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Re: Items for sale ok?

Nicole Massey
 

Yeah, that tends to fix the problem. To be fair, there's a lot pulling from that power strip -- it's a 44 space rack.

I wish someone would do an NRPN OS upgrade for the 6 and 6r like they did for the 1000.

-----Original Message-----
From: Oberheim@groups.io [mailto:Oberheim@groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy Birko
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 4:34 PM
To: Oberheim@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Oberheim] Items for sale ok?

I’ve seen the gibberish on the display thing before on my original M6 even way back in the day when it was new but the sound still worked if I remember correctly. Shutting it off for a moment and re-starting usually fixed it. Without playing around with the unit, don’t really have any guesses as to why it might be silent. You might try a Master-52 calibration for starters if you haven’t already.

As far as I can remember, OS 2.15 improves the real time sysex response for folks looking to have smoother changes when using knobby editors and so forth.



Andrij Birko
andy.birko@... <mailto:andy.birko@...>





On Jun 14, 2022, at 5:15 PM, Nicole Massey <nyyki@... <mailto:nyyki@...> > wrote:

I understand enough of all that to say, cool.

But this has made me wonder, what does the OS 2.5 bring to the table? I'm not sure what my 6r has in it, and if I power it up with the rest of the rack I get gibberish on the display and no sound. I also will need someone else to do this, as this is way too complex for a blind person to do any repairs. But I can at least whoever I get to fix it what to look for.
Nicole

-----Original Message-----
From: Oberheim@groups.io <mailto:Oberheim@groups.io> [mailto:Oberheim@groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy Birko
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:56 PM
To: Oberheim@groups.io <mailto:Oberheim@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Oberheim] Items for sale ok?

Thanks for feeding into today's procrastination efforts.

So, I purchased this M6r a while ago with one bad oscillator in voice 3. I thought it just needed a master-52 style calibration but I was wrong. The issue was that the one oscillator did track pitch kind of, but it was the wrong pitch.

I had an old 4 channel Tektronix scope I used at first but I wanted something a bit more modern so I picked up a new Hantek 2-channel scope for like $200 and sold the old CRT scope for like $200 - who knew?

After downloading the CEM 3396 datasheet, I looked around with the scope at the various signals and found the CLKA3 and CLKB3 signals that control the frequency of the DCOs in voice 3. I played 6 notes on the init patch but I changed the voice assignment to rot so that I would have all oscs playing the same note. Remember that the oscillators are always oscillating even if the VCA is closed.

So, with this configuration, CLKA1 - CLKB6 should all be the same. When probing I found that CLKB3 was not the same frequency as all the others. I then went down a rabbit hole trying to run the resonator calibration procedure in the service manual but that was useless - why will be apparent in a moment.

CLKB3 is generated by U728 which is a Mitsubishi M5M82C54P-6 programmable interval timer. The M6/6r have three resonator circuits that run at about 3MHz (IIRC) that clock the the four 8254s - this is the big difference between the 6 and the M1k - only one resonator for the whole instrument and why I couldn’t quite use the schematics for the M1k of which there’s a hi-res digital version available. I did find a high enough quality scan of the original hand drawn M6 schematics from Oberheim where you can actually read the tags. After checking, all the resonators were running within spec.

Signal FBU on the schematic is the 3MHz clock from the resonator that runs the 8254s and is assigned to oscillator 2 of voices 3, 4, 5 and 6 (CLKB3, CLKB4, CLKB5, CLKB6). Since all the other oscillators were in tune, it’s definitely not the resonator.

I didn’t get too deep into the how exactly the 8254 chip is used but it’s either going to free run at a particular frequency until told otherwise (which is probably how it’s used) or it has to be reset every time the programmed interval time is reached which would be quite processor intensive. Doesn’t really matter though. The 8254 chip only has digital inputs other than the clock input so that lead me to believe that the 8254 had gone bad or possible a trace or pin or something had gone bad on that particular one as all the other timers were working fine.

