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  • #31
    So Crumar Bit One eh?



    What a name for a synth. It was doomed from the start.
    Youtube , ​Murika , France

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    • #32
      There was also a rack mount version called the Bit 01.
      Too many keyboards, not enough music.

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      • #33
        Forgot about that one. Man, that would be perfect for me right now.


        The G2X was even sweeter. 61 KEYS, GREAT KEYBOARD ACTION AND AFTERTOUCH. This was Nord's only 61 key synth. It could be programmed on board or with the modular editor. It also has a great vocoder and mic.

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        • #34
          What a name for a synth. It was doomed from the start.

          True, it bit the dust quickly. It was one of a kind, though.





          Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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          • #35
            The G2X was even sweeter. 61 KEYS, GREAT KEYBOARD ACTION AND AFTERTOUCH. This was Nord's only 61 key synth. It could be programmed on board or with the modular editor. It also has a great vocoder and mic.


            You could edit the "synths" you built on the hardware but you couldn't build synths from the hardware. I used to own a G2X and got rid of it for this reason and the bad keybed. Wish I kept it now though or traded it for a memory expanded G2 keyboard. This would work great for me and college right now.
            https://soundcloud.com/jersey-blokeDSI Mopho X4Elektron Analog FourAkai MPC 2500StudioLive 16.0.2 Digital MixerAllen & Heath Xone VF-1 Analog Stereo FilterStudio One V2.5 Professional EditionAbleton Live 9 Standard

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            • #36
              True, it bit the dust quickly. It was one of a kind, though.




              There was a Bit 99 successor, which seems to add more memories and maybe fixed early BitOne MIDI issues mentioned on Vintage Synth...

              http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/bit99.php
              http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/bitone.php

              This page also suggests it was an expanded BitOne. Maybe someone's Italian is better than this Google translation: "...after two revised versions of the ONE BIT (01 BIT and BIT expander 99), the company was sold to the LEM (Laboratory for Electro Music). ... Bit 99 and Bit 01 are children of the BitOne..."
              http://www.enricobassi.it/crumar.htm


              The Kawai K5000s/w was an upgrade to the earlier K5. So they did at least try the idea out a couple of times before giving up on Additive Synthesis.
              Music: http://soundcloud.com/neil-ramshaw
              Current gear: Yamaha CP-5, Kurzweil PC361, Logic Pro, Native Instruments Komplete, Korg Legacy, Arturia VCollection, RealGuitar, Toontrack EZdrummer.
              Past glories: Moog Rogue, Roland MC-202, Roland Juno 1, Korg Wavestation, EMU E6400, Yamaha Motif 6, Korg Triton.

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              • #37
                I wouldn't blame the difficulty of using additive synthesis alone for the K5000's demise. The DX7 was a bitch to program, but that didn't stop people from buying them. Rather, I think Kawai had a very hard time getting the right people to take them seriously. My local store owner told me that no serious musician of the kind that would be interested in something like the K5000 wanted to be seen with a Kawai synth, as Kawai was considered to be a brand that made more "family" oriented instruments. Customers wanted stuff from Roland, Yamaha, Korg and so on. Kawai had an obvious image problem, and eventually just decided it was time to stop losing money in the synth market and quit that stuff altogether.
                Selected Gearlist: Yamaha PSR-760, 3 meter long Hosa stereo cable (jack to phono).

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                • #38
                  True, it bit the dust quickly. It was one of a kind, though.


                  Whereas the Bit 01 was one of 3, Unless the Bit One was one of two in which case the Bit 01 was one of four.

                  Demos of it usually sound pretty goof, it's a pity it had a daft name and looked like ass.
                  Originally Posted by Metrosonus


                  working in a library I wish women would just come right out and say "where do you keep your soft core / torture porn at?"









                  Originally Posted by swardle


                  Well, I've never seen such filth in my entire life. Disgustation!!!



                  That's called pain. Get used to it.

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                  • #39
                    Italians suck the big one when it comes to naming gear. I mean, I have a stage piano from GEM called ProMega 3, what kind of retarded ****************ing name is that?!!
                    Selected Gearlist: Yamaha PSR-760, 3 meter long Hosa stereo cable (jack to phono).

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                    • #40
                      Italians suck the big one when it comes to naming gear. I mean, I have a stage piano from GEM called ProMega 3, what kind of retarded ****************ing name is that?!!

                      Sounds like a vitamin to me

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                      • #41
                        Sounds like a vitamin to me


                        Keyboard?
                        Or fish oil?



                        What I make with way too many blinky light modular items, plugins, and an Alesis Andromeda.
                        Forbidden Star: home studio / melodic ambient / New Age / the deep zone
                        Boney Fiend: the band, man / punk / garage / beer

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                        • #42





                          This

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                          • #43
                            Chroma
                            Oasys
                            Voyetra 8
                            Kawai K5
                            Yamaha DX-7
                            Roland S-series samplers
                            Clavinet
                            Nord Modular
                            Waldorf Q
                            Orgasms frighten me

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                            • #44
                              Yamaha DX-7


                              huh?
                              output:noise

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                              • #45
                                Anything Kawai.


                                This. Look at their catalog from 1989, 1990, they were ahead of their time in most apartments.

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