I have the XV-5050 module, so comparing the two is rather easy.. At first glance, just by going through the previous owner's patches, I can tell that this thing sounds great. the 5050 sounds really good as it is, but there's something.. extra on the JD that makes it worthwhile.
As for the programming "power", the XV's run circles around this thing, that can't be denied.
(BTW, I really have to clean this up! It's been halfway 'round the world at some point, with a famous Finnish metal band that draw their inspiration from our National Epic Poem.. )
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I didn't even know this thing existed. Thanks for sharing.
I already contacted Kiwi for one myself.
Access Matrix Programmer... KMAG!
Anyway: will you please review the unit as soon as you get it?
Review: It does what it says on the (extremely sturdy) box. Intuitive to set up, I was tweaking within seconds. The box itself oozes 'boutique quality' i.e. very obviously lovingly hand made. The silkscreening is only very slightly off (some letters not quite fully formed) which is to my eyes very charming and fitting with its style. Build quality is great, so solid. Has magnetic strips on the bottom to lock it on to metallic synths, although gravity would (and will, on plastic shelled synths) suffice - it's heavy!
10/10 for looks
10/10 for ease of use
10/10 for usefulness
I imagine I will own and use this for the rest of my natural life.
Originally Posted by Alan Parsons
I've always been a believer in musical repetition to draw in the listener and make the music hypnotic.
the scores for the access matrix programmer are, imho,
14/10 for looks (just gorgeous, vintage-looking),
6/10 ease of use
So, the kiwi looks definitely like a "buy".
can the kiwi do matrix routings on the matrix1000?
I just finished a Novation Remote template for the Matrix 6r and I couldn't figure out how to setup the matrix routing. All the simple synth functions are there but I hit a brick wall on the matrix part. I couldn't find a document that described the sysex of the matrix clearly enough to get it sorted out (I'm slightly dumb apparently). Even the default modulation routings are weird. That sort of kills the whole point of that synth. However, having hands on control, even with the latency of the slow processor, is a game changer.
I took special care to ensure that the parameters were named the same on the M6r and the Remote SL so when you're tweaking the SL you get visual feedback in both locations as to what you're modifying. I have a MicroWave rev1 and that's my primary complaint with using the SL to program it, the synth doesn't show you what you're doing as you're doing it...which means you have to know the synth architecture inside and out to really use it.
NIIIIIIICE! I have and love the P3, which I'm using with a midi-cv converter. The cirklon is definitely on the horizon for me. Proper polyphonic sequencing and native cv-gate control is all that's missing from the P3 to make it the ultimate sequencer.
Hey, what filter would you recommend for a "juicy", old school sounding filter (I already got both the Q107 and the Q150 so perhaps something from another brand) in MU format? I've got spaces to fill!
Probably my favorite use of 2MU filter-wise is the MegaOhm Delta (with a really handy VCA stage)--it's old school in a really particular sort of way. Nothing sounds quite like it (and it can roll LP or BP).
I also really like the STG Post Lawsuit Arp filter and/or the Analog Craftsman Arp 2600 version. That's probably the most like what you describe--very detailed and 'wet' vintage sound--
After those, the Corsynth OTA LPF is a really great take on the Roland filter. I've been using it more and more lately--it just sounds really good.
Last day of September so why not post up some new/revamped arrivals!
I have had my Devilfish for years but I sent it back to Robin Whittle to put the Quicksilver 303 CPU in it. Just got it back and have been playing with it. It totally transforms the Devilfish into a real time creation monster. If you have a 303 I would HIGHLY recommend doing this! The hole marks you see were where Robin filled in the case after removing the 32 bank memory option I had installed. It is not supported with the Quicksilver mods.
Got my SyncGen II Pro which is even more useful than I thought it would be. Finally I can get rock solid timing with my DAW as the timing master! Works great with the newly modified Devilfish.
Got these Strymon pedals to use with my Rhodes. The Flint is ok but I use a Roland JC 120 amp and I like the effects on it better. The Timeline is incredible. I have the Eventide TimeFactor and the Timeline is more of a creativity engine.
Finally got the Eventide H3000 D/SE I had been gassing for. Love it!
Congrats. I've had mine for a year now....It just keeps getting better and better with each OS update. Colin is a mad genius! Thank goodness I didn't cave in and buy the ElektronMD from CL when I was making my decision last year.
Originally Posted by Smaug
I wasn't going to do this use a quote for your signature thing, but then I saw this...