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by db0451
Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Dead Dx7II
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Re: Dead Dx7II

This should've gone in "Help", not this unrelated section. I flagged it for moving, but no one seems to have noticed. Maybe you want to try flagging it again. What should I check when the psu seem completely dead? Inputs/outputs of rectifiers, voltage regulatorss, transformers, other things involved...
by db0451
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: VSE - Good trader/seller thread
Replies: 2143
Views: 384737

Re: VSE - Good trader/seller thread

Another vote for Fatbenelton as an excellent seller - sent me a message about an item I was looking for and provided a streamlined and carefully planned sale from start to finish. Highly recommended!
by db0451
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha Reface MIDI Recieve Channel setting.
Replies: 8
Views: 2279

Re: Yamaha Reface MIDI Recieve Channel setting.

Sounds encouraging. Do we know whether the other Refaces are susceptible to this missing feature, and if so, would you like to remind Yamaha not to limit the change to the CP? :) I assume they're on the case, but it pays to be paranoid.
by db0451
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: A DX7 Mystery
Replies: 15
Views: 2065

Re: A DX7 Mystery

Just noticed this now - a bit late! Glad to hear you got it sorted and that I was able to contribute. Though I am pretty sure the digital circuits really want +5 V D C. ;) I have a similar issue with a PSU where one rail is reduced to ~1/10th of its rated output when loaded by one of the 3 boards. H...
by db0451
Mon May 18, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland D-50 output jacks
Replies: 3
Views: 1885

Re: Roland D-50 output jacks

The thing with the main outputs sounds like normalling failure, i.e. there is circuitry to make one jack output both channels if it's the only one plugged in, and this isn't doing what it should. The headphones probably just have a bad contact of a different type. Resoldering might fix these (at lea...
by db0451
Thu May 14, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: A DX7 Mystery
Replies: 15
Views: 2065

Re: A DX7 Mystery

yes, but (A) your OP does not say you were sending MIDI into the DX7 from another device, and (B) anyway you have more than just corrupted RAM, otherwise it would still display the boot screen and etc. I have never heard of a DX7 or any other synth by Yamaha crashing due to excessive MIDI traffic, a...
by db0451
Sun May 10, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: A DX7 Mystery
Replies: 15
Views: 2065

Re: A DX7 Mystery

Yes, a multimeter generally has several functions, and voltmeter is usually one of them. precautions: a properly constructed meter for voltage should be protected against shorting the subject, if you accidentally bridge two antagonistic pins – but it remains wise to make careful choices at all times...
by db0451
Sun May 10, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: A DX7 Mystery
Replies: 15
Views: 2065

Re: A DX7 Mystery

I was thinking I might rule out a power supply problem since it is producing noise. Can something produce noise if it's power supply is damaged, but not completely inoperative? My first thought was a fuse had blown on the power supply, but it looked ok to my untrained eye. of course, if the audio c...
by db0451
Sun May 03, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Digital hardware vs. VST
Replies: 9
Views: 8371

Re: Digital hardware vs. VST

Sure, anything is possible . But, aside from the obvious points about interface and workflow: - hardware synths are usually not emulated properly in software, in the rare case that anyone tries; I'll come back to this - hardware synths also include analogue output circuitry that might affect sound a...
by db0451
Sun May 03, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Roland RD300s Digital Piano WAV Samples
Replies: 3
Views: 2950

Re: Roland RD300s Digital Piano WAV Samples

watching videos suggests to me that original chorus was a global effect applied to the sum of notes being played. in which case, you will probably be equally disappointed if you play samples where the chorus is 'burned in' to each key. that will sound very different (and odd), which seems to roundly...
by db0451
Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bitstream 3x as a Yamaha DX programmer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1721

Re: Bitstream 3x as a Yamaha DX programmer?

I fail to see much of an issue with this realtime warning that people dwell on. I get it for subtractive, but engines like FM have too many parameters, making realtime control of any 1 or 2 of them not particularly useful. Those multiple interacting EGs controlling timbre are much more capable than ...
by db0451
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 303614

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

gonna go ahead and assume from various context clues that's the same person who's been listing an fs1r for like £3000 for about 2 months

and if anyone actually buys that, i will scream
by db0451
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are the largest romplers out there?
Replies: 43
Views: 3797

Re: What are the largest romplers out there?

Look, just take "AWM2" as Yamaha's broad umbrella term for any of their S&S engines that use 1~4 (or recently 8) "Elements" from a selection of variable numbers/qualities of waveforms run through a selection of variable numbers/qualities of filters, EGs, etc. performed by various different DSP chips...
by db0451
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are the largest romplers out there?
Replies: 43
Views: 3797

Re: What are the largest romplers out there?

Yeah, good example to compare to, in terms of progression (not synthesis methods). AWM2 is evolutionary, not repeatedly rebuilt from scratch. Sure, not every feature is kept, but a clear lineage runs from the first use of the name to the latest. Yamaha are sticking to what they know, in name as in s...
by db0451
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What are the largest romplers out there?
Replies: 43
Views: 3797

Re: What are the largest romplers out there?

it's almost as if it's just marketing and, like all of that, means very little. ;) i.e. the name had a popular reputation, so why change it? if Yamaha had incremented the number every time they added a significant new filter, EG stage, articulation, etc to the core engine - it would be AWM15 or some...