Are there any DX7 Mods?

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Are there any DX7 Mods?

Post by supermel74 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:47 am

You would think that somebody would have come up with something by now, possibly adding some knobs for easier editing and real time control. If there's not, then why?

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Post by Taxidermy » Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:32 am

Grey matter?

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Post by Villi » Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:40 am

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Post by jayman » Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:41 am

knobs will not work. unless you can move the knob back and forth REALLY fast..
i'll bet people have painted them though... i'm about to trade a bent sk1 for one soon.
i totally dig how our ears can hear all this s**t and and we don't even do like half of it with normal instruments, and then all we gotta do is hook a speaker up to some circuits and move those circuits around and we can push our hearing to it's limits

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Post by supermel74 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:43 am

I guess I was thinking more along the lines of a Moog Slayer type mod, not that specifically, but something that would make using a DX7 more enjoyable. Easier said than done I guess.

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Post by otto » Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:28 am

Villi wrote:Image
That get's me excited. Pure FM p**n.
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Post by Pighood » Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:39 am

FM8 kicks its a*s and wraps aluminum foil around its rear-view mirror.

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Post by Martin P268 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:47 pm

The DX7 has four means of real time parameter manipulation, plus the fifth parameter can be assigned to the data slider. It is quite an expressive instrument right off the box. Use the breath controller - you can now change six different aspects of sound. Apart from this, you can plug in a sustain pedal, which allows for extremely expressive performances alone. You can still have another pedal for portamento on/off.

How often do you tweak six different knobs at the time on an analogue synth during one song? No knobs? I don't mind, I'm already in synthesists heaven :-)

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Post by elmosexwhistle » Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:14 pm

try whacking one through an amp with distortion...youll get all sorts of glitchy metally goodness, i've made guitarists cry at times doing that :p lmao

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Post by otto » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:26 pm

Pighood wrote:FM8 kicks its a*s and wraps aluminum foil around its rear-view mirror.
I use FM7 myself but I still prefer a hardware knobby interface.
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Post by radek tymecki » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:37 pm

i had modded DX7... don't remember that mod name but... hmmm DX7 had 2 memory banks instead of 1 :)

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Post by bill H. » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:41 pm

The two most common internal mods when the DX7 was current was E! and a backlit display.

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Post by radek tymecki » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:20 pm

not in my DX7... i had diffrent mod... but dont remember now :( i posted bout it somewhere on that forum long time ago :)

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Post by Martin P268 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:43 am

had modded DX7... don't remember that mod name but... hmmm DX7 had 2 memory banks instead of 1
My DX7 has an upgrade called Sycologic V2. It adds 3 more banks, so that I've got four banks of 32 patches. Button 12 in FUNCTION mode assigns the data slider to bank selector.

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