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by logix
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-110 dim backlight
Replies: 60
Views: 20922

Re: Roland D-110 dim backlight

Thanks! :D So if I've understood you correctly the ERM1602SYG-2.1 is the one to get if I want a direct replacement (electrically and mechanically) without any need for modifications or extra hassle (except soldering the old D-110 display cable in the empty connection pins of the new one)? I didn't n...
by logix
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-110 dim backlight
Replies: 60
Views: 20922

Re: Roland D-110 dim backlight

Interesting findings! I've reassembled my D-110 since posting so I won't be able to check the voltage now, but plan to open it up again if/when there is a final solution to fix the dim lights. I don't know about changing the resistors to get a higher voltage -the chosen values are usually there for ...
by logix
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-110 dim backlight
Replies: 60
Views: 20922

Roland D-110 dim backlight

Is there a way to replace the LCD-backlight of a Roland D-110? Mine's pretty dim and having opened it up (I needed to change the internal CR-2032 battery anyway -which fortunately is placed in a battery holder) it appears that the backlight is placed behind the LCD display which in turn is attached ...
by logix
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Kraftwerk "Home computer" synth sounds
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Kraftwerk "Home computer" synth sounds

I've always been intrigued as to how some of the sounds from Kraftwerk's 1981 album "Computer world" were made. More specifically the sounds heard here in this live concert performing "Home computer", like here (at around 17:58) where this "dreamy" sequence plays: https://youtu.be/Ad65YPNaX1k?t=1078...
by logix
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?
Replies: 131
Views: 25562

Re: What 80s songs can the DX7 Tubular Bells be heard on?

Paul Hardcastle's "The wizard" was mentioned earlier, but it's also all over his self-titled 1985 album as well as several of his singles including certain versions of "19" and "Papa's got a brand new pigbag". "In the beginning": https://youtu.be/5G1dMsD-gWs?t=7 "Loitering with intent" https://youtu...
by logix
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is this a Prophet 5 or a Roland synth? (Paul Hardcastle)
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Is this a Prophet 5 or a Roland synth? (Paul Hardcastle)

Just wondering if anyone can tell me if these brassy chords are typical of an SCI Prophet 5 or could it be something else? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNw1xMS16GI&t=1m41s (Paul Hardcastle "Forest Fire" (1985) --starting at 1m 41s) I know Paul Hardcastle used the Prophet 5 a lot back in the days, ...
by logix
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SCI Prophet 6 or Elka Synthex?
Replies: 7
Views: 5378

Re: SCI Prophet 6 or Elka Synthex?

Oh :( I didn't know it was scrapped (this confirms it).

So how is the Prophet 6 as an 80s type synth? Can it sound as a Prophet 5 but with more to add?
Hopefully I'll get the opportunity to try it out soon.
by logix
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SCI Prophet 6 or Elka Synthex?
Replies: 7
Views: 5378

SCI Prophet 6 or Elka Synthex?

Between the Sequential Prophet 6 and the reissue of the Elka Synthex , which one would you buy and why? I haven't really considered the Elka for my type of music (80s type funk/Electro with those fat basslines, brass, pads etc. from the likes of Paul Hardcastle, D-Train, The System, Change, George C...
by logix
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Non-stock LinnDrum samples
Replies: 20
Views: 12427

Re: Non-stock LinnDrum samples

So what happens if someone has downloaded the Linndrum EPROM files from when they were actually freely/legally available? Surely Forat can't demand they erase them from their hard drives? This would be like your best friend gave you a gift, only to demand it back 2 weeks later, threatening to report...
by logix
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Non-stock LinnDrum samples
Replies: 20
Views: 12427

Re: Non-stock LinnDrum samples

I think he's referring to the fact that the samples were freely available for years, then all of a sudden Forat decides to charge for them.
by logix
Thu May 28, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Dx7 iifd (no sound)
Replies: 24
Views: 7050

Re: Yamaha Dx7 iifd (no sound)

Sure :) I've ordered and received a CR-2032 battery holder for mine so I only need to desolder the battery once and can use standard CR-2032 batteries instead of the special soldereable type but haven't gotten round to installing it yet. I'm also awaiting Deoxit Faderlube which I will use to clean/l...
by logix
Sat May 09, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Dx7 iifd (no sound)
Replies: 24
Views: 7050

Re: Yamaha Dx7 iifd (no sound)

Hi Guys! I have a DXIIFD, but at the moment it sounds horrible. For every chords and note played, there’s distortion and noise that accompanies the sound. Please, what can be done to rectify this problem? Cheers! This sounds exactly like what I'm hearing from my DX-7 (mark I) which I pulled out of ...
by logix
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: FOUND IT! Oberheim DMX Cowbell voice card
Replies: 8
Views: 7649

Re: FOUND IT! Oberheim DMX Cowbell voice card

I wish I had those old style toms as well, and a better bass drum (could probably swap the existing one with a Linndrum or Linn LM-1 bassdrum) but don't want to put that much money into it right now. From what I understand you need to use a 1554 voice card for the old style (Blue monday, Rockit etc....
by logix
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: FOUND IT! Oberheim DMX Cowbell voice card
Replies: 8
Views: 7649

Re: FOUND IT! Oberheim DMX Cowbell voice card

Glad I could be of help :) Does your DMX have the old style/short toms (e.g. "Blue monday" by New order and "Rockit" by Herbie Hancock) or the new style/long toms? Mine's a later DMX with factory fitted MIDI and the newer sounds (i.e. the toms are marked "DX toms" on the EPROMs) but I'd like the old...
by logix
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: FOUND IT! Oberheim DMX Cowbell voice card
Replies: 8
Views: 7649

Re: WTB Oberheim DMX Cowbell voice card

I realize this thread is almost 2 years old, but in case the OP hasn't gotten hold of the mentioned voice card: replacement voice cards have been re-designed and are available at the DMX files website for US$ 98 each . As for the cowbell, having studied the documentation for modifying 1554 voice car...