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by Uncle Screwtape
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:56 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Univox Mini-Korg Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 997

That mini-korg looks ready to be played and make music. Sadly, somebody else will be making the music. I put it on eBay last night. Does anyone know where to get knobs for this synth? I need a vco shape selecter knob. The only one I know offhand is dougt at synthparts.com. I've got new wood ends ma...
by Uncle Screwtape
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your first synth.
Replies: 102
Views: 7213

At this moment, I still have the Mini-Korg, but it will probably be gone in 6 days. :cry:

It's on eBay, regrettably.
by Uncle Screwtape
Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Vintage synth maintenance hitlist...
Replies: 17
Views: 2435

gfriden wrote:Of course, this is not so strange considering that it is textiles is what causes dust in our homes in the first-place.
Household dust is something like 70% dead skin. The textiles retain & distribute it, but not cause it to any large degree.
by Uncle Screwtape
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Univox Mini-Korg Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 997

The electronics are tuned up, dirty parts have been cleaned and the wood is stripped and re-laquered (no stains).
by Uncle Screwtape
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: MiniMoog Refinishing Log - Do's & Don'ts
Replies: 31
Views: 4900

Nice work. I think the burning blended quite nicely, where it adds a touch of character. Kudos!
by Uncle Screwtape
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Univox Mini-Korg Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Univox Mini-Korg Restoration

Some of you may have seen the pics from a couple of weeks ago, when I was talking of selling this synth. Well I've completed restoring it, and thought I'd share the results. Overall View - Before http://a899.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/100/l_04d79765413fc1390ce8e488e365e6ea.jpg Overall View - ...
by Uncle Screwtape
Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Poor mans synths
Replies: 52
Views: 7325

Anything that's broken. It seems just about anything that is truly analog and in working order is not for the "poor man." My solution is to buy broken or questionable gear and hope it's something within my abilities to repair. Roland Jupiter-4 - Poor mans Jupiter-8? Nah it can't be. Thats the JP-6....
by Uncle Screwtape
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: FAVORITE WAVEFORM POLL
Replies: 43
Views: 3453

I used to be a big Saw fan, but recently I've been riding the Pulse Wave. I think they're all great for their own reasons, though. Otherwise, there's no sense being into programming/synthesis.
by Uncle Screwtape
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 12 Days of Ion
Replies: 17
Views: 2121

...when it comes to tone, simplicity and instant gratification it doesn't stand a chance against the beast from the East IMO. I found the tone to be a little muddy and not bright or cutting enough, the unison isn't as fun and the arpeggiator has lame patterns making the PolySix's basic arp much mor...
by Uncle Screwtape
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can a synth be unbearable, fearless, polluted & cultured
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Although, as many have already said, the terms are subjective, I think it's a good concept. I believe there is a general agreement of most of the terms used, from the number who agree. I think it may have alot to do with one's programming at times, too. I think certain sets of terms are probably the...
by Uncle Screwtape
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 12 Days of Ion
Replies: 17
Views: 2121

12 Days of Ion

So, after 14 months of waiting, I finally got my Ion almost two weeks ago. It's funny that the first Synth I ever ordered has become the 4th one I've purchased (not including the K-1 from 10+ unused years ago). Anyhow, it was none-the-less very exciting for me. I tracked the package about every hour...
by Uncle Screwtape
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Mixers In A Keyboard Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 545

My mixer is at the heart of my rig. I run a Mic, Synths & Misc. Instruments, Turntable, DVD, VHS & Cassette Deck. Everything funnels into a 2 channel sound card for recording without having to unplug anything. Call it working smart or laziness. Plus, I like knobs... I also monitor everything from th...
by Uncle Screwtape
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Painting keys (inverse color)
Replies: 2
Views: 516

No experience, but you can try Krylon Fusion. It's engineered for plastics. I've heard good things about it.
by Uncle Screwtape
Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: back on VSE (but new nick), studio setup help needed!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3676

It might actually be relatively cheap, too. I don't know of that many resources, but you can try http://www.chipmerchant.com for starters.

At least you could get by until you can invest in a new one.
by Uncle Screwtape
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: back on VSE (but new nick), studio setup help needed!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3676

What about just upgrading the RAM? That should be relatively inexpensive.

BTW Compact10 is awesome. M-Audio 2496 is also a decent card, especially as a first interface. It uses RCAs which work perfect with the mixer I/O. Also has MIDI & S/PDIF. Runs about US $100.