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Synthchaser #072 - Fried LinnDrum Repair

Published on Jun 25, 2017 Synth Chaser

"Two customers bought LinnDrums on eBay and sent them in for service/repair. One customer got a good buy, the other got a nightmare! It was a hacked mess of wires and modifications and the circuit board was blackened all the way through from heat. When most people would consider something like that a "parts machine", our bold

Crumar Bit 01 Rack Expander SN 00453

via this auction

"vintage Crumar Bit 01 Rack Expander 6-voice synthesizer. It's the hard to find white version with CEM 3328 filter chips installed and it sounds beautiful!"

Pic of the inside below.

Synthchaser #070 - Matrix's Oberheim OB-Xa Repair - Power Supply & Voice Card Rebuilds

Published on Jun 12, 2017 Synth Chaser

"In this video, I continue the repair of an OB-Xa for Matrix of We rebuild the power supply and voice cards, and get the synth in tune and sounding consistent from voice card to voice card. I also show you a common defect with the voice cards that prevents proper calibration.

Parts used in this video series are

Synthchaser #069 - Matrix's Oberheim OB-Xa Repair - Dead Voice Card

Published on Jun 8, 2017 Synth Chaser

Yes, that is my OB-Xa. :)

"Today I'm repairing an OB-Xa for Matrix of One voice card is dead, and others are failing autotune and sounding really inconsistent from voice to voice. In this video we take a look at the state of the synth, and troubleshoot and repair the dead voice card.

Parts used in this video

Elektron Digitakt Guts!

Pics via @Lowgain

Inside an Elektron Digitakt spotted by Soviet Space Child.

Synthchaser #067 - Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Restoration & Repair - "Dead" CPU Repair

Published on May 31, 2017 Synth Chaser

"In the 4th installment of my Prophet 5 restoration video series we troubleshoot and repair a non-responsive Prophet 5."

All parts here.

First person synth jams! EP2: Electro-reggae with an EMS 2000 vocoder

Published on May 30, 2017 synthead

"Music starts at 6:57!
Download the song here!"

Using a Roland Juno-106 & BOSS Dr. Rhythm DR-55. Man that sounds good.

You can see a pic of this particular EMS 2000 here.

Inside an EMS 2000 Vocoder

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

via Reddit:

"Hey all! This is an EMS 2000 vocoder I just got in the mail! I was too curious to not take its top off (heh heh heh), so I did and was delighted to see all the 16 bands of this lovely vocoder separated out in plain view. I then realized that there were basically no pictures of the insides of these things online, so here you go!

Omnichord Mood & Repair

Published on May 22, 2017 Synthesizer Keith

"Omnichord Mood

This is an original composition by Keith Robert Murray (aka The Stereo Effect Project)."

Omnichord PCB Repair

Published on May 22, 2017 Synthesizer Keith

"In this video I repair PCB damage done to an Omnichord OM-84."

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