As much as i understand his problem with cracking groups, i really dont believe this is going to be successful. A $1000 reward is simply not enough money ... if he would have been "brave" enough to make it a $100000 reward - who knows?
The author praevius says: "There are a lot of videos with TB-303's in 'em on YouTube, but none that shows how you actually program one. The manual is so hard to get through, it's best someone shows you."
I am about to change my DAW setup later this year. Right now i use a AMD X2 4400, Cubase SX 3. This seemed to be pretty fast in the past, but as time goes by, it now feels slow and old compared to the new Intel Chips. Since Cubase 4 is still "buggy" and Vista 64 is not supported to well, i am doing some research.
Ramon working with the Orgon Modular Synthesizer, EMS VCS3 and a Roland TR-606.
The VCS3 (nicknamed the Putney) is an analog monosynth housed in a distinctive angled wooden case, a truly classic synth. EMS (Electronic Music Studios) was created in England back in 1969. The VCS3 was one of their first synths and it is still a great, unique, funky little unit! Pictured above is the Mark I model. Pictured is another unit with the small wood-cased DK2 voltage-control keyboard required to play the VCS3.
It has three oscillators, and a unique matrix-based patch system. Instead of patch wires, the VCS3 uses a patchbay grid in which the synth components are laid out, and signal routing is accomplished by placing small pins into the appropriate slots. The VCS3 was, in actuality, a modular type synthesizer reduced down to an extremely portable size. It generates familiar sci-fi sounds (Dr. Who) and other truly analog sounds. Unfortunately, the oscillators tend to drift out of tune. There's a Noise Generator, 2 Input Amplifiers, 1 Ring Modulator, 1 Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter (VCF), 1 Trapezoid Envelope Generator, Joy-Stick Controller, Voltage Controlled Spring Reverb unit and 2 Stereo Output Amplifiers.
Additonally, the VCS3 was also sold in a plastic breif-case and called the Synthi A. The major Synthi 100 system was based on three VCS3's strung together. Some ultra-rare commercially unavailable synths EMS made include the VCS4 in 1969 which was basically 2 VCS3's plus a keyboard. And the Synthi Keyboard 1 of 1970 was just a VCS3 with a mini 29-note keyboard. Many of these EMS synth's have been used by Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, Stereolab, Yes, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Jean-Michel Jarre, Astral Projection, Klaus Schulze, Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke, Add N to (X), The Who, Todd Rundgren, Recoil, Freddy Fresh, and many more.
Jo! Endlich wagt sich Dicke vom Ohlesnsyndrom mal wieder ins Studio und nimmt seine neue Scheibe auf! Wann alles fertig ist und wann es die neue Platte zu kaufen gibt, wurde allerdings noch nicht verraten ...
Roland seems to be scared by the great sound and the nice gui of the perfect 909 (808 comming soon) clones from d16.pl ... Till now Roland could only force d16.pl to change the gui - the great sound of this clones is still untouched. So did Roland win anything by this censorship? I guess not!
Imho Roland sucked in the first place when they decided not to make a virtual release of there legendary 909 / 808 drum machines. But maybe they just could not do such a great job as d16.pl .. who knows?