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by SickMonkey
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Death of Creamware, Rise of the Plugiator
Replies: 47
Views: 5518

I'm going to say this outloud. Real quiet-like so I don't upset the natives. Devices like the Plugiator will be the future of soft-synthesis/virtual analog technology. I wish it was kind of the other way around. Dedicated controllers for specific softsynths. Like the Korg MS-20 thingy. Processing p...
by SickMonkey
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths the Big 3 should release ^.^ (photoshoppers welcome!)
Replies: 73
Views: 8555

http://www.openlabs.com/products.html Not a bad solution, if you can afford their stuff. I keep forgeting about this company. I hate sounding like a corporate manager, but this kind of stuff is where it's at. I would would bet a million hundred dollars that the big three are putting all their effor...
by SickMonkey
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 106 noise/interference on chords
Replies: 14
Views: 2552

by SickMonkey
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: native instruments fm7
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Yeah, second hand is probably the way to go. I don't think FM7 works on intel macs, though...
by SickMonkey
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SH101 and other monosynths
Replies: 13
Views: 1482

I'm pretty sure that's how the old monosynths work. They either scan the keyboard from the bottom up, or the other way. Can't have both.
by SickMonkey
Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland SH-2, broken oscillator?
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Of course, since it's VCO-1 that's dead, it means that the sub oscillator is dead too. :( One more thing: Just what pitch bend range is it supposed to have? At the moment, it's got a 1.5 octave range, but that seems a bit strange (though not as strange as the 23 half-note range of my old SH-09. Up, ...
by SickMonkey
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: polysix troubles!!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 724

fact is i don't know where is the battery...is it worth to open the synth myself,without any technician around? is it hard to replace?what kind of battery does polysix needs? thx Opening the synth is not difficult. A total of 7-8 screws, if i remember correctly. Replacing the battery is trickier, s...
by SickMonkey
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland SH-2, broken oscillator?
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Roland SH-2, broken oscillator?

Well, so I rashly went and bought this SH-2 thing that everyone's talking about (as junk - I really ought to restrain myself. I can barely move in my room without stumbling over some broken piece of junk). Anyway, everything works fine except oscillator 1, which is completely silent. Anyone has any ...
by SickMonkey
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ok 106 pros...i have two different boards for it.
Replies: 50
Views: 3797

ok...bumping this one up again. mome's been amazing helping me out, but we're still having some problems. he's gotten dead chips switched out with ones that work, but now not one but TWO 106's have one chip that continues ringing, and that gets louder and uglier the longer it's been fired up. Mine ...
by SickMonkey
Sat May 31, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Fixing and Modding a Polysix
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Ok, so now I'm putting a new battery in. Newb question: In old crow's nice and detailed step-by-step, he removes C40 and R91, replacing the latter with a diode. Why? The diode is needed if you're replacing the battery with a non-rechargeable coin cell. It keeps the synth from trying to charge the b...
by SickMonkey
Fri May 30, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Fixing and Modding a Polysix
Replies: 10
Views: 1070

Ok, so now I'm putting a new battery in. Newb question: In old crow's nice and detailed step-by-step, he removes C40 and R91, replacing the latter with a diode. Why?

Still haven't found any (sufficiently cheap) replacement SSM2056, btw.
by SickMonkey
Sun May 25, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Back in the Yamaha CS Club
Replies: 111
Views: 9877

After some further investigation, I've come to realise that it's a dodgy pot. If i jiggle it a bit, i works all the way, albeit with plenty of crackling.

EDIT: And after some more jiggling, the crackling is gone.
by SickMonkey
Sun May 25, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dead chip.. and static? MKS-30/JX-3P
Replies: 14
Views: 1289

i went ahead and swapped out one of the vca/vcf chips (the 80017a IC) from my jx-3p into this one and it solved the problem. figured testing wouldn't hurt... such a pain in the a*s tho. you can use the diagnostics to trouble shoot your junos.. using the voice test mode (google) you can figure out w...
by SickMonkey
Sun May 25, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Worst Yamaha Synth EVER!
Replies: 52
Views: 6571

Sexor wrote:
Johnny Lenin wrote:
Sexor wrote:Image
What's the large circular control on the front panel? Oversized data wheel?
No, it's the volume control :lol:
Must be the loudest synth ever, then...
by SickMonkey
Sun May 25, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dead chip.. and static? MKS-30/JX-3P
Replies: 14
Views: 1289

I'd say "likely", but if you're unlucky i guess it could be another (otherwise working) chip. My junk Juno-106s (both of them!) has this static thing too (among other things...). I'm hoping it's one of the otherwise broken chips (2 in each juno. damn they really are junk), but without removing the c...