MATRIXSYNTH: Repairing LEO's ARP 2600's with Don Lewis - Synthchaser #130

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Repairing LEO's ARP 2600's with Don Lewis - Synthchaser #130

Published on Feb 18, 2020 Synth Chaser

"It was a huge honor and incredibly fun to work on the ARP 2600s from Don Lewis' LEO (Live Electronic Orchestra) with him this weekend. LEO was a groundbreaking historic synthesizer that served as an inspiration for MIDI, having vintage synths from many different manufacturers (ARP, Oberheim, Roland, etc) all connected and working together. In this video, Don talks a bit about LEO, we show the problem with one of the oscillators in the ARP 2600, and then we troubleshoot and repair it.

00:00 Don Lewis Interview
12:03 ARP 2600 Troubleshooting & Repair
19:11 Final test & parting thoughts

There's a new documentary, The Ballad of Don Lewis, which is available for pre-order on Amazon or On Demand from your cable provider that tells Don's amazing story, which goes much deeper than just LEO. LEO will be on display again the the NAMM Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California starting in 2021.

The Ballad Of Don Lewis DVD:
The Ballad Of Don Lewis Website
Don Lewis repairing LEO videos: [embedded below]

My site:

Parts, service and vintage synthesizers are available on my website. I buy broken synthesizers!"

Check out additional posts featuring Don Lewis here.

Repairing LEO's ARP 2600's

"Administrator Comment: Don's not just another handsome musician, this guy is really smart! Follow Don Lewis's journey as he repairs his ARP 2600's that are more than 40 years old."


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