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by Mattew96
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods
Replies: 15
Views: 13872

Crumar Performer- ripe for all kinds of mods

Hello forum! I've had the pleasure of working on a Performer for the last few weeks. I'm getting fairly familiar with its operations and wanted to share the one mod I am doing to it as well as the untapped potential this synth has. First, some background: I got the synth with a very crackly power su...
by Mattew96
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kingkorg - the first bad tube ever?
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Re: Kingkorg - the first bad tube ever?

For the record, my workplace lent me some SOVTEK 12AX7s to test it, and indeed it was a bad tube. Almost definitely the filament. I will see whether my service department can sell me a tube for a good price.
by Mattew96
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kingkorg - the first bad tube ever?
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Kingkorg - the first bad tube ever?

Hi forum, I was fixing the bender on a friend's Kingkorg... An ordeal to say the least (a story for the general board). I finished it and upon testing the synth (okay, honestly, goofing around with the synth), I found strange behaviour in the tube section. Turn on tube: led lights up, sound immediat...
by Mattew96
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SH101 square and sub cutting out
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: SH101 square and sub cutting out

I found the problem. According to the schematics, r179 is supposed to be 220k. For some reason on mine it is 47k, what appears to be stock from the factory. I didn't want to fully remove the panel board, so rather than change r179 I opted to add a 47k resistor in parallel to r180 to rebias the resis...
by Mattew96
Sat May 06, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My first significant mod: KingKorg internal PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 10261

Re: My first significant mod: KingKorg internal PSU

I was thinking of having the same thing done to my KingKorg. The other thing I would like to do is get some kind of midi controller with just knobs and sliders and create a mapping for all the other functions that would be great to have right on the front panel, such as arpegiator note type, gate c...
by Mattew96
Sat May 06, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: SH101 square and sub cutting out
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

SH101 square and sub cutting out

Hello Forum, I've been fixing an out of whack modded SH-101 and I think I've fixed most of the problems but this one is really messing with me. The Sub oscillator cuts out at G#2 2' The Square oscillator cuts out at E2 1' It doesn't matter what pulse width is selected for either. Now I have investig...
by Mattew96
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My first significant mod: KingKorg internal PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 10261

Re: My first significant mod: KingKorg internal PSU

Thank you! So far so good. I unfortunately don't have the pleasure of owning this synth but the friend I did the mod for is having no issues, and no problems with heat dissipation. As far as I know, the synth stays cool and all functions work normally. It helps having that huge metal panel as a heat...
by Mattew96
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Where to find MT-32 buttons?
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Where to find MT-32 buttons?

I've searched high and low, but alas, I cannot source the stupid momentary switches for the MT-32. All attempts at cleaning have failed. So I either need a miracle, a procedure, or a link. I don't have a part number. You can see a picture of them here, they look short in that picture but they are in...
by Mattew96
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: My first significant mod: KingKorg internal PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 10261

My first significant mod: KingKorg internal PSU

I've been a long time fan of this forum but haven't contributed in a long while, as I have been largely inactive with my synthing for too long. But, it has returned, and so have I. So hi! :) My friend bought a KingKorg used from Long and McQuade out here in Canada for a song. He got it in working co...
by Mattew96
Mon May 25, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your opinion: Best all around gigging synth
Replies: 6
Views: 7226

Re: Your opinion: Best all around gigging synth

The idea is a strong synth and an acceptable rhodes, etc. But what's the point of having a crappy rhodes or piano? You'd never use them! So I guess it's more of a synth friendly interface with knobs but good all around sound anyways. Wall wart is annoying but OK. Budget is gonna be budget. 61 key is...
by Mattew96
Mon May 25, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Your opinion: Best all around gigging synth
Replies: 6
Views: 7226

Your opinion: Best all around gigging synth

A friend and I recently had a discussion. He was looking to buy a single keyboard for gigging (he is primarily a guitarist) which does a great job at reproducing synths, and then also has some good but not necessarily amazing job at Rhodes, piano, organ, clav, etc. Also, it has to come in at a max o...
by Mattew96
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JD-Xa
Replies: 36
Views: 13696

Re: Roland JD-Xa

The more I think about it the more the JD-Xa sounds like what the D70 should have been, or maybe like a kind of D90. It sort of fits the JD moniker, but this engine combination is configurable in such a way that it'd be like the ULTIMATE LA synth (mind you with only four analog "partials" rather tha...
by Mattew96
Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anybody have a copy of QControl or something similar?
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Anybody have a copy of QControl or something similar?

Hey forum, I have a QS8, but I also just came across an old subnotebook running Windows 95. I figured that would be the ideal machine for a little portable editor/sequencer for my hardware synths. Now I know there are some Win95 based editors for the QS8, but all of the download pages are either bro...
by Mattew96
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I Need Help!! About 80s Sound
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: I Need Help!! About 80s Sound

Unfortunately youtube isn't working for me right now, but I'll say this. Cold, harsh sounds tend to come from digitally inspired synths like FM (Yamaha DX line, Korg DS-8) or LA (Roland D series) or S&S (Tons to see. Try the Korg X line or GEM Equinox maybe). To get the best of both vocoder and synt...