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by Hyde
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet VS
Replies: 10
Views: 3947

Prophet VS

I've had this hidden dark obsession for a long time now & it's surfacing. Sequential Circuits Prophet VS. I've looked into other Vector Synths & they just don't seem to have the same sound. My searches come up fruitless when I try to find if a clone is made. Does anyone build one? Was the VS rare? I...
by Hyde
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: E-MU ESI2000 Internal Drive install
Replies: 3
Views: 1903

Re: E-MU ESI2000 Internal Drive install

My Jaz drives won't work with it so, the zip was sort of my next possibility. I didn't realize they made an IDE & a SCSI drive for the internal drives. It must be an IDE. I found tutorial online but it didn't include enough info on the ribbon cable. The ESI2000 has a 50 pin connection on the motherb...
by Hyde
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: E-MU ESI2000 Internal Drive install
Replies: 3
Views: 1903

E-MU ESI2000 Internal Drive install

I picked up this ESI2000 for nothing, basically. It's memory is fully expanded & is super clean. I have an external drive for it but, I have an internal Zip that I'd like to install so that it can be confined & really portable. Honestly, I don't even know if the drive works but, I'd like to give it ...
by Hyde
Fri May 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EPS Classic No audio out of left side
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

Re: EPS Classic No audio out of left side

Sounds good. I'll give that a shot on my next day off. Thanks
by Hyde
Thu May 18, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EPS Classic No audio out of left side
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

Re: EPS Classic No audio out of left side

I bridged the capacitor & the resistor before it & i have both sound in both ears. Still louder on the right but panning a bit evens it out. Not perfect but I can't seem to trace anything with the layout, the way it is, & my lack of knowledge. Probing the capacitor with a plastic probe did nothing. ...
by Hyde
Thu May 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EPS Classic No audio out of left side
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

Re: EPS Classic No audio out of left side

The 34085 & another under are on top of a raised circuit board. one is removable with a puller & the other, soldered into the board. here is a link https://www.instagram.com/p/BUPDUn1lT-h/?taken-by=hydedbaker The multiplexors must be buried under this board but, I can't tell. Tough to trace, the way...
by Hyde
Thu May 18, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EPS Classic No audio out of left side
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

Re: EPS Classic No audio out of left side

I wish it did. I put it all back together last night & tried to make heads or tails of it. Multiplexor? I don't see anything marked 4053. There are a couple motorola chips marked 34085. Half the board is buried under the keys, though. There is certainly a parallel circuit for the right hand side & i...
by Hyde
Wed May 17, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EPS Classic No audio out of left side
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

Re: EPS Classic No audio out of left side

The confusing part is that when I put the ohm meter on it, it acts as if there is nothing there. If I do this to other capacitors on the board, of similar style, I get a reading.
by Hyde
Wed May 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EPS Classic No audio out of left side
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

Re: EPS Classic No audio out of left side

Does anyone have the schematic? There are definitely markers under the components. There are many of these "capacitors"(thats what I'm going to call them for the moment) on the board. If you have the schematic, marker C48 & C26 also have the same looking capacitor. C48 has a marking of "RSA 104".
by Hyde
Wed May 17, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EPS Classic No audio out of left side
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

Re: EPS Classic No audio out of left side

It's not the cleanest board but looks dirtier than it is. I can't read that capacitor with my naked eye, it's zoomed in as far as I can get & still have some focus to it. So, it's a lot smaller than it looks ;) I pulled the board. I'll have a look at it tonight & see what I can find. I looked for ma...
by Hyde
Tue May 16, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EPS Classic No audio out of left side
Replies: 16
Views: 2622

EPS Classic No audio out of left side

Ok, here is me next project. One of my EPS Classics has no audio from the left output. I've done some diagnostics & seem to have traced it down to this component but, I don't know what the component is? I bridge it with a multimeter & I get audio. So I'd like to replace it, obviously. But I can't se...
by Hyde
Thu May 11, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 4547

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

Sweet! Any luck with the bad output channel? I still have that & my other dead eps16 to fix. I barely get time to write music, let alone fix the machines. I have a crazy work schedule & a 2yr old boy. I'll post something soon. Hopefully we can get them fixed up! I appreciate your help & enjoy the l...
by Hyde
Wed May 10, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes
Replies: 21
Views: 4547

Re: Ensoniq EPS Classic Freezes after 30 minutes

The EPS seems to be functioning perfectly. I've run it numerous times, w/o issue. I think this is my favorite Ensoniq sampler. I've been using it to start my songs. Sampling,sequencing then dumping into my EPS16 & working from there. The classic just has such a great sound! 13bit!
by Hyde
Wed May 03, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ensoniq VFX SD Value
Replies: 5
Views: 3828

Re: Ensoniq VFX SD Value

Ebay can be a little inflated but, you can do an advanced search to see what they have been selling for. its a good indicator. Ensoniq pricing has really been climbing lately. Where are you located?