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by blueknob
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Akai s5000 SCSI card reader - Sorted.
Replies: 9
Views: 6471

Re: Akai s5000 SCSI card reader - PLEASE HELP!!

psst.. MrR, have another look ;) the drive is set to scsi id 4, I know you know this... anyway. Just a few thoughts, what scsi id is your Jaz drive set to? Set this drive to the same. Usually it's better to boot up with all things scsi ready to roll, so put the cf card in then power up, and power up...
by blueknob
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need help decreasing MIDI jitter in my setup!
Replies: 8
Views: 3130

Re: Need help decreasing MIDI jitter in my setup!

Just a thought. Have you optimized your computer for music? I know with XP we have a setting under My Computer, System Properties, Performance Options, Visual Effects a button for "Adjust for best performance" - it takes away CPU effort for nice graphics and makes them available for programs/apps li...
by blueknob
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: How to make an ensoniq cdrom anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

Re: How to make an ensoniq cdrom anyone?

ok I've made progress, it doesn't work on Win98se, so I put TC and EnsoniqFS on XP - yey! What even better is, my HD is a CF, my XP has a CF slot so I don't even need scsi. I've now copied all my CF ensoniq files to my XP machine, I notice the names get changed: was, piano.efe TC makes them piano.[0...
by blueknob
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: How to make an ensoniq cdrom anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

Re: How to make an ensoniq cdrom anyone?

yup the EnsoniqFS plugin seems to be all present and correct, it's there under the Network Neighbourhood section. I click on "refesh" which looks to see what drives are attached, does nothing. The same as click this -> X did nothing right? Even if I click on the cdrom in EnsoniqFS, it seems to go up...
by blueknob
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: How to make an ensoniq cdrom anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

Re: How to make an ensoniq cdrom anyone?

Thanks for the great suggestion Mr R, alas, gloom. I've installed Total Commander 9.2 and then got the EnsoniqFS.zip and installed as per instructions (win98SE+scsi)... but... eventhough Total Commander has the EnsoniqFS plugin installed, it just doesn't see any ensoniq HD or CD. I've sent an email ...
by blueknob
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: How to make an ensoniq cdrom anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

How to make an ensoniq cdrom anyone?

Something from a bygone age but something I've yet to do, hmm.. sounds dodgy, make an ensoniq EPS16+ readable cdrom of my sound library. Just the usual thing, I have either all my sounds on an ensoniq hard drive or as efe files on a computer, now need to figure out how to make them into a iso or wha...
by blueknob
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?
Replies: 13
Views: 5061

Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

I think you're getting confused with a the fridge magnets. £8 seems reasonable :lol:
by blueknob
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Welson Syntex repair help
Replies: 4
Views: 3778

Re: Welson Syntex repair help

Sadly I don't have any info, but as a fixer myself, that looks like a fun project to work on! Provided of course there are no time or business pressures. One thing in its favour, its all accessible, can be got at and worked out. All those logic chips the 74 series, can be worked out, I luv Boolean e...
by blueknob
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Emu Vintage Keys - SysEx
Replies: 7
Views: 7389

Re: Emu Vintage Keys - continuous controllers?

I have something similar from Emu called LaunchPad, it has a "learn" feature and if that's not good enough I'm sure I can program CC numbers in from the front panel, just read up on the manual. I'm sure the Vintage Keys will have a few CCs available, time to read those manuals! :geek:
by blueknob
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Vintage synths in London?
Replies: 3
Views: 5437

Re: Vintage synths in London?

eBay! ;) it's as simple as that. As you'll know it will be £££ in London as everything is.
by blueknob
Thu May 31, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: No sound from Ensoniq EPS 16+
Replies: 9
Views: 6564

Re: No sound from Ensoniq EPS 16+

Can I suggest, do a YouTube video so we can see what's going on. In truth, I think the EPS16+ is quite robust and well made, I've only had one chip failure and a few other minor issues in 20 years of owning 2 machines. Just a thought. When sampling with the EPS16+ it normally sends what's going in t...
by blueknob
Wed May 23, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: No sound from Ensoniq EPS 16+
Replies: 9
Views: 6564

Re: No sound from Ensoniq EPS 16+

I don't want to appear like I'm talking down (insulting) anyone.. we assume that once an Instrument has been loaded in, it's "active" button is pressed to select it. On the keyboard version, it needs to two yellow leds to be lit, on the rack the led needs to be yellow not red (press the button). The...
by blueknob
Sat May 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Octave Cat help needed...
Replies: 17
Views: 4419

Re: Octave Cat help needed...

I've repaired a Kitten before now, have to say, on the edge engineering!Expect anything from componet failure to something silly.
by blueknob
Sat May 19, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Mirage sampling problems.
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

Re: Mirage sampling problems.

:geek: The Mirage is not an instant gratification machine! You will need to spend a lot of time getting to know how it works before you can make sense of it. I know I had one and for fun I wrote an editor for it. It can do a lot of things BUT you really have to read the two manuals many times and ma...
by blueknob
Sat May 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Gig piano/organ VSTs in a custom box?
Replies: 3
Views: 3847

Gig piano/organ VSTs in a custom box?

I'm looking for a new keyboard to gig with, something that does nice Hammond/pianos/rhodes all the usual real instruments. I've seen the Nord 5D which on first look seems good, then I have a think about the organ, it has just the one version of the B3. From discussion I know B3/C3 differ from year t...