MATRIXSYNTH: 7/16/23 The sound of a Viscount PCM 64S dying :(please send schematics :)

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Sunday, July 16, 2023

7/16/23 The sound of a Viscount PCM 64S dying :(please send schematics :)

video upload by Cfpp0

This appears to be the first post to feature the Viscount PCM 64S.

"This rare and feature-packed (trigger in, out, individual snare out, footswitch jacks for break, clap, and start, volume knobs for six categories, 2 clap variation buttons, three percussion cancel buttons) preset pattern drum machine worked fine every time. Yet it wasn’t getting used enough and was put in a storage box and listed on Reverb. It sold, so it got pulled out for a final test (as one does) before shipping. What evil invisible specter lived in that box? Not sure, but it flew this Viscount over the cookoo’s nest and now this once glorious machine just ratchets and glitches. I opened it up and saw no bulging or leaking capacitors or obvious issues. We have a tech who is willing to fix it, and the previous buyer is still willing to buy it once it’s fixed, but we have no schematic. Viscount was an Italian company and restoration of antiquity is one of the many things at which Italians excel. So, if you have a schematic, posso avere? Ti prego!"


7/16/23 Viscount PCM 64S back from the dead (hi-hat*bongo*cow bell*tom1*rim shot section still dead)

"I have left it running and, while the internal clock is not keeping 100% rock solid time, it stopped glitching (for now)."

7/16/23 For posterity: all the preset patterns in the Viscount PCM 64s (at 135bpm and minus cymbals)

"Long! PCM 64s clocked by Pam’s @ 135 bpm (x6)"

7/16/23 Disco 3, Disco 1: Viscount PCM 64s into Roland DC-50 (135 bpm x6)

7/16/23 DEMO: Custom (MFOS) EIGHT STAGE PHASE SHIFTER (for sale) swallows & digests Viscount PCM 64S

"Head on down to Crazy Eddie’s, where the prices are—wait, no, buy the phase shifter at Christopher’s Boutique 489 on Reverb!"

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