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by gslug
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 44 Key FATAR group buy, minimoog cases
Replies: 59
Views: 1724

Re: 44 Key FATAR group buy, minimoog cases

Those exactly. They're used in the reissue (moog must of had light blue custom ordered) I don't think snapping the wings would be necessary. But the rockers are a different size and won't fit in a reproduction face panel, front plate or the LHC. If I'm wrong that would be awesome! They were also us...
by gslug
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: 44 Key FATAR group buy, minimoog cases
Replies: 59
Views: 1724

Re: 44 Key FATAR group buy, minimoog cases

I have some questions about the hardware you're going to use. Since you have reproduction panels finding the correct fitting rocker switches will be a challenge. If you were to peruse a kit, the panels and chassis front plate would need some reworking for modern rocker switches. Perhaps a conversat...
by gslug
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 6696

Re: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020

pmboos wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:45 pm
gslug wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:41 pm
Guess it has to be this. If I can get it working...IMG_20210131_192909.jpg
Wow! Best of luck; I hope you do....
Thanks. I've got the music keyboard working (corroded IC pins), but it currently won't read disk images. I'll get there eventually.
by gslug
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020
Replies: 177
Views: 6696

Re: Your Favorite Acquisitions in 2020

Guess it has to be this. If I can get it working...
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by gslug
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7793
Views: 655854

Re: What new booty did you buy?

On my unit, the PFL switches make a noise when I press them, do your ones do that, too? I haven't systematically checked every single pot, switch, fader and socket, but so far, other than that, I haven't noticed anything unsual, no crackling pots, etc. Which is why I'm hoping that the PFL thing is ...
by gslug
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7793
Views: 655854

Re: What new booty did you buy?

Nice, 8 busses. Looks massive 😎 Cheers. Sounds massive, too. Really happy with it, because it is not only a bunch of great pres and eqs, but also very versatile in terms of routing. I had a Soundcraft K1. The routing was nuts. The thing was a Swiss army knife. You could throw any application at it ...
by gslug
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Found a Great Way to Clean PCBs
Replies: 20
Views: 1000

Re: Found a Great Way to Clean PCBs

I've been using water soluble flux on new builds for a while now, but I use rosin for repairs where there is a pot or switch on the board that I don't want to get wet. I've just tried the paper towel method after re-flowing some dubious looking joints on one of the cards in my Fairlight, and I'm imp...
by gslug
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: fixing contacts on MC-4 buttons
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: fixing contacts on MC-4 buttons

thanks y'all "metal contacts in the bottom of the switch housing" What is this? Do I have to dismantle the button? I didn't realise Roland used two different types, but if you have the same type as me, they are easy to dismantle. If you look at the second picture in tobb's last link https://systemj...
by gslug
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: fixing contacts on MC-4 buttons
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: fixing contacts on MC-4 buttons

These appear to be the same switches as used for the Jupiter 6 LFO 2 button, and probably countless other Roland products. I repaired the one in my JP-6 only last week! You don't even need sandpaper - normal paper is sufficiently abrasive. Just give the carbon a light rub. In my case the metal conta...
by gslug
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Phutney clone
Replies: 802
Views: 97837

Re: Phutney clone

You might reach out to Matt from "The Cloney Project" in Germany .. he's just had a last one of complete kits last year and delivered a beautiful manufactured VCS3 case. Fully CNC'd and high quality. Thanks. My panels are based purely on photographs, so aren't going to fit a case of standard dimens...
by gslug
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7793
Views: 655854

Re: What new booty did you buy?

Got my replacement knobs for the SPL Charmisa 8 and Transient Designer 4. The original knobs were made of this soft rubbery plastic, that starts to degrade after years and become very sticky. The support confirmed that issue and they stopped using that material long time ago. My Charisma and TD are...
by gslug
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Phutney clone
Replies: 802
Views: 97837

Re: Phutney clone

@gslug Right now Nov4, 2020, there's an active thread in the general modular section of MW that answers this question. The man who took over for a well respected UK woodworker and was trained by him, has replied in that thread to another person seeking a UK woodworker. Aha thanks! I was unaware of ...
by gslug
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Phutney clone
Replies: 802
Views: 97837

