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by MiK
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...
Replies: 161
Views: 55600

Re: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...

abruzzi wrote:Man, someone should dump all the rom images and write an emulator for those of us that will never see one live...
I have this on my schedule, just waiting for the next vacation to find time for this :)
by MiK
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...
Replies: 161
Views: 55600

Re: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...

http://i59.tinypic.com/1onhvb.jpg Interesting, the left one has no CRUMAR logo. Has it been removed for some reason or did they really have different panel prints with this low number of units made? If you were a bit closer, i would bring mine to create a shot with 3 of those controllers next to ea...
by MiK
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...
Replies: 161
Views: 55600

Re: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...

Awesome job. Congratulations!

I have a large box of keyboard to throw away, if i find the time over the weekend, i will scan through them if there is something with similar key contacts, if so, i'll throw it in your direction :)
by MiK
Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...
Replies: 161
Views: 55600

Re: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...

HideawayStudio wrote:1. Give the GDS a very deep clean but otherwise leave the tatty cosmetics as they are?
This is what i usually do. Your machine has a history and i think it's worth keeping the patina it has.

Sure, replacing the trim plate makes sense. I also replaced all slider caps because some were missing.
by MiK
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...
Replies: 161
Views: 55600

Re: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...

Right. The AMY took a team of coders, and the Mulogix was made by two of the GDS people. Sounds like a big job to me. But it would be amazingly cool to have this synth in existence again! And they both were hardware designs, while at least the Mulogix was based on the GDS/Synergy circuitry. I'm tal...
by MiK
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...
Replies: 161
Views: 55600

Re: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...

So you're talking about making a Mulogix Slave 32, or an Atari AMY? Yes, that's a lot of work Not exactly, you can more compare it with a software emulation (which is possible with the code base also, a virtual GDS) interfacing to the original keyboard controller (which in fact will just talk MIDI ...
by MiK
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...
Replies: 161
Views: 55600

Re: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...

I'm wondering if there is a REMOTE possibility that that Tangerine Dream controller keyboard could be made to work - you'd have to make PCBs (not easy but possible from scans and photos of ours) and stuff them, flash some ROMs etc etc. But considering what the system could be, you actually have the...
by MiK
Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...
Replies: 161
Views: 55600

Re: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...

Does your terminal emulator run on a modern PC? So is it possible to run the system from that? Again not authentic, but perhaps more convenient? You get a terminal emulation for nearly every OS, even Windows has it's Hyperterminal included (at least it had, didn't see Windows for a while). And then...
by MiK
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...
Replies: 161
Views: 55600

Re: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...

Congratulations. I was tempted to bid but I thought I couldn't afford yet another behemoth keyboard to gather dust in here :). I take it the seller was Mirko or someone else from the Synco crowd? I also was a bit mislead by the description not stating explicitly that it's not a full GDS, just the k...
by MiK
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...
Replies: 161
Views: 55600

Re: The Crumar GDS Restoration Blog...

Hello together, so finally i also registered because this GDS restoration blog is extremely interesting... And for one question: The old Schulze GDS looks so much better than I remembered (with beer and coke spilled over it, and cigarette ashes all over it). I guess the GDS keyboard controller that ...