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by magnus
Sat May 16, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 106 lives
Replies: 14
Views: 1388

Re: Juno 106 lives

This is a classic Juno 106 problem - it's a cursed synth. I used to love my Juno, but these days it just lives under the bed. The VCF/VCA chips in alot of 106s were dodgy, and prone to failure - I've replaced 2 so far, and 2 more are on their way out. Check out this website: http://www.analoguerenai...
by magnus
Fri May 15, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Midi/CV interface or CSQ sequencer?
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Midi/CV interface or CSQ sequencer?

If I understand what you're getting at, yes, both the rees and the groove memorise calibration, as it's done by adjusting a trim pot. The Philip Rees would probably be ideal for you, as it has the features you want and nothing more (except for an LFO feature that I'm not clear about), it's simple, a...
by magnus
Fri May 15, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Midi/CV interface or CSQ sequencer?
Replies: 17
Views: 2206

Re: Midi/CV interface or CSQ sequencer?

What settings does the Kenton remember? If you're just buying it for the SH-2, you'll be paying for features you can't use like the filter CV. Second hand you might find a Philip Rees Little MCV or a Groove M2CV for less
by magnus
Fri May 15, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: roland tr 606 not working with Power supply
Replies: 13
Views: 35855

Re: roland tr 606 not working with Power supply

Are you sure it's not the power supply? Is it 9v dc negative centre with the right sized head?
by magnus
Thu May 14, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: mc202 accent
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: mc202 accent

Have you got it on filter accent mode? By default the MC-202 accent affects the VCA alone, which sounds pretty c**p, as it just makes the note louder. In play mode, hold 'shift' and press 'accent' (C#). This toggles between A and AF (or FA, can't remember which). When it is set to AF, the accent aff...
by magnus
Sun May 10, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq ESQ-1 Sequencer
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: Ensoniq ESQ-1 Sequencer

As long as you pick up, I don't think you can lose at that price. You could probably sell it off for the same. Perhaps more as an ESQ-M with a decorative keyboard. On the other hand, I don't know if the price has gone up recently, but you can often buy a working one for peanuts anyway- mine cost £50...
by magnus
Tue May 05, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Noisy Roland SH-09
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Noisy Roland SH-09

Okay I'm with you. I did a bit of resaerch, and I believe it's a ground loop. It could definitely do with a clean out too - SH-09s seem to have a special affinity for dirt. Thanks for your help
by magnus
Sun May 03, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit

Yes, it provides specifications. However, I was hoping to hear from other people that have had this mod done. I think there's a huge difference between knowing what the mod does, and knowing whethern the mods improve significantly on the experience of using that particular synth. I would imagine tha...
by magnus
Sat May 02, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit

Okay thanks. I think I can probably cope with this. I'm still none the wiser as to whether this kit is actually worth buying though. Does anybody know about the sound shaping capabilities?
by magnus
Sat May 02, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: MFB step64 sequencer
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

Re: MFB step64 sequencer

Hi, I couldn't tell you much about modes 2 and 3, as I never use them. What I know is that one of them allows you to control up to four synths monophonically with no control over parameters other than triggering and pitch (or whatever else you choose to asign the CV to), and the other one allows you...
by magnus
Sat May 02, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Noisy Roland SH-09
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Noisy Roland SH-09

Hi, I recently bought an SH-09 that was in pretty poor cosmetic condition, but generally sounded fine. Today it has started to produce constant background noise - like the sounds you hear on most old analogues, but much louder. The noise doesn't quieten down when I turn the volume pot, and turning t...
by magnus
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit

Okay, thanks. I was looking more for opinions as to how much of an improvement it is on the SH-09's standard capabilities/sounds - is it worth £100? Or £150 if I had to get it fitted. Could you be a bit more specific on what makes it so complex?

Cheers
by magnus
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Selecting a tabletop synth.
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Selecting a tabletop synth.

Jesus - talk about overkill. I think there's a lot to be said for building up slowly, especially if you're new to music in general. I would say stick to 1 mono, 1 poly, and 1 drum machine for a while. Having too much gear to work with can just hamper you progress sometimes. If you need to offload an...
by magnus
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit

Anybody have any experience with this?

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~concuss/mods/sh09.htm

I'm thinking of buying it, or perhaps the cheaper kit for the SH-09

Cheers
by magnus
Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: FAT Freebass 383 manual Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 3158

Re: FAT Freebass 383 manual Help!

Double your fun with the rather characterless filter by soldering a wire across the 3rd resistor back from the resonance pot. Apparently, the filter was designed for self oscillation, but to make it more faithful to the original, they removed this feature using said resistor. Those crazy Germans!