Search found 795 matches

by Rasputin
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq EPS system disk needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 3481

Re: Ensoniq EPS system disk needed.

Also curious to ask, this EPS has an issue where the samples randomly drop out of RAM after a short time. Suspecting the ICs are going, and curious where you found working replacements? All of the sample data drops out of RAM at once? Or just parts of samples? Do you have a memory expander or just ...
by Rasputin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Microkorg Dead Keys?
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: Microkorg Dead Keys?

The keys that do not work are C#3, D3 and D#3. I admit I don't fully understand the theory behind how these switches work: why does break have two contact pads, one on each side of the make contact pad? And why are the switches two-fold (make and break) in the first place? The Microkorg checks the ...
by Rasputin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Service Manuals and Schematics!
Replies: 105
Views: 187975

Re: Service Manuals and Schematics!

Casiotone CT-6000 (MX-71) Service Manual
https://mega.nz/#!hNVFAYaZ!JCVOSL7Y4hh8 ... ffxbGLBdos

And here is a repost because Yekuku's previous link has now expired.

Korg Radias KB Service Manual
https://mega.nz/#!xUMHnAhY!tZPZMyQWqkDV ... qpzwrzzu74
by Rasputin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq EPS - disk not formated issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1857

Re: Ensoniq EPS - disk not formated issue

I too am having this issue & am using a genuine ensoniq disk. Guessing it must be the drive, yet what could be wrong with it? Just because it's a genuine disk doesn't mean it still works, especially if it's been in storage and possibly exposed to mold. It could also easily be the drive. Try cleanin...
by Rasputin
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4559

Re: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?

Does it make a difference considering the EPS is 720kb? I would say no, as the EPS FDC supports both densities, but not sure.... Get the cheapest Gotek possible which is the 1.44MB version. The density thing doesn't matter because you'll have to put FlashFloppy firmware onto it anyway or else it wi...
by Rasputin
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4559

Re: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?

This tells Omniflop, drive and floppy are storing the correct data. My problem must be with my EPS drive or the EPS itself. I think probably would an idea to try getting the EPS drive to run on my PC. I can provide +12 / +5 externally. Will have to figure out the ICD34 IBM cable pinout... It also t...
by Rasputin
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4559

Re: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?

I could manage to get ONE disk to format 100%, Write 100% and read 100%. Put both original.img and the image retrieved from the floppy on my HEX editor and they are identical. That tells us that the PC software and floppy controller are working and compatible. But it seems like you have a multiple ...
by Rasputin
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4559

Re: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?

You mean the replace the original windows FDC and Floppy drivers with the ones that comes in the package with Omniflop? Yes, that's what I was meant. If that isn't the issue then it would very likely have to be the floppy drive or something odd with the floppy controller. It could also be the diske...
by Rasputin
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4559

Re: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?

gkmaia wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:26 am
I did manage to get omni flop, install & license it.
Any idea of what could be causing that?
You have to install a couple drivers for Omniflop to support weird formats, otherwise it will only work with the expected IBM PC 1.44MB and 720K standard geometries.
by Rasputin
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?
Replies: 13
Views: 4559

Re: What software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to a floppy?

Would you be able to let me know what windows software is used to write the EPS249OS.hfe image to the floppy? You can't write HFE files directly to floppy diskettes, although you could convert an HFE to a writable image if you were determined to do so. The best approach is to use a raw image file (...
by Rasputin
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Boss DR-660 display very faint
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: Boss DR-660 display very faint

Any ideas? You could try varying amounts of pressure on the display to see if certain segments come back. If so, clean the rubber zebra contact strips, and make sure they're aligned properly when reassembled. If that doesn't help, rotate the reflective foil behind the display glass a full 180 degre...
by Rasputin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Floppy drive simulator
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Ensoniq EPS Floppy drive simulator

HxC and FlashFloppy are both replacements for the factory firmware of the Gotek. Either offers much better compatibility and open up the possibility of hardware add-ons for an improved user experience such as rotary selector knob, and OLED display. HxC is a pay license, but FlashFloppy is free to in...
by Rasputin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Some keys zone don't sound. ALESIS QS 6.2
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

Re: Some keys zone don't sound. ALESIS QS 6.2

I own an ALESIS QS6.2 which some keys don't work. It's very weird because is only some zones that don't work properly. From C1-E2 works ok, and from E3 to B3 too. Before I repaired many synth keys, but the ones that didn't make any sound were randomly. It's probably an issue with the keyscanning ma...
by Rasputin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Ensoniq EPS Floppy drive simulator
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Ensoniq EPS Floppy drive simulator

I'm currently talking with a guy here in Denmark who has a GoTek drive for sale, and he confirmed that this is working with the EPS, so I'll probably go with that. It has to either have HxC or FlashFloppy installed to work properly with Ensoniq. HxC is the better option for Ensoniq because FlashFlo...
by Rasputin
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Korg Electribe S (ES-1) Firmware and Factory Sounds
Replies: 10
Views: 52391

Re: Korg Electribe S (ES-1) Firmware and Factory Sounds

Will the MKII firmware on plastic face allow to use different effects per part? I found this on youtube and I don't know how this guy make it work Like most other samplers of the era with only one FX processor (such as EPS16, ASR, and SampleTrak): Resample. Once you "print" the effect to a recorded...