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by Danchenka
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland JD-990 with vintage synth expansion VS XV-5050
Replies: 7
Views: 9450

Re: Roland JD-990 with vintage synth expansion VS XV-5050

Thanks for your reply. I wouldn't say I've made up my mind. I'm constantly thinking I have, but it changes almost every day. I'm happy to spare the extra rack space if one is clearly better than the other, but it seems like the only thing I can do is compare them. It may just come down to which one ...
by Danchenka
Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland JD-990 with vintage synth expansion VS XV-5050
Replies: 7
Views: 9450

Roland JD-990 with vintage synth expansion VS XV-5050

I just moved, and I was thinking that since all my gear was already unracked anyway, it's a good chance to get rid of some of the stuff I don't use much and maybe get something new for the newly available rackspace. I've always been pretty interested in the JD-990 with vintage expansion board. I've ...
by Danchenka
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Synthesizers for Electronic Body Music ???
Replies: 26
Views: 7082

Re: Synthesizers for Electronic Body Music ???

This is a pretty old interview, but give it a look. It might give you some ideas.

https://web.archive.org/web/20031202211 ... 903_f1.htm

Or maybe not... It doesn't really narrow things down. I think it really just shows that you can use anything.
by Danchenka
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synth documentaries
Replies: 20
Views: 2401

Re: synth documentaries

This one's about the making of the first Heaven 17 album. It also covers the Human League a bit. It's pretty good, if you're interested in that kind of music.

by Danchenka
Sat May 26, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Yamaha Rotary Encoder Cap Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: Yamaha Rotary Encoder Cap Wanted

It's been awhile, and this is about to fall off the first page, so I thought I'd bump it up. This is not urgent at all, but I'm still looking for this encoder cap. I never heard back from that other guy. If anyone's got one, PM me please.
by Danchenka
Thu May 17, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Using 100V Japanese-Made Synths in the U.S.
Replies: 11
Views: 3471

Re: Using 100V Japanese-Made Synths in the U.S.

I'm quite handy the soldering iron, but I've never done reconfigured the transformer. Do you happen to know how this done? Can you briefly walk me through it? You'd be dealing with the mains voltage (I.E. 120 volts), and it's not something that I'd recommend doing with nothing more than a few guide...
by Danchenka
Wed May 16, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Using 100V Japanese-Made Synths in the U.S.
Replies: 11
Views: 3471

Re: Using 100V Japanese-Made Synths in the U.S.

I took a quick look at the service manual for the poly 61, and it appears that they shipped with two different transformers: One for 220V and 240V use, and another for 100V and 120V use. So you have the right transformer for your region. However, the transformer can be configured for either 100V or ...
by Danchenka
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DSI Evolver: Help with sysex programming
Replies: 10
Views: 2194

Re: DSI Evolver: Help with sysex programming

I use the Doepfer Drehbank with mine. I programmed the sysex strings myself, and it works great. Unfortunately, they aren't made anymore, and they're pretty pricey. I think there's something from Behringer that sends sysex. You might want to try that. If you ever do get something which can send syse...
by Danchenka
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the scariest and coolest MIDI controller ever?
Replies: 13
Views: 3047

Re: the scariest and coolest MIDI controller ever?

This was on the front page of Yahoo today. http://www.yahoo.com/_ylt=AtmgM3Yt9BJGtxKEn3k4acKbvZx4;_ylu=X3oDMTJmY3FvbDM5BGNwb3MDNARnA3VzX2lkLTIwMTUyMTIEaW50bAN1cwRpdGMDMARwa2d2AzEEcG9zAzIEc2VjA21zdHJpcARzbGsDdGl0bGUEdGVzdAM3MDE-/SIG=13hrcnsfv/EXP=1331609420/**http%3A//news.yahoo.com/blogs/future-is-n...
by Danchenka
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Yamaha Rotary Encoder Cap Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: Yamaha Rotary Encoder Cap Wanted

Excellent. Words of advice from the master of all things RS7000 himself. I'll shoot him a mail and hope for the best.
Thanks, Zamise.
by Danchenka
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: dead microkorg
Replies: 55
Views: 28124

Re: dead microkorg

Does the fuse look like a transistor with just two legs? You may need a N20 IC protector. When I thought that I fried my K5000 (shorted two pins when the probe on my multimeter slipped as I was fixing the LCD), an N25 saved it. I replaced it and was good to go. The only marking on that was a 25, so ...
by Danchenka
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Yamaha Rotary Encoder Cap Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Yamaha Rotary Encoder Cap Wanted

I'm looking for one of the black rotary encoder caps that was on a lot of Yamaha gear from around 1999 to 2005. Off the top of my head, they're on the RM1X, RS7000, A3000, A5000, AN200, DX200, Motif XS rack. Probably some others too. They're $6 each on http://www.yamaha24x7.com. I think that's way t...
by Danchenka
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth settings for Don't you want me intro
Replies: 13
Views: 5815

Re: Synth settings for Don't you want me intro

the Roland Jupiter 4 was used quite a bit on Dare. I've never used one, so I can't say if that part sounds Jupiterish or not though. Maybe someone else here has?
by Danchenka
Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yellowed Alesis Ion keys?
Replies: 25
Views: 2138

Re: Yellowed Alesis Ion keys?

http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/ I found out about this a few months ago, and it looks pretty impressive. I haven't tried it myself, and I don't know of anyone who has tried it on synthesizer keys before. It might be worth a try though. It seems fairly simple and inexpensive. One of these days I m...
by Danchenka
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Sysex question
Replies: 10
Views: 833

That worked! :D

Thanks for going out of your way to help me with that, Tidda.