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by AdamAnt316
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What the Sh!t do I do with this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1681

Re: What the Sh!t do I do with this?

It shouldn't be too hard to figure out. There are plenty of tutorials online on how the various electronic components (resistors, capacitors, transistors, integrated circuits, etc.) work. Once you gain some knowledge, find some example circuits, buy the needed components, and breadboard them using t...
by AdamAnt316
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What the Sh!t do I do with this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1681

Re: What the Sh!t do I do with this?

The tones it produces are going to be fairly plain (no filters or anything), but might sound neat regardless. The unit is basically a series of power supplies, a very simple signal generator (the part that creates the tone), and a 'breadboard' space where you can construct circuits which would be po...
by AdamAnt316
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What the Sh!t do I do with this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1681

Re: What the Sh!t do I do with this?

Appears to be a rebranded Heathkit ET-3100 electronics trainer. They were used in schools to help kids learn the basics of electronics. The 'sounds' you will be able to get out of it are simple sine and square wave tones, the pitch of which are adjusted by turning the FREQ knob, and setting the RANG...
by AdamAnt316
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Please help identify this mystery '70s modular!
Replies: 17
Views: 1950

Re: Please help identify this mystery '70s modular!

Very cool! Definitely looks like quite the project (as if you didn't know that already :roll:). If you know how to solder, I'd start with replacing the big blue electrolytic capacitors in the power supply (appears to be along the bottom center of the case, behind the black panel in the back) with mo...
by AdamAnt316
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your lifelong equipment list
Replies: 84
Views: 10331

Re: Your lifelong equipment list

I forgot to include: Triadex Muse Stephen Nice! Always great to see another Muse owner out there. :D Do you have any of the accessories which go with it? Mine came with the "Light Show Module", which is a glorified color organ, but really adds to the Muse experience. 8-) Anyway, here's my rough lis...
by AdamAnt316
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: synth kits
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: synth kits

I built a Moog Werkstatt-01 kit earlier this year. No soldering, unfortunately, but it was still an interesting project, and works quite well. In addition, I also built a SparkPunk kit, which is more of a noisemaker, but it did require soldering, and makes some interesting noises. A friend of mine b...
by AdamAnt316
Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Best (or least worst) vintage samplers
Replies: 17
Views: 11825

Re: Best (or least worst) vintage samplers

Thanks for all your feedback ! I noticed the reference to the Casio SK5, which amused me as the only sampler I ever had was the good old SK1. I never used it in my later stuff as it was reasonably limited, even using the line input. I would go probably head more for the FZ-10M rather than the FZ1, ...
by AdamAnt316
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many of you have organs in your set-up?
Replies: 23
Views: 2363

Re: How many of you have organs in your set-up?

I've long had various organs as part of my keyboard setup. I started out with a cheesy Magnus chord organ (branded "Audition", for some reason). I have a Hammond model M spinet, though it needs work at the moment. My go-to organ tends to be my Farfisa Compact , in glorious red (I also have a later F...
by AdamAnt316
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be honest
Replies: 21
Views: 2075

Re: the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be ho

Why would anyone want a Korg Poly-800? What a waste of time, energy, and money. I can think of a few reasons: They're cheap Some interesting sounds They're cheap Light enough to be worn as a crude keytar, if desired They're cheap Less crappy than the average Casio Did I mention they're cheap? Despi...
by AdamAnt316
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be honest
Replies: 21
Views: 2075

Re: the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be ho

I've been known to haul my vintage keyboard gear around to my occasional gigs from time to time. It's usually fairly arduous since my main keyboard tends to be a Farfisa Compact, which only lives up to its name if you're comparing it to a Hammond B-3, as it weighs "only" 70lbs. It's seen far better ...
by AdamAnt316
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: how u guys think about this portable piano
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: how u guys think about this portable piano

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:I'm sure Dave Guetta would like this:

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Or Moby, for that matter.

Stephen
Reminds me of this:

http://www.organhouse.com/hammond_demo.htm

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by AdamAnt316
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the sexiest looking synth of all time?
Replies: 134
Views: 19835

Re: What is the sexiest looking synth of all time?

What, no love for the Triadex Muse ?! http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/triadex_muse_1.jpg Gotta love all of those sliders, plus the funky wedge shape with the aluminum(?) and wood, not to mention the kooky bargraph display along the right side which tells you what it's thinking. Coolest of all, thou...
by AdamAnt316
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: More Bad Vintage Capacitors!
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

Re: More Bad Vintage Capacitors!

Hi Adam, Don't let the packaging fool you. The only electrolytic capacitor in the picture above is the red one which was very leaky and showing 50% of its nominal capacitance. The rest are non-polarised dry Polystyrene types and failed dead short circuit. I think even the grey caps are dry types ev...
by AdamAnt316
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: More Bad Vintage Capacitors!
Replies: 7
Views: 4192

Re: More Bad Vintage Jensen Capacitors!

Old capacitors, by and large, tend to go bad. Electrolytic capacitors of the sort you show in the multicolored tubes have an intended lifespan of 10-20 years, so I'm not at all surprised that they've gone bad. Some of them (especially ones which see a fair amount of use) survive longer than that, of...
by AdamAnt316
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Unique sounds and/or synthesis
Replies: 17
Views: 2890

Re: Unique sounds and/or synthesis

Triadex Muse---first digital sequencer; can make its own "light show" if you have the right parts (that is weird). I own one of these rare contraptions, and the "light show" pretty much makes the thing. I don't know exactly why, but having those colored lights flashing along with the bleeps and blo...