Just to elaborate a bit on this for folks with less ECE experience as this is the actual moment of diagnosis and how I figured it out- there’s only one data bus from the microcontroller (MCU - 6809 in this case) that is shared and talks to all the chips with digital inputs. There are also chip select lines to make sure the MCU is talking to the right chip - the MCU selects the timer chip - writes a few bytes of data and moves on to the next thing. If the other timer chips are working, and the only control of the chip is on the data bus, the data bus signals themselves must be good…which means that the timer chip must be bad.

I de-soldered U728, popped in a socket just in case and put in a NOS or possibly OOS replacement chip I found on eBay and boom - synth is fixed. It was really quite satisfying to fix as this mixed digital/analog stuff was what I was really really good at in school and never really got a chance to use it (school was a LONG time ago). Shoulda moved to Cali and found a job at a synth place when I graduated I guess. Instead, I think I’ll look for more M6s to repair as I know it quite well now and maybe expand out a bit as a hobby.


Andrij Birko
andy.birko@... <mailto:andy.birko@...> <mailto:andy.birko@...>





On Jun 14, 2022, at 1:30 PM, Dennis Barrington <db9091audio@... <mailto:db9091audio@...> <mailto:db9091audio@...> > wrote:

I like the EE stuff. Be cool to know more details about tool you used to sleuth it out!




On Jun 14, 2022, at 12:58 PM, Andy Birko <andy.birko@... <mailto:andy.birko@...> <mailto:andy.birko@...> > wrote:



Hi All,

I had completely forgotten about this group until I saw some messages come across. I've recently repaired M6r that I'd like to sell since I still have my original M6 keyboard I got in 1985. Are Oberheim for sale items ok in this group? If not - so sorry about that!

p.s., repairing the unit was pretty fun actually! I'm an EE by degree but due to living in Michigan and working for the auto companies for a long time, I never really had to do much electronics stuff as a pro. However, after first trying to trace the issue using a schematic for a M1k and figuring that it was in the resonator circuits - the main difference between the M6 and M1k, and then finding downloading a copy of the schematics for the M6r that was actually legible and data a load of data sheets it all started coming back to me - turned out to be a bad timer chip! I'll pop in a socket for the battery and probably upgrade to 2.15 if I can find it before I sell.


Re: Items for sale ok?

Andy Birko
 

I’ve seen the gibberish on the display thing before on my original M6 even way back in the day when it was new but the sound still worked if I remember correctly.  Shutting it off for a moment and re-starting usually fixed it.  Without playing around with the unit, don’t really have any guesses as to why it might be silent.  You might try a Master-52 calibration for starters if you haven’t already.

As far as I can remember, OS 2.15 improves the real time sysex response for folks looking to have smoother changes when using knobby editors and so forth.


Andrij Birko




On Jun 14, 2022, at 5:15 PM, Nicole Massey <nyyki@...> wrote:

I understand enough of all that to say, cool.

But this has made me wonder, what does the OS 2.5 bring to the table? I'm not sure what my 6r has in it, and if I power it up with the rest of the rack I get gibberish on the display and no sound. I also will need someone else to do this, as this is way too complex for a blind person to do any repairs. But I can at least whoever I get to fix it what to look for.
Nicole

-----Original Message-----
From: Oberheim@groups.io [mailto:Oberheim@groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy Birko
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:56 PM
To: Oberheim@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Oberheim] Items for sale ok?

Thanks for feeding into today's procrastination efforts.

So, I purchased this M6r a while ago with one bad oscillator in voice 3.  I thought it just needed a master-52 style calibration but I was wrong.  The issue was that the one oscillator did track pitch kind of, but it was the wrong pitch.

I had an old 4 channel Tektronix scope I used at first but I wanted something a bit more modern so I picked up a new Hantek 2-channel scope for like $200 and sold the old CRT scope for like $200 - who knew?

After downloading the CEM 3396 datasheet, I looked around with the scope at the various signals and found the CLKA3 and CLKB3 signals that control the frequency of the DCOs in voice 3.  I played 6 notes on the init patch but I changed the voice assignment to rot so that I would have all oscs playing the same note.  Remember that the oscillators are always oscillating even if the VCA is closed.

