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by ApolloBoy
Tue May 08, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Alpha Juno 1?
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Alpha Juno 1?

Yeah the JX-10 offers a lot more. Not only 2 oscs per voice but you can layer 2 patches. I have one I will be selling locally soon (south bay area) so PM me if you're interested. That's very tempting! Problem though is that I need to save up and I don't quite have the space for a 76-key synth at th...
by ApolloBoy
Mon May 07, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Alpha Juno 1?
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Re: Alpha Juno 1?

I was thinking about grabbing the Alpha Juno when I saved up enough, but now I'm thinking of maybe getting a JX-10 again. For some reason I've been thinking about the JX a bit and I think I'm done with cheap single-oscillator synths now that I have an MG-1. That and the Alpha Juno doesn't quite have...
by ApolloBoy
Mon May 07, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Jupiter-4 restoration... thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 4541

Re: Jupiter-4 restoration... thoughts?

Got it working! Turns out the voltage points for the pot were actually labeled on the bender board so I was able to get it wired up correctly on the first try. Thanks for the help though!
by ApolloBoy
Mon May 07, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Jupiter-4 restoration... thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 4541

Re: Jupiter-4 restoration... thoughts?

Can anyone with a JP-4 open theirs up and take pics of how the tuning knob on the front is wired up? Just found a replacement pot and I have no clue how it's wired, even after looking through the service manual.
by ApolloBoy
Wed May 02, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: TG33 + SH-32 = $ CHING $
Replies: 18
Views: 2886

Re: TG33 + SH-32 = $ CHING $

c-level wrote:only jump on the deals! i got a tq-5 (similar to tg33 but without joystick and multitimb) for $25!
The TQ5 is really more like a desktop version of the TX81Z with built-in effects, it's not a 2-operator FM+PCM synth like the TG-33 is. It is multitimbral like the TG-33 is though.
by ApolloBoy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Prophet 5 versus Prophet 600
Replies: 37
Views: 22684

Re: Prophet 5 versus Prophet 600

If you can afford the Prophet 5, absolutely go for it. If you can afford a Rev. 2, even better.
by ApolloBoy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: such a thing as a 2-osc poly with no patch memory?
Replies: 19
Views: 2676

Re: such a thing as a 2-osc poly with no patch memory?

b3groover wrote:Make one from a modular.
If you can afford it, that is.
by ApolloBoy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: such a thing as a 2-osc poly with no patch memory?
Replies: 19
Views: 2676

Re: such a thing as a 2-osc poly with no patch memory?

A JX-8P with a BCR-2000 would be a good and inexpensive choice. I'd say the JX-10 as well but you can't edit patches through MIDI like you can with the MKS-70 or JX-8P, and PG-800s are laughably expensive these days (part of the reason I traded off mine!). The Prophet 600 is knobby but those tend to...
by ApolloBoy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Anyone try this Moog MG-1 mod?
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Anyone try this Moog MG-1 mod?

I don't see the need to mod, myself - I get lower pitches than on the keyboard by using external CV control - either a sequencer, or a bigger keyboard, routed via a CV/Gate convertor if necessary. ...Which are things I don't have and can't afford at the moment. The MG-1 is actually the first synth ...
by ApolloBoy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Anyone try this Moog MG-1 mod?
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Anyone try this Moog MG-1 mod?

One of my main complaints with the MG-1 is that it's not particularly good at bass as it just doesn't go low enough. So I tried searching around and lo and behold, I found a solution: http://www.sdiy.org/philgallo/MGvcofzadj.htm

Has anyone ever tried this mod on their MG-1 before?
by ApolloBoy
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Jupiter-4 restoration... thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 4541

Re: Jupiter-4 restoration... thoughts?

Another very common problem with JP4's that causes all kinds of erratic behaviour is cracked PCB track on the earth trace on the top panel boards. The top panel PCBs are in good condition as far as I can tell, so I can rule those out. My Jupe's tuning was a bit unstable tonight but I think that was...
by ApolloBoy
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Jupiter-4 restoration... thoughts?
Replies: 16
Views: 4541

Re: Jupiter-4 restoration... thoughts?

Well I've already recapped much of the synth (did the entire motherboard, all the voice cards and the PSU) so that's out of the way for the most part. The only sections I have left are the ensemble and key assign boards and those only have a handful of caps. Anyway, I think I'm going to hold off on ...
by ApolloBoy
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: jp4?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1563

Re: jp4?!

Spotted it as well. According to the description, it doesn't power on, the waveform slider is seized up and it's missing the top cover screws, as well as some scratches and rust spots. Still, for that price it's a steal! I wonder if anyone here who uses a YHJ middleman would be willing to pony up th...
by ApolloBoy
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Alpha Juno 1?
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Alpha Juno 1?

Went to a local music store today to pick up a stand for my bass, and I noticed that they had some fairly interesting synths, including a Poly 800, a DX7 IID with the Gray Matter E! expansion and an Alpha Juno 1. I tried out the Alpha Juno and it actually sounds rather nice, though I'm not sure if I...