The synth fairy brought me a Roland MKS-80

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Post by Synthaholic » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:18 pm

I gave the lovely wife a cruise vacation last month. I think that should qualify, considering I could have gotten a Jupiter-8 for what I spent on the cruise...
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Post by wildstar » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:56 pm

My goodness! A cruise! You should be ALL SET with that MKS.

Jeez, if I took my wife on a cruise, a Jupiter 8 would only be the BEGINNING.

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Post by Sir Ruff » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:55 pm

wow... the supposedly non-existant ver. 3!
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Post by D-Collector » Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:36 pm

Why must one allways sacrifice something?
Please let it not be the D-550. You will miss it :wink:

btw, nice purchase!

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Post by Synthaholic » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:26 pm

D-Collector wrote:Why must one allways sacrifice something?
Please let it not be the D-550. You will miss it :wink:

btw, nice purchase!
I would miss it more if I had a PG-1000. :)
Two VCO: thanks to the push rods, one can choose several forms of waves at the same time!
(from a Babelfish translation of a Jupiter-6 site)

Yamaha: Motif XS6, TX802 Roland: D-550 Alesis: A6 Andromeda

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Post by Mr. Black » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:22 pm

Why not stick one of your racks in a box, and put it in a closet.Everybody has some c**p stored away that they should have thrown out a long time ago,D550 won't bring much return in comparisiam to the MKS so you might as well keep it.

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Re: The synth fairy brought me a Roland MKS-80

Post by haricots » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:31 pm

Synthaholic wrote:Now I just have to figure out what I'll have to sacrifice to appease the wife.
Don't let tallowwaters hear you say this. :lol:

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Post by Synthaholic » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:50 am

I opened 'er up yesterday:

Upper module board:
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Lower module board:
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CPU board, tucked underneath the two module boards:
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Removed front panel, button caps, switch caps, slider caps and knob for cleaning. I managed to get the tape goo off the front panel.
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I need to get some Goo Gone to remove the tape residue off the back panel.
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Panel assembly, with some of the button caps put back on the buttons
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And it's back together!
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This unit didn't come with normal rack ears, instead it had a rack tray bolted to it. I removed this, and put felt pads on the bottom.
Two VCO: thanks to the push rods, one can choose several forms of waves at the same time!
(from a Babelfish translation of a Jupiter-6 site)

Yamaha: Motif XS6, TX802 Roland: D-550 Alesis: A6 Andromeda

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Post by crystalmsc » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:05 am

everything looks great for a unit of it's age which make even a better investement. how do you like it so far?
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Post by kosmasepsilon » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:57 pm

amazing purchase, glad for you :D
but, one thing you got to know is:
would your wife sell an older pair of shoes or an older bag to buy a new one? ;)

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Post by code green » Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:29 pm

(and once again i thank my lucky stars that my woman is a musician)

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Post by Synthaholic » Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:33 pm

crystalmsc wrote:how do you like it so far?
Things have been so crazy this week that I haven't even hooked it up yet. When I first got it, I plugged my Microkorg and a pair of headphones into it to test it, so I haven't had the "full experience" yet. Hopefully tonight though.
Two VCO: thanks to the push rods, one can choose several forms of waves at the same time!
(from a Babelfish translation of a Jupiter-6 site)

Yamaha: Motif XS6, TX802 Roland: D-550 Alesis: A6 Andromeda

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Post by Synthaholic » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:10 am

My COMPLETE '80s stack!

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And a ROUGH demo of a few patches: Demo MP3
Two VCO: thanks to the push rods, one can choose several forms of waves at the same time!
(from a Babelfish translation of a Jupiter-6 site)

Yamaha: Motif XS6, TX802 Roland: D-550 Alesis: A6 Andromeda

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Post by Box » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:46 am

Awesome. Sweet demo btw! :)
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Post by wildstar » Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:26 pm

Synthaholic wrote:My COMPLETE '80s stack!
I'm sorry, but with such fantastic, complete '80s collection, you MUST NOT sell the D-550. It would be wrong to break up the family.
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