So, with this configuration, CLKA1 - CLKB6 should all be the same.  When probing I found that CLKB3 was not the same frequency as all the others.  I then went down a rabbit hole trying to run the resonator calibration procedure in the service manual but that was useless - why will be apparent in a moment.

CLKB3 is generated by U728 which is a Mitsubishi M5M82C54P-6 programmable interval timer.  The M6/6r have three resonator circuits that run at about 3MHz (IIRC) that clock the the four 8254s - this is the big difference between the 6 and the M1k - only one resonator for the whole instrument and why I couldn’t quite use the schematics for the M1k of which there’s a hi-res digital version available. I did find a high enough quality scan of the original hand drawn M6 schematics from Oberheim where you can actually read the tags.  After checking, all the resonators were running within spec.  

Signal FBU on the schematic is the 3MHz clock from the resonator that runs the 8254s and is assigned to oscillator 2 of voices 3, 4, 5 and 6 (CLKB3, CLKB4, CLKB5, CLKB6).  Since all the other oscillators were in tune, it’s definitely not the resonator.

I didn’t get too deep into the how exactly the 8254 chip is used but it’s either going to free run at a particular frequency until told otherwise (which is probably how it’s used) or it has to be reset every time the programmed interval time is reached which would be quite processor intensive.  Doesn’t really matter though.   The 8254 chip only has digital inputs other than the clock input so that lead me to believe that the 8254 had gone bad or possible a trace or pin or something had gone bad on that particular one as all the other timers were working fine.

Just to elaborate a bit on this for folks with less ECE experience as this is the actual moment of diagnosis and how I figured it out- there’s only one data bus from the microcontroller (MCU - 6809 in this case) that is shared and talks to all the chips with digital inputs. There are also chip select lines to make sure the MCU is talking to the right chip - the MCU selects the timer chip - writes a few bytes of data and moves on to the next thing.  If the other timer chips are working, and the only control of the chip is on the data bus, the data bus signals themselves must be good…which means that the timer chip must be bad.

I de-soldered U728, popped in a socket just in case and put in a NOS or possibly OOS replacement chip I found on eBay and boom - synth is fixed.  It was really quite satisfying to fix as this mixed digital/analog stuff was what I was really really good at in school and never really got a chance to use it (school was a LONG time ago).  Shoulda moved to Cali and found a job at a synth place when I graduated I guess.  Instead, I think I’ll look for more M6s to repair as I know it quite well now and maybe expand out a bit as a hobby.


Andrij Birko
andy.birko@... <mailto:andy.birko@...>





On Jun 14, 2022, at 1:30 PM, Dennis Barrington <db9091audio@... <mailto:db9091audio@...> > wrote:

I like the EE stuff.  Be cool to know more details about tool you used to sleuth it out!




On Jun 14, 2022, at 12:58 PM, Andy Birko <andy.birko@... <mailto:andy.birko@...> > wrote:



Hi All,

I had completely forgotten about this group until I saw some messages come across.  I've recently repaired M6r that I'd like to sell since I still have my original M6 keyboard I got in 1985.  Are Oberheim for sale items ok in this group?  If not - so sorry about that!

p.s., repairing the unit was pretty fun actually!  I'm an EE by degree but due to living in Michigan and working for the auto companies for a long time, I never really had to do much electronics stuff as a pro.  However, after first trying to trace the issue using a schematic for a M1k and figuring that it was in the resonator circuits - the main difference between the M6 and M1k, and then finding downloading a copy of the schematics for the M6r that was actually legible and data a load of data sheets it all started coming back to me - turned out to be a bad timer chip!  I'll pop in a socket for the battery and probably upgrade to 2.15 if I can find it before I sell.











Re: Items for sale ok?

Nicole Massey
 

I understand enough of all that to say, cool.

But this has made me wonder, what does the OS 2.5 bring to the table? I'm not sure what my 6r has in it, and if I power it up with the rest of the rack I get gibberish on the display and no sound. I also will need someone else to do this, as this is way too complex for a blind person to do any repairs. But I can at least whoever I get to fix it what to look for.
Nicole

-----Original Message-----
From: Oberheim@groups.io [mailto:Oberheim@groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy Birko
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:56 PM
To: Oberheim@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Oberheim] Items for sale ok?

