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by blueknob
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Eddie Van Halen is Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Eddie Van Halen is Dead

..snip... How do you go on stage night after night with someone you don't even want to be standing next to. It's business not a love affair. How many people at work really get on your nerves, insulting, creepy BUT you still have to give them air time. A big (£$£) band will have contractual obligati...
by blueknob
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Noise and Other Glitches
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Re: Ensoniq EPS Noise and Other Glitches

Yeh I think everyone who see that PSU pik will say, rebuilt it. Clean off all goop, replace the canned caps. I've found tants die, usually with smoke and a bang. I don't think the PSU had any but check. One thing I have noticed with ensoniq, they used good quality PCB/components. That mainboard PCB ...
by blueknob
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

Re: Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK

Looking at serials is a bit silly because... they are easy to change/fake on this synth, it will be offered to a buyer at an attractive price who may well know it's a bit dodgy, but doesn't care coz they have it. :lol: Yes in the first instance serials may help shops/police should the item turn up t...
by blueknob
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Gotek and FlashFloppy E34 error
Replies: 11
Views: 8039

Re: Gotek and FlashFloppy E34 error

Thanks Mr R that works perfectly on my 32bit XP, makes the GOTEK solution simply the best. It's so easy to transfer my ede now to the sampler via this GOTEK device and also to have a library listing of disk contents.

:thumbsup:
by blueknob
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Gotek and FlashFloppy E34 error
Replies: 11
Views: 8039

Re: Gotek and FlashFloppy E34 error

Thanks Mr R, that got me sorted. It all seems a little bewildering now though, so I put my *.ede files thru EDE2IMG to get *.img (800k) omniflop image, which is ok. And then I have to rename the file to DSKA0000.img - I then loose track of what files that image contains say: OS1.3, piano-a, bass-b H...
by blueknob
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Gotek and FlashFloppy E34 error
Replies: 11
Views: 8039

Re: Gotek and FlashFloppy E34 error

:roll: I got a GOTEK for my EPS16+. Was told it had been flashed for Amiga. Anyway I followed the instructions, did the FlashFloppy and DfuSe, dfu upload, all that seemed to work ok. Removed the 2 links, put a jumper on S0 connected up into EPS16+ power up. First got the F-F message and then E34. Ok...
by blueknob
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

Re: Stolen VCS3 and DK2 Keyboard--UK

We need more info really to be of any use. Photos maybe showing unique detail etc. Basically who is going to check serial numbers. Jimmy Lea had a special strat stolen a few months ago, we asked, any photos, any special custom additions? Only one side on photo, not much chance of recovery then. I ge...
by blueknob
Thu May 28, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 20
Views: 3895

Re: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help

Yes Mr RB is available, I asked him! Gimme your details and I'll pass them on.
by blueknob
Mon May 25, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland synths price point back in the day
Replies: 5
Views: 2653

Re: Roland synths price point back in the day

In around the mid 1980s the SH101 was £199 - the Casio CZ101 and Yamaha DX100 were £350, the Yamaha DX7 was £1200, the Ensoinq ESQ1 was about £1400, the Roland Jupiter 8 was £3300 as was the Seq. Prophet 5. Linn Drum was £5500. I think the Korg PolySix was about £700. At the time for most young peop...
by blueknob
Mon May 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help
Replies: 20
Views: 3895

Re: Ensoniq SQ-80 Front Panel Button Problems - Please Help

There is a replacement available from Mr Rainer.de ;)
by blueknob
Sun May 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: E-Mu SP12 flea market find!
Replies: 14
Views: 2538

Re: E-Mu SP12 flea market find!

Nice find, I think everyone is entitled to find something special like this in their lifetime. If we don't hear from you again, to which prison shall we send the "file in a sandwich" :lol:
by blueknob
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SD-1 stuck at test mode (no boot)
Replies: 12
Views: 2175

Re: Ensoniq SD-1 stuck at test mode (no boot)

Is there not some magic button presses that call up an internal diagnostic mode like there is with the EPS16+?
by blueknob
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS-16+ SCSI issue
Replies: 13
Views: 2945

Re: Ensoniq EPS-16+ SCSI issue

Yeh it confused me. My ZIP100Plus came with a special iomega Active Sense scsi lead which doesn't allow chain of scsi devices it was just the sampler to ZIP and nothing else. I bought the sampler and ZIP as a pair and I'm sure it worked with no modifcations. The planets moved and suddenly that combo...
by blueknob
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS-16+ SCSI issue
Replies: 13
Views: 2945

Re: Ensoniq EPS-16+ SCSI issue

I have an EPS16+ rack that came with a ZIP100+ and I'm sure it worked without any mods. Then Pluto was declared not to be a gas cloud after all and then ZIP100 no longer seemed to work. I added the diode to the 5V pin 25 and it all seemed to work again!? Just a few pointers, do measure the voltage o...
by blueknob
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4478

Re: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?

It sounds like you guys are on the case. Just my 2p from my use of floppy with EPS16+. To save my sanity I had to check each floppy for bad sectors on a computer before I did anything Ensoniq. A time consuming pain but I found bad sectors wouldn't get picked up as a fault so when the EPS16+ came to ...