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by meatballfulton
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Using a Korg M3 as a master controller
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

Re: Using a Korg M3 as a master controller

I think you will find that the M3 sends a program change message to the JV when you load the combi. Try using EX2 and set the Bank Select to some bank that the JV doesn't use (check the JV manuals for bank MSB/LSB settings).
by meatballfulton
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Solved! CASIO CZ-5000 distorted output
Replies: 16
Views: 4883

Re: CASIO CZ-5000 distorted output

The CZ-5000 was my first synth. The sequencer is the bomb. Unlike so many sequencers, even in DAWs, in step mode each track can have it's own length so it's possible to create all kinds of fun polymetric behavior. I once set up a song with each track length based on prime numbers...7 bars, then 11, ...
by meatballfulton
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: first time trying.midi
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Re: first time trying.midi

All you need is a MIDI OUT jack on the 88 key instrument and a MIDI IN on the 61 key instrument. They both look like this: https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/58976aeee6f2e12da0026d7f/1557498179754-2FW35BN2KP50JOTSAANA/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kHJeHSC8xWw2nROrSL5Z47dZw-zPPgdn4jUwVcJE1ZvWEtT5uBS...
by meatballfulton
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq vfx strange sounds with new OS EPROMs
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: Ensoniq vfx strange sounds with new OS EPROMs

I'm an EE very familiar with software so I also wonder how the OS ROM could cause the problem, but as you stated, the old ROMs exhibit no issues. So it's the only thing that's changed, right? I'd look for release notes for the various OSes and see if anything comes up as a red flag. BTW is this a VF...
by meatballfulton
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq vfx strange sounds with new OS EPROMs
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: Ensoniq vfx strange sounds with new OS EPROMs

What was the source of the new OS ROMs? That would be my first thought, that the ROMs are corrupted somehow.
by meatballfulton
Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland D-50 noise issue with PCM sounds, SYNTHE sounds fine
Replies: 10
Views: 2531

Re: Roland D-50 noise issue with PCM sounds, SYNTHE sounds fine

Do you have schematics? I'd focus on the ROM that holds the PCM waves (too obvious?).
by meatballfulton
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg M1 program change issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Re: Korg M1 program change issue

You probably already know the drill...open it up and check the cables interconnecting the various boards.

Do programs and combis switch OK from external MIDI messages?
by meatballfulton
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Using a Korg M3 as a master controller
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

Re: Using a Korg M3 as a master controller

From p. 73 of the Operation Manual: Timbre Parameters MIDI page Status This controls the status of MIDI and the internal tone generator for each Timbre. Normally, if you’re playing an internal Program, this should be set to INT. If the status is set to Off, EXT, or EX2, that internal sounds will not...
by meatballfulton
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Midi question with Ableton 10 / Novation Supernova 2
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Re: Midi question with Ableton 10 / Novation Supernova 2

If what you want to do is record parameter changes, during recording it should just record any CCs being sent. If what you want to do is what people call automation these days that can be done in real time by setting the recording mode to be overdub. In Session mode, youy can set a clip to loop in o...
by meatballfulton
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Alesis SR-16 Not Working
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Re: Alesis SR-16 Not Working

You need to check all the internal power voltages first. With your symptoms, bad power is the most common cause.
by meatballfulton
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Alesis SR-16 Not Working
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Re: Alesis SR-16 Not Working

I then did a factory reset, which got the machine running, but shortly after that it wouldn't come back on. Does "it wouldn't come back on" mean that nothing lights up or shows on the LCD or do you mean something else? I'd take a close look at the power supply voltages. Do you have the factory wall...
by meatballfulton
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: If you were doing Chicago house what synths
Replies: 26
Views: 20474

Re: If you were doing Chicago house what synths

Anything could have been used. A lot of what was used was just whatever was available cheap. Money talks ;) Linns still weren't cheap in the late 80s. Jupiter 8...well only if someone was really lucky, they weren't selling for $200 like Junos were because not as many were made and their original own...
by meatballfulton
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Dating a MOOG Prodigy 336A
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Re: Dating a MOOG Prodigy 336A

In this thread from 2015 there is some discussion of Prodigy features, serial numbers and dates.