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by 101 Force
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Turning your JX-3P into a pseudo-Jupiter
Replies: 62
Views: 17028

Re: Turning your JX-3P into a pseudo-Jupiter

The only possible downfall is how much it'll cost to get it here in the states from Germany... He's located in New Zealand, and I wouldn't worry about the costs if I were you. I'm located in Canada and bought a Patch Editor from him (#2 actually) and the shipping was pretty reasonable. The JX-3P up...
by 101 Force
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Turning your JX-3P into a pseudo-Jupiter
Replies: 62
Views: 17028

Re: Turning your JX-3P into a pseudo-Jupiter

Where did you hear it was about 60% done? The last time I spoke to Murray, which granted was sometime ago, he indicated he was putting most of his efforts in to the Patch Editor. The JX-3P upgrade looks damn good either way, and I'll definitely be picking one up when they're available. It definitely...
by 101 Force
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Spectral Audio Neptune 2 Vs Doepfer Dark Energy
Replies: 9
Views: 8979

Re: Spectral Audio Neptune 2 Vs Doepfer Dark Energy

Videos and MP3 clips I've heard between the Doepfer Dark Energy and Vermona Mono Lancet put the Vermona in a much better light, in my opinion. I haven't played with a Neptune myself but I've often heard its sound compared to the Roland MC-202.
by 101 Force
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: kawai k series synths
Replies: 7
Views: 2848

Re: kawai k series synths

I had a Kawai K1M for a while. Don't get caught up on the lack of filters, as it provides enough flexibility and waveform variety to cover a lot of ground. Generally speaking these can be acquired cheaply, and once you know you're way around the interface you can get some good sounds out of it. I so...
by 101 Force
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?
Replies: 48
Views: 6068

Re: Are you glad synths aren't more popular?

you need to hang out with more hipster chicks. Don't listen to organsymphony, you most certainly do not need to hang out with more hipster chicks. They're pretty to look at, but the conversations you'll have with them are a real drag. Anyhow, who cares what other people like. As long as you like wh...
by 101 Force
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CASIO CZ's
Replies: 23
Views: 3588

Re: CASIO CZ's

I used to have a Casio CZ-5000. It's one of the few synthesizers I regret selling, and I'd definitely pick up another if I could find one for an inexpensive price. I've often heard others compare it to the DX-7 in terms of timbre, and while they share a few qualities I'd say the CZ-5000 is capable o...
by 101 Force
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Guess the synth!
Replies: 14
Views: 2274

Re: Guess the synth!

I'd have to say the Yamaha CS-80 as well. Of course, it doesn't help that the CS-80 is one of the only synthesizers mentioned on your website, hfinn...
by 101 Force
Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Burning EPROMs for a LinnDrum
Replies: 4
Views: 4852

Re: Burning EPROMs for a LinnDrum

Speaking about EPROM (and EEPROMS) in general, there are thousands of different kinds of chips, and thousands of different burners. There is no one burner that supports all of the available EPROM or EEPROM chips however, and generally speaking your "average" EPROM burner is going to cost from $200 t...
by 101 Force
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: So what's the deal with a 2600 audio upgrade?
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: So what's the deal with a 2600 audio upgrade?

Saint Eric in the Netherlands offers all of the Arp services CMS offered, and then some. I've got an Arp Avatar with him right now, waiting in line for some enhancements and modifications. I've seen his price list for the 2600/Avatar/Odyssey upgrades and modifications, and while the full works will...
by 101 Force
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mysterious Arturia website.
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: Mysterious Arturia website.

I came across this website that seems to be a new Arturia thing happening; have any of you come across it or know what it's about? Is there a new version of Origin coming out? :?: :?: :?: :?: http://www.originsynthesizer.com/ Why don't you tell us, Silence ? This website doesn't appear in Google, b...
by 101 Force
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Does anyone know the wholesale price for Dave Smith Gear?
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Re: Does anyone know the wholesale price for Dave Smith Gear

Wholesale prices are usually dependent upon quantity ordered, with discounts given for higher orders. It doesn't really seem applicable here, or rather, shouldn't be much of a consideration for your decision. If I understand your post correctly, as there's a bit of an unnecessary story behind the pr...
by 101 Force
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can someone explain Patchable Synths to me?
Replies: 18
Views: 2183

Re: Can someone explain Patchable Synths to me?

Synthesizer's contain two types of signals, the first being audio signals which contain the actual sound, and the second being modifiers which affect the characteristics of the actual sound. Some modifier circuits contain knobs and dials to control their behaviour, where as other generate signals to...
by 101 Force
Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Rainforest" by Paul Hardcastle
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Re: "Rainforest" by Paul Hardcastle

It might have been a Jupiter 8... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA8JewPw81A Are you sure he was using a DX-7? According to this interview he seems pretty fond of the TX-802, which sonically is similar to the DX-7 mkII.The multiple LFO's, cleaner DA's, aftertouch controlled pitch bending, and micro-...
by 101 Force
Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Advice for a semi hardware synth noob looking to buy a synth
Replies: 21
Views: 2849

Re: Advice for a semi hardware synth noob looking to buy a s

For about $1,000.00 USD I'd pick myself up a Wavestation A/D (not one of the other Wavestation models), a Roland D-550 and a Roland MKS-50, all on the used market. I'd then save up money to get a Roland R8 MKII. The Wavestation A/D has a lot of versatility to it, and while it's typically used for am...
by 101 Force
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synthesizer care/health
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: Synthesizer care/health

Dust really isn't a problem for synthesizers. It is a problem for your health however.