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by Steve Jones
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post
Replies: 37
Views: 6685

Re: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post

Behringer are corporate bullies and they know very well that Doug Curtis's wife and family, Tom Oberheim and other small companies cannot afford to take them on legally as Behringer will put 5 lawyers on the case and drag it through court until the company goes bankrupt from legal fees.
by Steve Jones
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post
Replies: 37
Views: 6685

Re: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post

I've owned exactly one piece of equipment by Behringer. It was a little four or five-channel mixer, and it sounded like total a*s and clipped out in a junky digital way if you so much as looked at it funny. I don't see myself buying anything else from them any time soon, even if it is cheaper. And ...
by Steve Jones
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post
Replies: 37
Views: 6685

Re: Uli Behringer's deeply concerning post

Deadringer seems to have a new moto: I want integrity and I'm willing to pay for it. I am all for them producing affordable synths but a cheap piece of bottom end electronics hidden inside a case that is a copy of another brand's classic instrument is a marketing exercise, not a re-issue. To then pu...
by Steve Jones
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer's Mini Moog
Replies: 19
Views: 3466

Re: Behringer's Mini Moog

It's clickbait. Every few years they pop a "question" onto social media to create a click storm and lots of chatter to increase Google rankings for their brand. "Would you like us to make a $1000 ARP Odyssey?" "Would you mind if we made a $600 Minimoog"? I am even beginning to wonder if the $1000 Ju...
by Steve Jones
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland SH-7 technical article
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

Re: Roland SH-7 technical article

Yes, perhaps there were less SH-7's produced than SH-5's, unless it's simply that the SH-5's don't come up for sale as often. I see more SH-5's for service than SH-7's. They are both wonderful synthesizers, they are both expensive but I am not surprised, they are very solid, substantial instruments ...
by Steve Jones
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland SH-7 technical article
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

Re: Roland SH-7 technical article

minime123 wrote:Great blog, Steve, keep up the good work! Now we may have to buy an SH-7 for our studio next year.
Thanks for that. >:(
Mini
Thanks Mini, next up is the SH-101. The SH-7 is definitely a lot of fun, hard to find though, not too many around.
by Steve Jones
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Few questions for the pros. (Oberheim OB-8)
Replies: 9
Views: 2868

Re: Few questions for the pros. (Oberheim OB-8)

If they have been boxed and unused for a long time you may well find severe damage inside the DMX and the DSX from leaking NiCd batteries. If you want top dollar prices for those items you should get them checked out so that you can provide some kind of condition report for potential buyers.
by Steve Jones
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland System 100, Yamaha CS 30 and Teisco 110f by arp
Replies: 13
Views: 6214

Re: Roland System 100, Yamaha CS 30 and Teisco 110f by arp

I think that the CS-30 would be the most rewarding synth from that list. It's extremely powerful for a mono-synth as far as routing and modulation. It's also a handful to learn the control layout.
by Steve Jones
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland SH-7 technical article
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

Roland SH-7 technical article

Please take this down mods if it's not appropriate, I wanted to mention that I have just put up a technical walk through of the Roland SH-7 duophonic synth on my blog with some nice photos of the insides. It's one of my favourite synths and it gets less love than the SH-5 which I think is a bit unfa...
by Steve Jones
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet 5 - Firmware Checksums?
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: Prophet 5 - Firmware Checksums?

Do you want me to email you the BIN files?
by Steve Jones
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do different oscillators have their "own" sound ?
Replies: 44
Views: 6506

Re: Do different oscillators have their "own" sound ?

Some VCO's do indeed have a sound, I hear that every day at my workshop. I wonder if an un-mentioned factor that might possibly effect the sound of different VCO's is slew rate? It's one thing to look at scope traces showing waveforms comparing different VCO's running at a set frequency but what hap...
by Steve Jones
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Can one clean a Space Echo with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol?
Replies: 4
Views: 1677

Re: Can one clean a Space Echo with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Most electronics stores sell pure iso. Good for heads and guides, not good for rubber pinch rollers and be especially careful if you use it on a capstan, make sure that the swab is barely wet because if the alcohol runs down the capstan shaft it can potentially wash the lubricant from the bearings.
by Steve Jones
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dust Covers for Synths and Drum Machines | Stardust
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

Re: Dust Covers for Synths and Drum Machines | Stardust

Very nice work. That kind of quality is pretty rare these days, I think that they will be worth the price. I wish the Australian dollar wasn't sitting at .47 pence right now though.
by Steve Jones
Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 rev 2 expectations
Replies: 24
Views: 17032

Re: Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 rev 2 expectations

just contributed this to a thread on another forum and thought it might be helpful to cross-post here in case anyone searched for info on rev2 machines in the future: when we restore our vintage analog instruments, we basically try to get them to behave/tune as close to new digital instruments as p...
by Steve Jones
Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Reface
Replies: 407
Views: 61661

Re: Yamaha Reface

About the same price as a Waldorf Blofeld desktop... They better be pretty special.