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by magnus
Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Poly 800
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Korg Poly 800

I used this mod a couple of years ago. I was pretty awful at soldering, but I found it pretty easy: http://www.synthmod.net/korg/moog_slayer/ Don't touch any integrated circuits, don't hold the soldering iron to components for more than a few seconds at a time, use heat shrink tubing to cover expose...
by magnus
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: HELP! Fried Oberheim DX
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: HELP! Fried Oberheim DX

Thanks, that would be great. I got in touch with Paul White from the DMX files, and he told me how to disconnect the Stretch properly. After transferring the 6116 IC from the Stretch to its original place on the main board, I had some encouraging results. Now the DX alone works except for the ride a...
by magnus
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: HELP! Fried Oberheim DX
Replies: 2
Views: 834

HELP! Fried Oberheim DX

Hi I've just bought an Oberheim Stretch DX which was generally in a nice condition, but had a few switches on the Stretch side which weren't functioning properly. A bit of contact cleaner fixed one of them but two remained faulty. As the switch caps were fixed quite tightly, removing them had pulled...
by magnus
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Oberheim DX or MFB Step64 users? Need help with sync
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Oberheim DX or MFB Step64 users? Need help with sync

Hi there I just got my hands on an Oberheim Stretch DX am looking to hook it up with the rest of my gear. I generally use my MFB Step64 as master clock, but as the DX has 2 midi outs and the Step64 can be a little sloppy, I thought I'd have a go at making the DX master. Unfortunately I can't get the...
by magnus
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: tr-909 - sample based?
Replies: 24
Views: 2558

Re: tr-909 - sample based?

That's why I like it
by magnus
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: tr-909 - sample based?
Replies: 24
Views: 2558

Re: tr-909 - sample based?

If you really wanted to be pointlessly geeky about this question, you could point out that the 909's cymbals are a combo of sample-based and analogue synthesis: 909 Cymbals breakdown But ultimately, who cares as long as it sounds good? (unless you're planning to mutilate your drum machine with a sol...
by magnus
Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 106 Voice Repair Quote
Replies: 12
Views: 5251

Re: Juno 106 Voice Repair Quote

I lack half of that equipment and have successfully repaired dead voices on my Juno several times. I think it partly depends on what course of action you take - some of the replacement chips are pretty poor imitations, and require extensive recalibration I think. However, I'm not even sure that need...
by magnus
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: MC-202 or Novation Bass Station
Replies: 9
Views: 1650

Re: MC-202 or Novation Bass Station

Yeah the MC-202 does sound pretty plasticky, although it can sound alright with a bit of resonance. Don't expect the 202 to be a TB-303 emulator - whilst you may be able to get a broadly similar sound, there are things that a 303 will do that a 202 won't. For example, IIRC, the accent envelope behav...
by magnus
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dead Roland SH09
Replies: 8
Views: 7743

Re: Dead Roland SH09

Okay, I've tried the PCB connected to the input - no luck. Looks like I'm going to have to muster up the courage to replace the slider. Thanks for helping out
by magnus
Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dead Roland SH09
Replies: 8
Views: 7743

Re: Dead Roland SH09

Er sort of... I should have looked at the schematics more carefully. There was a diagram at the bottom showing where IC11 is. Not all good news though - the guy that told me it was probably IC11 said it was a 4558, but the schematics actually suggest it is a BA662 (as rare as rocking horse poo). I t...
by magnus
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dead Roland SH09
Replies: 8
Views: 7743

Re: Dead Roland SH09

Thanks for your help - it was the power supply - one of the fuses inside had blown.
cheers
Magnus
by magnus
Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dead Roland SH09
Replies: 8
Views: 7743

Dead Roland SH09

Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone has experienced a problem like mine, or if anyone has any suggestions as to what I should do next. My SH09 died suddenly last night - it was playing normally, then without warning everything stopped, as if the plug had been pulled. No smoke, no funny smells, no blinki...
by magnus
Sun May 17, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anyone else find the Moog Little Phatty's shape a pain?
Replies: 20
Views: 1909

Re: Anyone else find the Moog Little Phatty's shape a pain?

prinsen wrote:And how do you think tuba players would feel if they saw this thread?
Speaking as an ex tuba player, I've got to say they've got it easy in comparison with Solina owners!
tyrannosaurus mark wrote:I had an MS20 and it fit in a projector case
Oh really? How does one get hold of a projector case?
by magnus
Sat May 16, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 106 lives
Replies: 14
Views: 1311

Re: Juno 106 lives

No - don't touch the voltage controllers, whatever they are. I don't know why they gave you that advice - when a Juno 106's voice starts failing, the VCA/VCF chip is always the best bet. Get a soldering iron,some solder, and a solder sucker or some of that wiry stuff, and follow this: http://blowint...
by magnus
Sat May 16, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: a noob question
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: a noob question

If you want something that sounds like a virtual synth, maybe you should get a virtual synth - it might not be as hands-on as hardware, but it will probably be cheaper