Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit

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Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit

Post by magnus » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:29 pm

Anybody have any experience with this?

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~concuss/mods/sh09.htm

I'm thinking of buying it, or perhaps the cheaper kit for the SH-09

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Re: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit

Post by madtheory » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:38 pm

Be warned- this is a task for very experience hobby electronics people. Don't do it unless you've built about 4 reasonably complex things with PCBs already, and are experience in cutting tracks on PCBs.

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Post by magnus » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:36 pm

Okay, thanks. I was looking more for opinions as to how much of an improvement it is on the SH-09's standard capabilities/sounds - is it worth £100? Or £150 if I had to get it fitted. Could you be a bit more specific on what makes it so complex?

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Post by madtheory » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:57 am

It's a challenge because:

1. You risk revealing bad old connections and aged components when you go to solder new stuff in.
2. You'll have to do a few cuts in PCB traces, which again is risky in an old device.
3. You risk overheating components, some of which might be hard to source, and which might create faults that are difficult to diagnose.

If you're as experienced as I outlined, these issues are less risky.

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Re: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit

Post by magnus » Sat May 02, 2009 5:59 pm

Okay thanks. I think I can probably cope with this. I'm still none the wiser as to whether this kit is actually worth buying though. Does anybody know about the sound shaping capabilities?

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Re: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit

Post by madtheory » Sun May 03, 2009 6:38 pm

Doesn't the kit specify what it allows you to do?

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Re: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit

Post by magnus » Sun May 03, 2009 11:10 pm

Yes, it provides specifications. However, I was hoping to hear from other people that have had this mod done. I think there's a huge difference between knowing what the mod does, and knowing whethern the mods improve significantly on the experience of using that particular synth. I would imagine that with some synths, the mods would be a massive improvement, whilst with others, a user might find they prefer the default settings to anything the mod provides. I'd like to know where this particular case falls, but I'm guessing nobody's going to provide an answer.
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Re: Analogue Solutions Roland SH-09 Modular kit

Post by BoxPhenom » Mon May 04, 2009 5:32 am

Hey my friend is selling his kit, never installed, PM me if interested.

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