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by DesolationBlvd
Wed May 16, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Using 100V Japanese-Made Synths in the U.S.
Replies: 11
Views: 3595

Re: Using 100V Japanese-Made Synths in the U.S.

My Alpha Juno says it's for 100V - I've been running it mostly fine. But, I had an overheating scare - the display went out and the sound went all screwy. That was after a full day of it being on, though, and it turned on fine the day after. I'm planning on getting the converter to be safe.
by DesolationBlvd
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland XP-80 key weights
Replies: 0
Views: 1196

Roland XP-80 key weights

My Roland XP-80 is currently missing about 20 natural key weights and 2 sharp key weights because of the goop meltdown. Anyone selling key weights? I can't seem to find them. The natural weights are 10g and the sharp weights are 11g. I'm thinking that if I can't find the original weights, I'd use 10...
by DesolationBlvd
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Sight Unseen Horror Stories
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: Sight Unseen Horror Stories

I bought an XP-80 knowing it was one of the boards that could suffer the Roland Red Goop, advertised as 100% working. Sure enough, it was in the early stages of goop by the time I got it.
by DesolationBlvd
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Knobs or Sliders?
Replies: 52
Views: 3262

Re: Knobs or Sliders?

Going with sliders here because I'm a Roland guy.
by DesolationBlvd
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that you loved before, but have now gone off
Replies: 26
Views: 2642

Re: Synths that you loved before, but have now gone off

I enjoyed my D-5 for the one or two months that it was my only synth. Now I'm waiting to get replacement keys so I can sell it rather cheap.
by DesolationBlvd
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: keyboard destroying vids
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: keyboard destroying vids

Here's the trinity of 80s digital synths smashed.

DX7:


I couldn't find D-50 so here's D-10:


And now the M1:
by DesolationBlvd
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on "time envelopes" and this forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: Thoughts on "time envelopes" and this forum

I predict that rapidly increasing processor power will mean the same thing for vintage synth enthusiasts as it did for retro gamers - emulation will become the easiest and most popular way to experience the classics. Emulation will also allow for what never was - people have translated Japanese-only...
by DesolationBlvd
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Which JX to complement Alpha Juno?
Replies: 11
Views: 1752

Re: Which JX to complement Alpha Juno?

The KIWI-3P + Patch Editor wins on a limited budget. However, my budget has expanded to roughly $2000-3000, so I have gone with an MKS-80 Super Jupiter (rev. 5).

Now, I have the MKS-30 on the way. I need that IR3109, even if it was en-crap-sulated in that 80017A thing.
by DesolationBlvd
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Amiteque TX81ZT DIY project
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Amiteque TX81ZT DIY project

So basically, it's the same format as TX7?
by DesolationBlvd
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet 600 vs Prophet 5 (i know)
Replies: 21
Views: 3607

Re: Prophet 600 vs Prophet 5 (i know)

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar99/articles/retroprophet.htm here is the article i mentioned in my initial post - it was written in 1999 and i think it probably is not a good representation of today's viewpoints for most analog synth users - i think i will still be buying that prophet 600 :) Yea...
by DesolationBlvd
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Which JX to complement Alpha Juno?
Replies: 11
Views: 1752

Which JX to complement Alpha Juno?

I recently got an Alpha Juno 2, and am considering buying a JX in the relatively near future (<1 year) to get sounds the αJuno can't do (and vice versa). I was originally seriously considering the 3P as my first keyboard, until I found the D-5 and αJuno for cheaper. With the IR3109 filter, it has a ...