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by elsongs
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SynthPop for cows?
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: SynthPop for cows?

Me and my classmate had to make a project for our advertising class. Inspired by those people who play music for cows we thought we'd go with some battery powered Korgs. Thought you might enjoy :lol: https://youtu.be/c9lCN-YQmj8?fbclid=IwAR0bLSCy1bjBH8hPjs_n-fkV1m1a6_phc4stKJo-w16xFv8eOY1-mrvE3UE K...
by elsongs
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Recommended Synth Repair Sticky?
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Recommended Synth Repair Sticky?

There are many instances where we can't exactly fix what's broken on our synths due to the lack of adequate tools, parts or expertise. I propose that we have a sticky of recommended shops/techs listed under regions/countries/cities that we can put up so we can all have a good resource of dependable ...
by elsongs
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SIX-TRAK battery replacement and still presets will not save
Replies: 8
Views: 1424

Re: SIX-TRAK battery replacement and still presets will not

It's possible that the old battery might have leaked somewhere and damaged one of the traces or other components on the circuitboard. This was a problem with one of my Alesis synths after changing out the battery. I had someone repair it who examined the circuit board with a microscope and found dam...
by elsongs
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland Juno 106 - Patches Gone Awry!
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Roland Juno 106 - Patches Gone Awry!

Z wrote:dead battery
Thanks! That's what I was hoping to hear!
by elsongs
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland Juno 106 - Patches Gone Awry!
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Roland Juno 106 - Patches Gone Awry!

I turned on my Juno 106 for the first time in a few months and noticed that my patches sound odd - as if some gremlin came and changed the slider settings of most of the patches and re-saved them. So a string sound would have white noise, or a pad would have an extreme level of LFO pitch modulation....
by elsongs
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: So what came from NAMM 2019?
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: So what came from NAMM 2019?

I went to the NAMM show last week (Fri-Sun). Neither Behringer nor Moog had booths there at the actual NAMM show. Both of them instead had product premiere events in the Los Angeles area instead. It's always cool to go, but this year was kinda boring, mainly because most of the manufacturers do thei...
by elsongs
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Michael Boddicker's DX7 Patch Banks?
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

Re: Michael Boddicker's DX7 Patch Banks?

There are 4 banks in here: http://bobbyblues.recup.ch/yamaha_dx7/dx7_patches.html Look for All the web patches > Bridge Music Recording Studio > Sysex > Set39 Michael Boddicker I found the patch bank but when I load it into DX Manager, I get an "Unrecognized File Type" message. I also notice that t...
by elsongs
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JV-1010 sound
Replies: 2
Views: 1403

Re: JV-1010 sound

Hi, I've been out for a long time and got my old gear out of the woodwork again. That's a Roland Ao90-ex and a JV-1010. That's all I have ( no amp ). I've connected the JV1010 to the Roland (midi in-midi out)and it get's it's proper signal so I can control the 1010 using the A90. Now, I use a headp...
by elsongs
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?

Congrats on the fix! Do you remember which capacitor it was, for future reference? Thanks! Honestly I don't remember, I tried to make a note of it, but my orientation could be wrong since I had to flip the board over to take notice of the capacitor, but it could possibly be the one closest to the h...
by elsongs
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?

Excellent news and thanks for the update, now that its all reflowed it should be good for another 33 years :) Haha, I'll check back with you guys in 2051 :D Regardless, this is my first synth and has huge sentimental value. I will never sell it. So I need to take good care of my baby. Even though I...
by elsongs
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Alesis MMT-8 Not Syncing Minimoog Properly
Replies: 21
Views: 4175

Re: Alesis MMT-8 Not Syncing Minimoog Properly

What kind of Minimoog is this? Is it a vintage Minimoog with a MIDI retrofit, or the recent Model-D reissue with built-in MIDI?
by elsongs
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?

UPDATE! I opened up my DX7 last night and removed the two boards on the left and right of the transformer, and checked the solder points with a magnifying glass. I didn't notice any dry joints, but I re-flowed all the solder points just in case and did notice that one of the capacitor legs on the h...
by elsongs
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?

I opened my DX7 up and noticed no leaking/burst capacitors. However upon close inspection of the 0.022 uf RIFA capacitor, it looks like there's something oozing out of the side: https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48366885_10156806208243665_8158622014651760640_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scon...
by elsongs
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Re: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?

Kentronix wrote:When you first turn it on from cold does it last a while before the first failure ? And then it fails more often when you power cycle from warm ?

If so I would initially assume a dry joint as madtheory suggested.
Yes, it's only happened after my DX7 has been on for a while.
by elsongs
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 3020

Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?

I was playing my DX7 last night and I noticed something heartbreaking for my almost 33 year-old baby: I'll be playing something and all of a sudden the notes sustain (as if I'm holding down the sustain pedal, but I'm not) and then they cut off. Then the DX7 freezes (no sound). The screen is stuck an...