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by elsongs
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 4930

Re: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?

UPDATE! I opened up my DX7 last night and removed the two boards on the left and right of the transformer, and checked the solder points with a magnifying glass. I didn't notice any dry joints, but I re-flowed all the solder points just in case and did notice that one of the capacitor legs on the h...
by elsongs
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 4930

Re: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?

I opened my DX7 up and noticed no leaking/burst capacitors. However upon close inspection of the 0.022 uf RIFA capacitor, it looks like there's something oozing out of the side: https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48366885_10156806208243665_8158622014651760640_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scon...
by elsongs
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 4930

Re: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?

Kentronix wrote:When you first turn it on from cold does it last a while before the first failure ? And then it fails more often when you power cycle from warm ?

If so I would initially assume a dry joint as madtheory suggested.
Yes, it's only happened after my DX7 has been on for a while.
by elsongs
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 4930

Yamaha DX7 (Mk I) Locks Up - Capacitor Issue?

I was playing my DX7 last night and I noticed something heartbreaking for my almost 33 year-old baby: I'll be playing something and all of a sudden the notes sustain (as if I'm holding down the sustain pedal, but I'm not) and then they cut off. Then the DX7 freezes (no sound). The screen is stuck an...
by elsongs
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Komplete 12 announced
Replies: 5
Views: 11007

Re: Komplete 12 announced

Half of the "instruments" in a Komplete bundle are nothing but Reaktor programs anyway.
by elsongs
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq ASR-10 - One Dead Key
Replies: 1
Views: 3545

Ensoniq ASR-10 - One Dead Key

I recently bought an Ensoniq ASR-10 from a pawn shop. Functions fine except for one dead key (the E in the octave above middle C). I removed all the keys, washed them clean (they were full of dust and grime) and cleaned the keyboard contact board with contact spray. No change, that one key still doe...
by elsongs
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Minimoog weirdness
Replies: 3
Views: 2637

Re: Minimoog weirdness

What might make a Minimoog do this? At beginning of troubleshooting stage. https://youtu.be/Y5a5HCtHy8M If it's an original Model-D, turn it upside down (making sure the top panel and keys rest on a layer of blankets/towels or pillows) and remove the 8 screws on the bottom plate. Lift off bottom pl...
by elsongs
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Legacy Collection Updated!
Replies: 11
Views: 10542

Re: Korg Legacy Collection Updated!

Upgrade from KLC to a "no-Odyssey" version is $0, to the full version - $49.99. It's a bit of mess with migration/upgrade coupons, but nothing unusual. At first I thought you needed to migrate first, and then upgrade if you had KLC and wanted Odyssey, but all you needed was the "Upgrade" coupon if ...
by elsongs
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Legacy Collection Updated!
Replies: 11
Views: 10542

Re: Korg Legacy Collection Updated!

Just upgraded my KLC to KC with the ARP Odyssey on my Windows computer (My Mac still runs Mavericks and KC only runs on Yosemite and later). No noticeable changes to the older KC plugins except for a new authorization method and various minor bug fixes. GUI remains tiny. Although the ARP Odyssey win...
by elsongs
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Legacy Collection Updated!
Replies: 11
Views: 10542

Re: Korg Legacy Collection Updated!

Upgrade from KLC to a "no-Odyssey" version is $0, to the full version - $49.99. It's a bit of mess with migration/upgrade coupons, but nothing unusual. KLC (or KC now) is probably the best softsynth bundle money can buy. I haven't upgraded yet, but I noticed that the Mac OS version only runs on Yos...
by elsongs
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Legacy Collection Updated!
Replies: 11
Views: 10542

Korg Legacy Collection Updated!

Just got an email from Korg today announcing the re-branding of its softsynth bundle of classic Korg synthesizers, the Korg Legacy Collection as "Korg Collection." It will now include a software version of the ARP Odyssey. Current KLC users can upgrade to the new version for $49.99 USD. Also, the re...
by elsongs
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Are software synths disposable instruments?
Replies: 19
Views: 6150

Re: Are software synths disposable instruments?

Unfortunately, they are disposable. Just ask anyone who's used Propellerheads ReBirth, or Native Instruments B4 or Pro-53. They are obsolete once your DAW graduates to a new OS version but they can't. I am also a Cakewalk Sonar user. I have hope that the story isn't totally finished yet, but I do ha...
by elsongs
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Midiverb II problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Midiverb II problems

Recently bought a used Midiverb and found out it has some problems: half of the programs make a screech tone when the output knob is turned up, some of the non screeching programs turn quiet when the mix control is turned clockwise. The overload light is usually on for long periods of time. The onl...
by elsongs
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and Drum Machine in 'The Chauffeur
Replies: 32
Views: 7927

Re: Synths and Drum Machine in 'The Chauffeur

Just heard this song recently after many, many years. In addition to the 808 and synths, he used a sampler as well, correct? There's numerous voice samples and the pigeon coo sample. Did Nick use the Fairlight that early on, or did they use the Emulator I?
by elsongs
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards
Replies: 488
Views: 251201

Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

After some minor Post Office drama (the card was delivered on Monday, but I wasn't home and had to sign off on it, so they left a note in my mail box, and I had to visit the post office to pick it up in person, which I did on Tuesday, but it wasn't there...made another attempt today, and finally got...