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by wildpaws
Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SY99 Ram Expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: SY99 Ram Expansion

I have those rams on mine installed,an so what>? Not sure what your reply means. We are trying to find the contents of the upgrade to IC111 on DM1, which is a "plain" 512k x 8b (4Mbit) ROM, or rather EPROM in the Musitronics upgrade kit. We need either a file of the data on that upgrade chip or a c...
by wildpaws
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Which 4 or 8-track tape recorders had extra "sync" track?
Replies: 11
Views: 3254

Re: Which 4 or 8-track tape recorders had extra "sync" track

My old Yamaha four tracks (Mt2x and MT3x) were able to sync, but you lost one recording track for the sync tone.
Clyde
by wildpaws
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SY99 Ram Expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 483

SY99 Ram Expansion

There is a group of SY99 users that is trying to find some information about the Musitronics SY99 RamEX. Since Musitronics appears to no longer be selling this expansion (they have not answered emails about it in over a year), we would like to find a copy of their chip or a file of the data. Like th...
by wildpaws
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Replacement DX-7 9.426Mhz crystal - source?
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Replacement DX-7 9.426Mhz crystal - source?

For closure, in case someone else needs the part.. I contacted Yamaha customer service through their website and on the next business day received a response. They found me the part number (# QU005200) and will ship me it for $15 total. Very happy! The manufacturer should always be the first place ...
by wildpaws
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Replacement DX-7 9.426Mhz crystal - source?
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Replacement DX-7 9.426Mhz crystal - source?

For closure, in case someone else needs the part.. I contacted Yamaha customer service through their website and on the next business day received a response. They found me the part number (# QU005200) and will ship me it for $15 total. Very happy! The manufacturer should always be the first place ...
by wildpaws
Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Membrane button on Yamaha DX7 is dead
Replies: 5
Views: 2876

Re: Membrane button on Yamaha DX7 is dead

I can't speak to any switches that may be underneath, I do know there have been posts on the YamahaforumsUK site that the membranes themselves have been sold out for a couple of years or more, there was also mention that some third party provider was making some new membranes. I'd have to look that ...
by wildpaws
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: DX7 manufacture date by serial number?
Replies: 12
Views: 8021

Re: DX7 manufacture date by serial number?

Make a phone call or drop an email to Yamaha Support and they may be able to answer your question.
Clyde
by wildpaws
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: YAMAHA CS-15D Service Manual + disappointing YAMAHA JP Servi
Replies: 9
Views: 3243

Re: YAMAHA CS-15D Schematics / Service Manual

There are a few websites that sell service manuals, try a Google, Bing, or similar search to see if you can find the one you need.
Clyde
by wildpaws
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?
Replies: 63
Views: 8573

Re: do you think MIDI interfaces are going obsolete?

I think MIDI is going to gradually fade away except for users of older gear. While there are limitations in MIDI and a new spec would have helped a few years back, I don't think the manufacturers have the willingness or desire to work on a new interface that will work on all brands. For my MIDI need...
by wildpaws
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vintage synth prices
Replies: 46
Views: 4967

Re: Vintage synth prices

Looks like nobody in this thread uses Prepal http://www.prepal.com/manufacturers.htm . I don't think their prices are very accurate, but they do give you some idea of pricing.
Clyde
by wildpaws
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 - Data Slider fluctuating values??
Replies: 5
Views: 3567

Re: DX7 - Data Slider fluctuating values??

Hi Paul, Glad it worked out for you. The group I mentioned was not a Yahoo group (though I do belong to the DX Yahoogroup), it was YamahaforumsUK which is an independent site/forums that is not affiliated with Yamaha Corp. As mentioned, if you replace the slider you need a Linear slider for data rat...
by wildpaws
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 - Data Slider fluctuating values??
Replies: 5
Views: 3567

Re: DX7 - Data Slider fluctuating values??

Sounds like a faulty slider that is beyond help from cleaning with contact cleaner, we've seen a few of these issues come up in posts on YamahaforumsUK. It is a pretty standard slider that should be not too hard to replace. Here is a quote from a thread on DX7IID slider replacement that might help p...
by wildpaws
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: wurlitzer patch frustration...
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: wurlitzer patch frustration...

There was a great Wurlitzer patch published in Yamaha's Aftertouch magazine somewhere around 1986-87. Each issue featured a DX7 patch often programmed by a high profile DX7 user. I think this patch was programmed by Lowell "Banana" Levinger who played Wurlie with The Youngbloods in the 60's. You mi...
by wildpaws
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: wurlitzer patch frustration...
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: wurlitzer patch frustration...

meatballfulton wrote:The "best chance" would be the DX7, M1 and ESQ-1 I suspect. Maybe the MS2000 if you try the DWGS waveforms. Start programming ;)
I would second your mention of the DX7. There was an excellent patch done back in the day specifically for the DX7II that used the mod wheel to control the timbre.
Clyde
by wildpaws
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Way too good to be true...
Replies: 17
Views: 2456

Re: Way too good to be true...

I saw an blog entry recently about a guy who scammed a scammer. The legitimate seller was selling a Mac laptop and the scammer wanted to do the wacky shipping deal (similar to Parcel Force). The legitimate guy knew he was getting scammed, so he sent a box full of junk to the scammer "buyer" and dec...