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favorite phrases from litterature about synths (manuals, www

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 5:17 am
by Tchammosaur
Ok this is a strange thread. But a few things that I read recently I got a kick out of, and I'm sure there's a lot more out there:

From the ESQ-1 Manual:

"Does it sound like a human voice? No. What does it sound like? Chipmunks." (I was reading through the manual which is super dry and then for some reason this)

"While you're doing this, DO NOT change any parameters in the Programs you audition, as this would instantly replace your hard-earned new Program in the Edit Buffer with something else entirely, and you might get upset." (wait if I get upset, is there a special customer center that I should call?)

VSE Description of the Future Retro Revolution:

"Designed for Acid, and I'm sure it also looks awesome on acid... "
(yay acid)

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 7:49 am
by Hossinfeffa
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This always manages to crack me up. :lol:

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 8:35 am
by BlackGnosis
my old Yamaha keyboard had in its manual "do not use underwater" in its do's and don'ts list...

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 8:37 am
by supermel74
This spec sheet from the Roland SH-201 tells you everything you need to know :o
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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:27 am
by Analogue Crazy
"The ensemble, together with the stereo output mechanism allows the fascinating pusuit of keyboard dreams"

Thats from my Jupiter-4's owners manual.

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 1:12 pm
by hey_timj
the sherman filterbank has all sorts of goofy s**t written in it.... mostly pictures of cats and dogs to represent the different filter types.

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 3:53 pm
by Mixolydian
Akai AX73:
I. When A does not equal F, the EG effect acts on VCA for E21-24 and the EG effect acts on VCO and VCF for E25-28. (Refer to I)
II. When A equals F, the EG effect acts on VCA and VCF for E21-24 and on VCO for E25-28. (Refer to II)

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 4:04 pm
by Mixolydian
Yamaha CS-10

"We thank you very much for your purchase of our YAMAHA CS-10. CS-10 is a synthesizer developed based in YAMAHA's superior technology and rich experience cultivated over the years with YAMAHA Electone Organs and by giving full play to latest IC technology."

No too bad, but citing 70s transistor organs as a quality reference surprised me.

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 5:18 pm
by Mooger5
Someone found the Electone circuits were derived from the GX-1 just like the subsequent FM synths and organs were from the DX7. And it seems that some of the higher end Electones have an actual CS80 engine inside. :idea:

http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-24 ... t=electone

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 5:27 pm
by Hossinfeffa
Mooger5 wrote:Someone found the Electone circuits were derived from the GX-1 just like the subsequent FM synths and organs were from the DX7. And it seems that some of the higher end Electones have an actual CS80 engine inside. :idea:

http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-24 ... t=electone
I think I hear the prices of old Electone's going up.

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 6:00 pm
by THM
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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 6:33 pm
by yatsuzaki
The manual for the Roland MSQ-700 says "error may be caused byidiotic operation". The whole thing is rife with odd Jap-Eng transliatons that must have been done in a hurry.

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 6:39 pm
by otto
Hossinfeffa wrote:
Mooger5 wrote:Someone found the Electone circuits were derived from the GX-1 just like the subsequent FM synths and organs were from the DX7. And it seems that some of the higher end Electones have an actual CS80 engine inside. :idea:

http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-24 ... t=electone
I think I hear the prices of old Electone's going up.
Interesting but they don't really have synth controls from what I can see. This information is probably more valuable to those who could canabalize them to repair a CS-80.

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 6:56 pm
by Mixolydian
Mooger5 wrote:Someone found the Electone circuits were derived from the GX-1 just like the subsequent FM synths and organs were from the DX7. And it seems that some of the higher end Electones have an actual CS80 engine inside. :idea:

http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-24 ... t=electone
Yamaha used various sound producing circuits in their Electone organs. From the mid 60s through the mid 70s, most were transistor and divide down. Many models used a monophonic oscillator for the bass pedals.

Around 1979, Yamaha started using FM for bass in some of it's Electones and analog oscillators for lead circuits. I have a 1981 Portatone, PS-30, that has transistor chord, analog lead, FM bass, and transistor drums.
Here's a sound demo I made a while ago: http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?PID=861134&t=7015

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Yamaha also made a few road organs that were quite good. The circuitry was based on the Farfisa.

Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 7:16 pm
by Mooger5
otto wrote: Interesting but they don't really have synth controls from what I can see. This information is probably more valuable to those who could canabalize them to repair a CS-80.
I agree.
This was only to legitimate the monophonic CS line´s pedigree, but the Electones do have some sort of synthesizer controls, however far from the real time controls of the CS80.



And Eminents don´t have such controls either but that didn´t prevent them to star in three or four great synthesizer albums. :P