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by drawtippy
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Congratulations: you're a f***ing synth addict again!
Replies: 45
Views: 1985

Re: Congratulations: you're a f***ing synth addict again!

This thread is giving me the shakes! I have been really good through this economy and only bought some sound panels for my studio. Now I'm considering just taking care of the synths I own like upgrading the Voyager, fixing the OBXa and maybe adding the PG-800 to the JX-8P. Yet even as I type this, I...
by drawtippy
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I really want an early 80's Roland poly. Suggestions?
Replies: 54
Views: 3536

Re: I really want an early 80's Roland poly. Suggestions?

I'm lucky enough to have both synths-- the JX-8P and the JP-6. While I don't have the PG-800 yet, the 8P is a very capable synth especially for pads and strings. And yes it has that very distinctive Roland DCO sound. (that IS the reason why I own one) The Jupiter 6 on the other hand, is in quite a d...
by drawtippy
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: repair success stories
Replies: 55
Views: 6128

Re: repair success stories

Good thread! OBX-A: calibrated OSCs and pitch levers, replaced bushings, removed and cleaned keys, replaced a button, and even repaired/made new J-wires. I'm still having a little trouble with 1 voice not firing. I may need to reseat the board. Luckily everything else is hanging in there (knock on w...
by drawtippy
Mon May 18, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Name that synth: Metric live in Montreal
Replies: 15
Views: 785

Re: Name that synth: Metric live in Montreal

I've seen Metric several times and Emily always plays a Pro-One. Which is why I love her so much. Listen to their older stuff you can hear the Pro-One all over it and IMHO it's better than their new stuff.
by drawtippy
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Setting up an APT studio
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Setting up an APT studio

Thanks stab. Yeah I've been reading a lot about the differences between making a room sound good and making a room soundproof. The later is a zillion times harder in a rental. Things like MLV, drop ceilings etc. are just not going to happen. Fortunately, like I said, none of my walls adjoin a neighb...
by drawtippy
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Setting up an APT studio
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Setting up an APT studio

I see this section of the forum doesn't get too much action, but thanks, divine. I will be recording live instruments in there, but just guitars and voice. It has to be a combo of sound absorption and sound proofing...So I need to put something on the floor. Those foam-backed rug squares or cork squ...
by drawtippy
Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Setting up an APT studio
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Setting up an APT studio

So, I'm moving to a new apartment and although that is a total pain, it does give me an opportunity to make my new space better than the old one. This is a rental however, so I can't do anything too destructive, permanent or expensive for that matter. The room is about 10X11 with a pretty decent clo...
by drawtippy
Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Small Mixers And Synths
Replies: 26
Views: 2141

Re: Small Mixers And Synths

Looks like the original pic was posted by a Newbie in our forum and picked up by Analog Industries. Here is the link in "how bout some pics of your set up": http://www.vintagesynth.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2288&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=7995 Maybe we can ask him what he thinks is wrong with his set ...
by drawtippy
Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Small Mixers And Synths
Replies: 26
Views: 2141

Small Mixers And Synths

So I was checking out the Analog Industries blog and I found this post: http://www.analogindustries.com/blog/entry.jsp?msgid=1227414971645 It's a pic of somebody's rig/synths and the thread is titled "What's wrong with this picture?" Sublime poster aside, several people started commenting on the mix...
by drawtippy
Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: How to level out Pratt/Read keyboards?
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: How to level out Pratt/Read keyboards?



This vid is for fixing a prophet but it's still VERY helpful. Be sure to watch the second part as well. Good luck!
by drawtippy
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Newbie Needs Help!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 3766

Re: Newbie Needs Help!!!

Welcome newb! A word of caution on the KS4, there's a reason why they don't make them anymore! The knobs had this crazy thing where they self-adjusted parameters all on their own, making the synth unplayable. I bought a KS5 when they came out and it spent 3 months in the shop and then it went up on ...
by drawtippy
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: OBXa Problem/Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 1198

Re: OBXa Problem/Advice

Steve, Thanks for the very technical addition to this thread! Yeah, I haven't even touched my dip switches, they look really shady and fragile. Of course leaving all the voices on, did make the tuning process much more of a pain. And I didn't know there were versions of the keyboard with the pads. M...
by drawtippy
Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: OBXa Problem/Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 1198

Re: OBXa Problem/Advice

Thanks guys, I'm gonna actually try all of the above. Pull out the chips and clean and then pull out the board and look for loose traces/wires. My gut tells me it's the later because the board was actually functioning perfectly for a minute there until I moved it. but we'll see. As far as the J-wire...
by drawtippy
Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: OBXa Problem/Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 1198

Re: OBXa Problem/Advice

Ok, so a little update on this fix: first of all, thanks everybody for their help. Yes the top voice tray has an ingeneous hinge bolt on the left side that lets you easily get to the bottom voice cards. Yes, tuning is a b***h and the tiny offset screw needs to be turned the opposite way... very weir...
by drawtippy
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: New To Syths
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Re: New To Syths

Welcome Heto13, You're not only new to synths, you're new to the forum and if you haven't guessed it by now, we take this stuff super seriously... in the best way. The other posters are right, you need to tell us what you want to do with the synth. Pads, bass lines, arpeggios? Do you have a computer...