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by shadowmask
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Novation Supernova II DAC Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 11329

Re: Novation Supernova II DAC Repair

I've added a few more repair services for the Supernova II: Encoders: A common fault with the Supernova is that the encoders wear out. These are used for the two Data Selection knobs and the Tuning knob. When these malfunctiion the data values on the screen will jump or lag. DSP Fault: With a DSP fa...
by shadowmask
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Novation Supernova 2 issue
Replies: 7
Views: 4020

Re: Novation Supernova 2 issue

Hi, I put a reply for this over at Gearslutz, I'll paste it in here for reference: This means one of the DSP ICs has not responded during the boot sequence. Sometimes the SNII may randomly halt during the boot, but if it always shows the same sequence of lamps (Parts 1 thru 7) then it is very likely...
by shadowmask
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Novation Supernova II DAC Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 11329

Re: Novation Supernova II DAC Repair

Just a note to say this repair service is still available. Over 30 units have been successfully repaired, including additional work to units that have had a previous unfortunate attempted "repair". Also, the SIIEX24 24 Voice Expansion Card is still available: https://www.sector101.co.uk/siiex24.html...
by shadowmask
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Novation Supernova II & Nova II - 24 Voice Expansion Project
Replies: 10
Views: 10389

Re: Novation Supernova II & Nova II - 24 Voice Expansion Pro

Thanks :) I was pretty much at it for the past two months doing tweaks here and there, and finally made the board bigger to help dissipate the heat better. My own SNII Rack now gets 48 voices 8-)

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by shadowmask
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Novation Supernova II & Nova II - 24 Voice Expansion Project
Replies: 10
Views: 10389

Re: Novation Supernova 2 - 24 Voice Expansion Board Project

I've updated the blog with more recent events. Next step is to get the PCBs made :)

Brian
by shadowmask
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Novation Supernova II & Nova II - 24 Voice Expansion Project
Replies: 10
Views: 10389

Re: Novation Supernova 2 - 24 Voice Expansion Board Project

I've started a blog about this project. Please see the Wordpress article below:

https://blog.sector101.co.uk/2019/06/19 ... n-project/

Brian
by shadowmask
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Novation Supernova II & Nova II - 24 Voice Expansion Project
Replies: 10
Views: 10389

Re: Novation Supernova 2 - 24 Voice Expansion Board Project

A Supernova II owner has kindly agreed to send me his 12-Voice card to study so this can go ahead :)

Brian
by shadowmask
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Novation Supernova II & Nova II - 24 Voice Expansion Project
Replies: 10
Views: 10389

Re: Novation Supernova 2 - 24 Voice Expansion Board Project

I've got as far as identifying all the components. The big hurdle is getting my hands on one of these boards for a week or two to take measurements and to probe it out. I did have the board in the photo in my hands a few weeks back and could have used it but it was on a customer's mainboard so I cou...
by shadowmask
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Novation Supernova II & Nova II - 24 Voice Expansion Project
Replies: 10
Views: 10389

Novation Supernova II & Nova II - 24 Voice Expansion Project

I've been toying with the idea of recreating the Novation Supernova II & Nova II SIIEX24 24 Voice Expansion Board. Here is a photo of the original board: https://www.sector101.co.uk/external/forums/SIIEX24.jpg These rarely show up for sale, and if they do the sellers are asking crazy money. There ar...
by shadowmask
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can sound cartridges go bad?
Replies: 13
Views: 4870

Re: Can sound cartridges go bad?

The MCD card series for the Yamaha SY/TG/RM etc have been know to fail due to a breakdown in the insulation between the PCB bottom side and the metal cover. A while back I did an open-up of a couple of them: https://sector101synth.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/faulty_mcd64/ https://sector101synth.wordpre...
by shadowmask
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Novation Supernova II DAC Repair
Replies: 5
Views: 11329

Novation Supernova II DAC Repair

Hello, I am offering a DAC replacement service for the Supernova II series. A faulty DAC will cause noise / static / silence on the Headphones and Main Outputs 1 + 2. The owner will need to remove the main PCB from the unit. I have made a PDF instruction for the Keyboard and Rack version: https://ap...
by shadowmask
Mon May 18, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: 8MB Programmable Waveform Card for Yamaha SY/TG series
Replies: 1
Views: 1792

Re: 8MB Programmable Waveform Card for Yamaha SY/TG series

Thanks for linking to this project :) I've been following the Roland custom card thread for a while now, it's good to see it coming along nicely. The 8MB WaveCard project is now complete and I need to get an 'order now' page going on the S101 site. The WaveCard looks like this: http://sector101.co.u...