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by bleurgh
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Complete DX7 by Howard Massey
Replies: 133
Views: 46226

Re: The Complete DX7 by Howard Massey

A search on WorldCat also reveals that there are many, many libraries in the United States that hold both "The Complete Yamaha DX7" and "The complete Yamaha DX7-II." I dare say this would also be true in the United Kingdom and Canada, but I didn't bother checking. So why on earth would you bother sp...
by bleurgh
Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Colour ideas for restoring a Yamaha CS15D
Replies: 5
Views: 5312

Re: Colour ideas for restoring a Yamaha CS15D

Brilliant ideas, but it's too late now - I've already gone to Bunnings and bought the paint! I'm going to paint them bright yellow with some black stripes that gradually get thinner (a-la Juno 6 logo). I'm going to rename it the CS-15 Bee. I think this fits in nicely with the buzzy sounds it makes w...
by bleurgh
Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Colour ideas for restoring a Yamaha CS15D
Replies: 5
Views: 5312

Colour ideas for restoring a Yamaha CS15D

I'm in the process of cosmetically restoring an old beaten up CS15D. I've stripped the laminate off the wood panels and sanded them back. Unfortunately there are resin stains on the wood and if I sand it back further, the wood just goes grey (yuk!). So I've decided to paint the wood panels. Only pro...
by bleurgh
Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Complete DX7 by Howard Massey
Replies: 133
Views: 46226

Re: The Complete DX7 by Howard Massey

Being the nerdy librarian that I am, I did a search for "complete dx7" on Libraries Australia to see what libraries hold it in my country. I remembered borrowing a copy from Victoria University library in Footscray, Melbourne, years ago, but Libraries Australia doesn't list them as one of the holdin...
by bleurgh
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?
Replies: 33
Views: 10380

Re: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?

If it has to be hardware drum machine, I say go Linn. However, if you want a flexible set up that will give you WAY more options, I would definitely go with an MPC and an S950. -matia Nah, restriction is my friend! It really is about the feel isn't it? I used to use samples (using software) of the ...
by bleurgh
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?
Replies: 33
Views: 10380

Re: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?

I can completely understand the logic and workflow of going the sampled route for percussion. As I said earlier, if you're going to buy a big vintage drum machine, you have to want what it is as well as what it does and sounds like. Not for everyone. Some would be productively crippled by a bunch o...
by bleurgh
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?
Replies: 33
Views: 10380

Re: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?

Not really into the Sequential machines. Dunno why, but they just don't seem to sound as good. Oh I know I should be buying a sampler, it''s certainly the most logical thing to do. But I am absolutely a creature of habit. I've got all this old gear, and now I find the idea of buying something new an...
by bleurgh
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: POLSIX whats the norm
Replies: 10
Views: 1370

Re: POLSIX whats the norm

Dunno about the Polysix, but I have a Monopoly and it's tuning is by far the worst of five analogues I have. Takes a good half hour before I can be fairly sure it will reach and stay in the correct tuning. No bloody auto tune on the thing either!
by bleurgh
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?
Replies: 33
Views: 10380

Re: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?

Thanks a lot for that - excellent demo! I guess it's pretty different to the Linn, but it's got quite a lot of good sounds that you can't get on the Linn. I especially love those electric toms and the detuned cymbals. I've seen one for $100 on the website of a local music store, so maybe I should ju...
by bleurgh
Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?
Replies: 33
Views: 10380

Re: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?

I love Art of Noise! And funnily enough I think they actually used a Fairlight for their drums!
by bleurgh
Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: picking up my ms2000r this morning
Replies: 15
Views: 2108

Re: picking up my ms2000r this morning

Always nice to get a new toy and those first generation VA's are such good value now. If anything happened to my analogue stuff, I'd just replace it all with stuff like the MS2000, particularly now that VA's are cheaper..

Hopefully I'll be getting my own new toy this week; a 1 year old MacBook.
by bleurgh
Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: korg poly-61 vs korg poly800 vs korg dw-8000
Replies: 21
Views: 25130

Re: korg poly-61 vs korg poly800 vs korg dw-8000

Poly61 and Poly800 aren't terribly different sound wise. But the 61 has a VCF for each voice as opposed to the 800's single VCF for the whole shebang. Therefore the 61 is better for pads. I'd say you've largely covered the mid-eighties Korg sound with the Poly800 and DW8000. Go for a different brand...
by bleurgh
Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?
Replies: 33
Views: 10380

Re: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?

Sounds like there's no real alternative to the LinnDrum if I want 'that' sound. I currently have an Alesis HR16B for my digital sounds, and although it's got some great snares, in general it really doesn't cut the mustard. There's nothing quite like that tight Linn kick! Then again a sampler could b...
by bleurgh
Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?
Replies: 33
Views: 10380

Re: LinnDrum or Yamaha RX5?

I'll try to make you a quick demo of both machine's sounds in the next few days. My LM-2 does not have the factory stock toms, instead it hasToms #6, which are "Simmons" style electronic. I'll be sending my LM-2 off to Forat soon for MIDI upgrade and seperate side stick tuning mod. Very generous of...
by bleurgh
Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: discrete polysynths
Replies: 31
Views: 7005

Re: discrete polysynths

I wish my synthesisers weren't so discreet; I might be more successful!