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by Rooftree
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: best -Juno60- retrofit for today
Replies: 10
Views: 2948

Re: best -Juno60- retrofit for today

I'm having a Minerva kit installed in my Juno 60 by a tech. I don't have it back yet so I can't comment from personal experience. But after following various threads at other forums it seems as if the problems have been fixed by the latest firmware, v1.4.
by Rooftree
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: POLYSIX battery biz...
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: POLYSIX battery biz...

Also, there's the KiwiSix upgrade PCB that's under development. It replaces the KLM-367 and includes MIDI plus a whole lot more.
by Rooftree
Sat May 19, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Geoff Barrow from Portishead-new synth project
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: Geoff Barrow from Portishead-new synth project

I'm listening to the music right now. Sounds great! You're so lucky to have been able to see it played live with that gear!!
by Rooftree
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: largest monophonic that was mass produced
Replies: 33
Views: 3758

Re: largest monophonic that was mass produced

CS-30 is definitely big. I have one sitting right here next to me.

I haven't compared specs, but I'd have to guess that the Voyager XL wins by a few inches.
by Rooftree
Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Juno 60 "JU-60" marking
Replies: 48
Views: 12080

Re: Juno 60 question

Sir Ruff wrote:
Roland only started using the IR309 filters because of a Moog lawsuit, which is still sealed.
Seriously? I thought you were making a funny. Do you have more information to share about this?
by Rooftree
Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Juno 60 "JU-60" marking
Replies: 48
Views: 12080

Re: Juno 60 question

Sir Ruff wrote:
Little known secret, the earlier ones actually used VCOs instead of DCOs.
Yes. And Moog ladder filters too! :lol:
by Rooftree
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ever use only one synth for a full song? (Solvent)
Replies: 47
Views: 4495

Re: ever use only one synth for a full song? (Solvent)

Interesting article.... one man and his poly800 http://createdigitalmusic.com/2011/10/what-you-dont-need-to-make-music-with-a-poly-800-and-renoise-dkon-talks-music-making-new-label/ That is a cool article and nice music too! I'll be keeping it in mind when I fire up my 800 later. :) +1 I'm so glad ...
by Rooftree
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need some prices for vintage gear
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Need some prices for vintage gear

You could also look them up on this very site. they'll have a value attatched, along with other good info. The prices on VSE are not even close to current market value. ebay completed listings are a good gauge of the upper end of market value. Nose around Craigslist and various synth forum classifi...
by Rooftree
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Hiding Wires and Cables
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Hiding Wires and Cables

An overly simplistic explanation: Bundle high voltage stuff (power) together, separately from signal and MIDI (and CV). On the rear of my keyboard racks, the signal cables all get bundled together and down one side, and the power bundled and down another. I have a surge box below that serves power ...
by Rooftree
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Everything goes!...
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Everything goes!...

While your approach isn't for me, I can see how it could be a good plan. The ipad is gaining momentum as a tool for music production. Things will only get better over the next few years. And the items you want to sell could be easily bought again if you want them in the future.
by Rooftree
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 60 loading "problems"
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Juno 60 loading "problems"

The factory battery is soldered into place. If you're handy with a soldering iron it should be easy to replace. There's plenty of info on the procedure if you google "juno-60 battery". The battery itself will cost less than $10. If you're not comfortable doing the work yourself, any tech should be a...
by Rooftree
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 60 loading "problems"
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Juno 60 loading "problems"

It might be that your battery is dying and is causing the CPU to act weird. Since the synth is almost 30 years old it will need a new battery at some point very soon, so you might as well replace it now. You might get lucky and find that a new battery will solve your problem. Or maybe there is a fau...
by Rooftree
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: anyone had experience buying from Modeless Factory?
Replies: 18
Views: 1373

Re: anyone had experience buying from Modeless Factory?

Modeless is legit. I've bought 2 synths from him. I paid by bank transfer to save money. When ran into a problem with one of the synths I bought from him he went the extra mile to take care of things.
by Rooftree
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: a synth and FXs
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: a synth and FXs

I agree that we shouldn't blindly slather on FX just because that's what everybody else does. But I don't see any point in respecting the audio output of a synth as being the end of the audio processing chain. The modules of a synth are no more or less valid than the modules in outboard FX units. As...
by Rooftree
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Way too good to be true...
Replies: 17
Views: 1925

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 decl...