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by alfadawg01
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq SD1 issue
Replies: 17
Views: 8116

Re: Ensoniq SD1 issue

Ashe37 wrote:ok, so it has two boards for the KB and they have not been bridged. I'm wondering if you've just run into the infamous VFX keyboard issue... I'd ask Rhino.
Look carefully at my second and third photos. There's a ribbon cable soldered to points on each of the coil boards. No issues there.
by alfadawg01
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq SD1 issue
Replies: 17
Views: 8116

Re: Ensoniq SD1 issue

Sigh. I reassembled the keyboard and put it back into the SD1. No change, the original problem still exists. At least I didn't screw anything else up and the keys and coil boards are clean again....
by alfadawg01
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq SD1 issue
Replies: 17
Views: 8116

Re: Ensoniq SD1 issue

OK, I finally had the opportunity this afternoon to set up a table and take the SD1's keybed out for a look. Following instructions I found in several online sources it was relatively simple to extract the keybed and remove keys. Let's see what I found. Here's the top of the coil boards under the ke...
by alfadawg01
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq SD1 issue
Replies: 17
Views: 8116

Re: Ensoniq SD1 issue

Ashe37 wrote:probably need to take the keyboard apart and clean it. also possible that one of the metal panels on the keys has popped off.
That's going to be my first task in the repair process as soon as I can clear a good chunk of a day to work on it.
by alfadawg01
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq SD1 issue
Replies: 17
Views: 8116

Ensoniq SD1 issue

Good evening, VSE! I'm having a problem with my trusty Ensoniq SD1. When I play individual sounds in sound mode, they play with aftertouch or pressure (in Ensoniq-speak) full on. The effect is most commonly volume, vibrato or filtering. Here's where things get weird. If I press the footswitch down (...
by alfadawg01
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: AN1X vs Alesis Ion: Advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 8500

Re: AN1X vs Alesis Ion: Advice needed

Stab Frenzy wrote:Everyone always assumes it's a bad volume pot and it's always the output transistors. ;)
In my case, replacing the volume pot cured the high-frequency noise and low volume. However, my output transistors have finally failed and I have almost no volume. Yeesh...
by alfadawg01
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: AN1X vs Alesis Ion: Advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 8500

Re: AN1X vs Alesis Ion: Advice needed

zmd wrote:Pro5, the transistor output issue you mentioned...is that what causes low output and high frequency noise on the main outs and headphone outs?
The problem you are stating could be the result of a bad volume pot.
by alfadawg01
Thu May 19, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Moog model D reissue
Replies: 166
Views: 51676

Re: Mood model D reissue

Okay, somebody get me a release date for this. I have to know how long before I can own one. And this had better not be a boutique limited-edition thing. This is a limited run during Moogfest. An email from Moog said "the pilot-production units built during the festival will only be available for p...
by alfadawg01
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JV-1080
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: Roland JV-1080

XP60 patches are compatible with the JV1080 so they will play just fine. I'm not completely familiar with the transfer process but some form of Utility Mode would do it.
by alfadawg01
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JV-1080
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: Roland JV-1080

You should be able to do that. Look in the Utility Mode menu. Check your manuals for the proper procedure.
by alfadawg01
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Guess that synth: Genesis edition
Replies: 23
Views: 13790

Re: Guess that synth: Genesis edition

I was lucky enough to be at Madison Square Garden in 78 when Peter Gabriel came out for the encore ("I Know What I Like"). Of course, half of the crowd didn't even know who it was until the end when Phil introduced him! I was at that show, too. We figured it out but PG was singing on the same mic a...
by alfadawg01
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Guess that synth: Genesis edition
Replies: 23
Views: 13790

Re: Guess that synth: Genesis edition

From Armando Gallo's book Genesis: I Know What I Like, Tony Banks used the following on the tour that supported "...and then there were three":
  • Hammond T102 organ
    Mellotron 400S
    ARP 2600 synthesizer
    Moog Polymoog synthesizer
    Yamaha CP70 grand piano
by alfadawg01
Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's your favourite Mellotron album?
Replies: 15
Views: 5144

Re: What's your favourite Mellotron album?

Almost forgot Hero & Heroin by the Strawbs.