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by hollandturbine
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Emax Slider Pots
Replies: 7
Views: 3822

Re: Emax Slider Pots

You should be able to find a replacement but you might also be able to clean it up and get it working like new again, this often requires de-soldering and disassembling the pot though because what often happens is debris gets stuck under the tines which can absorb moisture and eventually rust the ti...
by hollandturbine
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland TR-808 Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1047

Re: Roland TR-808 Issue

Some 808's will lose the first pattern due to a power spike when the on/off button is pressed due to the power cable being too close to the mode selector switch.....try moving the mode selector switch to something which doesn't zap the memory when you power off or on to determine if that could be th...
by hollandturbine
Fri May 06, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Alesis SR 18...is it worth it for Electro?
Replies: 66
Views: 8600

Re: Alesis SR 18...is it worth it for Electro?

An SR-18 is like an over engineered metronome for guitarists to jam along with. A sampler is the best drum machine for electronic music.
by hollandturbine
Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help a noob get his band midi sync'ed
Replies: 15
Views: 2710

Re: Help a noob get his band midi sync'ed

I think I read somewhere that the Korg KP3 can do beat detection (audio to MIDI) and if the KP3 works as well as my RedSound Voyager, it would probably get the job done.
by hollandturbine
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Triple Six Mafia / DJ Paul / Juicy J Sampler Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2655

Re: Triple Six Mafia / DJ Paul / Juicy J Sampler Questions

Back in the 90's we used to mess with speeds all the time, the first time I heard DJ Screw I assumed he was planing to mix at low speed and then bring up the play back speed after he recorded it but liked the way it sounded so kept it slow (that's not a fact BTW, just an assumption), as for the samp...
by hollandturbine
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai's s900 or s2000
Replies: 32
Views: 11916

Re: Akai's s900 or s2000

I have the ESI4000, S2000 and S950. Sonic differences aside the ESI4000 has twice the polyphony, stock outputs and memory expansion capacity of the S2000 and you don't have to boot it from a floppy disk, I don't think the external control capabilities of the ESI4000 is as good as the S2000 but that'...
by hollandturbine
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Old floppy sampler utilities and Windows 7
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Old floppy sampler utilities and Windows 7

I keep an old Windows 98 PC handy for such things, but if I had to I would just boot the computer with DOS from the USB floppy drive or if possible (depends on hardware backwards compatibility) set up a dual boot system with Windows 98.
by hollandturbine
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: click death
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: click death

Although they are temperamental, ZIP drives/disks can last a long time when care is taken. There is a program called TIP (Trouble In Paradise) that can check ZIP disks/drives for errors and the click of death. Some people mistakenly try to format ZIP drives as though they are hard drives with a step...
by hollandturbine
Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Service Manuals and Schematics!
Replies: 97
Views: 135282

Re: Service Manuals and Schematics!

by hollandturbine
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Problems with Novation D-Station
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Problems with Novation D-Station

Good idea, there is the possibility the first guy did not check properly and it might be a good idea to write down some basic instructions so the next technician has some reference that points him in the right direction so he can check out the switching matrix.

Good luck.
by hollandturbine
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Problems with Novation D-Station
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Problems with Novation D-Station

You should be able to edit the D-station via MIDI without even touching the front of it if you have to.
by hollandturbine
Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Problems with Novation D-Station
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Problems with Novation D-Station

Do you know if the D-Station is responding to control change messages?
by hollandturbine
Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Problems with Novation D-Station
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Problems with Novation D-Station

If you select Utility and do not press the + or - buttons but instead just move the sliding selector switch in the toms section does the display change or does it stay on t1?

If it stays on t1 and does not change to t2 or t3 when you move it, the switch itself could be faulty.
by hollandturbine
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Problems with Novation D-Station
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Problems with Novation D-Station

The Operating System is not flash upgradable so there is no sysex file, there is also no factory reset procedure. That funny trick with the congas probably has to do with that section being 808 only, if you have a 909 kit selected and bring up Congas, Maracas or Claves the D-Station will switch to t...
by hollandturbine
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rank your pitch bend / mod wheels
Replies: 39
Views: 3279

Re: Rank your pitch bend / mod wheels

A mod grip on a battery powered SH-101 and black leather pants on public transport FTW.