Archive | March, 2017

Synthchaser #054 – ARP Omni 2 Disassembly

I show how to disassemble an ARP Omni 2 and remove all the circuit boards and the power supply.  You can send your boards to me for recapping, service or repair so you can have an expert repair your synth without having to ship the whole heavy thing!  

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Synthchaser #053 – ARP Omni 2 Demonstration

In this video, I give a demonstration to show the features and sounds of the ARP Omni 2 polyphonic analog synthesizer.  

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Synthchaser #052 – ARP Omni 2 Troubleshooting & Repair – Dead Voices

In this video I repair a broken ARP Omni 2 where 2 of the 8 voices were broken (Violin and 4′ Synthesizer). I show how the synthesizer works and where common problems are that can cause dead voices and dead ranges of keys. We track down the problems on this keyboard with the oscilloscope and […]

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Synthchaser #051- ARP Solina String Ensemble Power Supply Explanation & Rebuild

In this video I rebuild the power supply of a working ARP String Ensemble, explain how the power supply works (with math!) and why it’s so important that this be done on these instruments.

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Synthchaser #050 – ARP 2600 Grey Meanie Troubleshooting & Power Supply Rebuild

I begin the restoration of a very rare (one of ~35 made) ARP 2600 Grey Meanie. I bought this ARP totally dead and intend to do a full restoration of it before I sell it. Its previous owner thought the power supply was broken, so we check it out and locate the real problem. But, […]

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Synthchaser #049 – Yamaha SK10 Symphonic Ensemble Servicing & Demo

I give a quick demo of the functionality of the Yamaha SK-10 analog synthesizer, and perform a light service on it–cleaning switches and sliders and recapping the power supply.  This keyboard is currently for sale on my site.

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