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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3025169 01/22/20 11:25 PM
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Just invested in some in-ear monitoring. Westone Pro30s with a Behringer P1, and just before that an Electro 6D.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
DanS #3025309 01/23/20 03:27 PM
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Despite some really cool stuff at NAMM this year nothing changed my mind about this puppy which followed me home yesterday:

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justin_havu #3025311 01/23/20 03:32 PM
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I just did some horse trading and brought home a brand new Yamaha MODX7 and a Gator Semi-Rigid 76 Key Case and will be rehearsing with it for the first time tonight.
Traded my MOXF6 and could not be happier. Love the longer keybed and its feel. Love the weight and so does my back. The gator case I got weighs more than the board.
The sounds of the Montage and the MOXF plus a built in DX7 as well. I already had the half-damper pedal and the FC7 expression pedal. They plugged right in and the FC7
controls the Super Knob for me. I plugged a dynamic mic into the L/Mono input and the vocoder performances work great. Having a ball with it. Got to integrate the MODX7 into my
live rig (adding my Arturia KeyLab 61 up top running MainStage). May try to use the MODX as an audio interface so i can leave my UR22 at the house. Should work in theory!
Oh and I picked up IK Multimedia's B3-X and am really happy with that. Looking to pick up Skippy's Unify in the next few days. So if you don't hear from me for a while this is why.



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justin_havu #3025323 01/23/20 04:34 PM
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Just got the Xerxes synth, from Black Corporation. Lovely multimode filter & chorus. I can't say whether it sounds precisely like a Synthex, having not experienced one of those - but it certainly can get very close to the classic JMJ-style sounds.
Did anyone see them at NAMM?


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
Markyboard #3025364 01/23/20 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Markyboard
Despite some really cool stuff at NAMM this year nothing changed my mind about this puppy which followed me home yesterday


keynana

I need to schedule a visit to Springfield. cheers


A reason why I collect old keyboards is that I feel partly responsible for doing it, responsible for preserving history and being a custodian for these things
Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
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justin_havu #3025380 01/23/20 09:11 PM
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Being old and screwed up my back yet again decided to get a small MIDI controller so I can play in at my desk in a office chair that reclines or in my adjustable bed in my lap so I can play (with computer or tablet) in any position. Wanting light weight and not to deep so fit on my desk with computer I was checking out the M-Audio Keystation 49 and the Roland A49BK Controller. Talking to my SW sales guy I decided to get the Roland A49 suppose to have better keyboard and I like it has a octave switch. So now can play piano or when under the weather use my tablet and MIDI keyboard.

Now to find some piano sound app for my iPad.

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WaveState and Meris Hedra.
Hedra is a 3 pitch Hardward Pedal, excellent transparent fidelity on Chorus, accurate pitch, great delays and a reverb that reminds me of Ursa Major Spacestation.


Magnus C350 + FMR RNP + Realistic Unisphere Mic
Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
Tom Fiala #3025399 01/23/20 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Fiala
Just got the Xerxes synth, from Black Corporation. Lovely multimode filter & chorus. I can't say whether it sounds precisely like a Synthex, having not experienced one of those - but it certainly can get very close to the classic JMJ-style sounds.
Did anyone see them at NAMM?


Don’t believe they were there this year (or last). Would love to hear some sound clips when you get a chance. Congrats!

Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
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Brand-new Behringer Neutron and a used SKB 4-space rack.


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justin_havu #3025402 01/23/20 10:37 PM
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Yesterday I found a Dunlop Bsss Wah at Value Village for $6.99 plus tax. Model 105Q.
It's a great pedal, very versatle.


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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3025407 01/23/20 11:08 PM
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ARP Avatar fixer-upper, about to go through a restoration and a radical transformation

  • remove the useless guitar interface circuit boards, convert to a proper "Odyssey module" (including re-routing the S&H Mixer to modulations)
  • new caps, trimpots
  • correct design error in 4075 VCF
  • replace bad slidepots with CMS Mega Lumina slidepot upgrade
  • add bypass for HPF
  • add Kenton MIDI retrofit
  • add vibrato LFO (frees stock LFO for other duties)
  • add Ian Fritz’s AD/AR circuit (stock Avatar AR is AR only)
  • add octave buttons for VCOs
  • add several well known Odyssey modifications (LFO free run, single/multiple trigger, range selection for ADSR/AR (normal, slow, turbo speeds), etc)
  • add voltage & lag processors from the 2600
  • re-purpose the orphaned guitar controls for other functions
  • add clone of 4023 VCF & switch to change filter modes
  • add I/O patchpoints
  • add clone ARP sequencer, expand to 16/2 or 32/1 (!!!)


It will take a while but this thing will be a beast. I always wanted a fully patchable ARP and this was a good candidate. The power supply is heftier than that in the Odyssey and with the removal of the guitar interface circuit boards there will be plenty of reserve current for new additions. There's a lot of empty space inside for adding controls jacks and circuit boards.

