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by Europanaut
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: need help identifying pictured synths
Replies: 8
Views: 1361

Re: need help identifying pictured synths

Nice Chamberlin work from Bowie.
by Europanaut
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Spa- Haven't seen my 106 in almost a year...
Replies: 58
Views: 12622

Re: Synth Spa- Haven't seen my 106 in almost a year...

seems so, specially since most of these techs nowadays are likely in their 50-60s and do it as a side hobby thing. I know many people, in many fields, who are in their 50-60's and do excellent work, promptly, with respect and enthusiasm. Mechanics, cabinet-makers, computer techs, etc. There is NO e...
by Europanaut
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Spa- Haven't seen my 106 in almost a year...
Replies: 58
Views: 12622

Re: Synth Spa- Haven't seen my 106 in almost a year...

My criteria for a tech: Fix my stuff. Don't keep my stuff. Don't lose my stuff. Don't lose parts of my stuff. Don't complain about fixing my stuff, especially when you are not getting around to actually fixing my stuff. Don't insult my choice of stuff. Don't scratch my stuff. Don't break my stuff. D...
by Europanaut
Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synth Horror Stories
Replies: 32
Views: 4426

Re: Synth Horror Stories

Inside my ailing MemoryMoog.

Sigh.


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by Europanaut
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Why do you use the Synthesizer you use most?
Replies: 60
Views: 8134

Re: Why do you use the Synthesizer you use most?

Most used synth. There's a pretty large selection here at the studio, but the one that gets powered up the most is the D50. Next would be....not really a "synth", but the Mellotron M4000D. Both work great, feel great, and sound great. The D50 has the Musitronic upgrade, and is a very powerful instru...
by Europanaut
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:19 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "Leslie" Simulation for B-3 Sounds Using a Roland D-50
Replies: 3
Views: 1796

Re: "Leslie" Simulation for B-3 Sounds Using a Roland D-50

Really nice! Thanks for posting. I recently picked up a mint D50, with the Musitronics upgrade. Now, in a studio with 60+ vintage keyboards, our D50 gets more use than any other synth. The MEX additional memory is full of custom patches, and they really emphasize the synth's normally untapped potent...
by Europanaut
Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: D550 LCD Nightmare
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: D550 LCD Nightmare

I've never experienced that exact scenario, so I'm just imagining what I'd try. First, a toothpick-tip of penetrating oil. Not "3 In 1" or whatever, but actual penetrating oil. Liquid Wrench, or equivalent. Wick it in, and let it soak for a few hours. Since the screw heads are already stripped, the ...
by Europanaut
Thu May 15, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: diy synth kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 5631

Re: diy synth kits?

I've had good experiences with MFOS. (Music From Outer Space.)
by Europanaut
Wed May 14, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Rhodes and Wurlitzer... Why so volatile?
Replies: 15
Views: 3997

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

I've heard some rhodes cross the Wurlitzer line, but I never figured out how. I always thought it was a clever mix of action, overdrive, and EQ or something. The setup of the tine tone bars has a huge effect on the overtones and "bark" of the Rhodes. You can really get them to lean towards a Wurli ...
by Europanaut
Mon May 12, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Peeling Micromoog panel repair?
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Peeling Micromoog panel repair?

Hey all, I'm in the process of making an offer on a pretty rough Micromoog. One of it's numerous cosmetic issues is badly pealing corners of the plastic front panel. I'm curious whether anyone here has successfully glued them back down? If so, which glue type and technique worked for you? It's also ...
by Europanaut
Mon May 05, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Can someone identify this synth/organ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5159

Re: Can someone identify this synth/organ?

Eminent and Solina have a very tight connection. I'm not sure of the relationship details, but my Eminent has both "Eminent" and "Solina" on the nameplate.
by Europanaut
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: analog drum synths
Replies: 9
Views: 4454

Re: analog drum synths

Love the Pearl kit. It gets a lot of use here at the studio. It's a bit hard to see in this photo, but the contraption has been given various names by clients. MechaTriffid, Synthapede, etc. Great sounding synth. Image
by Europanaut
Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Recordings that used the Korg VC10?
Replies: 13
Views: 2327

Re: Recordings that used the Korg VC10?

Thanks! Interesting stuff!

Any idea which Rick Wakeman recordings the VC-10 can be heard on?
by Europanaut
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Recordings that used the Korg VC10?
Replies: 13
Views: 2327

Recordings that used the Korg VC10?

Hey folks,

Anyone have confirmed VC10 vocoder sightings?

Yes "Drama" maybe?



Thanks!
by Europanaut
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Source for obsolete IC's?
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Source for obsolete IC's?

I'm in need of a couple of IC's for my Arp Quartet repair (MC14071 CMOS Quad 2 input OR gates), and my regular supplier doesn't carry them.

Any suggestions on where to go next?


Thanks!