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Finding the tightest hardware MIDI sequencer among a dozen (measurement tests)

Finding the tightest hardware MIDI sequencer...

Hardware MIDI sequencers have a rich history rooted in the evolution of electronic music technology. MIDI, or Musical Instrument Digital Interface, was...

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Roland JD-800 keys not working? Let’s fix it!

Roland JD-800 keys not working? Let’s...

Suddenly several keys stopped working. It was too suspicious, especially since they were 8 semitones apart. I did install the new rubber contacts, but...

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Ethical Dilemma Unveiled: A Conversation with a Student at The Royal Danish Academy Of Music Raises Concerns

Ethical Dilemma Unveiled: A Conversation...

On November 17, 2023, an email exchange with Kristian Alexander Pedersen, a student enrolled at The Royal Danish Academy Of Music, brought forth an unsettling...

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Matrix 1000 Factory Presets

Matrix 1000 Factory Presets

So you changed the battery in your Matrix 1000 and now all of the presets are gone. You go to the web to search for the factory patches, only to find incomplete...

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Korg DSS-1 Resources for Gotek Flash Floppy owners – entire library

Korg DSS-1 Resources for Gotek Flash Floppy...

Assuming you bought a Gotek Flash Floppy (eBay et al.) and decided to upgrade your Korg DSS-1 there are probably a lot of questions bothering you. To save...

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Finally retrieved back my Yamaha VL1-m

Finally retrieved back my Yamaha VL1-m

It’s back. I totally regretted selling it without trying it fully. I stupidly followed an advice from some GS member that VL1 is essentially gone...

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And so I joined the Korg DSS-1 club!

And so I joined the Korg DSS-1 club!

What a beast! I don’t care for playing acoustic samples at this stage just using it a synth itself is enough power. I kid you not, this thing sounds...

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Scammer alert: Julián Calvo Orquín (aka Inspektor Gadjet)

Scammer alert: Julián Calvo Orquín (aka...

SCAMMER ALERT! Dear fellow musicians I’d like to share an experience we had in the past regarding a transaction involving Julián Calvo Orquín (also...

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SY-77 Restoration

SY-77 Restoration

LCD DisplayWhat is the name of the ugliest display ever made? It’s the one for SY-77. Looks like some old 80’s calculator lol. Anyway, a friend...

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Don Solaris soundset for Waldorf Blofeld just became worldwide bestseller

Don Solaris soundset for Waldorf Blofeld...

Just got some interesting snail mail from the Waldorf Company today. I’ve opened it up and it looks like the Analog Voltage soundset which I’ve...

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SCSI to CF “Blackbox” interface for samplers

SCSI to CF “Blackbox” interface...

If you own a lot of samplers, Blackbox is a more economical solution than filling each sampler with its own SCSI to CF (or SCSI2SD) interface. Because if...

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Moog Voyager O.S. Mods (PWM, filter poles)

Moog Voyager O.S. Mods (PWM, filter poles)

After hearing Moog filter in two pole configuration, while working on one Voyager Performer, i KNEW i need to get this filter configuration possible on...

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Why using old hardware samplers?

Why using old hardware samplers?

Here is a common question that pops up from time to time on various music production forums: “I am really curious…WHY would anybody want a...

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