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by part12studios
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ok to clean keyboard contacts with deoxit? (resolved)
Replies: 3
Views: 816

ok to clean keyboard contacts with deoxit? (resolved)

Hi there, I have a Kawai K4 keyboard that I've opened up and identified 5 keys in one area that are no responsive. It's clear that something was spilled on it at one point because there is dried residual substance there.. it appears to not be highly corrosive as the stain doesn't show oxidation on a...
by part12studios
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Sick Kawai k3m. Maybe eprom? can anyone confirm?
Replies: 0
Views: 912

Sick Kawai k3m. Maybe eprom? can anyone confirm?

Hi there, So I have a K3m that I got and was stoked. However I experienced an issue where one day it would be fine, then the next, the unit wouldn't turn on. No light or anything. The first two times this happened I simply opened it up.. gently pressed around on the board (unplugged) and really just...
by part12studios
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I submitted a review, now what?
Replies: 1
Views: 677

I submitted a review, now what?

Hi there, I recently wrote up a review of the Peavey DPM SP Sampler. I filled out the form and submitted it. I just wanted to know if I will hear from someone or what review process is involved before it goes live. I'm sure it needs some refining. I may have gushed too much in the review, but at lea...
by part12studios
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kawai K3m - missing rare part. does anyone make custom pieces? (Update)
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Kawai K3m - missing rare part. does anyone make custom pieces? (Update)

Awesome yea pins seem to be reversed on the inline ones that i've found. However with a little careful effort i would imagine it isn't too hard to bend wires around in such a way to go to the correct pins. I did (thanks to one of the parts suppliers out there) get this page which will be very intere...
by part12studios
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kawai K3m - missing rare part. does anyone make custom pieces? (Update)
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: Kawai K3m - missing rare part. does anyone make custom pieces? (Update)

So i've been diving around today and thanks to the fine chat folks at NTE, this appears to be a modern equivalent. So I'm going to order these and see about that. Will update the progress of this

https://www.ntepartsdirect.com/ENG/PRODUCT/NTE5304
by part12studios
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kawai K3m - missing rare part. does anyone make custom pieces? (Update)
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Kawai K3m - missing rare part. does anyone make custom pieces? (Update)

UPDATE: So my research has discovered that the part I'm looking for is a Sanken Bridge Rectifier. I still don't know the particular specs of it, but I'm digging deeper. QUESTION: Is there not a company or craftsman out there who could effectively make component pieces custom? It seems like these are...
by part12studios
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: cost effective hardware for filtering midi clock?
Replies: 0
Views: 1518

cost effective hardware for filtering midi clock?

I have an older MOTU setup with several MTP AVs and a MIDI Express. Overall it works perfectly fine, but I ended up getting a good deal on an Alesis Nitro kit. The issue is that the Nitro brain is constantly sending some kind of midi data. I think it's just clock, but when it plugs into my various 8...
by part12studios
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on restoring a Kawai K1m Memory Card?
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

Re: Thoughts on restoring a Kawai K1m Memory Card?

very interesting. it seemed reasonable that whatever that tech was at the time, it wasn't invented by them so it would in fact take some extra effort (and money) to make them only work on their own hardware. good to know some other I don't know what to call that tech. Its battery backed up so it's r...
by part12studios
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on restoring a Kawai K1m Memory Card?
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

Re: Thoughts on restoring a Kawai K1m Memory Card?

The plot thickens.. so when i do a SYSEX Get from the card, MIDIQuest actually gets all the patches.. yet the synth only sees the same limited number of randomly placed slots. Very strange. I expected when I did a get form card it would be a bunch of generic K1 patches (what the synth shows and play...
by part12studios
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Thoughts on restoring a Kawai K1m Memory Card?
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

Thoughts on restoring a Kawai K1m Memory Card?

Hi there, I have recently got my hands on a good K1m synth and wanted to get a memory card. I found two and one will format and dump patches to it, but when you take it out and back in, it's totally gone.. however the other appears to work but only certain slots. very few from the full 64.. I have l...
by part12studios
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Here are the Emax II Library samples!
Replies: 50
Views: 100959

Re: Here are the Emax II Library samples!

awesome :) Thanks for doing that
by part12studios
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Here are the Emax II Library samples!
Replies: 50
Views: 100959

Re: Here are the Emax II Library samples!

i've been out of that scene for a number of years now when i sold off my ESI-32. Wish i could help but i wasn't the owner of that box account.

Good luck!

Caleb
by part12studios
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: looking for sliding potentiometers for Casio RZ-1
Replies: 8
Views: 4683

Re: looking for sliding potentiometers for Casio RZ-1

very true.. the slider i bought was on ebay. from a CZ-1 but yea totally agreed parts like this are rare to find.. and unfortunately the sliders for Casio of this generation are kinda odd.. they have 5 prongs for starters.. 2 being for place holding.. so it just isn't exactly generic for a 3rd party...
by part12studios
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: looking for sliding potentiometers for Casio RZ-1
Replies: 8
Views: 4683

Re: looking for sliding potentiometers for Casio RZ-1

I'm just not sure at this point. i believe i found a couple of manuals and they all seem to have the same "missing" page.. as in i'm thinking it's not missing.. maybe the parts were somehow found somewhere else.. i know it's not really logical that this is the case, but yea i'm not sure. I know that...
by part12studios
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: looking for sliding potentiometers for Casio RZ-1
Replies: 8
Views: 4683

Re: looking for sliding potentiometers for Casio RZ-1

yea seems that the manual there is incomplete.. the last page is the diagram but there is no page that shows what part numbers go.. i see one of the parts I need is #19 but i can't find a chart that would show what part number #19 is. It's the very last page of the manual.. you'd think right next to...