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by commodorejohn
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Oberheim SEM 100% clone (interest check)
Replies: 74
Views: 2129

Re: Oberheim SEM 100% clone (interest check)

That PCB has a real graffiti/pop-art vibe to it. That should be the album cover for the demo disc.
by commodorejohn
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: things that would get your Muff license revoked
Replies: 113
Views: 2274

Re: things that would get your Muff license revoked

anselmi wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:35 pm
commodorejohn wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:22 pm
I've never tried any mind-altering substances more esoteric than alcohol.
really? so you bought all this stuff sober?
I didn't say I don't have a dependency :lol:
by commodorejohn
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: things that would get your Muff license revoked
Replies: 113
Views: 2274

Re: things that would get your Muff license revoked

I've never tried any mind-altering substances more esoteric than alcohol.
by commodorejohn
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: SY99 or DX7II?
Replies: 23
Views: 477

Re: SY99 or DX7II?

I loved my DX7-II, but when it came down to it, it was just a really good performance instrument with a solid FM engine - it doesn't have the "That Sound" magic factor of the original, so it's not like you gain anything sonically over the SY99.
by commodorejohn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7311
Views: 593788

Re: What new booty did you buy?

lespaul.jpg Picked up a "Memphis" Les Paul copy to replace the Epiphone I had to sell for rent money last spring when I was just coming off of unemployment. Seller thought it hails from the late '70s-early '80s, and based on what I've read about these that sounds about right; anyway, it's a two-pie...
by commodorejohn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: vecoven jx-10 vs. modern equivalents
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: vecoven jx-10 vs. modern equivalents

Also true. Don't go in expecting a "DCO Jupiter;" it's a very different beast. I liken it to a concert grand: no matter what you do with it, it's going to sound restrained but classy as all hell, but if that's what you're looking for, it really is the bomb.
by commodorejohn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: vecoven jx-10 vs. modern equivalents
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: vecoven jx-10 vs. modern equivalents

The JX is something I would really recommend you try out before buying, because it has highly characteristic, is not simple to program and doesn't have the widest range. This is very fair. I like my JX-10, but there's no denying that the range is surprisingly limited; it'll never get dirty or nasty...
by commodorejohn
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Oberheim SEM 100% clone (interest check)
Replies: 74
Views: 2129

Re: Oberheim SEM 100% clone (interest check)

Yeah, I've been kicking myself for getting rid of my SEM...took me a dang year to get it, and that was when they were in active production :/
by commodorejohn
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: What’s the deal with all the resonance?
Replies: 26
Views: 1292

Re: What's the deal with all the resonance?

I'd think the Blade Runner theme would be all the proof you need for "reverb + resonance." Because it's got piles of one and ain't short on the other, and damn.
by commodorejohn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Delay (audio) vs Delay (gate)
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: Delay (audio) vs Delay (gate)

Yeah, Emerson's live solos call to mind the bit in Back To The Future where Marty takes off on a full-blown EVH freakout and ends up lying on the floor with the audience just staring at him slack-jawed. Absolutely nuts and totally unpredictable.
by commodorejohn
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: harvested a Hammond Organ, what am I looking at
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: harvested a Hammond Organ, what am I looking at

I dunno that I'd consider a non-tonewheel Hammond to be worth the bother. Vox, yes, Farfisa, yes, but a Hammond without that iconic sound might as well just be the cheapass Kimball I scavenged the percussion board out of before my church kicked it off to the dump a couple years back.
by commodorejohn
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Delay (audio) vs Delay (gate)
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: Delay (audio) vs Delay (gate)

Ooh, now I kinda wanna run a trigger through a BBD delay with some feedback and see what kind of interesting patterns result.
by commodorejohn
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Looking for advice (dipping my toes into Eurorack)
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Looking for advice (dipping my toes into Eurorack)

Fortunately, for the moment, I've got the CV out on the Boog itself plus the CV out on the KB37, so I can drive the two oscillators I'm starting with without having to worry about it.
by commodorejohn
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Looking for advice (dipping my toes into Eurorack)
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Looking for advice (dipping my toes into Eurorack)

Well, I bit the bullet on the Translatron, the Pico VCO, and the A-124 SE. Light on the utility modules, but both of the oscillators can double as useful LFO/modulation sources, so there's that.

