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Post by wiss » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:44 am

MrFrodo wrote:Just for the record, do any of you recognize any similarities between the Six-Trak/Multi-Trak and the Roland Juno series?

I owned both the 6-track and juno 60/106 at the same for several years......sci and roland are really two different machine...

I felt the SCI was darker and juno was more fluffy

I perfered the ARPEG on the juno 6O to the 6-track

I perfered the interface on the juno over the 6-track...more real-time fun

the sequencer on the 6-track is wonderful
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Post by PPG_HOSHII! » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:51 am

Hagair: I don't own one myself, but I have played with one. Funny story, I got a Juno 60 and a friend got at Multitrack. I was seeing green after I played the multitrack, no joke, I think I prefer Sequential's gem to the Juno 60 any day.

By the way, cool ad you posted! I have the Aug. '85 issue of Keyboard with the same ad. It kind of makes me want to hunt one down, but I have enough gear for now, in the meantime, I would just recommend it to anyone who is h**l struck determined to get a Juno.

I bet you are exited to get that in the mail.
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Post by TX81ZJH » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:29 am

That thing is so cool!
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Post by MrFrodo » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:10 am

hageir wrote:oh my god!
OH MY GOD!

check this out!!!


http://www.keyboardmuseum.org/soundshee ... demo1.html

80's heaven!!!! :D:D:D:D
Okay, no more need for personal demos, Hagair. I'M SOLD! (And, I already have four synths in my collection to begin with.) Now, I realize what a f---ing bargain you struck. And, why these synths bombed like they did is un-imaginable to me. (I mean, all the CZ-101 has over this is digital ocillators.)
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Post by hearttimes » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:19 am

h**l, with a synth that cool i think he should only have 24 hours before he lets us all hear it!

by the way

i bought tons of gear at west l.a. music in the 80's and 90's. they used to make great deals. not sure if they still do.

i have that same sequential sticker, but mine is addressed to guitar center where i bought my p5.

take care of that great rig and send a pic up to dave smith!

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Post by MrFrodo » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:14 am

To drag it out a little farther on my end, how do some of you think those economical, multitimbral synths compare with the other analog gear Sequential came out with (the P5/P10, Pro One, T8 and 600), or the more recent DSI line? I know they're not supposed to be compared or contrasted, but why not have at it?
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Post by hageir » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:15 am

MrFrodo wrote:
hageir wrote:oh my god!
OH MY GOD!

check this out!!!


http://www.keyboardmuseum.org/soundshee ... demo1.html

80's heaven!!!! :D:D:D:D
Okay, no more need for personal demos, Hagair. I'M SOLD! (And, I already have four synths in my collection to begin with.) Now, I realize what a f---ing bargain you struck. And, why these synths bombed like they did is un-imaginable to me. (I mean, all the CZ-101 has over this is digital ocillators.)
Are you gonna get one? :P ALRIGHT!

Yeah, I have no idea why it isn't more popular than it is.. on the other hand, it is quite rare.. they don't pop up on the 'bay often (let alone the classifieds)

I've always wanted that pure 80's sounding synth and the Multi-Trak is my dream come true :)
I had a 101 once and it's a whole other department, imo..
but it's really underrated too.
hearttimes wrote:h**l, with a synth that cool i think he should only have 24 hours before he lets us all hear it!

by the way

i bought tons of gear at west l.a. music in the 80's and 90's. they used to make great deals. not sure if they still do.

i have that same sequential sticker, but mine is addressed to guitar center where i bought my p5.

take care of that great rig and send a pic up to dave smith!
I just found out that one of the voices is dead :(
but it's a real easy fix, one CEM3394 chip, that's all :)

yeah I love all those old stickers and info things, they're so nice, all the way from 1985 :D

I sent the flickr link to him (I hope he sees it :))
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Post by hageir » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:19 am

ps.
here are the original demo sequences of the Six-Trak and the MAX (they're very similar)
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they're all awesome!
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Post by MrFrodo » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:23 pm

For a split second, I thought the drums on the first demo were created by the synth, not an outboard Roland machine. What a let-down.

What kind of drums does the Multi have on i, anyway?
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Post by hageir » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:19 pm

MrFrodo wrote:For a split second, I thought the drums on the first demo were created by the synth, not an outboard Roland machine. What a let-down.

What kind of drums does the Multi have on i, anyway?
well, it doesn't have a built-in drum machine (that was the TOM's job :))
but it's got a 6 track sequencer so 2 tracks can be, let's say, a bass and snare drum (either the preset bass & snare drums or your programmed ones)
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Post by Europe Endless » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:21 pm

hageir wrote: no problem man, I'll pass you on all the info I've found so far..
I'll pm you!
Could you please pass it on to me as well? I just got hold of a MultiTrak and guess what - the battery´s dead...

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Post by hageir » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:29 pm

Europe Endless wrote:
hageir wrote: no problem man, I'll pass you on all the info I've found so far..
I'll pm you!
Could you please pass it on to me as well? I just got hold of a MultiTrak and guess what - the battery´s dead...
yeah no problem, I'll do it right away my fellow scandinavian, hah :)
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Post by prinsen » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:49 pm

When I got my Multitrak (gone now) it came fitted with some kind of custom adapter making battery exchange easy. I was told you had to solder/unsolder the original battery, so the solution seemed clever to me.
I'd be curious to see what the unmodified battery section looked like, if you get the chance Hageir.

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Post by hageir » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:30 am

prinsen wrote:When I got my Multitrak (gone now) it came fitted with some kind of custom adapter making battery exchange easy. I was told you had to solder/unsolder the original battery, so the solution seemed clever to me.
I'd be curious to see what the unmodified battery section looked like, if you get the chance Hageir.
I'll get a snap of it when I replace one of the chips..
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Post by hageir » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:37 am

hey the mt's brother is on ebay!

SNAG IT!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :B:SS:US:1
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