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by the_contradiction
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SY-1 Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Yamaha SY-1 Repair

Managed to fix the problems with the keys - turns out the metal plates for these keys werent making contact with the metal bar and needed some adjustment. However, I couldnt figure out the aftertouch issue, I checked the LDR and it is working resistance changes when I press down on the keys). I trac...
by the_contradiction
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SY-1 Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Yamaha SY-1 Repair

So I've just played around with it again for the second night in a row and after warming up a bit, it seems like all the switches for the tones that weren't working before now seem to be sort of working (with crackling). Even the pulse width modulation seems to be working but with crackling. The cra...
by the_contradiction
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SY-1 Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Yamaha SY-1 Repair

I just picked up a slightly faulty Yamaha SY-1 for about $200 off some guy that I guess had it stored in his garage for the last few decades. It actually mostly works (some of the switches for the instruments and the pulse width switch don't work - no sound when I switch them on). The most interesti...
by the_contradiction
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Novation Xiosynth value
Replies: 1
Views: 2439

Novation Xiosynth value

How much should a Novation Xiosynth 49 be worth these days? I'm found one about $230 USD but want to make a lower offer. I only want to use it as a cheap experimental performance synth and the xypad looks cool.
by the_contradiction
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 two digits in display blinking
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: Ensoniq SQ-80 two digits in display blinking

So I've had another bit of a playaround with this SQ-80 and have noticed that the blinking rate of the two characters in the display seems to speed up, then slow down, then disappear for a while and come back again - like its clocked to an LFO. I can't seem to figure out which LFO its clocked to tho...
by the_contradiction
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq SQ-80 two digits in display blinking
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Ensoniq SQ-80 two digits in display blinking

I just bought a SQ-80 off someone probably for a bit more than I should have paid for it. Anyway, apart from the floppy drive being rusted (and corrupting any floppy I put into it) and two digits/characters always blinking "00", everything else seems to work fine after I replaced the two blown fuse ...