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  • #46
    huh?


    absolutely, very little was improved. Maybe the converter cleaned up a bit in the II, and some functionality added. But as far as FM goes, its really a very basic system.
    Orgasms frighten me

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    • #47
      The bit one was first generation. Bit 99 and bit 01 were second generation and used a differnt chip set. The bit 99 and 01
      were rebadged by several differnt companies/ music stores : Lem, Unique and another store in england whose name I forget. Same synth, differnt cosmetics.

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      • #48
        Chroma
        Oasys
        Voyetra 8
        Kawai K5
        Yamaha DX-7
        Roland S-series samplers
        Clavinet
        Nord Modular
        Waldorf Q


        I'd say the DX-7 died right about on time. It ushered in the digital age, killed off everything with knobs, and had a sound that was all over the radio for the rest of the decade. Some might say the 'electric stab piano' sound lived a little too long as it was.

        The Roland S series samplers were somewhat ahead of their time. You could connect it to a CRT monitor and even use a digital tablet to draw waveforms. But since it had very little memory and was only 12 bit, it was about ready to go. Samplers like the EPS were on the way in with 16 bit playback capacity and more RAM.
        Kronos, Fant.G8, PC3X, K2500RS, A6, Q, M3-61, Fant.X7, Motif 8, EX5(x2), V-Synth, K2000(x2), D50, JD800, JD990, JP8080, XP30, MC909, MC505, JX-10, JX-305, TR-707, Juno 1, DR-202, Radias, Triton Pro, Wavest. SR, EMX1, ESX1, ER-1, EA-1, R3, Poly 800, RS7000, FS1R (x2), RM1X, AN200, DX200, QY70, QY100, K5000S, OB-12, Maschine,ASR10,ASR88,ASR-X Pro, EPS,Virus B, Equinox,E-Mu XL-7,MiniAK, Synthstation,X-Station, XioSynth,TG33,Venom,V50,UltraNova,Z1,Spark,Moog LP Stage II, JP8000,Tetra,Supernova 2.

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        • #49
          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.


          Really you thought the keybed was bad or was it just yours. I thought it was one of Nords best synth action boards to date.

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          • #50
            I'd say the DX-7 died right about on time. It ushered in the digital age, killed off everything with knobs, and had a sound that was all over the radio for the rest of the decade. Some might say the 'electric stab piano' sound lived a little too long as it was.

            The Roland S series samplers were somewhat ahead of their time. You could connect it to a CRT monitor and even use a digital tablet to draw waveforms. But since it had very little memory and was only 12 bit, it was about ready to go. Samplers like the EPS were on the way in with 16 bit playback capacity and more RAM.
            I read the story behind the failure of the S-50. It was a missed opportunity by Roland yet again. Akai beat them to the punch by bringing out the first commercial sampler for the masses then Roland came out and then Ensoniq crushed everyone in the affordable bang for the buck category.

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            • #51
              Really you thought the keybed was bad or was it just yours. I thought it was one of Nords best synth action boards to date.


              I thought it was terrible considering how much it costed. I thought it was just too loose. I still had my DX-7IIFD at the time and between them, I felt a little cheated my Clavia with the G2X keybed. It made me want to go back and get an expanded G2 Rack and make my DX the controller.
              Studio One 3, Ableton Live 9, a StudioLive 16.0.2, HS 80M monitors, 2 ATH M50 headphones, Synths both hardware and software, and a DJ rig using turntables.

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              • #52
                Two instruments I really wish I still had; the Akai AX-80 and a set of Moog Taurus IIs.



                I loved the parameter displays on the Akai. And the Taurus II- I was doing bass drops and pissing of sound guys with that thing long before the shoegazers made it popular. Hell, long before most of them were born!
                One more time kids; equalizers are not cross overs, vocal mics are not cymbal mics and pan knobs are not three position switches. As you were.

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                • #53
                  I thought it was terrible considering how much it costed. I thought it was just too loose. I still had my DX-7IIFD at the time and between them, I felt a little cheated my Clavia with the G2X keybed. It made me want to go back and get an expanded G2 Rack and make my DX the controller.
                  You have a point. My standards had severely dropped by the time the G2X arrived. The only action I liked better was my DSI PEK. I agree even the best stuff today can't touch the old stuff.

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                  • #54
                    I'd say the DX-7 died right about on time. It ushered in the digital age, killed off everything with knobs, and had a sound that was all over the radio for the rest of the decade. Some might say the 'electric stab piano' sound lived a little too long as it was.

                    The Roland S series samplers were somewhat ahead of their time. You could connect it to a CRT monitor and even use a digital tablet to draw waveforms. But since it had very little memory and was only 12 bit, it was about ready to go. Samplers like the EPS were on the way in with 16 bit playback capacity and more RAM.


                    Im going to help you out:

                    Relevance of a kybd is not limited to radio play, or its limited usage. 6 operators and 32 preset algorithms was a good starting point, but sadly became the end point.

