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  1. Does anyone here have a C64c keyboard with front-printed keys? The mechanism isn't that important. I'm looking for a full set of keycaps that aren't damaged or discolored. I'm sure there's at least one lying around after you extracted the SID. I have all the SIDs I need now and won't be buying any more donor C64s.
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    I bought eight 6582 chips when someone ran a group buy and maybe ten more assorted types I pulled out of various C64s. I still need to find the time to sit down and finish the MB6582s. I need encoders and maybe new panels (because the very first run of those kinda sucked).
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    Oh, I have two MB6582s already. Look at the first group buy list.
  4. I don't know how many of you are into classic computers as well as DIY synths. This is the OT forum, so I guess I'll give this a shot. Sometime in the 1990s someone came up with a nifty single-board computer kit called the P112 that uses a Zilog Z180 to run CP/M and related classic operating systems. Fast forward to 2005. People still wanted P112 kits, so I took preorders and did a run of a little more than a hundred. Fast forward to today and there are still some people who want kits. So I'm taking preorders again, this time with the help of Kickstarter. See http://661.org/p112/ for
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    So, I decided to drop in after being away for a long while and I discovered a new thing called the TwinSID. It looks like it addresses my main problem with the sammichSID: lack of knobs. Is / was there a group buy for boards and cases?
  6. I checked with him and he does make 240VAC-input ones.
  7. I don't think anyone has mentioned this yet, but there's someone on Ebay selling replacement switching power supplies for the C64, C128, and assorted drives. See http://myworld.ebay.com/basicwayne/. If you like to play with the SID when it's still in the C64, he has triple-output power supplies: one for the C64 and two for floppy drives. This should do the trick for you MB6582 owners who are edgy about using an old power supply.
  8. I just noticed that I have lucky number thirteen.
  9. Why doesn't Java doesn't work on MacOS anymore?
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    JSynthLib update

    Exactly what is the problem with Java under MacOS 10.7? As far as I can tell, Java is simply not included in the default install, that is, you have to download and install it yourself. See http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/install-java-jre-mac-os.html
  11. Well, I guess another run can be warranted given that the miniaturized SwinSID is available now.
  12. It looks like something you'd find holding a bag of bread closed.
  13. The faceplate now belongs to Timmy. Thanks!
  14. If there's someone out there who wants a blank faceplate for a PT-10 case, I'll send it anywhere in the US for free. I don't need this one.
  15. It looks like they're ripping off Moog's Moogerfoogers too. The Facebook page referenced by Lucem is gone.
  16. Davo

    FS: Paia Fatman

    The synth has been sold.
  17. I'll probably never finish the overhaul of my Paia Fatman so it's time to send it off to someone with the drive to fix it up. It worked fine before I took it apart. I took it apart in order to install some more mods. What you get is the board, panel, power supply, chassis (paia doesn't sell it anymore), and a box of odds and ends related to modding the synth. It weighs about 7 pounds packed. Buying this new would cost $205 for the synth itself, $33 for the panel, and $48 for the chassis. Bud CH-14403 is the closest chassis I could find to what Paia used to have. That's $286 worth of stu
  18. I was using this page as a model. Incidentally, it links to here, which is about a cheap, quick, and effective passive mixing box. Both those pages specify using 680 ohm resistors. How was the choice of 10K ohm made for the MB6582? The urge to tinker got the better of me and I immediately headed out to a parts shop. I got a male stereo plug, a female mono on-cord jack, and about a foot of cable. There is enough space in the hood of the plug to stick two 1/4W resistors.
  19. Before I go out and buy parts to build something bulkier than I'd like, I figured I'd ask here. I'm looking for a compact gizmo, about the size of an AA cell, that takes two channels on a single stereo 1/4" jack and mixes them to a mono output. It's like a splitter but in reverse. Where can I find such a thing? Would it be better to just bolt a small passive mixer to the side of the bass amp I call a keyboard amp?
  20. So, the Meanwell appears to be a good solution. One more thing: should I get the T30 or T40?
  21. Very nice! Where did you get the flat-topped LEDs?
  22. I really like the look of the rack chassis that TK found at robeshop.de, but I can't seem to find this design in the US. Can someone help me out here? Hmm... I wonder if the Bud 14400 series will do the job.
  23. Someone posted to another synthesizer mailing list this link: http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/spmc/links/audio/audio_patents.html. What do you suppose a "Pitch Shit" is? :laugh:
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