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by Kentronix
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland Juno-1 failure. Magic smoke
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: Roland Juno-1 failure. Magic smoke

My first step would be to go looking for blown capacitors around the PSU too. I dont know my way around the inside of a Juno-1 but wanted to post a picture of what a blown/vented capacitor looks like, they will either be completely obvious or have the tops vented as per this pic :- https://i.postimg...
by Kentronix
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Best software synths right now?
Replies: 12
Views: 6341

Re: Best software synths right now?

I have been getting into TALs free elek7ro VST synth recently, its deceptively powerful and routable and of course free.

https://tal-software.com/products/tal-elek7ro
by Kentronix
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: 80s synth bass
Replies: 7
Views: 1688

Re: 80s synth bass

I would say zero attack, sustain and release , short decay and the resonance about half way up or more.
by Kentronix
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 132
Views: 107425

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Wow, glued battery tab, thats a new one to me ! :shock:

I once had an output jack that had the wire twisted around and held in place using a massive chunk of blutak once, I guess some people are allergic to solder perhaps.
by Kentronix
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha MU50 Battery Replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2993

Re: Yamaha MU50 Battery Replacement

Not sure if this will be of any help but I have upped the service manual and schematic for the mu80 for you here :- https://serial-number-decoder.co.uk/temp/ I couldn't find the procedure in there, as you mentioned this also says to leave it to qualified personnel but it does give you a list of 'don...
by Kentronix
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai S5000-Worth Trying to Fix?
Replies: 4
Views: 4086

Re: Akai S5000-Worth Trying to Fix?

Personally I think its always worth having a go at saving stuff, you have nothing to lose but your time so if you have the time give it a go. Usual rules apply though, make sure its been off and unplugged for half hour before you go rooting around inside. The description of the sound makes me think ...
by Kentronix
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casio rz1 can play my volca fm...?
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Re: Casio rz1 can play my volca fm...?

I assume they are connected through midi ? Almost any midi device can play almost any other. I use my volca beats (with midi out mod) to play my akai rhythm wolf or Boss DR-550. I mix them two together for beefier sounds. By default normally drums are set to midi channel 10. Not always and they can ...
by Kentronix
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I can't reproduce this sound !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: I can't reproduce this sound !!

TAL Noisemaker is a free VST synth where you can send envelope to pitch. It's probably the best synth out there for learning synthesis. Works on Mac, and even on Pro Tools. Nice, not seen that before what a nicely laid out synth. I use the TAL bassline for sh101 style stuff but obviously it has no ...
by Kentronix
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Connecting Korg Volca Bass with iPad- IOS apps
Replies: 1
Views: 1493

Re: Connecting Korg Volca Bass with iPad- IOS apps

I cant help with the mac stuff but the volca bass headphone works well as a line out, he is correct about using a a stereo > 2xmono cable. You then just plug in ONE of the mono ends to your input. The volcas are slightly quirky like this and a stereo cable is not the way to go even into a stereo inp...
by Kentronix
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I can't reproduce this sound !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: I can't reproduce this sound !!

I am happy to help, I love trying to explain stuff :) One way to go would be sample a sound and apply an fx, or you could just sample the sound itself directly from the record but it sounds like you want to understand it a bit more than just sample it. Am I right in thinking you want to learn this s...
by Kentronix
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I can't reproduce this sound !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: I can't reproduce this sound !!

Oops, no, sorry that is a VSTi, an instrument that emulates a basic analogue synth not an effect, I fed nothing into it

Yep, I am windows running reaper as my DAW, there must be some that work in both that also have a pitch env.
by Kentronix
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I can't reproduce this sound !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: I can't reproduce this sound !!

Ah its just forum politics y'know, the man keeping the little guy down :lol: Nah, just kidding I havent been posting long. Its just an example to show you how to play around and get it closer, in reality I suspect they used a drum machine as pitch envelopes are more common because toms need them, as...
by Kentronix
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I can't reproduce this sound !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: I can't reproduce this sound !!

Ok, a pitch envelope is not that common so I googled for a free VST one just so I could show you. Its very rough but all I did was create a pitch envelope that roughly matches (high mod/amt, very short but non zero attack, shortish decay with no sustain or release), mucking around with a filter will...
by Kentronix
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I can't reproduce this sound !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1078

Re: I can't reproduce this sound !!

Could easily be a drum machine too, its technically very similar to a bass drum or tom only higher pitch mod and higher pitch. The key to that is you need a pitch envelope.

What are you using to try to reproduce it ?
by Kentronix
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: problem with Yamaha DX21
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

Re: problem with Yamaha DX21

Battery backup failed perhaps ? I had this on my DX11, swapped the battery and did a system reset and its now fully functional. I took pics of what I did so although it wont be exactly the same it will give you an idea, first up I would look for details of how to do a reset, IIRC I had to turn the D...