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by cornutt
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Grrr... MIDI interface driver follies
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Grrr... MIDI interface driver follies

Yeah, I should be more careful about making sure the interfaces are on before I boot the computer. Most of the time it doesn't cause a problem, though. I have checked through the MOTM forums and didn't come across anything that looked quite like this situation. It's a pretty rare event, though. The ...
by cornutt
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: ENSONIQ EPS16+ & Zip Jaz drives
Replies: 12
Views: 4956

Re: ENSONIQ EPS16+ & Zip Jaz drives

The reliability of those Jaz drives was very poor. I've seen them used in number of applications and they all failed within a year or two. I'd be a bit surprised to come across one that still works.
by cornutt
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Grrr... MIDI interface driver follies
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Grrr... MIDI interface driver follies

So I've had this happen before, and it happened again this week... Started up the Mac and turned on the MOTU MIDI Express XT. Fired up Metro and opened the file for a track I've been working on. I get the dialog telling me that it can't find some outputs, and everything connected to the MIDI Express...
by cornutt
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Help Quick! JP-8000 humming! A Lemon?
Replies: 12
Views: 1438

Re: Help Quick! JP-8000 humming! A Lemon?

If you have to put your ear to the case to hear the humming, is it really that much of a problem? Do try tightening the screws a bit, but other than that, I'm not sure what the issue is. Nearly all transformers hum at least a little bit.
by cornutt
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A stupid question about the Prophet 10
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: A stupid question about the Prophet 10

minime123 wrote:i wonder if anyone still uses that drive today.
mini
Obsolete now. All the cool submarines use the Micro Cyberworm drive. It doesn't even need energy!
by cornutt
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Im new to electronic keyboards and need some help
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Im new to electronic keyboards and need some help

Hmm. Did someone sell you this synth, knowing what you wanted to do with it? AFAIK the Juno-Stage is intended for live performance and has no built-in sequencer capability. You would need a laptop running sequencer software to make it play backing tracks. I'm not sure about downloading sequencer fil...
by cornutt
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Comparing apples and ...
Replies: 17
Views: 1637

Re: Comparing apples and ...

Yes, the DSP's are something you don't find in most general purpose computers. (Although vector processors are a related idea, but in a lot of computers that have them, they are dedicated to graphics processing.) The Roland S-770 sampler is an interesting case study. It has onboard DSPs that handle ...
by cornutt
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Memory Cards + Battery Acid :(
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Memory Cards + Battery Acid :(

My first inclination is to say "the worst that can happen is that they don't work", but I don't know the particulars of how the synth provides power to the cards. I suppose it's possible that if there is a dead short inside the card, something could smoke. Anyone know something about this synth?
by cornutt
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SSM2030 VCO circuit design?
Replies: 15
Views: 1248

Re: SSM2030 VCO circuit design?

Yes, that's what he meant. You will have a really hard time finding any actual SSM2030s at this point, and if you do they will be expensive. They have been out of production for decades now. Better to leave them for repairing existing equipment.
by cornutt
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: General Troubleshooting Logic
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

Re: General Troubleshooting Logic

I almost always start by checking power: look at the voltages, put a scope on the power outputs to make sure there's not a lot of ripple in them, and physically look over the power supply for anything that is burned or melted or ruptured. Also check fuses. A blown fuse usually knocks out one specifi...
by cornutt
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 60 service - please help with trouble shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Juno 60 service - please help with trouble shooting

I succeeded once in cleaning up a fader on a 106 by spraying it with contact cleaner, working it back and forth (not too fast), spraying some more, etc. As I worked it, it gradually got better, until I had it fully working again.
by cornutt
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any synth with a multitimbral arp section?
Replies: 17
Views: 1241

Re: Any synth with a multitimbral arp section?

The V-Synth might be able to do it; I'll have to try it. But that knowledge isn't very useful since the V-Synth in general doesn't do multitimbrality very well.
by cornutt
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Waldorf Blofeld encoders - will stand the test of time?
Replies: 9
Views: 8506

Re: Waldorf Blofeld encoders - will stand the test of time?

I don't know about Waldorf's, but an awful lot of rotary encoders have not held up very well. I can't use my amp right now because it has a rotary encoder for the volume control; it powers up at a low volume, and when I try to turn it up, the rotary encoder spazzes and it goes to zero instead. I thi...
by cornutt
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth
Replies: 39
Views: 4997

Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

For most people who heard the Vocoder on Alan Parsons Project's "The Raven" when it was first released, that was the first time they had ever heard that particular device. I still think of that as iconic.
by cornutt
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth
Replies: 39
Views: 4997

Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

The Prophet 5 on Tears for fears' "Shout" (the massive bass drone that runs all through the piece). Certainly didn't know those. I always thought Shout was just Fairlight! It's funny, I had heard a long time ago that the "Shout" bass was an Octave CAT. But I wondered about it even then because they...