Now I'm really in trouble...!
by commodorejohn
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Erm.. Romplers?
Replies: 26
Views: 1085

Re: Erm.. Romplers?

I dunno, seems like this is probably a good time to buy a ROMpler, before the '80s kitsch revival turns into a full-blown '90s kitsch revival and suddenly everybody is buying up all the Proteuses (Protei?) to record covers of the theme song to whatever ends up being the missing member in the Amblin/...
by commodorejohn
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Building a computer inside a modular case
Replies: 29
Views: 3067

Re: Building a computer inside a modular case

The good news is, with enough logic modules, you can create one quite simply!
by commodorejohn
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for "Roland D50 Creative Book" (PDF)
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Looking for "Roland D50 Creative Book" (PDF)

l1fef0rm wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:20 pm
Mystery as to what it is about it but D-50 always been one of my favorite synths.
It's just...everything. The PCMs, the FX, the filter that's so distinctly digital but ever so much more characterful than later "virtual analogue" designs...it's lightning in a bottle.
by commodorejohn
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for "Roland D50 Creative Book" (PDF)
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Looking for "Roland D50 Creative Book" (PDF)

Yeah, I really need to dig into the D-50 more. There are so many incredible patches already out there, but I've never sat down and tried to program it myself. Thanks for this, I am going to try some different browsers. I am still getting a 404. Good ol Internet Exploder for the win. Its only win. Ho...
by commodorejohn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for "Roland D50 Creative Book" (PDF)
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Looking for "Roland D50 Creative Book" (PDF)

The link on the site seems to be working just fine for me: http://www.thekyotoconnection.com/d50/R ... e_Book.pdf

If for whatever reason you can't get it to download, PM me with your e-mail address and I'll shoot it on over.
by commodorejohn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Looking for advice (dipping my toes into Eurorack)
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Looking for advice (dipping my toes into Eurorack)

Yeah, that had been my initial thought for layout as well, but I concluded that it's worth it not having to fret over the depth limitations.
by commodorejohn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Using Eurorack to make a crunchy hardcore-ish guitar sound
Replies: 39
Views: 1187

Re: Using Eurorack to make a crunchy hardcore-ish guitar sound

Convincingly emulating guitars is far more about how a given line is played ... the distortion can be added to anything but if the playing techniques are not properly emulated you can bang a key tied straight to a heavy metal sampled guitar and it still won't sound right. It's important to understa...
by commodorejohn
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Looking for advice (dipping my toes into Eurorack)
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Looking for advice (dipping my toes into Eurorack)

I have done just this - had Boog for 2 years but now put it in kb37 and enjoying it as a 'real' instrument and learning about synthesis and CV, etc. All I've added to date is an Erica Synths Pico DSP. Have you found modules you want which can fit into the shallower space (25mm?) of the right hand ?...
by commodorejohn
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: FM and bells, chimes, metallic tuned instruments
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: FM and bells, chimes, metallic tuned instruments

Interval-wise, you want the modulator to be higher than the carrier; beyond that, it's primarily a matter of experimenting until you find a ratio that matches the specific timbre you're looking for. I find ratios in the 2:1 - 10:1 range cover most of the useful "metallic" timbres; the closer to an e...
by commodorejohn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Guitars, Basses, Amps & FX
Topic: Cheap Ass Pedals
Replies: 29
Views: 2234

Re: Cheap Ass Pedals

Yeah, you can do a lot with $30 bits from Joyo and Caline. If nothing else, it's a cheap way to figure out what you're really looking for in FX before you go digging into fancier, more expensive alternatives.
by commodorejohn
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: ARP Omni 2 - slide pots?
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: ARP Omni 2 - slide pots?

Okay, good to know. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't proceeding off of faulty documentation or anything.

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