Thanks for feeding into today's procrastination efforts.

So, I purchased this M6r a while ago with one bad oscillator in voice 3. I thought it just needed a master-52 style calibration but I was wrong. The issue was that the one oscillator did track pitch kind of, but it was the wrong pitch.

I had an old 4 channel Tektronix scope I used at first but I wanted something a bit more modern so I picked up a new Hantek 2-channel scope for like $200 and sold the old CRT scope for like $200 - who knew?

After downloading the CEM 3396 datasheet, I looked around with the scope at the various signals and found the CLKA3 and CLKB3 signals that control the frequency of the DCOs in voice 3. I played 6 notes on the init patch but I changed the voice assignment to rot so that I would have all oscs playing the same note. Remember that the oscillators are always oscillating even if the VCA is closed.

So, with this configuration, CLKA1 - CLKB6 should all be the same. When probing I found that CLKB3 was not the same frequency as all the others. I then went down a rabbit hole trying to run the resonator calibration procedure in the service manual but that was useless - why will be apparent in a moment.

CLKB3 is generated by U728 which is a Mitsubishi M5M82C54P-6 programmable interval timer. The M6/6r have three resonator circuits that run at about 3MHz (IIRC) that clock the the four 8254s - this is the big difference between the 6 and the M1k - only one resonator for the whole instrument and why I couldn’t quite use the schematics for the M1k of which there’s a hi-res digital version available. I did find a high enough quality scan of the original hand drawn M6 schematics from Oberheim where you can actually read the tags. After checking, all the resonators were running within spec.

Signal FBU on the schematic is the 3MHz clock from the resonator that runs the 8254s and is assigned to oscillator 2 of voices 3, 4, 5 and 6 (CLKB3, CLKB4, CLKB5, CLKB6). Since all the other oscillators were in tune, it’s definitely not the resonator.

I didn’t get too deep into the how exactly the 8254 chip is used but it’s either going to free run at a particular frequency until told otherwise (which is probably how it’s used) or it has to be reset every time the programmed interval time is reached which would be quite processor intensive. Doesn’t really matter though. The 8254 chip only has digital inputs other than the clock input so that lead me to believe that the 8254 had gone bad or possible a trace or pin or something had gone bad on that particular one as all the other timers were working fine.

Just to elaborate a bit on this for folks with less ECE experience as this is the actual moment of diagnosis and how I figured it out- there’s only one data bus from the microcontroller (MCU - 6809 in this case) that is shared and talks to all the chips with digital inputs. There are also chip select lines to make sure the MCU is talking to the right chip - the MCU selects the timer chip - writes a few bytes of data and moves on to the next thing. If the other timer chips are working, and the only control of the chip is on the data bus, the data bus signals themselves must be good…which means that the timer chip must be bad.

I de-soldered U728, popped in a socket just in case and put in a NOS or possibly OOS replacement chip I found on eBay and boom - synth is fixed. It was really quite satisfying to fix as this mixed digital/analog stuff was what I was really really good at in school and never really got a chance to use it (school was a LONG time ago). Shoulda moved to Cali and found a job at a synth place when I graduated I guess. Instead, I think I’ll look for more M6s to repair as I know it quite well now and maybe expand out a bit as a hobby.


Andrij Birko
andy.birko@... <mailto:andy.birko@...>





On Jun 14, 2022, at 1:30 PM, Dennis Barrington <db9091audio@... <mailto:db9091audio@...> > wrote:

I like the EE stuff. Be cool to know more details about tool you used to sleuth it out!




On Jun 14, 2022, at 12:58 PM, Andy Birko <andy.birko@... <mailto:andy.birko@...> > wrote:



Hi All,

I had completely forgotten about this group until I saw some messages come across. I've recently repaired M6r that I'd like to sell since I still have my original M6 keyboard I got in 1985. Are Oberheim for sale items ok in this group? If not - so sorry about that!

p.s., repairing the unit was pretty fun actually! I'm an EE by degree but due to living in Michigan and working for the auto companies for a long time, I never really had to do much electronics stuff as a pro. However, after first trying to trace the issue using a schematic for a M1k and figuring that it was in the resonator circuits - the main difference between the M6 and M1k, and then finding downloading a copy of the schematics for the M6r that was actually legible and data a load of data sheets it all started coming back to me - turned out to be a bad timer chip! I'll pop in a socket for the battery and probably upgrade to 2.15 if I can find it before I sell.


