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by ApolloBoy
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing my JX-10
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

I fixed it in less than 2 hours and spent nothing to fix it. Shows him. :lol: great to hear that it finally works out. sometime a simple fix is what's all about..it just not as bad as it seems :wink: Heh, I remember his first email to me; he said that it had "lots of problems" after I told him abou...
by ApolloBoy
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing my JX-10
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

The funny thing is that I actually emailed a guy on Craigslist to see if he would take it, and he told me he'd take it for $50. So I asked him why he lowballed me and he said it would cost $175 and 2-3 hours to have the key and headphone jack fixed, or so he thought. I fixed it in less than 2 hours ...
by ApolloBoy
Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing my JX-10
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

OK, I decided to go ahead and give the JX another chance today, so I opened it up and inspected the jack board. Turns out the headphone jack had a cracked solder joint, so I whipped out the old soldering iron and reflowed the joint. The A key seems to be responding a bit better than last night for s...
by ApolloBoy
Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing my JX-10
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

I would suggest either not owning vitnage or realizing you might need to put some money or labor into maintaining them... I'm still interested in owning vintage analogs. There aren't any VAs in my price range, so vintage's the best I can do right now. Anyway, I'm now looking at a Juno-106, JX-3P or...
by ApolloBoy
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing my JX-10
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

These sound like fairly easy and inexpensive fixes. Given the cost difference between fixing your Roland JX-10 and buying something else, I'd say that it would be a far better idea to fix what you already have. The JX-10 isn't exactly a weakling anyway, the one I played sounded better than a lot of...
by ApolloBoy
Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Replacing my JX-10
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

Replacing my JX-10

You heard me right. I've become incredibly frustrated as of late with my JX-10 over various technical issues (an A key not working right, iffy headphone jack), and I just totally feel like getting rid of it now.

So, what kind of analog should I replace it with?
by ApolloBoy
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Synth examples, post them here.
Replies: 284
Views: 138973

Here's my Jupiter-4 demo: http://www.savefile.com/files/1379025 00:00-00:12: Me doing a funky bassline on Manual mode 00:15-00:33: Patch 1 - Arpeggiated strings with me controlling the filter cutoff using the pitch bender 00:35-00:51: Patch 2 - Me doing a slightly crappy rendition of Spandau Ballet'...
by ApolloBoy
Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much gear did you have in high school?
Replies: 252
Views: 26188

WDW wrote:P.S. Anyone in high school nowadays even know what DOS is? Today, the only young folks who know what it is are probably Computer Science History majors, studying the dosazoic period. :-)
Yeah, I used to use DOS when I was a little kid.
by ApolloBoy
Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How much gear did you have in high school?
Replies: 252
Views: 26188

I'm a senior in high school...
by ApolloBoy
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most overpriced synths of all-time?
Replies: 152
Views: 17260

burns46824 wrote:...but honestly, give me one good example of how someone effectively used a Fairlight.
Listen to any The Art Of Noise song made from around 1983 to 1986. I swear, they were practically masters of the Fairlight...
by ApolloBoy
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Synth Technicians and Repairs
Replies: 157
Views: 193087

Musician's Service Center in SJ does vintage analogs and drum machines...

http://www.musicianservice.com/