[sdiy] SH101 MIDI Mod problem

rob vitreousflux at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 1 19:53:23 CEST 2002


I have verified that the problem does lie with the
SH101 (not the MIDIJack itself), as CV output from the
MIDIJack gains exactly one volt per octave as you go
up the scale.

I do not have a schematic for the MIDIJack.



--- Dave Magnuson <resfreq at hoohahrecords.com> wrote:
> Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 10:54:45 -0400
> To: rob <vitreousflux at yahoo.com>,
> synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
> From: Dave Magnuson <resfreq at hoohahrecords.com>
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] SH101 MIDI Mod problem
> 
> Here's what I would do:
> 
> Hi Rob,
> 
> To help you diagnose the problem, first disconnect
> the CV line from the
> MIDIJack to the SH101.
> 
> Hook it up to MIDI and send a C3 followed by a C4. 
> The 101 is V/Oct, so
> try to verify that C3 from the MIDIjack output is 1V
> less than a C4, etc.
> 
> Doing this will tell you if the fault is in the
> MIDIJack or the 101.  It's
> also possible that the MIDIJack is simply hooked to
> the wrong point in the
> 101.   I'd also check the powersupply connections to
> the MIDI board.  Make
> sure that the V+ rail doesn't sag when it sends a
> gate, etc.
> 
> After you find out where the fault lies (MIDIjack or
> SH101), you can get
> some more constructive help.  Do you have a
> schematic for the MIDIjack?  
> 
> Dave Magnuson
> 
> 
> 
> At 07:07 AM 7/31/02 -0700, rob wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >
> >I have a problem with a modded SH101 that I'm
> hoping
> >someone has some insight into, can possibly help.
> >
> >The mod I added was a Synhouse MIDIJack.
> >
> >With MIDI disabled, the synth plays fine from the
> >local keyboard.
> >
> >When MIDI is enabled, the synth has a weird tuning
> >problem that can best be described as very similar
> to
> >portamento. That is, when I play legato C2 and then
> >staccato C4 C4 C4 C4 --> with each successive C4,
> the
> >pitch ramps closer and closer to C4, as if
> portamento
> >was on.
> >
> >Obviously this makes the unit somewhat unusable for
> >melody lines via MIDI.
> >
> >Does anyone know what to look for here? I don't
> have
> >any gear with CV, but I do have a scope and meter.
> >
> >I can provide an mp3 example of the problem if that
> >helps.
> >
> >
> >Any help would be greatly appreciated!
> >
> >
> >Rob
> >
> >


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