                    As far as Roland sampler go, you may need to brush up on you facts. No S series, certainly not the 750,760,770 or 700 ever had a " digital tablet", and these were all 16 bit.
                    I dont know which EPS samplers you are referring to, but the FIRST ones came with half a meg of ram expandable to 4 meg, and was a 13 bit sampler. The Roland 750 held 14 meg, the 770- 16 meg, the 700- 24 meg, and the 760- 32 meg.
                    Orgasms frighten me

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                    • #55
                      Although maybe not quite dead as of yet, but I'd have to say, Casio WK-7500 -- definitely Kronos Killer.
                      Dave Smith Prophet REV2 :: Moog Slim Phatty :: Doepfer d3m controller :: GSI Burn :: Yamaha MOX6 :: Roland Gaia

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                      • #56

                        As far as Roland sampler go, you may need to brush up on you facts. No S series, certainly not the 750,760,770 or 700 ever had a " digital tablet", and these were all 16 bit.
                        I dont know which EPS samplers you are referring to, but the FIRST ones came with half a meg of ram expandable to 4 meg, and was a 13 bit sampler. The Roland 750 held 14 meg, the 770- 16 meg, the 700- 24 meg, and the 760- 32 meg.


                        No, I'm just fine on the facts. I was actually referring to the S-50 and S-550 -- which were indeed part of the S series -- both of which were 12 bit, and could utilize the DT100 "digitizing tablet." Alles Klar?

                        I was also very clear about the EPS. I've owned one for, oh, 21 years as of this month. As I said, it has a 16 bit playback capacity ... and it will record samples at 13 bits.
                        Kronos, Fant.G8, PC3X, K2500RS, A6, Q, M3-61, Fant.X7, Motif 8, EX5(x2), V-Synth, K2000(x2), D50, JD800, JD990, JP8080, XP30, MC909, MC505, JX-10, JX-305, TR-707, Juno 1, DR-202, Radias, Triton Pro, Wavest. SR, EMX1, ESX1, ER-1, EA-1, R3, Poly 800, RS7000, FS1R (x2), RM1X, AN200, DX200, QY70, QY100, K5000S, OB-12, Maschine,ASR10,ASR88,ASR-X Pro, EPS,Virus B, Equinox,E-Mu XL-7,MiniAK, Synthstation,X-Station, XioSynth,TG33,Venom,V50,UltraNova,Z1,Spark,Moog LP Stage II, JP8000,Tetra,Supernova 2.

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                        • #57
                          Im going to help you out:

                          I dont know which EPS samplers you are referring to, but the FIRST ones came with half a meg of ram expandable to 4 meg, and was a 13 bit sampler.


                          And while we're on the subject, the first EPS samplers were NOT expandable to 4 meg RAM. They came stock with 512k, and were expandable to 1 or 2 meg, depending on whether you installed the 2X or 4X expansion.
                          Kronos, Fant.G8, PC3X, K2500RS, A6, Q, M3-61, Fant.X7, Motif 8, EX5(x2), V-Synth, K2000(x2), D50, JD800, JD990, JP8080, XP30, MC909, MC505, JX-10, JX-305, TR-707, Juno 1, DR-202, Radias, Triton Pro, Wavest. SR, EMX1, ESX1, ER-1, EA-1, R3, Poly 800, RS7000, FS1R (x2), RM1X, AN200, DX200, QY70, QY100, K5000S, OB-12, Maschine,ASR10,ASR88,ASR-X Pro, EPS,Virus B, Equinox,E-Mu XL-7,MiniAK, Synthstation,X-Station, XioSynth,TG33,Venom,V50,UltraNova,Z1,Spark,Moog LP Stage II, JP8000,Tetra,Supernova 2.

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                          • #58
                            Casio SK-1

                            There was never a keyboard that was more fun that this one.
                            Seriously, we need a little keyboard that would have the one touch, on-the-go sampling that the SK-1 had. And MIDI.
                            Don't make it too complicated.

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                            • #59
                              SK-5 and 8: more memory and they had little drum pads. Casio samplers quick sampling, they sound cool, you can reverse, apply envelopes to them. Used to see them go for $20 but thx to collectors and circuit-benders (more likely) ppl are trying to sell them for at least $100.

                              Didn't think Casio got a lot of love here, but all their pro or semi-pro stuff: FZ, CZ, VZ... Even the RZ should have been developed further (Just like the Korg DDD-1) love cheap sampling in a drum machine. And obviously (for me) the SD synths, HZ/HT line. Love the HT-700, if you accept it for what it is, sounds so good. So happy and fuzzy and 80's. and yet ppl pay 2-5x as much for Poly800. Do want a HT-6000
                              http://soundcloud.com/liliththekitten

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                              • #60
                                I modded a HT-700 with the filter resonance and cutoff controls. Also put a CV input to control the filter. This thing really has great filters.

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