For your viewing pleasure, I present Synthchaser #069 and #070… A 2 part video series where I repair an OB-Xa for Matrix of Matrixsynth.com.
One voice card is dead, and others are failing autotune and sounding really inconsistent from voice to voice. In the first video we take a look at the state of the synth, and troubleshoot and repair the dead voice card.
In the second half, I continue the repair by rebuilding the power supply and voice cards, and get the synth in tune and sounding consistent from voice card to voice card. I also show you a common defect with the voice cards that prevents proper calibration. Lots of time lapse soldering with looping music.