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by magnus
Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: MFB step64 sequencer
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

Re: MFB step64 sequencer

No it I don't think it can be used as a midi-cv converter, which is a real shame I think. I'd love to know if anyone has found a work around for this, as it has a midi clock in. Okay, regarding the Step64 in general, it's good fun to use - if you're composing directly onto the sequencer, it kind of ...
by magnus
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: MFB step64 sequencer
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

Re: MFB step64 sequencer

Hi,
I've gotone of these. It's quite fun to use, but it is quite buggy - I had to send mine back to get some bugs ironed out, and just the other day it reverted to the factory settings (everything lost!). Reply to this post if you want an in depth description of the pros and cons
by magnus
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Looking for advice on a solina string ensemble
Replies: 0
Views: 2183

Looking for advice on a solina string ensemble

Hi there. I've got a Solina String Ensemble that I bought a couple of years ago in pristine condition. The guy said it had seen less than 10hrs use, and had spent most of the past 30 years in the shop, unsold. If he was lying, he knows how to cover his tracks, as it looked brand new - insides clean,...
by magnus
Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: TR 606 going insane
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: TR 606 going insane

Okay, thanks so much - I was beginning to despair. I reckon I've got a long and arduous task ahead of me, but at least I know what I have to do. Things haven't started too well - after cleaning the residue from the switchboard PCB, the 606 is refusing to run sequences. (I suspect the run/start switc...
by magnus
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: TR 606 going insane
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: TR 606 going insane

Thanks a lot. I see ICs 7 and 8 are involved in memory. They are also the closest ICs to the leak. Are these the ones I need to test around? I'm no expert in electronics - how would I test the current running through a trace rather than the pd between two solder points?
cheers
by magnus
Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:19 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: TR 606 going insane
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: TR 606 going insane

thanks, but it's already set for a 16 measure sequence - it's just that whatever i write in the first 8 measures lights up and plays in the second 8 too, and vice versa. Also, despite removal of the batteries, the sequencer has gone mad again. now all the sequences are full with every sound, and can...
by magnus
Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: TR 606 going insane
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: TR 606 going insane

Thanks! It does seem to be a lot better without batteries -how bizarre. It's still refusing to let me write a full 16 measure bar though - just 8 measures repeated. Could it be turned on to a particular function that I'm not aware of?
by magnus
Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: TR 606 going insane
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

TR 606 going insane

Hi, hope there are some x0xperts out there, sorry about the long post... Today I took possession of a rather neglected 606 and found that it worked almost perfectly at first (cymbal sometimes seemed to file itself, and all of the patterns needed wiping), but soon went haywire. I understand that memo...
by magnus
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: HELP! My MS20 is going crazy
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Thanks. I'll give it a go
by magnus
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: HELP! My MS20 is going crazy
Replies: 2
Views: 425

HELP! My MS20 is going crazy

Hi, I'm having problems with my Korg MS20. I'm hoping they are easily remedied, as I really don't have the cash to spend £200+ to have it repaired. The main problem is with VCO1. When I play it from the keyboard it sounds awful - every note fluctuates in pitch. This doesn't seem to happen when I con...