Re: Items for sale ok?

Andy Birko
 

Thanks for feeding into today's procrastination efforts.

So, I purchased this M6r a while ago with one bad oscillator in voice 3.  I thought it just needed a master-52 style calibration but I was wrong.  The issue was that the one oscillator did track pitch kind of, but it was the wrong pitch.

I had an old 4 channel Tektronix scope I used at first but I wanted something a bit more modern so I picked up a new Hantek 2-channel scope for like $200 and sold the old CRT scope for like $200 - who knew?

After downloading the CEM 3396 datasheet, I looked around with the scope at the various signals and found the CLKA3 and CLKB3 signals that control the frequency of the DCOs in voice 3.  I played 6 notes on the init patch but I changed the voice assignment to rot so that I would have all oscs playing the same note.  Remember that the oscillators are always oscillating even if the VCA is closed. 

So, with this configuration, CLKA1 - CLKB6 should all be the same.  When probing I found that CLKB3 was not the same frequency as all the others.  I then went down a rabbit hole trying to run the resonator calibration procedure in the service manual but that was useless - why will be apparent in a moment.

CLKB3 is generated by U728 which is a Mitsubishi M5M82C54P-6 programmable interval timer.  The M6/6r have three resonator circuits that run at about 3MHz (IIRC) that clock the the four 8254s - this is the big difference between the 6 and the M1k - only one resonator for the whole instrument and why I couldn’t quite use the schematics for the M1k of which there’s a hi-res digital version available. I did find a high enough quality scan of the original hand drawn M6 schematics from Oberheim where you can actually read the tags.  After checking, all the resonators were running within spec.  

Signal FBU on the schematic is the 3MHz clock from the resonator that runs the 8254s and is assigned to oscillator 2 of voices 3, 4, 5 and 6 (CLKB3, CLKB4, CLKB5, CLKB6).  Since all the other oscillators were in tune, it’s definitely not the resonator.

I didn’t get too deep into the how exactly the 8254 chip is used but it’s either going to free run at a particular frequency until told otherwise (which is probably how it’s used) or it has to be reset every time the programmed interval time is reached which would be quite processor intensive.  Doesn’t really matter though.   The 8254 chip only has digital inputs other than the clock input so that lead me to believe that the 8254 had gone bad or possible a trace or pin or something had gone bad on that particular one as all the other timers were working fine.

Just to elaborate a bit on this for folks with less ECE experience as this is the actual moment of diagnosis and how I figured it out- there’s only one data bus from the microcontroller (MCU - 6809 in this case) that is shared and talks to all the chips with digital inputs. There are also chip select lines to make sure the MCU is talking to the right chip - the MCU selects the timer chip - writes a few bytes of data and moves on to the next thing.  If the other timer chips are working, and the only control of the chip is on the data bus, the data bus signals themselves must be good…which means that the timer chip must be bad.

I de-soldered U728, popped in a socket just in case and put in a NOS or possibly OOS replacement chip I found on eBay and boom - synth is fixed.  It was really quite satisfying to fix as this mixed digital/analog stuff was what I was really really good at in school and never really got a chance to use it (school was a LONG time ago).  Shoulda moved to Cali and found a job at a synth place when I graduated I guess.  Instead, I think I’ll look for more M6s to repair as I know it quite well now and maybe expand out a bit as a hobby.


Andrij Birko




On Jun 14, 2022, at 1:30 PM, Dennis Barrington <db9091audio@...> wrote:

I like the EE stuff.  Be cool to know more details about tool you used to sleuth it out!


