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One Man's Quest for the Perfect Mono Synth

Re: One Man's Quest for the Perfect Mono Synth
« Reply #400 on: June 21, 2021, 08:26:48 AM »
For anyone interested, the Extra Deluxe MFG The Sixty-One with Module 01 MIDI Controller mentioned back on page 15 has been discontinued, and will be replaced with a newer model.  Exactly when, I'm not sure.
Curious to see what changes they implement.

Re: One Man's Quest for the Perfect Mono Synth
« Reply #401 on: June 21, 2021, 08:37:47 AM »
I expect one improvement will be the addition of an expression pedal jack.  That was quite an oversight.  Also, the pitch wheel works only in fine steps, rather than smoothly.  You have to hear it to believe it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1ZryopmYMY
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Re: One Man's Quest for the Perfect Mono Synth
« Reply #402 on: June 21, 2021, 12:42:33 PM »
That's insane... how could they even release it that way? The stepping is worse than on old 80's synths using 7-bit pitch bend (unless some quantization is to blame here, which I doubt). How they even "achieved" something like that is beyond comprehension.

Personally, I think any/all new instruments or midi controllers should have not only 14-bit pitch-bend, but ALSO 14-bit mod wheel... WHY not? (I'll probably never get it)
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Re: One Man's Quest for the Perfect Mono Synth
« Reply #403 on: June 21, 2021, 01:04:59 PM »
I'm trying to imagine the sound of a filter sweep with that dreadful stepping.

I had put 10% down on this controller to reserve one from the new shipment.  It would have wonderfully completed my Odyssey mono synth, but now I'm not going any further.  And there's no information as to when the new model will be available.  Jeepers, I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel!

I've considered the Synthesizers.com keyboards, but I have no experience with them.  Anybody?

https://www.synthesizers.com/controllers.html
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Re: One Man's Quest for the Perfect Mono Synth
« Reply #404 on: June 24, 2021, 02:26:53 PM »
The new version of the above keyboard controller is expected to be out in November.  It should have 'two expression pedal inputs, one endless encoder, and some software tweaks.'  Presumably, the latter will fix the terrible pitch bend wheel stepping problem.  Before November, there may be some limited edition units in various colors.
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Re: One Man's Quest for the Perfect Mono Synth
« Reply #405 on: June 25, 2021, 04:38:33 AM »
The new version of the above keyboard controller is expected to be out in November.  It should have 'two expression pedal inputs, one endless encoder, and some software tweaks.'  Presumably, the latter will fix the terrible pitch bend wheel stepping problem.  Before November, there may be some limited edition units in various colors.

Will it move pitch and mod wheels to the side? Have you seen images?

Re: One Man's Quest for the Perfect Mono Synth
« Reply #406 on: June 25, 2021, 03:50:55 PM »
That's all I know.  When I find an image, I'll post it here.
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Re: One Man's Quest for the Perfect Mono Synth
« Reply #407 on: October 01, 2021, 07:31:33 AM »
For what it's worth, I now have a Bandcamp account:

https://themusicalsynthesizer.bandcamp.com/
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Re: One Man's Quest for the Perfect Mono Synth
« Reply #408 on: October 02, 2021, 08:34:11 AM »
For what it's worth, I now have a Bandcamp account:

https://themusicalsynthesizer.bandcamp.com/
You have a new fan! Great you're also on Bandcamp, very good move. Now I can purchase your music and download it in highest quality.
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Re: One Man's Quest for the Perfect Mono Synth
« Reply #409 on: October 02, 2021, 12:44:11 PM »
Thanks, Gerry.  I'm not sure it's the "highest quality," but it's okay - certainly better than YouTube.

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