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by synthRodriguez
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 478268

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

Thanks mooghappy for the FS1R.
by synthRodriguez
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: a quick question about Roland d50 sysex
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: a quick question about Roland d50 sysex

Slow down the PC dump rate?
by synthRodriguez
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Jp-8000 vs Blofeld vs An1x vs Elka EK-22
Replies: 15
Views: 14792

Re: Jp-8000 vs Blofeld vs An1x vs Elka EK-22

If you love VA's, try the Waldorf Q if you haven't already.

I had it as well as the AN1x and JP-8000, and its sound spoke to me in a way neither could. It is substantially different from the AN1x sound, more closely related to the JP-8000, but a thing of beauty nonetheless.
by synthRodriguez
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland D-70 EPROM upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 1886

Re: Roland D-70 EPROM upgrade

I can help.

PM me your regular e-mail address.
by synthRodriguez
Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith
Replies: 76
Views: 26919

Re: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith

Glad I waited on the P6. This thing sounds great.
by synthRodriguez
Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Re-capped the power board on my OB-8, now frozen! Help
Replies: 27
Views: 6235

Re: Re-capped the power board on my OB-8, now frozen! Help

I can check with the DVM but as I mentioned before, at the connectors I and J that link up to the voice boards, I'm getting a solid 15/5v. I'm talking about measuring the values with the meter on an AC setting, not DC. Anything over 15 mV of ripple on the DC lines, when measuring them in AC, is a r...
by synthRodriguez
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Re-capped the power board on my OB-8, now frozen! Help
Replies: 27
Views: 6235

Re: Re-capped the power board on my OB-8, now frozen! Help

Have you checked the ripple and overall integrity of the DC lines with an oscilloscope?

Maybe you got a bad cap out of the box or lost one leg of a rectifier.

At a minimum, click your DVM to AC and see what you get.
by synthRodriguez
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What synth have you bought more than one of?
Replies: 50
Views: 12725

Re: What synth have you bought more than one of?

Gotta have at least the keyboard and rack versions!

SY99 & TG77
D-50 & D-550 (x2)
JX-10 & MKS-70 (x2)
JD-800 & JD-990 (x2)
Jupiter-80 & Integra-7
WaveStation EX & WaveStation A/D
by synthRodriguez
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Can one clean a Space Echo with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol?
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Re: Can one clean a Space Echo with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol?

The other 9% is water, so while you probably won't do any damage, I'd try to get the real thing.

I found Tape Head Cleaner in a little red bottle at Walmart a couple of years ago if that helps, or a Radio Shack should have some. Maybe ask a pharmacist at CVS or somewhere.
by synthRodriguez
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Question for Roland JD-800 owners
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

Re: Question for Roland JD-800 owners

I've spent countless hours scouring datasheets and sites for either these Panasonic EWA-type linear pots or their replacements. AFAICT, replacements are simply unavailable. I found one guy that had some with a metal lever that I dismantled and reassembled to make a new pot for my volume control, but...
by synthRodriguez
Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg Wavestation Firmware OS v3.19
Replies: 18
Views: 11808

Re: Korg Wavestation Firmware OS v3.19

Version update works, thanks!

Had to cobble-together a contraption to swap out the Pin 2 and Pin 24 assignments on the odd Fujitsu MBM27C1000 chips, but in the end it worked fine.

I erased and reprogrammed the chips from the machine so I don't have any spares, sorry!

Thanks again!

Scott
by synthRodriguez
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: [[SOLVED]] Dual problems with SY77
Replies: 8
Views: 2434

Re: Dual problems with SY77

Fixed it.

The solder joints for the 5 VDC header pins from the power supply board going to the DM1 board needed reflowing. Solder-Wicked out the old and flowed-in new.

Were cracked in the usual manner from age. Needed a 10x glass to see it though.
by synthRodriguez
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Matching scales and patches
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Matching scales and patches

I think you mean different keys, not different scales. Scales are just the theoretical shifts between notes for different musical modes, and the relationship between notes (whole steps and half-steps) don't change when going from key to key. And yes, certain instruments excel when played in certain ...
by synthRodriguez
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D 70 - Help With Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 1810

Re: Roland D 70 - Help With Repair

Google:

D-70 Lower Keys Not Working - Repair Procedure

If you join the Yahoo D-70 group you can see the photos that go along with the article.
by synthRodriguez
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Software - What if Amazon dies or your VST developer...
Replies: 25
Views: 9820

Re: Software - What if Amazon dies or your VST developer...

>> “One of the things we’re doing increasingly is opting for convenience over dependability."

Does this statement reflect software synths vs. hardware synths?