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by meatballfulton
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: LinnDrum alternative soundchip resources?
Replies: 13
Views: 3238

Re: LinnDrum alternative soundchip resources?

Samples and patches were really expensive back in the 80s, especially when sold as chips, cards or cartridges rather than tapes or floppies.
by meatballfulton
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Behringer BCR2000 to control SixTrak - how to set the value ranges?
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

Re: Behringer BCR2000 to control SixTrak - how to set the value ranges?

In those days most of the interest was in letting computers control the synths (both sequencing and voice editors), so sending MIDI data when changing parameters wasn't something people were thinking about much. Certainly not CCs, sysex was used in some cases like the Juno 106. Even if you don't wan...
by meatballfulton
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Akai S612 - Replacing the MD280 Belt
Replies: 2
Views: 1237

Re: Akai S612 - Replacing the MD280 Belt

BTW there is a flash card emulator now available for the MD280 drive. Details here at Gearslutz.

The guy who developed it is a member here, you could PM him about your QD problems.
by meatballfulton
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Behringer BCR2000 to control SixTrak - how to set the value ranges?
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

Re: Behringer BCR2000 to control SixTrak - how to set the value ranges?

I'd use some sort of MIDI monitor program and see what range of CC values the BCR actually sends. The lack of feedback is definitely a PITA, but that's standard with hardware.
by meatballfulton
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Minilogue Ghost
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

Re: Minilogue Ghost

I'd start with obtaining the service manual and looking at the power supply voltages. Next I'd look at the circuitry that scans the controls. Becuase it's all surface mount, it will be difficult to repair unless you happen to have experience and the proper tools.
by meatballfulton
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: 2020 Native Instruments "Cyber Season" Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 2164

2020 Native Instruments "Cyber Season" Sale

The annual NI holiday sale starts today 11/18/2020 and runs until 12/31/2020.

50% off a wide range of their software, but not Komplete.

EDIT: the NI site has been slow all day but I finally got to see all of what is on sale and it would appear that it is everything except Komplete 13.
by meatballfulton
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JD-800 sending Midi data to Ableton
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

Re: JD-800 sending Midi data to Ableton

Do you or have you owned one of these? No I haven't, but I read the manual online (see my previous post indicating specific manual pages) and have used enough MIDI hardware and software over the last three decades that I can assist in debugging your MIDI issues. 99% of the time it is simple cockpit...
by meatballfulton
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JD-800 sending Midi data to Ableton
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

Re: JD-800 sending Midi data to Ableton

I'd worry about the note msgs first! Make sure you don't have the MIDI IN and OUT connections reversed.
by meatballfulton
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio CZ-5000: Voice Crackling and Going out of Tune
Replies: 21
Views: 3982

Re: Casio CZ-5000: Voice Crackling and Going out of Tune

Combed through the service manual earlier today but struggled to find something relevant for my specific issue... I'd be searching for any test modes, troubleshoting lists, etc. Have you tried reinitializing already? This will wipe all user data so make sure you do a data dump before you try this.
by meatballfulton
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio CZ-5000: Voice Crackling and Going out of Tune
Replies: 21
Views: 3982

Re: Casio CZ-5000: Voice Crackling and Going out of Tune

If it starts failing after a few minutes, it's probably heat related.

Get some coolant spray designed for electronic repairs. Once the synth starts acting up, spray each chip one by one until it goes away. Then you can do further troubleshooting from there.
by meatballfulton
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 1st Synthesizer advice, am I looking at the right synths?
Replies: 6
Views: 2170

Re: 1st Synthesizer advice, am I looking at the right synths?

The Sub 37 is a monophonic synth...forget about chords. The Prophet 12 is discontinued, but can be bought new. It's the most verstaile of the three. The Prophet 6 is a fine synth, but like the Moog it's just analog subtractive which limits the kinds of sounds it can make. But the sounds it can make ...
by meatballfulton
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio CZ-5000: Voice Crackling and Going out of Tune
Replies: 21
Views: 3982

Re: Casio CZ-5000: Voice Crackling and Going out of Tune

Do you have the Service Manual already?

I'd go through that and see what you can find.

Have you tried reinitializing?

Does the problem still exist when playing from the onboard sequencer or over MIDI?
by meatballfulton
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Roland MS1 bios update problems
Replies: 26
Views: 14154

Re: Roland MS1 bios update problems

vvave, just click on his name underneath his avatar. That takes you to his profile, you'll see contact info there.
by meatballfulton
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: broke my KORG PS 900 by cleaning..??
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Re: broke my KORG PS 900 by cleaning..??

That's a heat sink for the power transistors. Weird that the screws had been removed.

You possibly damaged the transistors attached to it with an electrostatic shock.

Start by getting your hands on the service manual.
by meatballfulton
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JD-800 sending Midi data to Ableton
Replies: 10
Views: 2279

Re: JD-800 sending Midi data to Ableton

The user manual explains exactly what to do.

Page V-16 for single mode

Page V-18 for multi mode