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(2 replies, posted in General Discussion)

For future reference: I just saw that catskull is back but with a new owner! Great news.
https://catskullelectronics.com/pages/r … -statement

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(2 replies, posted in Trading Post)

Yea, but the problem is that Catskull has closed according to the banner on the homepage.
Which is really sad. I hope nothing has happened that forced them to close

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(2 replies, posted in Trading Post)

Hi,
I’m looking to buy a genMDM. Does anyone have one for sale?

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(2 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Hi,
Does anyone know what has happened to Catskulls store? It is closed and pages left up for archival reasons.
Really sad since it was a great store (just noticed when I was going to order things today).

Have your tried M8?
Other than midi out it also has some seriously powerful synthesizers and features built in.
https://dirtywave.com/

It is cheap as well if you decide to use the headless version, all you need is a a teensy 4.1 to run it and a computer to act as a screen.

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(3 replies, posted in Releases)

Cool!
Really like Hey Beeper!

Would you like to share how you make your tracks?

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(67 replies, posted in General Discussion)

I check here a couple of times a week but I’m bad writing and answering.
Since a lot of us feels like it is to quiet here, what about a doing something about it? Me included of course.
Facebook, Reddit, Discord are all nice but what we read and write there are easily gone by next month.

There is a wealth of information here and if we take 2 minutes of our time to share the things we see on various platform and also comment I’m pretty sure it will start to be more likely here pretty fast.

I saw this today. Looks cool!
It is a midi-cartridge for SNES so you can play it via midi.
Maybe it’s been featured here already but if not:
https://www.supermidipak.com/

Oops, posted two times

If I understand you correctly, you want to use the c64 as a regular midi-enabled synth with midi-cc control over its parameters.
If so, then you can use both mssiah and Station64. I’ve tried both but is most familiar with Mssiah.
Both can receive midi-cc for controlling the sound parameters and midi-note for pitch.
If you decide the station64-route: I use a tapecart sd (cost around 30usd I guess, check you local eBay) and a midi-interface from sharewareplus (£35 plus shipping). Works perfect. Mssiah has build-in midi but it’s midi-interface is only usable with cartridge itself.
I would say that both are great and quite simple to use.

https://sharewareplus.blogspot.com/2020 … e.html?m=1
http://djindikator.net/
https://www.mssiah.com/

Good luck!

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(1 replies, posted in Commodore Computers)

Hello community!
Does anyone know of a hardware based SID-synth that isn’t to expensive to buy or a simple diy build that doesn’t require hours of soldering and a BOM that spans over several pages.
Something like Catskulls YM2149 or a USB-SID that can be controlled from let’s say an emulator/bmc64 would be great.

I use both Mssiah and Station64 but sometimes I wish for a simple life that doesn’t require the old beasts to be powered on and also for a less cluttered studio.

Surprisingly groovy and fun. Thanks for the tips

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(14 replies, posted in LittleGPTracker)

Thank for all your suggestions. I think I have to accept that it won’t do all the things I want and turn that into something creative.
I have used DS10 and M01 free running and then used the “auto-BPM” on a Korg EMX to sync to their tempo. This is the reason for wanting piggy as slave, so it can play in sync with a DS. Otherwise I’ll sample either the DS or piggy and play it as a loop, problem solved.
To be honest though, I haven’t tried how close their tempo is, maybe they can run together without to much drifting in tempo :-)
Have to try it!

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(14 replies, posted in LittleGPTracker)

Hi!
I’m wondering if someone knows a way of making LGPT sync to an external clock signal (either by midi or analog pulse, from a volca or modular).
I like the tracker but don’t want it to be my master clock (I have gear that doesn’t send a clock signal and therefore I use an KORG EMX-1 detect its tempo and then I sync everything from the emx).
If it’s not possible, do you have any idea of a similar tracker that can be synced to an external clock source.

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(3 replies, posted in Trading Post)

Are you going to put it on eBay again? I missed the auction ☹️