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by spock
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Should I stay or should I go?! :-)
Replies: 11
Views: 3159

Re: Should I stay or should I go?! :-)

I mostly agree with Pro, although I'd just keep the AX60 (as you say it is "something I've always wanted") and the DSS-1 (as it has cool analogue filters and you say "I'm one of the very few that truly appreciates and understands this beast" (maybe keep both units for spare parts if you can justify ...
by spock
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?
Replies: 12
Views: 3291

Re: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?

At 27'26" he gets up from it to press buttons on a Yamaha QX1 sequencer atop the rack ready for the final song "Kyrie". But I can't see clearly enough what's in the rack: looks like some 8-channel mixer, seen briefly at 0'26"+1'58"+6'07"+19'29", then again at 28'34" during his atmospheric Emulator s...
by spock
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?
Replies: 12
Views: 3291

Re: Which keyboard is this in Mr Mister 1985 setup?

Hmmm, the top looks wooden in the first picture so my first thought was Korg Lambda but no, it's just stage lights reflecting. Kurzweil Midiboard was my second thought, but no, it's a Roland MKB-300 MIDI master keyboard, a lovely looking instrument (but shame it is velocity sensitive only, no aftert...
by spock
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Looking for 1967-69 record of out of tune Moog
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: Looking for 1967-69 record of out of tune Moog

If you browse using Firefox, it may still be in your History (depending on your settings). Press CTRL+H, then select "Older than six months", and put youtube in the Search box. Other browsers may offer similar tools.
by spock
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio FZ-1 Power Cord
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: FZ-1 Power Cord

The manual is here: http://manuals.fdiskc.com/flat/Casio%20FZ-1%20Owners%20Manual.pdf Page 8 shows the Rear Panel having what looks like a standard IEC C14 socket under the power switch. Page 135 at the end says AC 100V / 120V / 220V / 240V, 39W. So just select the right voltage for your country (or...
by spock
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moroder synth ID
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Moroder synth ID

Roland SH-5
by spock
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Who can recognise these rack units in this picture?
Replies: 10
Views: 3095

Re: Who can recognise these rack units in this picture?

And yes spock, the drummer in Genesis ;). I wonder what happened to him? He's still at it - here he is playing my friend's organ (well, same model anyway! 8-) ) https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/phil-collins-promises-hes-not-dead-yet-with-new-memoir-20160615 That's an Oberheim DMX in the back...
by spock
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Who can recognise these rack units in this picture?
Replies: 10
Views: 3095

Re: Who can recognise these rack units in this picture?

These clearer photos with the same Slazenger tanktop on :) don't give any more clues unfortunately. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/phil-collins-working-in-his-home-recording-studio-surrey-uk-news-photo/544381062#phil-collins-working-in-his-home-recording-studio-surrey-uk-1984-picture...
by spock
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Who can recognise these rack units in this picture?
Replies: 10
Views: 3095

Re: Who can recognise these rack units in this picture?

Yes, they could be SPX90's (1985), as the UP+DOWN buttons look right but I'm not sure about the LED positioning - even zooming in it's too hard to see properly: https://en.audiofanzine.com/multi-effects-processor/yamaha/SPX90/medias/pictures/a.play,m.1717730.html Good call on the Lexicon PCM41 (and ...
by spock
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sony DPS-M7 & DPS-F7, and other double-personality devices
Replies: 21
Views: 7184

Re: Sony DPS-M7 & DPS-F7, and other double-personality devic

SerialSinger wrote:Here is the full tutorial for my DPS-M7F modding!


Wow, Claudio - what an awesome writeup! :D 8-) :geek: :ugeek:
That is better documentation than many manufacturers manage... :roll: :oops:
by spock
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sony DPS-M7 & DPS-F7, and other double-personality devices
Replies: 21
Views: 7184

Re: Sony DPS-M7 & DPS-F7, and other double-personality devic

Status update: I'm finishing to write the document explaining the modification for the dual unit, including some useful pictures; I think I will release it on next weekend or immediately after. Thanks for the extended info - this thread is rapidly becoming a treasure trove of new knowledge! I've ne...
by spock
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sony DPS-M7 & DPS-F7, and other double-personality devices
Replies: 21
Views: 7184

Re: Sony DPS-M7 & DPS-F7, and other double-personality devic

Slightly OT: If anyone here has the rare RM-DPS7 remote control for these Sony FX, feel free to post pics for us to drool over :)
by spock
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sony DPS-M7 & DPS-F7, and other double-personality devices
Replies: 21
Views: 7184

Re: Sony DPS-M7 & DPS-F7, and other double-personality devic

Very cool indeed! I have an R7 and F7; I've often been tempted by the M7's chorus effects, so am awaiting your further posts (the longer the better :geek:) with baited breath... :D Bear in mind that the front panel of R7=D7 and F7=M7 in terms of the third knob being either "Effect" level pot or "Met...
by spock
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any one know about Ensoniq ESQ-1 cartridges?
Replies: 13
Views: 6876

Re: Any one know about Ensoniq ESQ-1 cartridges?

How do I get a filter sweep? Like so I play a single note and it sweeps automatically? I know that I can manually use the fader or buttons to change the value of the filter, but I want it to do it on its own. On my SQ80 (which I think is mostly the same as the ESQ-1, judging from pics), you just pr...
by spock
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths
Replies: 33
Views: 6144

Re: Modal (Modulus) Goes Insane at Messe: three new synths

My friend has an 002 and I can vouch for it certainly having "the sound". It's also beautifully designed and constructed. Well worth the money, and a 2-voice is an ideal route to that sound, cheaper and more compact, making a nice alternative to a TVS-1 atop your Mellotron 8-) We are truly blessed l...