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Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
justin_havu #3025432 01/24/20 01:08 AM
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Man, I miss my MIDIBoard! Ended up trading it for a Keystation 88es 10 years ago because I was gigging with it, and it was just too heavy. It also had a major buffering issue where if I played too many thick chords or arpeggios, it would freeze up. I miss that keybed, though.


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Some time ago an aunt of my wife offered me her old Pizzini accordion that was send for repair. It was in a box for years and it needed some care. I payed 300 euros for the repair. The technician told me that these older models are rare to find and very expensive so i guess 300 is not a big deal... And it's true that Its a very sweet sounding instrument with 5 registers and 90 basses. Plus, the black keys are... red! Very funky sparkling red (as the colour of the accordion itself).

These days I have more and more l8ve for accordions, piano, organ, melodica and everything acoustic

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Markyboard, I’m looking fwd to your review and comparison with your Mini. I have a ‘74 Mini that won’t ever be sold, have owned a The Source and Voyager - the ‘74 stayed. What are you running through the Speakeasy? I have the stereo vers but is seeing little use lately.

Re: Your Latest Purchase (music related)
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Originally Posted by gd1
Markyboard, I’m looking fwd to your review and comparison with your Mini. I have a ‘74 Mini that won’t ever be sold, have owned a The Source and Voyager - the ‘74 stayed. What are you running through the Speakeasy? I have the stereo vers but is seeing little use lately.


If I had to describe the difference I'd say the Matriarch has a bit more focused sound where the mini is a little broader. Also the mini is fuzzier and fluffier in the top end compared to the Matriarch using the LP filters. Haven't gotten to the hi pass or different filter configs yet. I'm keeping the mixer levels low for this comparison as once you start to overdrive them the differences become much more apparent and the Matriarch takes on an unmistakable motherly quality hand .

This is just a very quick impression in response to your question. I did a quick attempt at matching up both synths; first with a single osc pulse wave on each synth and then 2 osc set to pulse waves. I used a dc offset from my modular mixer to adjust the pw on the Matriarch. There is no on-board pw control knob but I just realized while writing this I could have used the on-board attenuator. The 2 synths are nearly indistinguishable in the mid-key range. The envelopes are different but otherwise they sound identical. The mini does spread out more as you go toward the lower notes.

I'll put together a quick demo next week. Promise minimum talking and you won't have to look at my muug.

The speakeasy is connected to 2 effect sends off my my Speck mixer so I can route anything to the 147s. Usually its Acoustic Samples B5 but I like running synths through them as well.





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Thank-you, looking fwd to your demo.

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Originally Posted by davedoerfler
Originally Posted by Markyboard
Despite some really cool stuff at NAMM this year nothing changed my mind about this puppy which followed me home yesterday


keynana

I need to schedule a visit to Springfield. cheers



If there is room for one more person, let me know. grin cool


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Originally Posted by ProfD
Originally Posted by davedoerfler
Originally Posted by Markyboard
Despite some really cool stuff at NAMM this year nothing changed my mind about this puppy which followed me home yesterday


keynana

I need to schedule a visit to Springfield. cheers



If there is room for one more person, let me know. grin cool


Of course. What her name?
cheers

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Originally Posted by davedoerfler
Originally Posted by Markyboard
Despite some really cool stuff at NAMM this year nothing changed my mind about this puppy which followed me home yesterday


keynana

I need to schedule a visit to Springfield. cheers




What this man said - great pickup markyboard smile

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Gizmotron 2.0. Still have to install it on Betty.


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Nord Stage 3 Compact. Pulled the trigger the other day. Should be here next week, I think.

Now to figure out how to pay for it. hitt


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Alesis Vortex 2 and Alesis Control Hub (thx Another Scott - never heard of it til you mentioned it!)


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Clydesdale cases for my Prophet Rev 2 and Nord Stage Compact.

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I really wanted to like a couple of the new stage pianos... but I’ll just say that after a ton of research and hands-on demos, clearly the one that ticks ALL boxes is a Korg GrandStage 73. I’ll have it next week!


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My well-worn PC3, just back from the shop, was pouring out a high noise floor (especially with unbalanced audio patch cords). So I gambled $15 US on this little gem, intended to help new televisions work with old stereo receivers:
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It works! Audio is clean as a whistle.


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Matriarch looks like a great little Moogsynth .
My last purchase was the Genos...

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Got an MS-20 Mini coming tomorrow. Can't wait till it gets here!


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Used Kurzweil PC3 (76). Should be here by the end of the week, but I won’t be in the area to play it myself for two weeks.


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Finally upgraded to Omnisphere 2.6. It sounds amazing and there's enough synth power to keep one occupied for a very long time.


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I just got a shipping confirmation, so I know it's real, but I bought another bass guitar. A Chinese knock off of a Fender Precision. I didn't need it, but for the price I couldn't pass it up.

Exquisite Burning Fire 4 string

This will be a case of the strings will cost more than the instrument.

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