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by Mattew96
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Cheapest SuperNATURAL-style synthesizers
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: Cheapest SuperNATURAL-style synthesizers

I bought a used Yamaha MX49 for $475 CAD. It's very impressive! I need to edit the stock sounds a little, but the bare bones are quite awesome, especially for the price. What I am missing most is the instrument emulation, like mono/poly depending on whether two notes are played simultaneously or leg...
by Mattew96
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Cheapest SuperNATURAL-style synthesizers
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: Cheapest SuperNATURAL-style synthesizers

Thank you for your response! I could be mistaken, but as I understand it both of those use what I deem to be rather poor PCM samples. If I'm not mistaken, the Juno and FA sounds are based on the XV soundset? Or more on the nose, would be equivalent to what I already hear from the PCM section of my I...
by Mattew96
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Cheapest SuperNATURAL-style synthesizers
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: Cheapest SuperNATURAL-style synthesizers

Looking at the Korg Kross 2. Anyone have any experience with the orchestral sounds from this synth? it seems to be a great way to keep a similar, familiar package size to the Korg X5D's I'm looking to replace, but with updated sounds and features. I'm struggling to find orchestral examples though.
by Mattew96
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Cheapest SuperNATURAL-style synthesizers
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Cheapest SuperNATURAL-style synthesizers

Hi forum! Bit of a change of pace for me around here. I am helping my old high school acquire the correct equipment they need for their musical theatre program. Basically it's a fairly large program, and the pit band uses a full set of band instruments except for string instruments. The string instr...
by Mattew96
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha PF-10/15. Untapped potential
Replies: 0
Views: 2457

Yamaha PF-10/15. Untapped potential

Hello forum! I'm back! For now... lol I bought myself an old Yamaha PF-10 from my old highschool. Overpaid for it, but the money gets reinvested so I feel okay with it. Before you start wondering why I'm going to chat about an electronic piano on a synth forum (Gasp! Blasphemy!) I have what seems to...
by Mattew96
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My first significant mod: KingKorg internal PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 9319

Re: My first significant mod: KingKorg internal PSU

Hi everyone! I am going to be doing another internal PSU install in the next week, but since the old PSU is now a non-stock part I am going to have to custom design a new mount for the new PSU I have chosen. If anyone wants me to take any more detailed pictures, explain anything else in detail, or r...
by Mattew96
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods
Replies: 12
Views: 9530

Re: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods

Mattew96, just wanted to say thanks for this great idea and all the detailed pics and instructions. I just finished bringing one of these back to life, and this mod is my next project, really excited. Amazing work -- huge thanks! That's fantastic, I'm so happy to hear my work will be going to use! ...
by Mattew96
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Classitronic website
Replies: 0
Views: 723

Classitronic website

Hi everyone, Not sure if this is the right board or if it should be in "off topic", but I was wondering if anyone knew what happened to http://classitronic.net . It was one of my favourite websites and a few months ago its domain expired and it seems to be no more, and none of the tracks that were s...
by Mattew96
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods
Replies: 12
Views: 9530

Re: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods

Here's a picture of how I modified the Brass switch. The wire shorting the pins is actually the leg off of one of the capacitors I had just put into the board (On the left you can see where I previously had tried the sound doctorin style mod): https://s27.postimg.org/ss8vmy6sz/20170822_010012.jpg No...
by Mattew96
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods
Replies: 12
Views: 9530

Re: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods

Okay, I'm ready to post about this mod finally. https://s27.postimg.org/eyxujr1f7/IMG_20170816_202751.jpg It's actually very simple, and requires some parts that are fairly common. At a bare minimum, you'll need three parts: A high impedance input Op Amp (I used TL062CP) A low leakage MOSFET (prefer...
by Mattew96
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods
Replies: 12
Views: 9530

Re: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods

As far as I'm aware Sound Doctorin just did a switch modification which gives you either crescendo control or sustain control, but not both. Mine would give you control over both! :) I'm trying to put together a good detailed post which is why there's a bit of a delay. More soon!
by Mattew96
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods
Replies: 12
Views: 9530

Re: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods

It totally works! I'll be posting some details including pictures and schematics of the mod tonight!
by Mattew96
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My first significant mod: KingKorg internal PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 9319

Re: My first significant mod: KingKorg internal PSU

Are you planning on running the lights inside the synth? Because the only place I expect you'd see them is under the keys. Otherwise you'd need a way to breach the case My mod uses a SMPS and I mounted it far away from the audio path with no shield an no problems. I think you will find the same. Goo...
by Mattew96
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods
Replies: 12
Views: 9530

Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods

Hello forum! I've had the pleasure of working on a Performer for the last few weeks. I'm getting fairly familiar with its operations and wanted to share the one mod I am doing to it as well as the untapped potential this synth has. First, some background: I got the synth with a very crackly power su...
by Mattew96
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kingkorg - the first bad tube ever?
Replies: 1
Views: 964

Re: Kingkorg - the first bad tube ever?

For the record, my workplace lent me some SOVTEK 12AX7s to test it, and indeed it was a bad tube. Almost definitely the filament. I will see whether my service department can sell me a tube for a good price.