Showing posts with label TaunTek. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TaunTek. Show all posts

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Siel Opera 6 w/ Original Box & Tauntek Firmware

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"Serviced Siel Opera 6 in excellent condition with original box.

New battery, cleaned contact springs, re-capped power supply, some circuit board traces re-made and cleaned.

Factory preset sounds are loaded, the voices are calibrated to specs.

Upgraded to Tauntek firmware for optimized MIDI implementation.

Condition is excellent - with some light oxidation of front panel and a few scratches.

Box has wear and signs of age."

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Oberheim OB-1 Demo/For Sale (by synthpro)

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"Hey Guys, In this video, I go over a very cool little Oberheim OB-1 I have been working on between all my other projects. As you can see in this video, its a great playing little synth once more after being dead for many years.

This particular synth belongs to David Ewing who played with Brenda Lee for 30+ years so this synth also has some awesome history behind it.

Here is a link to Tauntek's page on the OB-1 for those interested or struggling with your own repairs:

here is the link to the listing:"

Monday, November 20, 2023

Seuential Circuits TOM with Tauntek TOM16 extansion

video upload by ohm_studi_ohm

"The Sequential TOM was already a great drum machine at the time it was released, with a lot of nice features, especially regarding MIDI implementation. You could play, record, synchronise the machine over MIDI and adjust sample direction, volume, pitch and pan of every sample either on the device or over MIDI, in real time and for every step ! That gives you lots of possible variations. Not many drum machines could could achive that at the time.

And now thanx to another amazing engineering by Tauntek you can have 16 kits in the instrument at all time, without the need to switch cartridges. And even more important: you can swap the internal kit samples as well as the cartridge ones, enabling for any combination of 2 kits you wish. This is impossible with cartridges or other upgrade available, and only possible thanx to Tauntek firmware. And that makes a huge difference. Note that you can only have 15 sounds at hand not 16. The 8th pad from the cartridge layer is always a trigger out message and won't trigger a sound, even if the loade kit has 8 sounds.

You can even make your own kits if you have access to an Eprom programmer.
Check Tauntek dedicated page for more info (
This unit also had its RAM maxed out, expanding the internal 8k to 32k and thus bringing the stock 2,300 notes capacity to a whopping 10,400. And believe me you run very quickly out of memory if you make some complex patterns with different variations.

So here is the demo, i didn't make patterns demos for each of the 16 kits but you'll get the idea, and I didn't go too deep into external MIDI playing/programming but bare in mind you can record instrument tuning pitch, volume, pan and sample direction (reverse) for every instrument on every step.

Here is the timeline:
00:00 stock kit patterns
02:28 TR808 kit patterns
03:56 TR909 kit patterns
05:08 TR606 kit patterns
06:25 CR78 kit patterns
07:17 sound preview of all the kits included in the box
11:18 quick realtime patterns programming using external pads

list of the kits included in the TOM16:
SCI Internal
SCI Basic Percussion
SCI Contemporary
SCI Latin Percussion
SCI Special Effects
Drumware Rock Drums
Drumware Techno Drums
Drumware Orchestral
Drumware Percussion 3
Drumware Hippefex
Drumware Analog Drums
Roland TR808
Roland TR909
Roland CR78A
Roland CR78B
Roland TR606"

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Akai AX60 w/ Tauntek Mod + Custom Wood Sides

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Siel: Firmware 10+CC and Editors max for live Logic Reaktor BCR2000 for Opera6 Kiwi DK600 Expander

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"neue Möglichkeiten für Siel Opera6, Kiwi, DK600 und Expander:
danke der neuen Firmware10+CC von Bob Grieb,
und neuen Editoren für Max for Live von Clemens Bergthaller, Atlantik; Logic Audio, Reaktor und einem Patch für die Behringer BCR2000 sind dies Synthis über midi automatisierbar, Sounds lassen sich über Midi speichern u laden. Das Video zeigt die neuen Features, viel Spaß"


"new possibilities for Siel Opera6, Kiwi, DK600 and Expander:
thanks to the new Firmware10+CC from Bob Grieb,
and new editors for Max for Live by Clemens Bergthaller, Atlantik; Logic Audio, Reaktor and a patch for the Behringer BCR2000, these synths can be automated via midi, sounds can be saved and loaded via midi. The video shows the new features, have fun"

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Akai AX80 with Tauntek OS SN 00620-36534

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"AX80 polyphonic synthesizer with Tauntek firmware installed for realtime modulation of parameters via MIDI CC. Includes Akai operator's manual and other supplemental materials. Original firmware EEPROM is included as well. Please review the pictures for the item's cosmetic condition. The display meters are functioning correctly, and everything else is working as expected."