On Jun 14, 2022, at 12:58 PM, Andy Birko <andy.birko@...> wrote:

Hi All,

I had completely forgotten about this group until I saw some messages come across.  I've recently repaired M6r that I'd like to sell since I still have my original M6 keyboard I got in 1985.  Are Oberheim for sale items ok in this group?  If not - so sorry about that!

p.s., repairing the unit was pretty fun actually!  I'm an EE by degree but due to living in Michigan and working for the auto companies for a long time, I never really had to do much electronics stuff as a pro.  However, after first trying to trace the issue using a schematic for a M1k and figuring that it was in the resonator circuits - the main difference between the M6 and M1k, and then finding downloading a copy of the schematics for the M6r that was actually legible and data a load of data sheets it all started coming back to me - turned out to be a bad timer chip!  I'll pop in a socket for the battery and probably upgrade to 2.15 if I can find it before I sell.


Re: Items for sale ok?

Dennis Barrington
 

I like the EE stuff.  Be cool to know more details about tool you used to sleuth it out!


On Jun 14, 2022, at 12:58 PM, Andy Birko <andy.birko@...> wrote:

Hi All,

I had completely forgotten about this group until I saw some messages come across.  I've recently repaired M6r that I'd like to sell since I still have my original M6 keyboard I got in 1985.  Are Oberheim for sale items ok in this group?  If not - so sorry about that!

p.s., repairing the unit was pretty fun actually!  I'm an EE by degree but due to living in Michigan and working for the auto companies for a long time, I never really had to do much electronics stuff as a pro.  However, after first trying to trace the issue using a schematic for a M1k and figuring that it was in the resonator circuits - the main difference between the M6 and M1k, and then finding downloading a copy of the schematics for the M6r that was actually legible and data a load of data sheets it all started coming back to me - turned out to be a bad timer chip!  I'll pop in a socket for the battery and probably upgrade to 2.15 if I can find it before I sell.


Items for sale ok?

Andy Birko
 

Hi All,

I had completely forgotten about this group until I saw some messages come across.  I've recently repaired M6r that I'd like to sell since I still have my original M6 keyboard I got in 1985.  Are Oberheim for sale items ok in this group?  If not - so sorry about that!

p.s., repairing the unit was pretty fun actually!  I'm an EE by degree but due to living in Michigan and working for the auto companies for a long time, I never really had to do much electronics stuff as a pro.  However, after first trying to trace the issue using a schematic for a M1k and figuring that it was in the resonator circuits - the main difference between the M6 and M1k, and then finding downloading a copy of the schematics for the M6r that was actually legible and data a load of data sheets it all started coming back to me - turned out to be a bad timer chip!  I'll pop in a socket for the battery and probably upgrade to 2.15 if I can find it before I sell.


Re: Matrix-6 Polyphony

 

Thanks Daniel and Nicole.  I had both Midi-OX and Midi Quest open at the same time.  Once I shut them down, all is normal.  So, yes Nicole, it looks like I was sending and receiving notes at the same time.  Thanks for the help!


Re: Matrix-6 Polyphony

Nicole Massey
 

Is this a keyboard matrix 6, set up in a MIDI rig? If so and local is still on, it may be playing a note and also receiving a note, which would do that. Does it do that when under a sequencer, or is it just when you play the keyboard on the Matrix 6?
Nicole

-----Original Message-----
From: Oberheim@groups.io [mailto:Oberheim@groups.io] On Behalf Of Polish Prince
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:38 PM
To: Oberheim@groups.io
Subject: [Oberheim] Matrix-6 Polyphony

Matrix-6 Polyphony
When you strike one key on the Matrix-6, you will notice one dot or "period" light up on the display. If you strike two keys, then you should see 2 dots or "periods" on the display. Currently, if I strike one key, then the display shows two dots or "periods". This is literally cutting my polyphony down to three notes instead of 6 notes. Does anyone have an idea of what would cause this? It has effected every patch. I have calibrated and that did not solve the problem.


Re: Matrix-6 Polyphony

Daniel Forró
 

Overlapping zones in Split Mode (Double mode)? Read Manual page 21 and 74...



