 2017

The REV2 is pretty exciting. I almost find it hard to believe that it's more powerful and cheaper than the 08, it seems things are getting more competitive, and that's good for us :D I don't like what Korg is up to however. They seem apposed to making larger synthesizers, and thus just keep walking ...
by Hubaswift
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Excessive crackling - Jx-3p chorus
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Excessive crackling - Jx-3p chorus

I opened up my 3P to do all the checks you mentioned, started probing and everything looked fine. Confused, I put on headphones and found that the crackling went away. I blew off dust when I first opened it up, so the issue could have been that, or maybe some sort of hum when everything was put toge...
by Hubaswift
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Excessive crackling - Jx-3p chorus
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Excessive crackling - Jx-3p chorus

I predicted it, mine suddenly got extremely crackly today. How do you check transistors to see if they're leaky? What would even leak? would it just show a different voltage. is it possible to test in circuit or do I have to do it out of circuit, any idea of what transistor to check first?
by Hubaswift
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Excessive crackling - Jx-3p chorus
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Excessive crackling - Jx-3p chorus

Mine does the same thing mostly on string patches. Usually it's just because the level control is set too high. Turn it down a bit and the crackling goes away. So it's either that the level control is set too high, or that maybe mine is starting to go too :shock:
by Hubaswift
Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beginner here needs some basic help
Replies: 8
Views: 1626

Re: Beginner here needs some basic help

There's many different ways of recording synths and making full songs. If you plan on doing songs that are based around simple loops (such as repeating basslines, arpeggios etc.) you can probably get away with doing that mostly live and with hardware, which you would record all at once into your com...
by Hubaswift
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JX-3P with Skipping Fader
Replies: 76
Views: 10350

Re: JX-3P with Skipping Fader

Ok, I checked and my JX-3P has the same ceramic capacitor underneath it so that's not the issue.
by Hubaswift
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JX-3P with Skipping Fader
Replies: 76
Views: 10350

Re: JX-3P with Skipping Fader

It almost looks like the one leg of the capacitor is shorting to the adjacent joint, but I take it that the reason is just the camera angle. Anyways, I'll take apart my JX-3P and check if that same capacitor is there.
by Hubaswift
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?
Replies: 27
Views: 7068

Re: Which synth do you think has the nicest knobs ?

Synthesizers.com knobs, or moog style knobs in general.
by Hubaswift
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New DIY Build - "Sparta" Semi Modular Analogue Synth
Replies: 29
Views: 10544

Re: New DIY Build - Semi Modular Analogue Synth

Looks great! Will it be duophonic, or in this case paraphonic, similar to the Odyssey?
by Hubaswift
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Modular starter kits?
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

Re: Modular starter kits?

I first got into modular through the diy route since I didn't want to spend too much. For a collective total of around $250 I built myself a VCO,VCA, 2xEGs, and a waveshaper (Yusynth). I instantly got hooked and bought 27 more modules. there went the idea of saving money :roll: . Of course, since I'...
by Hubaswift
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Interesting Junior-106 HS-60 mod/repackage
Replies: 8
Views: 3467

Re: Interesting Junior-106 HS-60 mod/repackage

pflosi wrote:I guess you guys never play gigs? :mrgreen:
I do, weekly in fact, but still cannot stand 49 key keyboards (or less) when it comes to polysynths. Even if it's a bit harder to carry around, at least I can play what I want to play on them.
by Hubaswift
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: so Juno 60's are about £1000 now? what the h**l?!
Replies: 117
Views: 30204

Re: so Juno 60's are about £1000 now? what the h**l?!

I see these often for sale for around $1500, and to me the price is very reasonable. The synth is simple, and easy to make something that sounds good which lends itself towards many producers who don't want to spend hours making a sound as well as people seeking their first analog poly (or first syn...
by Hubaswift
Thu May 26, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Hello again I want to buy a synth.
Replies: 8
Views: 3995

Re: Hello again I want to buy a synth.

There is also the Minilogue, I haven't tried it myself but it seems to fit your criteria perfectly.