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by Swayze
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Vintage Synthesizer Museum / Studio
Replies: 20
Views: 19107

Re: Vintage Synthesizer Museum

I was thinking more along the lines of them sending some business your way and creating a buzz about your museum by word of mouth. But they might also be interested in renting synths for certain clients and sessions. They have a couple nice vintage keyboards but no synths...just a dusty DX7 that's s...
by Swayze
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Vintage Synthesizer Museum / Studio
Replies: 20
Views: 19107

Re: Vintage Synthesizer Museum

This is such a rad idea. I really hope you can stay in business. My advice would be to get the word out to local recording studios. I interned at Fantasy and know the guys at Sharkbite, both are a stones throw away from Emeryville. I know those guys are into synths and their clientele might be inter...
by Swayze
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Interview of R D James (gear, modular gear, etc.)
Replies: 60
Views: 7284

Re: Interview of R D James (gear, modular gear, etc.)

He's quite a character. I had to scan a lot of this but found it pretty interesting overall. Seemed like a lot of drug flashbacks and tangents about government control in the beginning. As dis-jointed and off-topic as some of his answers were, it still made for good reading. And yeah, what's the dea...
by Swayze
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: please suggest my first synth
Replies: 14
Views: 3728

Re: please suggest my first synth

I have a microbrute that I just can't seem to let go of. Every time I get ready to sell it, I sit down and make great thumping sequences using the mod matrix. So I think I'll keep it around. That warm-up time is due to it having vco's instead of dco's, although I haven't really noticed it with mine....
by Swayze
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: please suggest my first synth
Replies: 14
Views: 3728

Re: please suggest my first synth

Congratulations, that's exciting. Honestly, you're best bet would be to hop back on Youtube. Type "analog mono synth" in the search bar and after spending some quality time watching demos and getting acquainted with what's out there, pick the synth that sounds the best to you.
by Swayze
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: What beside or in place of a Moog Sub Phatty?
Replies: 8
Views: 4604

Re: What beside or in place of a Moog Sub Phatty?

I have considered a Poly, but not being a keyboard player (although working on it), I am actually scared :oops: Do you have a decent computer? You could try some free soft synths using your sub phatty as a midi controller. Work on your chord progressions and get a better feel for it before you pull...
by Swayze
Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: The Ultimate Two Voice
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

Re: The Ultimate Two Voice

I'd have to wait until Korg releases the Odyssey to decide...but yeah, I'll take one of each.
by Swayze
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: AX80 patch buttons non-responsive
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: AX80 patch buttons non-responsive

Thanks for your input garranimal. I probably should go ahead and get some supplies like a DVM and a quality soldering iron and tip actually intended for this. I have heard of other guys replacing the jumpers with wire on their AX80s, it'd definitely be worth it in the long run, but it would be great...
by Swayze
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: AX80 patch buttons non-responsive
Replies: 2
Views: 402

AX80 patch buttons non-responsive

Buttons 17-24 recently became non-responsive on my AX80. I've read that this issue could be due to the circuit board interconnects flexing and the wire inside them breaking or the solder points weakening. I opened the synth up to have a look inside and it's darn clean and rather nicely laid out I'll...
by Swayze
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth has the most Mojo?
Replies: 51
Views: 7348

Re: What Synth has the most Mojo?

You've played some amazing synths in those 40 years Max. I'd love to get my hands on a Prophet 5 or T8, damn. But yeah, a kiwi-3p would be tits, just need to convince myself to install the mod without professional help and pray I don't kill the best synth friend I've ever had. I think Chimney was re...
by Swayze
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What Synth has the most Mojo?
Replies: 51
Views: 7348

Re: What Synth has the most Mojo?

Not sure what chimney's smokin, but you have every right to your own opinion. There are no right or wrong answers in a thread like this... Personally, I'd have to go with my humble JX3P. It's pretty flexible for cheap 80's analog, has tons of character and certainly feels like an extension of myself...
by Swayze
Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland JX1
Replies: 9
Views: 10859

Re: Roland JX1

Looks like the "JD-800 for dummies." No offense to any JX-1 owners out there. :empathy:
by Swayze
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Akai AX80 service manual, schematic or service diagnostics
Replies: 8
Views: 7182

Re: Akai AX80 service manual, schematic or service diagnosti

If one of your voices is dead/distorted on your AX80, all you need to do is power it up, press and hold 8 keys and count. The voices will trigger 1-8 left to right. When you determine what voice is faulty, use a chip puller to remove that 3372 chip. Synthparts here at VSE might have more of these in...
by Swayze
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: The Dotcom Project
Replies: 79
Views: 10378

Re: The Dotcom Project

It's coming along quite nicely. Modular + space echo...I can now understand why you're selling off your other synths. Oh and a copy of Dune in paperback...you're definitely on to something. :thumbsup:
by Swayze
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Selling on Fleabay - Any pointers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

Re: Selling on Fleabay - Any pointers?

Oh ok, that sounds pretty fair then. Well, it doesn't look like you have much choice, Ebay it is. I sold a couple of other items on the Bay recently without issue, I can think of worse things. When it comes to insurance costs, my advice is to split it with the buyer. You both benefit from it in the ...