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Archive for the ‘Studio Log’ Category

Oberheim 8-Voice Repairs

Another Oberheim 8-Voice, well actually this is the one from the studio, back in to figure out whats causing it’s problems.  Upon inspection, a card from the programmer is missing. It’s location at this moment is unknown, it was removed before i started working here. Hopefully we can find it and get this machine back to full operational status.

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12 2009

Oberhiem OBX repair

The next machine is an Oberheim OBX, this one needed tuning and has some issues with saving patches.  After doing the tuning it became aparent that the autotune circuit was misbehaving. I’m currently waiting on some parts to complete the repairs.

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11 2009

Moog Minimoog tuning

Another relatively simple job, tuning a minimoog. First you have to tune the reference oscillator, then tune the main oscillators. I did find a discrepancy in the procedure of the manual, but that didn’t stop me from tuning this in. Man this machine sounds as lush as they get, really a nice sound, but i guess i don’t need to tell you that.

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11 2009

Yamaha CS-60 Calibration

Remember ABBA? how could you forget? Well this machine remembers them very well, since we have it on authority that this actual machine used to belong to Benny Andersson of ABBA. It didn’t have any serious issues apart from being completely out of tune. So it was my task to calibrate it back to factory settings. Quite a task since this is one of those machines that wasn’t designed from a service point of view. Still after considerable work it sings again like it should. Now wheres my platform shoes ;-D

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11 2009

Oberheim 4-Voice repair

Another Oberheim 4-Voice landed on my workbench. This one had many little problems such as the progrmamer LFO (vibrato) not working. Some of the Envelopes not working correctly and one SEM not functioning as it should. After the usual debugging and parts ordering this fine machine was repaired and calibrated back to it’s original glory.

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11 2009

Moog Memorymoog Plus rebuild completed.

After considerable time rebuilding, checking and head scratching I’ve finally finished rebuilding the Memorymoog. It’s been a long journey, from a scrambled display, non working controls,  strange modulations and random crashes. It’s finally back in full working order.

Here’s a video of Fredrik giving it a quick demo.

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10 2009

Moog Memorymoog plus rebuild


This one is a massive task, if you read a few months back there was a post about a memorymoog. Well this is the same machine, i’ve finally got around to tackling the problem. It suffered from rotating characters on the display, weird modulation sounds, non working controls and the occasional random crash. I managed to fix everything except the crashing, so it was prudent to completely disaasemble it for a rebuild, this has taken quite a while and I’m still not finsihed with it. This is probably why i’ve been lacking in making new posts, however i’ll try to keep you up to date on the progress of this one.

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10 2009

Elektron Sid Station


I know this isn’t an analog machine, but it comes from Sweden so i guess it qualifys for maintenance. But seriously, this wasn’t a tough job, basically someone had plugged the wrong power adaptor in and blown the voltage regulator. Once the part order had arrived it was a simple job of replacing and hey presto good as new.

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10 2009


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