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by Los974
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha MU50 Battery Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 5246

Re: Yamaha MU50 Battery Replacement

Hi,
you were right, it started again displaying the message yesterday evening, while being powered.

Greetings,

Los
by Los974
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha MU50 Battery Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 5246

Re: Yamaha MU50 Battery Replacement

Hi, something quite unexpected happened: the alert message doesn't show on start anymore. The unit hadn't been turned on for a long time but these days, it is powered many hours per week. I don't know what to do: the battery should be replaced given its age, but I fear to "brick" the device by doing...
by Los974
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha MU50 Battery Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 5246

Re: Yamaha MU50 Battery Replacement

Dear Kentronix and Weirdofromouterspace, thanks a lot for your precious advices! I will try to open the device soon to see if it matches the documents shared by Kentronix. Currently, I am hesitating a bit to proceed as I am not used to deal with electronics and I don't have any valuable data inside ...
by Los974
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha MU50 Battery Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 5246

Yamaha MU50 Battery Replacement

Hi everyone, today my good ol' Yamaha MU-50 displayed a "battery low!" message on start up which seems rather normal as it is 24 years old :D Therefore I would like to have it replaced. The trouble is that I can not find any info about the process to perform the replacement. Regarding this issue, th...
by Los974
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Looking for vintage Yamaha PSR keyboards samples
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

Re: Looking for vintage Yamaha PSR keyboards samples

Hi, thanks for your reply,
PSS keyboards series were a bit earlier than the PSR series I was thinking about. Nonetheless, it is a very interesting project! Maybe my next goal after I conclude my PSR project ;)

All the best.
by Los974
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are software synths disposable instruments?
Replies: 19
Views: 6406

Re: Are software synths disposable instruments?

Thanks to all for your comments and answer. I'll try to follow your advices. It may already be to late to build a Windows XP PC as none of the current hardware can run it anymore, but it is still possible for recent gears. Actually, I already follow meatballfulton's advice: my DAW runs Windows XP is...
by Los974
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Raw D-50 waveforms
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Re: Raw D-50 waveforms

Thanks for your reply, I couldn't find the answer until then. That's quite impressive given what could be done with the synth.
by Los974
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Raw D-50 waveforms
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Re: Raw D-50 waveforms

Hi, just for my personal culture, could you tell how much do the samples weight in Kilo Bytes (KB)? I am quite amazed to see what could be achieved in the 80s with just a few KB... For instance, it is said that each Fairlight CMI I/II voice card could only store up to 16 KB !!! So small for a sample...
by Los974
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Looking for vintage Yamaha PSR keyboards samples
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

Re: Looking for vintage Yamaha PSR keyboards samples

Dear meatballfulton,
thanks a lot! I did my search in English but I never tried other languages, including French, which is my mother language.

Regards.
by Los974
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are software synths disposable instruments?
Replies: 19
Views: 6406

Re: Are software synths disposable instruments?

Dear meatballfulton, thanks for you reply. I totally subscribe to your point of view regarding hardware interfaces and even the main software sequencer: I also started with the Atari ST in my childhood! But I found it wonderful to be able to attach my good ol' PSR-600 with a more powerful computer o...
by Los974
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are software synths disposable instruments?
Replies: 19
Views: 6406

Are software synths disposable instruments?

Hi, I have always considered synthesizers as true musical instruments and this means they are desirable and are worth keeping them for years regardless of their age. The trouble is that a Yamaha DX7 from the 80s can still be used today but this cannot apply to software synths: chances are high that ...
by Los974
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Looking for vintage Yamaha PSR keyboards samples
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

Looking for vintage Yamaha PSR keyboards samples

Hi everybody, I was wondering if somebody could tell where can I find samples from vintage Yamaha PSR arranger keyboards from the mid-80s. I couldn't find any resource on the web since then. I think they have a unique sound design which is worth using in nowadays music. Just to give an idea of what ...