[sdiy] Poly 800 mods, no patch loading

Steve Begin Steve.Begin at pwgsc.gc.ca
Thu Aug 15 14:10:28 CEST 2002

Mine was doing the exact same thing, flashing and all, and it seemed to be a simple level problem still.  It only started saying ERROR when I got closer to the proper volume level.  I just kept adjusting the volume in winamp and playing it again.  Also, mine is a bit picky with the tape in, I have to kind of hold it in place.
Does your soundcard not have a line-out?  Most do, so far as I know.

> Steve Begin

-----Original Message-----
From: HapyBrian at netscape.net [mailto:HapyBrian at netscape.net]
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 5:09 PM
To: Steve Begin
Subject: RE: [sdiy] Poly 800 mods, no patch loading

>If you give me a week or two to get some 50k pots, I'll be trying out
> the moog slayer mod soon,  I did the other mod a few years ago and
> I wasn't too thrilled by it, so I'm curious to hear if the moog
> slayer mod will make this synth worth the trouble it gives me :)
Yeah, it looks like the slayer thing is a souped up version of the
other one.  I'll probably try it out one of these days (there'll be
pics!)  I hope yours goes smoothly.

> As for the problem getting to to accept through tape in, is saying
> ERROR after you play the file into it?  In my limited
> experience, if it says ERROR right at the very end of the file,
> it is a level problem.  It took me probably 15 tries to get it
> right the first time.
Unfortunately, it says nothing.  "LoAd"... forever.  At least if I
got "error", I'd feel I was getting close!  Same with verify...  ;_;
At high volumes, I sometimes notice the "LoAd" led's flashing.  I
wonder what that means.

>Also, since you are using a line level input, the tape in low/hi
> switch should be set to low.
You think?  I wondered about it.  Of course I have powered speakers,
but even without power, the sound card itself is putting out something
that seems hotter than line-level.  But I'm no expert!

Thanks for the info,

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