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by justinvm
Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Chroma Polaris
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Chroma Polaris

Yes. All of them suffer from the same defect. The ribbon membranes that connect the control surface to the circuit boards have become brittle with age. That means vibration will cause them to crack. Resulting in loss of buttons. I imported one from the USA to Australia 2 years ago. Repair is 100% po...
by justinvm
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DSI Tetra Annoyance/Possible Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: DSI Tetra Annoyance/Possible Issue

Ok Weird.

After a couple of hours the problem has corrected itself completely.

Maybe it's a power supply issue?
by justinvm
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DSI Tetra Annoyance/Possible Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: DSI Tetra Annoyance/Possible Issue

By the way this isn't just an annoyance. It sounds exactly like the filter is being modulated by a high frequency oscillator when the resonance is cranked. The distortion seems to constantly build and decay at low frequency. Resonance is completely out of whack. Calibration does not resolve the issu...
by justinvm
Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DSI Tetra Annoyance/Possible Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

s**t

s**t!

This just happened to my tetra.

After jamming for about 2 hours.

Let me know what Dave Smith says?

I think it overheated.
by justinvm
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DSI Tetra Annoyance/Possible Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: DSI Tetra Annoyance/Possible Issue

There's an automatic calibration procedure for the tetra. Try that.
by justinvm
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!
Replies: 172
Views: 12031

Re: NEW DSI Tetr4 -4 voices of Mopho In a Box!

Got mine last week. What I have noticed: Sounds very close to my matrix 6r (which i sold a while back), which is a good thing, i wasn't expecting it to sound as close as it does. Oscillator slop doesn't do much for fattening up the oscillators, it does give a beating VCO feel though. Sub oscillators...
by justinvm
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MFB Synth II owners; a question.
Replies: 9
Views: 995

Re: MFB Synth II owners; a question.

All parameters can be controlled via midi. Also all knobs transmit midi as well (or so sayeth the manual). The midi cc values are naturally fixed. So provided you can configure your controller keyboard to transmit midi CC corresponding to osc 2 pitch, then no problems. The mfb synth 2 has inbuilt ro...
by justinvm
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: mopho vs little phatty vs mfb synth 2
Replies: 19
Views: 2649

Re: mopho vs little phatty vs mfb synth 2

Mfb synth 2 doesn't have the punch, or snappiness that you'll get out of the lil phatty or mopho.

I love my mfb synth 2 to death though, great vcos, great filter, just not the best envelopes in the world.
by justinvm
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My polysynth is finally finished :D
Replies: 179
Views: 40139

Re: My polysynth is finally finished :D

Adamstan the Greatest!!!!!
by justinvm
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: MINIMOOG MODEL D FUSES
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: MINIMOOG MODEL D FUSES

It's ok. I sorted this problem out a while ago. Twist removal fuses.

One of mine was broken, hence it didn't want to come out.

Cheers,

- J
by justinvm
Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SSM Chips. Are they compatible with each other?
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: SSM Chips. Are they compatible with each other?

Any idea how many 2044's are around? They sound fantastic.
Would love to design a synth using them
by justinvm
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: TR-909 DOA, help :(
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: TR-909 DOA, help :(

Strange that you're not getting any lights or anything. The main output of the 909 is quite noisy so the noise you're hearing could be an indication that the analog circuitry is getting the power it needs, where as the controller board is not. I assume it's a power problem. Might be worth checking t...
by justinvm
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: MINIMOOG MODEL D FUSES
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: MINIMOOG MODEL D FUSES

Also does anyone know how to remove the AC fuse from its socket. The other 2 are simple twist mechanisms but this one doesn't want to come out.
by justinvm
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:32 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: MINIMOOG MODEL D FUSES
Replies: 3
Views: 385

MINIMOOG MODEL D FUSES

Do the fuses on a Minimoog Model D need to be changed in order for it to run on it's alternative voltage setting. I'm switching it from 115v to 230v AC.
by justinvm
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Rhodes Chroma Polaris only plays every 5-6 notes
Replies: 2
Views: 3105

Re: Rhodes Chroma Polaris only plays every 5-6 notes

Try auto tune. It usually re-calibrates the voices so that they work. If voices are still missing then you probably have a hardware problem.