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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS SIXTRAK | tRANSFORMER SWAP, REFURB & CLEANUP


video upload by Mindburner

06:20 - battery swap
07:21 - transformer swap
08:19 - IEC mains socket
09:36 - OS upgrade
09:59 - DAC trim
12:22 - keyboard clean
17:10 - front panel removal

"This Sixtrak was a Japanese model at 110v
It had a buzzy loose transformer, so I swapped it out for a UK model."

Monday, March 04, 2024

Rare Tiracon 6V Polysynth | Basic tune and a look inside


video upload by Mindburner

"This video fatures the Tiracon 6V polysynth for around 1987. It was made in Communist East Germany. It is one of the last and very rare analogue synthesizer models produced in German Democratic Republic before German reunion."

Monday, November 20, 2023

SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS PRO ONE - CLEANING POTS AND SWITCHES


video upload by Mindburner

"In this short video, I take apart the various potentiometers and clean the inside. This synth must have been stored in a very dusty environment and the controls were quite erratic at times."

Sunday, June 19, 2022

KORG RHYTHM 55 KR55 DRUM MACHINE 8PPQN SYNC MOD INSTALL / TRANSFORMER SWAP


video upload by Mindburner

"In this video I get my hands on a nice KORG KR55 drum machine
I love the sound of this machine. The kick and snare especially.

I install a clock sync socket and get the machine running with the MINDBURNER MIDI to DINSYNC unit.

I also swap the buzzy 110v Japanese transformer for a new 240v UK model

08:33 SYNC MOD INSTALL

Thanks to these web sites:
https://cavisynth.com/roland-kr-55-tr...
http://alienatedsynthesist.blogspot.c..."

SN 257584

Saturday, June 04, 2022

ROLAND JUNO 6 - LFO TRIG BUTTON REPAIR AND BASIC CALIBRATION


video upload by Mindburner

"This Roland Juno 6 was mostly working well but had a small but annoying problem in that the LFO Trig button was not working.

Power supply capacitors were changed and the machine calibrated.
Some other small issues corrected.
Apologies for the tedious trimming shenanigans.

02:37 LFO trig button repair
08:18 Calibration
18:37 power supply recap
20:10 laughably amateurish sound comparison with boutique JU-06A"

Friday, June 18, 2021

Fixing a second Soviet Era AELITA synthesizer


video by Mindburner

"After fixing the first Aelita synth, I liked it so much, I decided to order one from Russia

In this video I repair the sticking slider pots and get a good look inside the synth"

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

FITTING A MIDI KIT TO A SOVIET AELITA SYNTHESIZER


video by Mindburner

"I needed to fit a MIDI kit to this synth and ended up repairing the keyboard and recapping the power supply. A bit of a labour of love."

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Crystalline Stricture Performance One


video by Mindburner

Short electronic set

01 Waterfall [CS]
02 Rocks And Sand [CS]
03 Matter Of Class [CS]
04 Enemy [RIVAL]

Transcendent 2000 & OSCar.

Sunday, May 09, 2021

FITTING A MIDI KIT TO A ROLAND SH-2 MONO SYNTH


video by Mindburner

"This classic Roland has become even more useable with this CHD electronics MIDI kit. Here I detail the install and show the insides of the synth"

Monday, March 15, 2021

FORMANTA RUSSIAN POLIVPOKS - FITTING A MIDI KIT


video by Mindburner

"In this short video I open up a Formanta Polivoks and install a MIDI kit.
This is a great kit from very helpful seller on eBay called mrLogic" [you can find mrLogic here]

Inside a polivoks.

Sunday, February 07, 2021

OSCAR SYNTHESIZER - FITTING THE TAUNTEK MIDI BOARD AND OPERATING SYSTEM


video by Mindburner

"The OSCar is a fabulous monosynth designed and built by Chris Huggett. My machine had been plagued with issues from day one. A major problem was the highly unreliable start up. The synth would not 'boot' and many power off/on cycles were needed to get it to work.

TAUNTEK have a new MIDI PCB and Operating System with may new features. I hoped this may fix my synth and make it useable aging. Here I detail my install of one of the first version of the Firmware.

The PCB needs to be built but many of the parts are readily found.

