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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:42 pm

zenguitar wrote:DIY, definitely.

Because if you do come up against any problems the audience in DIY are best qualified to offer support.

Looking forward to seeing this :)

Andy :beamup:

So am I, and I agree with Andy about placing your build in the DIY forum.

Just watched a few videos of the RAKIT DRUM SYNTH.

It seems incredibly versatile, and a prime candidate for sampling so you can create entire drum kits. Not sure about using it on its own though, although at £45 for the kit it does seem an absolute bargain :o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6eRdDSn84I

Scrub that - I've now got to the end of the above video, and am thinking of buying one myself :headbang:


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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby MarkyC » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:10 pm

It was my first SF and yep it was well worth it.
Put some faces to names which was great :D

It's so good to be able to try things out and compare everything in one go and no one minded or hassled you in any way.
Hats off to the guy on the Roland stand for spending time showing me the TR8S (although not as I have only had the TR8 for 6 months) and the guys at Novation for the info on the Peak, dispelled some misconceptions!
It's funny in some instances it kind of confirmed my suspicions on some gear but others I had discounted I found I really like.

Note to self - have an idea of roughly how much things cost before trying them/ do not listen to very convincing talks by Genelec.
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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:09 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:[Got a mug and a book. Might have got more but I had the Management Team with me.

I've just added a Trueno synth (one of those analogue-synth-in-a-USB-stick jobbies) to that total because they're keeping their Synthfest offer of 15% off going until 20th October. Get one while they're hot!

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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby The Elf » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:08 pm

Bought a Trueno myself. I'll be installing it some time today to give it a first try.
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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:08 pm

It was seeing yours at the restaurant gave me the idea. When I looked on their website and saw they were still giving the show price I couldn't resist. Will power, what's that?

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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby The Elf » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:10 pm

Hmmm... I'm having a lot of trouble getting the Trueno to work. It played for a couple of minutes, but now nothing.

I'll contact support and see what they say.
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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:14 pm

Oo-er! I'll be interested in what they say. Were you using the 1.0.2 software or the beta 1.1.0?

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Postby Folderol » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:09 pm

I finally got home and back on-line :)

I really enjoyed the event (even though I was chained to the stand), and was very pleased with the amount of interest people showed. The highlight for me was a visit by CC and his 'handler'. Anne wasn't just asking questions to be polite but showed a real appreciation of what Yoshimi was all about.
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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby ConcertinaChap » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:51 pm

I'll pass that on to her. She'll be pleased.

Cheers,

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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:31 pm

The Elf wrote:Hmmm... I'm having a lot of trouble getting the Trueno to work. It played for a couple of minutes, but now nothing.

I'll contact support and see what they say.

Beginning to get a bit concerned. I bought the Trueno through their website on 9th October and apart from the Paypal acknowledgement I have heard no more. I'm trying to access their website but that's hanging. Have you got any response from support at all?

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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby The Elf » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:32 pm

Yes, I had no problem contacting Will. He pointed me at the Beta software and now everything is working fine.


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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:05 pm

That's a bit reassuring, I think, though both their websites (wsaud.io and truenosynth.com) appear to have gone offline. How did you contact them?

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Postby The Elf » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:38 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:That's a bit reassuring, I think, though both their websites (wsaud.io and truenosynth.com) appear to have gone offline. How did you contact them?

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Ah, I didn’t know that. I hope it’s not a bad sign. I just sent an email. I’m not at base right now, but I will pm you an email address.


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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:22 pm

The Elf wrote:[I’m not at base right now, but I will pm you an email address.

Many thanks.

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Re: SynthFest UK - full details.

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:51 pm

The truenosyth.com website has returned to us and that gives me an email address to try. Quite reassuring to see it back.

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