Synth Techs

Synth Techs

Synthchaser #085 - Four ARP 2600 Repairs

Published on Nov 15, 2017 Synth Chaser

"No, not repairing 4 ARP 2600s, making 4 repairs to the same ARP 2600...

In this video we bring life back to an ARP 2600 with 2 dead oscillators, dead sample and hold, and dead left speaker.

Parts used in this video are available at my website. I also repair and restore ARPs and other vintage synths for customers around the

Ultimate Percussion K2-X Tech Walkthrough and Voltage Conversion

Published on Nov 12, 2017 Synthesizer Keith

"In this video I convert the power supply on an Ultimate Percussion K2-X drum module from 240 V to 120 V."

Dr. Dave Luce's Polymoog Restoration #1 (by Synthpro)

Published on Oct 27, 2017 synthpro

"Hey Guys,

I'm very excited to share this project with all of you, It has been an amazing experience getting to restore polymoogs that belonged to the inventor. I can't put into words how amazed and honored I was to meet Dr. Dave's family, truly amazing people!

It was also very special getting to stay at the Luce house and working in the basement lab where

Red Roland SH-101

via this auction

"Red version, rarest of the three versions, red mod grip included, working great, fully serviced last week by Akira Honda, a professional technician in Mexico City who is specialized in vintage synths, the synth works great and looks great, really nice cosmetic condition overall, super clean battery compartment , it has three little cosmetic details which does not affect the

Synthchaser #084 - ARP Pro Soloist Repair - Dead Touch Sensor, Dead Presets, Bleeding Notes

Published on Oct 19, 2017 Synth Chaser

"A customer sent in his Pro Soloist for repair because the touch sensor effects weren't working and some presets sustained indefinitely after releasing the key. I also noticed several of the presets were dead. So we dive in and get this all fixed so he can get back to making awesome music with it.

ARP Pro Soloists and parts are

Synthchaser #083 - ARP Omni 2 Repair - No Output / Lights On, Nobody Home

Published on Oct 16, 2017 Synth Chaser

"Wrapping up the restoration of yet another dead ARP Omni 2, I hook everything up for testing & calibration, but there's no output. Together we use some simple logic to figure out what's wrong and fix the synthesizer!

ARP Omnis and parts are available through my website. I also repair and restore ARPs and other vintage synths

Synthchaser #082 - Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Dead & Intermittent Key Repair

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Synth Chaser

"The Prophet 600 Panasonic keybeds often have problems with dead or intermittent key contacts. In this video I show you how to access the key contacts, and how to repair them for reliable long-term operation.

Parts for DIY repair and restoration of Sequential Circuits synthesizers are available at my website. I also repair and

Yamaha CS-40M Patch Demo

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Gedemondas

"This CS-40M is for sale here"

SN 2281 via this auction

"Beautiful and incredible sounding Yamaha CS-40M vintage analog synthesizer from 1978! This beast is much sought-after but rarely discovered in such a pristine condition!.. I just had it serviced (see pics) and it plays and sounds like a dream!"

Synthchaser #081 - Vintage ARP Odyssey Restoration & Repair

Published on Sep 29, 2017 Synth Chaser

"This Odyssey is for sale at:

We restore a dead ARP Odyssey. Not the new Korg one, a real vintage, 1973 Mk 1 Model 2800 Whiteface ARP Odyssey. We change the ICs, capacitors, sliders, repair a dead oscillator and a damaged power supply. This Odyssey gets the full Synthchaser spa treatment!

Slider kit, capacitor & IC kits and

Synthchaser #080 - ARP Odyssey Crazy Oscillator Repair

Published on Sep 29, 2017 Synth Chaser

"This was such a cool problem I edited some video I shot for the customer into a synthchaser video. Customer was reporting his Oscillator 2 couldn't be calibrated and was drifting. The trimmer should be adjusted to make a 20Hz square wave, but the lowest it would go was 40Hz. So he sent in his oscillator board and I put it in

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