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

How to POLYCHAIN The Oberheim Matrix 1000 + Install the MASSIVE Tauntek 1.2 firmware upgrade!!!

video upload by Vintage Synthesizer Solutions

Note the Matrix-1000 has 1000 presets, but only the first 200 are user programmable.

"The Oberheim Matrix 1000 has been around since 1988, but did you know that it can be polychained with up to 5 other units?!? This is not a simple MIDI In/Thru setup... One unit must set as the master and then distributes the incoming note data evenly between itself and each of the slaves. Matrix 6 and 6Rs can join the party too, but only as slave units.

We also demonstrate how to upgrade these units with the @Tauntek 1.20 OS upgrade. Add in a @Kiwitechnics patch editor and you've got a monster vintage analog synthesizer. Enjoy our quick demonstration of 3 x Matrix 1000s: 18 voices & 36 DCOs of creamy Oberheim goodness..."

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Akai AX80 Synthesizer

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"Perfect conditions, Just completely overhauled!, and updated with OS Tauntek"

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Kawai SX-240 w/ Tauntek Firmware

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"Just back from a check-up and battery check. New Tauntek Firmware installed and factory presets loaded. Excellent condition - a few dings on the side panels and a some buttons needs a bit of warming up sometimes, this is common for the SX-240."

Monday, November 15, 2021

AX60 Tauntek Installation // Issues Solved with Modern Firmware

video upload by Jorb


Undeniably impressive work, happy to show it off, even for a bit.

I also have a chip for an AX73 mod, but there's not much of an installation to demonstrate, just plugs in."

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

SCI Tom Sequential Circuits Tauntek MikeSynth

video upload by Mikus Pilatus

"Quick demo of a Tom doing an 808 style beat"

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Oberheim Matrix 6 with Tauntek Upgrade & Stereoping Controller 1016R

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"This monster synth is in mint condition and recently serviced . Comes with the tauntek upgraded operating system and the stereo ping controller . This Matrix 6 truly needs the controller and patch editor to unleash its full power , and it’s part of this deal !"

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Kawai SX-240 w/ Tauntek Firmware & Stereoping Midi Controller

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"This SX-240 is in amazing condition. It was completely serviced and calibrated about 3 years ago. I changed the battery a couple years back as well as upgraded with the Tauntek firmware which allows full midi control over all parameters. There are some great max for live devices if you use ableton live. Also included is the Stereoping SX-240 midi controller which gives you quick control over just about everything."

Friday, March 12, 2021

Oberheim OB-1 Mk 1 Analog Synthesizer SN 0197 w/ Tauntek Upgrade

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"Recently serviced, calibrated, and upgraded by Analog Synth Service (early 2020) in Oakland, CA

So this OB1 has better-than-original functionality, as it has the upgraded Tauntek Programmer board, which adds the following features to an already powerful synth:
1) 64 programs (8 banks w/ 8 programs each)
2) Programs are stored in non-volatile EEPROM. No battery needed. YAY!
3) After a program is loaded, only controls that have moved are "live", so patch editing is now possible
4) Manual mode forces all controls to be "live"
5) Comes with 24 pre-programmed patches, which can be over-written later if you chose
6) 20-turn trimpot for easier one-time oscillator tuning adjustment"

Friday, February 19, 2021

1985 Crumar Bit One Vintage Synth w/ Tauntek Mod

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"This synth has recently been serviced and had the Tauntek Mod installed so you can control midi cc remotely.

I've noticed that the very high notes sound a little softer than the rest of the keyboard. This may have something to do with velocity sensitivity. It's only happening near the top octave of the keyboard.

