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Just got a Super JX !

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:50 pm
by JBug
I got it for $250can. not the greatest deal but i am happy with it.
I am looking for a PG800 now . . .

The sounds coming out of this beast are amazing. Even the strangest noises are musical . . . Hard to explain but true.

There is a little problem with the board (i know about it before buying). The lower F and F# keys are not working. I did some search on how to fix key contacts but without much resolt. Anyone has had the same problem and can point me to a good site or even has good tips on how to fix the non working keys?

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:56 pm
by voltageHead
you should post some pics of it.

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:33 pm
by gs
I am not aware of any key-cleaning procedure on the web, but I got my JX-10 for $225 back in 2003 and it also had 2 non-working keys when I received it. It was an easy fix, no instructinos really needed. I think you just remove the endcap screws as well as 3 large screws running along the center/bottom of the synth. The top hinges open. You locate the offending keys, hopefully they are 2 adjacent keys, because you have to remove around 6 to 7 keys to get underneath the keys to remove the rubber strip segment, even to fix a single key contact. Removing the rubber strip segment exposes the key contacts, which you clean with a pencil eraser or q-tip/rubbing alcohol. Reassemble and test.

And congrats on a great deal! The JX10 is the best deal out there for an analog polyphonic -- 12 voices, splits/layers, wonderful sounding analog strings (the best in the business perhaps), and a great synth-action 76-note keybed. You'll be cranking out David Lynch soundtracks in no time. :lol:

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:08 pm
by MrFrodo
Congrats on the purchase. More people should look for that synth or the MKS-70) and intigrate it into their rigs, even though they've got "bigger" and "better" synths with the snappy envelopes and wider velocity levels.

Once you get the key-cleaning issue out of the way, you'll be in pad/string/brass/noise heaven.

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:34 pm
by Mr. Black
There's a cleaning procedure for the JX8p given by Retrosound online.The keys are basically the same except the JX10 key action feels alot better,both open up from the top panel so it should work for both.

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:04 pm
by JBug
Thanks for the tips guys. I'll try it out and let you know how it turns out.

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:00 pm
by gilwe
The JX are sound truly awesome. Real classics. I had a few and still think the MKS70 sounds amazing for strings and pads, very warm and clean, yet very powerful.

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:00 am
by MrFrodo
I wouldn't mind if someone created a RealPlayer file (or mp3 file) of the Jx's pad sounds.

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:27 am
by Synthaholic
MrFrodo wrote:I wouldn't mind if someone created a RealPlayer file (or mp3 file) of the Jx's pad sounds.
There's samples here (from a MKS-70, which is the rack version of the JX-10): http://www.synthmania.com/mks-70_super_jx.htm

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:20 am
by MrFrodo
Synthaholic wrote:
MrFrodo wrote:I wouldn't mind if someone created a RealPlayer file (or mp3 file) of the Jx's pad sounds.
There's samples here (from a MKS-70, which is the rack version of the JX-10): http://www.synthmania.com/mks-70_super_jx.htm
Thanks. I think I saw that page, already. It would be nice if some of those examples (one, or two, or three) found their way onto the JX-10 and MKS-70 pages of the VSE site.

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:10 am
by crystalmsc
congrats to own such a mighty and beautiful sounding synth.

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Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:47 am
by Cycom
MrFrodo wrote:I wouldn't mind if someone created a RealPlayer file (or mp3 file) of the Jx's pad sounds.
Allow me to demonstrate the stunning beauty of the Super JX: http://media.putfile.com/Andromeda-Pad

Re: Just got a Super JX !

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:36 pm
by rhino
same here!

had to replace all the button switches. let me know if you have the same problem with intermittant buttons and i'll share what little i know.

bill