EarphonesJanuary 17, 2019
New York City is a noisy place, but equipped with a very convenient subway system, despite mismanagement and stripping of funds by the NY governor Andrew Cuomo. When I’m not on a bicycle, the subway not only avoids needing a car, but gives me an opportunity to listen to music or podcasts. Another use case…
GearJuly 30, 2018
Images of equipment I’ve built or modified Guitar Synthesizers – Modifications, repairs and installations of guitar synthesizer hexaphonic pickups. Roland 24 pin cable – Documentation of building a special Roland 24 pin connector from scratch. Micromoog Repair – Documentation of repairs to a Micromoog synthesizer.
Guitar SynthesizersJuly 22, 2018
Modifications, repairs and installations of guitar synthesizer hexaphonic pickups.
Roland 24 pin cableJuly 22, 2018
Documents building a Roland 24 pin male connector for old Roland guitar synthesizers.
Apple Audio MIDI Setup disappearing icons bugJuly 18, 2018
I recently encountered a weird situation with Apple’s Audio MIDI Setup.app utility. I run a fairly big rig of audio interfaces and external USB and MIDI musical gear, and so use Apple’s Audio MIDI Setup utility to map the devices that are connected to the various MIDI interfaces.
Building a Roland 24 pin guitar synth cableNovember 5, 2013
The first generation of Roland guitar synthesisers used a totally unique 24 pin connector. This was apparently built specifically for Roland and was never used by any other manufacturer. Consequently, the connectors and cables are hard to find and tend to fetch crazy prices on Ebay. Wayne Joness site goes into the issue in depth.…
Setting up an Ibanez IMG-2010 Guitar Synth controllerOctober 30, 2013
I have the joy of owning an Ibanez IMG-2010 Guitar Synth, which can be had quite cheap on Ebay, yet are excellent quality Steinberger style guitars, and originally sold for quite a princely sum. Wayne Joness’ very informative GR-300 site extolls the qualities of this beast in great detail. I’m yet to do the conversion…
Restoring a MicromoogDecember 13, 2010
Some time back, I acquired a Micromoog analog, monophonic synth. These little beasts are a single oscillator synth, but include a sub-oscillator, 24dB/Oct filter, good modulation, ribbon pitch bend and CV interfacing. The clincher was one appeared cheap on Ebay advertised as requiring “Tender Loving Care”: the wooden base needed replacing, but that it did…
Ancient Ensoniq Mirage Samples and MS-DOS UtilitiesDecember 21, 2008
Many moons ago, I used to own an Ensoniq Mirage sampling keyboard. There are still a number of people using the Mirage, so here is a source of info for those souls still enjoying the 2 LED interface… These samples and downloads originally came from the Music Software Exchange, which retailed (for nominal shipping fee)…