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by synthRodriguez
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 141
Views: 149192

Peterson StroboPlus HD

Got one of these for better calibration range on synth setup procedures than what I have now.

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by synthRodriguez
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 12dB/oct or 24dB/oct filter: practical uses?
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: 12dB/oct or 24dB/oct filter: practical uses?

Download Gordon Reid's Synth Secrets and read Part's 4, 5 and 6.

Very indepth.

Synth Secrets
by synthRodriguez
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: D-50 Plastic Key Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Re: D-50 Plastic Key Guard

They aren't plastic, more of a thin-pressed translucent felt. Well, I suppose the material probably is a plastic filament of some sort, but it's more like a thin liner material for clothing or drapes. When I reworked my D-50 several years back I got replacements from Rob Senso at Vintage Planet but ...
by synthRodriguez
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ESQ-1 AA battery mod- best AA battery to use?
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: ESQ-1 AA battery mod- best AA battery to use?

The typical lithium cells you can buy in retail stores are better suited for applications that have a high drain demand followed by a recovery period like a camera flash, toys, etc. and are not the same as lithium coin cells. The alkalines are good for slow drain applications and will outperform lit...
by synthRodriguez
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Definitive Severe Battery Damage Risk Synth Hotlist!
Replies: 13
Views: 29564

Re: The Definitive Severe Battery Damage Risk Hotlist!

Add the Lexicon 224XL memory option board to the danger list for ni-cads with a charge circuit. Has 3 AA with solder tabs.
by synthRodriguez
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your latest musical purchase
Replies: 141
Views: 149192

Re: Your latest musical purchase

Lexicon 224 XL =D>
by synthRodriguez
Fri May 26, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JD-990 wants to factory reset itself periodically?
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: JD-990 wants to factory reset itself periodically?

Does it look like the original ROM chip? What version is it running?

Kind of a stretch, but maybe a bad burn job or on someone's part.
by synthRodriguez
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Rhodes Chroma - Tempco Resistors
Replies: 3
Views: 3282

Rhodes Chroma - Tempco Resistors

Group buy offer expired.
by synthRodriguez
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What poly-synths can have separate envelopes per voice?
Replies: 19
Views: 8402

Re: What poly-synths can have separate envelopes per voice?

Brik wrote:Surly there has to be more?!
There are, and don't call me surly.

Oops. Wait...
by synthRodriguez
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 Ground Noise
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: DX7 Ground Noise

Don't know if this might help, but I had 60 Hz hum on all outputs like that in an SY99 when the display back light connection didn't have a solid ground. It happened when I was working on it though, not just suddenly on its own.

Just a thought.
by synthRodriguez
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha CS-40M - Factory Patches?
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

Yamaha CS-40M - Factory Patches?

Working on a CS-40M.

The unit originally came with a cassette of the factory patches for loading in the usual manner.

Anyone happen to have a wav file of the originals?

TIA!
by synthRodriguez
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet 5 - Firmware Checksums?
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Prophet 5 - Firmware Checksums?

Thanks Steve and Alex, got it covered.

Inop P5 now happy and working well!
by synthRodriguez
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth was your first love or lighted your G.A.S. ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2828

Re: Which synth was your first love or lighted your G.A.S. ?

Yo stf! Good to hear from you. Still using the MKS-70. I had a Prophet 12 for a while and do regret giving it up. Lots of potential there, just a little too brittle for me in the end. I do love my Prophet 6 though... Just snagged that inop Rhodes Chroma off eBay, looking forward to digging into it w...
by synthRodriguez
Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synth was your first love or lighted your G.A.S. ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2828

Re: Which synth was your first love or lighted your G.A.S. ?

They're all wonderful, but still looking for the one synth that truly sets me ablaze. If Dave Smith were to make a 24-voice, fully-analog synth with (12) Prophet-6 voices and (12) OB-6 voices incorporated inside a hammer-action poly aftertouch case that looked and played like the Prophet T-8 and it ...
by synthRodriguez
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland JX8P no sound
Replies: 17
Views: 10685

Re: Roland JX8P no sound

Check the rest of the 4051's if you haven't already, IC 44, 49, 48, 46, 47.