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by rschnier
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....
Replies: 24
Views: 4963

Re: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....

In my fantasy, I Connect my midi keyboard to my PC, load a program, select ORGAN, and organ notes come out of my PC speakers! So going back to your original post -- you would do exactly what's in your fantasy! You'd run Organteq, select a config option in the program to link it up with your MIDI ke...
by rschnier
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....
Replies: 24
Views: 4963

Re: I must be too stupid for MIDI.....

The Modarrt plugins do not need a DAW! There's a simple recorder built in. Makes an audio file that you can edit later, with Audacity. Easiest way for you to get started. ...and it's worth mentioning that the Modarrt software isn't necessarily even a "plugin." Both Organteq and Pianoteq run quite e...
by rschnier
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Sequential Prophet-5 Rev. 4
Replies: 12
Views: 5404

Re: New Sequential Prophet-5 Rev. 4

I've had the rev4 Prophet 10 for a few weeks and love it. I've already had it apart to analyze the circuitry so I can modify it to allow each of the 10 voices to be panned within a L-R stereo field, similar to what the OB-8 offers. Yes, I'm aware of the warranty. The new circuit for panning/mixing/V...
by rschnier
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: E-Mu SP12 flea market find!
Replies: 14
Views: 3785

Re: E-Mu SP12 flea market find!

Just came across this thread -- congratulations! I've had my SP-12 since purchasing it new in 1987 and will never part with it. In case you haven't already figured out, you do almost certainly have the Turbo model. Or at least, you have the RAM chips for it -- whether it actually runs in Turbo mode ...
by rschnier
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kiwi 3P for my JX3P
Replies: 6
Views: 5079

Re: Kiwi 3P for my JX3P

micahjonhughes wrote:I think production of the upgrade is ending soon. So order quickly. However, I don't see that stated on the webpage any longer.
Webpage now says at the end of 2018.
by rschnier
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Magnetic Fields bass
Replies: 44
Views: 11556

Re: The Magnetic Fields bass

madtheory wrote:Why am I only seeing pure black in each of the images?
Same here, even clicking on the images results in an expanded window containing just black. Hm.
by rschnier
Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Polysix KLM-376 power supply problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2765

Re: Polysix KLM-376 power supply problem

garranimal wrote:To check, unplug synth, set your DVM to continuity test and probe the tabs and rail. There should be NO beep, resistance reading should be zero.
I presume you meant to say infinite (i.e. no continuity), not zero. :geek:
by rschnier
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: DX7 Japan To Ireland Power Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 4167

Re: DX7 Japan To Ireland Power Conversion

Hello, This synth is designed for 100 volts AC (as indicated on the spec plate in your photo). The converter you linked to in the first posting steps down to 110-120 volts, which is at least 10% and as much as 20% over what the synth is spec'd for. That extra 10-20% can make a difference! If you can...
by rschnier
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Were analog computers the real ancestors of synthesizers?
Replies: 26
Views: 7681

Re: Were analog computers the real ancestors of synthesizers

I think the comparison is apt. Back when I was a teenager in high school, my physics teacher had one of these units, the Heathkit unit pictured second in the list. We used it to simulate the path of a cannonball fired through the air, displayed on an oscilloscope (some analog computers even included...
by rschnier
Tue May 12, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just how far have synths come in the last 20 years?
Replies: 33
Views: 6449

Re: Just how far have synths come in the last 20 years?

For me, the only criterion as to whether a synth is "old" and I would perhaps feel "weird" playing it, is that it's become unreliable/unstable and critical parts are no longer available to keep it in proper working order. Otherwise, every synth is a particular moment in time, captured in physical ha...
by rschnier
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Oberheim matrix 6R questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: Oberheim matrix 6R questions

It has no fan and is silent during operation. Mine doesn't seem to produce much heat; it has ventilation slots on the top/sides of its rack case. I've had it mounted in between two other rack modules and didn't have any problems, but it's never a bad idea to leave one rack space between your units f...
by rschnier
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs
Replies: 74
Views: 176586

Re: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs

All good points. Cheers!
by rschnier
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs
Replies: 74
Views: 176586

Re: Synth Defects - Ticking Time Bombs

would it be safe to place some type of foil or plastic cover underneath the battery just in case it went.. Often it's not just leakage onto the circuit board that causes damage; these batteries also tend to emit a corrosive vapor at the same time they leak, damaging board traces and other component...
by rschnier
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Best synth basslines of all time?
Replies: 164
Views: 111963

Re: Best synth basslines of all time?

I'd never heard of Gesaffelstein before today, but I'm glad I did. Great, great music! Yeah that was a nice addition. I'm not normally a big fan of videos either but that one was really interesting. I liked the shot where they start out with the closeup of the model and then just keep zooming back,...