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by DGTom
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Rack mounted compressor - ducking/sideband?
Replies: 20
Views: 881

The most synth punk compressor I have is the one inside the Fostex MN15... totally gnarly, stick a 909 kick/clap/ride into & you are golden for nasty lo-fi tech. In terms of proper units for OTT compression as an effect. I really like the Yamaha GC2020, really gritty OTA compressor that pumps like c...
by DGTom
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: new Roland TR-8S plays samples
Replies: 311
Views: 31992

Assuming the list of 'sample tone only' parameters listed under Inst Edit apply to user samples as well as on board ones (can't see why they wouldn't, but, this would be a great opportunity for Roland to F this up) I don't see the "sample edit" being global as a problem, it's just gain / start / end...
by DGTom
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MIDI sync and Ableton...Questions...Problems...Stuff...
Replies: 52
Views: 2137

For me the ER-M offered the most flexibility in one box, combined with some kenton thrus, for working from the computer or from HW sequencers. It works as a 4 output usb hub (locked to the audio clock) so you can sequence from ableton, the midi in can re-route the output of my master keyboard (usefu...
by DGTom
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: MFB Tanzbar mods, only one is a keeper.
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Pairing multi out drummers with a small dedicated mixer is a great idea. I too have found crappy Peavey mixers are great at this! Mine are a little older, no onboard fx, but the RQ200 & RQ3014 are great drum sub-mixers! Had an A&H Zed for awhile, OP should stick with the Peavey IMO. The A&H is proba...
by DGTom
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Daisy Chaining DC-Connectors on a single supply - Yay or Nay
Replies: 12
Views: 888

Just bear in mind some drum machines / synths will have a greater power on draw than any pedal ever will so that may cause a problem. Power is power but a big difference between what an 80ma pedal & an 800ma synth needs when first powered up. If the devices (or at least some of them) have actual pow...
by DGTom
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Industrial music production
Replies: 124
Views: 9993

http://www.musictechnologiesgroup.com/lcd_upgrades.htm#r100 I've yet to pull the trigger for my R-100s as the 2nd one I bought, price was too good to refuse, came with the CP-2 ROM by random chance! I still kinda want to outfit them both with the 3 ROM switcher so I can load one up with other sounds...
by DGTom
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Looking for: the best sub-150€ delay
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

I feel you on the inc/dec, but the Yammy D1500 is still pretty great if a "studio" type unit is what is required. I mostly use it as a dedicated pre-delay for verbs so have all the memories set-up for easy access to useful times. Boss R series for tactile fun time echoes. Give the Mooer Repeater (th...
by DGTom
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Akai S2000 loading from SCSI question
Replies: 6
Views: 801

I have the SCSI2SD in my 3000XL & it's pretty painless. I followed the instructions here; https://github.com/adamjansch/SCSI2SD-S3000XL to set-up the card. Assume the 2K will be the same as my understanding in they are more or less the same machine inside. So yeah, you get 4 500mb "drives" that you ...
by DGTom
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: good/weird effects pedals for little synths?
Replies: 30
Views: 2361

These Cheap n Cheerful battery synths should work alot better with pedals than regular synths, right? :hmm: I can't have anything with internal speakers because... snob & bad experiences in the past with floppies (& CRTs, but thats not really a problem now) Trawl ebay for 2nd hand Mooer pedals... th...
by DGTom
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Mackie 1604VLZ4 Direct outputs issue
Replies: 23
Views: 1252

Using the direct outs has a couple of advantages over subgroups or going direct to the interface. Sends, EQs, faders & the OP already has a desk which will do the work. Even with a desk with 8 subgroups, these would just be an unnecessary gain stage & would add noise + potential clipping. only thing...
by DGTom
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: noob Korg ESX1 SD question
Replies: 2
Views: 260

The pitch / glide control operates depending on the selected voice. For Keyboard parts 1 & 2 it controls the glide rate, for all other parts it controls playback pitch. The "root note" of each sample can be altered in the sample menu with the global "Sample Tune" this is saved as part of the sample ...
by DGTom
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Korg ESX-1 SD - pain of sample management
Replies: 28
Views: 12715