Re: Phutney clone

I've been collecting parts for a Phutney build over the last few months, and had the panels delivered today. I've been looking for companies that can do the woodwork for me and had absolutely no luck. Anyone in the UK care to say where they had their case made? Anyone who made one themselves fancy m...
by gslug
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7793
Views: 655854

Re: What new booty did you buy?

strettara wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:08 pm
gslug wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:42 am
I might have done something very stupid.... Brought a Fairlight CMI.
:hail: :omg: :tu: :yay: :miley:

Sounds like you're about to have an adventure. Time to set fire to a Cohiba.
Haha! Don't think I can afford one now!
by gslug
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7793
Views: 655854

Re: What new booty did you buy?

The 8 channel filter/vocodersque box sounds like a super cool idea!
by gslug
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7793
Views: 655854

Re: What new booty did you buy?

We all have those moments, heh. A couple of nights ago I found something in the attic that I'd forgotten I still had - a Kawai SX-210! (8-voice poly, DCO/DEG, SSM2044 filters). Only trouble is, the CPU/DCO board is missing. Pretty sure that's how it ended up in the attic... Hmm. I wonder if I could...
by gslug
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7793
Views: 655854

Re: What new booty did you buy?

I might have done something very stupid.... Brought a Fairlight CMI.
by gslug
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What’s in your vintage poly synth setup!?
Replies: 97
Views: 7490

Re: What’s in your vintage poly synth setup!?

Roland:
Jupiter 4 (currently dead :cry: )
Jupiter 6
Juno 106 (voice chips replaced)
MKS-20
MKS-30 (voice chips getting flaky)
MKS-50
D-50
U-220

Yamaha:
DX7
TX81Z

Oberheim:
Matrix 6R
by gslug
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: laser cutting service - cheap 0.5mm steel
Replies: 31
Views: 412

Re: laser cutting service - cheap 0.5mm steel

Not Chinese, but I've used Lasermaster in the UK to have a replacement top case made for a Roland MKS-50. 0.7mm steel iirc, with 5 bends, various holes and slots and it cost about £45. I was surprised how cheap it was, but their pricing seems to be heavily weighted towards set up costs - two tiny po...
by gslug
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!
Replies: 532
Views: 47608

Re: The 2020 Show Us Your DIY Builds Thread!

Not quite finished yet, but RE-303.
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by gslug
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Project PRO2021 - A Pro-One keyboard synth
Replies: 1282
Views: 78241

Re: Project PRO2021 - A Pro-One keyboard synth

Thanks for the quick reply Devin! I've put it away for now, but will probe at the weekend and let you know what voltages I get.
by gslug
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Project PRO2021 - A Pro-One keyboard synth
Replies: 1282
Views: 78241

Re: Project PRO2021 - A Pro-One keyboard synth

Finally completed my Pro2021, but I've got a few problems. VCO1 is effectively an LFO: During calibration (adjusting TP120) the highest I can get for low C is around 4Hz. I'm assuming this is likely to be an incorrect resistor somewhere. More strangely, both VCOs drone all the time - the VCA seeming...
by gslug
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Postage times for DIY with international delays
Replies: 112
Views: 4116

Re: Postage times for DIY with international delays

I've got two items in limbo at the moment. One from Japan that was sent over a month ago, with no further updates and another from Sweden that arrived in the UK three days after being posted and promptly disappeared into the ether. Last update was that it left Heathrow two weeks ago. That is the di...
by gslug
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Postage times for DIY with international delays
Replies: 112
Views: 4116

Re: Postage times for DIY with international delays

I've got two items in limbo at the moment. One from Japan that was sent over a month ago, with no further updates and another from Sweden that arrived in the UK three days after being posted and promptly disappeared into the ether. Last update was that it left Heathrow two weeks ago.
by gslug
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7793
Views: 655854

Re: What new booty did you buy?

A slightly toasty TC Electronic 2290. On first impression, it doesn't look as bad as expected. IMG_20200723_000211.jpg IMG_20200723_000233.jpg IMG_20200723_000343.jpg IMG_20200723_000848.jpg IMG_20200723_000921.jpg IMG_20200723_000632.jpg Hope you didn't pay shipping for the dead tranny. Nice score...

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