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by Rasputin
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai MPC60: Upgrade or Replace?
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Akai MPC60: Upgrade or Replace?

Other than using floppies, the MPC60 does most of what I need. What aspect of using floppies bothers you? I am asking because a floppy emulator will not help you that much, other than eliminate the need for a physical diskette. Assuming you upgrade to a floppy emulator, the capacity of each disk wi...
by Rasputin
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing a floppy in an EPS rackmount
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Replacing a floppy in an EPS rackmount

I have heard on these boards to get a GoTek floppy emulator. I was wondering how one transfers the instrument and song files from old floppies onto the GoTek. I got an external floppy drive today because I was hoping to recover some song files from a corrupted disk when I discovered the floppy driv...
by Rasputin
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland D-5 Keyboard scanning problem, need help.
Replies: 2
Views: 1511

Re: Roland D-5 Keyboard scanning problem, need help.

Just on a hunch, I would check all the diodes in the keybed, particularly the ones pertaining to your semi-non-working keys.
by Rasputin
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: LCD display replacement (Roland MKS-50)
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Re: LCD display replacement (Roland MKS-50)

Does anyone have any info on how and which replacement display works? Some cheap 16x1 LCD with LED backlight such as, https://www.crystalfontz.com/product/cfah1601btmiet-16x1-lcd-character-display?fbclid=IwAR0QgnFXcHIOzNfaiDf5sCWXg4MIqoe2lwJ4lBlvcXT7AkIMAKsFcN7COMs or a 16x1 OLED, but this requires...
by Rasputin
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha RX11 Repair Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 9884

Re: Yamaha RX11 Repair Thread

I've got an RX11 that's started doing some weird stuff on the LED/LCD screen. Showing some JAPANESE characters, then just squares. It seems likely to be corrupt data being sent to the display because of a poor solder joint or header connection. The display is being initialized incorrectly or not at...
by Rasputin
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha RX11 Repair Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 9884

Re: Yamaha RX11 Repair Thread

What's the reason the sound chips is impossible to replace with Eproms? Is it because of the ROM-chips themselves (pinout, electrical characteristics etc) or is it that the format of the ROM images is unknown and never reversed engineered? Numerous reasons: Custom ICs, can't easily be read, no writ...
by Rasputin
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Multivox MX 3000 repair
Replies: 21
Views: 10295

Re: Multivox MX 3000 repair

gilles77 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:06 pm
I just recovered a broken MULTIVOX MX3000 and am looking for schematics to fix it
It's in the Service Manuals and Schematics thread which is pinned in the 'HELP' section of the forum.

http://forum.vintagesynth.com/viewtopic ... &start=105
by Rasputin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq VFX SD Patches, Presets, Sounds, Cartridges & Disks
Replies: 12
Views: 12949

Re: Ensoniq VFX SD Patches, Presets, Sounds, Cartridges & Di

frankothemountain wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:13 pm
Do you still have the VPC-103 files? dropbox link is dead.
They're in the SysEx link in the first post.
by Rasputin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Yamaha tx16w
Replies: 12
Views: 12609

Re: Yamaha tx16w

Okay, I'm finally done. Here's the entire Yamaha TX16W service manual booklet and the ridiculously gigantic schematics poster which was nearly impossible to scan. Given the rarity and amount of scanning hours spent, I should have put this on eBay to make a boatload of money :lol: https://mega.nz/fil...
by Rasputin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.
Replies: 17
Views: 18697

Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

As an aside, I would also like to see an effort made to archive the S900/S950 libraries. These libraries are also poorly archived, with only a handful of disk images having made their way online. It would be great if we could fully archive those sampler's libraries as well. Dig deep into this one.....
by Rasputin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Six Trak firmware update - why buyng an EPROM?
Replies: 6
Views: 1726

Re: Six Trak firmware update - why buyng an EPROM?

You can't flash an EPROM more than once. You can reflash an EE PROM. Eh... I suppose that's somewhat the gist of it, but it is a bit pedantic and potentially misleading to state it like that in the context of the original post, especially when you also stated you *can* flash an EPROM, but only once...
by Rasputin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Six Trak firmware update - why buyng an EPROM?
Replies: 6
Views: 1726

Re: Six Trak firmware update - why buyng an EPROM?

I got hold of the Version 14 (and also 11) in BIN images formats... Has anyone got instructions of how to flash these firmware files directly on the existing EPROM? Apparently the only way to upgrade is buying the EPROM... That can be done, but you need both an EPROM programmer and an EPROM eraser ...
by Rasputin
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Memory Expander Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Ensoniq EPS Memory Expander Question

Had an idea. Good/Bad? Not sure yet. I have two ensoniq EPS machines with 2x Expander. I really want to find a 4x expander. Prices are getting stupid & finding them isn't easy, in the first place. My idea/curiousity... Could a 2x Expander be modified? Anyone have a schematic or the unit itself? My ...
by Rasputin
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Yamaha tx16w
Replies: 12
Views: 12609

Re: Yamaha tx16w

Give me about a week. I'm in the middle of too many projects, but this is on my "soon to release" list.
by Rasputin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: EMU ESI-32 won't work with SCSI2SD
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

Re: EMU ESI-32 won't work with SCSI2SD

Submit your configuration XML here, if you can.