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A hello and couple of questions from a newbie!

Post by cmspgran » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:42 am

Hi,

First post here, been trying to get into synthesis for a few years now just as a hobby more than anything else.

I currently own a Nord lead 2 and roland jp-8000

I recently purchased another jp8000 off ebay claiming to be mint as mines quite tatty, it is indeed in a lot better condition but (being extremely picky here I know) the keys seem a bit duller and off white compared to my tattier one, is key discolouration a common thing with keyboards, what causes it or could it just be the keys they put in at the time of manufacture where a slightly different colour?

Also and probably most importantly I have set both of them back to factory settings yet on some of the patches there are slight differences to the sounds such as delay and resonance and it has nothing to do with aftertouch or anything like that. Are minor variations like this normal - one was made in 96 the other 97 but as said both have been set back to factory presets.

Apologies for all the questions on first post hope someone can shed some light thankyou :smile:

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Post by chimologic » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:32 am

and what part of MODULAR don't you understand in "Modular Synth General Discussion"?

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:40 am

hey hey now, General Gear would have been a better subforum for sure, but no need to get testy, we aren't topic nazis around here! :coffee:

i will move this thread to General Gear, but to cmspgran, Welcome! nice to have you at the forum. The NL2 and JP8000 are some damn classic synths. I have a real softspot for NL2 8)

about the discoloration, could easily be slightly different plastic used in different manufacturing runs, maybe one had more light exposure, etc. faded keys are a good sign of character and if the rest of the instrument is in good shape this is the one part of the synth where I personally wouldn't care...

about the presets, is it possible they are slightly different revisions of the synth? that would be my guess

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Post by parasitk » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:59 am

At least here topics can be moved to the right spot! :hihi:

Welcome to Muff's, cmspgran!

Sorry I don't know anything about your synth problem, but hopefully someone around here does!

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Post by Kent » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:44 pm

Could be different firmware or just user perception.
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Post by cmspgran » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:48 pm

Hi thanks a lot for the very helpful comments and the warm welcome, apologies if I have caused offence chimologic it wasn't a deliberate attempt to post in the wrong forum or anything.

My JP-8000s are both running different firmwares as suggested one V1.02 the other V1.04 so is the likely cause for the slight differences in sounds between presets?

Thanks for the suggestion about the key colours muff wiggler much appreciaated :grin:

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Post by chimologic » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:03 pm

ah yeah sorry. I have some holiday frustrations that I guess got out int he wrong place.

Welcome to the forums. Lots of synth ideas,nice synth sounds, nice people, and 0 female members.

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Post by Cybananna » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:28 pm

I think smoke can discolor keys too. If the owner was a smoker or played out a lot where smoking was allowed may effect the color too.

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Post by Muff Wiggler » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:45 pm

chimologic wrote:ah yeah sorry. I have some holiday frustrations that I guess got out int he wrong place.
no worries 8) and damn, I hear ya :bang:
chimologic wrote:and 0 female members.
actually, not true. there's at least one. I suspect there's at least one more. There could be even others :?: who knows

but, yeah. one for sure. and i do think two for 99% sure.

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Post by dkcg » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:46 pm

chimologic wrote:0 female members.
:cry:

I've heard rumors of two actual different female members.

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Post by Kent » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:43 pm

One of the female members that our beloved Muff refers to has her one and only post dating from 1973!

"0 Active Female Users"?

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Post by JohnLRice » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:25 am

Welcome, cmspgran! :hihi: If you hang out here long enough . . . before you know it you'll have a MIDI -> Control Voltage converter and a small rack of synth modules! :party:

Regarding the lack of women here: I'd think by now at least one lonely old spinster lady might of mistakenly joined because she saw all the cat pictires! :lol:

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Post by neandrewthal » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:51 am

JohnLRice wrote:Welcome, cmspgran! :hihi: If you hang out here long enough . . . before you know it you'll have a MIDI -> Control Voltage converter and a small rack of synth modules! :party:

Regarding the lack of women here: I'd think by now at least one lonely old spinster lady might of mistakenly joined because she saw all the cat pictires! :lol:


Lemme at 'er :lick:
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Post by JohnLRice » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:05 am

neandrewthal wrote:
JohnLRice wrote:Welcome, cmspgran! :hihi: If you hang out here long enough . . . before you know it you'll have a MIDI -> Control Voltage converter and a small rack of synth modules! :party:

Regarding the lack of women here: I'd think by now at least one lonely old spinster lady might of mistakenly joined because she saw all the cat pictires! :lol:


Lemme at 'er :lick:
:eek: Where's the 'barf' emoticon????! :mrgreen:

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Post by neandrewthal » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:13 am

JohnLRice wrote:
neandrewthal wrote:
JohnLRice wrote:Welcome, cmspgran! :hihi: If you hang out here long enough . . . before you know it you'll have a MIDI -> Control Voltage converter and a small rack of synth modules! :party:

Regarding the lack of women here: I'd think by now at least one lonely old spinster lady might of mistakenly joined because she saw all the cat pictires! :lol:


Lemme at 'er :lick:
:eek: Where's the 'barf' emoticon????! :mrgreen:
Rght here: :guinness:
Initiate the sequence, create catastrophe.

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Post by Kent » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:37 am

neandrewthal wrote: Lemme at 'er :lick:
Here ya go!


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Post by Kent » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:39 am

neandrewthal wrote: Lemme at 'er :lick:
Here ya go!


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Post by Kent » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:41 am

neandrewthal wrote: Lemme at 'er :lick:
Here ya go!


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