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by ApolloBoy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths used in some 80's soul/R&B?
Replies: 5
Views: 6037

Re: Synths used in some 80's soul/R&B?

analogsynthmuseum wrote:Essentialy the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 , look at this video, you will understand all
Understand what exactly?
by ApolloBoy
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MiniMoog bargain clone wars heat up
Replies: 30
Views: 5413

Re: MiniMoog bargain clone wars heat up

HideawayStudio wrote:all those goo filled SMT EL caps
Errr isn't that how most electrolytic caps are?
by ApolloBoy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: To repair or not to repair...that is my ?
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: To repair or not to repair...that is my ?

I would probably invest a little into having the keyboard cleaned up and rebushed, and I'd look into getting it calibrated if you haven't already. That way you can get more for it than if you were to sell it as-is.
by ApolloBoy
Sun May 21, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 6 Repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Juno 6 Repairs

Sounds like most of those problems could be solved with a simple cleaning. The transpose button will most likely need to be replaced, and as for the square wave selector, it might be need to be replaced as well or it could be a faulty connection to the motherboard. Here's the service manual BTW: htt...
by ApolloBoy
Sun May 21, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?
Replies: 16
Views: 3418

Re: Juno 6 for $620, should I get it?

jxalex wrote:ridiculous price for a THIS quite synth which STILL NEEDS REPAIR.
Those two problems are easy fixes, and it looks like the OP knows how to fix those so I'd probably buy it honestly. I don't think the Juno 6 is worth a whole lot either, but $620 is lower than the market value right now.
by ApolloBoy
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: EDIT* thoughts on AKAI 60
Replies: 19
Views: 1885

Re: EDIT* thoughts on AKAI 60

I had an AX60 over ten years ago. As zibbybone pointed out it has some interesting features that make it stand out, and to me it almost sounded like a single VCO Prophet-5. I actually kind of regret selling mine and I'd love to find one again in good shape (my old one had a missing key and one that ...
by ApolloBoy
Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey
Replies: 23
Views: 3996

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

HalloweenJack wrote: It looks like it'll be expensive though...
It's still considerably cheaper than a maintained vintage Odyssey and it's got MIDI. Surprised nobody's mentioned that.
by ApolloBoy
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland System 100, Yamaha CS 30 and Teisco 110f by arp
Replies: 13
Views: 5832

Re: Roland System 100, Yamaha CS 30 and Teisco 110f by arp

amustsuccess wrote:#YamahaCS30
This place doesn't work like Twitter BTW
by ApolloBoy
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland System 100, Yamaha CS 30 and Teisco 110f by arp
Replies: 13
Views: 5832

Re: Roland System 101, Yamaha CS 30 and Teisco 110f by arp

If you have the cash the CS-30 is a far more versatile pick. You get two VCOs, two filters, three EGs , a ring modulator and a built-in step sequencer.
by ApolloBoy
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your lifelong equipment list
Replies: 84
Views: 13603

Re: Your lifelong equipment list

I've owned synths since 2004 when I turned 15, here's what I've been through... 1. Yamaha DX7 (2004-2005) 2. Roland JX-10 #1 (2004-2009) 3. Alesis SR-16 (2005-2009) 4. Akai AX60 (2005-2009, kinda miss this one nowadays) 5. Roland Jupiter-4 (2006-present, probably gonna sell this once it's totally fi...
by ApolloBoy
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommended first forays into vintage analogue synths?
Replies: 10
Views: 2310

Re: Recommended first forays into vintage analogue synths?

Regarding the Six-Trak, I chose it because it basically seems to be the only SC poly synth seen for under £1,000 (and even then it's around £800 or so). Common selling prices I've seen for the Prophet 600 are often close to £1,400, so out of my budget unfortunately. :( If you're considering the Six...
by ApolloBoy
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6
Replies: 33
Views: 25275

Re: OB-6/Prophet-6/Jupiter 6

I believe it uses a CEM filter chip instead of the more traditional tame and liquid Roland filters. Actually the Jupiter-6 uses the same IR3109 filter chips as the Junos and Jupiter-8. It *does* use CEM3340s for VCOs though, they're the same chips found in the Rev. 3 Prophet-5, OB-Xa and Memorymoog...
by ApolloBoy
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Emulator II ? Fairlight ? Help with Patch Name
Replies: 13
Views: 8234

Re: Emulator II ? Fairlight ? Help with Patch Name

It's an Emulator II sample, not a Fairlight one. Don't know the name but it was part of the sound library that came with it.

EDIT: I think it's just called "Voices".
by ApolloBoy
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's going on with all the spam?
Replies: 44
Views: 7447

Re: What's going on with all the spam?

Holy s**t the forum's drowning in spambot posts now
by ApolloBoy
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What, really, is the difference between SCI Pro 1 and P5?
Replies: 22
Views: 3386

Re: What, really, is the difference between SCI Pro 1 and P5

I don't think the Pro One scans the keys...not really needed in a mono synth after all. Looking at the schematic it looks like the keyboard is scanned by an 8021 microcontroller which is also responsible for controlling the arpeggiator and sequencer. That seems to be the only computer-controlled po...