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by CZ Rider
Fri May 02, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Scored a Casio CZ-101
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: Scored a Casio CZ-101

[quote="immigrantboy"]The only functional problem it has is when the pitchbend wheel is up all the way, the output becomes a really distorted, high pitched squeal. Not sure why, maybe the pot needs to be cleaned? /quote] The pitch bend glitch is usually due to the CZ not being powered up for some ti...
by CZ Rider
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog Synth that makes organ sound
Replies: 32
Views: 7154

How about the Moog Opus 3. That has a cheezy organ section and it's a single oscillator synth with divide down. Plus it can do some other cool sounds. I gave it a shot tonight. A little bit of oscillator vibrato helps get that Combo Organ sound. Sound of Moog Opus 3 as Combo Organ http://mysite.veri...
by CZ Rider
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New Moog Modular?
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: New Moog Modular?

What would be the problem with Moog going into the modular business again by simply taking their moogerfooger line and mounting them into a modular form instead of pedal? Am I the only one who would want this? Moog did the tough part and made actual circuits. The easy part would be to just make a n...
by CZ Rider
Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Can you operate a Korg MS20 with a Bass Station?
Replies: 2
Views: 259

The Bass Station Rack should do to job. Also the Super BS Rack? Just set the MIDI chanels seperate for the BS and CV out for them to work independently. Has settings for V/Oct or Hz/Oct and Gate or S-trig in the menus. Can download the manual here: http://www.novationmusic.com/support/user_guides/ba...
by CZ Rider
Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Convince me that the minimoog isn't the best!!
Replies: 73
Views: 4899

Like searching for the Holy Grail of Moog sounding mono synths? Something that can get the sounds of the Mini, but has that extra mean and nasty edge that takes the Moog sound to the next level? A Minimoog on steroids? I have had a Mini since 1974, and never have I been without one, even through the...
by CZ Rider
Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Octave Cat Tuning/What did I do???
Replies: 16
Views: 870

Can you describe what a "leaf switch" is exactly? I know there is the one cable coming off the keyboard... what party would I clean? the metal prongs, or the contacts inside the connector (oh wait, are those the leaf connectors?) sounds promising tho... Basicly the voltage from the keyboard first i...
by CZ Rider
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Octave Cat Tuning/What did I do???
Replies: 16
Views: 870

If everything is wired correctly, could be either the keyboard has one of the J wires stuck on. Or the slave jack has a bad connection. The keyboard voltage goes first to this jack, through a leaf swith located on the jack. This has caused me problems with my Cat before. Cleaning the leaf switch sur...
by CZ Rider
Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Casio VZ-10m. Are you man enough?
Replies: 18
Views: 2032

I have a few of these iPD Casios. You can edit from the small display, but using an editor like Sound Diver is best. I think there is a freeware editor out there, but it was a little buggy. At first sending and receiving patches/edits is a PITA. You have to enable SYSEX via a menu every time you pow...
by CZ Rider
Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Back in the Yamaha CS Club
Replies: 111
Views: 7413

Damn! Nice setup! What else you got? That setup was actually part of a live rig used in the "Back In Time 2 Concert" done live on the air back in October 2006. Every year when the clocks get set back to end daylight savings time, we have done a live show on WXPN in Philly. We start the hour long sh...
by CZ Rider
Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Back in the Yamaha CS Club
Replies: 111
Views: 7413

CS-15 owner here. I just LOVE this synth! Hey Don, Thanks so much for the CS-15 downloads. Mine needed a little work, so tonight I opened it up and fixed a few things, since I now had a service manual! A few weeks ago it developed a glitch in the Brilliance slider, and lucky it was only a loose sol...
by CZ Rider
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Restoring and customizing old gear
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Restoring and customizing old gear

Do these projects ever work? Any successes out there? Hey Tom, I have had many success stories modding and repairing old synths. Back in the good days of Ebay, you could find broken synths for next to nothing. I picked up a Elka Rapsody 490 for 49 bucks. That is a dollar a key! The problem was the ...
by CZ Rider
Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How to sequence like k schulze, tangerine dream
Replies: 55
Views: 36268

Listening to the Moog IP sequence, and thinking of replicating it on my modular. The only thing I wonder is how did you get the steps to repeat 8 times before switching to next row? For that demo I used an Encore Universal Event Generator as a count to eight gate. Took the gate out on step 1 to adv...
by CZ Rider
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How to sequence like k schulze, tangerine dream
Replies: 55
Views: 36268

Awesome! Gimme more... :D Glad everyone liked that. I was very suprised at how good that combination worked, with an Oberheim SEM controlled by the SCI Pro~One arpegiator. Quite a bit of fun to play too! It is just the arpegiator on a simple up pattern with the repeat switch on to trigger the SEM. ...
by CZ Rider
Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: EML SynKey
Replies: 42
Views: 14374

Those extra sockets on the osc board could be for the EML Poly-box. That used a small keyboard with some type of memory, instead of the switches found on the SynKey. http://www.vintagesynth.com/eml/polybox.jpg In a letter from EML president Dale Blake dated Oct.18,1977: "The Synkey oscillator is ava...
by CZ Rider
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How to sequence like k schulze, tangerine dream
Replies: 55
Views: 36268

only thing i hanvet figured out is how to do sequnece racheting on any of those units. (think Streatosfear sequences occasional doubling of triggers to 32nds - best example in history). and im not sure if AS or Milton can do it, or if some additional module is needed for this.. like Metalbox divide...