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by Synthetech
Mon May 18, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Poly 61 not working after replacing battery help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: Korg Poly 61 not working after replacing battery help!

reload your patches.

I've seen many synths that have lost all their patch memory do really strange things like you have described until you reload it.
by Synthetech
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Ds8 won't save global settings
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Re: Korg Ds8 won't save global settings

Looking at the service manual, it appears to have two RAM chips in it. A 8k and a 2k chip. I bet the 2k chip is where global settings are probably saved, might not be getting battery voltage to it or it's defective. ALso could be a data line to signal write mode to it.. if it doesn't get a Write sig...
by Synthetech
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need a Librarian Program for DX7, and more...
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Need a Librarian Program for DX7, and more...

If you can get a Windows PC the very best to use is DX Manager for most the FM synths. That and there is a very good GUI made with Ctrlr to edit sounds on the TX7 that gives just about every single parameter to tweak in realtime.. great for those fat detuning phases. I have a half patch memory worki...
by Synthetech
Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Oberheim Matrix 6r help please, sending random cc data
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Oberheim Matrix 6r help please, sending random cc data

maybe check to see if a pedal input is assigned to volume control?

try to disable all local pedal controls?


just a guess.. maybe a bad input is causing spurious voltages that the cpu thinks is a pedal attached and being moved.
by Synthetech
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha CS-50 not playing notes
Replies: 18
Views: 8883

Re: Yamaha CS-50 not playing notes

but there is not yet any definition of what "this one appears to need". that's what he's looking for. scoping and such is always the best idea, but surely someone else knows whether the CMOS could be at fault, or it's definitely a duff KAS, or something else? it may take a while to get to the front...
by Synthetech
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha CS-50 not playing notes
Replies: 18
Views: 8883

Re: Yamaha CS-50 not playing notes

You won't know anything until you get a schematic in one hand and a scope probe in the other.. then start checking the outputs and inputs around the chips. There are so many components besides the chips that can cause issues. It's going to cost at least $250 or more for a tech to get in there and st...
by Synthetech
Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Really want this ESQ-1! has issues, looking for guidance
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Really want this ESQ-1! has issues, looking for guidance

I'd kick myself in the a*s if I bought a half functional ESQ-1 for $180+ (I just now saw it on eBay)

You should pass on that one as others have suggested
by Synthetech
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 buttons not responding???
Replies: 11
Views: 1994

Re: Yamaha DX7 buttons not responding???

Are you sure the row of 4 switches above them work? They are the other 4 switches out if the usual group of 8 using the same select line signal as the one you are having problems with. Here's a link to schematics to see: http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/mth192/pages/dx7/manuals/dx7-circuit.pdf I suspect ...
by Synthetech
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Poly 800 Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 5805

Re: The Poly 800 Appreciation Thread

Jabberwalky wrote:I thought the Poly61M was Korg's first Midi synth.

I'm not sure which one was released 1st.

I consider the Poly61M as a MIDI mod/refit.

AFAIK, the Poly 800 was Korg's 1st synth that came with MIDI in it's initial production run.
by Synthetech
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Poly 800 Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 5805

Re: The Poly 800 Appreciation Thread

SeventhStar wrote:
k5k wrote:Think it was the first synth with midi?
That would be the Prophet 600..

but if he had said Korg's first midi'd synth, he'd have been correct.
by Synthetech
Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: 4051 mux failure? MC-505
Replies: 2
Views: 2229

Re: 4051 mux failure? MC-505

if it helps any, I did confirm both pots are connected to the +5v and G each. also, their wipers have clean connection to pins 2 & 4 on the 4051. So all connections are good on the pots side to the IC. Here's a pic of the board for reference. Huge board.. it barely fits on my Panavise. http://i61.ti...
by Synthetech
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: 4051 mux failure? MC-505
Replies: 2
Views: 2229

4051 mux failure? MC-505

I have a roland MC-505 that developed an issue where the Mixer Fader's for Parts 2 & 3 will not operate. I can see all the others move the little GUI faders on the LCD screen, but 2/3 will not move at all when I move the actual sliding pot. The suspected 4051 8 channel mux/demux'r services Mixer Fad...
by Synthetech
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: hidden cost of using ebay
Replies: 21
Views: 4284

Re: hidden cost of using ebay

I never said I hate eBay, where did I say that? I did relate that I get frustrated with all the fees and rules that work against sellers. My point was to be sure to know exactly what all the fees are and what they apply to.. to be sharp when selling. Some certain items eBay will dictate shipping cos...
by Synthetech
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: hidden cost of using ebay
Replies: 21
Views: 4284

Re: hidden cost of using ebay

I thought this was going to be about "hidden" ebay fees. Like how they take more of your money thru your shipping dollars.. ebay fee's are suppose to be about 10%, but when you add in your costs to ship, it's more, like 13%. ebay and paypal should be removing the fees on shipping costs when you purc...
by Synthetech
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help me to ID the synth
Replies: 13
Views: 1575

Re: Help me to ID the synth

LOL.

Wow. Def Leppard was using that POS??

I had one of those back around '98. Hated it.

Maybe he's using it as a controller mainly.. like I ended up doing with my JV30, instead of using the voices from it.. since it still looks like he only has a MIDI cable and the power cable hooked up to it.