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by oldgearguy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 795
Views: 73068

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

one benefit of being farther down in the queue (mid 800's for me) is that you can take time to watch Vlad's videos, watch and listen to what early owners are doing with it, and then sit back and make a rational decision whether or not the Pulsar will fit in your work flow. Sure, it's a great soundin...
by oldgearguy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: 5U Format Modules
Topic: Hello Hordijk System
Replies: 2421
Views: 141959

Re: Hello Hordijk System

Neovintage wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:54 pm
Just saw that Dan is also selling hissystem

That's sad. He made some great videos but the ad is the best ever :miley:
It ended up in good hands. We'll see about creating some new videos eventually. Lots to learn first.
by oldgearguy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: How many Fizmo's on Muff's?
Replies: 84
Views: 6983

Re: How many Fizmo's on Muff's?

Didn't have one, had one, don't have one. If you have one, Dan N's editor (I think he's still calling it Fauxmo) is essential since not all the possible parameters are exposed from the front panel. I just got tired/frustrated having to fire up the computer/tablet every time I wanted to edit somethin...
by oldgearguy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Still looking for my PPG...
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: Still looking for my PPG...

I still own a PPG (bought it in the late 80s, early 90s). Closest thing to it that I've owned is the first rev microWave (people call it the rev A). Polyevolver, not close. Blofeld, ok, like you mentioned 80%, nothing modern with wavetables gets exactly there. Waldorf Wave was a great sounding machi...
by oldgearguy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Deckard's Dream MK2
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Deckard's Dream MK2

I wonder if this version will include a manual?

:sstorm:
by oldgearguy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Akai Z8 with dead screen
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Akai Z8 with dead screen

I have an Akai Z8, and the screen has been going out for a while. It's finally dead. Everything else still works fine. I've changed all of the rotary encoders, and the jog wheel as they broke. I've never been able to source a new LCD for it though. Does anyone know of any LCDs that have been retrof...
by oldgearguy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Multimeter suggestions?
Replies: 26
Views: 851

Re: Multimeter suggestions?

For years I've used the Fluke 8060a. It's only a 20,000 count meter (it's old), but it does frequency (up to 100kHz) and dB measurements as well, so for audio troubleshooting and calibration, it's a great all-in-one device. For me, 99% of the repairs I've done over the past 20+ years has only needed...
by oldgearguy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: Albums I should listen to before I die
Replies: 42
Views: 1118

Re: Albums I should listen to before I die

Love - Forever Changes Felt - Strange Idols Pattern... Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet African Headcharge - Songs of Praise Creation Rebel - Starship Africa The Chills - Submarine Bells The Velvet Underground and Nico Current 93 - All the Pretty Little Horses Wolfgang Press - Standing Up Straigh...
by oldgearguy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Andromeda Boot Problem - Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Andromeda Boot Problem - Repair

I hate referring folks to other sites, but this is the definitive thread on the Andromeda boot problems and repairs.

Andromeda boot problems
by oldgearguy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Polyend Seq
Replies: 18
Views: 1970

Re: Polyend Seq

I don't think there's an obvious/ easy way to modulate a playing note. From my experiences with the Seq, I find it to be a great sequencer for drum machines, drum synths, and samplers and a just-barely-adequate sequencer for synthesizers. It is great to see 8 rows of 32 at a time, but the way it han...
by oldgearguy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Modern keepers!
Replies: 240
Views: 27450

Re: Re:

MacBeth Elements Hypersynth Xenophone (I seem to keep selling any new polysynths I try; the monos have fared much better) Do you still enjoy these as much these days? The Elements and V2 look like such innovative/nostalgic machines. Dream machines... Hypersynth ended up leaving. Lots of little reas...
by oldgearguy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 795
Views: 73068

Re: Pulsar-23 by Soma

I thought that the alligator clip patching was just a prototype thing, very weird decision to not use regular jacks... I will get one if he updates the format. I wouldn't hold your breath for that. On the plus side the clip version lets you easily do multiple splits (and joins) that are difficult o...
by oldgearguy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 795
Views: 73068

wow - the perfect machine to have if you want to do a cover of "How to Destroy Angels"


