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About dtg84

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  • Website URL http://soundcloud.com/demi-batard/

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Portland, OR
  • Interests Music, programming, classic gaming
  1. New EP of MIDI NES tunes

    Updated. Not sure why, but the link was URL was somehow converted to an embedded SC player.
  2. New EP of MIDI NES tunes

    It's been a while since I've been on the MB forums. I have been doing less tinkering and more music making these days :) With that said, for anyone that is interested, here is my latest EP, which was composed with MIDI NES. Naturally, lots of post-processing and some basic sound design elements were added. Checks it out!  https://soundcloud.com/demi-batard/sets/rr009-demi-batard
  3. Replacement enclosure for sammichSID

    It appears that in the batch I got, the panels are slightly warped (i.e. they aren't perfectly straight, but slightly curved). I will post pics soon. I will note that my sammichFM, the side panels are nice and snug. But they aren't curved like sammichSID (sammichFM uses the black enclosure, while the SID uses the white one).
  4. My sammichSID enclosure is pretty flimsy -- the side panels keep falling off and it is really quite irritating. Right now I have it held together with a piece of tape, which doesn't look very aesthetically pleasing. Does any one have any recommendations as far as replacement enclosures go? Who should I contact to see about getting a nice one?
  5. MIDIboxers, Does someone have a link to the above part in question? When I built my sammichSID several months ago, I made the mistake of supplying the LCD with too much current, resulting in a not so pleasant smoking incident (face palm x100). It is still working, but now the display is getting really dim - which probably means it needs to be replaced. Thanks, - Dylan
  6. Mega Pro Gear Spec

    Yes, everything but the break-beat samples is in fact OPL3.
  7. TK and Hawkeye - Air Time

    I like this jam. Nice synth textures and the drum tracks sound nice and fat.
  8. 8-Bit Euphoria

    I love that wet acid-style synth you had going on that came in at around the :20 mark.
  9. Mega Pro Gear Spec

    Hello fellow MIDIboxers, it has been a while since I have been back on the forum, so I thought I would share a new track. Enjoy.
  10. Been a while since I have been back on the forum, so I thought I would share the latest: http://soundcloud.com/demi-batard/mecha-dragon-versus-blue Thanks for listening!
  11. Only one SID appears on display ::SOLVED::

    Yeah, I noticed that when I am playing drum patches and the cable is plugged in all the way, I get almost no signal response whatsoever. So this is normal?? Oddly, when the cable is all the way in the jack and i am in a drum patch, if i adjust the detune parameter on any of the oscillators just slightly, it seemingly activates the drum sound and it plays as normal. This doesn't seem like it should be normal behavior...
  12. Playing multiple instruments?

    Nope. That doesn't seem to work. Pressing any of the buttons below the LCD (except the leftmost) will put you in the patch editor submenu. If i press the arrows it will just change patches within the current bank. In the Ensemble->SID menu, there is a section called "Bnk" for what I am assuming means bank. It currently says it is on bank "A". However, under Ensemble->SID->Bnk menu, if I hit the arrow it just says [not here!]. WTF? Why should changing patch banks be this complicated? OK, I figured it out. In the current submenu, you turn the encoder one step to the right from A to reach B. But the submenu doesn't give you any indication that you have switched banks until you go back to the Ensemble->SID menu. Oh well.
  13. Playing multiple instruments?

    Thanks. Another difficulty I am having is switching patch banks. I saved a patch to bank B, but from the panel I don't know how to switch from Bank A to B. I have looked over the manual online, but I can't find any discussion of this. If i hold down "menu" and hit the arrows, i can cycle through ensembles. If i hit the arrows i can cycle through patches on the current bank. I have tried multiple combinations but can't figure it out for the life of me!
  14. SammichSID trouble ::SOLVED::

    Yes you are right, this was in the build guide. I initially tested it with a shunt in 5V and without the shunt in the JR4 header (i think that was the one that supplied 250mA of current)and it seemed that the LCD wasn't getting any power at all. So I tried the 12V and it started working... until last night when it started emitting a nasty smoke. I am surprised that it still works (no telling for how long though). Now my room smells like chemicals...
  15. I am still new to sammichSID. I am not sure how to play the two SIDs in a multi-timbral mode across different MIDI channels. Reading the manual online, I found the explanation of "instruments" and "channels" confusing. It lists three instruments: "lead", "bassline", and "drum". Then it says that the fourth instrument is "multi" where all six instruments are used. But only see three possible instruments. By default, Instrument 1 was set to channel 1. All the other instruments are disabled. So if I set up in my custom ensemble E002 the following: INS 1 CHN 1 INS 2 CHN 2 INS 3 CHN 3 INS 4 CHN -- ... . ... .. But when I send MIDI data out of channel 2 and 3, nothing happens. Channel 1 sends output and I can hear audio. The way the manual reads, channel 2 should be triggering the Bass instrument, and channel 4 should be triggering the drum instrument, but I don't get either - just response from sending MIDI out from sequencer to sammichSID. Also, a point of clarification, my sammichSID lists only SID1 as available ( "1***" ), though I have two 8580s installed. Thanks