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by gslug
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7529
Views: 620912

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: 7529
Views: 620912

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: 7529
Views: 620912

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: 7529
Views: 620912

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: 95
Views: 6313

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: 328

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: 427
Views: 35866

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: 1279
Views: 70945

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: 1279
Views: 70945

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: 3396

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: 3396

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: 7529
Views: 620912

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...
by gslug
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Analogue Studio Mixer - High Quality Sound, EQ and Build £500-£2000 ?
Replies: 40
Views: 1367

Re: Analogue Studio Mixer - High Quality Sound, EQ and Build £500-£2000 ?

1990s Soundcraft Spirit Studio 24 here. Absolutely indestructible, and although it has a single piece front panel, the channels are on individual PCBs. I brought it about 10 years ago for £200 iirc and the only thing Iv'e ever had fail was the power supply - which was just a cracked solder joint. Oc...
by gslug
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Whiskers
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Whiskers

I've been reading a couple of articles on it. sanding it back to bare steel and having it powder coated might be another option for me, as I have a few other things I need coating.
by gslug
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Whiskers
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Whiskers

No need to mask - this is a sub panel behind the actual face plate. Might follow your suggestion and paint it though. The newest IC date code I can find is from 1987, so it's taken 33 years to get this bad.
by gslug
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Whiskers
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Whiskers

Having it replated is probably a bit extreme for me, though I might put some kapton tape over the metalwork to stop them coming loose/contacting the PCB.
by gslug
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Whiskers
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Whiskers

I've currently got a TC Electronic 2290 in pieces to repair the power supply, but thought I'd use the opportunity to give it a good clean. On removing the outer front panel, I was greeted by this: IMG_20200728_134544.jpg I've seen tin whiskers on solder before, but these are zinc whiskers on the gal...
by gslug
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7529
Views: 620912

Re: What new booty did you buy?

pmboos wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:08 pm
gslug wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:13 pm
NoodleboxIMG_20200727_230411.jpg
Cool I got mine about a week ago, but haven't had a chance to play with it. Perhaps this weekend...
I spent most of yesterday playing with it. You'll have fun at the weekend!
by gslug
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7529
Views: 620912

Re: What new booty did you buy?

Noodlebox
IMG_20200727_230411.jpg
by gslug
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7529
Views: 620912

Re: What new booty did you buy?

Hope you didn't pay shipping for the dead tranny. Nice score. Ha thanks! I feel ripped off. The dead tranny was not included. Instead I have a live one... The only dead thing I've found so far is the bridge rectifier. Somewhat intrigued about the melted wiring. Did the fuse get replaced with a nail...
by gslug
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: Moog Memorymoog sucessfully cloned
Replies: 195
Views: 8908

Re: Moog Memorymoog sucessfully cloned

This is seriously impressive! Very nice work.
by gslug
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7529
Views: 620912

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
by gslug
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: a legend is back...System-700 in eurorack
Replies: 159
Views: 18238

Re: a legend is back...System-700 in eurorack

The dead VCO had a short between two pins on the SMT transistor array. Now fixed.

Building a few more modules:
IMG_20200629_125842.jpg
Still have't got around to attempting the Tolex, but the first case is starting to look like a synth:
IMG_20200701_202448.jpg
by gslug
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7529
Views: 620912

Re: What new booty did you buy?

thunderheart530 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:24 pm
I bought a Roland SH-5 in semi-working condition and I just got it back from the shop!

There's something very special about '70s Roland. Need to get around to fixing my JP-4... :sb:
by gslug
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: a legend is back...System-700 in eurorack
Replies: 159
Views: 18238

Re: a legend is back...System-700 in eurorack

Finally, some modules!
IMG_20200621_114834.jpg
3 702 VCOs built. Not calibrated yet, and I need to work out why one if them appears to be totally dead.

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