:tu:
by oldgearguy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pulsar-23 by Soma
Replies: 795
Views: 73068

Well, I let mine go, the payment site they use took me 3 days of error messages before finally accepting my payment, and then 5 days later letting me know it was actually declined (not for lack of funds, still trying to figure out why exactly). Paypal is a 9% fee, Payoneer is 1% echeck (bank transf...
by oldgearguy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sonicstate First Look: UDO Super 6
Replies: 22
Views: 1034

waveplant wrote:Video seems to suggest that the filter chips used are clones of the SSM2044. Does anyone have more info?
https://www.soundsemiconductor.com
by oldgearguy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Vocoder thread
Replies: 39
Views: 2603

Roland RSP-550. As a bonus you get a unit that had some other great effects.
by oldgearguy
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: best or worst time to sell?
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: best or worst time to sell?

Is this a bad time of year (nov-dec) to be selling gear? It’s not like every kid in America is asking Santa for some eurorack modules, right? I’m looking for cash money and most of my wealth is in synth bouillon. I've always thought November through March was generally a poor time to maximize your ...
by oldgearguy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sudden GAS attack for a Waldorf Quantum, send help!
Replies: 23
Views: 911

Re: Sudden GAS attack for a Waldorf Quantum, send help!

I've become obsessed with the Waldorf Quantum. It's £3,500. Please save me from myself. Do you see yourself enjoying sitting down in front of a touchscreen and thumbing through a bunch of menus doing deep sound design? Do you have the space for the synth so that you can reach the controls and use t...
by oldgearguy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Alesis Midiverb II : the true story
Replies: 37
Views: 2475

Well, I was just browsing through the latin version of ebay (MercadoLibre) and there was a Midiverb 2 for $50. I didn't even think about it and just hit the buy button, although I don't need it at all. It comes with no power supply, so I'm hoping one of my generic ones will do. Lots of cool units f...
by oldgearguy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Infradeep PVX-800 (Polyvoks clone)
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Even a manual available.

I had a Polyvox or two back in the day. Always liked the rough sound of them.

<shuts down browser while repeating over and over - I already have too many monosynths>
by oldgearguy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Alesis Midiverb II : the true story
Replies: 37
Views: 2475

MidiVerb II sounds a bit hissy. But reminds of a Lexicon PCM70 for a small $$$. Very glued and greasy reverb sound. The unit definately has it's own mojo. Later Alesis FX didn't have that sound, IMO... That's a good point. It's not the cleanest reverb you'll ever use/hear, but that's exactly what m...
by oldgearguy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Alesis Midiverb II : the true story
Replies: 37
Views: 2475

For the $100 I paid for mine, it's worth having in the rack for the bloom presets and a few others. Whether it's due to years of conditioning or maybe just the right blend of source + effect, I do know an SH-101 running through the MIDIverb II is a match made in heaven. Is it the first thing I reach...
by oldgearguy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Should I keep my Squarp Pyramid?
Replies: 7
Views: 643

The past few years, my rule has become - if I'm not using it (for whatever reason), sell it.

Especially with sequencers, it's a very personal tool and what works for one person may not work for another.
by oldgearguy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Sequencing a Vermona DRM1
Replies: 40
Views: 6189

Does anyone know if the trigger version responds to gate length? For example.. I have a 16 step hi-hat pattern going on with gate length set to 25 on each step apart from 3 and 7 which would be say 55. Would steps 3 and 7 sound more open than the others? It does with my other drum machine that does...
by oldgearguy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: How can I control Cirklon with my Modular?
Replies: 13
Views: 540

It bugs me that even Sequentix continue with this misguided tradition of using program changes to control a sequencer. MIDI notes on a dedicated channel should be the default, so that any MIDI device can be used and it makes it easy to sequence the scenes from any other sequencer or DAW. Without ei...

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