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by prinsen
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet 600 droning
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Prophet 600 droning

Did you check cables and connections between the boards yet? I had a problem with my P600 where none of the switches or pots worked. The keyboard and membrane keypad worked fine, I just couldn't change the sounds. In my case it turned out to be a problem with J304, the connection between the left co...
by prinsen
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Fixing a broken JX-3P
Replies: 7
Views: 1813

Re: Fixing a broken JX-3P

Thanks a lot for chiming in mr. T! Yes, I took the panel board out and checked it under a magnifying lamp. Even did a bit of continuity testing. I'm fairly confident that the board, its copper traces and solder joints are fine. I'm more focused on the main board which is where both the digital circu...
by prinsen
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Fixing a broken JX-3P
Replies: 7
Views: 1813

Re: Fixing a broken JX-3P

Did a thorough inspection of the panel board today and didn't find any broken traces. The board is clean and appears to be in very, very good condition. I'm thinking that whatever caused the minor dents in the case isn't the reason why this JX-3P is broken. I've concluded for the moment that the the...
by prinsen
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Fixing a broken JX-3P
Replies: 7
Views: 1813

Re: Fixing a broken JX-3P

Thanks, Rhino.

I spent an hour googling JX-3P issues earlier today. It seems cracked traces on the panel board is a relatively common problem. There's a couple of small dents on the panel/case of this JX-3P, so I'll definitely do a closer inspection of the panel board.
by prinsen
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Fixing a broken JX-3P
Replies: 7
Views: 1813

Fixing a broken JX-3P

Hi. I'm trying to troubleshoot and fix a non-working JX-3P for a colleague. Right now I'm at the point where I'm moving into guesswork territory, so I'd be very thankful for some input before I start randomly replacing transistors and ICs. Any input. Qualified or not. :lol: Here's what I've found so...
by prinsen
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Identification from Photo - Help Request
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Synth Identification from Photo - Help Request

Looks like a cassette deck behind the JP-8080. :)
by prinsen
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Picking a lesser used but interesting synth...
Replies: 23
Views: 2703

Re: Picking a lesser used but interesting synth...

:idea:

How about one of the Quasimidi boards like Sirius or Raven?
Definitely quirky and not sounding quite like anything else, no large fanbase, atypical workflow.
by prinsen
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: blofeld KB octave buttons
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: blofeld KB octave buttons

OS v1.10 is old. The non-functional octave button bug is known and has been fixed in later OS versions.
Have fun updating!
by prinsen
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Difficult decision - need some educated opinions.
Replies: 16
Views: 1276

Re: Difficult decision - need some educated opinions.

:thumbsup: Sell both and use some of the profits to take an evening cooking class or something. You'll learn a valuable skill that'll impress the ladies (and everyone else) way more than any old analog will and at the same time get a chance to be among other people in a setting that isn't as horrify...
by prinsen
Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Difficult decision - need some educated opinions.
Replies: 16
Views: 1276

Re: Difficult decision - need some educated opinions.

Take a long walk. Drink some beers with a friend. Talk to your significant other/friend who happens to be of the opposite sex/some random person of the opposite sex. Call your mom/dad/sister/brother/grandparent... Basically do something that involves other people and has nothing to do with synthesiz...
by prinsen
Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Whatever happened to knobby VA's?
Replies: 36
Views: 3758

Re: Whatever happened to knobby VA's?

meatballfulton wrote:I'll argue that the pro-level hardware VA is an endangered species. Nord and Access have the remaining market sewn up and noone else wants to try to compete.
I think both John Bowen with his Solaris and Jorg Schaaf/Radikal Technologies with the Accelerator are trying very hard.
by prinsen
Sat May 21, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Micron Plinkplonk
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: Micron Plinkplonk

Good!
by prinsen
Tue May 10, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: ESQ-1 + Guitar + ???? = Amazing
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: ESQ-1 + Guitar + ???? = Amazing

Stab Frenzy wrote:I'm looking at installing an Alesis Nanosynth inside the body of my MEK to save carrying two things around to shows. Evolver + a polyphonic synth running into its audio inputs is a fantastic combination.
Great idea!
by prinsen
Fri May 06, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Peaks - Stolen Moment
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Peaks - Stolen Moment

Great! Can't really elaborate, I just thoroughly enjoyed that.

Things like the bass guitar harmonics are really refreshing to my ears. So, please don't go fully electronic 100% of the time.
by prinsen
Wed May 04, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: This... made with my newly resurrected Prophet 600
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: This... made with my newly resurrected Prophet 600

Thanks! A lot a the character of the 0:23 patch comes from processing. Here's a demo of how I treated the sound in four steps; - 0:00 dry sound from P600 - 0:20 EQ'ing out frequencies below about 500Hz, and raising a small amount at 6.3kHz - 0:40 adding overdrive - 1:00 dubbing same sound with sligh...