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by vicd
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Step Down Voltage Converter
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: Step Down Voltage Converter

I keep hearing about how Japanese lower mains voltage tolerances (100V +/- 10% , translates to the range of 90-110V), may lead to power supply components (VRs' and caps?) heating more and wearing out earlier when working with the US' 110V. 110V (or is it centered at 117? yet worse) formally, at the ...
by vicd
Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the sexiest looking synth of all time?
Replies: 134
Views: 32145

Re: What is the sexiest looking synth of all time?

pflosi wrote:Dude I said w/o display mate :)
Should also come with a label printer ...
by vicd
Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bitstream 3x as a Yamaha DX programmer?
Replies: 9
Views: 2522

Re: Bitstream 3x as a Yamaha DX programmer?

You might also look into the Big-Bad-B's BCR2000 - it's likely more capable in terms of sysex then the Novation controllers (see this thread maybe). Question though: do you seek just programming or also realtime control ? While for the former you're good with just anything capable of sending sysex, ...
by vicd
Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards
Replies: 500
Views: 286898

Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

dojoe wrote: Given your very detailed information (thanks!)
...speaking of the benefits of OCD combined with a career in software testing... :lol:

Thanks, and good luck with your next iteration!
by vicd
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards
Replies: 500
Views: 286898

Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

6.5mm high is plenty to accomodate for the switches. Does the height diminish when going deeper? If so, how far can one go in with a, say, 4mm card? Yes, it does, yet a 4mm hex wrench perfectly fits all the way down to the bottom of the finger recess (20mm) in any place. Then the actual slit begins...
by vicd
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards
Replies: 500
Views: 286898

Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Holy c**p! I wholeheartedly second that :x Staying corrected (values rounded to closest and highest .5mm): The card slit itself is 7 56.5mm wide x 6.5mm high. The finger recess is like 26x28mm (width x height, height diminishes to 26mm at the bottom of the recess). Also, it's not 12, but rather 20m...
by vicd
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards
Replies: 500
Views: 286898

Re: Custom-built multi-bank Roland M-256/M-512 memory cards

Here's an M256E in a Roland JD800. The card goes completely inside (a firmly seated card is 2-3 mm below the slot edges); the recess for the fingers is ~12 millimeters 20 millimeters deep. http://i.imgur.com/jE4SMCA.jpg You can see there's no way to grab the card by edges, hence the plastic grip on ...
by vicd
Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Quality MIDI keyboard controllers still available?
Replies: 30
Views: 18417

Re: Quality MIDI keyboard controllers still available?

(just thinking out loud)
1. Anything with a FATAR keybed inside (Novation Remote series, Studiologic)
2.
by vicd
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: 2015 NAMM
Replies: 115
Views: 18586

Re: 2015 NAMM

A tube-on-a-chip from Korg. Pretty f*cking awesome....
by vicd
Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland JD/Xi
Replies: 187
Views: 39882

Re: New hybrid digital/analogue Roland Synth?

:evil: Roland's copyrighter (or whoever from the marketing dept. who made up that JD-Xi lettering) should be fired immediately. This only reminds of the recent pitiful Junos (Di, Gi, whatever). It's not the XI th century outside my window, it's XXI st (though I doubt these Roland guys have something...
by vicd
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now
Replies: 127
Views: 23098

Re: Behringer discussing making ARP Odyssey now

Wouldn't they be better making an analog poly? I suggested an Elka Synthex or an ARP Quadra ... One of their comments on the FB post is "we're also working on a poly Synth." So it looks like you can have both. Okay, more important: who's next on the bandwagon? May the Lord protect us from oeuvres o...
by vicd
Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Ophiuchi complex - Roland MC-909 and Korg ER-1
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Ophiuchi complex - Roland MC-909 and Korg ER-1

... As for the gear conundrum, take a long hard look at what you have, decide which you enjoy more, whether it's work flow or the sounds they are capable of, figure out overlap between pieces and clear house. You'll feel better and if you are anything like me, you'll be more productive. Sometimes t...
by vicd
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why KORG will never release a *real* drum machine
Replies: 30
Views: 6195

Re: Why KORG will never release a *real* drum machine

So, am I correct you completely discredit the Electribes' family?
by vicd
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Looking to re-tune an OSC from a RITM-2
Replies: 7
Views: 2851

Re: Looking to re-tune an OSC from a RITM-2

Hi, I also had this problem and it was discussed on that ruskeys forum in russian, so I'll try give you an advice. First of all you need to chek the VT1 chip, is it hot? it makes a temperature stability for vco and if it is not hot it is impossible to tune the synth properly. You can turn R5 slowly...
by vicd
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 5220

Re: Minimoog Fade-In Effect?

Walter Ego wrote: Figure 2: Complex Synthesis Volume Gesture performed by virtuoso hobbyist
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Roland recently came up with its own bland emulation, pretentiously called "D-Beam". Still powered by elves (Japanese ones now).