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by T-John
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Siel DK 600 not responding, possible OS failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 3237

Re: Siel DK 600 not responding, possible OS failure?

Spav, thanks a million. That's a ton of useful tips right there. I'll borrow a DVM and get to it. If that doesn't do the trick I'll see if i can't dig up some EPROMS (ebay, craigslist?) and take advantage of your generous offer to burn them. Thanks again, this is what makes this forum such an asset!
by T-John
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: roland jupiter 4 issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: roland jupiter 4 issues

I'm having my JP-4 serviced next week, it's been faulty ever since I bought it off eBay (of course it was also in "perfect" working condition #-o ) a few years ago. They really are some delicate beasts... Can't offer much in terms of advice, but you have my sympathy and understanding! Try the tech s...
by T-John
Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Siel DK 600 not responding, possible OS failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 3237

Re: Siel DK 600 not responding, possible OS failure?

Hey guys, Thanks for stopping by, schmidtc. Yes so the the battery was replaced by David White in Cambridge shortly before I bought the synth and there were no visible leaks or corrosion when I opened her up. I got my hopes up after reading your post about the Tape switch Adamstan, because before I ...
by T-John
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: VSE Challenge - CS_TBL, Instrument Panel & mcomeg WIN!!
Replies: 54
Views: 87113

Re: VSE 'Fictional Cop Theme' Challenge - VOTING OPEN!!!

Challenger, pure suspenseful cheese!
by T-John
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Siel DK 600 not responding, possible OS failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 3237

Re: Siel DK 600 not responding, possible OS failure?

Hello again, I opened it up and aside from dust and the odd dead insect everything seemed fine. The connectors were securely seated in their sockets and now I'm not sure how to approach this. Is there a way of reloading the OS on the DK600, or am I asking an awful lot of early 80's technology? Any h...
by T-John
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Siel DK 600 not responding, possible OS failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 3237

Re: Siel DK 600 not responding, possible OS failure?

Thanks Maschinengeist, I'll try that. But since it worked for a couple of weeks after the move took place, could loose connectors still be the cause..? I guess opening it up and taking a look will answer that.
by T-John
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Siel DK 600 not responding, possible OS failure?
Replies: 15
Views: 3237

Siel DK 600 not responding, possible OS failure?

Hello fellow synth aficionados, My recently purchased and orig. patch loaded DK 600 is acting up, big time. It turns on as usual, but won't respond to any manipulation beyond the "enter" LED blinking when I touch any button. I recently moved it to a new location, but took care to make the move as sm...
by T-John
Wed May 27, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Pheonix's synthesisers
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: Pheonix's synthesisers

I know that in the past ( for their first album, "United") they borrowed synths from both Air and Daft Punk for studio use, among them a CS-60. You hear it all over their records. If that's a snapshot of their CS-80, they've moved up a notch in the CS hierarchy since then...
by T-John
Wed May 13, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Guess the synths in these soundtracks
Replies: 25
Views: 4501

Re: Guess the synths in these soundtracks

I'm going to guess a high-pitched ARP string ensemble on "Nightmare"...
by T-John
Wed May 13, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Apocalypse now soundtrack: synth/gear breakdown
Replies: 11
Views: 5385

Re: Apocalypse now soundtrack: synth/gear breakdown

Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge of all things synth with us Micke, it's much appreciated! :D
by T-John
Fri May 08, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)
Replies: 110
Views: 12536

Re: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)

Id like to hear some examples of NEW (aka something newer than 2003), of new genres of music. I know grime and dubstep are pretty much the new commers this decade, but not soo much of that is analog based at all (dizzie raschal used MTV music generator off of a PS1 for his first album). I can't thi...
by T-John
Thu May 07, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)
Replies: 110
Views: 12536

Re: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)

Zamise wrote:More impressive if it were his mom's skirt...um, yeah ok maybe not.
So right, yet so wrong... :oops:
by T-John
Thu May 07, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)
Replies: 110
Views: 12536

Re: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)

Yeah, CapnMarvel's got the right idea! That little dude is actually playing the pants off his audience :shock: . Very impressive.
by T-John
Thu May 07, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)
Replies: 110
Views: 12536

Re: older first generation lineage VA synths ;)

We could all also just kick back with a chill pill for a minute and then go make some music on our true vintage analogs/modern analogs/hybrid designs/digital synths/retro-VA's/cutting edge VA's andsofortandsoon...anyone? :)
by T-John
Mon May 04, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Sequencer Software
Replies: 29
Views: 4207

Re: Sequencer Software

I'll hoist a cautious flag for Digital Performer. lately I've switched to Logic 8 for most audio tracking & editing, but DP still holds its own really well when it comes to scoring to picture and some in-dept MIDI editing, IMHO. I guess the follow-up question would be more specifically what you plan...