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by blueknob
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SGI on bus
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: SGI on bus

Thanks Mr Y, that makes sense. My brain is programmed, when I see xGI I think in terms of computer graphics card. Although this time I went for "Interface" and that was the puzzle... Graphics Interface?? I suppose now, do I want to hunt down a SGI computer! I have the Mac IIfx OS7/SCSI/Alchemy optio...
by blueknob
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SGI on bus
Replies: 3
Views: 884

SGI on bus

"SGI on bus" is a setting on my E4K 3.0b - I can't find any reference in the E4K manual or the E4 eos4.7 manual as to what that is. Anyone got any ideas? I know it refers to some device that can be attached to the scsi bus like the Mac on scsi addr 7. It's not critcal, just a geeky need to know ever...
by blueknob
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing a floppy in an EPS rackmount
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Replacing a floppy in an EPS rackmount

VSE member rasputin seems to have the knowledge on this kind of thing. I put a Gotek in a EPS16+ using the r-massive website, a few tweaks and it's something I should have done years ago. I have a feeling, use Omniflop to make an "image" and the Gotek can read those files. But I think there's a numb...
by blueknob
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Service Manuals and Schematics!
Replies: 112
Views: 205618

Re: Service Manuals and Schematics!

I studied the circuit, got to the K-Chip emu use for keyboard scanning, worked out exactly which bus line (pair - make and break) - took close look for that specific connector and noticed it was slightly skewed (not in 100% on one end) - pushed it in 1mm. So far all working now :) result.
by blueknob
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Service Manuals and Schematics!
Replies: 112
Views: 205618

Re: Service Manuals and Schematics!

Thanks Mr Y - that's very good of you and sooo fast! :drinks:

Had a quick look.. hmm.. once big chip does it all, more.. hmm.. :geek: at least I now know where to look.

thanks again
by blueknob
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Service Manuals and Schematics!
Replies: 112
Views: 205618

Emu E4K

Anyone know if there is a schematic for the Emu E4K. Mine has a warm up issue with the keyboard part, 8 keys don't work but come into life about 20 mins later and then work perfectly. My guess is a bit/line on the keybed contact scanner chip is failing. It would help to know if it's a replaceable ch...
by blueknob
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Eddie Van Halen is Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 2134

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: 1890

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: 2482

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: 9734

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: 9734

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: 9734

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: 2482

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: 5838

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: 3110

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...