I can't fit any more text in my profile, but just wanted to post to say I recently bought an E-Mu Carnaval (for awesome Latin sounds!) and E-Mu Planet Phatt, the first of the 'Phatt' series for hip-hop/trip-hop sounds. The Carnaval is working really well so far, although I am having some problems with the Planet Phatt. When I play it through a MIDI keyboard, all the patches keep re-triggering like 30 times a second so everything sounds like "ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga". I might have a setting wrong somewhere, I just hope it's not the hardware :(
In other news, I am hoping to replace the internal battery on my Ensoniq SQ-80 in the next few days. I just received the new battery in the mail and just have to find the time to solder it in.
All that said, it looks like I won't have any real time to actually USE any of these new synths in the near future, and I don't even have the mixer/MIDI splitter space to permanently hook any of these up. So it may be a while before new tracks are posted. We'll see.