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by onslow
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 20151

Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

1992 I had:

Korg 01/W FD
Roland S-550 Sampler
Waldorf Microwave
Sequential Circuits Six Trak
Sequential Circuits Prophet 600

Sequenced with a PC running Master Tracks Pro.
by onslow
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths with Easter Eggs
Replies: 40
Views: 4401

Re: Synths with Easter Eggs

Heard this from a friend the other day: Allegedly Chet Wood, a programmer at Sequential Circuits ASCII-encoded mantras (Om Mani Padme Hum) into the Prophet 5 operating system. The original code was written so that it would include a mantra,so each time the Prophet CPU cycles, that Buddhist programme...
by onslow
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: edp wasp
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: edp wasp

The Wasp works normal through your guitar amp? How about the Wasp's built in speaker? Are you running it off batteries or mains?
by onslow
Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: edp wasp...dead key
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: edp wasp...dead key

Wasps are very fixable. Most likely a broken solder trace to the key if all the other keys are working.
by onslow
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A book on modulars
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: A book on modulars

Allen Strange Electronic Music Technique, Systems, and Controls

Pricey to buy, but available from most decent libraries. Make sure it's the 2nd edition.
by onslow
Sat May 08, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EDP Wasp filter repair?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: EDP Wasp filter repair?

People actually listen to my noodles -oh dear! :shock: I thought the LM3900N might also be faulty so I ordered one of those too. The service manual I have doesn't have a pcb layout, only (poor) schematics. I can take a photo of IC32 for you. There are some good pictures of the PCB here: WASP This on...
by onslow
Fri May 07, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EDP Wasp filter repair?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: EDP Wasp filter repair?

I replaced the pot again with the correct type and the filter is still dead. I was able to obtain a service manual. Now I think the problem is CA3080 op-amp related. Parts have been ordered.
by onslow
Wed May 05, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cameo - Word Up (drums)?
Replies: 12
Views: 7971

Re: Cameo - Word Up (drums)?

"Inspired by the edgy synthesizer arrangements being pushed forward by the new wave groups of the time, he moved the band in an electronic funk" direction. It utilized heavily sequenced drum machines (e.g. Simmons), bass and occasional horn arrangements. He put his trademark "Ooow!" into the forefro...
by onslow
Tue May 04, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Cameo - Word Up (drums)?
Replies: 12
Views: 7971

Re: Cameo - Word Up (drums)?

I think they used a Simmons electronic drum kit.
by onslow
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EDP Wasp filter repair?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: EDP Wasp filter repair?

No - I haven't had a chance to get a replacement pot yet.
by onslow
Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EDP Wasp filter repair?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: EDP Wasp filter repair?

I'll look into the pot. The original is marked "1 MEG LIN. A" The replacement has no info on the pot it's self, and I tossed the packaging. I'm pretty sure it was a linear, but I might have grabbed the wrong one.

Thanks for the help!
by onslow
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Ems VCS3 vs. Ems Synthi A/AKS
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: Ems VCS3 vs. Ems Synthi A/AKS

The internals are exactly the same on the A/AKS and the VCS3. It's down to what style of case you prefer. As said the AKS has the keyboard/sequencer. I love mine and find the KS very useful. Since it's modular you can use the KS to control any thing you want. not just the OSC pitch.
by onslow
Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EDP Wasp filter repair?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: EDP Wasp filter repair?

Thank you. Any help is appreciated! Mine has no mods and I'm happy to share any info on the PCB with you.
by onslow
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EDP Wasp filter repair?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

EDP Wasp filter repair?

Hello, I recently bought an EDP Wasp. All was working fine when I bought it, but now I'm having troubles with the filter freq knob. I sprayed some contact cleaner into the pot and that seemed to be a temporary fix. The pot seems damaged beyond just cleaning it. The pot is labeled 1 MEG so I bought a...