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by elsquirrel
Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: juno 106 chip desoldering
Replies: 16
Views: 4501

Re: juno 106 chip desoldering

I gave it another shot and got very close, but ultimately there is still tiny bits of solder between the leg and hole that won't come out. If I keep trying I'm going damage something so I'm cutting my loses and I'm looking to just snap it off and put a replacement in. Has anyone been in contact with...
by elsquirrel
Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ensoniq ts-10
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Ensoniq ts-10

What's the synth engine like on this bad boy? I have previously owned an esq-1, so perhaps compare it to that.
It's newer than the esq-1 so I'm guessing its sounds cleaner, more refined because of its workstation status? Lots of bells and pianos and that sort of thing?
by elsquirrel
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: compact mixer + aux sends
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: compact mixer + aux sends

I haven't ruled out an interface, but I'm leaning towards keeping the PC out of it. I'm going to read up on it though, as I really don't understand it that well. With something like the allen and heath zed14: http://www.allen-heath.com/uk/products/pages/productdetails.aspx?CatId=ZEDSeries&ProductId=...
by elsquirrel
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: compact mixer + aux sends
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

compact mixer + aux sends

I'm looking for a new mixer (analog) and hoping to save some space. I really only need 8-12 channels tops, so something compact would be perfect. Obviously something reliable and that doesn't sound horrible. Most notably, I really would like something with as many aux sends/returns as possible, as I...
by elsquirrel
Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: juno 106 chip desoldering
Replies: 16
Views: 4501

Re: juno 106 chip desoldering

I don't plan to damage anything if I can help, but out of curiosity how serious is damaging a trace? Are they repaired easily enough, or would that be a huge nightmare? I think I've seen a video of someone scraping a trace and re-soldering it or something but given I can't even get a chip out I'm as...
by elsquirrel
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: juno 106 chip desoldering
Replies: 16
Views: 4501

Re: juno 106 chip desoldering

Thanks for the info. I'm not really a big repair guy, just changing batteries and obvious stuff here and there.
De-soldering station looks cool, just don't think I'd get much use out of it to justify the cost. Probably end up having to pay someone else. Goddamn you juno 106.
by elsquirrel
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: juno 106 chip desoldering
Replies: 16
Views: 4501

Re: juno 106 chip desoldering

Do you heat the solder and try to draw it up at the same time with the sucker on an angle or do you heat the solder and quickly apply the sucker so it makes full contact to the board? (i.e directly up)
by elsquirrel
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: juno 106 chip desoldering
Replies: 16
Views: 4501

Re: juno 106 chip desoldering

Ive tried that too. I'll have another go. Not super confident the sucker I have is powerful as possible though. I think it was only $1.50.
by elsquirrel
Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: juno 106 chip desoldering
Replies: 16
Views: 4501

juno 106 chip desoldering

I'm trying to desolder a failing 80017a voice chip from my 106 so I can attempt the acetone method to try to save it. I've removed most of the solder with braid but there's always a small amount still left in the actual hole where the legs sit and I cant wiggle the chip loose. If I can't properly de...
by elsquirrel
Sun May 20, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Yamaha RS7000 vs. MPC 60
Replies: 34
Views: 14398

Re: Yamaha RS7000 vs. MPC 60

I've had an Rs7000 for a while now and I've never noticed any sloppy timing that affects what I do. Honestly, If I had never seen this thread I wouldn't think to even question how accurate the timing was. It's pretty academic at the level of 2ms though isn't it? Wouldn't that be something like a cho...
by elsquirrel
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 367108

Re: Gear Trading Thread

[australia]
Alpha juno 2 for trade. 117v version (step down adapter included) excellent condition. Needs work on the after touch though as there isn't much response. I might get to that in the meantime.

Looking for any of:
+ cash if necessary

ax-60
matrix-6
pcm70

Open to ideas as well.
by elsquirrel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 106 crackly chorus
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Juno 106 crackly chorus

I couldn't reproduce the crackling today, even with the vca up envelopes open and on the H setting. So not sure about that. Thanks for the info synthhead, it could well have been what you were saying. Some unrelated questions: I thought the pitch bender was just loose but on closer inspection it tur...
by elsquirrel
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Juno 106 crackly chorus
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Juno 106 crackly chorus

Just got a juno 106 and everything works fine except for when using chorus (I or II) there's an intermittent crackling sound. It seems to happen more if playing chords or low notes. I'll have to keep testing but it doesn't seem to happen when the chorus is off. Any suggestions or ideas appreciated.
by elsquirrel
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: analog poly synths with midi control
Replies: 17
Views: 3491

Re: analog poly synths with midi control

schmidtc wrote:the implementation on the JX-3P is really not up to the task. Not sure about the 8P. Maybe an Xpander or Prophet VS?
How does the pg-200 work? I assumed it was midi. Or is it some special protocol? I'm sure I've seen a clone of the pg-200 somewhere.
by elsquirrel
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: analog poly synths with midi control
Replies: 17
Views: 3491

Re: analog poly synths with midi control

To program and control parameters. Am I missing something?