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by dr funk
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Polyphonic Synths with Glide/Portamento
Replies: 33
Views: 6767

Re: Polyphonic Synths with Glide/Portamento

Rhodes Chroma and Chroma Polaris both have it.

Frank
by dr funk
Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha E50 has arrived :-)
Replies: 20
Views: 3950

Re: Yamaha E50 has arrived :-)

adamstan wrote:What do you think about idea of replacing "orchestra" digital oscillators with VCO's (with the ability to sync to digital section=switching to "DCO" mode)?
Sounds really interesting! What's involved in making it happen?

Cheers
Frank
by dr funk
Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha E50 has arrived :-)
Replies: 20
Views: 3950

Re: Yamaha E50 has arrived :-)

Do you still need that IG00155 VCF?

I spotted one on eBay along with a CS lever, and remembered that you were looking for one.

Cheers
Frank
by dr funk
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novachord #346 Inspection & Initial Wakeup
Replies: 390
Views: 60424

Re: Novachord #346 Inspection & Initial Wakeup

Wow - congratulations!! :D And 4 octaves working straight off? Pretty amazing... The demo sounds great - I'd also like to hear it without fx, just to know how much of that wonderful sound is the Novachord itself.

Well done - can't wait to hear more!

Frank
by dr funk
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha E50 has arrived :-)
Replies: 20
Views: 3950

Re: Yamaha E50 has arrived :-)

It is most audible, when you set pedal orchestra voice to 8' or 4' and play it together with chords on upper manual. It simply sounds out of tune! Weird! And it's the same for all 70's PASS Electones, mighty E-70 or EX-1 included, as they share same oscillator design. Interesting! I just tried this...
by dr funk
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novachord #346 Inspection & Initial Wakeup
Replies: 390
Views: 60424

Re: Novachord #346 Inspection & Initial Wakeup

Very frustratingly the schematics sufficiently detail cap and resistor specs but not inductances. This is of particular concern in the main resonant low pass filter network where, although the chances of failure are low, if a choke were required, it would be difficult to determine it's original cha...
by dr funk
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novachord #346 Inspection & Initial Wakeup
Replies: 390
Views: 60424

Re: Novachord #346 Inspection & Initial Wakeup

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Call me biased
With all those tubes, I think it's only appropriate... :lol:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:but this is one of the best threads on VSE.
It's extremely educational!
And that is very true. I'm checking in daily to see the progress!

Frank
by dr funk
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novachord #346 Inspection & Initial Wakeup
Replies: 390
Views: 60424

Re: The Novachord Has Arrived in One Piece!!

Great stuff! I can't get over the condition of the front panel - astonishing for a 70 year old instrument. Keep up the good work - can't wait to hear it in action!

Frank
by dr funk
Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Novachord Wakeup/Restoration Blog on VSE - YES/NO??
Replies: 31
Views: 1526

Re: Novachord Wakeup/Restoration Blog on VSE - YES/NO??

UPDATE: The crate, all 780Lb of it, will be turning up on the back of a large lorry tomorrow - the end of a several thousand mile journey from Spokane, WA to old Blighty! The blog is to be hosted by a name well known in the industry.... all will be revealed in due course. In the meantime I will pos...
by dr funk
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85
Replies: 69
Views: 16276

Re: I've just got Yamaha Electone D85

Looks like I'm late to the party! I have a Yamaha E70 here, and if you want to mod an Electone, you might want to take a look at this... :D http://skerjanc.de/E-75.htm This thread may also be useful: http://organforum.com/forums/thread/53748.aspx I still haven't done any mods to mine, but now I'm ge...
by dr funk
Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?
Replies: 80
Views: 5114

Re: What Was the Most Organic Sounding Synth Ever Released?

Phil took out all the poisons... and when you take out all the poisons, you lose the sin. :wink: ...but be prepared to keep a fire extinguisher handy, in case it goes :angryfire: Seriously though, when was the last time it was started up? Are you planning a restoration on a similar scale to Phil Ci...
by dr funk
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: repair success stories
Replies: 55
Views: 6532

Re: repair success stories

Good thread! Bringing synths back to life is a great way to learn more about electronics - well, for me anyway! Polysix: extensive battery damage to KLM367 PCB - did lots of rewiring, replaced several ICs. Also replaced one IC on FX board. Jupiter 6: 1 osc not working - reseated PCB connectors and s...
by dr funk
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: you're killing me! (inexpensive sold craigslist gear)
Replies: 58
Views: 11423

Re: you're killing me! (inexpensive sold craigslist gear)

I gave him my Korg DW-6000 and my Yamaha DX7 plus $250 for the Prophet-5 with flight case and the Hammond HR-40. To make a long story short, he agreed. My approximate investment: $380 $250 + $120 for the DW + $10 for the DX7. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. :D Wow - what a DEAL!! Cong...
by dr funk
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 361536

Re: VSE - Good trader thread

I just received a Chroma Polaris from cprescott08. I'm really happy, everything went smoothly, and Charles is an all round great guy! :mrgreen:

Cheers
Frank
by dr funk
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: polysix tuning issues
Replies: 35
Views: 5446

Re: polysix tuning issues

no--it doesn't have the KLM-396. so obviously it's one of the "new production" keyboards... so i suppose step 4 is just omitted in this case? anyway, thanks so much for all the input/feedback... nate Mine is a newer one too, without the KLM396. I didn't follow that part of the calibration precisely...