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by Electroluver
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Polysix lost a voice
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: Korg Polysix lost a voice

Thanks, I fixed it by turning the top tiny knob inside, which changes the VCA output. Hopefully this thread will help other experiencing this minor problem.
by Electroluver
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Yamaha NS-10M Speakers
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: Yamaha NS-10M Speakers

I know a lot of people swear by the sound. I have a pair for producing and they've been a big help. Many studios have pair of NS10Ms right it front of their desk. But, I was told that without a decent subwoofer, they're not that accurate for bass. From what I've read, there are quite a few models in...
by Electroluver
Tue May 31, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: How do you guys work?
Replies: 34
Views: 2560

Re: How do you guys work?

GuyaGuy wrote:-What kind of music do you make? I mainly write ambient, house, and trance music. GuyaGuy wrote:-How do you start writing? Inspiration comes from the gear. I'll often start with recording the drums. I like to add fills and cut my own drums up. I prefer outboard drum machines using MIDI...
by Electroluver
Mon May 30, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Yamaha NS-10M Speakers
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Yamaha NS-10M Speakers

They don't sound all that terrible to me, maybe a bit thin in the bass and exagerated in the mid/treble range.
I've listened to quite a few pairs and the "good ones," are very revealing.
by Electroluver
Mon May 30, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Polysix lost a voice
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: Korg Polysix lost a voice

It looks like I need to trim the output on the voice chip. It should be a simple fix, but there's no clear instructions from TSM. I'm afraid that turning any of the knobs will de-tune the voice chips.
by Electroluver
Sat May 28, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Should I keep the jx-3p?
Replies: 26
Views: 1743

Re: Should I keep the jx-3p?

The JX-3P can sound very lush even though it's somewhat limited. The Pg-200 is a worthwhile investment for creating and tweaking sounds when they're are played back throught the sequencer.
by Electroluver
Sat May 28, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Polysix lost a voice
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: Korg Polysix lost a voice

:keys1:
Plugged in a new SSM2506 chip and now all 6 voices are working. Now, the only problem is that the new voice is a bit louder than the other. Is there a way to calibrate it?
by Electroluver
Sun May 22, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Polysix lost a voice
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: Korg Polysix lost a voice

The prices on eBay are way too high. I can buy 6 of these chips for $40 locally, but I don't want to be stuck with a dead Poly61 in the house, nor do I want to drive 50 kilometers to pick it up (some guy is selling 2 korg poly61's for $250 - 1 is not working) I'd go grab them both, but they don't ha...
by Electroluver
Thu May 19, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Polysix lost a voice
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Re: Korg Polysix lost a voice

I had similar experience with a polysix and it was due to a bad Amp envelope IC. Poly6 has 6 of them (one for each voice) , so by swapping them you can determine which one has the problem. The Ics are socketed so it is rather easy to remove/re-install them. Also on the poly6 motherboard the there a...
by Electroluver
Wed May 18, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Polysix lost a voice
Replies: 9
Views: 2138

Korg Polysix lost a voice

My synth is only playing 5 voices (1 dead) I can get it to play normally if I tape down a key that's playing the dead note, much like the Juno106, but it's not as good.
I'm taking it to the repairshop and hopefully they have an ssm chip or whatever this synth takes. Wish me luck!
by Electroluver
Tue May 03, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Cheap shipping from USA..
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Cheap shipping from USA..

If there's anything cheaper than UPS Ground that doesn't take forever I'd be surprised. Depends on the size of the item as well. USPS and Canada Post used to have great rates a few years ago but the e-commerce boom has killed that and they seem to raise rates on an almost daily basis. I won't send ...
by Electroluver
Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Prophet 5
Replies: 30
Views: 3756

Re: The Prophet 5

by Electroluver
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Lost Synth Sounds
Replies: 23
Views: 1849

Re: Lost Synth Sounds

I once lost a very nice sound on a Red Sound Darkstar. Not the most intuitive of synths, not missed.
by Electroluver
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dj Food Poly800
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Dj Food Poly800



I'm not 100% sure, but the intro sounds a lot like a Korg Poly-800.
by Electroluver
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analog synth transplant on a 106
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Analog synth transplant on a 106

I may replace the chips, but that synth has more problems than it's worth (eg. missing sliders, power problems, etc.) At least it was a good donor for the other Juno 106. The 5 voices that are working sound great. I couldn't figure out why the CPU wouldn't respond. It would light up, but there was n...