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by Mattew96
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The sound of the end of an RS-09
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Re: The sound of the end of an RS-09

Weirdly enough, I started probing around the master oscillator components with my oscilloscope after I determined it was the problem, and next thing I know, everything's working. I do not know what I did. I took the liberty of calibrating it while I was in there, and miracle of miracles, it works ag...
by Mattew96
Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The sound of the end of an RS-09
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Re: The sound of the end of an RS-09

Nope, I was poking around in it live, jostling cables, and no dice. No contact seems to bring the sound back even temporarily. Also, everything audio related works other than the sound generators all the time... I can run audio through the ensemble and filter, but nothing comes out the raw output or...
by Mattew96
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The sound of the end of an RS-09
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Re: The sound of the end of an RS-09

Apologies. Somehow the link is broken and even points to the wrong account. I'll fix that.
by Mattew96
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The sound of the end of an RS-09
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

The sound of the end of an RS-09

I posted this in the HELP! forum but it isn't getting many views. I'm hoping this board is higher traffic. If you want to skip the text, please have a listen to the track at the bottom and let me know if you know what would cause that. Thanks a lot! I have an interesting story here. Made a purchase ...
by Mattew96
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland RS-09 Death WITH AUDIO
Replies: 0
Views: 827

Roland RS-09 Death WITH AUDIO

I have an interesting story here. Made a purchase off of Kijiji which included many awesome things, one of which was a Roland RS-09 FP/NW. I do not currently have access to a working oscilloscope or very much past a multimeter due to another set of interesting circumstances. Anyways, I figured out t...
by Mattew96
Sun May 18, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)
Replies: 30
Views: 18503

Re: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)

Lol, okay, I get it. I'll shut my mouth until I get some ++real experience :D
by Mattew96
Sun May 18, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: GEM Equinox 61 vs Technics WSA-1
Replies: 4
Views: 4746

Re: GEM Equinox 61 vs Technics WSA-1

Well, I dove into both of their manuals, and I decided on the Technics. It has a unique synthesis and a powerful 27000 note sequencer. The graphic display also allows for piano roll type editing. The OS is similar to the PR 903 series so I should be right at home using its interface. Downsides inclu...
by Mattew96
Sun May 18, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)
Replies: 30
Views: 18503

Re: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)

I am 18, my studio is on my main floor, but much of it has travelled to many different areas around the GTA, as well as a Moog prodigy + old wooden ATA case I calibrated and had to lug up and down large hills through forests on foot (long story... It was pretty awful). I have serious pain issues wit...
by Mattew96
Sat May 17, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)
Replies: 30
Views: 18503

Re: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)

I don't understand why people are so sensitive to heavy instruments. I don't mind hauling around something heavy and bulky and setting it up. I mean, many of the douches I played with made me carry their amps and cymbal stands and c**p in and then tried to ditch me for my own instruments. If I alway...
by Mattew96
Wed May 14, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rhodes and Wurlitzer... Why so volatile?
Replies: 15
Views: 5551

Re: Rhodes and Wurlitzer... Why so volatile?

Yeah, I must agree with that. I can't find it right now but I was reading an article recently that described a difference in reliability between the 200 and 200A. The mechanics are virtually the same, but there's a better shielded amp board and pickups, the speakers are mounted on the case instead o...
by Mattew96
Wed May 14, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)
Replies: 30
Views: 18503

Re: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)

Wow, a lot of great stuff here, thanks everyone :D I am almost positive that Yamaha's first range of FM instruments was the pf 10/20 and 70/80. I don't know which came first, but I have had the chance to play a pf 10. My old highschool has one sitting unnoticed in a dusty nook. It's two operator FM ...
by Mattew96
Tue May 13, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)
Replies: 30
Views: 18503

Re: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)

Hm, cool stuff. Is the kind of deadened and almost honky tonk sound I hear on the electroacoustics just because they're older instruments in need of tuning and service? Or is that the nature of leather hammers and one-two strings per note?
by Mattew96
Mon May 12, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rhodes and Wurlitzer... Why so volatile?
Replies: 15
Views: 5551

Rhodes and Wurlitzer... Why so volatile?

Just a year ago, I remember that a Wurlitzer 200 around my area would sell for $300-500 in good condition. These days, no less than $1200! Conversely, a Rhodes in poor shape of any age would go for upwards of $800-1000, and nowadays those prices are dropping to the high $500s. What defines the popul...
by Mattew96
Mon May 12, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)
Replies: 30
Views: 18503

Yamaha CP-60/70/80 series (and a bit more)

I am finding it difficult to hear good demos or reviews of these. They confuse me. I know the mechanics and etc about how they work and a little bit about the varients' upgrades, like eq and midi, but I can't figure out if the plunky bass I do hear on most videos is due to old hammers and strings, o...
by Mattew96
Mon May 12, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: GEM Equinox 61 vs Technics WSA-1
Replies: 4
Views: 4746

GEM Equinox 61 vs Technics WSA-1

I have what I hope will prove to be interesting. I am specifically interested in their sequencer and master keyboard potential. I have a Technics PR 903, so I know the WSA-1 is likely to have a beautiful and intuitive sequencer similar to my piano (except hopefully without cold joints on the board),...