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by Hyde
Tue May 08, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq vfxsd issues
Replies: 12
Views: 3639

Re: Ensoniq vfxsd issues

See if you can find a copy of the service manual. The ensoniq samplers often have problems that source back to the keyboard assembly. In any case, the service manual is a good place to start.
by Hyde
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Ensoniq ASR10 (keyb)no SCSI or EPS16+ rack with SCSI
Replies: 27
Views: 30525

Re: Ensoniq ASR10 (keyb)no SCSI or EPS16+ rack with SCSI

EPS16 is a great machine. ASR adds much needed memory, the luxury of stereo sampling & a much larger bank of effects. I prefer the feel of the EPS16. I'd be completely happy with it if it had even 8mb capacity. If you are controlling other sound sources via MIDI, 4mb may be more than enough. It all ...
by Hyde
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Beginners Synth Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1901

Re: Beginners Synth Setup

Whatever you do, don't go cheap on the mixer, if you are going to rely on it for recording. If you feel you need a speaker system, get the best sounding you can get. keep your eyes open, locally. Ive seen good power amps & speakers go for really good prices on local craigslist. As mentioned above, I...
by Hyde
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Early Ensoniq Key contact board
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

Early Ensoniq Key contact board

This is more of a service bulletin for those who have the same era Ensoniq Keyboards & start having keyboard calibration failures. I ran across a service bulletin that mentioned swapping out main boards in the EPS & that there were steps to take with earlier mother boards vs later model. At any rate...
by Hyde
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EPS Classic No audio out of left side
Replies: 16
Views: 2937

Re: EPS Classic No audio out of left side

one of the parts suppliers finally obtained a main board. I put it in the machine. after a day of tracing down a keyboard issue, I'm back in business. Note to the wise: The early contact boards in the EPS keyboard have some very weak wires bridging the two. I had to resolder most of them. Guess I pu...
by Hyde
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet VS
Replies: 10
Views: 4528

Re: Prophet VS

Ashe37 wrote:or a Prophet 12, but on that you'd need to use an external X-Y pad or similar to set up vector synthesis
Aso, thank you!
by Hyde
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet VS
Replies: 10
Views: 4528

Re: Prophet VS

OP. If you want that sound (Prophet VS) without getting an actual Prophet VS, in my opinion ,the Waldorf Microwave (original) would probably be the closest in sound. The original Microwave apparently came in 2 revs & one of them has the same filters as the Prophet VS ,(though apparently the Prophet...
by Hyde
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Limitations E-MU ESI 2000 vs software SF2
Replies: 7
Views: 7682

Re: Limitations E-MU ESI 2000 vs software SF2

Interested in the responses, here. I just picked an ESI2000 for $20, with full memory upgrade. I've sampled in a few things & it seems to work great. 128mb is way beyond what I'm accustomed to, as well. Cool old machines.
by Hyde
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet VS
Replies: 10
Views: 4528

Re: Prophet VS

the VS is a really special synth. the TG33 and wavestation are both vector synths too, and both are worth having if you're into vector synthesis, but they're no replacement for a VS. we just got 2 VS keyboards and will probably keep one of them to use along with the rack in our studio, since editin...
by Hyde
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: E-MU ESI2000 Internal Drive install
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Re: E-MU ESI2000 Internal Drive install

Sort of a fix, here. The AKAI S2000 works with the Jaz 1gig & the Jaz 2gig. The E-MU ESI2000 only works with the Jaz 1gig So I put my 2gig jaz over there & got the ESI2000 to work with the Jaz 1gig. The trick to get the E-MU ESI2000 to work with the Jaz 1gig, is to turn off termination & set it to a...
by Hyde
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Prophet VS
Replies: 10
Views: 4528

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: 2033

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: 2033

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: 2937

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: 2937

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. ...