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by danialad
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: endless rotary encoder knobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: endless rotary encoder knobs?

seems to be unavoidable that everything points me to the Prophet 08 for my next bout of "GAS".
by danialad
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: a collection of my ambient/drone works
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: a collection of my ambient/drone works

awesome! let me know what you think of things, or if you have any questions. each track is a specific memory for me... and i love the opportunities to remember them. example being; on the first track, from 2005, 2:40 onward, there is the sound of a ceiling fan running on a hot summer night. which i ...
by danialad
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: a collection of my ambient/drone works
Replies: 7
Views: 479

a collection of my ambient/drone works

digital moth, static light (2009) a collection of ambience 2005-2009 http://oftheoak.net/m/dmsl09.zip (85MB) http://www.oftheoak.net/m/dmsl.jpg equipment used: alesis ion (tracks 2,4,7,9) korg dw-8000 (tracks 1,3,6,8 +10,11,12) akai ax-80 (tracks 10,11,12) roland juno-6 (track 5) fruity loop drums ...
by danialad
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths
Replies: 387
Views: 48109

Re: Dumbest thing you've ever heard someone say about synths

after being caught by my boss at work while on the forum: boss: "oh so you're into synthesizers too?? that's awesome, you should help my boyfriend, he's looking to buy a synth." me: "oh, well, what's he looking to use it for?" her: "well he wants to do hip hop stuff... like drum beats and what not!"...
by danialad
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp FIXED!!
Replies: 39
Views: 27764

Re: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp HELP!

this self editing is news to me. does it happen while the synth is being played? or only when it sits for awhile?
by danialad
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: endless rotary encoder knobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

endless rotary encoder knobs?

what are some popular(or not) synths with lots of ENDLESS rotary encoder knobs?

(like the 360 degree pots on the alesis Ion).

looking to buy something in the future,
so just curious what else exists out there.
by danialad
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: customizing my synth; opinions needed
Replies: 4
Views: 314

customizing my synth; opinions needed

so i'm about to, once brought back o 100%, embark on customizing my Alesis Ion . I'm going to paint the whole chassis, redo the decals, replace the knobs (most likely), and either paint the side panels, or get custom wooden ones made. chassis colors: candy apple red (glossy) nord-ish red (non-glossy...
by danialad
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp FIXED!!
Replies: 39
Views: 27764

Re: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp HELP!

man-009, thanks. tested and i've got v1.06... which i assume is the newest. is there anyway you can test the volume pot thing i mentioned in my last post? that would confirm i need to replace my volume pot.
by danialad
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp FIXED!!
Replies: 39
Views: 27764

Re: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp HELP!

HA! okay. so i got to the configuration menu, and when you go to the last page there is the "pot sensitivity test". guess which one doesn't show up... the volume pot! but, now i'm curious, is it even supposed to? can anyone confirm that this shows up on their Ion "configuration test"?? just hold dow...
by danialad
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp FIXED!!
Replies: 39
Views: 27764

Re: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp HELP!

how do you find out what OS you have? i've been trying to get to that "config" or "quick test" menu but it doesn't do it. you hold down the < > menu keys while turning it on right? also for Iron Giant... what part did you use to replace the volume knob? and when you had the volume issue, could you s...
by danialad
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp FIXED!!
Replies: 39
Views: 27764

Re: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp HELP!

i guess that's the next step to try. i'd love to get her working 100% again,

my next goal is paint her candy apple red (the sides are already black),
and then put some new custom labels on everything.
by danialad
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp FIXED!!
Replies: 39
Views: 27764

Re: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp HELP!

from what i can gather it happens randomly. took only 1 day for it to happen to me. and i've heard of units (both ion/micron) coming right from the box with the problem. just a cheap part i guess. i suppose since i couldn't seem to fix it myself... for now i'll just have to use the Aux outs and igno...
by danialad
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp FIXED!!
Replies: 39
Views: 27764

Re: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp HELP!

WELL! i got the replacement FETs, removed the old ones, and put in the new ones... and after THREE attempts the problem still isn't solved. i'm losing my mind here... i can't figure out what i did wrong!
by danialad
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp FIXED!!
Replies: 39
Views: 27764

Re: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp HELP!

wow! excellent response. upon further google investigation, it appears it IS a common problem. and looks to be an easy fix for me, as i'm a crack with a soldering iron. already ordered two of 'em from newark.com for $1.44 apiece +$4 shipping. thank you so much!
by danialad
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: dead alesis ion main output pre-amp FIXED!!
Replies: 39
Views: 27764

dead alesis ion main output pre-amp FIXED!!

a week ago the master volume knob started getting finicky and only working in certain 'sweet' spots, like with old pots that need a cleaning, only the ions knobs are digital. then, the main volume outputs l/r and the headphone out 1/4" jacks all "died" shortly after. if i crank my amp, i can still h...