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by meatballfulton
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Hardware/software synths with unique/original oscillator designs.
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Hardware/software synths with unique/original oscillator designs.

Define novel and unusual, I guess. When Roland brought out the Alpha Junos in 1986 noone had ever done something akin to PWM with sawtooths or any other non-pulse waveforms. It was quite a few years before anyone else tried to adopt the concept. Today, such oscillators are common, perhaps most recen...
by meatballfulton
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 2
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Juno 2

Does it make sounds OK or not?
by meatballfulton
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best EMS VCS3 / Synthi software synth
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: Best EMS VCS3 / Synthi software synth

I've used the XILS3 CM (similar to LE, free from Computer Music magazine). One thing I found interesting is it offers a traditional ADSR envelope as well as the actual Trapezoid EG of the VCS3. That makes it more usable for folks who find the trapezoid maddening, but also makes it sound less like th...
by meatballfulton
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying a hardware synth advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: Buying a hardware synth advice

Good Son, If you're after weird sounds, the effects can become more important than the synth itself. This simple example was done on a computer, but the three sounds all started with the same simple sound and were processed though a single effects processor with it's own filtering, overdrive, gating...
by meatballfulton
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying a hardware synth advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: Buying a hardware synth advice

Older synths (anything before about 1990) came without effects and it's easy to run modern synths through outboard effects when you don't like what's built in. Reverbs cover a wide range of sounds, from springs with the metallic halo (and yes, if you hit the Grandmother hard, you can even get the sp...
by meatballfulton
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth to choose?
Replies: 13
Views: 2142

Re: Which synth to choose?

KayBur wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:48 am
I don't think you can get a quality synthesizer for $ 300.
For $300 , look at used equipment. The OP is already looking at a Korg X5D which is about 20 years old. A lot of older (90s) digital synths can be had for peanuts these days, you just have to put in the time looking for them.
by meatballfulton
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq Mirage DSK-8 novice
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Ensoniq Mirage DSK-8 novice

There are two manuals and you'll need both, along with MASOS floppies. The Advanced Sampling Guide is where all the detailed sampling info is.

Musician's Manual

Advanced Sampling Guide
by meatballfulton
Sun May 30, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequential Circuits Six Trak
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: Sequential Circuits Six Trak

The factory patches in sysex format can be found here

You'll need a computer with an app that can send sysex and a MIDI interface.

MIDI-OX for Windows

Sysex Librarian for Mac OS
by meatballfulton
Sat May 29, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Poly800 first eight keys muddled with button actions
Replies: 15
Views: 4069

Re: Poly800 first eight keys muddled with button actions

I'm with Madtheory. When I had a Poly 800, I always played it from my Motif's keyboard.
by meatballfulton
Fri May 28, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth to choose?
Replies: 13
Views: 2142

Re: Which synth to choose?

Have MC-505's fallen to the $300 point?

I see them for $400-500 on eBay and Reverb. The memory cards are obsolete (expensive!! saw a 2MB card for $99 on eBay) 5V Smart Media and the displays commonly fail and need replacement...ugh.

But old Roland grooveboxes in general are worth looking into.
by meatballfulton
Thu May 27, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth to choose?
Replies: 13
Views: 2142

Re: Which synth to choose?

Blackfire74 wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:58 pm
BTW, can I create choir sounds on microKorg? And I don't mean pads sounding something like choir but real choir like sound?
No, you cannot.
by meatballfulton
Tue May 18, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg M1: No sound on left output but headphones work fine
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

Re: Korg M1: No sound on left output but headphones work fine

The obvious thing to check first is the wiring to the output jack. It could be the jack has failed (though there's not much to fail in a jack!), a bad solder joint or some other open circuit issue.
by meatballfulton
Sat May 15, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg MS-50 voltmeter lamp
Replies: 2
Views: 1697

Re: Korg MS-50 voltmeter lamp

Put a voltmeter across the terminals of the existing lamp, then get a bulb of about the same size that's spec'ed for at least that much voltage.
by meatballfulton
Mon May 10, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help identifying difference is E-Mu Procussion models
Replies: 4
Views: 2261

Re: Help identifying difference is E-Mu Procussion models

E-Mu redid the look of some of their modules, the internals are the same. That module is related to the original Proteus, differing only in the samples in ROM. Notice the Proteus 1 (1989), the first version had slots (cosmetic, or maybe cooling), later version had a different faceplate but still the...
by meatballfulton
Sun May 09, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: [solved] Win10 wav bit depth - how to find?
Replies: 2
Views: 2091

Re: Win10 wav bit depth - how to find?

I also find Windows treatment of audio file information to be a PITA. I either open the file in an app that does display bit depth or copy it to a Mac :lol: