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Old 04-26-2011, 02:24 PM   #21
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:38 PM   #22
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I just got it a couple days ago, and I must admit, to a non-musician, the manual is very confusing, though there are plenty of guides on Youtube that have got me pulling off more tricks with this than I expected to be doing already.

Bottom line, I DO NOT resent forking out the $200 for this that I spent in the least bit!

Sadly it did not come with the mic. Any good suggestions for a quality replacement?
You only paid $200 for the MicroKorg? That's a steal for a synth this good.
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Magnetic: I'm figuring that what ever can be done by hand should be able to do through OctaMED, but I could be wrong.


Spihunter: That track was awesome, reminds me of something...

GOing to check out more of your stuff, thankx again!
Hey, Thanks for listening!. Let us know when you upload some of your stuff.
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Yea, You know it's bad when I'm a 20 year veteran of this stuff and I can't get it right on a retro computer forum!. Thanks for clearing that up..
There's a lot to know! I wasn't 100% sure myself so checked as I was writing it.

Great track BTW.
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You only paid $200 for the MicroKorg? That's a steal for a synth this good.
How does it compare with real analogue? I know a lot of the Analogue guys don't like virtual synths but what do you (or anyone who's tried both) think?

I've only heard them sparingly in shops but they sound pretty good.
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Default Re: My New Hardware for use with OctaMED S.S.

Well, the OctaMED S.S. guide often times tells me to refer to the hard manual which I do not have, so...

....does anyone happen to have it in PDF?

Also there are many functions in the guide that I do not understand. Such as when it talks about using HEX values, or when it shows symbols such as $0F or something to that effect...

You can't use the $ sign in OctaMED, so what is it trying to tell me?

It does appear that you can control the Korg in ways beyond merely pressings keys, but thus far I'm making no sense of any of it. I thought I had the Press and Hold/Press and Release Key, element down, but apparently I'm off on that too.

Can someone present a screen shot of how some of this actually works in OctaMED. All my MOD samples are MIDI free and thus free of these commands.

Thankx!

Also here are some photos...

I have my Synth sitting on wood atm till I can find or construct a better replacement, so things are looking a little hill jack at the moment.

The second photo is the Atari 2600 Pro Sounded with Guitar Jack. The photo shows the Atari, two numeric keypads which can be used as the drums and settings selection buttons, as well as a copy of SynthCart and the MIDI adapter which I was using to plug it into the Amiga.

Lastly we have a photo of the Atari hooked into the Amiga along with the Korg. On the right there is a lap harp which I am trying to use in conjunction with my cheap mic and the Korg Vocoder. To the right is my piece of %&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@! mixer, which is giving me issues so I still can not record...

Again anyone know any good techniques to clean contacts on these old mixers?

And on that note, I don't really see a practical use for the 2600. I could get by using FM samples instead, so I think my Pro-Sounded 2600 is going on Ebay today.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:48 PM   #27
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Well, the OctaMED S.S. guide often times tells me to refer to the hard manual which I do not have, so...

....does anyone happen to have it in PDF?
There isn't a pdf (unless someone created on). I have octamed 6 & 7 (SS) which both came on cd, so no 'hard manual'. BTW, the right manual for SS is called Manual and not octamed.guide.

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Also there are many functions in the guide that I do not understand. Such as when it talks about using HEX values, or when it shows symbols such as $0F or something to that effect...

You can't use the $ sign in OctaMED, so what is it trying to tell me?
Leave the $ sign off ! Just use the value.
It works the same way for samples as for midi, most commands are for samples & midi, some for samples only, some for midi only.
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Default Re: My New Hardware for use with OctaMED S.S.

I don't recall seeing a file titled "Manual".

Care to upload it for us?
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I don't recall seeing a file titled "Manual".
It's on the cd, in the 'Soundstudio v1/english' drawer.
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Default Re: My New Hardware for use with OctaMED S.S.

Cool rig dude! Kinda Zen with the blocks and wood. I can help with the amigaguide manual, pm me.

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Well, the OctaMED S.S. guide often times tells me to refer to the hard manual which I do not have, so...

....does anyone happen to have it in PDF?

Also there are many functions in the guide that I do not understand. Such as when it talks about using HEX values, or when it shows symbols such as $0F or something to that effect...

You can't use the $ sign in OctaMED, so what is it trying to tell me?

It does appear that you can control the Korg in ways beyond merely pressings keys, but thus far I'm making no sense of any of it. I thought I had the Press and Hold/Press and Release Key, element down, but apparently I'm off on that too.

Can someone present a screen shot of how some of this actually works in OctaMED. All my MOD samples are MIDI free and thus free of these commands.

Thankx!

Also here are some photos...

I have my Synth sitting on wood atm till I can find or construct a better replacement, so things are looking a little hill jack at the moment.

The second photo is the Atari 2600 Pro Sounded with Guitar Jack. The photo shows the Atari, two numeric keypads which can be used as the drums and settings selection buttons, as well as a copy of SynthCart and the MIDI adapter which I was using to plug it into the Amiga.

Lastly we have a photo of the Atari hooked into the Amiga along with the Korg. On the right there is a lap harp which I am trying to use in conjunction with my cheap mic and the Korg Vocoder. To the right is my piece of %&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@! mixer, which is giving me issues so I still can not record...

Again anyone know any good techniques to clean contacts on these old mixers?

And on that note, I don't really see a practical use for the 2600. I could get by using FM samples instead, so I think my Pro-Sounded 2600 is going on Ebay today.
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Default Re: My New Hardware for use with OctaMED S.S.

Not all of us own the CD.

Though I did find a link to download it. Going to be a long while though, the connection is %&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!ty here.
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Atari is now listed as for sale:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Atari-2600-Pro-S...item33674b47ef

With this listing I shall be including the Following.

1: Synthcart Cartridge: The Synthcart is an Atari 2600 cartridge that turns your 2600 into a pop music sensation, letting you play music using a pair of Atari's keyboard controllers and can also be controller with the 2600 MIDI controller.

http://www.qotile.net/synth.html


2: Atari MIDI Controller: http://highlyliquid.com/kits/midi2600/


3: Two Kid's Controller Atari Numeric Key Pads.


4: Atari 9v Power Pack.


5: 2 Atari Joystick Extension Cables: For use with MIDI Controller.


6: Instruction Manuals.


7: Video Output adaptor which allows you to bypass the use of a channel selection box. (Note:Video output is really not required to use this, but is an option.)


For more information, please have a look at these videos:

http://youtu.be/zgDyOSDUAx0

http://youtu.be/djfadUJIFmk

http://youtu.be/0BxjCAnUFn4
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Are you willing to ship to the UK?
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Of course. Shipping would be a bit more, but I have shipped to there before.
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Of course. Shipping would be a bit more, but I have shipped to there before.
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Thank you!




Just got back from the musick store. Turns out that I need to buy a new mixer board as the one I'm using (old 80's mixer) does not have gain, which is something I need. I did some recording last night which I might upload (nothing special), but hopefully when I can afford the new Mixer, my output quality will be improved over all.
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Thank you!
Must make sure I remember it. If my new* synth arrives I'm likely to be distracted.
*Don't know if new is really the word for a synth not made since the early 80's.

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Just got back from the musick store. Turns out that I need to buy a new mixer board as the one I'm using (old 80's mixer) does not have gain, which is something I need. I did some recording last night which I might upload (nothing special), but hopefully when I can afford the new Mixer, my output quality will be improved over all.


I recorded a track recently. First time I've ever tried to record anything:

http://www.blachford.info/transfer/Weak1.m4a
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Must make sure I remember it. If my new* synth arrives I'm likely to be distracted.
*Don't know if new is really the word for a synth not made since the early 80's.





I recorded a track recently. First time I've ever tried to record anything:

http://www.blachford.info/transfer/Weak1.m4a
Sounds pretty good. A missing Cure track
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Just got back from the musick store. Turns out that I need to buy a new mixer board as the one I'm using (old 80's mixer) does not have gain, which is something I need.
If you use the mixer to (only) make music, you don't need gain. Gain is for dj's, who need it for setting the pfl (cue) level.
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umm what are you talking about? Gain is used to boost the channel for whatever purpose.. not just for cue. ( i dont even understand your post) I have a Vestax pmc05 and use the gains all the time.. especially for boosting levels on old records. (which is prolly what xdelusions wants it for to boost levels)
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