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by Kirk Markarian
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Ciat-Lonbarde
Topic: I miss my Sidrassi Organ...
Replies: 0
Views: 1436

I miss my Sidrassi Organ...

Had one for a few years with brass bars, back when it first came out on the scene. Deuterostome wants to come back!
by Kirk Markarian
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Does anyone use Propellerheads Reason?
Replies: 81
Views: 10768

Yep, love it. Any music I hear, I can compose it with Reason. Not that I want to compose new-classical, but it does work well. I currently compose solely electronic music of various kinds for my clients in Reason, and it never fails to satisfy. Works great for me! Especially for odd sounds and anyth...
by Kirk Markarian
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Announcements - Please read!
Topic: my post to prove i exist and am not a robot...
Replies: 1577
Views: 82438

Deuterostome!
by Kirk Markarian
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: cheapo analog drum synths
Replies: 19
Views: 1618

I used to have a Pearl Drum-X. Bass, snare, and three toms in one analog unit - controls are basic digital - no knobs. Sounds great, and very different from most drum synths.
by Kirk Markarian
Fri May 13, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Software Regrets. Broke/Never Worked/Abandoned...
Replies: 83
Views: 7879

Found it. It's called "Orangator". I loved that program.
by Kirk Markarian
Fri May 13, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Music Software
Topic: Software Regrets. Broke/Never Worked/Abandoned...
Replies: 83
Views: 7879

There was an old software for windows - I used it up until XP - I cannot for the life of me remember the full name. It had the word "orange" in it, and it was an interface with tons of sliders on it. It made all sorts of synth and percussion sounds, and output them to wav. Do any of you remember tha...
by Kirk Markarian
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Ciat-Lonbarde
Topic: Tocante Thyrus instructions/advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

The FAQ nails it. I am going to video a demo of myself playing the Thyrus as it is very under represented on Video. Duotron, have you posted this video yet? I used to have a Sidrassi Organ, but I gave it up. Kicking myself years later, I have heard the very few examples of the Thyris that are avail...
by Kirk Markarian
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Rhodes hardware alternatives.
Replies: 41
Views: 4336

I used to have a Crumar Roady. I really liked the way it sounded - not a lot of info on them, but they are alright. Non-weighted keys, though. Heavy, but easy to service - opens up like a clam with hinges on the inside - similar to a pencil case.
by Kirk Markarian
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What is the worst synth sounding you ever bought and why ?
Replies: 473
Views: 61501

there is worst sounding but there is also worst usage of worst sounding synth ... which elevates the topic to a completely different level. my favourite being this video, im not quite sure what synths we are seeing here in action but i love the emotional involvement of the listeners! Awwwwww, c'mon...
by Kirk Markarian
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What is the worst synth sounding you ever bought and why ?
Replies: 473
Views: 61501

It would be really easy to hate this, so I'm going to. Your'e only seeing the negative side of this instrument, you can get some wonderful sounds out of it IMO, especially when you put a few contact mic's on the case and bash it with a hammer..... I'm eager to see if they add an option for attack o...
by Kirk Markarian
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Akai rythym wolf - analog drum machine and bass synth
Replies: 407
Views: 62818

I just bought one of these yesterday. I love it. It's a drum machine that has it's own sound, and it's own limitations. I like the way it sounds, even if the hihats don't really have a pitch control (as a drummer, through headphones, it sounds like tightening/loosening the nut on a hihat stand - ver...
by Kirk Markarian
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What is the worst synth sounding you ever bought and why ?
Replies: 473
Views: 61501

A few of the worst synths I've ever owned: Roland U-220 Roland MC-303 EMU Orbit v2 The U-220 was essentially a GM module in a rack, with some nice realistic sounds, but just too simple - probably for composers who needed some extra sound samples for backup. The MC-303 was interesting at times, but p...
by Kirk Markarian
Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Mica Sonic Congas/Bongos/Woodblock
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

That sure sounds like'em. I'm surprised! Thanks!
by Kirk Markarian
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7704
Views: 644572

Mildly faulty Crumar Roady - on its way to me.
by Kirk Markarian
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Danelectro Spring King Delay Mod - Disable Delay
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Never mind figured it out
by Kirk Markarian
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Danelectro Spring King Delay Mod - Disable Delay
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Danelectro Spring King Delay Mod - Disable Delay

If I wanted to disable the delay function of the PT2399, instead of attaching a potentiometer to the resistor connected to it's leg, could I simply cut the leg of the chip? Or, could I cut the trace connected to the chip? Nobody seems to have done that - only attach a potentiometer. I don't want to ...
by Kirk Markarian
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7704
Views: 644572

Analog Ordnance Lowpass VCF

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Really nice filter - very loud when the resonance is all the way up. I place it before my ZVEX ILFJ and it turns into a squidgy potato distortion when overdriven. Really great pedal!
by Kirk Markarian
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Rolls mini mixer
Replies: 12
Views: 1918

I have the one with knobs instead of sliders - it's great! Sturdy, reliable. Lowers the volume noticeably, like all passive mixers in this style do. Sound remains the same.
by Kirk Markarian
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Mica Sonic Congas/Bongos/Woodblock
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

I have a particular soft spot for junky awkward electronics like this, sort of in the spirit of early Devo. I'd definately pick up something like that if I found it for sale cheap somehwere, and find a way to feature it on a track or three... I love the part of the video after the effects come on. ...
by Kirk Markarian
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Mica Sonic Congas/Bongos/Woodblock
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

That looks super dorky in the best way possible. Is it strictly hand triggered, or is it possible to sequence it from something else? It is pretty dorky - I have cleaned it out and reviewed the circuitry. Simple circuit and no way to sequence it. Hand drumming or re-wiring only. The drums are reall...
by Kirk Markarian
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Mica Sonic Congas/Bongos/Woodblock
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

Sure - here's what it looks like

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by Kirk Markarian
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Mica Sonic Congas/Bongos/Woodblock
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

Mica Sonic Congas/Bongos/Woodblock

I just purchased this analog drum synth. I haven't turned it on, as I've got a TON of cleaning to do - the foam inside the pads has turned to dust, so I've got to clean the entire device. I have searched for more info on this set of electronic drums, but nobody seems to have any information on them....
by Kirk Markarian
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Anyone using a 13 Macbook Pro Retina for creating music
Replies: 11
Views: 800

I used to use one, a 2010 13" MBP and it was excellent. The only times that it bothered me was when the software could have used a larger screen. That happened more than I would have liked. I am also a graphic designer and did a year's worth of contract work on it. I assembled hardware store flyers ...
by Kirk Markarian
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Spring Reverb Amplification
Replies: 0
Views: 238

Spring Reverb Amplification

Before I ask my question, I'll tell you what I'm doing. I have a spring reverb tank from an old bass amp. I have the effects send going into it, and the output of the tank is going through a ProCo Rat and back into the effects return. It sounds beautiful. I don't have any need for advice on amplifyi...
by Kirk Markarian
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Volca Snare
Replies: 25
Views: 3543

I rather enjoy the snare sometimes. It's very old/crusty sounding. That being said I prefer to use it as a 3rd tom. I also like the hi-hats and their odd tuning via the grain feature. Comes in kind of handy for different-sounding hi-hats.

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