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by 101 Force
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware sequencer resolution
Replies: 37
Views: 5876

Re: Hardware sequencer resolution

I've been having some doubts about my EMX1... Are you aware the EMX1 does not have quantizing by PPQ? This would most certainly effect the feel of music created with it sequencer... Anyhow, as a wise man once said, the trick to using a sequencer is to get it working for you rather than to work for ...
by 101 Force
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 368827

Re: Gear Trading Thread

There's nothing in particular I'm looking for, and so I'm open to any sort of fair and amicable offer. I'm PayPal verified and have engaged in a number of successful transactions through the VSE forum, including a trade, sale and purchase. We can work out the terms of our trade once it's determined ...
by 101 Force
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2142
Views: 607578

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

Likewise, my sale to MIDI_Thru_Kid was very smooth. He's a man of his word, and I would most certainly do business with him again.
by 101 Force
Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A book on modulars
Replies: 9
Views: 1665

Re: A book on modulars

How insistent are you to learn from a physical book? This website is an excellent resource for learning modular synthesis. It contains as much information as you're likely to find in any printed book, and it uses the Nord modular synthesizer in its examples. In fact, aside from containing a ridiculo...
by 101 Force
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2142
Views: 607578

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

I engaged in a trade with chordmemories, and it was smooth. He was professional, kept me up to date, and I'd definitely do business with him again.
by 101 Force
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: is this at all legitimate? (NI komplete 5 for $120)
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: is this at all legitimate? (NI komplete 5 for $120)

Have you looked at any of the other products on that website? Check this out: Autodesk Autocad 2009 32bit $149.95 Retail price: $3995.00 You save: $3845.05 Yeah, they're definitely selling bootlegs or outright scamming people. There's no way you could buy Autocad 2009 for $149.95! Note the domain is...
by 101 Force
Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Bad News for Software Users
Replies: 11
Views: 2342

Re: Bad News for Software Users

According to the article as recently as 2009 a US court had ruled it was legal to sell used software, based on a legal precedent set 102 years ago, but there were other court cases upholding that ruling before 2009. It's only today, in the appeals court, that it has been ruled illegal to buy and se...
by 101 Force
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Bad News for Software Users
Replies: 11
Views: 2342

Bad News for Software Users

I first saw this on a gaming software website, but if you live in USA and use music software this does not look good for music software. Basic 'jist: You don't buy software, you buy a license to use it, therefore it's not legal to buy and sell used software, and depending on the license agreement it...
by 101 Force
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: synth recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 2918

Re: synth recommendations

As far as fairly inexpensive, digital synthesizers go, I'd recommend the Roland D-50/D-550 . You can coax analogue-like tones out of it in a similar vein to Vangelis or Kitaro, and it can create complex pads and sounds similar to real instruments that wouldn't otherwise be possible with an analogue ...
by 101 Force
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Looking to get out of the box
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Looking to get out of the box

FYI: In my experience the MOTU Midi Express 128, although a great piece of kit, has problems with certain programs when it comes to sending bulk SYSEX or changing parameters. I've specifically had troubles getting it to work with MIDI Quest, but I imagine there are other programs it may have trouble...
by 101 Force
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thinking of selling up?
Replies: 20
Views: 3733

Re: Thinking of selling up?

I'd say it depends on how you use the gear you've got now. Take your TR-909 for example: do you use the onboard sequencer? If you're just triggering it through MIDI you might as well use a VSTi or samples that closely match the sound, but if you're using the onboard sequencer you should keep it. Rea...
by 101 Force
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Open Synthesizer Firmware Project
Replies: 5
Views: 1433

Re: Open Synthesizer Firmware Project

This is a great idea!
by 101 Force
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Windows 7?
Replies: 30
Views: 5143

Re: Windows 7?

Yeah, I wasn't bashing Windows 7... it's a great OS! In fact, I'm on it right now, and I recommend it for everyone... but having come from Windows XP, oh about two months ago, there were a few things I had to get used to and I mentioning those things is pretty much what the OP asked for. 32bit to 64...
by 101 Force
Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Windows 7?
Replies: 30
Views: 5143

Re: Windows 7?

The 64bit thing depends on the DAW. Windows 7 can run both 32bit and 63bit DAW's, and a 64bit DAW can't run 32bit VST's and vice versa. If you've got a mix of 64bit and 32bit plugins, you'll need both a 64bit and 32bit DAW to use them all. A good example of this causing problems is actually with Int...
by 101 Force
Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware vs. Software: Debate #71598374
Replies: 10
Views: 2086

Re: Hardware vs. Software: Debate #71598374

When it comes to specific analogue hardware and their software emulations I've often felt while the software often captures the overall character a specific analogue synthesizer is known for, the software lacks subtleties that anyone who has spent a fair bit of time with the analogue hardware would ...