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Poly-61 individual voice tuning

When I recalibrated my Poly-61 I had two voices significantly out of tune. Now since all oscillators are digitally controlled and therefore supposed to be in tune, KORG omitted attenuators for individual voices. Here´s what I found as probable cause

Poly-61 repair

Ressurection of a Poly-61 Like some other 80´s polysynths with memory, many of today´s Poly-61s suffer from battery leakage. The problem for most owners without knowledge of the technicalities is that the symptoms come on slowly and do not neccessarily

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BCR2000 Resource Pack for Synth In A Case

Synth In A Case is an ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor. You will have to manually assign the controllers used by the BCR preset. BCR2000_Reaktor_SynthInACase.zip

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BCR2000 Resource Pack for Roland α-Juno

BCR2000_Roland_AlphaJuno.zip Can be used with both α-Juno 1 and 2.

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BCR2000 Resource Pack for KORG M1

BCR2000_KORG_M1.zip KORG M1 has different parametersets for single and double mode. This pack only supports double mode patches!

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BCR2000 Resource Pack for KORG Polysix (KLC)

BCR2000_KORG_KLC_Polysix.zip For the KORG Legacy Collection Polysix VST plugin. Please note that not all controllers used in the patch are already assigned in the default controller map!

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BCR2000 Resource Pack for KORG DW-8000

BCR2000_KORG_DW-8000.zip

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S-330 Sampler Repair

I recently bought two Roland S-330 Samplers from a fellow musician at a synthesizer meeting for a reasonable price. Two things made me take them: Firstly, I´ve never owned a Roland S-series sampler and secondly one of them was declared

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Red Glue Problem

Some older Roland keyboards suffer from a bad choice of material. The metal  plates that give weight to the keys are glued in with a red substance that eventually looses its consistency and drips onto the keybed. Roland did offer

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KORG M1 realtime control

I never thought I´d ever own a KORG M1. But when I recently found a used one at a very reasonable price I couldn´t resist. Now I am not really interested in its famous piano or organ sounds, or the

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