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Synthchaser #094 - Roland MC-8 MicroComposer Vintage Sequencer Repair

Published on Feb 13, 2018 Synth Chaser

"I couldn't pass up the opportunity to repair this rare and interesting early sequencer made by Roland. Very few of them were made and even fewer still exist today. But there's no service manual or schematics!

So we have a look around inside and see what makes it tick, and I show you an approach I use for tracking down problems I don't know I'm looking

Swinging open an Oberheim OB-X voice tray

Published on Feb 12, 2018 Synthead

Note you have to be careful the hinges are aligned properly. They are screwed in and can be misaligned resulting in damage to them when you to lift the panel.

Synthchaser #093 - Sequential Circuits Piano Forte - Prophet 5 of Electric Pianos?

Published on Feb 7, 2018 Synth Chaser

"We see what the Sequential Circuits Piano Forte / Siel PX electric piano has to offer and see if it's worthy of the Sequential Circuits name. We also peek around inside and see how it works.

Parts, service and synthesizers available on my website."

Lalaland Synth Shop Reykjavik Iceland

Published on Feb 7, 2018 Synth Expert

"Icelandic electronic music producer Arnar Adalsteinsson gives us a tour of the rare gear in his synth repair and mod shop, Lalaland, located in the Reykjavik harbor."

Featured: Korg Delta, Jen SX1000, Jen SX2000, Sequential Circuits Pro-One with custom Prophet style knobs, Mini Meanie TTSH Arp 2600 clone, Yamaha CS30, Moog Memorymoog, Arp Axxe, Clef B30

Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1 refurbished/modded

Some pics of the inside. This one is in via John Ryan, via this auction


Cleaned all pots/switches
No notorious black gunk on the board (this was a problem with these)
Replaced every electrolytic capacitor with new ones
Replaced all the faders with brand new ones

Changed it so Oscilator 2 pitch change now goes up/down a little more than an octave
Added 1/4 inch output

Rare James Sing Along Vintage Guitar Synth

This one was spotted on Craigslist and sent in via Kaden Harris. I don't believe I have ever seen one of these before. You will find two demos and a pic of the inside below.

From the listing: "I have this one of a kind guitar synth from about 1965. I've emailed many different gear professionals and none have ever seen one. I even got replys from Roger Mayer, Tom Oberheim, and guitar world. I

Behringer: Inside R&D Episode 1 w/ the UBXa

Published on Jan 19, 2018 BEHRINGER

"Inside Midas R&D UBXa development"

Follow-up to Behringer Announces the UB-Xa - Oberheim OB-Xa Desktop Clone

Treat Yourself :)