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by Jaytee
Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio FZ-1 display replacement part
Replies: 4
Views: 1980

Re: Casio FZ-1 display

This doesn't solve your problem at all, but I'm on the hunt for a non-functioning Casio FZ unit for parts. If you decide to sell, shoot me a PM first plz.
by Jaytee
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio FZ-10M fails to start/freezes—only screen & LEDs light
Replies: 25
Views: 3266

Re: Casio FZ-10M fails to start/freezes—only screen & LEDs l

This is a long shot, but on the off-chance you've given on on this guy, I am actually looking for a busted FZ unit. PM me if you want to talk, maybe I have something you want...

And if you're not interested, how about an update on your progress? I love a good repair story.
by Jaytee
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: sh 101 over juno 60 bass would you.
Replies: 44
Views: 10047

Re: sh 101 over juno 60 bass would you.

101 and MB can sound very similar without much work, its not a silly comparison at all. Well, pretty much any two subtractive analog synths can get some reasonably similar tones. But IMHO, the Brutes and the SH-101 are a lot more different than they are similar within that range of analog subtracti...
by Jaytee
Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What do I get?
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: What do I get?

Ableton Suite covers all your bread-and-butter sounds quite well. Given that, I would try to go for the two things that I think really separate hardware from software: character and interface. Get something that sounds really idiosyncratic, and make sure it has a butt-ton of knobs to fiddle with.
by Jaytee
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: sh 101 over juno 60 bass would you.
Replies: 44
Views: 10047

Re: sh 101 over juno 60 bass would you.

I have the MS-20 mini at our studio, great fun factor, but the envelope response alone makes it not ideal for bass sounds, IMO. Seriously? On mine, I have to move the attack knob almost up to 1 just to get an audibly non-instant attack at all. ditto, and wtf @ ms-20 'not ideal at bass sounds'. ...b...
by Jaytee
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: is Juno 106 my best choice here?
Replies: 8
Views: 2637

Re: is Juno 106 my best choice here?

I don't know why people are steering you away from the Juno toward stuff that you explicitly said you didn't want. The JP8k is a digital synth (and notorious for having failing sliders) and the JX-8P has no knobs at all, everything is "pick a parameter, move the data slider, pick the next parameter,...
by Jaytee
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Best entry level synth?
Replies: 9
Views: 3178

Re: Best entry level synth?

bendking wrote:what's the best synth
This is not an answerable question at any price range.
by Jaytee
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: My favourite synth goes soft- Virtual CZ
Replies: 37
Views: 19313

Re: My favourite synth goes soft- Virtual CZ

Operation Memories? I'm not familiar with that term.
by Jaytee
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New SID Synth: TherapSid
Replies: 13
Views: 3915

Re: New SID Synth: TherapSid

I have a sammichSID and as far as the synth engine built around the SID chip is concerned, it kicks the c**p out of this guy. All the same, I find myself really drawn to this product. All those knobs, everything connected up via MIDI as well; even if it's not as powerful as the sammichSID, it has a ...
by Jaytee
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New SID Synth: TherapSid
Replies: 13
Views: 3915

Re: New SID Synth: TherapSid

I love harvesting SIDs myself! I've already done it twice. :) Seeing this on a site dedicated to vintage gear makes me sad. Three things: First, the C64 sold about a gazillion units. Supply is very high and demand is very low. Nobody's dismantling some rare, treasured piece of gear here. This is a ...
by Jaytee
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....
Replies: 53
Views: 6384

Re: Reminder: it is still about the player not the gear ....

Currently the worst thread on VSE.
by Jaytee
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CZ-101 DAC offset voltage calibration
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: CZ-101 DAC offset voltage calibration

I'll keep looking, but I haven't yet been able to find this repair detailed for a 101.
by Jaytee
Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: CZ-101 DAC offset voltage calibration
Replies: 3
Views: 617

CZ-101 DAC offset voltage calibration

I have heard this repair mentioned several times around the net as the way to fix the nasty distortion that happens when playing more than a couple voices simultaneously on CZ synths. My CZ-101 suffers from this issue and I've been wanting to fix it for about a year or two, and just recently got ser...
by Jaytee
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bass Guitar / Synth Hybrid
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Bass Guitar / Synth Hybrid

I'm loving the audacity of OP. I say go for it. Practical concerns may be practical...but I'm thinking that this project is about ridiculous awesomeness. Consider Option A: guy with bass guitar standing next to a small synth on a rack. Result: Robust instrument setup that's easy to play, but so bor...
by Jaytee
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bass Guitar / Synth Hybrid
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Bass Guitar / Synth Hybrid

Sounds cool..... If you're a luthier with some time and money to sink into the project. Otherwise, spare your poor instruments from the graveyard of half-finished mods of h**l.