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by logix
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-110 dim backlight
Replies: 60
Views: 25175

Re: Roland D-110 dim backlight

So I received my ERM1602SYG-2.1 a few days ago and decided to give it a go today. The pinout was the same for both old and new displays (as pointed out earlier), so I just unsoldered the connector and soldered it back on to the new display. I wasn't sure about the polarity of the LED backlight compa...
by logix
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-110 dim backlight
Replies: 60
Views: 25175

Re: Roland D-110 dim backlight

I'll take a look when I get the new display and disassemble the D-110 again. It's strange that the LEDs have become dim when I think about it. Don't LEDs just die instead of getting fainter as time goes by? I believe CCFL or EL backlighting gets dimmer by age though. Perhaps the LCD display itself i...
by logix
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-110 dim backlight
Replies: 60
Views: 25175

Re: Roland D-110 dim backlight

I just ordered a (yellow/green backlight version) ERM1602SYG-2.1 through the "Buydisplay" eBay store costing me a grand total of US$ 5.13 including shipping. Not bad if it works ;) I think I'll try to solder a small trimmer between pins 1 and 3 so I can experiment with different contrast settings. I...
by logix
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D-110 dim backlight
Replies: 60
Views: 25175

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: 25175

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: 25175

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: 3179

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: 32133

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: 1198

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: 6572

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: 6572

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: 14843

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: 14843

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: 9033

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: 9033

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 ...