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by Weirdofromouterspace
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX21 - Black border on LCD
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: DX21 - Black border on LCD

I'm looking at purchasing a DX21. The unit's LCD has a blacked border (she picture). Is this normal ? If not, is it a problem with the LCD or the ePROM ? Can it be fixed ? Wow, this LCD looks more or less exactly like the one from my DX21. The black edge developed after about 25 years or so (I boug...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Bleak times
Replies: 0
Views: 1099

Bleak times

A track I made using a melodic sequence a friend of mine made - it was a kind of "here's the sequence, build a track around it, and let me hear the results" challenge ;). Instruments used, apart from the melodic sequence which appears 4 times - - Neutral Labs Elmyra (DIY drone synth) - Syncussion SY...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia PolyBrute
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Re: Arturia PolyBrute



by Weirdofromouterspace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia PolyBrute
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Re: Arturia PolyBrute

desmond wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Page removed.
Nope, it is still online (8 pm CEST) ;).

Edit: And it's in the Arturia site as well:
https://www.arturia.com/products/hardwa ... e/overview
by Weirdofromouterspace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Arturia PolyBrute
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Arturia PolyBrute

It finally appears official - Sweetwater has listed it for ~$ 2.5k. Six voices, 5 octave keybed a.k.a. 61 keys, Steiner-Parker and ladder filters, modulation matrix appearing similar to that of the MatrixBrute, 64 step polyphonic sequencer, ribbon controller, a "Morphée" pad (likely the wooden thing...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 Power Cycling?
Replies: 3
Views: 1201

Re: DX7 Power Cycling?

^^

What he said, plus:

Upon opening the synth (unplug it from the mains supply before doing so) and before re-connecting it to the mains supply and measuring voltages, check the PSU visually. Especially for damaged/leaking/bulging electrolytic caps and obvious broken solder joints.
by Weirdofromouterspace
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Poly 800 Can't load factory reset
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Re: Korg Poly 800 Can't load factory reset

While you're at it, also give it the "FM800" and switchable 12 vs. 24 dB/oct mods. Not much work and worth it. If anything else fails and your Poly800 doesn't accept tape in, check out the preset sheets and dial the parameters in. It's not that much work and doable if you do that by and by. Pro vers...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Mon May 25, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Where to plug an electric guitar into a KORG MS-10.
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Where to plug an electric guitar into a KORG MS-10.

I also tried plugging it into the EXT SIGNAL IN but still no sound from the guitar. That should be correct, but perhaps run the guitar signal through a preamp first. Does the synth work normally otherwise? I'm asking this because playing your guitar through the synth obviously wouln't work if (for ...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Fri May 15, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg sq 1 compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: Korg sq 1 compatibility

So anything midi could be controlled by the sq-1? I have a cheap little electric piano keyboard thing with midi wonder if that could be controlled? Basically yes, but only single notes and not chords, since that's all the SQ-1 can provide. Re: channel MIDI equipment is able to send and/or receive M...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Thu May 14, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg sq 1 compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: Korg sq 1 compatibility

Just picked up an sq 1 from a friend and curious to the compatibility. I have an electribe and a Cs-01 at home can I use? Or do I need a volca piece. If anybody wants to help by telling me what I can use, preferably in the cheaper range if the electribe or CS-01 won’t work let me know The SQ-1 is a...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help id Ace Tone synth
Replies: 3
Views: 2288

Re: Help id Ace Tone synth

Wow as well. If that is indeed genuine (as it appears to be) you seem to have something super rare in your hand. Not even Wikipedia has it in their Ace Tone product list (=> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_Tone). Perhaps even some kind of prototype? I'd try and get in touch with Roland (the follow...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha DX-7 - Internal Battery has Bulge - is at 3V
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Re: Yamaha DX-7 - Internal Battery has Bulge - is at 3V

My DX-7 has a bulge on its CR2032 battery [...] It displayed 2.9 V to 3.1 V at random, depending on how long the synth is on. Should I replace this battery? Yes, and better today than tomorrow at that. While replacing the battery, see to it that you add a battery holder for easier battery replaceme...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yo! Whats up with Behringer Synths not being featured on the site????
Replies: 8
Views: 3460

Re: Yo! Whats up with Behringer Synths not being featured on the site????

philip wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Ashe37 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:36 pm
We have an entire submission procedure....

Whats that?
http://www.vintagesynth.com/synth-review-submission
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by Weirdofromouterspace
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Some newbie questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: Some newbie questions

4. Most sequencer videos I’ve looked at online seem to be very “rigid” – only playing one type of notes (1/4, 1/8 etc) at a time. Is there a way to use a sequencer that mixes different note lengths? Would this affect the number of steps available? I.e. would it require that every step is 1/16 notes...
by Weirdofromouterspace
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DIY Modular Synth help
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: DIY Modular Synth help

The above mentioned Keystep Pro isn't even available yet. It is announced for March 20 ;): https://www.arturia.com/products/hybrid-synths/keystep-pro/overview However, there are the Keystep (without "Pro") and Beatstep Pro controllers (also by Arturia), both of which are very common among modular sy...