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Post by t.o.t.s. » Wed May 21, 2008 3:56 pm

I'm looking on their site but dont see the D-5 you're mentioning... has it been rebranded or replaced with a newer version?
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Post by clubbedtodeath » Wed May 21, 2008 6:32 pm

How did you find taking the KS apart? Pretty straightforward?

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Post by t.o.t.s. » Wed May 21, 2008 7:57 pm

REALLY easy. You've got a set of screws around the parameter (2 on the sides, 5 in the back lip and one in the center of the chasis). The top literally lifts off at that point only connected by a ribbon cable. A PCB, a separate power supply and the keybed are attached to the chasis while the knobs and wheels assembly are attached to the upper part of the synth. It's laid out very clean and easy to get around. i was worried at first opening it but honestly, it is seriously tidy in the interior.
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Post by Blue Monster 65 » Thu May 22, 2008 4:40 am

Here: http://store.caig.com/s.nl;jsessionid=0 ... tegory=188

No longer called D5 - sorry!

I've still got cans of it from ... well ... I've still got a couple of cans left! :lol: Yes, I used to buy it in bulk ... sigh ...

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Post by brian.only » Wed May 28, 2008 4:22 am

The new stuff Deoxit is selling for pots is called Fader Lube now, its kinda hard to find in any volume greater than tiny as its always sold out (even online) most places...
I think it used to be called MCL so it might be different than the D5 mentioned before.
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Post by johnmajor » Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:10 pm

im noob about synths and got the KS4 2 weeks ago. Jst recently started mucking about with the vocoder. I tried tweaking the vocoder level to make a clearer sound ie clearer pronunciations of the words, but the words usually come out inaudible with the melody or the words (monotonous) comes out above the melody. I dont understand the sylable setting on the menu as well.

is there some other things u guys can recommend to improve the vocoder sound, like what program/voice number to use? a sawtooth lead worked best so far but no too well. :(

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Post by shaft9000 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:24 am

johnmajor wrote:
is there some other things u guys can recommend to improve the vocoder sound, like what program/voice number to use? a sawtooth lead worked best so far but no too well. :(
with vocoders in general, the mic and input preamp make a huge difference. So before the synth comes into play it needs a good hot signal to work with.
using compression and eq on the voice can help, but the mic+preamp is the crucial thing imo.
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