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by abruzzi
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: SD to SCSI adapter for Yamaha RS7000
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Thanks very much....... Trying to decide if I should take a chance with the V6. Would much rather have the full size SD card. 8-) Totally understand. I really don’t much like microsd either. The other weird thing with the v5 is the partition map lives on the SCSI2SD device, not on the card. So if y...
by abruzzi
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: EMU Command Station
Replies: 24
Views: 1248

For me the most confusing thing that I am experiencing with this synth is that the quick edit menu doesn't appear to do what it is saying exactly. When I alter the filter knob, no matter the preset and no matter which filters I have selected, the knob seems to act as a high pass where turning the k...
by abruzzi
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: ARP Sequencer font (black/orange version)
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Looks kind of helvetica to me. Do you mean this:

Image

If you can find a good, straight on version, there are font websites where you upload an image and it tells you the font.
by abruzzi
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: SD to SCSI adapter for Yamaha RS7000
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Sounds like you're familiar with the V5 & V6. Do you know if devices that are compatible with the V5 are also compatible with the V6?. Also, I assume these are both configured with a utility program via USB?. Does this utility come with the board? I use older XP machines so I'm also wondering if th...
by abruzzi
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: EMU Command Station
Replies: 24
Views: 1248

I’m considering swapping the drum rom for something with some good synth waveforms like, the TSCY, beat garden, or maybe just the XL. Protean Drums [9066] ? I might be interested in swapping for that. I’m not sure I’d get rid of it. I have a Proteus 2000 that I’d probably throw it in. I might consi...
by abruzzi
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: SD to SCSI adapter for Yamaha RS7000
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

The v5 is listed as working with the RS7000: http://www.codesrc.com/mediawiki/index.php/SCSI2SD_V5_Compatibility There are a lot of things I prefer about the v6, but one problem I have is no one seems to build an external enclosure for the v6 like they do for the v5. On a sampler where you are repla...
by abruzzi
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: EMU Command Station
Replies: 24
Views: 1248

It’s my core sequencer at the moment, and it’s a pretty capable sequencer for the way I work, though there are a few things it misses. The sound engine is, like all the various Proteus 2000 based modules, pretty darn nice. I have a PX-7 (the silver one) with both orchestral, world, and drum rom. I’m...
by abruzzi
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Headphones
Replies: 117
Views: 4594

I'm finding the Audio-Technica ATH-M40x a pretty good balance of cost/performance. The hinge for the folding ear cups looks a potential weak point if you're particularly heavy handed with stuff but otherwise can't see/hear any obvious weak points for home studio use. I've never used the 40, but the...
by abruzzi
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Ensoniq Mirage SN 00001
Replies: 16
Views: 564

That is very cool, what are the odds? I have a Mirage Advanced sampling manual that would go great with it. It’s typweitten photocopied manually with drawn in graphics and charts, and various editing marks. It’s clearly a prerelease version of the manual. I was just looking for the manual, and it wa...
by abruzzi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg Prologue
Replies: 117
Views: 11967

the really potentially interesting thing is that that digital oscillator isn't just some loaded waves like a DW8000. Its got an API and can take custom programming. I'm hoping it has some decent capabilities such as responding to performance controls like velocity or modwheel to vary the oscillators...
by abruzzi
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Desktop sampler with editing!
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Edit: I found an ASR-X for 590 Euros. That's a lot! Is get a digitakt if I was spending that kind of money. Thanks for your ideas so far. Please continue... Thats pretty high. When I see the ASR-X Pro (the red one) on eBay, if its buy-it-now it is always overpriced and usually over $500 (I'm in the...
by abruzzi
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Transwaves / Ensoniq TS10 / ASR-10
Replies: 17
Views: 2844

I’ve never used audio-term, but if you don’t want to much with floppy disks, you should be able to transmit the transwave to the ASR with EPSilon and Tranzillion:

https://avg.home.xs4all.nl/epsilon/epsilon.html
by abruzzi
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 6976
Views: 553931

