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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: 5650

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: 4250

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: 8218

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: 5912

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: 6974

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: 6974

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: 4913

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: 2531

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: 4166

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...
by blueknob
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Examples of 80s synth hit @ 1:31 Bizarre Love Triangle
Replies: 3
Views: 9171

Re: Examples of 80s synth hit @ 1:31 Bizarre Love Triangle

This is spooky, I've just done a recreation of BLT for a band I'm in, I used the Emu library orch stab as it sounded just about right. From what I hear and read, BLT was done on a Fairlight and when I listened very closely to recreate this track, indeed all those stock sounds are there. It's almost ...
by blueknob
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ESQ-1 display stopped working
Replies: 8
Views: 3989

Re: ESQ-1 display stopped working

Yes that sounds like the one, I'd have to go double check all the part numbers but Herr Butchy is the man. The exisiting 40 pin DIL controller chip needs to be removed, it does take some good soldering skills, it is very easy to damage the PCB. I'm sure then the kit will be a easy fit. At 49 Euro, j...
by blueknob
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ESQ-1 display stopped working
Replies: 8
Views: 3989

Re: ESQ-1 display stopped working

The display chip dies, also the same chip does the front panel buttons too, it's a common failure now on the ESQ-1. Only fix is to get the kit from Herr Butchy in Germany. I had this problem about 18 years ago, I was in communication with the guy, sorta working up a fix, he finished it, I got divert...
by blueknob
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: EPS 16 plus old floppies won't spin
Replies: 8
Views: 5240

Re: EPS 16 plus old floppies won't spin

I had similar probs, what I found was damp had got to my stash of floppies, if I looked carefully (in bright sunlight) I could see some mold or at least something on the disk surface. I found this would either cause read errors but most usually the drive would squeek and stop. I got a old stylee dis...
by blueknob
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS 16 Sync issues
Replies: 5
Views: 3414

Re: Ensoniq EPS 16 Sync issues

Just curious, but if you turn on metronome for the EPS16, does that seem in time with the TR8 or SH01? Are you quantizing the pattern? Are your samples not truncated tight? Can't say I've experienced midi lag, but I also rarely use the eps sequencer. This is actually very good advice/suggestions, I...
by blueknob
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Patrick Leonard with Madonna gear ID
Replies: 6
Views: 2460

Re: Patrick Leonard with Madonna gear ID

:geek: Yeh a reasonable comment regarding hardware and software sequencer, although give it a moment. Around that time I had a hardware sequencer but found it tiresome programming it up, I got a software sequencer and that was much better. Even today, I do the code (midi file) on a computer and uplo...