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by meatballfulton
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Synthesisers: technology vs composition
Replies: 18
Views: 1954

Re: Synthesisers: technology vs composition

Probably 90% of the folks here and on other boards like Gearslutz are hobbyists. That's all. Why do people repeat formulas? Because that's what they are familiar with and like. I often see posts about how modern music sucks and the music of (enter decade here) was so much better. I can tell you the ...
by meatballfulton
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: best (affordable/free) loop point software??
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: best (affordable/free) loop point software??

That's the breaks with open source apps. If noone wants to take on a feature it doesn't get implemented. I'm honestly amazed that Audacity works as well as it does.
by meatballfulton
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best beginner synth w/good midi implementation
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: Best beginner synth w/good midi implementation

As long as a 25 key monosynth will do the trick, the BSII has the best MIDI implementation of today's lower priced monos plus it's not as limited as the Monologue. You can always had a larger (49, 61) controller-only board for Mainstage and polyphonic playing if you need it down the road.
by meatballfulton
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: converting midi clock to MTC or vice versa/synch issues
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: converting midi clock to MTC or vice versa/synch issues

Cubase can send MIDI clock as well as MTC. The EPS should repsond to this as well as the standard MIDI start/continue/stop messages sent by Cubase. Check the manuals for both Cubase and the EPS about particulars on the settings.
by meatballfulton
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: KORG Polysix Programming Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: KORG Polysix Programming Problems

Since you mentioned a .wav file, what are you using to play the audio into the synth? Cassette ports tend to be very touchy about signal levels.

The loaded "sounds" are terrible because now it's just random bits in the patch RAM. :?
by meatballfulton
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MIDI question.
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: MIDI question.

Yes. 1. Connect MPK to computer. 2. Create a MIDI track in Live with the MPK's port and MIDI channel selected as input. 3. Route the MIDI output of the track in Live to the port of your audio interface. Use channel 1, simply because all synths default to channel 1. No need to use any other channel u...
by meatballfulton
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Multitracker - cassettes
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Multitracker - cassettes

All cassette multitracks were designed for type II/chrome tapes. Using type I tapes will result in a severe loss of high frequencies and weird freq response over all becasue the noise reduction (Dolby or dbx) is not calibrated for type I. The original type 2 tapes were chromium dioxide (called "chr...
by meatballfulton
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dreadbox Abyss
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

Re: Dreadbox Abyss

That kind of brass sound can be done with a few different Moogs or Oberheims, I remember hearing them on records back in the 70s. I see he used two Abysses to make that sound. It does sound nice.
by meatballfulton
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Nova desktop won't stay powered up!
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Nova desktop won't stay powered up!

It's almost certain that it's either the external supply or the internal power circuit. I doubt it's the power switch. Does wiggling the power cord and plug have any effect?
by meatballfulton
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland D50 Drifting Out Of Tune
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Roland D50 Drifting Out Of Tune

Try setting the bend range to 0 on a few patches and see if they stay in tune. That will confirm whether it's the bender.
by meatballfulton
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Using a Korg M3 as a master controller
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

Re: Using a Korg M3 as a master controller

I think you will find that the M3 sends a program change message to the JV when you load the combi. Try using EX2 and set the Bank Select to some bank that the JV doesn't use (check the JV manuals for bank MSB/LSB settings).
by meatballfulton
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Solved! CASIO CZ-5000 distorted output
Replies: 16
Views: 4712

Re: CASIO CZ-5000 distorted output

The CZ-5000 was my first synth. The sequencer is the bomb. Unlike so many sequencers, even in DAWs, in step mode each track can have it's own length so it's possible to create all kinds of fun polymetric behavior. I once set up a song with each track length based on prime numbers...7 bars, then 11, ...
by meatballfulton
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: first time trying.midi
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: first time trying.midi

All you need is a MIDI OUT jack on the 88 key instrument and a MIDI IN on the 61 key instrument. They both look like this: https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58976aeee6f2e12da0026d7f/1557498179754-2FW35BN2KP50JOTSAANA/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kHJeHSC8xWw2nROrSL5Z47dZw-zPPgdn4jUwVcJE1ZvWEtT5uBS...