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Putting the keys back onto the platform. The adjusting the springs takes some time.

Roland VK-7 sticky keys red glue problem – solved


About two years ago I bought a nice sounding Roland VK-7. The keyboard was in nice shape – however, it did develop (or had previously) a few flaws during the last year. The first problem (which I also informed of by the previous owner) was a random reset of the whole keyboard. After googling about similar problems other VK-7 owners had,…

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DIL adapter - 64kbit to 16kbit chip converter

Hammond XB-2 – the conclusion


Dejan and I have finally managed to perform one last attempt to fix the Hammond XB-2. As said in my previous blog post, the XB-2 I bought had an interesting distorted sound problem. This is a video of the sound problem: We tried a number of things, including the DRAM swap. Today, we performed the SRAM swap. Since we were not able to obtain…

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The XB-2 Main Board

Fixing Hammond XB-2


A few weeks ago Dejan and I began our work on Hammond XB-2 again. The current problem can be heard here: We tracked the problem back to the static RAMs, which was also mentioned as a solution in one of the comments on this similar youtube video. We opened the keyboard and took out the main board. As you can…

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Oblačna rešitev ReverSing

ReverSing – zmagovalni študentski projekt – Dnevi Slovenske Informatike 2016


Na Dnevih Slovenske Informatike sva z Luko Zakrajškom predstavljala študentski projekt ReverSing, ki je spletna rešitev za transkripcijo glasbe. Z veseljem sporočava, da bo ReverSing v naslednjih tednih prešel v javno beta fazo. Za tiste, ki vas rešitev zanima, sledi daljši opis projekta, ki je v obliki letaka na voljo tudi tukaj: ReverSing opis projekta. Problem Glasbeniki, učitelji glasbe in glasbeni navdušenci…

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Hammond XB-2 and Roland VK-7

Big boys … new toys: Roland VK-7 and Hammond XB-2


Last week I bought two aswesome instruments  – a Roland VK-7 and Hammond XB-2. The latter unfortunately has the MUSE chip failure. I tested it few months ago and shot this video. I still haven’t given up on it. I checked some options including the XB2-kit. The kit is however more expensive than a fully functional keyboard (and the XB-2…

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Friction Drum - Lončeni Bas

MusicTechFest – Friction Drum


On Saturday Karmen and Miha presented the electric version of the Friction Drum instrument (a folk instrument well known in Slovenija, as well as other parts of the world) at Music Tech Fest in Ljubljana. The presentation was awesome, as well as the demo of them playing. I managed to make a few pics with my mobile phone (thus, the quality) and a…

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Music Tech Fest

MusicTechFest – Compositional hierarchical model


Today, Manca, Luka and I presented the Compositional hierarchical model at the Music of Science session at Music Tech Fest in Ljubljana. As a part of his undergraduate degree, Luka built an awesome transcription editor which uses the CHM as classifier. It will probably never reach version 1.0 since the “ideas” stack grows exponentially. However, we are planning on providing a freeware…

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Crumar T1 Organiser

Crumar – we’re almost there!


Z Dejanom sva uspela identificirati še zadnji problem nedelovanja in šumenja orgel. Tokrat je bil problem v slabih kontaktih na ploščici, kjer se nahaja oscilator, kar je posledično vplivalo na več ali manj ves output. Najin zadnji podvig bo reševanje ene in edine nedelujoče tipke. Sama tipka niti ne moti, če je bas del vklopljen (v tem primeru se zvok…

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Crumar T1 Organiser

Crumar Organiser, nadaljevanje popravila


Z Dejanom sva ta teden nadaljevala s popravilom. Glavni problemi so bili z napajanjem, ker je stvar bila po domače popravljena. Par žic se je dotikalo, nekateri elementi so bili nepovezani … Element 7815 (napetostni regulator +15V – spodnji od obeh elementov na hladilniku) je imel feature delovanja brez srednjega (ground) pina.   Včeraj sva pričela z menjavo kondenzatorjev na bass sekciji…

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Crumar T1 Organiser

Orgle – Pa jih imam


Po krajšem brskanju po bolhi sem našel Crumar T1 organiser. Zadeva je v precej slabem stanju – potrebno bo nadgradit napajalni del (tukaj je nekdo že nekaj čaral glede na iskrine komponente), prav tako hecajo določeni registri v kombinaciji s tipkami. Bas del bo potrebno v celoti pregledat, ker je nedelujoč. Ampak je pa prvi Hammond klon, ki ga imam 🙂 Še…

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