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by snod_donkey
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX-7s - my first project synth!
Replies: 13
Views: 1391

Re: Yamaha DX-7s - my first project synth!

I found this thread at just the right time. I too just picked up a broken DX7s. I'm having a very hard time finding the DX7s schematic. The previous owner said that it had a "bad power supply". I've opened it up, and when powered on and then off again, I can hear a high pitch sound that go down as ...
by snod_donkey
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX-7s - my first project synth!
Replies: 13
Views: 1391

Re: Yamaha DX-7s - my first project synth!

Parts for this should be easy to find As far as im aware its the same as in the DX7 and korg m1. Dont think they were weighted at all. Most likely its just the keys have snapped off and the springs missing. I would recommend opening this up as they use a large metal spring on each key. You might fin...
by snod_donkey
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I want to buy a microKORG, but I can't play piano..
Replies: 15
Views: 5112

Re: I want to buy a microKORG, but I can't play piano..

Hi, i have had many keyboards and have a microkorg to. It the least one of them all that requires you to be able to play piano. It only has small toy like keys for a start, does not sound like a piano and many sounds are monophonic anyway. This meens you only play one note at a time. Whatever synth ...
by snod_donkey
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Minimoog keytops have play in them...
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Minimoog keytops have play in them...

If you remove a key top you will see at the front on the metal arm a thin bit of metal pointing forward. It is easy to bend and should be straight as this actualy slots into the plastic key. The black keys are very prown to this problem and if not seated correctly will look higher than the others. I...
by snod_donkey
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: AHHH WHAT IS THIS SYNTH!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1550

Re: AHHH WHAT IS THIS SYNTH!!

If i was you i would think about what type of sounds you actulay want first. Virtual analog? Pianos organs and other acoustics sounds? If all of these then something like a yamaha motif will be great. Get a used one for about £400
by snod_donkey
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Akai AX80
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Akai AX80

I had one a few years ago and had to change some contact strips. Im sure i had to completely remove the keyboard
by snod_donkey
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Does anybody know what this synth is in this pic?
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Does anybody know what this synth is in this pic?

Yep a pro one but not an emu on the left - Never seen that before : /
by snod_donkey
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: MIDI on my MiniMoog
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: MIDI on my MiniMoog

I would of thought if its midi it will be easy to spot inside. If midi there will be some sort of board installed going to the connection on the back and it will have digital to analog converter chips.. just a guess but then at least you can google the ic names which will tell you what it is
by snod_donkey
Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: unknown minisynthesizer
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

Re: unknown minisynthesizer

Bottom one has the same layout as the Powertran 2000 but looks like it may have differant front panel and knobs. It was a kit from ETI magazine but was actualy designed by Tim Orr of EMS and i think he knows a little bit about designing things! Joy divisions/ new orders first synth. Built it them se...
by snod_donkey
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet-5 Random keys don't play
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: Prophet-5 Random keys don't play

Do not use WD40 on your synth. I may appear better for a while but can make things much werse. If you have sticky keys it most likely will be the bushings want replacing. The ones i had come coated in silicon grease. You can use some more on the bushings/inside of the keys but the best thing is dow ...
by snod_donkey
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: J-Wire contact cleaning
Replies: 14
Views: 4767

Re: J-Wire contact cleaning

I would not recommend sanding down the contact bar. This may work for a short while but i think the bar is gold plated. Sanding will remove this. What i found best was to simply remove the contact bar, this is easy to do. Just heat the end with a soldering iron and the it will pull out. Use a metal ...
by snod_donkey
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Trigger Pro One Sequencer from Midi
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Trigger Pro One Sequencer from Midi

Thanks..... Just found the Kenton has an "aux" output socket that can be used to send a clock signal to the gate/clock input on the Pro One. Think if i get the settings done it will work
by snod_donkey
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Trigger Pro One Sequencer from Midi
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Trigger Pro One Sequencer from Midi

After a bit of help if poss..... I have a SCI Pro One and i wanted to trigger the sequencer on an off from midi if this is possible to do. I have a Kenton Pro Solo mk2 and can get it to work the gate and cv to play from my other keyboard but cant sus how to get the sequencer to work....... How shoul...
by snod_donkey
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: MAM MB33 Power help please!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3182

Re: MAM MB33 Power help please!!!!

Just got one myself to fix, well the Freebass FB383 version which looks to be exactly the same unit. Had a look around the circuit and found the unit will work fine with an ac or a dc power unit. Because of the very basic circuit it allows you to use a dc power supply even though its designed for ac...
by snod_donkey
Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Poly 800 key not sounding?
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: Korg Poly 800 key not sounding?

Just incase youve not sorted it yet.... remove the pcb on the keboard and the 6 way rubber stip will come away from the board, clean the carbom track on the faulty key and also the carbon on the rubber strip. DO NOT use a solvent based cleaner as like contact and switch cleaner.... i did this and it...