Thursday, November 24, 2011

Nope, JX-8P still crashes...

Damn it! Still crashes!

It's a lot more rare now than it was a couple of years ago, before I tucked it away.
But still, something's wrong with it. Maybe I'll try to replace the voltage regulators and recap the PSU.
Some of the buttons are a bit difficult to get to trigger as well. That can wait though...


Monday, November 14, 2011

Ensoniq SQ-80

I bought an SQ-80!

Wow. That flash really brings out the worst in machines as well as humans.

I've been curious about the ESQ-1 and the SQ-80 for a while but never really prioritized it.
Now with most of my analogue hunger stilled, I took the opportunity to grab a wavetable synthesizer with analog CEM filters. So, I bought it and had it sent to me in a hard case. Picked it up 10 days ago.
The previous owner took the old battery out and put a CR2032 in a holder in for me, so that's taken care of.
Nice! :)

Hmmm, I think this is my first "digital" synth. (I mean digitally created waveforms, don't start the DCO-discussions...), samplers and softsynths excluded of course.
Still, the filters are analog ;)