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by coldwar
Thu May 16, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?
Replies: 11
Views: 2789

Re: Yamaha PSS-480/580/680 firmware?

I may have an out of the box solution to your problem. Rasputin knows his onions about ROMs and such so definitely the person to refer to and he has helped me several times in the past. That being said have you considered using a smartphone or tablet with a MIDI dongle to store and upload the patche...
by coldwar
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai K11/GMega patches?
Replies: 2
Views: 3214

Re: Kawai K11/GMega patches?

Bueller....Bueller...
by coldwar
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kawai K11/GMega patches?
Replies: 2
Views: 3214

Kawai K11/GMega patches?

Hi all I recently got a Kawai K11. Decent keyboard but I wanted to try out some new patches. Found several editors online which did work with it but just wanted to see if anyone had any patches (soundbanks) that they could share with me for the K11. It is compatible with the GMega so those will work...
by coldwar
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Help with Yamaha SY85.
Replies: 6
Views: 5778

Re: Help with Yamaha SY85.

A lot of folks just skip the floppy drive replacement and go with an emulator such as this https://www.amazon.com/Gotek-SFR1M44-U100-1-44MB-Floppy-Emulator/dp/B0762NCHC6/ref=pd_sbs_147_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0762NCHC6&pd_rd_r=7ea84fbf-d5fa-11e8-acb5-95f73567967b&pd_rd_w=5T5O2&pd_rd_wg=6VuLB&pf_rd...
by coldwar
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Couple of newbie questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2203

Re: Couple of newbie questions

Now you are speaking my language! Yeah sorry bud but you were right about the bassment keyboard. It is not super useful for your needs. However, your idea of that Yamaha is great. I actually started out with a PSR220 as my controller for MIDI bought at Circuit City lol new back in the day. Anyhoo, i...
by coldwar
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Couple of newbie questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2203

Re: Couple of newbie questions

Ah well you are going a bit different route than I thought. I would go with the AlesisVX49 controller. I would then suggest taking another look at Reason https://www.propellerheads.com/en/reason and the demo vid on creating a track they have on the mainpage. If you have that controller then you don'...
by coldwar
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Couple of newbie questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2203

Re: Couple of newbie questions

Hi Tommy and welcome to the world of recording and synths :) I can definitely help you out because I was you in 1990. It is always fun to see someone have that toe in the water and interest to learn. I apologize if this sounds like a 'dad speech' as I definitely don't know it all and am still learni...
by coldwar
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What's wrong with my CZ-101!!??
Replies: 22
Views: 7791

Re: What's wrong with my CZ-101!!??

I can fix it for you. I have done three CZ101s in the past week. It is almost always something simple. The way the jacks are mounted leads to a lot of cracked solder joints and as others have said the APO circuit is a nightmare. There is a lot you could probably do, even if you consider yourself a n...
by coldwar
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: yamaha ys 200 on off switch knob
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Re: yamaha ys 200 on off switch knob

Nice!!! Internet high five :)
by coldwar
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland DR670 malfunction-Memory and sound
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Roland DR670 malfunction-Memory and sound

Well, that was short lived lol. So things worked for a while yesterday until it started hanging at boot and doing the squealing thing again. It looks like IC10 and R23 are attached to the RESET line, which is my next suspect (though bad RAM chip is also in the works) outside of the obvious crack of ...
by coldwar
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland DR670 malfunction-Memory and sound
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Roland DR670 malfunction-Memory and sound

Rasputin, thanks as always for your help :) The MC303 is still going strong so thanks for that again! You are most likely correct in your assessment of the board flex issue. I did some more probing around today and ended up reflowing the RAM chip as a few pins in the middle just looked kinda smooshe...
by coldwar
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland DR670 malfunction-Memory and sound
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Roland DR670 malfunction-Memory and sound

I recently got a DR670 that has some kind of strange problems. It powers up fine and the first couple of times worked normally in that it output sound and would recall patterns. So here are the symptoms and any help or ideas would be appreciated. I have attached the service manual with schematics to...
by coldwar
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: yamaha ys 200 on off switch knob
Replies: 3
Views: 1757

Re: yamaha ys 200 on off switch knob

I couldn't find a good picture of the back of the YS200 but it looked round like you said. I have had similar power buttons for my TQ5 and CS1x and RX-8. You may want to email Syntaur first to confirm your description but it sounds super similar. https://syntaur.com/Items.php?Item=3102 It shows up f...
by coldwar
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need help decreasing MIDI jitter in my setup!
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Re: Need help decreasing MIDI jitter in my setup!

There is some great advice from some very knowledgeable folks here, so you should come out fine with the ES box :) Please let us know what works. I am just going to throw in my two cents/csb here with my similar experiences with midi gear and usb. Most folks went and bought the usb to midi $5 saturd...
by coldwar
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SOLVED: Roland MC303 No Power On
Replies: 10
Views: 4228

Re: SOLVED: Roland MC303 No Power On

Hi Rasputin thought I would update ya now that I have all the parts installed. IT WORKS!!! Oh man it took nearly 12 replacement parts but now it powers up and works. I am not really sure if all of them were necessary, I just got tired of chasing the problem down the power rail and did most of the se...