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by logix
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: iPad vs. Roland PG-800 (JX-8P/MKS-70)
Replies: 0
Views: 396

iPad vs. Roland PG-800 (JX-8P/MKS-70)

Does anyone used an iPad as a replacement for a Roland PG-800 programmer and can share their experiences? https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cMYrF9UwWjI/VjOwY-526GI/AAAAAAAJ8p8/qjoL61dTnhE/s1600/1.jpg (image source: MatrixSynth ) I actually have a PG-800 along with a JX-8P and an MKS-70 but am considering s...
by logix
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: LCD display replacement (Roland MKS-50)
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: LCD display replacement (Roland MKS-50)

Thanks. So a standard HD44780 type 16x1 display? Are the pinouts identical? The service manual says the display is a DM011Z-1DL3 , but there aren't any pinouts or other details there, nor am I able to find anything online about it. I remember messing around with a Roland D-110 LCD replacement where ...
by logix
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Using a PG-800 with an MKS-70
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: Using a PG-800 with an MKS-70

Thanks for pointing out the DCO oddities with the MKS-50. Maybe it'll have its place in my setup with its uniqueness. I'd rather not have several of the same kind of synths. I also have the programmer for it, but am looking into using an iPad Mini to replace both the MKS-70 and MKS-50 programmers wi...
by logix
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: LCD display replacement (Roland MKS-50)
Replies: 2
Views: 765

LCD display replacement (Roland MKS-50)

The display backlight of my MKS-50 looks kind of weak and it might be time to change the display entirely. Does anyone have any info on how and which replacement display works?
by logix
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Using a PG-800 with an MKS-70
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: Using a PG-800 with an MKS-70

I actually have an MKS-50 as well! But didn't know that it also used patches (I've had my gear unused for many years and for the MKS-50 and -70 I never really got around to learning/using them, until I recently started looking into what to keep and sell). The MKS-70 is worth keeping for sure, but I'...
by logix
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Using a PG-800 with an MKS-70
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: Using a PG-800 with an MKS-70

Yes, I've tried the above, but the whole thing is confusing (compared to the JX-8P). I understand that a "Patch" consists of two "Tones" ("A" and "B" -the actual sounds), but as it's frustrating and confusing to edit one sound while hearing the other one in the patch I was hoping there'd be a way to...
by logix
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Using a PG-800 with an MKS-70
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Using a PG-800 with an MKS-70

How do I use a Roland PG-800 programmer with an MKS-70? I've used the PG-800 with a JX-8P for years but apparently things are more complicated with the MKS-70 as it's got two tones. https://medias.audiofanzine.com/images/normal/roland-pg-800-synth-programmer-1661796.jpg ( photo borrowed from AudioFa...
by logix
Sat May 09, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 10591

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

No offence taken; I'm all for constructive criticism and different viewpoints (which is why I'm posting here in the first place) :-D Yes, an ITB setup would of course solve all my challenges with not having a dedicated studio for everything, but..... it's hard to let go of those "gems", so a comprom...
by logix
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 10591

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Thanks for showing us your setup! You've got a good point about softsynths essentially being an editor/librarian in itself, and I assume that applies to the Cyclone sampler plugin as well. I like the thought of practical solutions: whatever lets me make music effortlessly. But I was more thinking ab...
by logix
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland D-110 & PG-10 configuration
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: Roland D-110 & PG-10 configuration

Never mind, I figured it out. I connected OUT (instead of THRU) from the PG-10 to the D-110 IN. Here's the working setup: https://i.postimg.cc/s2qyvypR/D-110-to-PG-10-connection-CORRECTED.png That, and of course ensuring that both the programmer and D-110 are set to MIDI UNIT no. 17 and setting the ...
by logix
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland D-110 & PG-10 configuration
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Roland D-110 & PG-10 configuration

I'm trying to set up a Roland D-110 with a PG-10 programmer but the D-110 isn't responding, so I must have done something wrong -either the connection, the parameters or both. This is how I've set it up with a DX-7 as the master keyboard controller: https://i.postimg.cc/Vv6K2mPT/D-110-to-PG-10-conne...
by logix
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 10591

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Please tell me about your friend's batch converter. I don't know if I need it right now, but is that something he's made available for others? Free? Shareware/commercial? What platform does it run on? Yes, the Typhoon manual is probably a good place to start. I've skimmed through it but should proba...
by logix
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 10591

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

I've just tried to upload (attachements) photos of my setup, but get error messages saying they're too large. That's despite making them less than 500 KB each, so I'm not sure what the forum requirements are -anyone know? I dunno, all my discs loaded fine on a Mac, showed up as IBM PC 720k. I use Cy...
by logix
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 10591

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

Most definitely! I'll post a photo soon. Your suggestion sounds good -and I definitely keep Sysex files of my own sounds :) And backups! The FXP files didn't work within Tracktion Waveform 10 either (which takes both AU and VST plugins), but no worries. I get to try out the sampler in Garageband whi...
by logix
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)
Replies: 46
Views: 10591

Re: Downsizing (which synths can I sell?)

There might have been some minor differences at certain velocities and pitches (keys) but to me it's not like night and day. So only the first 4 sounds are by Brian Eno while the rest of the bank is by others? Some nice Rhodes and other sounds there! To me, and the kind of music I like making (mostl...