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MV-Music / Re: MV Master after bounce around
« on: October 18, 2020, 08:18:19 pm »
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Made this track with a MV, a SP16, and a future retro revolution. Recorded to my multitrack for a rough mix then through some lofi outboard and onto cassette then back into the MV. Finished it up with the mastering toolkit.

Cool track. Sonically balanced. Reminds me of Detroit techno from early 90s.




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MV-General Production / Re: MV-8800 + MPC Live 2 Studio Integration
« on: October 12, 2020, 05:25:34 pm »
In reply, my MV is connected to a 4 port USB 3.0 hub with switches on each port, and the USB hub is connected to my MPC Live and i’ve been sharing my MPC Live Expansion and Splice sample libraries with my MV. I just like handing file transfers without a computer. However, the ratio of use of my MPC live vs MV-8800 is 95% to 5%. This is not unexpected since MPC live is new for me and I am still learning how to use use. I’ll keep posting to this thread over the coming months as I evaluate the integration of these two DAWless workstations, and which one gets more use.

PS: here is an updated photo of my MPC and MV where I am using the external monitor, which has its advantages for linear sequencing and editing.

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MV-General Production / MV-8800 + MPC Live 2 Studio Integration
« on: October 05, 2020, 05:39:15 pm »
All,

I've been an MV-8800 user for about two years and have been creating songs, but I was looking for another DAWless solution that was more portable. So, recently I purchased as MPC Live 2, which is technologically advanced when compared to MV (+10 ~ 12 years), but different musical instrument/workstation.

Next, I started integrating the MPC Live 2 with the current studio setup where MV-8800 was main sequencer and sound / sample source.

Here is what I've found interesting:
1. The MPC Live 2 can mount the MV-8800 internal hard drive via its USB port (see attached screenshots). This is obviously great for Audio file / Sample exchange between the two units.
2. Not surprisingly, the MV-8800 and MPC Live 2 synchronize (either way) via MIDI Clock and MMC to the bar/beat resolution. Also, MTC time code works as well, but since MIDI clock works so well, I don't see a need for it in my setup.
3. The MPC Live 2 Sample editing is way more efficient/fast, and the pads are more responsive than MV.
4. I prefer the MV-8800 sample beat length setup for looping / time stretch vs. MPC Live 2 (maybe I just haven't learned how).

Does anyone have both MV-8800 and MPC X/Live/One? What is your experiences?

Regards,
John Detroit

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I have purchased from eBay seller "hellogadgets" two of MV-OP1 compatible expansion boards and installed in my MV-8000 and MV-8800. Currently on my MV-8000 I have the most expensive board with 8 x analog out, ADAT out, extra RBUS MIDI I/O. I have been using the extra analog outs to feedback into MV analog input to drive the COSM Virutual Analog Synth as a pseudo-compressor (VCA/VCF) of my baseline with ghost kick feeding input as side chain trigger. Also, the extra RBUS MIDI out added 16 more midi channels (48 channels total) to drive my outboard MIDI keyboards and synth modules. I have been very satisfied with this upgrade.

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MV-Music / Re: mv mastered track
« on: May 13, 2020, 07:29:33 pm »
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Did this on the MV. Tracked out to my recorder so I could over dub vocals and mix. Two tracked back to the MV so I could master it there


 8) 8) 8)

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MV-Support / Re: need volume pot
« on: May 03, 2020, 12:19:32 pm »
Some MV-8000/8000 parts can be found here:

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Main volume potentiometer, here:

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Good luck on your MV repair.

Regards,
John

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hangnef,

My workflow on MV-8800 is “1 song per project”. Great work on the MV firmware changes.I look forward to using in my MV-8800 someday.

JohnDetroit

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MV-Modifications / Re: My LCD Mod
« on: February 05, 2020, 12:47:05 pm »
Is the external LCD mounted to back of MV, or free standing? What is the size of LCD?


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MV-General Production / Re: Mv op1 6 Channel Output Alternative
« on: January 03, 2020, 10:24:42 am »
All the eBay listing of the "MV8-OP1 analog output expansion card" (clones) are sold.

JD


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MV-General Production / Re: Mv op1 6 Channel Output Alternative
« on: December 30, 2019, 03:42:04 am »
All -

Apparently the eBay seller has more MV8-OP1 Clones (6 analog outputs only) on eBay. There are currently two (2) units available in this auction.

Here is the URL:

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MV-General Production / Re: Mv op1 6 Channel Output Alternative
« on: December 29, 2019, 03:44:40 pm »
All -

I think I purchased the last MV8-OP1 Clone from eBay seller “hellogadgets”. According to the last eBay listing description there were only 10 units built. Anyone who is interested in additional units should contact this seller directly.

Regards,
JohnDetroit

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Good job mate! Cheers!

Thanks!

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MV Nation -

Please check out my latest post for another look at adding Compact Flash drive to MV.

MV-8800 Modification - Removable Compact Flash drive w/ machined case opening
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MV Nation –

I wanted to share my recent successful upgrade of my MV-8800 with a StarTech.com 3.5in Drive Bay IDE to Single CF SSD Adapter Card Reader. Below are the steps of the modification with images.

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1.   Opened MV-8800 bottom and located open bay on mounting rail to the right of CD-RW/DVD drive (after mod, CF drive will be on left side of MV-8800 under pads). Note: this is where the floppy drive is located on an MV-8000; so, I chose this location for this the CF mod.

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2.   Removed StarTech CF Drive PCB from bracket and positioned onto open bay and traced on backside of MV-8800 case with permanent marker. My plan is to create rectangular opening for the CF card for insertion/ejection on the outside.

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3.   Drilled Pilot holes near edges of traced rectangular opening for CF card. I plan to use a Dremel (handheld rotary) tool with different cutting and sanding bits to machine the opening.

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4.   Used small router bit on Dremel tool to create opening “by hand”, which I expected to be an ugly cut.

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5.   After using some other Dremel tool bit accessories (cutting wheels, conical sanding stone) I was able to create functional (not perfect) opening on MV-8800 for the CF Card to be inserted/removed.

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6.   Re-seated the CF drive bracket, then marked and drilled two holes. And then used two self-tapping machine screws for secure mounting.

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7.   Mounted the CF PCB board onto bracket and attached 44-PIN IDE drive cable. NOTE: a longer 12-16 inch IDE drive cable is required (original is too short).

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8.   Dissembled the drive bay frame and vacuumed out all the metal filings from the drilling/cutting/grinding of the CF Drive’s card opening on MV-8800. I left the old 3.5 IDE drive in place for safe keeping. Then, reassembled (as shown below).

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9.   Here is the view of the MV-8800 on Left Side under the pads with the Compact Flash card installed.

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10.   Here is the view of the MV-8800 with the Compact Flash card removed.

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Finally, I formatted the 120 GB flash drive (128 GB micro SD in a CF card adapter) and transferred over all my backed up MV-8800 files on my Mac to the newly formatted CF card. Inserted the card, powered up the MV-8800 and last project was loaded automatically.  I’ve been using this removable CF drive modification to also transfer project, instrument, and sample files between my MV-8800 and MV-8000 (where I’ve done the same CF mod, but without case modification).

JD




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MV-Related Software / Re: Chicken systems MV Kit creator
« on: November 26, 2019, 07:44:12 am »
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Remember to have your email address, Unlock Code, and KeyCode ready and follow this link to download MV Kit Creator Update: - URL: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

JD

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