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by rocknpop
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Help with Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Help with Gotek Floppy Emulator

Hits hard, that’s a great addition. Yes, I found out about this AFTER I had installed the drive into the EX5. You have to flash the drive without it being connected to anything and I didn’t feel like removing 49 screws to do that. I think that the software you mention is not totally free and that I ...
by rocknpop
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: How to replace a key in an EX7
Replies: 1
Views: 281

How to replace a key in an EX7

Hi guys, as you know I have 2 Yamaha EXs - an EX5 and an EX7. Since the B2 key is broken in my EX5, I wanted to see if I could use my EX7 as a trial run for when I order the replacement key (albeit, I don't even know if the mechanisms are the same, but I wanted good practice). So here are my notes i...
by rocknpop
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Help with Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Help with Gotek Floppy Emulator

Just to close this out for posterity... I did not find anything available in Mac to 1) format the USB into 100 floppies or 2) to view and edit the files. THEREFORE, the only option was to either buy a PC or install Parallels or BootCamp in my Mac. So I did, and Parallels worked fine. I now have 3 US...
by rocknpop
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Yamaha EX5 & Yamaha EX7 Downloads
Topic: EX5Tech.co.uk Resource Site
Replies: 4
Views: 2426

Re: EX5Tech.co.uk Resource Site

This is great. Thank you so much for all the hard work, Derek and Jim. It's truly a wealth of resources that you guys have provided over the years. I still frequent the site and try to find new horizons of inspiration, whether it's through new patches or through the old archive's stories.
by rocknpop
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Why would someone buy a Motif XS instead of a MODX in 2020 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Why would someone buy a Motif XS instead of a MODX in 2020 ?

I bought a Yamaha EX5 and a Motif ES7 instead of a MODX or Montage. Why? - superior keybed as others mentioned (after touch, weight, and build quality) - EX5 has 4 synth engines vs. 2 in the MODX; the Motif ES7 was expanded with the PLG150 DX and AN cards - Quality to money ratio (in my opinion) is ...
by rocknpop
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Yamaha Motif Classic/ES/XS/XF
Topic: Help with slow to respond ES7
Replies: 0
Views: 756

Help with slow to respond ES7

Hi all, I have an ES7 that when I turn the dial, the screen takes time to catch up... it's like it's slowly thinking and catching up with the physical hardware. This is not an issue for example on my Yamaha EX5 that has an immediate response and you can see the voices changing rather quickly. Is the...
by rocknpop
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Help with Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Help with Gotek Floppy Emulator

Hm, more clearly put: I need to get a software that is able to read my USB and interpret it into 100 floppy drives
by rocknpop
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Help with Gotek Floppy Emulator
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Help with Gotek Floppy Emulator

I installed the drive properly in the EX5, looks great. However... I need to figure out how to make this work with my MacBook. All the installers available for the floppy emulator software to run the manager in your computer were made for PC. Is there anyone here who has figured this out in Macbook?...
by rocknpop
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Home Studio
Topic: Help with interface, converters, and digital-analog questions
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Help with interface, converters, and digital-analog questions

I recently added a few synths to my setup and I have a question about signal conversion and interfaces. This is my setup : - I have an Apollo Twin Duo Thunderbolt (only a stereo balanced +ADAT optical) - I also own a Digi003 console (but this has been superseded by the Apollo) - I’ve switched from P...
by rocknpop
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Studio is complete again! (Pics included)
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Studio is complete again! (Pics included)

Ha! I know... this is actually a problem, I need to revert back to being a minimalist to get more creative (as crazy as that sounds). I can only play one instrument at a time... so there is a constant prioritization between synths (Motif or the EXes) or the 12 guitars I have (through the Kemper)... ...
by rocknpop
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Studio is complete again! (Pics included)
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Studio is complete again! (Pics included)

Derek - sounds like you have more than enough keys to choose from! Wondering what your master keyboard is if you have one?
by rocknpop
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Studio is complete again! (Pics included)
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Studio is complete again! (Pics included)

Yes, sir! Love the Kemper. It has o be one of the best musical inventions of the century.
by rocknpop
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Studio is complete again! (Pics included)
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Studio is complete again! (Pics included)

Wanted to share a few pics of my updated studio with the keys I wanted. Thanks to Derek and Alex (“Floyd”) I’ve got an EX5/7 setup (#inspiration). You can also see the ES7 which will be the master controller since sadly the keybed of the ex5 is a bit clicks and no service shop wants to take this tas...
by rocknpop
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Pulled the trigger on an EX5 (AND an EX7)! Now I need help
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Pulled the trigger on an EX5 (AND an EX7)! Now I need help

Hi, To make full use of the EX5 you will need a floppy drive or some other form of media compatible with the SCSI interface. I used to use an IO Mega Zip drive, but many others had success with different PC Card interfaces. 95% of EX5 downloads will fit on a 1.44MB floppy, it is only the extended s...
by rocknpop
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Yamaha EX5 Forum - Also covers the EX7
Topic: Pulled the trigger on an EX5 (AND an EX7)! Now I need help
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Pulled the trigger on an EX5 (AND an EX7)! Now I need help

Hi guys, After owning a few in the past, I now bought an EX5 and an EX7 in the past week, for good, to keep! I do have questions though and would love your help. The EX5 I bought has the following upgrades: 1) EXID01 2) SCSI expansion board 3) maxed out EXFLM2. The board is in OK condition but I wou...