I love this era where no longer made, hard to find, and overpriced pieces are cloned by clever people than sold for far less than you would have to pay for even one of the things it clones: one of these is on the way to fill up my MR Rack http://sampler-expansions.dxp.pl/mrboard5.jpg It include the ...
by abruzzi
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland Boutique D-05
Replies: 320
Views: 26035

Also bought the ipad version but it seems pretty confusing to me. That's actually relieving to hear. I though it was just me and I was going insane with frustration with it. Truthfully I am only familiar with Wavestation operation from what I've read - and I still don't have a clue how to approach ...
by abruzzi
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland Boutique D-05
Replies: 320
Views: 26035

I wish they would do a new, cool version of the PM1000 mixer with the same discrete topology and transformers, but lighter, better caps, and better EQ points. Some of the things I recorded 25 years ago on a PM1000 are still some of the best things I've recorded. I bet the VL stuff could be done bet...
by abruzzi
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Peavey PC1600 as CV to MIDI
Replies: 9
Views: 649

I would love to see what you cooked up for the Tx81z template. At http://www.defectiverecords.com/pc1600/pc1600.html it appears there used to be a tutorial for replacing the battery or doing away with it altogether. Now the link to page is down. Bummer. I tried searching on ebay for pc1600 battery ...
by abruzzi
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Gear you wished you'd never sold?
Replies: 95
Views: 4103

My two main regret have both been reacquired: E-mu Morpheus and Yamaha FS1R.
by abruzzi
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Roland Boutique D-05
Replies: 320
Views: 26035

I wish they would do a new, cool version of the PM1000 mixer with the same discrete topology and transformers, but lighter, better caps, and better EQ points. Some of the things I recorded 25 years ago on a PM1000 are still some of the best things I've recorded. I bet the VL stuff could be done bet...
by abruzzi
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What is the worst synth sounding you ever bought and why ?
Replies: 368
Views: 50016

I once stumbled across a Seil Expander 80 for cheap in a pawn shop, so I bought it for the hell of it. It sounded so awful, I didn't feel right selling it on, so I just threw it away. This was before eBay or Craigslist, and I couldn't think of any other way to get rid of it that wouldn't make perman...
by abruzzi
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Which Nord?
Replies: 37
Views: 2125

With regards to the Nord "modulars", are there any issues with running the design software in a modern OS? I assume it's for the windows platform. Or do you need to run a VM for the computer OS? The NM1 windows editor runs fine on modern OS's. The Last Mac version was a beta for OSX PPC, so it does...
by abruzzi
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Questions about the Yamaha RM1x
Replies: 40
Views: 3147

I have one and its not jelling well with me, before I sell it anyone want to tell me what im doing wrong / missing out on? i actually already listed it for sale, but i put it at a high price just to buy myself some re-thinking time. I'm kinda at the same stage. I heard lots of people rave over it. ...
by abruzzi
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Waldorf Blofeld
Replies: 29
Views: 2663

I have had a wee look online but can't find any info on what other synths use the Blofeld engine, I'd be really interested to find out, as ideally, although I love the look and sound of the thing, a better equipped interface is desirable in the right package. The basic engine is in the Blofeld Modu...
by abruzzi
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 6976
Views: 553931

I found a few more Alyseum AL-88c MIDI interfaces for sale so I snagged one more (total--four, three in my main studio and one in my rolling rack.) FYI, for anyone looking for them, there are two more (used) listed on reverb.com. Just search for "Alyseum" and they should come up.
by abruzzi
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Futuresonus Parva Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Replies: 134
Views: 21174

I didn't mention how many MIDI channels you need to use. I said you need the same patch across the 8 voices. So yes, that is additional information, but has nothing to do with my statement. Channel count wasn't my point, rather that since a non MPE synth doesn't have a global channel,any CC configu...
by abruzzi
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Futuresonus Parva Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Replies: 134
Views: 21174

I can't answer specifically, but I do know that any multitimbral synth will work with MPE, you just need 8 identical patches across all voices. Yes and no. MPE has a shared channel where controller sent on the shared channel affect all voices, so if you have an 8 voice poly, it actually uses 9 chan...

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