On Jun 13, 2022, at 9:37, Polish Prince <rich@...> wrote:

Matrix-6 Polyphony
When you strike one key on the Matrix-6, you will notice one dot or "period" light up on the display.  If you strike two keys, then you should see 2 dots or "periods" on the display.  Currently, if I strike one key, then the display shows two dots or "periods".  This is literally cutting my polyphony down to three notes instead of 6 notes.  Does anyone have an idea of what would cause this?  It has effected every patch.  I have calibrated and that did not solve the problem.


Matrix-6 Polyphony

 

Matrix-6 Polyphony
When you strike one key on the Matrix-6, you will notice one dot or "period" light up on the display.  If you strike two keys, then you should see 2 dots or "periods" on the display.  Currently, if I strike one key, then the display shows two dots or "periods".  This is literally cutting my polyphony down to three notes instead of 6 notes.  Does anyone have an idea of what would cause this?  It has effected every patch.  I have calibrated and that did not solve the problem.


Re: Matrix 1000 Factory Patches uploaded

keysynths
 

Anyone have a link to the Don Solaris Matrix 1000 sorted patch sets??

Thx.


On Fri, Apr 22, 2022 at 2:49 PM Krokkie <Oberheim+owner@groups.io> wrote:
There are many different sets of M1000 patches and factory patches floating around. Some of you may have noticed that some of the factory sets were incomplete or duplicated.
Don Solaris has retrieved and sorted the full sets and those are now available for download.

As a bonus, there's also a Reaper reabank set available for the Bank 0 & Bank 1 user locations.


Re: Matrix 1000 Factory Patches uploaded

Nicole Massey
 

Got a link?

And has anyone found a decent VST or stand-alone of the Matrix6/1000?

-----Original Message-----
From: Oberheim@groups.io [mailto:Oberheim@groups.io] On Behalf Of Krokkie
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2022 2:49 PM
To: Oberheim@groups.io
Subject: [Oberheim] Matrix 1000 Factory Patches uploaded

There are many different sets of M1000 patches and factory patches floating around. Some of you may have noticed that some of the factory sets were incomplete or duplicated.
Don Solaris has retrieved and sorted the full sets and those are now available for download.

As a bonus, there's also a Reaper reabank set available for the Bank 0 & Bank 1 user locations.


Matrix 1000 Factory Patches uploaded

Krokkie
 
Edited

There are many different sets of M1000 patches and factory patches floating around. Some of you may have noticed that some of the factory sets were incomplete or duplicated.
Don Solaris has retrieved and sorted the full sets and those are now available for download.

As a bonus, there's also a Reaper reabank set available for the Bank 0 & Bank 1 user locations.

[UPDATE] 
There appears to be confusion about where to access file downloads from.
Look to the left, click on Files. That is the storage area on Groups.io for related file materials.
Files hosted there are already divided up into different sections for different models and usage cases, including for the M1000.

Inside Files, click on 02_Matrix1000. That is the section which hosts M1000 related files.

Inside 02_Matrix1000, click on item 10 which is already labeled as the Don Solaris retrieved set.


Re: OB-8 orig patches in SYSEX FORMAT

Jonathan Williams
 

To reiterate my last post, Laser Mammoth has the original factory bank available from the ‘Public Bank Library’.

 

https://f0f7.net/fe/#/SysexLibrarian/OberheimOb8

 

It’s FREE! I have chosen to upgrade to a Pro account as I want to store more banks but if you just want the factory bank, it’s there, waiting for you, for free.

 

Full instructions are there …. not sure what else I can say!

 

Jonathan

 

 

From: Oberheim@groups.io <Oberheim@groups.io> On Behalf Of keysynths
Sent: 04 January 2022 16:12
To: Oberheim@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Oberheim] OB-8 orig patches in SYSEX FORMAT

 

Thanks to all for your help in my search for sysex files of the original patches for the OB-8.

 

FYI, I would be sending the sysex from a PC and am now trying to find info (manual and sorts) on sending

sysex TO the OB from the PC (commands, setups, etc).   I was sent a sysex file, but I am not sure if it's an entire bank dump or

individual patches (for my OB does NOT have the Encore midi setup or Kiwi??).  My OB has MIDI (installed well after I got it).

 

If you all wouldn't mind, I'd like to get this Sysex in both formats:

  • Individual patches
  • Entire patch dumps.

