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by Rayek
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Transformers and Mains... JP-US...
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Transformers and Mains... JP-US...

I think I'll come back when I have the synth in-hand in a couple months. I could just buy a step-down converter and measure what's coming into the power supply board from the transformer to see exactly what I need.

Thanks for the help so far, folks!
by Rayek
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Transformers and Mains... JP-US...
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Transformers and Mains... JP-US...

Great, thanks. I've brought several synths back to life and fixed a few for friends, but these were generally button replacements, dead parts swaps, recaps from kits, that kind of thing. I'm terrified of mains, which is why I haven't touched anything dealing with it, but I've heard that's the best m...
by Rayek
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Transformers and Mains... JP-US...
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Transformers and Mains... JP-US...

Just curious if it is preferable to physically convert imported synths to handle 120v 60hz by replacing the transformer, how one would go about finding one that works best, and if it really matters which one you decide to get, so long as the input voltage is 120v 60hz and the output is the same as t...
by Rayek
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: 606 problems!
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: 606 problems!

Looks like a dead/misfiring CPU to me. I'm not sure what else it would be... I'd caution against swapping it, what caused yours to fail might cause a new one to fail as well. Unfortunately, I have one extra but it is also dead (a swap to the quicksilver 606 CPU and recapping the power supply fixed m...
by Rayek
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: EX-8000 parts
Replies: 14
Views: 7011

Re: EX-8000 parts

After having a lot of problems with my DW-8000, I switched to the EX. Sad to hear these are riddled with similar problems, but at the very least they don't take up a huge amount of space with a clacky keyboard. Switch repair is very annoying, if you find the actual part number, I'd be happy to know ...
by Rayek
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth
Replies: 23
Views: 3476

Re: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth

I'd probably agree with you about the JD/DW comparison. I'm not looking to get rid of anything, especially since most of the 'signature sounds' I used for the first album were pretty DW-centric. the JD is most definitely the next synth on my list to buy, I am a huge fan of complex pads, which the JD...
by Rayek
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth
Replies: 23
Views: 3476

Re: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth

There isn't a waveform for that... Although the patch set I loaded it with had three really good choir patches that I used to death for my first tape, but I wasn't really able to get much variation from them. My "knob-twiddlings" all seemed to either sound the same or end up not sounding like voices...
by Rayek
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth
Replies: 23
Views: 3476

Re: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth

Wow, Z, thanks for everything this go-round. I'd be lost... ;) I'll check out the Mobius demo as soon as I get home. pflosi: I have been going to school in Washington the past year and the school I'm at has, among other things, a huge euro modular, an ARP 2600, a Moog Voyager, a Buchla 200e and a hu...
by Rayek
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth
Replies: 23
Views: 3476

Re: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth

It's been a bit, but I haven't abandoned this idea. Seeing as bills have piled up this quarter, a JD seems out of my range, but I happened upon a formant filter/guitar pedal by Electro Harmonix that seems to have enough 'shaping' to turn what I already have into a nasty "Ah" synth. Not interested in...
by Rayek
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth
Replies: 23
Views: 3476

Re: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth

Personally, I do prefer the JD-800 as I use it as a virtual analog synth even though it is not a true VA since it uses PCM waveforms in its oscillators instead of software algorhythms that emulat analog circuits. The other night after repsondin to your thread, I went into my music room and experime...
by Rayek
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth
Replies: 23
Views: 3476

Re: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth

Thanks. I would like to just save up, but, being a student, money comes every 4 months, not every 4 weeks ;) The JD-800, as far as I know, has the same synth engine as the D-50? On vintagesynth (here) it says the sounds are modeled after the D-50 but with multimode filters. Is "sounds" in this conte...
by Rayek
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: jx3p sequencer or juno 60 arppegiator
Replies: 14
Views: 1859

Re: jx3p sequencer or juno 60 arppegiator

I have used a Juno 60 a lot and I ended up buying a Jx3p... You'd find that what most people say about the low-end of the 3p is true, but the 2VCO/voice makes a huge difference. Tuning 2 square waves a 5th step and programming a sequence... It sounds so much bigger than the 60, and it's like there's...
by Rayek
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth
Replies: 23
Views: 3476

Looking for a good 'Voice' FM synth

I've become enamored with the late-80s choral presets present on a lot of albums, and was looking for something similar to add to my own setup. For an example, the oft-ignored Kraftwerk Electric Café displays at least 2... What synth are they using? (1986) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_Xe4JBq6-E ...
by Rayek
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Roland JX8P advise
Replies: 28
Views: 5517

Re: Roland JX8P advise

I was also slightly interested in one of these. Although less frequently, I've seen the JX8P and the PG-800 go for about the same as a Juno 6, maybe less, so which would be better? Of course, with the JX8P I could just buy the thing for 300 and worry about the PG-800 later, if I wanted.
by Rayek
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Hello! And help me decide on something...
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Hello! And help me decide on something...

Hello! This is my first post here, this looks to be an amazing forum, I'm glad to have found it. My dilemma manly comes from my inability to focus on one particular goal. I want to buy my first 'real' synthesizer. Up until I do, the only 'electronic keyboard instruments' I've had are the pretty simp...