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by DX21
Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai MPX8 "Sample Player" Teardown
Replies: 19
Views: 17148

Re: Akai MPX8 "Sample Player" Teardown

Hi, It's really cool that you opened up the MPX8 :shock:. I was thinking of buying one but the main thing that put me off is that there is no battery power and people said the jog/data wheel is not great. Based on your pictures I guess there could be room for an internal lipo battery and charging c...
by DX21
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai MPX8 "Sample Player" Teardown
Replies: 19
Views: 17148

Re: Akai MPX8 "Sample Player" Teardown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBia76mjy7g Here's me using the MPX8 as a game controller for In The Groove 2 (Like Dance Dance Revolution) It's super accurate and I used Bome Midi Translator Pro Here's the button settings, the top ones are now set to the Start, Back, Coin and FastForward buttons, ...
by DX21
Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need EEPROM burned
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Need EEPROM burned

rewiring the Piano to accept EEPROMs is a bit of a task for now so I'll do research because I'm confident one slip of the finger would kill my piano, so I ordered some 27C256 ROMS which Are drop in replacements but can only be burned once, so I'll just redo the stock piano rom for now and study the ...
by DX21
Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)
Replies: 136
Views: 85125

Re: Name ONE favorite pedal (+more)

I gotta say my most favorite pedal is the Boss DS1, add a bit of crispy or crunchy to my K3 synth, sounds crazy with dual mono in, especially for deep bass.

I like nearly all the boss pedals for the fact you can tweak them out and there's lots of space for new switches and knobs too.
by DX21
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need EEPROM burned
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Need EEPROM burned

What a cool idea. Would love to hear the results! Update, I got 2x AT28C256-15PC 256k Parallel Eeprom in the Mail from Atmel, they're Mostly direct drop in replacements for the rather ancient but cool looking Ceramic UVProms http://www.atmel.com/Images/doc0006.pdf http://hardware.speccy.org/datashe...
by DX21
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Mysterious switch installed on DX7. Need help rewiring.
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Mysterious switch installed on DX7. Need help rewiring.

Hi guys I'm new here. I ordered a dx7 off of ebay. When it came I saw a red switch on the front that is absent on all other dx7 synths I've seen in pictures. I found no mention of it in the user manual. Figured it must be a mod from a previous owner. The switch didn't seem to do anything and after ...
by DX21
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Excessively Smelly Gear
Replies: 20
Views: 2369

Re: Excessively Smelly Gear

crush some charcoal briquets and lay it out on a small tray inside of the unit for a few days, it'll snuff up all of the strange smells. If it doesn't work, leave it for a few more days. If not. Try mixing 50/50 Sodium Bicarbonate Baking Soda and Crushed Charcoal in a small glass until it is a greyi...
by DX21
Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need EEPROM burned
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Need EEPROM burned

Hit up Grant -- http://www.musictechnologiesgroup.com/ Very likely you can get it done with him, and likely he already has those in stock or can get them... Great guy, great service at a very reasonable cost. I'm just rolling my own roms for a soundtrack for a game we're working on and I'd like to ...
by DX21
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need EEPROM burned
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Need EEPROM burned

Howdy there, I'm needing 4x 28C256 Eeproms burned with some new code for my Kawai, I have stock Files and a set of carefully converted waves from a friend which are: 01. Prophet-5 Triangle 02. Prophet-5 Sawtooth 03. Prophet-5 Square 04. Prophet-5 Pulse A 05. Prophet-5 Pulse B 06. Prophet-5 Pulse C 0...
by DX21
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Swap YM2164 with YM2151? (Swap OPP with OPM?)
Replies: 1
Views: 700

Re: Swap YM2164 with YM2151? (Swap OPP with OPM?)

UPDATE: the YM2151 differs in PINOUT too much and wont work unless an adaptor board is made. I am in the process of etching it.
by DX21
Sat May 17, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: YAMAHA DX21 Part Out
Replies: 0
Views: 1840

YAMAHA DX21 Part Out

I have a DX21 I'm Parting out for sale as I have a new one. Shell - $25 LCD Screen - $20 Buttons (plastic) -$10 Buttons (PCB Board) - $10 black/white Keys, springs, etc $2/pc (works for DX7,11,21,27 series) Keyboard (complete) $50 Knobs - $10/pc Wiring Harness Kit: $50 Power Supply Unit: $25 Whole D...
by DX21
Sat May 17, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: diy synth kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 5897

Re: diy synth kits?

Yea check out mutable instruments, but be warned,there is always an inherent risk you may stuff up the build. http://mutable-instruments.net/ thanks. however i'm searching specifically for that monotron+monotor+monotron+synth/piano/key toy etc hybrid monster project wich DX21 suggested... I think D...
by DX21
Sat May 17, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: diy synth kits?
Replies: 15
Views: 5897

Re: diy synth kits?

Get this, or a Duo or a Delay model, h**l all three. http://i59.tinypic.com/5p0u1f.jpg http://i57.tinypic.com/28smo78.jpg http://i57.tinypic.com/annhnk.jpg Study These: Mono http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/KORG_monotron_internals_%28rear%29.jpg Duo http://kr-tech.net/wp-content/up...
by DX21
Sat May 17, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Korg MS-20 Mini
Replies: 1141
Views: 123271

Re: Korg MS-20 Mini

Add Monotrons headphone out to the aux in on another Monotron type like a duo, then plug the headphone board there, to to the plug board at CV in's and use fresh batteries, congratulations, you just added 4 more VCO's and two more filters. Then play some funky space boogie on the first monotron.(DO ...
by DX21
Sat May 17, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: This is what happens when you put Casio SK-1 Rom in Kawai K3
Replies: 12
Views: 4703

Re: This is what happens when you put Casio SK-1 Rom in Kawa

You are a braver soul than I. I'm a big dork about anti static precautions when handling chips. I use chip tools whenever feasible. Though part of it is the mad scientist shtick to be honest. The fun part is if you unplug the CPU Program the LED display it'll scream at you for a while then send jun...