This Crumar Bit One is a quirky and dope sounding poly synth. Com Truise calls the Crumar Bit One his "secret weapon."

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sequential Circuits TOM SN 03064 w/ TAUNEK Expansion & Cartridge Collection

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This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

"Sequential Circuits TOM Vintage Drumcomputer MINT Serviced Expanded + Sounds w/ "TAUNEK" Expansion

- Serial #03064
- Made in USA
- fully serviced
- 100% working
- manuals (original) included
- includes 20 cartridges !!!

- Techno Drums
- Hippefex 1
- Atomic Drums
- Brazilian
- Brushes
- Power Drums
- Rock Drums
- Ethnic
- Analog Drums
- Orchestral
- Percussion 1
- Percussion 2
- Percussion 3
- Percussion 4
- Percussion 5
- Percussion 6
- Special Effects
- Contemporary
- Latin Percussion
- Basic Percussion

This wonderful machine has been serviced by our tech and all contact were cleaned or replaced.

Expanding the Sequential TOM to hold 16 "cartridges"

I bought my TOM a few years ago, and had always intended to make some sort of switch-able cartridge for it. I decided recently that it would be nicer to have everything inside the TOM, if possible, and control it using the TOM user interface. There are two advantages to doing it this way:

1) Cartridges can be selected without unplugging and replacing EPROMs, which can get damaged by ESD or bent pins.

2) Both the internal sounds and the cartridge can be swapped out, so all 15 sounds can be changed, not just the top 7. There are two "slots" - internal and cartridge. Any of the 16 "cartridges" can be placed in either slot. If a cartridge has seven sounds in it, and is placed in the internal slot, button 8 will not make a sound. All of the cartridges I have made have 8 sounds. If they are placed in the internal slot, all 8 are available. If they are placed in the cartridge slot, only the first 7 sounds are available.

The board plugs into one of the internal sound ROM IC sockets, after both chips have been removed. It also needs A15b and A16b which are not available in either socket, so two short wires are used. I use A15b and A16b instead of A15 and A16 to avoid connecting to the Wonder chip signals. Luckily there are eyelets on the TOM board right where I needed them to be for these two signals.

Here is a photo showing the newer version of the pcb, which has a third wire. The original two wires are connected exactly as before, while the third wire attaches to the lower end of the 10K resistor near the battery. I have added a small circuit which should allow inserting a cartridge (for testing) into the TOM while the TOM16 is installed. In this case, the only sounds available would be the ones on the cartridge, as the TOM16 EPROM is disabled.

How does it work? I added code to the TOM V1.6 OS firmware (the final SCI version) to allow selecting cartridges using the std user interface. Once the selection is made, these values are sent using the Wonder chip in a special way to a PIC micro-controller on my board. That chip presents the two cartridge select 4-bit codes to a dual 4:1 mux that feeds the correct one to an 8 Mbit EPROM. I do not plan to release the PIC code, or provide the source for my version of the TOM OS at this time. The only changes that I made to the TOM OS firmware were for TOM16 support. No other changes were made.

I am currently offering fully assembled pcb's for $105 including Priority Mail shipping to USA addresses. If you are outside of the USA, please contact me for the additional shipping cost. In order to install the board in your TOM, you will need to upgrade the (socketed) firmware EPROM with one that I supply. You will also need to remove the two (socketed) sound ROM chips I610 and I611. And finally you will need to carefully solder three wires, (which I will supply) into small holes in the TOM pc board and in my board."

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Original Matrix-1000 firmware vs. Gligli v1.16 vs. Tauntek v1.20


Generate - New Synth from Newfangled Audio and Eventide!

Electronisounds Audio

Check out Generate here:
Free version (Pendulate) here:

"I show a few custom patches I made, a few factory patches from the synth and also a couple of pieces of music I was inspired to write while checking it out!"

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Akai AX80 Synthesizer w/ Tauntek Upgrade

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"Recently serviced by Bell Tone Synth Works and service records available. In great working condition. Has tauntek upgrade."

Monday, August 24, 2020

Akai AX60 w/ Tauntek Mod

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"Can make sounds other polys of this decade can’t touch."


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