Monthly Archives: June 2020

revolutionOSC Diversification Campaign

Looking for people of color or non-Americans with an eye towards becoming moderators. Revolution Oscillators needs racial, ethnic and geographic diversity.

Are you synthesizer or electronic music savvy and not a white American?

Do your politics fall between Democratic Socialist and Revolutionary?

Do you have time to be more than an administrator, and be a near daily participant, sharing your gear, music and local politics?

If so, Revolution Oscillators wants you.

We are looking to build a world of equals. If you are a POC anywhere in the world, including the United States OR any race/ethnicity outside of the United States in Central or South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, or Oceania, Revolution Oscillators needs your fellowship and guiding participation.

Join our Facebook group today and let me know you want to help us grow together.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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revolutionOSC Facebook Group

Revolution Oscillators Diversification Campaign

Looking for people of color or non-Americans with an eye towards becoming moderators. Revolution Oscillators needs racial, ethnic and geographic diversity.

Are you synthesizer or electronic music savvy and not a white American?

Do your politics fall between Democratic Socialist and Revolutionary?

Do you have time to be more than an administrator, and be a near daily participant, sharing your gear, music and local politics?

If so, Revolution Oscillators wants you.

We are looking to build a world of equals. If you are a POC anywhere in the world, including the United States OR any race/ethnicity outside of the United States in Central or South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, or Oceania, Revolution Oscillators needs your fellowship and guiding participation.

Join our Facebook group today and let me know you want to help us grow together.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

Be sure to join the
revolutionOSC Facebook Group

Deluded musician thinks he has enough synthesizers now, Sequential Pro 3 joins studio

Will 4 flagship level synths satisfy?

Think so, hope so.

Adding the Sequential Pro 3 to the Sequential Pro 2, Sequential Prophet X and Waldorf Quantum really touches all sound worlds I need to touch. Now I desperately need some Jaspar stands and new studio monitors.

Like any synthesizer addict, I’d love to have hundreds of all synth persuasions, but space is at a premium, as is time to effectively learn and use the synths.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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New Waldorf Iridium Page

Waldorf 16 voice all-digital Iridium desktop

The Waldorf Quantum and the Sequential Prophet X are like the Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster of the synthesizer world. It’s a BIG deal for an all digital desktop version of the Quantum to be released.

Hover over ‘Synthesizers’ on the menu bar or go direct:
https://revolutionosc.com/waldorf-iridium

Thanks!
-Yehuda

More revolutionOSC Waldorf related pages
Updated periodically – Wavetable Synth Comparisons
Updated periodically – Sequential Prophet X or Waldorf Quantum?
Updated periodically – Synthesizer Wavetables
Updated periodically – Wavetable Editing Tools
Updated periodically – Waldorf Quantum & Iridium Presets
Updated periodically – Waldorf Quantum
Updated periodically – Waldorf Iridium

More revolutionOSC Waldorf Quantum related posts
June 30, 2019 – Waldorf Quantum joins “Studio”
July 28, 2019 – First month thoughts about Waldorf Quantum
October 2, 2019 – Inside the Waldorf Quantum Synthesizer
December 15, 2019 – 6th month thoughts about the Waldorf Quantum
April 20, 2020 – New Waldorf Quantum Synthesizer is a Beauty

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Replacing the Sequential Prophet X Keybed

Replacing the Prophet X keybed is very easy

Removing and/or replacing the keybed on the Sequential Prophet X synthesizer is a relatively simple process involving nothing more than a screwdriver.

***Thanks to Tom Fabinski for his keybed sacrifices and sharing the info and images for this post!

To start, unplug all power/audio/MIDI/USB cables

Instructions for replacing the key bed are as follows.

  1. Unscrew the screws in the wood ends (see WoodRightSide.jpg and WoodLeftSide.jpg above)
  2. Flip the instrument over and place it face down on a soft material.
  3. Unscrew the two screws which hold the wheel assembly to the bottom metal work (see WheelToMetalScrews.jpg above)
  4. Flip the instrument back over and remove the screws in the sides of the metal housing (see ScrewsRightSide.jpg and ScrewLeftSide.jpg above)
  5. The front panel can now be opened, it is hinged at its rear.
  6. Remove the key bed connectors and aftertouch cable connector from the main PC board (see MainBoard.jpg above, the cables outlined in red)
  7. Close the front panel and flip the instrument face down again.
  8. Remove the 10 screws which hold the key bed to the bottom metal work (see KeybedScrews.jpg above)
  9. While holding the front panel closed, and the key bed to the bottom metal work, carefully flip the instrument front side up. Open the front panel, and remove the key bed.
  10. Remove the aftertouch extension cable from the old key bed to install on the new key bed. It is taped in place.
  11. Install the new key bed and reassemble the synth in the reverse order of disassembly. Take care when re-installing the key bed screws as they can strip the key bed standoffs if they are overly tightened.

IMPORTANT: The keybed standoffs are plastic. To avoid over-tightening and stripping standoffs when installing the keybed, DO NOT use an electric or powered screwdriver.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet X / XL Facebook Group

Updated periodically – Sequential Prophet X or Waldorf Quantum?
Updated periodically – Prophet X/XL Samples, Presets & Utilities

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revolutionOSC Facebook Group