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Beware of dDesign by P. A. STARKL KG

Beware of dDesign by P. A. STARKL KG

This person is a scammer. He purchased a soundset from me, filed a Paypal dispute immediately and then downloaded the soundset. He evaded all communication...

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Roland JD-990 revolutionary concept two decades later

Roland JD-990 revolutionary concept two decades...

It’s been 22 years since its release and the unit is still going strong. Even the latest in Roland’s series, Integra is in fact based on the...

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SCSI to CF “Blackbox” interface for samplers

SCSI to CF “Blackbox” interface...

If you own a lot of samplers, Blackbox is a more economical solution than filling each sampler with its own SCSI to CF (or SCSI2SD) interface. Because if...

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Ensoniq TS-10 wavetable and wavesequencing monster

Ensoniq TS-10 wavetable and wavesequencing...

If i would have to choose one ROM-pler to hit the category mysterious, it would definitely be TS-10. First of all i never understood why such high second...

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Moog Voyager O.S. Mods (PWM, filter poles)

Moog Voyager O.S. Mods (PWM, filter poles)

After hearing Moog filter in two pole configuration, while working on one Voyager Performer, i KNEW i need to get this filter configuration possible on...

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Roland LCD-1 sample CD finally available on S-550!

Roland LCD-1 sample CD finally available...

And it’s not a joke. I’ve found a way! For those who don’t know LCD-1 is a sample CD ROM that was built for Roland S-550 sampler. In...

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Yamaha A4000/A5000 Review

Yamaha A4000/A5000 Review

When its older brother Yamaha A3000 came out in the mid 90’s it was one of the more affordable samplers on the market that featured a full synthesis...

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Why using old hardware samplers?

Why using old hardware samplers?

Here is a common question that pops up from time to time on various music production forums: “I am really curious…WHY would anybody want a...

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How to upload SYX files to synthesizer via MIDI or USB

How to upload SYX files to synthesizer via...

Synths with MIDI interface I will describe the procedure for the PC, though exactly the same process applies for other computers such as Mac, Linux etc....

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Korg Trident MkI Demo

Korg Trident MkI Demo

After many years of search, and one unsuccessful purchase of a busted MkII (that i’ve never managed to repair) i’ve finally found a good condition...

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Waldorf Streichfett Demo (making of)

Waldorf Streichfett Demo (making of)

And so it came. One little package i’ve been eagerly waiting to receive from Waldorf Music. There was no particular timeline by how soon i need to...

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The ultimate Roland JV, JD, XV F.A.Q.

The ultimate Roland JV, JD, XV F.A.Q.

Super JV vs XV series Following the JV/XP series were Roland’s XV series: 5080, 5050 and 3080. XV-5080 is mixed content 32kHz and 44.1 kHz. I got...

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Dynacord DRP-20 review

Dynacord DRP-20 review

German classic from the late 80’s (manufactured in 1989). For those on the other side of the great lake where this company is not so much known,...

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ASR-10 synthesizing industrial sounds

ASR-10 synthesizing industrial sounds

I love ASR-10! Here’s a Roland TR-909 cymbal turned into a factory drone. I will provide a step by step guide here on how to create one. To get this...

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ASR-10 synthesizing an organ

ASR-10 synthesizing an organ

Here is a video tutorial I’ve made some time ago. If you use software such as Chickensys Translator it is very easy to transfer samples from a computer...

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Eventide H3000 as a formant synth

Eventide H3000 as a formant synth

Here’s an interesting “Formant Morph” processor i’ve recently designed using the Patch Factory (aka algorithm 111). As you may know, Patch Factory...

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Andromeda A6 sound improvement

Andromeda A6 sound improvement

  Disable Background Tuning (i mean, do it now!) This will provide your Andromeda with more fat sound, due to routine in Background tuning (which...

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Deep FM bass on Roland JD/JV/XV series

Deep FM bass on Roland JD/JV/XV series

Compatibility: JV-80 and up Although Super JV/JD have the FXM section that is based on a frequency modulation, it is actually quite limited terms of real...

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How to achieve PWM on Roland’s SuperJV / XP and XV series

How to achieve PWM on Roland’s SuperJV...

Compatibility: JV-1080 and up Audio example: PWM.mp3 The super JV series features two saw waves that have inverted amplitude to each other. A little bit...

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Roland JD emulation on Super JV and XV synthesizers

Roland JD emulation on Super JV and XV synthesizers

Starting with model JV-1080, some waveforms from the JD-800 were transferred into JV-1080. Which meant back then that some of the patches could technically...

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Roland JD-990 Resource Centre

Roland JD-990 Resource Centre

JD-990 Software / Patches: Patch Organizer Patch Converter JD-800 -> JD-990 Free Patches (61 bank total) JD-800 Factory Patches (converted to JD-990...

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Roland JD-800 Resource Centre

Roland JD-800 Resource Centre

JD-800 Software / Patches: Patch Organizer Free Patches JD-800 DAC Calibration: A noise can occur during long release times. If this is the case, you will...

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Synthesis types

Synthesis types

Additive (Fourier) synthesis Amplitude (ring) modulation FM synthesis Granular synthesis Linear Arithmetic (LA) synthesis PCM sample playback synthesis...

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Synthesizer basics

Synthesizer basics

The structure Structure of almost all synthesizers is basically the same. It starts with the tone generator whose function is to create the sound. On analog...

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