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by part12studios
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: using 2032 batteries instead of a barrel styled battery?
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

using 2032 batteries instead of a barrel styled battery?

Hi everyone, So I got my hands on an old Peavey Addverb that works well, but not surprisingly the battery is bad.. I would like to replace it, but really don't want to put another acid bomb in this thing.. I wondered if i might be able to use alternate batteries? I know the answer should be yes, but...
by part12studios
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JV1080 sound problem - help appreciated!
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: JV1080 sound problem - help appreciated!

yea when troubleshooting it's best to absolutely strip down a unit to it's most basic form. make sure the backup battery is good as well. This also lets you open up the hood and see if there are any signs of damage / corrosion somewhere.. also i'm not sure if these devices ever had firmware updates,...
by part12studios
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging samplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6268

Re: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging sampl

this is pretty serious.. so i just got my hands on a zoom 9030 off ebay that was said is good.. but when i got it, i saw it wasn't.. thankfully the seller was honorable and refunded the money for it, but yep.. capacitor leaked all over the dsp board and sure enough the liquid in one of the capacitor...
by part12studios
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging samplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6268

Re: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging sampl

Cool that's great to know. Thank you for confirming. I'm having a specialist guy service both of my Amiga 1200's in the near future but this is really because I just want someone who really knows these things to look them over. If only transformers were not so damn picky! Would be so nice to be able...
by part12studios
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging samplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6268

Re: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging sampl

so to those out there though with some good experience replacing parts, are capacitors something that are really proprietary or easily replaceable like other things like resistors? I'm not going to do this for ever piece of gear I own but some of my favorites I'd like to do what i can within reason ...
by part12studios
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging samplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6268

Re: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging sampl

gotcha yea i can understand having to rewire logic and such.. that could get hair fast. i'm only talking about straight up caps on a motherboard that are easy to see and access.
by part12studios
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging samplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6268

Re: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging sampl

well i mean if a capacitor is rated for a certain level.. certain type. wouldn't they be universal or were capacitors of the 80's different then today? in my (somewhat ignorant) mind, would imagine a cap would have a value on it. it would be removed / replaced with a cap of the same rating and all s...
by part12studios
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging samplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6268

Re: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging sampl

gotcha, yea that would be bad. Do you think someone who's a general electronic repair person would be competent enough to take a piece of music gear and do a service like this? I figure capacitors are much like resistors and other devices that have a common language. There is a local TV repair guy w...
by part12studios
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging samplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6268

Re: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging sampl

I guess my question is if these cap problems are destructive or more of a "if it ain't broke don't fix it" in most cases and of course if there are known exceptions to this it would be great to know. now experience would tell me of course fixing it before it becomes a problem is always preferable bu...
by part12studios
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging samplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6268

Re: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging sampl

I know a person here in the US that does the service and I'm going to get both treated in August when he's back in the states. I mean I guess I don't know for sure that every sampler / most samplers or h**l even any sampler even use capacitors but caps seem to be pretty common components in electron...
by part12studios
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging samplers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6268

Should we all be worried about capacitors in aging samplers?

Hi there, So I have two Amiga 1200's (one as a backup) and I've known for a little while that bad capacitors are a thing that are pretty inevitable, but i kinda figured it wouldn't hurt.. just use it till they become a problem and get them fixed.. naturally I know it would generally be better to fix...
by part12studios
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Did Enya ever use samplers for her voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 19269

Re: Did Enya ever use samplers for her voice?

well there you have it. All played live and performed. That's pretty amazing. That's watermark. I'm still wondering about that one "ah" in Caribbean Blue i link above, which is from Shepard Moons. Clearly though they were on to something with watermark so I'm sure they didn't opt to start sequencing...
by part12studios
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Did Enya ever use samplers for her voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 19269

Re: Did Enya ever use samplers for her voice?

yea i'm still sticking to my guns though that they could have used vocal samples lightly.. that "ah" in Caribbean blue.. listen.. i cued it up.. https://youtu.be/GnIo73NXo_A?list=RDGnIo73NXo_A&t=24 i'm sure that 99% of the stuff is live / layered vocals. However, snippets like that sound so syntheti...
by part12studios
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Did Enya ever use samplers for her voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 19269

Re: Did Enya ever use samplers for her voice?

found this thread too digging deeper with the Kurzweil 250 tip.. http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/1224119/Enya Enya's synthesizers include the Roland D-50 (she likes the "heavy feel," optimum for playing sampled tympani and strings), the Fairlight III, the Yamaha TX (the rack vers...
by part12studios
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Did Enya ever use samplers for her voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 19269

Re: Did Enya ever use samplers for her voice?

yea i agree it probably wasn't but i don't know it just makes sense from a songwriting perspective.. even if it were just demo ideas and such.. how much faster it would be to make harmonies.. especially when it's one person's voice doing ALL the voices. multitracking / playback / layering to me woul...