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by Virgule
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Peavey DPM V2 no sound
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Peavey DPM V2 no sound

Peavey are definately helpful and provided me the schematics for the V2, just as they did for the V3 a few years ago.

I reset the machine and the 'DSP powerup' error is gone. There could be a hidden diag routine for the modules but I never heard of it .
by Virgule
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Peavey DPM V2 no sound
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Peavey DPM V2 no sound

Thank you blueknob.... I have read your posts here regarding DPM repair and also a page detailing a DPM3 overhaul. I was wondering if that was you... http://crasno.ca/articles/PeaveyDPM3SE.htm The V2/V3 modules don't have a disk drive or built-in diagnostics mode and now I got a 'DSP Power-up failur...
by Virgule
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Peavey DPM V2 no sound
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Peavey DPM V2 no sound

Hello VSExlporers, The unit powers on fine but even with a battery change and reset, there is no sound. I brought it to a repair shop but they could not answer why. Every voltage checks out but there are no readings at audio switcher IC while playing the internal demo. Should I try to replace it or ...
by Virgule
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Calling on all Yamaha SY-1 Owners...can't get certain sound.
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: Calling on all Yamaha SY-1 Owners...can't get certain sound.

That's a great sounding solo... If you compare the controls for both, you can notice the SY2 has sliders for Highpass Fillter Frequency and Resonance. It must be what differentiates the tone between the two. I played a SY-2 for a few years but that's all I know. It was released in 1974 edit: I'm pre...
by Virgule
Fri May 24, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The 4-op Yamaha DX synths
Replies: 6
Views: 2275

Re: The 4-op Yamaha DX synths

It becomes even more confusing when certain FM engines overlap or are compatible with others.

I used to edit a TX81z using a Yamaha DX21. Every function was alike other than the few differences between them (Pitch envelope Generator on the DX, waveform variants on the TX, etc)
by Virgule
Thu May 23, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The 4-op Yamaha DX synths
Replies: 6
Views: 2275

Re: The 4-op Yamaha DX synths

Hi Tiger Jackson, The DX100 can work but you would be better served with a multitimbral and multi waveforms engine like the Yamaha TX81z and family (DX11, V50, YS100/200, TQ5). Which is what the Genesis FM part is most closely related to. edit: If you want the earlier arcade FM sound, the Yamaha FB-...
by Virgule
Thu May 16, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?
Replies: 11
Views: 2778

Re: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?

Hi and thanks for your suggestions, coldwar. I did consider a really small notebook for that... Yes, PSS-Edit opened up this synth beyond what the front panel offers. I also like its flavor better than the Fb01, Tx81z, despite the limitations. 5 user slots are just not enough for a multitimbral mach...
by Virgule
Tue May 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?
Replies: 11
Views: 2778

Re: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?

Thanks for taking time to answer, Rasputin. It doesn't look to have any socketed ICs and everything is done on the main sound chip/cpu, I think. I have the service manual but no technical knowledge. The saved patches stay in storage as long as the power adapter is plugged in (whether unit is on or o...
by Virgule
Tue May 14, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?
Replies: 11
Views: 2778

Re: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?

Replacing the Rom sounds would indeed make more sense.

Are the 100 preset patches written in from sysex files?
by Virgule
Sun May 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?
Replies: 11
Views: 2778

Re: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?

I wasn't quite sure where and how to ask about this.

Increasing the number of save slots is more what I had in mind than replacing the onboard sounds.
by Virgule
Sat May 11, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?
Replies: 11
Views: 2778

Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?

Hello Explorers,

Does anyone know if a firmware revision or update was ever released for these Yamaha keyboards? I'm wondering if there's a way to permanently replace the rom presets with custom ones.
by Virgule
Mon May 06, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks
Replies: 860
Views: 282243

Re: The great thread of electronic/synthesizer soundtracks

Hi Micke,
It's Walter Carlos' Timesteps
by Virgule
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: I made a rainstorm/set of patches for the TX81z
Replies: 9
Views: 4724

Re: I made a rainstorm/set of patches for the TX81z

That's just excellent work.... I'm amazed at the realism of everything combined. Especially the pitter patter of water droplets. =D> The most fun I had with a Yamaha DX21 was also programming rain and thunder sounds after hearing it in a video game..,,I would split the keyboard to play both and just...
by Virgule
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth is this? Maybe a Virus?
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Re: Which synth is this? Maybe a Virus?

I misread the post at first but the top keyboard you see is a Roland A-50, 76-note midi controller.