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by DesolationBlvd
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Synths similar to the RS-09?
Replies: 17
Views: 7656

Re: Synths similar to the RS-09?

I paid about $350 including shipping for my RS-09. RS-09 wasn't my first choice (would have rather had a Crumar Performer or ARP Omni if space, money, and maintenance weren't limitations), but it grew on me. One trick up its sleeve is running it into a monosynth to get a paraphonic synth sound - org...
by DesolationBlvd
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland 909 Day
Replies: 138
Views: 30040

Re: Roland 909 Day

They already lost when they made TB-03 digital. Leave it the same as TB-3 (referred to on other forums as the green goblin), it's going to flop hard. Fix the incorrect accent, risk ticking off TB-3 owners. System-8: I might upgrade from my JP-8080, if the plug-out emulations increase the polyphony f...
by DesolationBlvd
Wed May 04, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland RS-09 - ensemble issues, one output is much quieter
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Roland RS-09 - ensemble issues, one output is much quiet

Haven't had the time to get inside it, but a quick update after playing: Moving from "H" to "L", the "louder" channel became richer sounding. I remember a similar issue on my Alpha Juno chorus, but it was outputs cutting out completely, and the chorus became a thin warble. In that case, it was clear...
by DesolationBlvd
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland RS-09 - ensemble issues, one output is much quieter
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Roland RS-09 - ensemble issues, one output is much quieter

Proud new owner of an RS-09. Physically in excellent condition, and in otherwise 100% shape except for the ensemble circuit. One channel is much quieter or inaudible, depending on the output setting, when the ensemble is on. Using headphones, it's the right channel. The funny thing is that the outpu...
by DesolationBlvd
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing the ungodly plywood on my JX-3P.
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: Replacing the ungodly plywood on my JX-3P.

If I remember right, my Juno-60 has a plywood base. Not even painted.
by DesolationBlvd
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thinning the herd...should I sell Juno-60 and DMX?
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Re: Thinning the herd...should I sell Juno-60 and DMX?

I just realized I wouldn't need to lose the Juno-60 if I downsize the DX7. I would have just enough room: the Juno-60 and Jupiter-8 on the two-tier Roland stand, and then the Alpha Juno on another stand, and the Minilogue on a tall bar stool. On top of that, the market isn't as hot as I thought. May...
by DesolationBlvd
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thinning the herd...should I sell Juno-60 and DMX?
Replies: 8
Views: 1812

Thinning the herd...should I sell Juno-60 and DMX?

The past few years have been my gear buying spree. Better to buy while young and unfettered than in midlife trying to support a family. But, I recently came to my senses. I realized I'm not in a position to have so much gear, being in a small apartment and all. Right now, I'm selling off some of my ...
by DesolationBlvd
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith
Replies: 76
Views: 27868

Re: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith

:o It has the original OB ring mod and phaser built in :o The only thing missing, and this is being really picky, is all of the cool arp functions from the OB-8. And the 2 extra voices, 5-octave keyboard, individual voice panning pots, dual patch splitting and layering capability... ...And also the...
by DesolationBlvd
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith
Replies: 76
Views: 27868

Re: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith

I'm so tempted to sell my still-malfunctioning OB-Xa for parts to help fund this...
by DesolationBlvd
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Parts for VINTAGE SYNTHESIZERS.....
Replies: 53
Views: 91523

Re: Parts for VINTAGE SYNTHESIZERS.....

Just bought synthparts' last two CEM3310s.

With this, my Oberheim OB-Xa needs five more CEM3340s and two more CEM3310s to be restored to eight voices.

Or, just one CEM3340, and I can live with six voices for now.
by DesolationBlvd
Mon May 18, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize next?
Replies: 45
Views: 7879

Re: What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize n

Poly-800. While mini-keys are a deal-breaker for me in most cases, a strap-on instrument like the Poly-800 would benefit greatly from smaller keys. Of course, it'd have to have a filter per voice and the option of a saw or PWM in addition to that wonky square organ thing. Knobs would also help. Woul...
by DesolationBlvd
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support
Replies: 53
Views: 8476

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

I'm sorry, but I think you're in the wrong forum. http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/postlist/Board/18/page/1 here you go, it's got plenty of sad, bitter old men that play in classic rock cover bands and/or jazz combos. Even the bitter old jazzers and rockers are wondering about Yamah...
by DesolationBlvd
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Best Syth-Action Keys On Older Synths
Replies: 26
Views: 7517

Re: Best Syth-Action Keys On Older Synths

Pro5 wrote:If you were really desperate you could attempt to add some cushioning felt along the edge of the casing where it meets the keybed (the rear of the keys) ala DX7 mk1, but it may not look pretty :)
My DX7 (mk1) feels really clunky. Maybe the felt is worn out?
by DesolationBlvd
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Jupiter-8 minor tuning issue (VCO1 flat on one voice)
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Jupiter-8 minor tuning issue (VCO1 flat on one voice)

UPDATE: VCO1, on voice A, on one board, is noticeably flat, to the point that a detuned patch in the upper octaves can sound sour. Swapping the module board causes the sour voice to move, so obviously the issue is on the module and not the mod-con or interface. Swapping IC17 (the 4053) had no effect...
by DesolationBlvd
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ever been tempted to sell a Jupiter 8 and buy EVERYTHING?
Replies: 41
Views: 7496

Re: Ever been tempted to sell a Jupiter 8 and buy EVERYTHING

Bumping in the wake of recent gear announcements... As Jupiter-8 prices continue to rise, I'm starting to think about this. Even after taking it in to fix the quibbles, I would come out ahead when I sell at market prices. But - the Jupiter-8 was the sound I was always dreaming of, and the sound in m...