About %90 of the sounds in my ESX are 2 - 4 bar long chains of single hits... takes some of the sting out of the long winded loading process, cos when you're done you've got dozens of new sounds to play with! Since starting to do this I don't really use the editor anymore, makes for lots of happy ac...
by DGTom
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Pro-level Lo-fi Synth/Sampler Keyboard
Replies: 33
Views: 2984

I do similar stuff by running sounds thru Redux / Overdrive / Filter / Saturation chains on the way to my S3000XL or when making sounds for my ESX... totally different vibe to putting sounds into old samplers tho. For totally trashed sounds (junked tape, blown out SK-1 etc.) it might be a better opt...
by DGTom
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Good 'ol Midi Voodoo (question)
Replies: 29
Views: 1580

I'm in the studio now and everything is pretty solid. :sb: Was thinking along the lines of being able to mute the clock on all but one of the ZAQs or taking a 'pure' midi clock from the sync source around the note generators into the merge :hmm: I have been trying to figure something similar lately...
by DGTom
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Good 'ol Midi Voodoo (question)
Replies: 29
Views: 1580

That sounds good, with the drum machines all running off of DIN. Ideally the zaquencers could be set up to not pass clock signals... but I don't think that can be done, maybe a worthwhile feature request that would make setting up multi-zaq rigs easier... I know every tie I plug the zaq in I kinda w...
by DGTom
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Good 'ol Midi Voodoo (question)
Replies: 29
Views: 1580

:tu:

I ended up with the usb multi-clock on accident & super glad of it in the end.

The midi mapper is insanely useful!
by DGTom
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Good 'ol Midi Voodoo (question)
Replies: 29
Views: 1580

E-RM has built in merge. You can route normal (non clock) midi from the input to the outputs. If your E-RM has the usb port you can also send midi from ableton to each output. Not 100% sure if this will enable what you need... I have mostly used the E-RM midi in for master keyboard to sequencer & th...
by DGTom
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: The Alesis Wedge Wedge
Replies: 24
Views: 2314

Needs Must! Looks as tho it can be gotten at for editing still.

Sadly my Wedge is no good as a wedge as you've only got to look at it sideways to make it re-boot.... Epic Alesis Power Connector Fail :mad:
by DGTom
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Quasimidi Rave-o-lution 309 support
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Its a great box, deeply flawed but awesome, I only just got mine so I'm still getting a handle on the way it does things... the odd way it saves presets is a blessing & a curse! The sounds though! the re-pitching on the drums is great. The FX are hardwired to the main outs, so if you assign an instr...
by DGTom
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Quasimidi Rave-o-lution 309 support
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Have you done a factory reset? When mine arrived the first thing I had to do was fish a couple of nuts that had come off out & then re-tighten all of the others that hold the panel pcb on. The full manual, with the audio I/O upgrade instructions includes pretty good description of the process of tak...
by DGTom
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Casio RZ1 - battery backup?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Edit; just realized the OP was from 2010 :hihi:



Tom, did you track down the manuals? I have electronic copies of the OM & service manual if you need.
by DGTom
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Check my circuit for an obvious bad design?
Replies: 8
Views: 701

I don't think you need those opto parts tbh. Here is a variation I use; https://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/userpix2/207_plzdly_1.jpg pretty sure the PNP/NPN set-up there will work with 556s as well. Either way it's a fun one to breadboard if you have the parts on hand as it is very hackable; connect ...
by DGTom
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7787
Views: 655471

:tu:
stk wrote:the EQs have that squelchy, almost resonant-filter sound
I think that sums up what I love about my 246 as well. I really want to try the parametric EQ rack they made around that time as well.


If you ever decide to sell the LX :hihi:
by DGTom
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7787
Views: 655471

That one does seem like the holy grail of utility & funk! Are you still working with the LX-7 stk? Or did the Tascam replace it. These are totally mind blowing, a guy in our band had one, and he used to freak me out with it, I didn't know WTF was going on sometimes. it is bonkers... whatever genius ...
by DGTom
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7787
Views: 655471

Finally scored one of these nasty little feckers :yay:

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