 

Any help and other info on sending sysex to the OB  WOULD BE GREATLY appreciated.

 

Thx!!

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 

On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 6:42 PM Steve KS4KJ <thisismyaccount@...> wrote:

What computer are you trying to send the sys file with? It's a bit
unclear. Once I know that I will see if I can help you.


Steve KS4KJ






Re: OB-8 orig patches in SYSEX FORMAT

keysynths
 

Thanks to all for your help in my search for sysex files of the original patches for the OB-8.

FYI, I would be sending the sysex from a PC and am now trying to find info (manual and sorts) on sending
sysex TO the OB from the PC (commands, setups, etc).   I was sent a sysex file, but I am not sure if it's an entire bank dump or
individual patches (for my OB does NOT have the Encore midi setup or Kiwi??).  My OB has MIDI (installed well after I got it).

If you all wouldn't mind, I'd like to get this Sysex in both formats:
  • Individual patches
  • Entire patch dumps.

Any help and other info on sending sysex to the OB  WOULD BE GREATLY appreciated.

Thx!!

Virus-free. www.avg.com


On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 6:42 PM Steve KS4KJ <thisismyaccount@...> wrote:
What computer are you trying to send the sys file with? It's a bit
unclear. Once I know that I will see if I can help you.


Steve KS4KJ







Re: OB-8 orig patches in SYSEX FORMAT

Jonathan Williams
 

I use the fabulous Laser Mammoth for full sysex dumps to/from my OB8.

https://f0f7.net/fe/#/SysexLibrarian

 

Mine has the Oberheim retrofitted Midi board.

 

Jonathan

 

 

 

From: Oberheim@groups.io <Oberheim@groups.io> On Behalf Of keysynths
Sent: 03 January 2022 16:11
To: Oberheim@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Oberheim] OB-8 orig patches in SYSEX FORMAT

 

Thanks for the file.

 

I heard/read that the OB will only send 1 patch at a time via Sysex.

That the Encore midi interface kit would allow the synth to send ALL patches at once.

 

 

 

 

On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 2:28 AM Andrea Nalon <nalon99@...> wrote:

Hi, I found this file with the factory patches for the OB-8, but I wasn't able to send them to my OB-8 with the factory midi interface installed.

I know with an old mac with System 9 (or earlier) and Opcode Galaxy I can get all patches or save an entire bank to the OB-8 but the file I've found is not suitable for Galaxy (it's a .syx file).

If anybody knows how to send all patches, please let me know.

Andy

 


Re: OB-8 orig patches in SYSEX FORMAT

Steve KS4KJ
 

What computer are you trying to send the sys file with? It's a bit
unclear. Once I know that I will see if I can help you.


Steve KS4KJ


Re: OB-8 orig patches in SYSEX FORMAT

keysynths
 

Thanks for the file.

I heard/read that the OB will only send 1 patch at a time via Sysex.
That the Encore midi interface kit would allow the synth to send ALL patches at once.




On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 2:28 AM Andrea Nalon <nalon99@...> wrote:
Hi, I found this file with the factory patches for the OB-8, but I wasn't able to send them to my OB-8 with the factory midi interface installed.
I know with an old mac with System 9 (or earlier) and Opcode Galaxy I can get all patches or save an entire bank to the OB-8 but the file I've found is not suitable for Galaxy (it's a .syx file).
If anybody knows how to send all patches, please let me know.
Andy


Re: OB-8 orig patches in SYSEX FORMAT

Andrea Nalon
 

Hi, I found this file with the factory patches for the OB-8, but I wasn't able to send them to my OB-8 with the factory midi interface installed.
I know with an old mac with System 9 (or earlier) and Opcode Galaxy I can get all patches or save an entire bank to the OB-8 but the file I've found is not suitable for Galaxy (it's a .syx file).
If anybody knows how to send all patches, please let me know.
Andy


OB-8 orig patches in SYSEX FORMAT

keysynths
 

HI!

I have an OB-8 and am trying to find the original patches in SYSEX format.
If some kind soul has these in that format would you be so kind as to send me them..?
Thx a lot!!

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