More details can be found at TAUNTEK
Special thanks to the folks on the OSCar freelists group.

Video for information only. A qualified synth tech is always recommended for synth repair."

Inside an OSCAR.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

OBERHEIM MATRIX 1000 - FITTING THE KIWI 1000 UPGRADE


video by Mindburner

"Some documentation I made while fitting the KIWI 1000 processor upgrade for the Matrix. For Information only"

Thursday, January 21, 2021

VINTAGE SOVIET ERA ESTRADIN 230 - FITTING A MIDI KIT


video by Mindburner

"In this video I fit a MIDI kit to a recently fixed Estradin 230 synth.
See the repair video here"

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Inside VINTAGE SOVIET ERA ESTRADIN 230 - FIXING AN OSCILLATOR AND OTHER REPAIRS


Mindburner

"In this video I repair a failed Oscillator on an Soviet era Estradin 230 monosynth.
Built in or around 1983 at Elektroizmeritel planet of Zhitomir, this synth is roughly a Minimoog clone, although in reality it has a different character, being more raw and rough.

3 Oscillators
Has A440
Filter and Envelop controls

KT140UD7 was the faulty opamp, replaced with a 741"

Update:

VINTAGE SOVIET ERA ESTRADIN 230 - FITTING A MIDI KIT
video by Mindburner

"In this video I fit a MIDI kit to a recently fixed Estradin 230 synth.
See the repair video here:"

Monday, January 11, 2021

TEISCO 60F MONO SYNTH - ADDING A D.I.Y. SUB OSCILLATOR


Mindburner

"I love my 60f, most owners do. The low end already is great, I though it could be improved though with mod, a sub oscillator.

Here I use a CD4024 IC and a simple circuit. The circuit is available on the net. Google mod for JEN SX1000 and the circuit is the same.

Parts Used:
CD4024 IC
14 pin socket FOR 4024
47k resistor
100k resistor
500k lin pot (with switch - or use additional switch)

The 2 resistors shown at the end of the video (5:32) on the sub oscillator board were not actually used. These were from a previous mod, and I just repurposed the board.

The stills at the end (5:41) show signal out from the synth and signal in to the synth

Please note - I cannot guarantee results if you chose to mod your own synth. This video is for information only and is my own personal experience and not binding"

Monday, December 14, 2020

FIXING A POWERTRAN TRANSCENDENT 2000 MONO SYNTH


Mindburner

Update: video is back with a new title.

"My attempt at bringing this classic synth back from the dead.

A kit synth from 1978, this was actually a pretty decent mono synth and was famously used by Joy Division on their first album.

Music by Crystalline Stricture, Vocals by Mary Mc Intyre TONN Recordings"

Sunday, November 08, 2020

YAMAHA CS-01 ADDING UMR-2 MIDI KIT, SOME REPAIR AND FILTER TWEAKING

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Mindburner

"Here I attempt to add the Highly Liquid UMR-2 MIDI kit to the Yamaha CS-01
I also make an unfortunate stupid mistake. doh!
Apologies for the noisy video
Synth audio has a slight delay effect added

Here is a link to some old documentation I found on fitting the UMR-2: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d20xnyicyt3..."

Inside a Yamaha CS01.

FITTING THE RIVER MIDI EXPANSION KIT TO A ROLAND JX-3P


Mindburner

Update: video is back.

"This is a really nice kit, sadly now discontinued.

It allows control of parameters via MIDI CC
Use of the Programmer and MIDI
3 Separate MIDI channels"

Inside a Roland JX-3P.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

ROLAND SH 09, Repairing scratchy sliders, dodgy keyboard and noise level mod


Mindburner

Update: video is back with a new title.

A peak inside the Roland SH-09.

"I always wanted one of the old Roland monosynths from the late 1970's and early 80's. This synth came up for auction on eBay.
Allegedly Andy Weatheralls, I open it up and see if I can repair the pots and odd keyboard issues"

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Roland Alpha Juno - replacing the LCD display backlight


Mindburner

"Overtime the EL backlight can become dim making the display hard to read.
Here I do a quick video on how I replaced mine.

18mm x 74mm Replacement EL Panel Backlight
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